Sexualidad Prepuberal

  1. Félix López 2
  2. Amaia del Campo 2
  3. Valeriana Guijo 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Burgos

    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


Revista de Terapia Sexual y de Pareja

ISSN: 1885-043X

Year of publication: 2003

Issue: 15

Pages: 58-90

Type: Article

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Sexuality in childhood has been largely overlooked in studies of both human sexuality and childhood development, especially as regards its behavioural manifestations. In this work we offer a review of the few investigations that have been carried out on prepuberal sexuality and comment the results ,of our own studies. The latter were three investigations in which we used three parallel sources of information conceming the sexuality of children younger than 11 years of age, the sources being the parents, teachers, and adolescents and young adults. The results confirm the notion that the sexuality of young children is rich and varied, is expressed in many different types of behaviour, and is based on different motivations.