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Masturbacja – czynnik rozwoju czy ryzykowne zachowanie w psychoseksualnym funkcjonowaniu chłopców
Masturbation – developmental factor or risky behavior in psychosexual functioning of boys

Author(s): Aleksandra Chodecka
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology
Published by: Leo Media
Keywords: sexual development; masturbation; family influence; adolescence

Summary/Abstract: This article presents issues connected with boys masturbation. The special emphasis was placed on the description of its role at different stages of sexual development – from childhood to adolescence. The author interprets sexual development as a process of formation of the internal psychological structures relating to a particular sex, such as core gender identity, gender-role identity and sexual-partner orientation. Every stage of development is accompanied by adequate forms of sexual expression. They are not only a manifestation of the process mentioned above, but also a factor influencing its results. Masturbation is one example of such forms. Furthermore, the article presents the results of a research indicating the existence of relation between masturbation and different aspects of sexual life. The answer to the question about developmental or pathological significance of masturbation is connected with the possibility of defining the right directions in sexual education and therapy.

  • Issue Year: 5/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-13
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish