Perception of Sexual Experience in Childhood: Relating Normal Development to Incest
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Perception of Sexual Experience in Childhood: Relating Normal Development to IncestRésumé :
Research findings into children’s developing perceptions of sexuality are presented. These are based on interviews with nearly 1,000 children in Australia, England, North America and Sweden aged 5 to 15 years. The findings most relevant to the experience of incest in childhood are extrapolated and applied speculatively to father-daughter incest at prepubertal, transpubertal and postpubertal stages. It is concluded that incest impedes, distorts or displaces normal sexual development; and that more research is badly needed.