Pedophilic genius is a concept coined by American sexologist John Money, professor at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. He applied the term to girllover Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) and boylover J.M. Barrie. He used the term to refer to "artistic types who were stimulated to literary and artistic greatness as a result of their pedophilia". Others have subsequently used the term casually to refer to such pedophiles, or hebephiles, as Michael Jackson and Leonardo da Vinci.
"Pedophilia: A Special Instance of New Phylism Theory as Applied to Paraphilic Lovemaps," Money, J., in Pedophilia: Biosocial Dimensions, ed. Jay R. Feierman, Springer-Verlag, New York (1990) ISBN 0-387-97243-9.