Care recipient (cr) masturbates in inappropriate or public places

Try: Rule out the possibility of the cr having a urinary tract infection or yeast infection that would cause discomfort or itching in the genital area make sure the masturbation is not a sign of the need to go to the toilet check for clothing that is too tight or chafing in the genital area calmly remind the cr that this is private behavior and is not appropriate in the setting it is happening in without attracting attention lead the cr to a private area such as their own room distract the cr from the behavior with another activity or snack remember that masturbation can happen simply because it is comforting or makes the cr feel good find other comforting activities such as a warm bath hand massage quiet music or other substitutes for the unwanted behavior

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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