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Guys' FAQ About Puberty

What Are the First Signs of Puberty in Boys?

The first thing you will probably notice is that your testicles are getting bigger. The next thing you're likely to notice is that your penis has started to grow and get longer. It may also get hard when you touch it or rub against something. This is called an erection.

Sometimes you can get an erection when you think of something that's sexually exciting. It can also happen for no reason at all.

Your penis and testicles will continue to grow until you get to the end of puberty.

Why Do Boys Smell When They Go Through Puberty?

Increased hormones cause you to sweat a lot more. This can make your body pretty stinky, especially under the arms or between your legs.

Body odor starts early in puberty. Using an antiperspirant/deodorant can help control sweat and stinky odors.

Try using an antibacterial soap when you take a bath or shower. This can help prevent bacteria that can lead to body odor.

When Will My Voice Change?

The hormones in puberty will cause your vocal cords to get thicker and longer. One day, your high-pitched voice will suddenly "crack." This is normal and will eventually stop. When it does, your voice will be deeper, and it will stay that way.

Your voice won't change, though, until you are almost done with puberty.

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