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Discusses the changes that take place in a boy's body during puberty, including information on the body's changing size and shape, the growth spurt, reproductive organs, pubic hair, beards, pimples, voice changes, wet dreams, and puberty in girls.
|List of Illustrations||xi|
|Introduction for Parents: Why I Wrote This Book||xv|
|Addendum to the Third Edition||xxx|
|The Male Sex Organs||7|
|The Female Sex Organs||11|
|Sperm and Ejaculation||16|
|Ovum and Ovulation||19|
|Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Birth||19|
|Everything You Ever Wanted to Know...||21|
|Box: Twins, Siamese Twins, Triplets...||22|
|Reading This Book||26|
|Chapter 2||Beginning Changes and the Stages of Puberty||27|
|Starting Early, Starting Late||28|
|Developing Quickly, Developing Slowly||29|
|Measuring Testicle Size||30|
|Box: Hanging Low, Keeping Cool||33|
|The Stages of Puberty||35|
|Five Stages of Genital Growth and Development||36|
|Stage 2||Testicles and Scrotum Enlarge||36|
|Stage 3||The Penis Grows Longer||38|
|Stage 4||The Penis Grows Wider||38|
|Stage 5||Adult Stage||39|
|Five Stages of Public Hair Growth||39|
|Stage 2||First Public Hairs Appear||41|
|Stage 3||Growth Continues||41|
|Stage 4||Almost Adult||41|
|Feelings About Puberty||42|
|Am I Normal?||44|
|Chapter 3||An Owner's Guide to the Sex Organs: What's Normal? What's Not?||47|
|The Long and Short of It||48|
|Myths About Penis Size||50|
|Box: Measuring Up||51|
|Box: Make your penis longer and thicker...||53|
|The Penis: Circumcised and Uncircumcised||54|
|The Uncircumcised Penis||57|
|Stages of Foreskin Retraction in Uncircumcised Males||58|
|Box: Hanging Onto Your Foreskin||61|
|The Anatomy of the Foreskin||62|
|The Circumcised Penis||64|
|Other Variations in the Penis||66|
|Box: Care of Your Sex Organs||68|
|"Empty" Scrotum: Absent, Undescended, and Retractile Testicles||69|
|Chapter 4||The Puberty Growth Spurt||73|
|The Height Spurt||74|
|How Tall Will I Be?||75|
|Tall Tales and Short Stories||76|
|Box: Pills That Make You Taller???||79|
|The Weight Spurt||80|
|Box: Growing Pains and Scoliosis||81|
|Your Changing Shape||82|
|The Strength Spurt||84|
|Basic Body Types||85|
|Taking Care of Your Body||88|
|Eating Right and Exercising||88|
|Box: What Counts As One Serving?||91|
|Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs||93|
|Feeling Good About Your Body||94|
|Chapter 5||Pimples, Perspiration, Body Hair, Shaving, and Other Changes||97|
|Underarm and Body Hair||98|
|A Hairy Question||98|
|Box: Does It Really Grow Back Thicker and Darker?||102|
|Razors and Shavers: A Buyer's Guide||102|
|Shaving Tips: Blade Razors||103|
|Shaving Tips: Electric Shavers||104|
|Perspiration and Body Odor||105|
|Dealing with Perspiration and Body Odor||106|
|Deodorants and Antiperspirants||107|
|Pimples and Acne||108|
|What Causes Acne?||108|
|Box: Acne and Food||112|
|Box: Special Skin Concerns for African-Americans||113|
|Box: The Upside of Puberty||118|
|Chapter 6||Changes In the Male Reproductive Organs: Erections, Sperm, and Ejaculations||121|
|Box: Don't Take Our Word for It!||122|
|The Inside Story||123|
|Is Mine Normal?||124|
|Getting Soft Again||127|
|The Male Reproductive Organs||127|
|Sperm Factories: The Testicles||129|
|Box: There's Another Name for It||130|
|Sperm Storage and Transportation: The Sperm Ducts||131|
|Sperm Plus Prostate and Seminal Fluids Equals Semen||133|
|Tubes, Tubes, and More Tubes||133|
|Box: Gatorade for Sperm||134|
|The First Ejaculation||138|
|The Male Reproductive Organs: Health Issues||140|
|Cancer of the Testicles and TSE||140|
|Pain in the Testicles||143|
|Box: Jockstraps and Other Athletic Supporters||144|
|Chapter 7||Spontaneous Erections, Orgasms, Masturbation, and Wet Dreams||147|
|Box: Coping with Erections||149|
|The Male Sexual Response||151|
|You Don't See Any Blind, Crazy Morons Around Here, Do Ya?||154|
|FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)||158|
|Chapter 8||Girls and Puberty||165|
|Similarities and Differences||165|
|The First Changes||167|
|Feelings About Developing Breasts||168|
|The Stages of Puberty||169|
|The Growth Spurt||173|
|Body Hair, Perspiration, Pimples, and Other Changes||173|
|The Sex Organs||174|
|The Vagina, Uterus, Ovaries, and Uterine Tubes||176|
|The Menstrual Cycle||181|
|Other Menstrual Changes and PMS||184|
|Chapter 9||Romantic and Sexual Feelings||187|
|Falling in Love||199|
|Making Decisions About How to Handle Your Romantic and Sexual Feelings||200|
|Box: Birth Control||204|
|Sexuality: Feeling Private/Feeling Guilty||206|
|Box: AIDS and Other STDs||207|
|Child Sexual Abuse||213|
|A Few Final Words||216|
|A Note About the Internet||223|
|Birth Control, AIDS, and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)||224|
|Counseling and Therapy||226|
|Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Overeating||227|
|Gay and Lesbian Youth||228|
|Resources for Parents and Teachers||229|
|Sexual Harassment and Abuse||231|
Posted May 5, 2010
I bought this book for my 14-year-old. He learned the 'facts of life' several years ago, but this book covers topics that he would be uncomfortable discussing with mom and dad. It provides a matter-of-fact explanation of many of the mysteries of puberty, beyond the basic description given in most health or sciences classes at this age. I liked the book because it was so direct and matter-of-fact, as well as reassuring about the wide range of 'normal', which can be so important at this age.
