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Ok this may really seem gross to some of u..but im really curious.. I know its common among teens to do that..but i have seen some kids also aged 10 or 9 doing it... So...is it because maybe those particular kids maybe exposed to sexual content and they come to know about such stuff and so kids like them more often masturbate than kids who arent exposed to sexual content.? But still there are some kids who are younger than this age and arent exposed to any such kind of content but still masturbate?? :confused::confused:
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Children touch themselves yes... but that doesn't mean its an inherently sexual thing. It usually isn't. I touched my genitals when I was a child but it wasn't because it felt good sexually, I didn't get the same sensations from it as I do now when I do it to orgasm... it was more a curiosity and comfort thing.
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Of course they do - it feels nice. They usually pick up / are told not to do it, but that just means it happens more in private.
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Yes, children masturbate, for exactly the same reasons adults do - it feels nice. Children naturally explore their bodies - you might have seen babies gazing fascinatedly at their fingers - and that includes their genitalia. If a child discovers that touching their genitalia feels nice, they're likely to touch their genitalia again.

I'm not massively informed on the topic (the above paragraph represents basically all I know), but I do know that young infants have been observed masturbating, and that it's a normal part of sexual development that isn't necessarily linked to overexposure to sexualised material (though under some circumstances it can be indicative of abuse or stress, this is NOT the norm).

There's a fair amount of information on the 'net about this, mainly aimed at parents who have seen their children masturbating and are confused/concerned. A good page is here: http://www.healthychildren.org/Engli...turbation.aspx - and you can find more by googling childhood masturbation.
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Most children biologicly dont masturbate till they get 12, some of them do it earlier, for example u have kids whos puberty starts premature at 9 or 10, and second of all they could be prematurly stimulated, by friends ( often a few years older ) or an parent or an older brother/sister wich for example leave porn books laying around and the child finds them,,

On the web i know one woman, who claims thats she fingererd herself till an orgasme at the age of 9....
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Depends when they hit puberty really and realise it feels nice. But most people including myself used to put their hands down their pants naturally to unconsciously play with themselves but not for any sexual reason. I still do tend to put my hand down my pants whilst watching tv alone and not realise < that probably sounds weird.

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It's really common for children to masturbate prior to reaching puberty - way before 12. When I was reading about it prior to my previous post I found a mention of male foetuses observed masturbating in utero. (Not sure why the article specified male though.)
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(Original post by Mathsismylife)
Ok this may really seem gross to some of u..but im really curious.. I know its common among teens to do that..but i have seen some kids also aged 10 or 9 doing it... So...is it because maybe those particular kids maybe exposed to sexual content and they come to know about such stuff and so kids like them more often masturbate than kids who arent exposed to sexual content.? But still there are some kids who are younger than this age and arent exposed to any such kind of content but still masturbate?? :confused::confused:
its nothing to do with sexual content, its a natural stage of development. its known as the phallic stage- where young children begin to understand male and female and are curious about their genitals. little boys tend to be more obvious at this stage than girls- you see a lot of little boys fiddling with themselves down their pants (some girls do too, but you tend to notice more boys doing it)

heres some info on the stages of psychosexual development- http://psychology.about.com/od/theor...exualdev_4.htm
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It's a lot harder to notice girls squeezing their thighs together...
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I started masturbating at a very young age and it wasn't necessarily over anything; it just felt good, haha. I started masturbating so early that I'd feel the orgasm but no *** would come out because I hadn't even hit puberty (although I did hit puberty at about 10). Probably started experimenting with masturbation at about 7 though, I use to think there was something wrong with me

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I started to masturbate before puberty... Even i thought something was wrong with me.. It felt really good. Am still addicted to it ..
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Some do, some don't. I never did until 15-16 but I slept completely naked with a friend because we played family and he was a husband and I was you can have a guess when we were like 10-11 years old :teehee:
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As someone who is into kink I used to touch my genitals sometimes when I'd watched a Disney film with BDSM overtones or played games with other kids in which I was a captured princess. I definitely remember thinking that I was weird. As I grew older and more sexual, my thoughts about BDSM became more sexual too. It all seemed so innocent but I distinctly remember my masturbation habits as a child being connected to those fantasies.
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Ha, yes, the episode of Captain Scarlet where he's captured and chained up with one of the Angels in a castle dungeon did it for me when I was about six or seven.
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I started at 6...
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me too
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I was 5. My mom was uber religious and tried shaming me for it. For whatever reason, mainly because I remember orgasming at a young age, I didn't care. Haven't stopped for anyone or anything since. I just got better at locking the door.I wasn't exsposed to porn until I was a teenager and even that hasn't changed my preferences or behavior. Although it may for some..
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