Govorun and Vornyk (1997) on childhood socialisation:
“[…] from early childhood, the deliberate manipulation of genitals is
mostly prohibited by the family and social environment. Most children do not
receive any information about their genitals as the source of pleasure and
good feelings. Parents usually worry so intensely about the occurrence of
masturbation that this initial sexual experience is immediately suppressed
whenever discovered. Still, what surveys are available [?] suggest that by 6
years of age, between 2 and 10 percent of children have engaged in
self-pleasuring”. “Recent studies conducted in
“To a large degree, sex and gender behavior begins in the home. At various stages, children should receive knowledge about sex and reproduction from their parents. Thus, the new program initiated efforts to encourage family-based sexuality education. A substantial gap, however, exists between the knowledge provided by the family and the average child's curiosity needs. This gap makes clear the need for child- and parent-oriented knowledge that revives national family customs and traditions”.
Mogilevkina et al. (2001), in a 1999 classroom survey of sexual behaviour among 689 first-year medical students at Donetsk State Medical University, Ukraine, found a mean age of first intercourse of 15.7 years for the men and 16.6 years for the women.
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