6 yr old and "sexy races"

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-23-2004
6 yr old and "sexy races"
Mon, 08-27-2007 - 9:42pm
My 6 year old son just told me that he and a bunch of friends were having "sexy races". Apparently that means that they were having running races with their pants down around their ankles. I asked if they always had their underwear on and he said, "well, most of the time." Then I asked if anyone was touching anyones privates, and he said that one 8 yr old girl tried to touch him but she just barely touched him with her fingertip. So.. do I feak out or just let it blow over? I know that they were just playing, and nothing really sexual went on, but still. I had a big talk with ds about it not being an appropriate game and all that. Do I talk to the other girls parents? Awkward!! Any advise will be appreciated!
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2007
Mon, 08-27-2007 - 10:07pm

Well I would want to know if my DD touched a boys privates. But that is me and I tend to be a bit overprotected. My DD is getting quite curious right now so I guess I am sorta happy to hear other 6-year olds are doing "sexual" type of things (even though clearly it isnt sexual).


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-2007
Wed, 08-29-2007 - 2:51pm
Hi, I've had loads of "privates" conversations with my 5 and 6 year old kids lately. I would tell the other parents in a polite way. Each family would have their own way to deal, of course. But, its best the parents know so they can talk with thier little people. (I'm kinda glad to hear other kids this age are doing things like this too!! it's why I'm here.) Thanks for posting! Jae.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-03-2004
Fri, 08-31-2007 - 8:02am
I agree that the other parents should know what's going on. Kids start reaching a new phase of enlightenment between 5 and 8 so it's hard to say how this behavior, gone unchecked, would affect them.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-05-2004
Sat, 09-01-2007 - 11:15pm
Wow! I am not sure I understand what is going on nor do I understand the responses!? I am new to this group and this was my second message I clicked on and I read the responses. I have to ask...Where were you or the adult supervising your 6 yr old? I have a 7 yr old girl and believe me she is supervised enough that there would not be anything that involved "sexy racing" with your pants down! This of course is a question, for I must not understand the whole circumstances.