I have this pit in my stomach because this morning, for the second time, I found my 5 year old son and his best friend, another 5 year old boy, playing doctor. It seems to involve one touching the other's penis with some kind of toy or with their hand in a "doctor glove". I have not gotten angry with them or scolded them, but tried to gently explain that they are only supposed to touch their own penises. Of course, inside, my heart is racing and I'm very bothered by it. All I can think about it is that this is his first kind of "sexual experience", and I am not comfortable with that! I know they are innocent and curious especially since boys seem obsessed with their own penises. When I have had conversations with my son afterwards, he is very honest with me about what they were doing and says he understands that they are not supposed to play that game anymore. But what should I do??? Anything else?? How do I get over the feeling I have and do you have any other advice?? Thank you.
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5/10/09 at 2:17pm