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Chapter 11 Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence
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Infancy (0 to 2 Years) Self-stimulation - infants have been observed fondling their own genitals. Infant-infant sexual encounters - may kiss, hug, pat, stroke and gaze at each other. Nongenital sensual experiences: Sucking on a mother’s breasts Sucking on his or her own fingers Being cuddle or rocked can also be sensuous.
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Infancy (0 to 2 Years) Attachment - psychological bond that forms between an infant and the mother, father, or other caregiver. Knowing about boy/girl differences: At first infants think the difference between girls an boys is a matter of clothes or haircuts. By age 3 there is increasing interest in the genitals of other children.
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Early Childhood (3 to 7 Years) Masturbation Learns that masturbation is something that one does in private Heterosexual behavior “Playing doctor” can be popular. Same-gender sexual behavior Sexual play with members of one’s own gender may be more common than sexual play with members of the other gender.
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Early Childhood (3 to 7 Years) Sex knowledge and interests Begins to have notion of genital differences between males and females Enjoys hugging and kissing parents Becomes more modest at age 5 Restriction on conversation about sex comes at precisely the same time child is becoming more aware of, and curious about, sexuality.
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