When my oldest daughter was about 13 years of age, I started to question whether she was thinking about boys, and sex, and the whole enchilada. I raised my children in a highly sexualized culture not by choice and because of this, their sexual knowledge was a lot more advanced than many kids their age, living in developed countries. When I say that my culture is highly more sexual, what I mean is that sex is on every corner, literally. My daughter could step out of the house and right in front of her she would see a foreigner and a local discussing the value of the previous night or night to come.
Recently, we posted an article about moving past shame and talking to kids about masturbation. So why are we posting an additional article focusing on talking to our daughters about masturbation? Let me answer that question with a question: Why do we get so worried when our daughters masturbate?
Q We have a four-and-a-half year old daughter who is lively, intelligent and friendly and she gets on great with her little sister. Sometimes she can be a little nervous at times or want things done a particular way, though this is nothing unusual. The concern I have is around masturbation.