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Old 05-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Do your boys have vastly different exploration/body awareness behaviors? My oldest (5) has always been very curious about his penis, and from about 6 months or so would tug and play with it every opportunity he had. Now that he understands socially appropriate time/place standards, he doesn't do it at inappropriate times but is still very aware of it in private, and he has always had (and still has) nocturnal erections and often others throughout the day too (i.e. Almost every time he urinates). My younger son (almost 3) is the complete opposite - almost never has erections, and has only once (that we have seen) ever tugged/pulled on his penis. Both of my boys were out of diapers by 17 months (we did elimination communication) so they have had plenty of opportunity to explore their bodies. I am not worried about either of them (they all do their own thing in their own time) but DH and I are amazed at the stark contrast between the two of them, and are wondering if anyone else had two (or more) boys who are the same way. We know that as their foreskin separates boys tend to pull/tug and DS1 did retract super early around age 3, but his awareness just seems so much more advanced than DS2's.
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