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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my son is 9 years old, today i caught him masterbating while watching WWE (wrestling), is it normal? i'm really worried about him... when i asked him what he was doing he said just etching although he kept his hand under his clothes and underwear for a long time.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr...
User :   hello
User :   i'm AAAAAAA i'm concerned about my son
Doctor :   Hi
User :   my son is 9 years old, today i caught him masterbating while watching WWE (wrestling), is it normal? i'm really worried about him... when i asked him what he was doing he said just etching although he kept his hand under his clothes and underwear for a long time.
Doctor :   Sexual desires and fantasies are common in children
Doctor :   Some children do masturbate and research found that it is normal for age
User :   yes i know but he was watching wrestling while masterbating is that normal
Doctor :   Yes that is abnormal
User :   could that be a sign that he's gay?
Doctor :   No Sir
Doctor :   It is not a sign Gay
Doctor :   All ages have some kind of manuevers to fulfill their sexual desires
User :   even though he's watching men wrestling?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   As a father you may not them not do masturbate while watchingh wrestling
Doctor :   I will recommend you involve a counsellor
Doctor :   May be your doctor or ffriend
User :   why? what do u thingk his problem is
User :   think*
Doctor :   And educate the child not do that kind of activities in front of he people and in the house \especially while watching movies etc
Doctor :   If you can do it that is fine
User :   what do u think his problem is?
Doctor :   Do you mean theere is prblem with the kid?
Doctor :   N I said it is normal
Doctor :   Kids watch movies, pictures, and do it
User :   he's very aggresive as well
Doctor :   They have no sense of control
Doctor :   We need to control their psychology an aggression
User :   how?
Doctor :   Counsell the child
Doctor :   Rehearsal the behavior
Doctor :   Tell him in his way how to talk
Doctor :   Did you follow me?
User :   yes
User :   could an adult therapist help him?
Doctor :   I do not think this is necessary
Doctor :   This is normal psychology in children
User :   i see
User :   so just talk to him with honesty
Doctor :   with proper constant teaching role modeling thye will control many behaviors
Doctor :   Yes
User :   should i talk to him about masterbation at this age or is it too early
Doctor :   You need to private
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can
Doctor :   Tell him do not masturbate in hall and in bed.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You tell him do not do that while doing this and that
Doctor :   You can frankly tell him go to bath room if he want to that
User :   how could i make sure he was masterbating and not etching as he said?
Doctor :   You don;t need to verify.
Doctor :   If he is not masturbating leave him
Doctor :   He wil;l develop fantassies later
Doctor :   His physical developmental is normal right?
User :   but what if i was telling him about masterbation and he never actually really tried it wouldn't i shock him?
User :   yes it's normal
Doctor :   The point here if he is masturbate, maintain privacy, in proper place and proper time
Doctor :   He will deny
User :   i see
User :   is there any physical sign that would show he was masterbating
Doctor :   But indirectly tell him if he want to manipulate his penis , he needs to do it in private place,
Doctor :   You ca gelly discharge on thighs.
Doctor :   But it is stealing the freedom of child if u watch it
Doctor :   You can watch the cloths
Doctor :   *You cans ee gelly discharge on thighs.
User :   yes that's why i thought there would be a sign without really checking him
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can watch his underwear and pants
User :   ok
Doctor :   Here is the summary: masturbation is normal
User :   should i talk to him and his younger brother at the same time about masterbation?
Doctor :   No
User :   he is 8
User :   should i tell the younger one?
Doctor :   Please just observe the kids
User :   ok
Doctor :   do not tell them at the same time
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is embarrassing
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
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