Sexual Behavior in Children: Warning Signs and Alarming Trends

Are problem sexual behaviors in children increasing? Or are they just being reported in greater numbers? In either case, we have a serious problem that can only get better if we recognize and address it. (And in fact, catching these problems early shows promising results! Keep reading…)

In this post, I will outline some of the major differences between normal and problem sexual behaviors in children. Then I will discuss the alarming trend of pornography-induced child-on-child sexual behaviors. Finally, I will explain who you should contact if your child has been a victim of sexual abuse.

What is normal sexual behavior in children?

Not all sexual behavior in children is a problem. Some types of sexual play are normal. Even very young kids are often curious about their own or another child’s body parts.

Here are some of the behaviors that are normal for kids:

Playing exploratory “doctor” games…

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