I would like to explain what I just discovered
about myself and masturbating. As a small child
I was not given any love, or affection from my
parents. They never held me, they never talked
much with me. I was ignored and when in trouble I
would be given the "silent treatment" - they wouldn't
talk to me for 4 or 5 days at a time.
I used to masturbate from a very young age - 4 or
5. I still do and have now discovered why. It's
called self soothing. I learned that I could
make myself feel good when no one around me was doing
so. Even now - when I get upset or anxious or
even very discouraged over something, my hand heads
right down to touch myself.
Now that I'm conscious of what I'm doing and why
I can control it.
This may be the problem with your child. If so
it is completely normal for her and doesn't necessarily
mean that she was molested or touched by others.
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