As soon as we’re born our bodies are constantly growing, changing, breaking and at times, confusing us. And the biggest changes, growths and confusions seem to come when we’re young, vulnerable and easily embarrassed. Yes, we’re talking about puberty. And yes, it sometimes can be hard to talk about. But, it doesn’t need to be. This podcast will give young people a chance to put on some headphones and learn on their own as we break down the biology, chemistry and health topics of growing, changin...more
This may seem like a weird topic to end the season on, but it’s actually not. After discussing so many aspects of puberty throughout this podcast, this is just one more that provides real and relevant information. As a developing young person, you deserve to know what may lie ahead and also understand ways that you can protect yourself from Sexually Transmitted infections and HPV. Trust me, you’ve got this.
Sex. That’s right. We’re gonna talk about it. Because for all of the mystery, interest and excitement that surrounds sex, it’s actually a pretty basic and natural topic. On this episode we discuss sex and consent because, just like puberty, sexual activity operates on different timelines for different people -- and that’s totally normal!
Early puberty is when many individuals start feeling sexual attraction toward others. With that attraction may come attraction to the same gender, the opposite gender or all genders. On this episode we dig deep into what sexual orientation is, and explain why puberty is the time when someone first explores sexual orientation.
Have you felt it yet? The butterflies in your chest? The stomach flip? The excitement of passing a certain someone in the hall at school? Or how about…skin flushing, dry mouth, fumbling for words and sweaty palms? Developing crushes and sexual attraction is a totally normal part of puberty, and on this episode, we dig into what sexual attraction means, and what’s happening in our bodies to make us feel that way.
As if body changes aren’t enough to deal with, relationships (and I’m not just talking romantic ones) generally undergo some major adjustments during puberty. These relationship changes may be exciting, uncomfortable or stressful, but they all tend to follow a fairly predictable pattern. In this episode we break down why relationships change so much during puberty, and examine all the different types of relationships we may encounter.
So this episode...might feel a little awkward for some listeners. I’m going to address all parts of self-pleasure that are natural and healthy and why these urges seem to arise during puberty. Even if this topic makes you a little uncomfortable right now, remember -- the whole point of this show is talking about things that are normal during puberty. And masturbation? Totally normal.
Vaginal discharge is TOTALLY NORMAL. I know we haven’t always talked about it as a major part of puberty, but it is a MAJOR part of having a vagina. Why? Tune in to find out!
Everyone experiences some degree of voice changes throughout puberty. Voice drops, voice squeaks, breaks and cracks all happen during puberty. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn why voice changes happen, and why they are totally normal!
On this episode…growth spurts and the skin changes that go along with them. Whether you’re the super tall girl or the shorter guy waiting for his growth spurt, this episode is for you!
Everybody sleeps. We NEED sleep. In this episode we break down why we need sleep, and give you some tips and tricks to make sure you get the best sleep possible.
This week, we talk all about the basics of periods! Not only is this a topic that half of the world population deals with, will deal with or has dealt with EVERY MONTH, but we also have a special guest joining us for this episode! Kamilah Kashanie is the host of “Feeling My Flo,” a podcast that is ALL ABOUT PERIODS. She and I will have a chat about what it means to menstruate and what we want you to learn from our experiences.
On this episode we talk about erections, semen, and wet dreams. What are they, what causes them, and what should you do about it? Tune in to find out!
Breast development happens to ALL bodies. Seriously. So regardless of your gender, if you’ve noticed a little lump underneath your nipple, this episode is for you! Tune in to learn all about boobs, nipples, and more!
That’s right. A whole episode on zits, pimples, comedones, acne, and bacne. Listen to learn what acne is, why we have acne, and some tips on how to stay pimple free!
Puberty is the prime time for body odor to peak, and it’s a totally natural part of puberty. Tune into this episode to find out why we have body odor, and what we can do keep it under control. (I mean, no one WANTS to stink, right?
Holiday Message from Dr. T!
Many young people may find mental health issues embarrassing, but why is that? The brain is as much a part of someone’s body as the skin or the bones, and it’s not usually embarrassing to talk about a cut or a fracture, right? However, society hasn’t always made a safe space for us to talk about mental health issues, but let’s try and change that! On this episode we’ll be talking about the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mental health, and will go over some advice that you can use in your everyday life!
Let’s face it, body hair is one of the weirder parts of puberty. Periods, testicle enlargement and growth spurts all make sense...but body hair? Why? Tune in to hear why we have body hair, and ways to manage it!
Did you know that doubt and insecurity were a natural part of puberty? Seems unfair, I know, but there is a scientific reason why those bad feelings come on strong during puberty. In this episode we talk about all things body image from symmetrical faces, to big boobs, to slender females and muscular males, we uncover all the reasons why body image is such a big part of puberty.
Gender Identity can be a confusing topic, and there’s a lot to talk about. Gender, sex, male, female, binary, non-binary, the list goes on! In this episode, we break down what each term means, and hope to give you a better understanding of the topic of Gender Identity.
In this episode we cover the basics of female puberty! We talk about all the body changes females go through during puberty. From breast development, to getting periods, tune in to learn what all these changes mean, and how to deal with them!
From testicle and penis growth, to body hair, growth spurts, and voice cracks, in this episode we cover all the basics of male puberty!
Let’s be honest -- even TALKING about puberty can be awkward. You’ve probably already had plenty of uncomfortable puberty conversations with your parents, friends or the gym teacher who’s forced to teach you this stuff in school. And that’s where we come in. This podcast is JUST FOR YOU. So grab some headphones and listen as I answer the question, “What is Puberty?”