19 Puberty Lessons You Shouldn’t Have To Learn The Hard Way

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, “EVERY MONTH”?

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community what they wish they had known before they went through puberty.

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community what they wish they had known before they went through puberty.

Here are all the things it would've been nice to know about BEFORE they happened. (And FYI: Although there is gendered language in the responses below, the struggles in this post apply to anyone who went through puberty with a vagina, boobs, periods, etc.)

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Facial hair isn’t just for boys.

Facial hair isn't just for boys.

“I wish that someone had told me that it’s normal for women to get a stray dark chin hair here and there. Hell, I wish women would talk about it now. It happens!”

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Same with your voice cracking. That might happen, too.

Same with your voice cracking. That might happen, too.

“I thought I had a problem with my voice because I’m a girl and my voice cracks like there’s no tomorrow. My friends and I make fun of it, but now I know it’s normal.”

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Vaginal discharge is totally normal and not cause for panic.

“Your vagina will start to naturally lubricate more, even years before you start ovulating and menstruating, and it can and will show up in your underwear. No, you aren't dying, no, you don't have cancer, no, you weren't abducted by aliens and experimented upon (yeah, I was legit terrified of this in the fourth grade).”

—Kaitlin Kelly, Facebook

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