Honestly both Anti-Loli and Pro-Loli arguments are trash, simply due to the lack of research on pedophilia as a psychological phenomenom rather than a criminal one, as in, the act itself rather than the reasons for why someone becomes a pedo, although I'm gonna try to see another thing here, the Prevalence of Pedophilia.
Now a question for everyone in this thread, biologically speaking, when does a human should start having sexual attraction to another? I assume most of you will answer that biologically speaking it should happen when one is capable of having children, and when does this starts? Puberty, more specifically for girls 1 month after their first period.
So when exactly a boy and a girl starts puberty? It varies from person to person, but it's generally around the 10-12 range with common exceptions as young as 7 and as old as 14, now seeing that people is able to have children around the ages of 10-12, does that mean that sexual attraction to children of this age(note that it's not a PRIMARY or DOMINANT sexual attraction) is actually normal sexual behavior for humans? Maybe, I barely seen any research exploring the topic so I really cannot say, what we can do is look historically for answers tho, seeing the age of consent in different points of time.
Now when you look historically, you do not find much due to lack of research, not only that but until the 1800s age of consent was embedded with age of marriage, which does not stricly but is a good indicator of age of consumation(that is age of which niggas lose their virginity), which, from what I researched, is around the 7-14 year old range, 7 being the lowest and 10-12 being recommended, age of marriage that is, if we look at Colonial America also, lots of instances of people marrying children around that range. For the first age of consent laws separated from marriage, which began around the early 1800s, it was usually set at the 10-12 year old range as well, I think some of you are aware of the infamous Delaware age of consent set at 7 years old no?
There's also certain scientific researchs that I found, that I could not find the full papers, but bring interesting results:
"Hanson and Gluckman, who respectively head the Centre for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) at the University of Southampton, and the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, researched the age of puberty stretching back beyond the Stone Age.
They found that Paleolithic girls arrived at menarche - the first occurrence of menstruation - between seven and 13 years. This is a similar age to modern girls, which suggests that this is the evolutionarily determined age of puberty in girls."
As well as "A peer-reviewed scientific journal study (Behavior Therapy 26, 681-694, 1995), conducted by Kent State University, 1995 (Lori L. Oliver, Gordon C. Nagayama, Richard Hirschman) was conducted on a sample of normal (adult attracted) male volunteers using the "penile plethysmograph". The team carried out hundreds of tests exposing men to female adult and child images. 95% exhibited arousal to the female adult images. A staggering 88.7% exhibited arousal to the female child (less than 12 years old) images. Prior to the study, 80% of the participants claimed to have no attraction to children and all of them had no history of illegal or legal youth attracted behavior." If any of you could find those studies I be grateful.
Now does this mean attraction to 10-12 years olds is actually normal sexual behavior? I don't fucking know since there's not a lot of research put into it and I'm not a sexologist, it does indicates tho that people attracted to those age ranges are far more numbered than people imagine tho, which is rather concerning.
(Ye I know it's bad but the link from this newspaper to the research from the Uni leads to a dead page)
(it gives the sources so not as bad as one may think)
There was also a link to the full Decretum Gratiani that it stated the recommended age of marriage in Medieval Europe to be at 7 but I lost the link to it.