That was my question Boyzmomee. I have no idea how often my sons masturbate or when. It's something for their room or the bathroom and done in private.
"In young children, masturbation is a normal part of the growing child's exploration of his or her body. Most people continue to masturbate in adulthood, and many do so throughout their lives." from our guide to masturbation.
If your son is having discomfort or irritation, you might want to schedule a trip to the pediatrician to rule out an infection of some nature.
Thank you all for the insight. I really did not think it was abnormal but his mother is "freaking out" about it. His dad will be talking to him about it and they are very close. I do not think that the discomfort is anything to worry about. This boy has a very broad imagination and I think is just going through puberty and with some communication from someone he is comfortable with will be just fine.
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