Sachi - posted on 06/19/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )
I have 3 girls. 9, almost 11 and 13. We are very open about our body parts. I am single, live with my mother so we are all women in the house. I teach them modesty. After showers cover up, etc. But...even us adults sometimes come out of the shower, put lotion on, quickly walk to our bedrooms. We aren't a shy household, lets just say. So my question is about masturbation. I've never thought about it until today when I was reading a few posts about it. Lots of parents of boys answer but I am very curious about girls, obviously. My girls haven't asked any questions about that, but I've had the sex talk with them, about how their bodies are changing, how babies are made...I just never thought about having the masturbation conversation. How do I even start?? I am not a prude by any means. I just want to approach it in a way that they understand its OK, nothing to be ashamed of. When I was young I was caught in the act with a pillow. My mom was upset and didn't know how to react. But the reason I was even curious about it was because a best friend of mine told me she did it. I don't even remember how that conversation came up in the first place, lol! My girls all sleep in the same room. I don't have any feeling that they have this on their minds at all but want to be prepared. My oldest, 13, has asked me questions about her body, sex, the opposite sex. Some of her friends are already dating so she hears things from them. She is still very innocent but she is aware. Thanks for any advice!!