Healthy Sexual Behaviour

As children get older, the way they express their sexual feelings changes. There's no doubt that children these days are exposed to sexual images at a far younger age. And in more places than ever before, including music videos, websites and social media. So it's not surprising that sometimes children's sexual development can seem out of step with their age.

It's important that you have a good idea of what's normal sexual behaviour and can also spot the warning signs if something might not be quite right.

The stages of normal sexual behaviour

There are 4 phases of childhood sexual development. Just like every other part of growing up, some children mature sooner or later than others. So, don't be too worried if your child doesn't act exactly as you'd expect.

Children with developmental delays may not stick to these age guides. If you're worried about anything you should speak to a health professional about it.

Click on the link below to read about the 4 phases:

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