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Hi, my son is now 16 and he has down syndrome. I sometimes find him rubbing himself in bed and and touching himself. My question is what should I do and how do I talk to him about sex.   My friends have suggested that I should find someone to have sex with him to get out of his system because after all he also has needs. This suggestion bothers me and I do not feel that this might be the answer.

I need help please.
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