So, a little thought experiment. You’re an adult, and you’re only attracted to adults. A curse was placed on you when you were young because of something your parents did. The person who cursed you has died, but the curse is still in effect. You believe there is no way to lift the curse. The curse is: No one will ever consent to having sex with you, to having a relationship with you, to even kissing you. Not even if you pay them. But you do have good friends.
You don’t like the idea of hurting, raping, or sexually harassing anyone. How hard is it to decide to live a celibate life? Do you feel it’s dangerous for you to be around people?
This is how I feel as a paedophile. For me, the decision was easy.