After raising four sons and being married twice, I pretty much thought I knew as much as there was to know, at least as much as any woman knows, about penises. I cannot even express to you the number of times in a day I would have to tell one of my sons to "take his hand out of his pants"! I never could figure out why boys must touch themselves periodically during the day, everyday. Were they checking to see if their penis was okay; just making sure it was still there and had not fallen off? Or, even worse, were they becoming "habitual" fondlers!? That was my fear. Afterall, we try to teach our children socially acceptable behaviors from day one. We teach them it is not okay to eat with their mouths open, to pick their nose in public and that they must always cover their mouth when they sneeze. However, we never think to mention "no hands in the pants" or "no touching your penis in public" until they have already started doing it. And, before we know it, before we can train them not to, they are doing it all the time! Well, history is repeating itself! I was having a wonderful lunch with two of my sons, my husband and my daughter-in-law. We were celebrating my birthday. My son and daughter-in-law had just come from their ultra-sound. What a sweet birthday surprise for me! We were having a girl this time after two beautiful grandsons! During the course of the lunch, my daughter-in-law leaned over and asked me, "did any of your boys have issues with their penises"? She continued, "Braden touches himself all the time and he seems to have "erections" all day long. It all came rushing back to me. I knew Braden touched himself alot. As a grandmother, I continually would ask him if he had to go "potty". And, are you ready for this? Braden is only five years old! So, again. What is it with the penis and when does it start, in the womb? Women always say that men "think with their.......'s"! Now I know it must be true. We are talking about a gorgeous, blue-eyed, blonde, smart as a whip, little boy who could speak Spanish before he could speak English, who plays soccer, basketball, goes to music lessons, Sunday school and is always booked for play dates. I mean the kid is crazy busy but still he can't stop thinking about his penis. Can you imagine how distracting this must be for a five year old? Have boys and men really been carrying this burden in silence for centuries? Could this be the answer to their constant hornyness? I really wasn't sure I could give my daughter-in-law the correct advice. I either couldn't remember if erections were involved when the boys were little other than potty time and waking up in the morning time. I told her perhaps she should ask her pediatrician if this was normal.

So, does this knowledge change our view of men? Should we cut them some slack knowing they are totally out of control when it comes to their penises? Or, do we run like hell the other way?

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And, as a mother or grandmother of boys how do we teach them socially acceptable behavior when they are only four or five years old, practically still babies, who have no idea why a certain part of their body keeps popping up and sticking out. If we tell them it is a bad thing will it affect them negatively? Just how do boys come to understand their pesky penises? How do they come to understand that, even though constant erections all day long are greatly distracting, they must never, ever touch it or acknowledge it in public and how do you tell a little boy, a man to be, that this seemingly uncontrollable body part will only become more uncontrollable the older he gets? Or, as a woman, a mother or grandmother, do we even want to go there? Perhaps some things are best left to be discovered....or, perhaps,best left to their father's or grandfather's to discuss with them.

As women, maybe the best we can do is take this knowledge about man's uncontrollable organ and use it to our advantage. Wait just a minute! I think most of us already have!

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

You have some very valid questions and I don't know why they do it either, I believe as a mom of a son, he believes he is going to lose it...lolololo , your article is funny and maybe we could get a gracious gentleman to answer this mystical question. :)

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Well, if you look at adult men, they are always rearranging themselves.  I find it quite disconcerting when standing in a queue and a man starts to grope his groin and re-align his little package.

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

It is nuts isn't Cindy I am telling you I don't understand it, maybe its because it has nerves and is sensitive to the touch, when clothes or articles rub against them. At that point it becomes annoying to them. That is the only thing I can think of.:)

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey, maybe shops can have a -re-arrange your penis- cubicle so that we don't have tow watch them adjust themselves

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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Ladies...if ya had one....ya might understand? They don't make penis friendly undies. It's kinda like us not understanding the hundreds of vaginal care commercials. :)

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

so Tom, just let it hang free then

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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Zippers and fear of squirrels. :)

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

what is Pest doing inside your pants?

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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Chashing his unkle Mike! :)

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Tom , How in the world could they make penis friendly undies???

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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

I see how it is...LOL!  

The answer is simple...We fondle our wieners because we can't lick 'em.  Watch a tom cat...he will be walking then all of a sudden he will plop down for a lick or two, the kitty equivilent to fondling. 

Misha!!! And they dont have to woryy about sitting on their boobs...well most women dont!

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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

LOL sure they don't! They have it too easy I would say :D

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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Penis friendly undies would have lips!

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

now, now, your sausage and two potatoes are no where the size of our boobs

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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

well cindy, it depends, you know ;)

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

hey, some women have their hanging down to their knees

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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

LOL some men have it even further down - yet it is an exception on both sides :)

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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

I never played with mine til I got older and discovered how good it felt. Now as to the adjusting of said penis....if any of you ladies have large breasts, think about how sometimes your bra cuts into you and you need to adjust. Men....same thing...only lower.

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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

bHowell is probably gonna get pissed we took over her penis story. If this shows up twice blame hubpages....but Pest your story reminded me of my uncle Bob. My aunt was feeding him dog food and it killed him. He was crossing the road one day and sat down to lick his wiener and a truck ran over him.

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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

Good point blue. Or how many times doea a significant other ask us men to help adjust theirs?

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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Well Pest you done told us that Momma has you help with hers all the time......do I get royalties when I mention Momma???

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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

Has to be a direct link, then the dough comes streaming in for you! I promise!

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Oh good grief!!! I am a way for a hot second and here we gooooooooo...lolololololo:)

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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Many men don't like condoms because they make their Little Soldier less sensitive. So maybe that's the answer to the recurring need to rearrange "the package" in public - wearing condoms when they know they'll be in public. Just a thought...

