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How old was your son when he started getting pubic hair?

Poll Results: How old was your son when he got pubic hair?

 
  • 2% (2)
    7 or younger
  • 5% (4)
    8
  • 8% (7)
    9
  • 10% (8)
    10
  • 13% (11)
    11
  • 12% (10)
    12
  • 5% (4)
    13
  • 3% (3)
    14
  • 2% (2)
    15
  • 35% (28)
    the obligatory other
79 Total Votes  
post #1 of 148
Thread Starter 
My son has had pubic hair for around a year. He's 9. He had a few sparce hairs for a while, now, he is getting a full on bush. He is thin, so weight isn't pushing it or anything. Is this normal?

Thanks, Kaara
post #2 of 148
I have no idea. My ds is 14, but I haven't seen his body in so long. The last time was most likely when he was 7 or so.
post #3 of 148
No idea here either! I can't remember the last time my 13 y/o ds1 let me see him naked.
post #4 of 148
I also would have no idea -- I have never looked at my kids past the age where they might have public hair. :

**If you are concerned, I would ask your doctor.
post #5 of 148
My 9 year old son wears boxers and inadvertantly flashed me the other night doing his squirmy 9 year old boy acrobatics. It was a quick glance because I knew he would be mortified if he knew I saw and I looked away quickly. What I did see still looks pretty bare.
post #6 of 148
Another 'no clue' here. I do remember ds2 proudly announcing to me once that he was getting pubic hair - I can't remember exactly how old he was now though. I know it was after we moved, and he was 11 when we moved.
post #7 of 148
I don't have a son, but voted for myself. I was about ten when I started getting pubic hair.
post #8 of 148
OK - I have to admit that this is perplexing to me. Do people look at their kids pubic hair? I understand that kind of involvement with a little kid. Please explain.
post #9 of 148
Assuming they get underarm hair around the same time as public hair - 12.

Kathy
post #10 of 148
Here's a link that might be helpful
http://kidshealth.org/kid/grow/boy/boys_puberty.html

Hey, Maybe it would be a little more respectful of privacy if you leave out the personal details and just post in a more general sort of way?
post #11 of 148
... am i the only one who won't be looking at their childs body after 7 or 8?? that just irks me.
post #12 of 148
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Originally Posted by SusanElizabeth View Post
OK - I have to admit that this is perplexing to me. Do people look at their kids pubic hair? I understand that kind of involvement with a little kid. Please explain.
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Originally Posted by jennifer_lc1 View Post
... am i the only one who won't be looking at their childs body after 7 or 8?? that just irks me.
Yeah. This thread just caught my eye. Weird.

My mom never knew about my nether region as I grew older. I can't imagine inspecting my daughters pube area to see how many hairs she has at age X.

I'm sure if I went on the internet and was talking about her pubic hair and she found out, she would probably never forgive me for embarrassing her and talking about such a private thing.

My mom constantly told our family every little detail about me (when I got my first bra, period, etc)...I hated her for it. If she told everyone on a message board, it's possible I may have resorted to physical violence.
post #13 of 148
Not every family has the same boundries with nudity. And I've seem posts by moms about their dd's first menstruations, about needing bras, etc.
post #14 of 148
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Not every family has the same boundries with nudity. And I've seem posts by moms about their dd's first menstruations, about needing bras, etc.
:

We are all different and nothing is wrong with that. I have even seen boys 8 or 9 splashing around naked or sunbathing naked at our towns lake.
post #15 of 148
My son is 9 and has no modesty. He is constantly coming downstairs after his shower buck naked. There are many times I will get up in the morning and he will be watching tv naked. I try not to look (and immediately tell him to go put clothes on), but from what I've seen I don't think he has any pubic hair yet. He did tell me a couple months ago that he has a few hairs, though, so we had a short talk about pubic hair. He'll be 10 in January.
post #16 of 148
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Originally Posted by kyndmamaof4 View Post
My son has had pubic hair for around a year. He's 9. He had a few sparce hairs for a while, now, he is getting a full on bush. He is thin, so weight isn't pushing it or anything. Is this normal?

Thanks, Kaara
Maybe it's because I grew up with a nurse for a mother who, when were discussing our changing bodies, was a little more "clinical" than other moms, but did you have to use the word "bush"? :
post #17 of 148
No idea and no need to know. We aren't a prudish family and they all see me naked but I don't see my boys naked any more.
post #18 of 148
I have no idea. My boys haven't been naked in front of me since they were around 7 years old. I'm not going to ask them about it. I have talked to them in past years about pubic hair, underarm hair and body hair but not as they've gotten older. They know it's going to happen and I don't feel that I need to know when it does.

We aren't prudes either. We are a very open family and discuss anything and everything, but this is something no one really needs to know about.
post #19 of 148
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Originally Posted by Astrogirl View Post
I have even seen boys 8 or 9 splashing around naked or sunbathing naked at our towns lake.

what did you just say?

I bet the pedofiles are happy in your neck of the woods. How scary that no one teaches those children better than that.
post #20 of 148
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Not every family has the same boundries with nudity. And I've seem posts by moms about their dd's first menstruations, about needing bras, etc.
and I plan to talk to my daughter about that kind of thing when it comes time for it. She's a girl and I'm a girl and I would share things like that with my closest girlfriends and have over the years. However, I didn't share the idea of getting pubic hair with my brother when he got it, lol. I don't need to know when my boys get pubic hair. It's not something I want to know nor do I even need to know about it.
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