Girl love A framework for consensual and responsible relationships between adults and prepubescent or peripubescent girls.
MAA (aka Minor Attracted Adult) This term is widely used. The consensus definition is that the term applies to anyone with sexual attraction to persons below the age of majority. Realistically, this describes a very large percentage of all men, rending the term nearly useless. Some times MAA is taken to mean Minor Attracted Adolescent and as such it indicates an adolescent boy attracted to girls at least five years younger than himself. The GVGL thinks this term is too vague.
MAI (aka Minor Attracted Individual) This term has come into use on girl love forums over the past months. It’s an effort to find one term that can be equally applied to Minor Attracted Adults and Minor Attracted Adolescents. The GVGL thinks this term is an improvement over MAA, but he still think the term is too vague.
MAP (aka Minor Attracted Person) A slight variation on MAI. The GVGL’s comments about MAI apply here also.
Pedophile There is so little agreement on the meaning of this term that to use it without explicitly defining it is foolish. See the Not a pedophile post for a longer discussion.
Hebephile (aka Ephebephile) Like pedophile, but with the attraction geared towards adolescents.
Nepiophile (aka Infantophile) Like pedophile, but with the attraction geared towards the very young. The age range is considered birth to about four years old. Casually it’s those people with a sexual attraction to infants and toddlers. This term is not widely used.
Pedosexual From the Not a pedophile page: An adult with an attraction to children that is comparable to or exceeds their attraction to adolescents or adults. The attraction in the definition covers the full aesthetic, romantic, and sexual attraction. Pedosexuals fall in love with children.
Hebesexual An adult with an attraction to adolescents that is comparable to or exceeds their attraction to children or adults. The attraction in the definition covers the full aesthetic, romantic, and sexual attraction. Hebesexuals fall in love with adolescents.
Nepisexual An adult with an attraction to infants or toddlers that is comparable to or exceeds their attraction to children, adolescents, or adults. The attraction in the definition covers the full aesthetic, romantic, and sexual attraction. Nepisexuals fall in love with infants or toddlers. This term is rarely used.
Children Girls who have not experienced menarche, the first menstrual bleeding, which occurs on average at 12.5 years.
Adolescents Girls who have experienced menarche but have not yet reached the age of majority, which is usually 18 years.
Minor A female below the age of majority.
Adult A female at or past the age of majority.
The terms in this subsection have little use to the GVGL.
Prepubescent Corresponds to Tanner Stage I. Marks the time when a girl is completely free of pubic hair (except fine peach fuzz) and is completely flat-chested. Approximate ages birth to 10 years.
Peripubescent Corresponds to Tanner Stages II-IV. The midst of puberty.
Pubescent Corresponds to Tanner Stage V, Marks the attainment of the full adult breast contour and the spread of pubic hair to the medial surface of the thighs. Approximate age 16 years. The GVGL considers pubescent females to be women no matter what their chronological is.
(For more information on the stages of puberty, see the Wikipedia article on Tanner Stages.)