A comparative survey of beliefs about "normal" childhood sexual behaviors.

@article{Heiman1998ACS,
  title={A comparative survey of beliefs about "normal" childhood sexual behaviors.},
  author={Michael Heiman and S Leiblum and S Cohen Esquilin and L Melendez Pallitto},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={1998},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={289-304}
}
OBJECTIVE This study sought to collect data on what adults believe constitutes normal childhood sexual behaviors, and how variables, such as role, gender, and life experience might contribute to the formation of one's beliefs. METHODS A survey describing 20 different scenarios of children under the age of 13 interacting with themselves or other children in a sexual manner was administered to four groups of adults: sexual abuse experts; therapists involved in a sexual abuse training program… CONTINUE READING