Table 3.

Simple Endorsement Frequencies of Sexual Behaviors for the Three Male Age Groups

Item No. (Abbreviated)2–5 Years Old
N = 287
6–9 Years Old
N = 191
10–12 Years Old
N = 82
 1. Dresses like opposite sex13.85.90.0
 2. Stands too close29.314.47.5
 3. Wants to be opposite sex6.04.31.2
 4. Touches sex parts in public26.513.81.2
 5. Masturbates with hand16.712.83.7
 6. Draws sex parts1.42.71.2
 7. Touches breasts42.414.31.2
 8. Masturbates with toy/object3.52.71.2
 9. Touches other child's sex parts4.68.01.2
10. Tries to have intercourse0.40.00.0
11. Puts mouth on sex parts0.70.00.0
12. Touches sex parts at home60.239.88.7
13. Touches adult's sex parts7.81.60.0
14. Touches animal's sex parts2.80.50.0
15. Makes sexual sounds0.71.11.2
16. Asks others to do sex acts0.40.50.0
17. Rubs body against people7.15.30.0
18. Puts objects in vagina/rectum0.40.00.0
19. Tries to look at people when they are nude26.820.26.3
20. Pretends toys are having sex0.71.60.0
21. Shows sex parts to adults15.46.42.5
22. Tries to look at pictures of nude people5.410.111.4
23. Talks about sex acts2.18.58.9
24. Kisses adults not known well7.51.10.0
25. Gets upset when adults kiss13.26.43.8
26. Overly friendly with men2.51.10.0
27. Kisses other children7.91.10.0
28. Talks flirtatiously3.23.73.8
29. Undresses other children1.41.10.0
30. Wants to watch TV nudity5.08.015.2
31. Puts tongue in mouth when kissing4.31.11.3
32. Hugs adults not known well15.43.70.0
33. Shows sex parts to children9.34.80.0
34. Undresses adults against their will4.30.50.0
35. Very interested in opposite sex17.513.824.1
36. Puts mouth on breasts5.70.50.0
37. Knows more about sex5.313.311.4
38. Other sexual behaviors4.33.61.3
Mean total score (SD)5.0 (4.5)3.3 (4.2)1.5 (2.2)