Curiousity in all forms is both normal and healthy. When it comes to sexuality, as we evolve throughout our adulthood, it only makes sense that our sexual identities would come into question, in one form or another. From bi-curiousity to already-gay-but-questioning, anyone can be sexually confused at different points during their lifetimes. We sat down with Alyson Jones, a relationship expert and psychologist, to gain some insight into common indicators that a person may be sexually curious. Read on to see if any of these 10 signs sound familiar, and know that, regardless of whether or not you can relate, curiosity, an open-mind and respectful dialogue is the cornerstone to a healthy sexual mindset — however you identify.
Answering their kids' questions about sex is a responsibility that many parents dread. Otherwise confident moms and dads often feel tongue-tied and awkward when it comes to talking about puberty and where babies come from. But the subject shouldn't be avoided. Parents can help foster healthy feelings about sex if they answer kids' questions in an age-appropriate way. From as early as infancy, kids are interested in learning about their own bodies. They notice the differences between boys and girls and are naturally curious.
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Jump to navigation. It can be hard to acknowledge that all of us, even children, are sexual beings, have sexual feelings and are curious about sex and sexuality. They may peek when family members are in the bathroom or changing clothes or try to listen outside the bedroom.
At a very young age, children begin to explore their bodies by touching, poking, pulling, and rubbing their body parts, including their genitals. As children grow older, they will need guidance in learning about these body parts and their functions. When these behaviors happen, try to redirect your child's attention to more appropriate behavior by saying something such as, "Grown-ups do that in private, and you should, too.