Article in Prestigious Scientific Journal by Riegel on Boyhood Psychosexual Development is Described by Editor as "Thought-Provoking"

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A new article by independent researcher David. L Riegel on the controversial issues of the psychosexual development of boys has been published in International Journal of Sexual Health 23 (1). Dr. Coleman, the editor, has described the article as "thought-provoking" and has called on the academic community to submit commentaries.

The January 2011 issue of a prestigious scientific journal includes an article by independent researcher David L .Riegel on the psychosexual development of boys. International Journal of Sexual Health, the official journal of the World Association for Sexual Health, is edited by Dr. Eli Coleman, who is Chair of Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota, and also a consultant on sexual health to the World Health Organization. Dr. Coleman, in a separate "Editor's Note," has described the article as "rigorously peer-reviewed" and "thought-provoking," and has called on the academic community to submit formal commentaries which would be published in a future issue of the journal.

Building on works by Dr. Paul Wilson of Bond University in Queensland, Australia, Dr. Richard Green of Cambridge University, UK, Dr. Bruce Rind, whose 1998 meta-analysis is considered a landmark, Judith Levine, who wrote Harmful to Minors, and many others, the article unapologetically confronts academic and public intransigence regarding the open consideration of the well documented sexual tendencies of children in general, and boys in particular. Hot-button issues such as innocence, attractions, the Internet, voluntary relationships, and assumed harm are forthrightly addressed, and some sixty authors and works are quoted and/or cited. [The article may be read at

In November of 2010, Anderson Cooper of CNN aired an exposé of The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure by Philip Greaves, a controversial e-book published by, which in short order was taken off line. In a subsequent broadcast, Cooper took issue with various other books that he claimed were "peddling pedophilia," with the result that Amazon delisted an assortment of books by a variety of authors, including one of Riegel's that they had carried for ten years. Riegel feels that the previous and current publishing in scientific journals of his essays, as well as the prior long term listing of his paperbacks by Amazon, calls into question what would seem to be an unreasoned "moral panic" overreaction in both the Cooper broadcasts and the Amazon delisting.

More information on Riegel, his research and his various outreaches, as well as [a link to his current article and] contact information, is available at

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