Touching Yourself Social Story

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Touching Yourself Social Story Example

Touching Yourself

'Touching yourself' is when a person touches their private parts.

There are lots of reasons why people touch their private parts. You may need to touch them when you go to the toilet or clean yourself. It can also sometimes feel good to touch your private parts.

We call these parts of our body our 'private parts' because we usually don't let other people see them. We also don't usually touch these parts of our body unless we are alone. We tend to only touch them when we are in the toilet, having a bath or shower and when we are in our own bedroom.

Touching our private parts in public is not OK. It makes other people feel uncomfortable and can make them angry or cross with you.

Touching yourself is OK if you do it somewhere private. Touching yourself in public is never OK.

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Notes on creating your own personalised social story:

This is an extremely sensitive subject and you may need to adapt language to reflect local cultural variations. I have deliberately avoided naming sexual parts in this example and kept it gender neutral. For some children it may be appropriate to use the name or a euphemism for their 'private parts' that the child is more comfortable with. Alternatively this example is available in a printable format below.

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Touching Yourself

Touching Yourself Social Story Example

A print out version of the social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Social Story Introduction

Social Story Examples

Spitting Social Story Example

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