How long until my son stops playing with himself?

Tricia - posted on 09/07/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son who is 3 is still working on potty training. Most of the time he is in regular underware. However now he plays with himself all the time. Those out there with experience, will he stop soon.

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Desiree - posted on 09/22/2011

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My son is almost 4 and I still catch him occasionally, but he seemed to have stopped doing it as frequently after he was potty trained. Our rule is that he's only allowed to do it in the bathtub or in his room, which seems to work pretty well. Consequently, we had the same rule for my daughter when she was very young.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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Most men stop playing with their penises sometime shortly after death.....but by 3 you can be teaching him appropriate times and places to touch his
penis.

Amanda - posted on 09/11/2011

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My 3 yr old finds it hilarious when he gets an erection. On the up side he plays with himself less now than he has done. But I have to agree with the others, its a boy thing and I don't think they ever grow out of it

Jane - posted on 09/07/2011

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He will never stop playing with himself, but he WILL learn not to do it in public. You just have to keep explaining to him about private activities versus public ones, and reminding him that playing with himself, no matter how nice it feels, is a private activity.

Of course, it doesn't help that all sorts of folks on TV grab their crotches these days.

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Sarah - posted on 10/11/2011

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My son is 5 now and still does I agree with everyone they are boys and will always do it. then as they become Men they will learn that they should only do it while no one is looking or around... My son plays with himself in the bath every night that's his favorite place to clean....

Rebecca - posted on 09/17/2011

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I agree with everybody..they never grow out of it. My 2 and half year old does it and so does my 39 year old husband!

Victoria - posted on 09/13/2011

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Never! My grown husband still "plays with himself". They do learn to be more discrete tho.

Carolyn - posted on 09/12/2011

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.....Nah, I'd agree. It never really goes away. They just learn some propriety over the years! LOL

Jane - posted on 09/11/2011

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I live with a 17 yo boy. That is why I say never. Plus my husband, when he thought no one was looking, did the same and he was all grown up!

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Tricia - posted on 09/11/2011

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Made me laugh when some of you posted "NEVER". Glad I am not the only one who is going a little crazy over the constant playing.

Rachel - posted on 09/11/2011

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im having the same problem with my son...its driving me mad...he does it constantly...xxx

Christy - posted on 09/08/2011

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In answer to the question for this post, NEVER! He's a boy. LOL. JK. Really explain to him it's a private thing and no one really wants to see that.

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