Puberty is an agonizing stage in life where your body goes through some pretty weird changes, you feel like no one understands you, and the psychological changes can be traumatizing. Even though puberty is a part of life, nothing really prepares you for all the changes your mind and body will go through, and this is why we decided to come up with this list of things we didn’t ex-pect to happen during puberty.
If you hit puberty many years ago, it may be hard to remember all of the specific changes that occurred, but we’re here to remind you. These changes cause weight gain in peculiar places, body hair, and foul smelling odors to be emitted from strange places. Boys may grow some peach fuzz overnight, while girls my get their period – only to discover their monthly menstrual cycle is more like a bi-annual menstrual cycle.
Along with the obvious physical changes, there are some internal changes many people don’t expect to happen during puberty. For boys and girls, the larynx, which is located in the throat, will expand, and the vocal cords will thicken and lengthen. During this process, the voice will screech and crack unexpectedly for a few months. After the larynx is finished growing, girls’ voices deepen just slightly, but boys’ voices get significantly deeper.
During puberty, smooth and flawless skin is sometimes replaced by acne breakouts. An over-production of oil during puberty causes pimples to form, and it’s typical for an adolescent to try to remedy the situation by picking and popping the zits. But this just causes bacteria to spread, and picking and popping pimples can also cause unsightly acne scars that are difficult to get rid of. With so many other changes going on inside and outside of the body, having to deal with ac-ne during puberty can be emotionally draining and embarrassing for an adolescent.
Before puberty, boys and girls usually avoid each other because they’re convinced each sex has a case of the cooties. But as soon as puberty hits, romantic interest begins to grow, and all of a sudden, having a crush on a boy isn’t so icky after all. Puberty marks the transition from childhood into adulthood, and it’s normal to experience attraction and intense feelings towards those of the opposite sex, the same sex or both sexes. It may become hard to concentrate at school because all you can think about is planting a huge kiss on your crush’s cheek.
We wish we would’ve known that going through puberty meant our bodies would go through some internal changes that would drive us absolutely nuts. During puberty, testosterone is pro-duced in boys, and estrogen is produced in girls. Intense mood swings are normal, and it’s easy to go from laughing and smiling to completely hating the entire world in a span of three minutes.