When an adult man is sexually attracted to pubescent children and teens who are roughly between the ages of 11 to 14. This is different from pedophiles who are attracted to younger children. While some men are both pedophiles and hebephiles, they usually are in one camp or the other, with the majority of incarcerated offenders being hebephiles. A hebephile who cherishes 11-year old boys might find little arousing about the same boys at age sixteen, and nothing arousing about young children. Either way, being a hebephile or pedophile is seldom a choice. Research is showing there are specific issues with the brain that predisoposes a person to have these desires.