The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

Hi, I am a 13 year old boy, and I think I might have a wierd problem: I don't like seeing hair grow on my body, but I find myself uncontrolably attracted to seeing if other boys have hair and how much they have, like armpit hair. Is this normal?


Answer

During adolescence all sorts of odd ideas get generated because you are dealing with sexual urges and your brain and body have no idea what to do with them. From what you have said, I gather you are of mixed thoughts about growing up. You don't want to think of yourself as an adult, but your sexual desire is driving you to admire those who are changing into adults. I can't really go beyond this without talking to you more to find out what you are thinking.