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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, changing and going up.

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, changing and going up.

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United States

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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, changing and going up.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sexually-transmitted infections and HPV

4/14/2021
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.

Duration:00:09:07

Sex and Consent

4/7/2021
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!

Duration:00:11:18

Sexual Orientation

3/31/2021
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.

Duration:00:10:21

Sexual Attraction

3/24/2021
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.

Duration:00:09:53

Changing Relationships

3/17/2021
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.

Duration:00:12:03

Masturbation

3/10/2021
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.

Duration:00:08:45

What’s up with my vaginal discharge?

3/3/2021
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!

Duration:00:07:39

Voice Changes

2/24/2021
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!

Duration:00:09:02

Growth Spurts, Stretch Marks and Cellulite

2/17/2021
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!

Duration:00:09:20

The Importance of Sleep

2/10/2021
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.

Duration:00:15:41

Where is my period, and when will it be regular?

2/3/2021
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.

Duration:00:19:20

The Erection Episode

1/27/2021
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!

Duration:00:10:20

Why do my Boobs hurt? And other questions all about Breasts

1/20/2021
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!

Duration:00:11:57

Acne

1/13/2021
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!

Duration:00:12:48

Why Do I Smell?

1/6/2021
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?

Duration:00:13:11

Happy Holidays From Dr. T and That's Totally Normal!

12/23/2020
Holiday Message from Dr. T!

Duration:00:02:29

Mental Health

12/16/2020
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...

Duration:00:18:59

Hair Down Where?

12/9/2020
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!

Duration:00:13:30

Body Image

12/2/2020
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.

Duration:00:17:03

What is Gender Identity?

11/18/2020
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.

Duration:00:13:41