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How does the male reproductive system work?


Everybody looks different but it is helpful to know what and where things are. The male body comes in different shapes, colors and sizes but everyone should get to know what it looks like.

Male anatomy

  • Seminal Vesicles: the two seminal vesicles secrete a thick fluid that provides energy to the sperm
  • Urethra: is a tube that carries semen and urine (pee) out of the penis
  • Bladder: is a muscular sac that stores urine until it released through the urethra
  • Prostate Gland: walnut-sized gland which surrounds a portion of the urethra and produces some of the fluid in the semen
  • Epididymis: is beside each testicle, it is a tube where sperm is stored. Sperm is then transported to the vas deferens
  • Vas Deferens: is a muscular tube that transports sperm from the epididymis to the urethra
  • Scrotum (ballsack): hangs under the penis and holds the testicles and epididymis
  • Penis: is made of two parts; the shaft (the main part) and the glans (the tip/head of the penis). The penis delivers sperm and urine through the urethra. It also becomes erect (hard) through spongy tissue located in the shaft which is filled with blood when excited.
  • Testicle/Testis: there are 2 testicles which produce sperm and the sex hormone testosterone.
  • Pubic Bone: a bone that protects the pubic area

What to expect while going through puberty

For males it is common to start getting erections in the morning (morning wood). It is also common to wake up with a wet spot in the bed from ejaculating (cumming) in your sleep. This is all completely natural way of your body developing and changing into an adult. Another common expectation is for the scrotum to progressively drop and become further away from your body.

Each penis is different

All penises come in different sizes and colors. The average erect penis is 5 inches. Research shows there is no major difference in pleasure between circumcised and uncircumcised penises. An uncircumcised penis has a foreskin which protects the head of the penis. All penises work and feel the same, regardless of whether the foreskin has been removed.

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What does the female reproductive system look like?


What does a female reproductive system look like?

Every body looks different but it is helpful to know what and where things are. The female body comes in different shapes, colors and sizes but everyone should get to know what it looks like.

The female body has many parts

The two biggest things that are considered to be the female sex (biological) are breasts and a vagina. The breasts are made of fatty tissue and milk ducts (pockets that hold milk). The pubic area consists of many parts; refer to the pictures for a breakdown.

  • Ovary: There are 2 ovaries which hold thousands of eggs. The ovaries also make hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. These hormones help girls develop and make it possible for them to have babies in the future.
  • Cervix: Located in the lower part of the uterus. The cervix will open up to 4 inches to allow a baby to travel through the vagina.
  • Vagina: A tube like structure, wheree a tampon, penis or fingers can go in. As well as where a baby would travel out of.
  • Fallopian Tube: Helps an egg that has been released from the ovary travel through the tubes and into the uterus.
  • Uterus: Is where a fetus or baby grows. This is also where you get your period. The darkened area is the uterine lining which sheds every cycle when there is not a pregnancy.

Your exterior parts are easier to see and identify—especially when you use a mirror.

  • Clitoris: is a small sensory organ made for pleasure
  • Urethra: is a tube like structure that carries pee from the bladder to the outside of the body
  • Vagina: Is a tube like structure. This is where a tampon, penis, or fingers can go in. As well as where a baby would travel out of.
  • Labia Majora: are two outer flaps of skin that protect the labia minora and the vagina
  • Labia Minora: are two inner flaps of skin, they are inside the labia majora and protect the vagina
  • Anus: is located between your two butt cheeks, this is where poop leaves the body
  • Mons Pubis: a fat puch that protects the pubic bone during intercourse

Why is my body changing?

The reason why your body is changing is because it’s currently going through puberty. Puberty is a natural way for your body to prepare for you to be an adult. Puberty also allows you to have babies in the far future.

Explore your body

It is important to explore and know your changing body. Understanding your body helps you know when it’s healthy and when it’s not. A mirror is a useful tool to use in order to know your body. Get comfortable touching your body. When you’re comfortable, you can tell what does and doesn’t feel good.

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Why do girls develop breasts?


Why do girls develop breasts?

As you age and go through puberty the most visible change is in breast growth. Another common experience during puberty is getting fat around the hips.

Why do girls develop breasts?

Girls develop breasts to prepare for feeding babies in the far future. The breast is made up of fat, milk glands and milk ducts. A milk gland is a little pocket that holds milk and then the milk ducts transfers milk to the nipple to feed the baby.

Boob (breast) anatomy

Here is a simple diagram that explains what breasts look like:

  • Chest muscle: a muscle that helps you move your arms as well as protects your body
  • Lobules (milk glands): pocket areas that hold milk
  • Milk ducts: tubes that travel milk to the nipple
  • Nipple: an area that provides milk to a baby
  • Areola: a small circular area that surrounds the nipple; it is usually darker in color than the breast

Breasts are all different

Breast size does not determine if you will be able to feed a baby better or worse. In other words if a girl has big or small breasts are both able to feed a baby. It is also common for a person to have two different sized breasts. Breasts come in all colors, shapes and sizes. Breasts tend to get tender before and during your period.

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