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syndicated from A MAP In Love

This journal entry is the opinion of the author, and not an official position of MEDAL.

This piece was originally written on Jan 2, 2023.

I joined the MAP community as a young, naive, teen. I was hopelessly in love with little girls and the prospect of a lifetime of loneliness seemed inevitable and devastating. I had radical ideas of legalizing relationships between adults and tween girls and looked for ways to be able to spend time with them. I knew nothing about this orientation, and I hated the idea that I was a pedophile, and went through the 5 Stages of MAP Grief.

Over the years, I’ve met a lot of people who have guided me, and inspired me to reflect philosophically on minor-attraction. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and about human nature. I’ve had many MAPs confide in me for comfort and advice. And I don’t know how I do it; I’m hardly a great communicator. But the right words just always seem to come to me. And every time I help another MAP, I’m so fulfilled. I finally found my purpose in life. I’m still on this MAP journey, myself. Still learning. I believe I can take this experience, and use it for good in this world. The MAP community is where I belong. And helping people with this orientation is my ministry.

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