But experts agree that it is totally normal and even healthy for young children to do this, much like adults. They just know that it feels good. The resulting release of hormones and neurotransmitters can reduce stress, increase relaxation, encourage restful sleep, improve mood, and reduce sexual tension. In other words, masturbation at a certain age is essentially children discovering how their bodies work.
What is masturbation?
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Masturbating has always seemed to be acceptable for boys, but less commonly discussed among girls. Is it normal for girls to masturbate and are there any health consequences? I am a girl who accidentally discovered how to masturbate when I was quite young and continued it on and off afterwards, should I be worried about this? Will this affect my future sexual experience? Hi there, and thanks for bringing up this really important topic. Masturbation is when a person touches their own genitals for sexual arousal and pleasure, and often leads to orgasm.
Harsh Truth #1: Kids Will Explore Their Genitals Sooner Than Parents Expect
Parents are generally unprepared for how much a child will touch, grab, pull, poke and probe their own genitals. And the reason they are unprepared is that it happens far sooner than most expect. The problem with all of this is that most adults lack the proper context to address the issue in any kind of reasonable way. Kids exploring their own bodies is tangled up in millennia of baggage and hang-ups about sex. That puts parents on edge, and when parents on edge they may resort to shame or anger to stop a practice they consider abnormal or even immoral. But the harsh truth is that a child who masturbates is neither immoral or abnormal. They are just a kid.
Join now to personalize. Should I talk to her about it or ignore it??? Answer this question. Toddlers masturbate for the same reason that older children do: It feels good! Learn how to handle it.