Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2012/10/15


Normal sexual behabior at 5 years

Good day, I am so worried!! this weekend we had a visitor who is my son''s neice, she is also 5 year old, so they play together. yesterday morning I cought them with their pants down, my son on top of her with an erect penis trying to kiss her!!

Now, I swear, not even once has my son seen or cought me and his dad having s*x, we make sure that they all my kids dont watch inappropriate movies or staff like that and so this act cought me off guard and suprised and embarassed!

I dont know how to adress it even.!

Expert's Reply



Difficult as it may be to believe this is not really sexual behaviour. Children of this age are very curious especially about the obvious differences between little boys and little girls.This leads to a certain amount of innocent interest which is a perfectly normal and natural stage of development. Try your very best not to make a fuss about this incident.

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Posted by: Purple | 2012/10/15

We recently had a psychologist specialising in sexual behaviour in pre-primary children give a talk at our school and apparently this is very common behaviour at this age.

We were told that it is best to tell the children that its not nice to do that and if someone suggests it to them that they should say no. Talk to them about their bodies being private.

Its important to talk to children about sex as those children who are aware of what sex and sexual behaviour is are more likely to say no when another child suggests games like this. Also, by the time they get to 7 or 8 - if they aren''t getting the infromation from you - they''re getting it from a classmate - who could be telling them nonsense.

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