Puberty (Boys)

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You may have noticed that your body has started to change, that you’ve started to feel differently about things or your relationships are changing. This is all a normal part of puberty.

For boys puberty can begin any time between the age of 9 and 14, though for some boys this may be later.

Remember though, everybody changes at their own rate, and what is happening to one person may not be happening to you yet. This is really normal. Everybody gets there in the end!


It is likely you will start to grow taller, grow hair in different places, start to sweat more, have greasier skin / hair and feel more emotional……

Your penis and testicles grow and your scrotum gradually becomes darker.

You may have "wet dreams" (involuntary ejaculations of semen as you sleep) 

Your voice "breaks" and gets permanently deeper – for a while, a boy might find his voice goes very deep one minute and very high the next.

You might feel more irritable or moody than usual - this is because of changes in your hormones.

 Click the image below to read more about puberty for boys and girls.

Puberty Booklet

For additional information please see links below. 

Boys and Puberty Q&A

Top Facts About Puberty (Childline)

Puberty For Boys (Childline)