Talk:Research: Youth sexuality

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That was lifted from Wikipedia. If you can use your network to get a copy for 2ndary verification by either of us, that would be good. We can also include Okami's stuff here. Daniel 02:33, 30 April 2008 (UTC) Jillium 22:27, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
The quote is accurate. The "Sexual Abuse or Not?" section is interesting, too. "A question on the respondents’ subjective apprehension of the sexual encounter with an adult/someone older was also addressed to them. Not all of the 17 saw the experience as abusive. Nine respondents had seen the experience as abusive when it happened and still did so, whereas 2 viewed it as abusive now but not at the time it occurred. Four youngsters had never thought of the experience as abusive and 2 did not give any answer. Five of those who experienced sexual encounters with someone at least 5 years older had never told anybody about the event/s and 3 of them were in the group that did not apprehend the event as abusive." Jillium 00:46, 1 May 2008 (UTC)


Sexual experiences in early childhood: 18-year longitudinal data from the UCLA family lifestyles project. The Admins 23:08, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Reisman debunk

I feel it may be appropriate to produce or cite answers to Reisman's selective critique of Kinsey's infant data. The Admins 18:16, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


Haroian has some observations:

At age one, “Girls laugh when urinating and both genders . . . enjoy a bath with older siblings, and they resist being dressed. They like to undress themselves and run naked, especially out of doors, and if left alone, divest themselves of all clothing except their T-shirt, which is beyond their capability. They play alone on waking, and genital play is common . . .”

Two year olds “ . . . love to be in the bathroom with other family members. They still like to be naked; they love to romp, flee and pursue, . . . to taste, touch and rub.”

“In the later half of the third year, the child begins to feel great tension and expresses it through many compulsive patterns, such as . . . thumb sucking, nose picking, masturbation, . . .

“Three-and-a-half shifts rapidly between extreme shyness and exhibitionism, all in the quest of positive attention. . . . The intense need for attention, preoccupation with bodily functions, interest and curiosity about reproduction and increased ability to communicate verbally with adults can culminate in a pseudo-mature seductive posture, especially in female threes . . . It is quite common at a party of adults to see the 3-year-old daughter of the host comfortably curled up in the lap or laps of a succession of male guests capturing their attention with her interpersonal magnetism.

“She may even request that her ‘new friend’ put her to bed and may hold thoughts of him and make reference to him for days or weeks after the party. This behavioral pattern is not exclusive to girls, but is somewhat more pronounced, is better tolerated in terms of gender role stereotypes and receives positive reinforcement from the involved adults. . . .

“The potential for sexual stimulation in this situation is obvious, and available data confirms the incidence of pedophilic genital fondling at this age. . . . The sex histories of many adult men and women contain such experiences that were not traumatic or that caused little concern until the sexual activity escalated beyond looking and fondling or until the situation was discovered and responded to negatively by other adults.”

Of children at the age of ten, she writes, “Girls at this age are often in love with a considerably older boy or adult male. . . . Most children feel that same-sex experimentation is normal and age appropriate, but that heterosexual coupling should be reserved for adulthood and reproduction.” The Admins 00:04, 17 June 2009 (UTC)