Is My Body Normal (Boys)

Boys Is My Body Normal by the Victorian Department of Health in Australia is a resource for young people to normalise variances in body appearance. 

This includes: 

  • Physical growth 
  • Enlargement of the testicles and scrotum 
  • Public and body hair 
  • Penis growth and apppearance 
  • Voice change 
  • Wet dreams 
  • Involuntary errections 
  • Breast enlargement 
  • Body odour and sweat 
  • Acne 
  • Muscle development 
  • Body image 

The information about bodies here is useful for young boys before puberty and going through all phases of puberty. 

We would like to point out that the contacts for resources on this page are created within the Australian Healthcare setting.  

Phone numbers for helplines on this page would not be useful to young people residing in the Republic of Ireland. Instead of kids helpline we would recommend Childline for counselling services for young people in the Republic of Ireland. 

At Debunking The Myths’ sexual health education and wellbeing workshops, we know that there is a wide range of variations of our bodies. By normalising these variances, we can counteract harmful societal beauty standards, reduce body shaming, and promote acceptance and respect for diverse bodies. We also want to foster a more inclusive and empathetic approach to sexual relationships and promotes overall well-being and self-esteem.