Our expert says:
It sounds as though there may be more talk among the kids in his class about sexual matters than is usual, and it might be worth calmly disussing this with his class teacher. But don't panic. It's not unusual for kids at this age to be curious and experimental, and to try out things they see or hear about, especially if there's encouragement from other kids. His initial explanation could well be true, and retracted only because he'd feel foolish if you discussed this with his prrincipal. And he'd be angry because he felt embarrassed. I doubt that this is any evidence that he is gay --- some kids are, but this is not typical behaviour revealing that. As Sg wisely points out, a severe over-reaction on your part may be more damaging to him than whatever ( and it may be very little, in fact ) underlies this specific event
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