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.
Part of growing up is about becoming independent and needing a bit more of your own space. We are not talking about moving out or anything, but a little privacy wouldn’t go a miss especially as you adjust to the changes which are happening to your growing body.
Upskirting is a highly intrusive practice, which typically involves someone taking a picture under another person’s clothing without their knowledge, with the intention of viewing their genitals or buttocks (with or without underwear).
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.
Coming out means telling someone something about yourself that isn’t immediately obvious. In relation to sexual orientation and gender identity, this means sharing with others that you are lesbian, gay, bi and/or trans (LGBT).
Many teens feel an enormous amount of pressure to be in a relationship and it can be tough when your friends begin dating and you’re not. But you should not feel pressured. It’s important to have relationships when the time is right for you.