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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

JamaGenee-- that's brilliant solution!

It's really a matter of manners. Men can be trained not to belch and fart in public. They may resent this, but it's possible. Similarly, they are capable of refraining from self-touch in public. But it's kinda like nose-picking in the car. For some reason, they think they can get away with it and nobody's gonna see them. LOL. Guess what, guys? We see you! And your little package is sooo cute. Yes, it looks even cuter on that side then where you had it a minute ago:-).

pdeck3 7 years ago

I think living in the desert is half of the issue for me. That much heat all the time does not make for a comfortable situation. True, we don't have to adjust in public, but most are are just too secure to care lol

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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

This question is very easy to answer. We as boys have always loved toys. Especially guns, it is shaped like a gun and it makes us very happy because it's our built in toy.

We must play!!!

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LyrialZander 7 years ago

They all seem to love them, it's their favorite tool. Jim Morrison even wrote an ode for his...

So I suppose it's normal.

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nvsongwriter 7 years ago from Charlottesville VA

I'm very impressed that the comments here didn't take the turn south they could have

if the high school locker room mentality crowd had wondered in. Most of the main points have been covered nicely. The only thing I really care about is how my beautiful wife feels about it and how often she wants it.

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jmichaels59 7 years ago from Hinesville/Savannah, Ga

I believe that a boys "tool" is growing while little and the "hard on" is streching it and causing growth. Just my opinion. Fondling yourself in pubilc, I personally do NOT do this, nor do I pick my nose (in public), because I dont want people seeing my discustingness (if that's a word), but that is just me.

Oh yeah, touching oneself is fun also! Just not in public.

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perrya 7 years ago

Well, I suppose at the pre-school age it is exploring themselves just as girls poke around. But really, its a limp topic. who cares? Seems like the rappers and gangbanger adult men grab their crouch as some sort of symbology or maybe they think it is sexy. The rolling stones 1968 LP cover is classic, Sticky Finger, had a hard on in pants and included a zipper. The Beatles had so much more class! Many men are not fixated on it at all.

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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Haha. I have wondered about this too. It doesn't bother me to see a man rearrange his package. I think scratching your butt in public is worse. Sometimes things need a little shift that's all. I know I have to adjust my boobs once in a while.

joula_vegh 7 years ago

Well to check his instrument wether its in safe conditon or not , if u touch it at least twice in a minute penis get vigilent n sometimes get wild ...lol ANDY NASLAS

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Tracker Frost 7 years ago from Wyoming

That's actually a pretty tough question to answer, and not many people have even come close to being serious...its one of those topics that may you uncomfortable, so you joke. As one guy said, they don't make penis/package friendly underwear, or pants. And unfortunately different people also have different preferences. I don't understand how anyone can wear boxers for example. That just hangs to free...and can actually be painful if you sit down wrong. I'm convinced "smaller" guys prefer them, but that's not really "penis size", its the next part down.

Also sadly, erections don't just occur when you're arroused, not exactly like when a woman walks into a cold room, but you get the idea. So if you're pointed south, and things start to firm up...well, it gets a bit cramped going the wrong way. I remember trying to explain this to my mom when I was 6...not one of my fonder memories.

Also, while you're busy staring at our "package" to see if we adjust it, check out the women. Women are constantly adjusting their bra straps, and the "under-wire" area. I couldn't tell you how many times the checker at a store stood right in front of me as I paid, and adjusted her bra straps. I could never figure out why you don't just adjust the little things, so they don't fall down...or is this some strange pickup line? I've also been told that if you buy the right size bra, the straps don't fall down...but I have no experience in that department to share. Maybe as my daughters get older, I'll learn about it...lol *rolls eyes*

Great article though, hope some of my points help y'all understand a little better what's going on down there...lol

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bgamall 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Some kids are more into their bodies than others. I tried to make up for my early childhood limitations later in life. Go Braden!

BTW, men can get turned on walking around in jeans. So, just remember that when you go to the store ladies. ::)) 

One more tidbit. Women are not passionate enough. Men would like their women to  pay serious attention to their private parts. That is just the way it is. The human race would not have survived if men had the sex drive of a woman.

Funny joke: A nimpho is a woman who has the sex drive of the average man.

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Lou Purplefairy 7 years ago from Southwest UK

Personally I think the brain is the biggest sex organ in the body, and men allegedley think about sex once every 6 seconds. So its quite unsurprising that men constantly "check back" on the wee man, or that they become aroused simply because they stood in a warm breeze. And asa mom to a 13 year old boy, Its been my experience that they discover their penis withinin a few weeks of birth and never ever eave it alone for the rest of their lives! I have heard tell, that male feotuses touch themselves in the womb, such is the advance in modern scanning techniques. That Y chromosome has a lot to answer for!

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bhowell 7 years ago Author

I have loved everyone's comments! There is so much more to say on this subject! Thank you. I would love to hear from more males on the issue.

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tallullah3 7 years ago

Maybe it boils down to asking the man (or boy) what he is doing. I have a family member who was very precocious as a boy, and my mother had taken him to the fair when he was all of 2 (yes, 2) years old. My mom caught him tugging at the front of his shorts, and asked him if he needed to go potty. He told her "no, I'm adjusting my penis because my shorts were scratching it." Well! That answered her question.

Lengo 7 years ago

Hee hee... you make sense and I take you seriously, but I must be flippant.

Boys and men play with their penises because they can.

It's all part of growing up. When a boy gets his first erection, he ponders 'what's this!' Tactile investigation proves to be stimulating. During the first years, it is exciting, wonderous, and comforting. Later, it becomes a source of aggravation. Let him play with it before it starts giving him trouble.

