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Why does girls and guys hit puberty younger but if they have sex before 18 they get in trouble?

Why does girls and guys hit puberty younger but if they have sex before 18 they get in trouble?

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

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

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


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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 FTM transsexuals who starting HRT after 22 , to grow a big prominent Adam's apple like cis guys going puberty?

Yes: Adam's apple is formed by the cartilage in your throat protruding due to muscles in the region. Testosterone changes your muscle composition and can cause your Adam's apple to grow. For more info about testosterone changes for FTM see http://bit.ly/2fh48HU. And good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for over 20yo FTM transsexuals who starting HRT 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 marking 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

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What's the average penis circumference for a 16 yr guy? I started puberty at 11

What's the average penis circumference for a 16 yr guy? I started puberty at 11

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

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Is it true that every guy who reaches puberty will have erection and get ejacluated at some point before having sex?

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

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Has it really been shown that guys lose weight when puberty is over?

Has it really been shown that guys lose weight when puberty is over?

Yes and no: Once we finish with puberty the urges to eat to fuel our growth do go away. On it's own this would mean that the "puppy fat" would go away. However, if we do not eat and exercise responsibly the weight will remain and continue to increase. ...Read more

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Please tell me what age is puberty considered late for guys?

Please tell me what age is puberty considered late for guys?

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