10 yo son masturbating

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I know that I have seen mothers on her post about catching their sons masturbating. Just recently I have caught my son sorta masturbaiting, I understand boys will do this, but it is how he was doing it that is confusing me. What caught my attention was that I could hear him from his room, you know making noises and went to see what was going on. When I got there he was laying over his bed corner, like humping his bed corner. Yes he had an erection and was enjoying himself. I believer it was his first time in a moment like that. I am just confused about what to do, should i say something, is this normal for a boy his age to do it like that? Thank you for any help that you can give.

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Gergana - posted on 09/24/2016

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This was probably his first masturbation . My son told me he started it that way. You must talk to him and explain him how to do it proper. It may be related with issues of guilt and shame with the boys ,so you definitely need to talk to him and comfort him that it is natural body activity.

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Hi Beth! It's been a while since your post, so you may have resolution to this already.
I can only imagine that this was really uncomfortable for both you and him. I am wondering, did he leave his door open? What is his overall day like. Do you see him as well adjusted? Is his dad in his life?
Many of us experiment as children with our private parts and what feels good. It's one of the important functions of privacy☺ If your son seems happy and well adjusted, I wouldn't be concerned. And I definately would NOT approach him to talk about it. Let him come to you, or even better, if there is a dad or a trusted man in his life that might be able to gently explore this from a man's perspective...that would be helpful.

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