In an interview with Katie Couric, Stephen Collins states that he is not a pedophile.
A pedophile is someone who is mainly or wholly attracted to children. I’m not. I had a distortion in my thinking where I acted out in those ways. But I’m absolutely not attracted, physically or sexually attracted to children. I’m just not.
Couric follows up by asking what Collins then considers his pathology.
I think I’m someone who gave in, several times, to exhibitionistic urges. Someone who had big boundary issues as a young man and beyond that…to an extent.