Personally, I love my little blankie. It goes with me everywhere. My penis is my valient explorer, ever leading forward. It points in the direction I want to go. It ALWAYS points the direction I'm heading! I can count on that. This is reassuring. I never will worry that it doesn't know the way, and if I ever feel lost, I just reach into my pants to find where I'm heading next.

Though it always points forward, most of the time it points down too. When I think about that, it's mighty depressing, Down... into the dirt. Burried or ash. But nobody can fight it. Death is coming, and my little winkie says it's fair! We all get to die once! Only once. What could be more fair than that? However, thinking on this only depresses me. I like to look on the bright side, and think only that it's pointing forward. Onward, ever onward....

Since I'm heading to hell like we all are, things look a little better when it points up. Maybe it's gonna get some. Maybe I gotta give it some. I figgered that both must be good things. I mean, c'mon! Who wouldn't? My blankie has been better'n a red wagon! He has led me to women! I guess that's why he gets the lion's share of pleasure when we score. ANd I ain't complaining either, 'cause what's left over is darn good enough!

Little boys will be little boys and men will be men. We play with our penises because we can. Little girls and women stick their hands down their pants too, but probably not as often 'cause their just isn't much to hang on to. But if little girls had a tugger toy like the boys, I'm sure they'd tug just as much as boys do. Tis only natural. It's a toy to a boy, and it's always right there with you, ever ready, and never complains. Mom does enough complaining for both me and my blankie!

It ain't the toys that are bothersome. It's the hormones. When little boys grow up and little girls 'mature', it's the hormones that's making all the ruckus. If it weren't for them, neither men or women would be stickin' their hands down their pants. And it if weren't for them, neither men or wormen would go nuts as often as they do. Gotta have it, gotta have it... oh no! It's not right. It's not working! The moon and the tides are driving me crazy! Gotta have it! It ain't workin'! It can't find a companion! Not tonight... I have a headache.

Both men and women go through this.

So be glad that boys play with their toys. When they get old enough, they got a good notion of what to do with it. And if they didn't, then women would be crazier than they already is! Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Hell seems to come once a month for many, and what do they blame? Their hormones! Men don't do that. Men go play soccer, or beat each other up, or let loose their frustration on other men, acting lke they have a blankie that's better'n the next guy's. The kinder, nobler gentlem that women most wormen prefer, go back to playing with their blankie and their imaginary friends! And what do women do? Holler! That's right, they holler! Women! They go absolutely nuts! They start complaining about, among other things, boys playing with their blankies, of all things, fer peter's sake!

Tis true! I saw it on a bumper sticker. It said "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"

So... count your blessings. We all play with our winkies. Let the little boys tug on their toys. It ain't gonna cause 'em near as much trouble as not tuggin' will! Heaven forbid what women forbid! T'would be a far crazier world than it already is, and it sure is crazy already.

p.s. Don't sweat the small stuff.

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Ivan the Terrible 7 years ago from Madrid

It's hard for us guys to give up our first toys, you know!

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someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

Once there was a penis named genis,he stood up as, if to greet us,If, he could talk he would say, how proud he was to meat us, then forgetting his manners he would he would tuck himself down,in his own little crown ,like a fetus

Woman who ,so often like to see us ,often deride ,the fact that we were once only a fetus,

So,the next time you see us,and want to meat us,don't forget,we came from a fetus

Like,the old indian saying,walk in someones mockins ,for a day,before you judge them ! 

Your YING is,My YANG !

MTalent 7 years ago

Mine's the perfect gentleman. He stands whenever a lady enters the room!

MTalent 7 years ago

Mine's the perfect gentleman. He stands whenever a lady enters the room!

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Jellyrug 7 years ago from AR USA

Darn!!! After reading your hub, I have just discovered I am not normal??

Since I never look at men that way, also, I have never noticed?

Ladies, could it be that you are obsessed with something you don't have?

Why is it that ladies always give their head that special shake, you know, the "vain" shake?

TheSoupDragon 7 years ago

My husband says men name them because the do not want a complete stranger making all their decisions for them .... groan...

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HELLO MY DEAR BHOWELL,---- I don’t know how much knowledge you have about, child or a boy. I think that you are just taking more attention on this behavior. Be calm and cool. There is nothing bad about touching the penis. Your child is too small to under stand the how to behave in public.

Lets me say about my own problem. When I was about age of 13 to 15 I had this type of problem, and my many friend told me and I observed my self, and I observe other also doing the same. I observed that My penis gets erected suddenly. and suddenly it may come in its normal size. In this both case boy gats irritation, and he cannot control any more and he try to adjust the penis and his hand goes to it. Also it happens because today child are growing fast and they become adult in small age.

Second is that many time child go to potty but at last some water remains in the penis and come out after some time. this can irritate the boy.

It can be of skin disease or sensitive skin problem, so that his skin gets cracks and irritation persists.

And many time the use of things like soap. Use of soap area near penis, it softens the skin and viruses and bacteria get the chance to live there and person gets irritation for that, and his hand goes there. They will learn public behavior in coming years. I also want to say that my two your child is also touching his penis . what to do? That’s OK.

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yash24 7 years ago from india

HELLO  MY DEAR BHOWELL,---- I don’t know how much knowledge you have about, child or a boy.  I think that you are just taking more attention on this behavior.  Be calm and cool.  There is nothing bad about touching the  penis.  Your child is too small to under stand the how to behave in public.

