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Puberty Fact Sheet Boys Eastern Health 2016

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Puberty in Boys:
A simple guide
Created for you, so you feel confident and ready for the changes you will experience during puberty!
PHYSICAL CHANGES of PUBERTY
Taller, bigger & stronger
Voice gets deeper
Hair on face, pubic area, and other body areas
Penis & testicles will get bigger
WHAT'S UP DOWN THERE?
Why is my penis getting hard?
This is called an erection Erections are when blood vessels in your penis fill with blood This can happen even without thinking about sexual things Don't worry, unwanted erections are normal, and usually stop as you get older!
I wake up with sticky underwear, why?
This is called a "wet dream", or a nocturnal emission Wet dreams happen when you ejaculate in your sleep
Does penis size matter?
No! Not at all. Penises do vary in length and shape, but not as much as you may think.
This happens during puberty,  and you will grow out of it as you get older
OKAY! GOT IT. BUT WHAT ABOUT SHAVING? AND WHY AM I THE SHORTEST GUY IN CLASS?
Ask someone you trust to show you the ropes! Shaving can be tricky at first, so it's nice to practice with someone.
Around age 16 boys notice facial hair.
Girls mature faster than boys. Boys will go through growth spurts. Remember, everyone is on their own schedule!
YEARS
2
About 2 years after you notice girls are taller, you will begin to catch up!
3 THINGS TO REMEMBER DURING PUBERTY:
Healthy Eating
Your body needs fuel! Eat lots of fruit, veggies, eggs, meat, whole grain bread and cereals.
Be Active
You can go for a bike ride, dance to your favourite song, whatever gets you moving & having fun!
Get lots of sleep
When you go through puberty, your body needs lots of rest. About 8-9 hours a night.