Book a uni open day. You can personalise what you see on TSR. Only if adults overreact to a child's masturbation and make it seem dirty or wicked will it cause emotional harm, such as guilt and sexual hangups. If her hands are free and she has nothing better to occupy them, she may go for her crotch as an automatic behaviour. Why not re-start the conversation? There is no reason to believe that this behaviour at this age will lead to any kind of sexual deviancy, addiction or unhealthy outcomes. One more important note:
At the risk of being blunt, being bothered by this behaviour in our little kids usually says more about us than it does about them.
Ask Dr Justin: How do I stop my 3-year-old masturbating?
She will grow out of it. Irritation in the genital area causes pain or itching; it does not cause masturbation. Masturbation is self-stimulation of the genitals for pleasure and self-comfort. Researchers found that boys — but not girls — who masturbated appeared more likely to use condoms during intercourse. Oops, nobody is replying to posts.