As in the actual exit hole.
Yeah I know - yuck!
He plays with it about as much as he plays with his penis - which is all well and good...for him! ....
I have heard this little problem mentioned before on here....people ask why he could be doing it - the simple answer is, no he doesn't have worms, yes his bum is wiped well enough (I still do it! lol)...he simply does it because he likes to.
No I can not give him designated bum touching time - where he could wash his hands afterwards because 1). He won't wash his hands (this is the main reason I still wipe his bum - I deal with sensory things with him a lot - he hates water) and 2). He does it like a twitch...without even thinking about it - so designated 'time' wouldn't really work to stop it! lol
He is 5. I asked him what we could do about it - he doesn't know.
So...ideas? Because its disgusting.
I limit the *place* for all private touching to the bathroom or bedroom. With this, I would limit it to the bathroom with a couple of reminders. We use first a "hands up" comment to remind DS especially about what he is doing. It does seem to occasionally be a habit he gets into. Then if it persists, we walk the kid to their bedroom and remind them of the rule about privacy. When they come out, I try to grab them and wash their hands.
Is he wearing clothes that allow easier access? I find we have fewer problems when DS wears underwear and in the winter with all the layers. Button pants are better than those with elastic waist, too.