Children’s Doctor Games and Nudity at Danish Childcare Institutions Journal Archives of Sexual Behavior

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Children’s sexuality and its cultural acceptance are understudied in childhood research. This article presents the first Danish research study of the acceptance of children’s sexuality at Danish childcare institutions. The study shows an important cultural shift in the attitude towards children’s sexual games. Whereas these were quite accepted at Danish childcare institutions until the beginning of the century, new, pervasive regulations and a new discourse reveal that fear of child sexual abuse, in particular, has influenced the view on children’s sexual games and nudity. This article discusses the background for this cultural shift and possible implications for the children.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Sexual Behavior
Volume47
Issue4
Pages (from-to)863-875
Number of pages13
ISSN0004-0002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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