I have a question, but first I want to say a few things:
I only have a toddler, and a baby on the way. And
that this is a topic I am very concerned about because there was a lot of abuse in dh's home growing up, and his borther sexually abused his sister, often.
Ok, my thought is that a child's nature is to be explorative, and curiouse (and [b]that[/] is ok,) but not to be sick and abusive. So it must come from somewhere (or someone) else, and in this case I have two very obviouse guesses, but we'll not get into that!
In otherwords, what I hope is that children left to themselves to just be children is ok, and they won't continue to do this as they get older. That this is a normal thing for children to do (?)
Ok, so here's my real question:
As Mallory was saying, I think it's important not to give children the idea that touching and being touched intimately is always wrong, because I don't want them to have the sexual hang ups that most people in this society have.
Do you think that explaining to them that in the future, when they have a partener it will a good thing, but they need to wait until then, or something along those lines?
I would think that this would mostly cause them to be obessed about getting a partener and having sex, etc., but like I said, I only have a toddler and I really can't imagine what it'll be like.