ch 6-7 sex

ch 6-7 sex - Masturbation and Permission to Feel Pleasure...

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Masturbation and Permission to Feel Pleasure * Many people were raised to believe that masturbation was a shameful thing to do * It's actually healthy * Negative adult reactions to it cause sexual anxiety and general problems * A negative attitude becomes associated with feelings of sexual pleasure * When children reach adolescence, they come to the realization that masturbation is a sexual activity * Children need to know that masturbation is natural, but should also be done in private Children acting out as red flags for sexual behavior * If a child becomes seemingly obsessed with a certain sexual behavior, there may be a problem, but it depends on the context Family nudity * All styles of nudity can result in a sexually healthy child (generally naked all the time, only in certain contexts, or none at all) * The basic guidelines are to accept and respect a child's nudity, not to punish a child's encounters with adult nudity or intimacy, and to respect a child's need for privacy Expressing affection * All children need freely given physical affection from loved ones * children should be told in a nice way what type of adult touching is good and bad * Great detail is not necessary * We should listen to and trust children Psychosexual development * 9-10 hormones begin to release caused by the hypothalamus gonadotrophics) * female puberty: acne, underarm hair, breast development, rounded body contours, pubic hair, enlargement of uterus, lit, and labia, menstruation
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