Lets me say about my own problem. When I was about age of 13 to 15 I had this type of problem,  and my many friend told me and I observed my self, and I observe other also doing the same.  I observed that My penis gets erected suddenly. and suddenly it may come in its normal size.  In this both case boy gats irritation, and he cannot control any more and he try to adjust the penis and his hand goes to it. Also it happens because today child are growing fast and they become adult in small age.

Second is that many time child go to potty but at last some water remains in the penis and come out after some time. this can irritate the boy.

It can be of skin disease or sensitive skin problem, so that his skin gets cracks  and irritation persists.

And many time the use of things like soap.  Use of soap area near penis, it softens the skin and viruses and bacteria get the chance to live there and person gets irritation for that, and his hand goes there.  They will learn public behavior in coming years. I also want to say that my two your child is also touching his penis . what to do?  That’s  OK.



C. C. Riter 7 years ago

bhowell, here ya go. don't unnerstan how in the hell i missed out on this for a whole dam week almost. Anyway, I was born with a hard on and it stayed that way until I was 55 years old, very uncomfortable at times, especially when as a kid in school I got called to the blackboard a lot and had to figure out how in the hell I could git up there with my pecker stickin out like that. I'd pinch him, slap him down and that just seemed to please him more and he got harder, they have a life of their own and must be tended too frequently or one can explode. I did once right in front of the teacher and it trickled down my legs into my shoe. I almost fainted with ecstasy, she took me to the nrs and she put a cold rag on it and cleaned me up and then was so shocked when it rose up again in her face at attention. I think she liked it.

You women just don't understand how it is with us males. I hope this helps you understand some of what it is like for some of us anyway. Now the dam things at it agin cause my lap pup wiggled his ass on it. git out o here dog.

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

CC, no comment required, you're just a hard bastard

C. C. Riter 7 years ago

haah cindy, speechless in china

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey, I'm trying to write a play for the other Grade 4 teacher and the ESL teacher to act out with me in front of the class to show different perspectives on explorers. I'm going to be Thillanatarajan Sivakumaran - and Indian in 1524 and then there's Da Gama and an Interviewer!

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey, I'm trying to write a play for the other Grade 4 teacher and the ESL teacher to act out with me in front of the class to show different perspectives on explorers. I'm going to be Thillanatarajan Sivakumaran - and Indian in 1524 and then there's Da Gama and an Interviewer!

C. C. Riter 7 years ago

good luck cindy, have fun with the little tykes

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realestatebuff 7 years ago from ChicagoLand

Are you kidding me? Why do men always get lumped together? I don't "check" on my penis throughout the day. I know it's their without feeling it. My sons don't check on theirs throughout the day either. I must say that "whitey titeys" aren't very comfortable, which is why I don't own a pair. My oldest son was in boxer briefs as soon as they made them in his size.

I have seen a couple guys at work who seemingly have the need to adjust their friend even in the middle of a meeting. I can honestly say, I don't have friends who do this. I would call them on it right on the spot.

So, while I find this article interesting and somewhat hilarious, I have to say that not ALL of us do this.

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Jellyrug 7 years ago from AR USA

Realestatebuff, I have looked at this thread with a bit of humor, specially the title attracts a lot of attention. But I'm with ya, in fact I have never really observed intentionally in detail, but really I don't see the touchy behavior in public either.

I have never felt the need to touch mine either, unless I use it for something of course. LOL

So, I think what is happening here is ladies are like men. When I see a nice girl, my eyes wonder to the good places, specially the boobies. The women in this thread probably just look at men differently than we do.

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lindagoffigan 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Lengo Best Answer of all

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someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

It's like the fifth inning stretch you hear about in baseball,sometimes you just need to just stand up,stretch! lol

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someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

and it feels the same way!

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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

My 4 year old son wears those boxer brief underwear. When he's home, he's just like his dad and drops his pants at the door. I then frequently find him (my son, not my husband) walking around with it sticking out of the flap. I have no idea why. Strange behavior those boys have with their penises.

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Watch Tower 7 years ago from New Zealand

Well us men do have to rearrange ourselves often, we try to do it discreetly so as not to look like a prev in public. Weather you wear boxers or briefs the thing is with just walking around, things move, and generally can get a tad uncomfortable, so we are forced to adjust ourselves.Also it can get well damp with perspiration which just makes one thing stick to two other things,

If you ever see a man look like he is wincing when in public it generally means hes just done himself an injury as his meat and veg have been caught / squished.

The most self conscious I have ever been was when in hospital in a mixed room of older female patents all things and I kept getting an erection which was weird to me as I was well sick hence the hospital, when I   spoke to a male nurse about it, he told me it was quite natural as for some unknown reason when men get tired they tend to get an erection.

though a man can get an erction and not even be mentaly turned on sometimes it just wakes up and at the most embrassing times

One commit that was made was that a person thought the brain was the biggest sexual organ in the body. Well you are right only 10 percent of sexuality is in the genitals the rest is all going on in their brain.

One last thing the male penis is the most stupid organ, give it any sort of attention ( other than the fore mentioned adjustment) and it will want to pop up thinking its play time, it just love's attention and it really isn't particular about what attention it gets.

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Danerobb 7 years ago from Philippines

I know a man who almost constantly drives his whole hand deep into his trousers to apparently arrange things stored down there, in full view of anyone who could be watching. I simply don't know if he's aware of it, and I don't have the guts to ask him...

As for our dangling article, it's still the best thing we have to express what is in our hearts. Sure, our eyes, lips and fingers can become experts at pleasing our loved one, but our tool in it's special haven is what makes that sense of internal completion occur, over and over again.

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Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

The comments could be about three hubs, all by themselves!!

I enjoyed this hub, and the comments, a lot. Y'all take care now, y'hear?

