This infant development a topical approach pdf needs attention from an expert in Psychology. This date: November 2016 has been nominated to be checked for its neutrality. Discussion of this nomination can be found on the talk page. Development of sexuality is an integral part of the development and maturation of children.
A range of sensational, emotional and consequent sexual activities that may occur before or during early puberty, but before full sexual maturity is established. The concept of child sexuality also played an important role in the classical psychoanalysis. Human evolution of social systems seems to favor nurture kinship relations between adults and children, which implies cultures intended to protect children from harm. Cultures and religions codified these principles into rules in which children learn to control their natural bodily functions by publicly pleasing adults and privately exploring the world and testing the bounds of adult tolerance.
Adults are attracted to children in various ways. In some cultures, such as Ancient Greece, adults managed in a way that today would be considered child abuse. In the traditions of Confucianism, as in humanism, sexual activity and sexual education are generally less regulated but often considered a private matter, so that discussing it may be ‘very bad taste’.
In Western Europe, the predominant religion was Catholicism and theologians such as Bishop Augustine of Hippo considered orgasm a sin. In Islam, mixing between men and women is strongly discouraged, especially when in private. In the 19th century, with the arrival of industrialization and literacy, sexual repression appears to have become institutionalized and extra-marital activity generally criminalized to the point where newly married couples experienced difficulty in achieving consummation of their marriage.