Prepubescent sexuality

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Hebephilia

Sexual symbolic response in prepubescent and pubescent children

Childhood sexual health exploration in the form of play is natural and healthy, and involves sexual behaviors that:. In particular, typical sexual behaviors of younger children do not include more advanced adult-like sex behaviors. In adolescents, some "normative" sex behaviors that include more advanced sex activities may be defined as problematic and illegal by family or cultural norms or state and federal laws. When working with parents or other caregivers, professionals should emphasize the importance of remaining calm and provide information about caregiver responses for typical sex behaviors.

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth

Child development books and other educational materials for parents rarely include any information about sexual development. This section will provide information about typical sexual development and how it is different from sexual behavior problems. For example, young children seek pleasure and avoid discomfort or pain, so if they are uncomfortable in their clothes, they will take them off, not thinking about being nude in front of others.
Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent children who are in early adolescence , typically ages 11—14 and showing Tanner stages 2 to 3 of physical development. Hebephilia is approximate in its age range because the onset and completion of puberty vary. Proposals for categorizing hebephilia have argued that separating sexual attraction to prepubescent children from sexual attraction to early-to-mid or late pubescents is clinically relevant. Based on their results, Blanchard suggested that the DSM-5 could account for these data by subdividing the existing diagnosis of pedophilia into hebephilia and a narrower definition of pedophilia. The term hebephilia is based on the Greek goddess and protector of youth Hebe , but, in Ancient Greece , also referred to the time before manhood in Athens depending on the reference, the specific age could be 14, 16 or 18 years old.