With all the changes happening to your body as you grow up, it is even more important that you take care of yourself. It can be helpful to start to think about: eating well and exercise, personal hygiene and your mental and emotional wellbeing.
Vaginal discharge is fluid that comes from the vagina. You might see this on the toilet paper when you wipe, or in your underwear. It has several purposes: cleaning and lubricating the vagina, and helping to prevent infections.
Periods, also known as menstruation, are a monthly cycle, where the body goes through changes and leads to a flow of blood and tissue from the uterus, coming out from the vagina.
There are lots of names for male private parts, testicles are often called balls or nuts. It can be helpful to learn the correct names too, so you understand about your body and can look after your health better.
Knowing the correct terminology, names and functions for your body parts is an important aspect of growing up. When we know our bodies, we can look after them better.
The first sign of puberty in girls is usually that their breasts begin to develop. It’s normal for breast buds to sometimes be very tender or for one breast to start to develop several months before the other one. Pubic hair also starts to grow, and some girls may notice more hair on their legs and arms.
Puberty is when a your body begins to develop and change as you become an adult. Boys develop a deeper voice and facial hair will start to appear.
Signs that your period is on its way are if you’ve grown underarm and pubic hair. Typically, you’ll start your periods about 2 years after your breasts start growing and about a year after getting a white vaginal discharge. The average girl will get her first period around 12 years old, but it varies from person to person.
Young people will begin to notice hair in funny places including their armpits and legs. Boys will also start to grow hair on their chest and sometimes on their abdomen, shoulders, back, hands and feet.
Boobs or breast if we use the correct term, come in all shapes and sizes. There is no one right way for boobs to be.