I recently asked a question, now deleted, about whether or not pedophilia can be considered a sexual orientation.
(It asked "Is pedophilia a sexual orientation?" and received an answer that used certain definitions to show that sexual orientation did not include pedophilia. The claim itself was not addressed.)
It's based on a notable claim that pedophilia is the equivalent of heterosexuality or homosexuality.
I had thought the claim was pretty clear-cut, however some people took this as an issue of definitions and semantics.
The only answer to the question doesn't answer the question I wanted to ask, at all. I can admit that was a problem with my wording of the question. I have an proposed edit, although I have been told that it would be unacceptable to edit the question after it has been answered.
I'm pretty sure that is policy, although I can't find that written anywhere.
So, what should I do in this case? The question I want to ask is much closer to "Can pedophilia be considered equivalent to heterosexuality and/or homosexuality?".
That is much closer to the actual claim and would yield answers showing studies in support of or against the claim, rather than quoting from definitions (which do not address the claim).
So, what can I do here? Should I post a new question clarifying what I mean?
Surely editing an existing question to clarify meaning is preferable to posting a new, very similar yet distinctly different question?