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Toddler Masturbation (Overview)

Toddler masturbation is a symptom in which a toddler (1-2 year old child) plays with his private parts (genitals) between his legs.


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How do I stop my toddler from masturbating?

How do I stop my toddler from masturbating?

It's normal.: Masturbation is normal, so you can't stop it. You can set limits on when and where it occurs. For example, "i know it feels good to touch your privates, but that is something that you do when you are alone in your bedroom." if he persists, gently guide him to his room. Be consistent, not condemning. Discuss excessive masturbation with your doctor, it can be a sign of abuse. ...Read more

Toddler Masturbation (Overview)

Toddler masturbation is a symptom in which a toddler (1-2 year old child) plays with his private parts (genitals) between his legs.


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My teen just admitted to me that she had been masturbating in the presence of my toddler for about 4 years. No sexual intent towards the toddler (no touching, forcing to join etc). Could this have caused my toddlers language delay?

My teen just admitted to me that she had been masturbating in the presence of my toddler for about 4 years. No sexual intent towards the toddler (no touching, forcing to join etc). Could this have caused my toddlers language delay?

How old?: If this started when the toddler was an infant & is now just 4, it is likely confusing but not the cause of a language delay. Infants and toddlers don't attach the sexuality, taboo or shame that adults do to masturbation. They can be curious and confused, but the language delay is likely not based on this series of exposures. The teen need some significant counselling & the family may also. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Keep medications out of reach of children
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Look for small objects that can be swallowed and put them out of reach
once
Keep your pediatrician's number handy
once
Don't hit or use bad words in front of the child. Toddlers mimic!
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Did this cause speech delay? My teen would masturbate in bed next to my toddler (no sexual intent)and wouldn't let tod go to living room If asked

Did this cause speech delay? My teen would masturbate in bed next to my toddler (no sexual intent)and wouldn't let tod go to living room If asked

Might contribute: This is a highly pathological family situation. This particular kind of event isn't likely to cause speech delay, but the overall horrible situation in the family certainly could contribute to it. You need to discuss this frankly with the toddler's pediatrician. Good luck to all concerned, especially your kids. ...Read more

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My 3 years child masturbates. What should I do?

My 3 years child masturbates. What should I do?

Distract: This is a common thing. It is not sexual but a self consoling activity. Distracting him and teaching other consoling mechanisms is better than trying to punish or embarrass him. The latter will result in shame and guilt and could have unwanted consequences. Talk to your pediatrician or a behavior specialist on how to further manage this. Good luck. Jp. ...Read more

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Aging Gracefully (Checklist)

Stay socially connected
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Maintain a healthy diet and exercise
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Get a yearly physical
yearly
Take good care of your physical appearance
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Since child till now, 20th, I used to masturbate with a strong shower faucet on my clitoris. Is it has bad effect? I now had vaginitis, is it the cause?

Since child till now, 20th, I used to masturbate with a strong shower faucet on my clitoris. Is it has bad effect? I now had vaginitis, is it the cause?

Possibly: Spraying water into the vagina may actually promote infection. It changes the bacterial colonization in the vagina, changing the acidity and allowing for a change in the organisms that keep the vagina stable. ...Read more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
once
Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
monthly
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Is it natural for toddlers to masturbate?

Is it natural for toddlers to masturbate?

Yes: They are exploring their bodies and the new sensations they feel. Totally harmless. ...Read more

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How should you explain masturbation to a child when he or she asks?

How should you explain masturbation to a child when he or she asks?

Good idea to wait: Until and if child actually asks. You can then tell child that some people enjoy playing with their genitalia because it feels nice. Girls should be advised only to rub or stroke the clitoris and avoid inserting finger or objects into vagina. Older, postpubertal girls can be told about dildos, again only if asked. Boys can be told that masturbation ejaculation occuirs only after puberty. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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Does masturbating daily reduces your sexual ability to have a healthy child and satisfied patner?

Does masturbating daily reduces your sexual ability to have a healthy child and satisfied patner?

No: Whoever told you this is misinformed or trying to manipulate you. Almost all men your age do it several times a week. It lets you focus on the things you need to do, keeps you physically comfortable, & lets you learn about your mind & body to prepare you for marriage. Vary your grip; if it's always tight it may be harder to adjust to vaginal intercourse. Won't affect junior at all. Cheers. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, as communication is important
weekly
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
Yearly
Meet with a psychologist
Weekly
If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
Monthly
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I'm a 24 year old guy who is masturbating from past six years alternate days. Will I be able to produce child with my wife after marriage.

I'm a 24 year old guy who is masturbating from past six years alternate days. Will I be able to produce child with my wife after marriage.

No problem: Masturbating will not affect your childbearing later in life. It is a normal healthy activity. You will not do damage or run out of sperm. ...Read more

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Iam masturbate twice a week/month. It will affect to get a health child in future. What are the foods have eats to increase the semen count.?

Iam masturbate twice a week/month. It will affect to get a health child in future. What are the foods have eats to increase the semen count.?

No effect.: It will not alter/impact fertility in the future. There is no specific diet/foods, other than a generally nutritious and healthy one ideally, that will significantly impact sperm count. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

Measure your child's glycated haemoglobin every three months
monthly
Measure your child's blood sugar daily
daily
Make sure your child eats high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and limit simple sugars
daily
Your child should be active daily, as exercise increases insulin sensitivity
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Helping your Child through College (Checklist)

Make a pre-college physical with their doctor
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Be supportive, but not intrusive
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Allow them to figure out how to live independently
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Encourage them to get enough sleep and eat healthily
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Can a pre-teen child without puberty horomones experience an orgasm when masturbating?

Masturbation/orgasm: Yes, the ability tio acheive orgasm is not dependent on pubertal maturity. Children as young as 15-18 months have been noted to masturbate to orgasm and the resulting body movements have been misinterpreted as siezures. ...Read more

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When I was a child, I used to masturbate with a strong shower faucet on my clitoris. Is this the reason why I now have an enlarged labia on one side?

When I was a child, I used to masturbate with a strong shower faucet on my clitoris. Is this the reason why I now have an enlarged labia on one side?

Highly unlikely: While it is possible to elongate the labia, it usually requires intentional and prolonged stretching, a practice performed in some parts of africa. However, it is unlikely to be caused by masturbation and there is no reason to feel embarrassed about it. Labia protruding beyond the labia majora is quite common and not a reason for concern. ...Read more

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On the head of the penis making masturbation painful. I was circumcised as a child and think that's the reason why. Could it be?

On the head of the penis making masturbation painful. I was circumcised as a child and think that's the reason why. Could it be?

Not surgery 30yr ago: If you are having genitourinary pain, you should see your dr / urgent care / std clinic or urology for evaluation and any necessary testing. It is extremely unlikely that it is just now showing up from childhood / infancy. ...Read more