I write to you from South Africa. I am the grandmother to a three year old child who started masturbating at two and a half years. I took her to the Specialist who gave her Risperdal to be taken at night. She was given a repeat prescription. In December, she started all over again most probably because she was with her mother who forgot to give her the medication. In January, my daughter read about homeopathic Carsinosin on the Internet. I took the child to a Homeopath who gave her some tablets to chew. The condition has not improved. She masturbates anytime and this embarrasses us. Can you give me any advice?


  • Michael Castleman says:

    You believe that masturbation is bad and must be stopped. With respect, I disagree. As far as I’m concerned, masturbation is totally normal and need not be stopped. This is not just my opinion. It’s the opinion of leading sex experts around the world. The only problem with masturbation is doing it in front of others. My own daughter did this when she was three years old, and it caused problems in her daycare. We explained to her that it was fine to touch herself, but that masturbation is like going to the bathroom, a private activity that should not been done in public or in front of other people. We told her that if she wanted to masturbate, she should go into the bathroom or into her room and close the door. I hope this helps. If you’d like to learn more about what sex experts say about masturbation, read Solo Sex.

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