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MSP Q&A: When do boys hit puberty?

Every now and then I peruse Yahoo Questions to see if there are any questions pertaining to sexuality that are in need of a response. Recently, a 14 year old boy wrote in because he was wondering when he was going to go through puberty. He hadn’t grown taller or had a voice change, he said, though he had noticed a few stray pubic hairs. Basically, he wanted to know when boys hit puberty. Here was my response:

Puberty is a gradual process and different “markers” of puberty (e.g., growth spurt, voice deepening, pimples, pubic hair, underarm odor) happen at different times. Continue Reading →