Archive for the Childhood Sexual Behavior Category

The Importance of Adult Reactions

Because so much of childhood sexual behavior is normal exploration, an important dimension of learning sexual health as a boy is the reaction of important adults to the sex behavior. In your life, do you remember parents reacting in a positiv.. Read More

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Observed Childhood Sexual Behaviors

Touches genitals when in public places Masturbates with hand Draws genitals when drawing pictures of people Touches or tries to touch women’s breasts (e.g., mother, aunt) Masturbates with toy or object (blanket, pillow, plastic toy) .. Read More

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What Is Natural and Healthy Sexual Behavior for Children?

Children are curious, exploratory, and mimic adults. While some adults want to believe that children are not sexual—that is, curious about their bodies, genitals, physical pleasure, other kids and their bodies, adults and their bodies—the resea.. Read More

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Sex Behaviors of 6- to 12-Year-Old Boys

For boys aged 6–12 years old, overt sexual behaviors decline from young childhood. Between the ages of 6 and 9, the common sexual behaviors are: (a) touching his penis or anus at home (40%) and (b) trying to look at people when they are nude or und.. Read More

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Sex Behaviors of 2- to 5-Year-Old Boys

The commonly reported sexual behaviors of boys aged 2–5 are (a) touching his penis or anus at home (60%); (b) touching or trying to touch his mother’s or another woman’s breasts (42%); (c) standing too close to people (29%); (d) touching his pe.. Read More

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