Our expert says:
Sounds like you have a normal and healthy young girl. And congratulations that you have formed such a good relationship with her that she feels able to talk about these things with you. The safest safeguard she can have as she grows up, will be this frank relationship with you.
Kids are maturing sexually earlier than they did 20 or 40 years ago. Chat with her about the problems she faces, including how to continue saying NO when she knows this is the right thing to do, how to withstand peer pressure.
Help her to feel confident about herself, and not to feel she needs to bribe boys to notice her or like her.
And don't worry about masturbation, which is entirely normal and harmless - it's guilt about masturbating that is much more troublesome. But of course she needs to know it's a private thing.
And as maia says, continue these disussions about the realities and facts of sex.
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