SamanthaB 7 years ago

Well, as a recently newly wed (38 and my first marriage), it was very alarming and distracting to see my husband play with his penis whenever he is naked. he loves to be naked at home. I know he can do it because he can. I acatually think he enjoys touching himself more that me....The hand wins....i can't have sex with him anymore because I keep seeing his hand playing with his penis or testicles. It's quite off putting!

dskjn 6 years ago

Listen. men and orlder boys that keep touching their selves everywhere they go, or play sports or w.e is because they try to make a semi boner so it looks like they now have a natural package. These are the most insecure men and guys out there. Pass it on.

Its not cool.

im 22.

a str8 male

in college

so f off

personwhonows 6 years ago

I think i like boys

Wondering 6 years ago

Just a thought, is it any different in boys who are not circumcised? The foreskin has been removed in most boys in the US. Maybe this causes unnecessary stimulation and irritation as the boy grows. What do mothers say about their sons in other countries where they are not circumcised. Does the same behavior occur.

Coco 6 years ago

Well I have to say my soon to be husband insist that I make sure he has a boner befor he leaves for work in the morning... I realy don't get it? And he came back for a SECOND hug because the first hug and kiss wasn't enough for his boner to stay up! It makes me not want to give him a hug! I don't get it???

Michael44 6 years ago

For those wanting to avoid uncomfortable underwear: try wearing a kilt.

It has always been ridiculous that, in most parts of the world, those with a package to find accommodation for wear bifurcated nether garments with no room at the juncture for the said package.

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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

Great topic, first of all little boys and girls both touch themselves, because it feels good and they have no concept that it is any different than scratching an itch, so I would say have a talk and let them know that that is their privates and if they want to touch them then touch them in private.

Next if we woman can think how important a man’s penis is to them , and then realize that it is exposed on the outside of their body. These are there jewels and really quite unprotected..So with that said maybe the touching is to reassure them that their jewels are still hanging where they should be....lol

Name 6 years ago

We play with our balls cuz sometimes they itch sometimes u have a boner and have to move it so ppl don't see it and sometimes just for fun

duncan 6 years ago

that is a lot of bullshit

chikin 5 years ago

Well I have asked b4 and the answer I got from 2 men was that sometimes its an itch but it could be a pkg shift or stuck to leg (sweaty) and gettin irritated

ssss 5 years ago

OMG. Let them.. Who cares? They are habitual. Lets not become habitual watching them over.. lol But on serious note, I have never seen a serious kind, decent man doing such things publicly. Well maybe at home but not in public. Its better we avoid seeing such ppl.

Laurie 5 years ago

my teenage brother does this constantly, and it's disgusting. My mom and I keep telling him to stop putting his hands down there in front of us, but he refuses to listen. It's so wrong- if I were to do that in public, the reactions of disapproval and disgust would be immense. "A girl having a sex drive?! Being unladylike! what the?!"

but of course, because he's a 'man', it's perfectly acceptable for him to walk around fiddling with himself; something that would have earned him a slap from our parents in childhood but is turned a blind eye to now. "It's a man's world", as the gypsy girls said..

David Lee 4 years ago


A penis can be an uncomfortable thing. You might think your breasts are as uncomfortable, but boobs are round and have bras to fit in. A penis is like a long stick, and it gets in annoying positions time to time. Women will never understand what it feels like. And male's balls are way different than breasts: they are wrinkly and sticky, and they often stick to the sides of your legs. That is the most uncomfortable feeling you may ever feel, and you just have to reach down to peel it off. Its like an unbearable itch on your back.

ThatSMARTdude 4 years ago

its because our pubic hair makes our junk itchy very itchy so for some i guess it turns them on and we think its annoying. so just shave your pubes and it wont itch

Alyssa Malloch 4 years ago

i am 10 years old and i red how to pee standing up pretty damn cool huh i am a lady!!! hee hee hee!

Albert 4 years ago

Because it gets in the way and it's very annoying! It can sometimes also get sticky to the leg area, hairs can be bothering or hurting too. Also if your hanging and for some reason it's on the side of your undies it will go straight to the side making it completely uncomfortable. We men always try to fix it so it can stay centered and up when this happens but then when it stops being erected it will go down wherever it likes. It's a constant work.

I hate boxers and I can't stand regular undies either (there's no undies good for penises) the right underwear must have a little space to place your penis where it can camp in the same place not falling elsewhere and making your life a living hell.

I remember the first thing I told my fiancé right after she said YES, was that I'm always rearrenging my friend so she can be aware and not think other stuff, she laughed and understood.

Jared 4 years ago

It's basically like the feeling you get when you need to scratch something but you know you can't. For penises are very sensitive and the slightest discomfort requires attendance. As for young boys, your shy, oblivious to the world, your penis is sortave your friend. I learned as a child that feeling my penis was, incredibly relaxing. Now I did not always have my hand in my pants but I think your young boys are just relaxing, get a sense of pleasure. Consider it a few steps behind masterbation. In all, completely normal.

mcc83 4 years ago

i was the same until i got new underwear i bought pouched underwear now you don't have to put your hand down to adjust them now

matthew 4 years ago

It's type of residual shock, a PTSD of sorts, from being circumsized, which is generally the first trauma the male body experienced after birth. Boys who are aren't circumsized don't display the same unconscious need to verify it's still there, because it was never traumatized.

morne 4 years ago

looks like you started a topic that will never end. the only explenation i have for the girls is that comfort is key

sally 4 years ago

Women should run from mens penises you do not want to get pregnant. Run like there's no tomorrow. Run like hell. Women DO NOT want to look at your disgusting ugly penises or disgusting hairy testicles. From the Women and girls of the World.

Anon 4 years ago

Problem solved. Now men can have true comfort.


