Week 7 - PSY 265 - CheckPoint - Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior

Week 7 - PSY 265 - CheckPoint - Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior

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Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior 1 CheckPoint: Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior 1. Ronda White PSY/265 November 5, 2010 Professor, Lisa Tobler
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Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior 2 Sexual behavior is a natural facet of one’s life. Sexual behavior typically begins while one is an infant and continues to develop from there. For males, it is possible to develop erections prior to their birth, while females may experience swelling and lubrication at this stage, as well. In this capacity, infants can start masturbation as early as six months of age, while pelvic thrusting may occur as early as eight months (Nevid, Rathus & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). As such, it is certainly normal for sexual behavior to occur in one’s childhood. The preadolescence stage takes place between the ages of nine and 12. In this stage, masturbation is how sexual behavior expresses itself. This sexual curiosity will continue to develop within this stage and may involve male to female or even same-sex
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Week 7 - PSY 265 - CheckPoint - Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior

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