Sexual Behaviors Associated with the Stages of Childhood Development

Sexual Behaviors Associated with the Stages of Childhood Development

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Sexual Behaviors Associated with the Stages of Childhood Development One’s sexual behavior is an integral part of their life. These behaviors have been known to be expressed all through one’s life. Although many individuals perceive that an individual’s sexual behavior begins in the young adulthood stage, studies and research have shown that one’s sexual behavior is expressed in the infancy, early childhood, preadolescence, and adolescence stages. Infancy Males are born with erections and have erections during the first few weeks (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Evidences have reported that girls have vaginal lubrication and genital swelling (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Additionally, pelvic thrusting has been observed in infant humans and some infants seem to be capable of sexual responses that resemble orgasms (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Early Childhood Similar with infancy, masturbation is typical for young children and orgasms usually occur about the second year of the child’s life (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Additionally; as in the infancy stage, young children express curiosity about sexual anatomy of
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2010 for the course PSY/265 PSY/265 taught by Professor Axiacollege during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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