The Walks of Puberty
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Puberty: puberty is when a child's body begins to turn into an adult's body. You commonly experience puberty from the age of 8-14, but the average age for girls to begin puberty is 11, however, the average age for boys is 12.
Impact on females
During puberty, for girls, they start their period, which is when it bleeds from the vagina. You may suffer this from the age of eleven. Girls develop breasts, which are used for milk when you have a baby, and they can get tender - sore. Females get pubic hair, and they get hair under their arms, on their arms and on their legs. They get hormones, spots.
Impact on males
While boys begin puberty, they get wet dreams (involuntary ejaculations of semen) as they sleep. Their penis and testicles grow because they get older. The scrotum, which holds the testicles, gets darker in colour. Their pubic hair gets longer and curlier. They get hair on the arms, legs, chest and under their arms. Their voice gets deeper, and they get facial hair - beards and moustaches.
Impact on both genders
When both genders experience puberty, they suffer mood changes, which are caused by hormones. Both genders sweat more because of hormones, which are pumped around the human body. They grow hair: pubic hair, arm hair, underarm hair and leg hair. They both get hormones (spots).
What you're experiencing (or will experience in the future) is completely natural, although it might not seem it. If I were you, I'd seek advice and comfort from trusted adults.