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Added August 01, 2013

Male Puberty

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Male puberty is something boys go through. Puberty isn't just a girl thing. Boys go through a lot of changes at male puberty too, usually between the ages of 10 and 17. Here are some of the things boys experience during male puberty:

 

Height

A boy may have a growth spurt and shoot up 25 inches in one year. If you tower over the boys in your class right now, they'll catch up soon. Girls start getting taller around age 10; guys start around age 12 and keep on growing.

 

Body Shape

As a boy grows taller, his body shape changes, too.

  • His shoulders get widergiving him more physical strength.
  • His muscles expand in size.
  • Even his face changeshis nose and jaw get more prominent, and his forehead gets higher.

 

Voice

Did you ever notice that a boy who used to sing really sweetly and high all of a sudden starts to sound like a croaking frog? That's because his voice is getting deeper as the larynx, or voice box, grows. Sometimes the larynx muscles will make his voice crackwhich is completely normal. A guy's voice can change really suddenly or over a period of time within male puberty.

 

Hair, hair, and more hair

Like girls, boys get a little hairier during puberty, tooin the pubic area and underarms, and maybe the outer arms, legs, chest, stomach, shoulders, and back. Facial hair comes later, starting on the upper lip, then on the cheeks and chin.

 

At first, a guy's body and facial hair will be soft, but it gradually gets rougher. The coarse texture makes body and facial hair more noticeable on men than on women, and more visible on guys with darker hair. (By the way, hairiness has nothing to do with masculinity, and hairy guys aren't "manlier" than guys who aren't hairy.)

 

Chest

A young guy might have some slight swelling in his chest around the nipples, and his chest may feel tender. Don't worryhe's not growing breasts. His hormones are just working overtime. This phase usually lasts less than a year.

 

Skin and acne

During male puberty, a boy's glands become really active. Certain glands cause a secretion of more oils in the hair and skin, while others increase the amount a guy perspires. Many boys start to develop acne. As with girls, boys usually need to start washing their faces and hair much more, and start using deodorant.

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Lulu2002
Lulu2002
Posted August 20, 2013
Hey girls!! Imagine if boys ahd to go through what we go through. That would be hilarious! ;)
silv132
silv132
Posted August 12, 2013
WoW I only thought girls had puberty until some guy classmates started yelling Manuel has hair on his thing after P.E.
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Posted August 10, 2013
Girls rule! This makes us stronger! And there the ones complaining!
PeriodicMacey
PeriodicMacey
Posted July 04, 2013
REALLY? They just get more awesome and we just more cranky and more things to worry about in life!
PeriodicMacey
PeriodicMacey
Posted July 03, 2013
No fair girls have to start periods which they have to worry about for most of their lives but boys just have lower voices, more hair ( which girls have more of to ), more muscle,and height? We have to go through mood swings, pain, and we have to worry about when we have our first period so we can pe prepared and not embarrass ourselves in class. REALLY?!?!?!?!?!?
Lizzie 12
Lizzie 12
Posted July 03, 2013
Wow, They have it soooooo easy and there'er complaining to us e is so babyish.
KittyKatty123
KittyKatty123
Posted March 18, 2013
We have it harder.:) TMI on the pubic hair thing!
rose1118
rose1118
Posted December 26, 2012
I have 3 older brothers, the oldest is 19, the middle one is 17 almost 18, and the youngest is 15. I am the baby of the family with an older sister (21 almost 22) and I am the only girl in the house (other than my mom). Just today I was talking to the youngest of my brothers (15 year old) and his voice now sounds just like the 19 year old's. I love my brothers and everything but 15 year old found out that I have gotten my period (cause I accidently left a tampon (unused, i just thought that it was my time of the month) in the bathroom and he flipped out. he was like "Your only 13 and you have IT??" and i was like "yeah I have had my PERIOD since I was 11!" which made him flip out even more!! He told me to be extra careful around boys now, when he started saying that I just walked away. My brothers are so strange and over protective. Hmmm?
neonmustache29
neonmustache29
Posted April 29, 2013
Girls rule! We go through stuff boys our age wouldn't even believe! Haha! Now who's stronger and better?!?!
btrlover
btrlover
Posted October 29, 2012
totally emphize the deodorant part! lol
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