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With many MAP-friendly organizations advocating for the destigmatization of minor attractions, it's important that people have accurate information about what this means. Our new blog post, Does stigmatizing pedophiles prevent abuse?, takes on a common misconception about MAP-centered stigma.
We've updated our donation process and it's now easier than ever to give to MAP Resources! Here are a few of the changes we've made:

- You can now donate using your credit card. This option utilizes Mastercard eGift Cards, so we never get access to your financial information. Unfortunately, this is only available to users in the United States at this time.

- Improving access to support for MAPs means supporting the organizations that provide it. Starting today, we will distribute a portion of every donation to causes that benefit MAPs.

To learn more or make a donation visit our Donate page.
Reporting on MAPs can be hard. Misinformation is rampant, and it's difficult to know where to start when looking for a story, as the challenges faced by MAPS are not widely understood. Our new Journalists page solves these issues by sharing resources to help MAP-friendly reporters through every step of the process, from selecting a topic to finding sources to working with experts to ensure accuracy.
Despite the limited number of support resources for MAPs, it's common for those who are just discovering their attractions or dealing with extreme levels of self-hatred to feel overwhelmed. Our Essential Resources page focuses on the basics, answering a few frequently-asked questions and sharing what we consider the most useful resources for MAPs in this situation. It's perfect for sharing with MAPs who just want to feel a little less alone.
You can now donate to MAP Resources on pixivFANBOX, which supports PayPal and allows recurring donations (to make a one-time donation, just cancel after subscribing).

To see all donation options, along with privacy information and details about our pledges to related causes, visit our Donate page.
Despite growing support options, many MAPs find that therapy is still out of reach. Causes range from financial barriers to limited local resources to a lack of knowledge that MAP-friendly therapists exist. Our new Find a Therapist page works to address this by providing more information about the therapy-related resources available in each country and worldwide, indicating which ones are available for free or online so users can make an informed decision. We've also added new resources, including counseling services and helplines, so more people can find support that meets their needs.
A big challenge of supporting MAPs is that it can be difficult to find resources that are focused enough to be useful to our users. That hasn't stopped us, though. Instead, when we can't find a usable resource, we create our own. Today, we're excited to officially launch guides, our line of resources for MAPs. Guides are built to meet the same standards as any other resource listed on MAP Resources, and we work alongside experts and members of the MAP community throughout the writing process.

We're only making our existing guides officially part of the lineup today, so you won't see any new content, but stay tuned, as we'll be adding more when necessary in the future.
As the end of the year approaches, we're thrilled to announce the new look for MAP Resources, created by Amaranta. Seeking support as a MAP is a process that often takes place behind locked doors and closed curtains, and we're honored that a growing number of MAPs allow us to be a part of such a hidden aspect of their lives. It is our hope that this new image, which you'll see used across our content, can symbolize their journey and remind people that they don't have to go through it alone.
🎄 MAPpy Holidays, everyone 🕎
If you're in a giving mood, there's still time to make a 2022 donation to MAP Resources! We offer several privacy-preserving donation options, and a portion of every donation goes to the organizations that provide the support resources we list.
New year, new ways to find support. In the past, our Archive allowed MAPs who weren't comfortable visiting our website to access a text-only list of resources. Today, we're expanding that option with the launch of MAP Resources Backups.

This new option, which replaces the Archive, allows anyone to download the files they need to view our website offline, with no tracking or chance of censorship. It's also perfect for anyone who doesn't want our URL in their browser history.

We'll be releasing updated backup files every 2 months, and making an announcement here when they're available to download. The December 2022 backup is now available, and you can access it at
We've previously written about the common mistakes people make when discussing minor attractions. Our new blog post, What is pedophilia?, focuses on accuracy, summarizing research on these widely-misunderstood attractions.
We've adjusted the settings on our Essential Resources page. It will no longer show up in viewers' browser history as "Help for Pedophiles"
It's been over a year since we launched our original Research Summary, and research-based information can now be found across our website. To reflect the growing distribution of studies and data in our content, we're excited to announce our updated Research page. Rather than trying to take on the impossible task of being a one-stop solution for our users' research needs, the new page instead helps each individual user find the specific resource that's best for them.
🖍️ Correction

In the past, we claimed that 75% (or "a majority") of mental health professionals wrongly believe that they are required to report non-offending MAPs. Upon further review, we have determined that this was a misinterpretation of the finding that 75% of mental health professionals would report MAPs who were at risk of offending in regions where reporting is optional.

Our website has been updated to more accurately state that 24% of mental health professionals would report a MAP who had never offended and did not want to. Please let us know if you find the old claim on any of our content going forward.
There's a widespread belief that pedophiles don't want professional support. Our latest blog post, Do pedophiles want help?, dives into history and research to demonstrate the high demand for such support and the MAP community's vital role in helping more people access it.
We have moved our Instructions for Reporting CSAM on Popular Platforms to be part of our website, enabling a more user-friendly layout and allowing us to make more regular updates going forward. We also added several platforms in the process. If there are other social media platforms you believe we should include, you can learn how to send feedback in the pinned post.
Our team is growing, and we want you on it!
MAP Resources is excited to announce that we have expanded our team for the first time, opening 3 new volunteer positions (with more being considered for the future). All positions have minimal time commitments (<1 hour per day) and are a great way to contribute to the future of support for MAPs.

Learn more and apply:
MAP Resources is excited to share our completely-redesigned Allies page. In addition to a new layout, you'll find the following improvements:
• Links to new informational sources to ensure accuracy
• An increased focus on supporting pro-MAP organizations
• Expanded information on effective allyship
• New tools for correcting misinformation online
The February 2023 MAP Resources Backup is now available. You can learn more and download the backup here:
An important part of our mission is giving MAPs the information they need to make informed decisions about their health. Our latest blog post, Therapy can be risky for pedophiles, achieves this by explaining the dangers MAPs face when pursuing professional support.