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Boys and puberty

Puberty is the physical changes that happen when a boy becomes a man.

It can happen anytime between 10 and 18 years old.

Signs of puberty include:

Growing hair around the penis.

Your balls and penis grow.





Hair grows on your face, underarms,  on your chest or over your balls.



You might get erections. This is where your penis goes hard.

You might have wet dreams. This is where sperm or fluid comes out of your penis when you are asleep.


You may also notice:

  • You might get taller.
  • Your muscles may get bigger.
  • Your voice might get deeper.
  • You might have mood swings and feel emotional.
  • You may want to wear deodorant because you become more sweaty.

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