Anonymous 3 years ago

I don't know why younger kids do it but when getting older and more into the teen era of their life, they get their pubic hair. Now since this is one of the warmest places on a guys body, it gets sweaty down there and the skin of the "package" sticks to their thighs and this is highly uncomfortable. So to make it comfortable, they have to touch and rearrange.

Vic Torino 3 years ago

Me like

Val 3 years ago

My husbane dose it at night time he says he dont do it but he dose. Then he waits for me to full asleep first so i dont catch hin doing it but he say its his dick yes it is but all the time a hand on it is really really bad i also think he dose it when i am at work i find his towl in the wrong place or its fucking tuisses grr i am over men playing with there dicks

Brandy 2 years ago

I just want to know why every man thinks his package is the absolute best in the world - simply because it's good for HIM doesn't mean it's gonna be good for YOU.....

Christina 21 months ago

I understand children being curious and touching themselves sometimes but I recently married and my husband cannot keep his hands and fingers from rubbing or tapping his private area constantly he does it in front of people and in public what scares me the most is he even does it when small children are present IT makes me sick !!! He's not adjusting or scratching he's playing with it

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    cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

    maybe someone can design a special little slingbag for them to put their little packages in

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    cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

    Sexist Bgamall, very sexist. Most men can't keep up with our sex drive and definitely not with the sex-drive of a nympho. Which is why you always hear men speaking about nymphos in hushed voices as they are in awe.

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    adsensemaster 7 years ago from India

    wow really a nice hub

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    Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

    Good hub! Does anyone remember those "pamper" shorts of the 1970's? I just hated it when the you know what seems to hang out from the back when the wearer would bend to pick up something from the floor.

    What a terrible predicament!

    Is it appropriate to ask "How's it hanging?"

    Sorry, if my comments are too rude.

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    Kegnum 7 years ago from US

    Ha! love this hub. I must admit the word penises grabbed my attention from the get go.

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    kambohg 7 years ago

    heheh what ur talking about watch here a good thing which will make u huh :) www.madnites.com

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    Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

    haha C.C. Riter the story about your pecker made me smile. LOL but with a nice story line. Movie of the week the Reader followed by incredible Adventures of Pecker. hehe.

    Gesture 7 years ago

    Unless you have interviewed every man on the planet and gathered the survey results it is erroneous to state that all males fondle themselves. During the day it is normal for the penis to become erect 9 - 10 times. This keeps the tissues elastic. It is an autonomic function. As a young boy this occurance could feel rather strange. You might want to look at hormonal development and the energetic qualities of the sexual area.

    I remember a time of being curious when I was young but never as much as you describe. I also remember the girls being as equally as interested as well.

    C. C. Riter 7 years ago

    raven you would enoy my pains, haha. Now Geature, it dint feel strange to me, felt pretty good, not elstic for me either, felt like steel and it throbbed like hell too. Oh yeah, the girls love 'em.

    KAF 7 years ago

    We play & fondle with our penises because we can. It is as simple as that. We love feeling them and peeing outside with them.

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    Danerobb 7 years ago from Philippines

    Sech a mystery! The pecker gets pecked on again, and again. Why not evolve super quickly so that it will fall off after the last desired child is born. Both a curse and a blessing, we won't be constantly plagued by its insistent demand for pleasure, and women won't get plugged by it's insatiable yearning for insertion.

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    terced ojos 6 years ago from terced_ojos@yahoo.com

    I have four sons ranging in ages from 14 to 5. My wife has learned a great deal about the male penis as a result of her 4 male children and I have filled in the blanks on those occasions she has had the courage to ask.

    My five year old gets woodies and his "pee-pee" stands up on its own and he says "my pee-pee won't go down." I have to tell him to be still till it does as I have had to tell his older siblings when they were toddlers as well.

    It's hardwired in the male animal. I've never read a book that said "as a man thou shalt play with thy penis." It has just always been in me to do. As one of the earlier postees said we get "hard-ons" walking through stores unbeknownst to us. Just happens. I've never adjusted myself in public though. Too Krass even for a pig like me. :). I teach my sons not to do adjust in public as well. Go to the bathroom and do that in private.

    I like my penis though it serves my wife very well and is her best friend. :).

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    saddlerider1 6 years ago

    OMG what a post, ROFL...I guess we started with the diaper change and mum or dad saw our tiny erect penises squirting them in the face, look at the power we had even back at that early age. Then when we finally discovered this little squirter we wanted to touch it, flick it, stare at it, fondle it and behold an erection appeared. We try to keep it within our shorts, but damm it's tough when it's restricted behind tight briefs, so we make adjustments, we squirm this way and that and sometimes in public places, and we don't even realize that we are being watched. Ode to the Penis...there must be one out there somewhere.ha.

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    junkseller 6 years ago from Michigan

    It seems like everyone is attributing too much consciousness to this behavior, that whenever a boy or man touches themselves they are actively thinking about it, when in fact I think it is far more subconscious.

    I guess I can't speak for anyone else, but as for me, if I am sitting at the computer there is a very good chance my hand is down my pants and furthermore that there is an erection down there and some activity is taking place. It is not masturbation though, and is no more a conscious activity than is someone sitting there tapping their foot.

    Too often it seems like women view the penis as some sort of weird appendage attached to our bodies. It isn't. Our body is just one thing. Asking boys why they touch themselves is like asking them why their lungs breath. And I tend to think that it is a mistake to sexualize something that isn't (akin to assuming a woman with stiff nipples is sexually aroused).

    Brian 6 years ago

    What I don't understand is why women find it distracting when we have to rearrange things. It is very sensitive, and insistent, and if it is uncomfortable we can't think about anything else until we take care of it. What if your nose itched, but because of societal bigotry, you couldn't scratch it?

