I am fortunate in that nothing like this has ever happened to me; however, it did remind me of something my sister (who runs parenting classes) told me. I was telling her that my daughter's new baby was forever spraying her when she took his nappy off and how she has learnt to quickly cover him up. Sister responded that she was glad to hear that I was using the correct terms for body parts - and then went on to tell me that generally paediophiles keep away from children who know the correct names for parts of their body. When I thought about it, I could see what she meant. If a child comes over and says "that man touched my penis" there is no ambiguity, but if a child says "that man touched my 'whatever" (family name), a teacher or other adult, wouldn't necessarily know what they were talking about.
Since then I have been passing this on to every grandmother, etc., that I know. If it only helps one child ....
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