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Puberty
 
What is puberty?
Puberty is a period of transformation between childhood and adulthood. It’s a phase during which your body comes to gradually resemble that of a man and prepares for reproduction. It’s from this stage on that an adolescent male can father children. Puberty involves physical and psychological changes.

 
Physical changes

1.    The main changes include:
  • changes in the size and appearance of the penis and testicles
  • increase in the frequency of erections
  • development of the ability to ejaculate
  • appearance of hair on the genitals, face and body
  • change in voice
Changing at your own pace: So, some of your friends have a beard and you don’t? Your penis doesn’t look like theirs? Don’t worry, your body will change at its own pace. The changes that come with puberty don’t occur at the same time for every guy.

2.    Hair: keep it or remove it?

In spite of everything you see in the movies, on the Web, in magazines or that you hear on the topic, hair removal is a matter of personal choice and taste! Your choices are based on your values, tastes and beliefs. What are yours?

Pubic hair: With puberty comes hair growth on your genitals. Some people like it, others don’t. Deciding to remove this hair is a personal choice and not an obligation. The genital area is more sensitive to infection and irritation when its natural protection—hair—is removed. Certain over-the-counter products can be too strong or irritating. Be sure to get the right information!

What hair removal method should you use? Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Before making a choice or going ahead with anything, be sure to ask for help and information from a qualified individual (e.g. cosmetic salesperson at the pharmacy, aesthetician, nurse, etc.).

“ALL my friends are having their hair removed!!” These days, hair removal is in. Everywhere you look, it seems people have virtually no body hair. In reality, though, it varies quite a bit! If you opt for hair removal because you feel pressure from friends or your partner, keep in mind that it’s a decision you need to make for yourself. It’s your body! So what are your reasons for considering hair removal? Why is this important to you?


 
Psychological changes
A new me! All these physical and hormonal changes can also affect the way you feel emotionally. Some people become more confident while others feel the opposite, and feel awkward about these quick and unexpected changes. If you have any questions or need reassurance, why not talk to a friend or with an adult you trust. You can also write to us or call us at Tel-jeunes.

Your relationships with others. Your relationships with your friends and parents may also change. Your tastes, needs and interests are changing. For example, you may feel a greater desire to be attractive, or have romantic or sexual experiences. You may also want to confide more in your friends and less in your parents.
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