PSY265childsexualbehavior

PSY265childsexualbehavior - During the preadolescent stage...

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CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR Childhood Development and Sexual Behavior University of Phoenix PSY/265
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CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR During the infant stage, the sexual behavior can develop early for males as a fetus. It has been known that the male fetuses have erections. As infants that might get pleasure from sucking fingers or whatever fits into their mouth. When a male infant gets a diaper change, the infant may get little excited when the genitals are touched. During the early childhood years, the child will start to wonder about other children bodies. During the ages of 3 and 4 years old, you will commonly see them express their affection through kissing. At the time they will begin to explore and touch their genitals. At times when they begin to notice other children's body parts, they might become interested in playing some sort of games like “doctor”. You will see most of the “game playing” going on in the later years of a child’s growing stage.
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Unformatted text preview: During the preadolescent stage, the children will typically form a relationships such as “best friends” where they can tell secrets. The Preadolescents can tend to socialize with larger group of friends. A preadolescent tends to socialize with older children and gradually enter into puberty. In times the preadolescents may tend to hang out with same-sex groups and then gradually heterosexuality tend to take place in some preteens. In adolescence, it is a bounded at the beginning of puberty and end by when the adult takes responsibilities. It has been known that when they reproduce, their child may be taller than themselves as an adult. In adolescents, they have a sex drive that is heightened by surges of the sex hormones. One of the main sexual behaviors that can identified, is masturbation. In masturbation it can takes place with either a male or a female. Reference – Psy/265 text, week7, reading2...
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