A 29-year-old female asked:
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my step son intentionally exposed himself in the bathroom at camp to other children. he was embarrassed when confronted. why did he do this?

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Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
How old is he?: How old is he? If persistent have him see an md.
Answered on Aug 23, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Incomplete question: If he is about the same age as the other kids, and under 6-8, this might be considered innocent exploratory play. If, as I suspect, he is older than those kids by more than 2 years, it is more worrisome and suggests prior sexual activity/exploitation in some venue. He may be precocious or could have been a victim.Time for a consultation with your doc and referral for counseling.
Answered on Sep 22, 2015

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