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    Is there any particular term equivalent to ' teacher-student love affairs ' ?

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    Default Re: teacher-student love

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Is there any particular term equivalent to ' teacher-student love affairs ' ?
    Illegal, unethical, and immoral liaisons?

    :wink:

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    Well, a teacher can fall in love with his student. What's wrong with that. Come on :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Is there any particular term equivalent to ' teacher-student love affairs ' ?

    It's taboo. In most, if not all cultures, taboo words are rarely spoken if spoken at all, so I can see why there are no terms, not even one, equivalent to 'teacher-student love affairs'.


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    Then " teacher-student love affairs " is the only option :) what a concocted word then :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Well, a teacher can fall in love with his student. What's wrong with that. Come on :)
    I suppose one could say there is nothing "wrong" with that. The wrong is in acting on such feelings. In almost all cases the teacher is the one with the authority and prestige. The teacher is taking advantage of an unequal relationship. One can argue that the student can benefit from such a relationship (in the same way a student can benefit from cheating on a test), but at the very least it is unfair to all the other students.

    (My two cents.)


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    It depends very much on the age. There are also ethical questions if the teacher is also grading the students. There are cases where sexual favours have been asked for or offered for results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Is there any particular term equivalent to ' teacher-student love affairs ' ?
    The term you are looking for is "didactolagnia," from Greek words didaktos, "taught" (from didaskein, teach) and lagneia, "lust."

    Cf. matrolagnia, incestous desire for mother; for a father, patrolagnia; for a daughter, thygatrilagnia, etc.

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    Default Re: teacher-student love

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Epstein
    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Is there any particular term equivalent to ' teacher-student love affairs ' ?
    The term you are looking for is "didactolagnia," from Greek words didaktos, "taught" (from didaskein, teach) and lagneia, "lust."

    Cf. matrolagnia, incestous desire for mother; for a father, patrolagnia; for a daughter, thygatrilagnia, etc.
    Now that's cool :D

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    Too tough a word :). Not available in several dics :P

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