Our expert says:
As you may know, it is normal for little boys to have erections from birth - this is not adult sexual arousal. It is also normal for children to experience pleasure through touching their genitals - this is a sign that their sexual anatomy works despite them not being 'ready' to be sexual. I am wondering what magazines he is looking at when he has an erection - if it is inappropriate content (i.e. adult magazine) then he should not have access to this as a child. If it is a normal woman's magazine, then try not to make him feel bad about his body/sexual response, but do try to explain to him your values in an indirect way (e.g. isn't she beautiful, I wonder what kind of a person she is? We don't only like the way people look, we care about what they are like inside). He really is too young to even understand this, so try no to worry too much, this can come in time, but do try to discuss his body, his response, sexuality in an open/non-threatening way into the future...
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