Children in the preadolescence (nine- thirteen years old) and adolescence (fourteen –eighteen years old) begin to want information about sexual behavior; however most of the information they receive is from other children their age and not from adults resulting in misinformation. The experimentation in sexual development and behavior continues with and masturbation and wanting to know what other children their age “look like”. As a child grows closer to puberty their body changes and females and males begin to exhibit signs of adulthood children at this age can use petting to express affection and reach sexual arousal. They often engage in oral sex because this is often thought to be safer then intercourse (Rathus, 2005). Hormones, lack... [continues]
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