Puberty is when your body starts to develop and change, showing that you are starting to become an adult.These changes are very normal and are kick-started by the body producing specific hormones in girls and boys. Everyone’s body is different so some people develop very quickly and others more slowly.Usually breasts become more even as they reach full development, but most breasts will always be slightly uneven in shape and size.
It’s also OK to ask the person you are with to stop at any point if you’re no longer feeling comfortable.Or you may think you are ‘intersex’ – where your sex organs don’t fit typical male or female characteristics.If you are experiencing any of these, you may find the information on the Advocates for Youth site, the AIS-DSD intersex support group, and the Inter ACT Youth site useful.Some people discover their sexuality when they are very young, during puberty or when they are much older – this is fine too.When you think you are ready to start exploring sex, make sure you understand how to avoid unwanted pregnancy and prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).I only have two bras so far, and when I wear them I feel like my breasts are fake because they are padded ones.I hope soon that I will feel self-confident about who I am It’s normal for one breast to grow faster than the other.If the egg isn’t fertilised, the lining of the womb breaks down, creating the blood that passes through your vagina during your period. Girls usually use cloth, towels or tampons to absorb the blood and protect clothing.As a boy goes through puberty his penis grows thicker and longer, and his testicles move lower down his scrotum (ball sack).As well as physical changes during puberty you may also start to have sexual feelings and notice your moods and emotions changing, too. Your first signs of puberty may also be different from your friends’.There is no set age for puberty so try not to worry if your body changes earlier or later than your friends’. One of the main physical changes of puberty is the growth and development of the sex organs – used to have sex and make babies.