Child savers

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Child savers are (usually) misguided and highly moralistic sexophobes and antisexuals who have made it their cause to "save children" from any possible exposure to sex or sexuality.

Many books and articles are available which demonstrate that attempting to "save" children from "the harms of sex" actually create many more problems than any actual sexual activity engaged in would.[1]

For a (somewhat biased) review of part of the problem, see the article whose abstract is given here:[2]

ABSTRACT: Child sexual abuse is immoral and should be condemned. However, equally immoral is the activity perpetrated by "child savers." These are professionals who, in their zeal to protect alleged child and adult victims of child sexual abuse, adversely impact the lives of individuals and families. The primary purpose of this paper is to provide a set of indicators which should alert practitioners that they are in the presence of these professionals. A second purpose is to recommend alternative ways for social workers and the profession to deal with child savers.

An article from the British Criminology Conference: Selected Proceedings. Volume 3. Papers from the British Society of Criminology Conference, Liverpool, July 1999.[3]

'The Devil Goes Abroad': The Export of the Ritual Abuse Moral Panic by Mary deYoung


This paper analyses the ideological recruitment of international child-savers into the controversial satanic ritual abuse moral panic. It examines the discourse of a cadre of American child-savers that has acted as the primary interest group in inciting the moral panic in the United States and spreading it abroad, and reveals how this discourse found three "points of resonance" through which panic discourse could be appropriated. The paper argues that when so appropriated, panic discourse has both ideological and material effects,

that is, it influences participants to think and act in ways that reassert and protect the dominant values and interests that purportedly are being undermined by the moral panic's folk devils.


  1. Levine, Judith, (2002 ). Harmful to minors: the perils of protecting children from sex. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis, MN. And a shoutout to drkaren dot com (a sex therapist) for providing the details in response to a duckduckgo search, not realizing, or forgetting, that there's an article on it here.
  2. IPT Journal - "Identifying and Dealing with 'Child Savers'" Retrieved September 25, 2018
  3. 'The Devil Goes Abroad': The Export of the Ritual Abuse Moral Panic Retrieved September 25, 2018

See also

Harmful to Minors (book)
The Trauma Myth (book)

External links The most comprehensive website in the world dealing with the question of adult-child sexual activity Male Homosexuals Attracted to Minors website - answers to common questions about men attracted to boys, and a review of research which exists on the question of sexual activity by young people with adults. "A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples," Psychological Bulletin, 124(1), 22 *:"Many lay persons and professionals believe that child sexual abuse (CSA) causes intense harm, regardless of gender, pervasively..."