My name is Todd E. Nickerson and I am a journalist and a celibate/non-offending pedophile. I wrote a couple of articles for Salon about myself and my favorite forum, Virtuous Pedophiles, and now I have a blog to expand on the issues I wrote about in the articles. I am a freelance artist and graphic designer, as well as an author of fiction (nothing published yet!) and nonfiction. I was born without my right hand. I love art, movies, books, science, philosophy, cooking and daydreaming. I live in West Tennessee.

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, thanks for sharing your insight. I think that having frank, open and honest discussion is desperately needed to break the cycle of sexual abuse. We need to change some of the beliefs that people hold about sexual abuse and pedophiles. I don’t want any one abused by anyone in any way shape or form. I agree that we need to teach pedophiles and victims of abuse that the label doesn’t guarantee that a person will abuse others. I think we also need to teach people stop focusing on what you don’t want and focus on what you do want. If you are afraid you might abuse some one focus then on being a non abuser. What would that look like? How would you act? What would your relationships be like?


    1. Hi, Deb! I completely agree with your point about focusing on the right things. The problem is that young people who are just realizing their sexual attraction to children are constantly bombarded with the message that they are a danger and it’s only a matter of time before they sexually abuse a child. This message can then become self-fulfilling prophecy because young pedophiles internalize that message and believe it. This is one of the main reasons I am doing what I’m doing. I want to spread the message far and wide that just because you have this sexuality does not mean you must act on it. That narrative is wrongheaded and dangerous and it needs to be challenged at every turn. Thanks for your comment!

      P.S. I see that you meant to post one message and probably submitted the first part accidentally, so I took the liberty of merging your replies into a single comment. I hope you don’t mind.


  2. Hi Todd, hope this finds you well. I am a theatre-maker and performer from UK and am currently writing a play about a young man who discovers he is sexually attracted to young children. Your blog has been super insightful into the world of virtuous paedophiles. I think your writing is extremely open and I am glad it is available for people who may be feeling isolated and in need of help and guidance. I would very much like to ask you a few things if its possible to chat via email? Many thanks!


  3. Hey there, I heard your interview on dublintalks this morning and just wondering if you have an email or if you could turn your DM’s on on twitter so that I could privately message you? I just followed you there, my handle is
    m yperhusic 🙂
    (P.s just so you know they’re dumbos on dublintalks..)


  4. I live in country were dangerous to be openly pedophile, and I very happy to read you story in Salon. Can I you support anonymously? Do you have Bitcoin address? Then put it on About page. Thanks.


  5. Hi Todd! I am writing a journalistic piece for one of my classes about how pedophilia relates to HIPAA and first amendment rights. I was wondering if you could please give me your thoughts on that? Thank you!


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