Lesson 5 – Optional Male/Female Groups

Male-only groups

• Where does pubic hair grow, and do you have to put deodorant on it like under your arms?
• Sometimes girls shave their underarm or pubic hair, but they don’t have to. Do boys have to get rid of theirs?
• If a boy was feeling embarrassed about his voice cracking and breaking, what would you say to him?
• If one person grows and develops more quickly than someone else, does that matter? Why?
• If someone was worried about what they will end up looking like as an adult, what would you say to them?
• What should a boy do if he gets spots?
• How often should a boy put deodorant on? How often should a boy wash?
• Is it normal for a boy’s penis and testicles to get larger during puberty? Is it normal for one testicle be bigger than other?
• If someone felt embarrassed about sweating more, what would you say to them?
• Is there anything wrong with a teenager whose beard hasn’t started to grow?
• Hormone changes during puberty mean young people can experience mood swings. How might someone be able to cope with mood swings?
• If you or a friend was worried about anything, including about puberty, what could they do?

Female-only groups

• Where does pubic hair grow, and do you have to put deodorant on it like under your arms?
• If a girl is worried about starting her period unexpectedly, what is the best way she can prepare herself?
• During puberty, girls should never go swimming just in case their period starts. Is that true?
• What things would someone need to have to hand during their period? And if they forgot, what could they do?
• Does a girl HAVE to shave or get rid of her pubic hair?
• If one person grows and develops more quickly than someone else, does that matter? Why?
• If someone was worried about what they will end up looking like as an adult, what would you say to them?
• What should a girl do if she gets spots?
• How often should a girl put deodorant on? How often should a girl wash?
• Is there anything wrong with a girl whose period hasn’t started yet?
• If someone felt embarrassed about sweating more, what would you say to them?
• Can girls grow hair on their upper lip?
• Hormone changes during puberty mean young people can experience mood swings. How might someone be able to cope with mood swings?
• Is it normal for a girl’s breasts and hips to get larger during puberty? Is it normal for one breast be larger than the other?
• If you or a friend was worried about anything, including about puberty, what could they do?

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