Children's books about masturbation (or when children touch themselves) are a useful resource for parents who are wanting to provide their child with some guidance about masturbation.
If you are unsure abut how to start this awkward conversation, then you can learn more in this blogpost about how to talk to your child about masturbation. Or in this one about what to do with a child who always has their hands down their pants.
There aren't a lot of books for children that are written about masturbation for children. It is just too risque a subject and most publishers won't touch it (pardon the pun).
You will find two types of books included in this list. The books that talk about the one thing i.e. masturbation. Then there are the books that talk about a lot of things but with a section on masturbation.
Nearly all of the puberty books talk about masturbation as well, but you won't find them in this list (as there are just too many of them to include).
You will only find books in this list that are readily available at bookshops today.
You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
And if you find this list a little overwhelming, you might want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.
You’ll find more information about sex education in my Sex Education 101 page.
NOTE: Before passing any book to your child or reading the book with your child, you should read it yourself first. I might think it is a great book for a certain age child or that the information is valuable, but you may disagree. You need to choose books that reflect your values and the messages you want your child to receive.
These are some of the many age appropriate books about child masturbation (or when children touch themsleves) that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that kids can read to find reliable and accurate information about love, sex and relationships. Plus they will help prepare you too!
If you have looked at these children's books about masturbation, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my sex education book review site.
I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.