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Posted February 7, 2012
This is the most helpful book for me. My mom got it for me when I was nine years old. This is the best book. Parents, please get this book for your son.
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Posted March 12, 2012
I actually have this book.My mom gave it to me,and so I would recomend it.It has well drawn pictures and accurate information on puberty,the changes during puberty,STD's,and a chapter on puberty on in girls.
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Posted April 15, 2004
Through my difficult preteen years I was often mocked due to my homosexuality. Without a doubt this book was the main reason that I realized that my body, and its changes, were OK, and that my homosexuality was not a sin or abnormality. In addition, this book offers needed information about sexuality and masturbation. This book is the most essential and influential guide a young man could have to growing up. Now, I am older and wiser thanks to this book, a responsible adult.
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Posted September 29, 2013
WELL S EX IS WHEN A BOYS C OCK GOES IN TO A GIRLS VIG INA AND U SU CK HIS C OCK ANU LICK HER B OOBS AND PUT UR C OCK EVERY WHER AROUND HER INCLUDING A SS MOUTH RUB IT ON HER FACE A LITTLE IN HER VIGI NA AND U SUCK HER B OOB VIG INA U FRENCH KISS HER. NEXT QUESHTION HOW DO U PUT A CONDOM ON FIRST THE GIRL WILL PUT THE CONDOM IN HER MOUTH AND THEN U PUT UR C OCK IN HER MOUTH THEN U HAVE S EX
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Posted February 8, 2013
My sons psychcologist recommened this book to us. He has found this bbok to be very helpful. This book it meant for kids with an understaning of puberty not for those who have no knowledge at all. Parents need to be open to answering any questions your preteen has.
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Posted March 6, 2014
There are many ways a boy can show that he likes you without saying it. Here are some ways of finding out.
He picks you for his spots team- he is a very sporty guy and this is his way of saying "Hey. You are athhletic. I really like that about you."
He does weird akward stuff when you are around- He is one of the popular kids and is sporty and this is his way of showing off and truing to impress you by being "funny" being funny in boy usually means bring gross in girl and some girls think it is cute
Hope this helped
Just remember be yourself and let the boys be weird and uncontrollable
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Posted January 28, 2014
Posted January 3, 2014
First gave this book to my nephew when he was 13 (now 27) who kept asking me why he was not growing or when was he going to grow and other personal questions. Not sure why he was asking me since I was his Aunt, Lol. My sister said it was because I was always straight and honest with the kids. When he was 5 I gave him the book "Where Did I Come From" when he kept asking how babies were made... I did ask him why was he not asking his Parents. I gave to my sister to read first to answer follow up questions.
That said, this is a great book and covers many things that they may not feel comfortable asking their dads about and it's gives them the tools to take care of themselves properly - grooming. It also helps them have a conversation with their fathers to clarify or get their experience on topics covered.
I now give this book to all my male relatives on their 13 birthday and the girls get "Growing Up. It's a Girl Thing". Love this book since it's tells what's happening to their bodies but explain they are still children and must listen to their parents.
My niece is now 26. I recently gave this book to a friends son with parents permission (friend), and my nephew (standard gift now even though most have read their brother/cousins book already - this is their personal book).
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Posted July 12, 2013
STOT TALKIN LIKE THAT SHOULDENT THAT BE PRIVET SO STOP OR AM GOIN TO TELL MY UNCLE AND HE IS A COP I DONT CARE IF U GUYS TEXT STUFF LIKE THAT IN PRIVET WITCH U SHOULD NOT BE DOIN THAT PLEASE STOP I AM 17 SO STOP REPLY TO I LOVE MONEY GOODBYE
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