Little did anyone know that his interest in wearing this petticoat would last ten years and in time require strict rules about when and where he could wear it. His easy affection, naivete, and willingness to go anywhere with anyone were a source of constant anxiety for me. I also found college-aged girls with boyfriends to take my son to sporting events and play outdoor games. We idolize Michael Jordan for basketball, Mark Spitz for swimming, and Michelle Kwan for ice-skating: most children will never achieve their successes and yet parents are excited when their children choose these professionals as idols. It should be noted that I remember her doing this before she turned 1 year old — while in the high chair, in the baby carrier, and in bed. I also understand how frightening the potential of sexual abuse can be for families of children with disabilities. At the end of this article, I wrote: "Every day of his life has been part of his learning to be a sexually responsive human being, and at the appropriate time, I hope a sexually active one.
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I tried to discourage his affection and groping, without discouraging his friendliness, but he could not learn where to draw the line. It had one scene that happened in a bordello that I was unprepared to discuss with him and during that scene we went to the kitchen to make popcorn. He needed to learn how to dress and undress himself and I wanted to encourage his self-discovery and pleasure, but could not make him understand that there were places where it was appropriate to be naked or to masturbate and others where it was not. He put the key in the ignition, changed gears, pulled out, signaled, turned, stopped, and parked on request. A few days later he sheepishly came to me and told me he had something to tell me.
He then did something very similar to when he found out I had a vagina he began asking whether people he knew masturbated, name by name. His parents are happy. Sex between people with "mental retardation": An ethical evaluation. He needed to be able to handle a car should he be in an emergency where ability to drive would be the only way out of a crisis situation. My son showed no interest in exploring his body and continued to prefer to wiggle, even with my encouragement. As this confusion continued, it was hard to tell whether my son was slow in learning how to decipher a person's sex, was not bound by conventional rules of what a man or a woman looks like, or was questioning the constancy of his own gender. With a view to sharing this insider-info one day with a lucky partner.