Boys entering puberty earlier, just like girls, new research finds

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    Oct 20, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Read this article, which is interesting. But it made me wonder, when was it that I realized my body was changing during puberty?

    My memory today is that one moment I was hairless, and the next I had this big black bush, and my dick was oversized. It made me embarrassed with the other boys, who developed later than me. I was around 12 when it happened. I had to start shaving then, too.

    So what are your own memories? How did you handle the onset of puberty, and were you surprised, waiting for it, unhappy, what?

    http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/20/14578914-boys-entering-puberty-earlier-just-like-girls-new-research-finds?lite
  • Vaughn

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    Oct 20, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    I hit puberty late............... and no further comment.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 20, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    Hormones in food. I'm tellin' ya...
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
    Medjai saidHormones in food. I'm tellin' ya...


    That's actually what may have caused me to be so late........ icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    I was a late bloomer and on top of that I was one of the youngest in my class.

    But all I really cared about was video games.
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    I was so embarrassed to have this big jet-black bush at 12, when the other boys in the gym locker room didn't have anything, that I tried shaving it. I was already shaving my face daily by then, so I had a razor.

    What a disaster! Not only did I cut myself all over, but within a day the stubble itch was driving me crazy. I didn't try manscaping again for another 30 years, by which time my pubes had thinned and softened enough that there wasn't the itch problem.

    This is exactly what I used back then, on my face and balls:

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    Oct 20, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI was so embarrassed to have this big jet-black bush at 12, when the other boys in the gym locker room didn't have anything, that I tried shaving it. I was already shaving my face daily by then, so I had a razor.

    What a disaster! Not only did I cut myself all over, but within a day the stubble itch was driving me crazy. I didn't try manscaping again for another 30 years, by which time my pubes had thinned and softened enough that there wasn't the itch problem.

    Pics or it didn't happen
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    I think I realized between the ages of 12-14 I was in puberty. I progressively got hairy. It didn't just appear and I turned into a gorilla. Lol.
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    Vaughn saidI hit puberty late............... and no further comment.


    I did too, and it was kind of traumatic for me because my younger brother (2 years younger) hit puberty before I did. I really thought something was wrong with me. He took great joy in sticking his hairy armpit in my face every chance he got. It was especially embarrassing when we had to shower after gym class or practice in those group showers.
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO saidI was so embarrassed to have this big jet-black bush at 12, when the other boys in the gym locker room didn't have anything, that I tried shaving it. I was already shaving my face daily by then, so I had a razor.

    What a disaster! Not only did I cut myself all over, but within a day the stubble itch was driving me crazy. I didn't try manscaping again for another 30 years, by which time my pubes had thinned and softened enough that there wasn't the itch problem.

    Pics or it didn't happen

    In 1961 we didn't take pics of everything as we do now, as well you should know. And I was only 12, for gawd's sake! Plus the film developers wouldn't process any nudes. You do remember that era, right?
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Caslon21000 said
    ART_DECO saidI was so embarrassed to have this big jet-black bush at 12, when the other boys in the gym locker room didn't have anything, that I tried shaving it. I was already shaving my face daily by then, so I had a razor.

    What a disaster! Not only did I cut myself all over, but within a day the stubble itch was driving me crazy. I didn't try manscaping again for another 30 years, by which time my pubes had thinned and softened enough that there wasn't the itch problem.

    Pics or it didn't happen

    In 1961 we didn't take pics of everything as we do now, as well you should know. And I was only 12, for gawd's sake! Plus the film developers wouldn't process any nudes. You do remember that era, right?

    Then there is no reason to give credence to this nauseating walk down dementia lane. ... smiley-sick016.gif
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    Pics or it didn't happen

    Oh my Caslon - sounds like your curious to see ADs goodies! :p
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    Oct 20, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    ozgreenguy said
    Caslon21000 said
    Pics or it didn't happen

    Oh my Caslon - sounds like your curious to see ADs goodies! :p

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    You can me in the emergency room being sedated after having that thought flash before my eyes.
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    Oct 21, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    I hit puberty around 12, I got excited finally becoming a man! lol
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    Oct 21, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    I hit puberty when I was 10 or 11, maybe a bit earlier, but I knew I hit puberty before 5th grade at least.
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    Oct 21, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    I think its heavily due to milk...There are way too many hormones in milk!
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    Oct 21, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    I hit puberty at 26, and believe me, it HIT me!
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    Oct 21, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    RadRTT saidI think its heavily due to milk...There are way too many hormones in milk!


    then that explains why I hit puberty around 9/10. I had A LOT of chocolate milk (at least 1 cup a day) and I still have at least 2 a day which is why I have huge quads :p
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    Oct 21, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    I thank my delayed puberty and genes for this damn youthful look I have. I have also noticed high school age boys looking much older than they should be. icon_eek.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Oct 21, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    This isn't news. It from the hormones they feed cattle that we eat.
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    Oct 21, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    I was a normal bloomer like everyone else.. Well, i'm not that hairy... More in the southern area. icon_smile.gif But I guess it all started when I got my first pimple.. which was during 4th grade I think.
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    Oct 21, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    I had a thick mustache at 13, started shaving at 14
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    Oct 21, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    RadRTT saidI think its heavily due to milk...There are way too many hormones in milk!

    Hmm, I hit at 13... could you mean soy milk?
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    Oct 21, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    UberBane saidI had a thick mustache at 13, started shaving at 14


    Damn! icon_eek.gif I still cannot grow a decent mustache or beard to save my life. My facial hair looks sparse and as if a 14 year old did not shave for a month icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 21, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    RadRTT saidI think its heavily due to milk...There are way too many hormones in milk!

    Hmm, I hit at 13... could you mean soy milk?


    Milk from cows icon_smile.gif