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2 7yr old girls naked and touching each others genitals as

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2 7yr old girls naked and touching each others genitals as a game abusive or just exploration?
Hello and thank you for contacting JA,
Since they are the same age and are young, this would be considered normal curiosity and explorative. However, it is a good time to teach about privacy when naked and about modesty. The girls should be encouraged to close doors when in bathroom and dressing and also respect others privacy by always knocking on a closed door. They should be taught that no one can touch their private parts nor should they ever touch another's private parts. If they are not understanding this lesson yet, then they should always be supervised by an adult.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

does this mean one or both may be being abused?

Since this is normal does not mean either has been abused. If the behavior was more that touching genitals (i.e., humping behaviors, oral touch,), then it is possible that they have either witnessed a sexual act (in person, on line, video) or been abused.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you
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