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Nature vs culture: I've always thought it sad kids got all the physical parts & urges of adulthood long before the wiring in the brain finished. Reproductive urges probably did humans well thousands of yrs ago when people seldom lived past 40. Now the society u live in wants u to wait & recognize the good/bad choices for what they are. No body owes u a living or easy access to sex.Welcome to the real world. ...Read more
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
Is it possible for FTM transsexuals who starting HRT after 22, to grow a big prominent Adam's apple like cis guys going puberty?
Is it possible for over 20yo FTM transsexuals who starting HRT to grow a big prominent Adam's apple like cis guys going puberty?
Here are some...: Known to us, physical growth comes to halt soon marching into adulthood, i.e., some 16 of age for females and 18 for males. Using sex hormone will just change the tissues still sensitive to a degree, like breast, but what you desire will not emerge and grow to your wish. So, a mental reorientation stressing realistic expectation is extremely important for transsexual process. Ask trusted experts. ...Read more
Try not to care: We don't go around measuring penises. Maybe we should? There's always issue of measuring flaccid or erect. Check out http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/271647.php. Luckily for you, BJUI just published data on more than 15, 000 men. Check it out here http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1111/bju.13010/abstract. For Tanner staging, we measure testes, not penis (http://goo. Gl/2YxHQn). ...Read more
Is it true that every guy who reaches puberty will have erection and get ejacluated at some point before having sex?
Yes: We get erections through childhood but they get more intense at puberty. Unless he has intercourse or some other sexual contact as soon as physiologically possible, junior will ejaculate. Most boys discover masturbation around the time of puberty, or are taught by their friends. The rest will have nocturnal emissions. It's great if dad gives junior a little guidance here. ...Read more
It seems like a lot of guys who go through puberty really early get premature baldness. Is this related?
I'm a 14 years old guy who haven't hit puberty. How can I delay puberty because I feel that ejeculation is gross, whether it is the pre-cum or the semen?
There are numerous people in your life that would be happy to answer any of your questions (family, doctors, school counselors). I know it seems strange, but healthy adults in your life can handle these topics. They dealt with puberty too and know it can be confusing. It really is okay to ask.
You can check out this website for more information.
http://kidshealth. Org/en/kids/puberty. Html ...Read more
Generally after 14: Generally, if a boy hasn't started puberty by 14, it is worth seeing a physician to discuss it. Everyone develops at his own pace, though that's usually little comfort for those who start developing later. Most kids have annual physicals for sports or school, and part of that exam is checking for normal growth and development. It's a good time to ask those types of questions. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am a small guy and skinny. Am I hitting puberty late, anything I can do about it?
Hard to say: An x-ray of your wrist and hand can determine if your bone maturity is delayed for age, which would mean you could continue to grow after others your age stopped. A balanced nutrition, proper rest and exercise can support growth. If your bone maturity is that of a 17-18 yo or later, you are done.Supplements, special exercises or diets will not increase height. ...Read more
It often does: Around 1/3 &1/2 of males will respond to low levels of hormones in early puberty with nipple enlargement & a small amount of spongy breast tissue just under the nipple. It may affect one or both sides & last about a year in most cases before gradually going away. Rarely it can last longer. ...Read more
Nothing if grown: For a fully mature male, constitutional delay in puberty should be resolved. For the adolescent boy experiencing constitutionally delayed puberty, maturation occurs later. However, if still not in puberty by age 14 yo, then he may be eligible for testosterone induction of puberty. ...Read more
No: There is no association between the two. ...Read more
Puberty: Girls: breast budding indicates the initiation of pituitary pubertal hormones activating the ovaries. In boys, the same pituitary hormones will lead to testicular enlargement. Girls usually start b/w 8-12/13 years old. Boys start b/w 9-13/14 years old. ...Read more
Delayed puberty: The typical adolescent, endowed with the impatience and insecurities of youth, would probably insist that any nanosecond that doesn’t bring an increase in height, breast size or beard growth qualifies as delayed puberty. Medicine has its own definitions: for boys, no testicular enlargement by the age of thirteen; and for girls, no breast development by thirteen or no menarche by sixteen. ...Read more
Usually By 18 Years: Puberty is the period of transition to adult sexual maturity. Begins in males around 14.9 yrs on average (range of 13-17.3 yrs), with completion by 18 yrs. In males, the onset is signaled by enlargement of scrotum/penis and growth spurt occurs about 2 yrs later. Final height is reached by 18 yrs in most. Genetics plays a major role in final height and other physical characteristics. ...Read more
Variable: Girls generally start between ages 8-11 and boys between 9 and 12. For girls the first sign is a growth spurt and then development of pubic hair and breasts. For boys puberty generally starts with an increase in testicular size and their growth spurt comes later. Menses generally starts about when a girl's growth spurt is done. ...Read more
Hard to say: Puberty is a transition that sees both early and late features. It can progress through all stages in as little as 3 years in some and as long a 7 in others. Testicular enlargement & nipple growth are early recognizable signs, while closure of growth centers & adult like hair distribution as seen toward the end. No two kids have an identical experience. ...Read more
Confusing question: Puberty is a stage not an event. It can be as short as 2-3 years in some or extend 7 years in others. It begins with testicular enlargement in males which may go unnoticed. It ends when the growth centers have closed. At 16, you have some potential for further growth if your growth centers are oper (x-ray). If your bone maturity is advanced to the level of a 17-18 yo your growth centers are closed. ...Read more
Yes, they can.: The average girl (if there is such a thing!) have the greatest rate of growth around age12; for boys, around age 14. Then after this oft noticed "growth spurt" the growth rate slows down but does not stop. The typical girl grows about 2 more inches after she has her first menstrual cycle--however, girls puberty actually begins at the development of breast buds--1-2 years before her menses appear. ...Read more
Changes of puberty: Puberty or sexual maturation is a period of many changes for both males and females. Hormonal changes cause changes within the sexual organs - ovaries, testicles, penis - and secondary changes such as pubic hair and axillary hair growth. Mood changes may be associated as well. Many adolescents develop acne as well. ...Read more