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What happens
to boys during
puberty

#boys, #puberty

    Many boys normally start changing a couple of years later than girls.

    Just like girls and puberty, when it comes to boys and puberty, boys start to grow under arm and pubic hair and go through changes to the way their bodies look and how they feel.

    In other ways, puberty affects boys in very different ways to you. Here are a few things to look out for and some you won’t see!

  • Their voices change, going from high pitched one minute to quite deep the next which can often lead to embarrassing squeaks.
  • The larynx also known as an ‘Adam’s apple’ becomes more obvious and shows through the front of their neck.
  • Hair grows on their chests and faces.
  • Bones in their faces start to widen, making them look less childlike.
  • Shoulders widen and muscles start to develop.
  • Their testicles start to darken in colour.
  • They start producing sperm.
  • They won’t want you to know this but sometimes boys also notice a little breast growth as their hormones settle into a routine

Just like you, boys worry about the way they look and very often tease each other about the size of their penises, the amount of facial hair they have and how tall they are.

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Boys get
emotional too

#boys, #feelings, #puberty

They may also find it hard to control their emotions. Boys have an increase in a hormone called Testosterone, which can sometimes leave them feeling a little angry, frustrated or aggressive.

 

They may also act a little immature from time to time. So don’t worry if they start to annoy you or if they tease you about the changes occurring to your body. They are dealing with their own changes too and the best way of dealing with this is to ignore them.

 

What do I do
when boys
tease me?

#puberty

If boys see you getting flustered or embarrassed, they'll take it as a sign to carry on. So be cool and just walk away or laugh off any comments they make.

If a particular boy or group of boys starts behaving badly or in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell your teacher or parents. They'll make sure any kind of verbal or physical abuse is stopped immediately.

Lil-Lets Video
Boys change too

Boys enter puberty a couple of years after girls and there are some signs of puberty that are unique to boys.
This chapter talks about the changes boys go through during puberty.

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Comments

Little Miss

Hmmm, really helpful. Thanks Vicki. I still kind of think that girls got the worst deal, with boobs and periods, but they make girls stronger so hey? Xx

wow

Yes, boys definitely go through stuff too, but they have it WAY EASIER! WHAT THE HECK, WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH CRAMPS, LEAKING THROUGH OUR PANTS, CHANGING OUR PADS/TAMPONS, CRAZY MOOD SWINGS, SHAVING DOWN THERE AND ARMPITS, INFECTIONS IN OUR VAGINA, BIG BOOBS AND GETTING BOOBS CAN HURT, AND THE MONSTER CALLED DISCHARGE! And all boys do are tease each other about the size of their penises and they think that's hard?!?!?

BOYS DONT HAVE IT AS EASY AS WE THINK

Hi (yes i am a girl ) im 13 We all understand puberty is hard we have all gone or will go through that in our lives. males can have some annoying things during puberty but please just because you havent gone through it GUYS DONT ASSUME GIRLS ARE OVER EXAGGERATING ABOUT PERIODS AND LADY'S DONT JUDGE A BOY FOR THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO THEM DURING PUBERTY !!!DONT ASSUME SOMETHING ABOUT ANOTHER GENDER/SEX !!!YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THIS AND DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS SPECIFIC THING!!!

dubem

im 10 and i have all of the signs of puberty so confusing

Freckles

Fred. If a girl likes you they might look at you more than normal, hang with you more than normal, be weird around you, avoid you

Fred

How do I know if a girl likes me?

Hani

I heard that there is a time when both girls and boys have embarrassing problems. Namely at age 12 or 13

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