    And as for does it start in the womb, the answer is a definite yes. A nephew's baby ultrasound showed the fetus with his hand on his penis. The nurse laughed and sait, "it starts early!".

    Ya can't change biology, so it's better to just accept it.

    Noname 6 years ago

    I'm just a kid, but I don't grab my penis in public but it's so hard not to, after sitting for an hour your balls get so uncomfortable. Worst is when you are sitting there then your balls are really itchy and then you start thinking about that and you get an erection in public! I really don't know but it's not our fault were obsessed with it. I use to talk about my penis with my mom all the time

    kieferrocks 6 years ago

    Well, due to the physiological nature of the reproductive organs and their nerve bundle network tied into several key brain neural systems. My unscientific opinion is it is a morse code type of tap tap reinforcement. Simplified as : Hey? You good? Yea, I good! Hey? Everything cool? Yea, It's cool! Hey, did you see that! Woa! Say that! Repeated incestantly and synaptically.

    In code, hehe. Tug, tap, tug, tap, tug, tap. Repeat if necessary. LOL.

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    Garrett Mickley 6 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

    I see women adjust their bra in public all the time.

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    Sullen91 6 years ago from Mid-Atlantic Region, US

    Lol @ garret. I kind of agree with the author though; some guys are infatuated with this issue.

    Not telling 6 years ago

    Am a boy/men. It becz it sometimes fall down and u wanna

    pick around with it :D

    Someone 6 years ago

    Let's write an article on behaviors that "ALL MEN" have.... it depends on the person adn how they were raised and besides....when the snake travels down ur leg it's a little uncomfortable so it's nice to get it back in place lol

    5 years ago

    I've been researching middle eastern clothing --- personally, i think they make men look sexy as all get out --- plus, the artisticly gifted men can really dress up with some gorgeous clothes that rival any woman's and still be all male. Would this loose clothing be more comfortable for men (i know when my slacks and/or panties are riding up/etc. it really irritates my sensitive tissues and i can't wait to get to the nearest ladies room to adjust them.)

    BigDaddy 5 years ago

    After reading this line of comments its proof that women don't listen to men no matter how much they complain that men don't listen to women.

    Ben 5 years ago

    Men have always been putting their hands in their pants, and no woman, you are not able to change that.

    Mind your own business!

    Homie 5 years ago

    Well ive made a habit of sticking my hands down de pants when im alone chillin, but it is more of an issue of warmth. ya see down there is were the most body heat be coming from, not so much to fondle myself tho

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    Derick 5 years ago

    I'm a teen, about to go into college. I've always wondered this myself. Without even thinking about it, or what I'm about to do I find myself 'Adjusting' or 'Fixing' myself down south as quickly as possible.

    I could be running through town trying to catch the bus, and I'll drop my phone or something just to readjust things.

    I think it's more of a comfort feeling. Well for me it is. It's definitely not a good feeling to have the old soldier crushed in a pair of jeanss, or twisted into a knot cuz ya draws are ridin up the wrong way either.

    LOL --^ Just my thoughts

    shane 5 years ago

    baby powder. If i need re-arrange mine i do it in private. I think for some men they dont realize that they are doing it sort of like scratching an itch on your face. its a reaction.

    Wear looser crotches and stop bragging 'bout the size. One day you, too, will get a flat tire! 5 years ago

    No way do toddler and prepubescent boys have any issues with unfriendly unders. I don't buy that at all. My nephew held onto his winger from as soon as his little hand could grab, and then he not only held, he carressed and rolled it around and he would use his finger to shove the head up into the penis itself, as if to glide it inwards and out, then stretch it. I'm sure he was pleasuring himself, but all you guys seem to be born masterbaters...just that some of you are more discreet about it while others feel it is their right to play with it whenever and however. Maybe it'd be good if a squirrel did bite your nuts.

    Frederik 5 years ago

    Regarding the posts above from mostly women.

    And Women are shocked that Men want nothing to do with them for long term or divorce them after few years of marriage. Last thought for women. Three to one. Can not imagine why a Man can replace a nag so easily. Do the math chicks.

    Rodger 5 years ago

    I suppose I've gotten to the age where I just don't care if someone can see when I adjust. I guess I just see adjusting as a normal male activity. I think it's part of the confidence which come with being well equipped.

    y7h6 5 years ago

    that was awsome

    Jean 5 years ago

    B. Howell, why are you saying a mother should leave penis talk for dads and grandfathers, yet we seem to think it is okay to allow a girl's father to talk about periods with their daughters?? Big unfair contradiction. We can't censor moms and not censor dads. We are Wrong!

    Marcus 5 years ago

    In the United States at least, a lot of male children are circumcised. The exposed glans can be very easily irritated by anything really—it is meant to be an internal organ protected by the foreskin. Maybe that is why these mothers think their children are "obsessed." I don't know why parents are so obsessed that they do genital surgery on healthy children who don't need the surgery.

