Some sexual offenders are female and these may be classified into several types.

By herself based on a role:

(1) nurturer or caregiver

(2) teacher or other authority role: often believes that there is a consensual relationship


By herself not necessarily based on a role:

(1) traditional pedophile looking for sexual gratification (similar to male pedophile)

(2) psychosis or other psychiatric disturbance

(3) experimentation or curiosity


Together with a male:

(1) willing without coercion

(2) coerced: often in an abusive relationship and may involve own children

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