    StandsErect 4 years ago

    Well, its cause to be honest we like our penis. That's why we touch it all day and it feels good. As a little boy I used to touch myself all day cause it made me feel better. With girls I would have them sit in my lap cause it made me feel tingly in camp. So now you chicks know, we are not afraid of it falling off lol. It just feels good to us. As kids we are wondering why it feels so good, and then puberty hits and then our bodies change. But the best time in our lives is being with a women or girl for the first time, its really a great experience, and we figure out it feels better if chicks do the touching and we do the hunting for our women. So its been an age old thing for men and women. By the way us guys aren't the only ones touching ourselves. Girls do too at young ages. My cousin used to touch herself with her stuffed bear when she was 6 years old. All the time. So stop being so sexist here and realize both sexes like private part touching lol.

    poop 4 years ago

    i already have a boy friend

    CallumEssX 4 years ago

    I'm 18, recently finished school so I know what you mean by guys "touching" themselves, I myself don't touch myself like that because I wear comfortable boxer briefs that freeze that area in one position.. BUT men sweat quite a bit in that area mainly because the penis and testes are supposed to be cooler then the actual body so heat comes out as sweat.. This makes everything stick, a bit like when your at the beach and where your skin touches skin from sweat it's annoying.. In a straightforward way... Your balls stick to your leg, definitely not comfortable especially since they get bigger and sometimes looser with age and then again depending on temperature (back to heat/sweat... It's a vicious circle)

    I have no idea why young children would be touching themselves... Maybe because they have become more aware of their bodies? 

    I've asked a few of my mates who are frequent trouser divers as to why they do it and the reaction is either.. It's cold, arranging or WHY HAVE YOU BEEN STARING AT MY JUNK!?

    Shut up 4 years ago

    Woman don't understand anything.

    LJ 4 years ago

    Just to make a couple of points even though this is an old post.

    1. Women do the same with their breasts

    2. Not all men do what you say just as not all women do what I have said.

    3. Stop speculating with Freudian psychology, his BS has long ago been debunked.

    4. Stop staring at guy's penises unless, of course, you don't mind them staring at your breasts.

    5. Stop acting like you know what is moral and what is not. A guy touching his penis isn't hurting anyone.

    6. Why post this? It seems you are the one with penis issues.

    anonymous 4 years ago

    personally i would like to not have a sex orgasm , because myself i find that my penis gets exited by himself i'm trying to do something and it gets in the middle, i would like to take ride of it , because if i wouldn't have it i could have stuff in life that's better than a woman who has sex with you 1 time a week for 2 years and then takes all your money

    A MAN 4 years ago


    Okay so let me phrase you this question, and highlight how broken the idea of society being "equal" is.


    They're always moving their bra's when they're out.

    Look how sexist that looks... and yet it's the same question, reversed sex.

    My viewpoint is that we now live in a society where men are so in fear of being called sexist, that women can walk around and trample all over them all the time making comments that ARE SEXIST and get away with it.

    This article to me is sexist because it asks a question that is completely irrelavent, and yet if I asked the question above I'd probably be blacklisted by the internet community.

    I want men and women to be EQUAL in society, but, I believe we now live in a world where a person is not selected on whether they are the best for the job, but on what sex they are, because, god forbid, a company has more men in it than women! (Oh but it's fine to have more women than men).

    So here I am to equal the scale and hate on this.


    Lokami 4 years ago

    Just tell them that if they touch themselves they go blind and grow hair on their hands

    This is why little boy's do it 4 years ago

    Little boys masturbate simply because they are curious, they are still exploring there bodies, and yes, they do it for pleasure as well. It is perfectly natural, and it is ok to allow them to do it. By doing it they are learning about there bodies, and the more they do it, the more they learn. Any parents should allow there boy's to do it. Just teach them about privacy, or in other words, tell them to do it in there home bathroom.

    gimoni 4 years ago

    They are simply rearranging their package, because when it gets on the wrong side it tends to itch. Why do women readjust their bras to they think their tits fell off?

    almorr 4 years ago

    Unlike women, a male has his manhood from day 1, a female gets breasts form about the age of 10, some even earlier. I understand even baby boys have erections, I was told some are even born with an erection, I'am not sure about that. However, a boy is not really aware of his penis until about 12 or 13 when he compares his with other boys his same age. He is of course aware he HAS a penis when he is a little boy, but come 12 he knows how big or small, particularly when erect how he compares. It was quite a shock to me when at 14 I was compared to some film star at the time who was reputated in having a large penis, I did not realize I had a

    a penis at least 2" longer than and 1/4" thicker than all the other boys I knew. At first I was a bit bemused, I seemed to be the only boy who did NOT wish he had a bigger penis, they ALL wanted to have one like mine.

    Soon after that I noticed that some other boys also had reasonable size penises which they were happy with. So as they say, a penis as well as a dog is a mans best friend.

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    Dan Rivard 3 years ago

    It is just in our nature to do that as a guy you should understand you shouldn't think it is abnormal behavior because it isn't it is called Masturbation. Little boys do it because it is a way for them to find out it is pleasurable to touch that part of their bodies. It is how boys learn what feels good and what doesn't. My guess is it probably has to do with our DNA. I bet it does happen in the womb. How else are you supposed to know what feels good if you don't touch yourself. If i had a son I wouldn't penalize him for touching himself. You are being unreasonable for not letting your little boy do that it is the only way he will learn what feels good and so what if he does it in public he is not going to end up doing it in public when he is a grown man. Give him a break cut him some slack

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    Tarikpro 2 years ago from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    That's a definitely perfectly normal period for male children, a period when they are realizing their sexuality. 5 years old seems like an early period, but this is developed in males since birth, especially period after stopping breastfeeding.

    A digression: Have your sons, at least once, saw you having sexual intercourse with your husband? If they did, I would definitely they were angry at their dad - this is supported by, a pretty weird in a way, experiment where it was psychologically proven that children at early ages are in love with their mother. The case is continued when, most likely, a lot of guys are trying to find a girlfriend which looks like their mother in a way, physically or behaviorally. Sounds morbid, right?

    A feeling of having a penis is something that women will never fully get. Your kids are perfectly normal, because touching your penis makes you happy in a way. We all did it.

    Mike :) 11 months ago

    Maybe if U had one of your own U would understand. L.O.L.!!!

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