What was your reaction to it, did you know what was going on or were you freaked out by it?
Umpy, I knew and considered it a part of growing from a boy to a man. I doubt you can relate.
Totally freaked. I shaved for a long time. Nobody ever talked to me about any of that stuff. The first time I came, I thought I had some kind of disease.
Me too, R2. Totally freaked. No one ever talked about that in our house. Those topics were completely off limits.
How old are you guys? Did you live in flyover country? Some fundie ridden backwater swamp?
They start teaching about all that crap around 5th grade here. Doesn't matter if your parents talk about any of it or not.
Nobody had to "talk" to me about puberty. I had eyes!
I was happy to get them, it was such a turn on. I was waiting for them and finally they started coming in. It was interesting they were red, because I had brown hair.
I learned about it from health books my parents had bought me, but it still caught me off guard when it happened. I never freaked out, though; I was more disturbed that it came in so sparse (only at the very base), and then took a good year to reach adult dimensions. Did that happen to anyone else? Those books never mentioned pube stages...
What's a pube?
My pubes took forever to go from first appearing to actually looking mature, R7, so you weren't alone in that. I think that's actually fairly common.
I honestly don't remember growing pubes. It seems like I looked down one day and they were just there.
I knew about it from hearing older siblings and their friends discuss it. When it happened I was amazed. It seemed to happen overnight, I just woke up one morning and I had this downy patch of fur above my tiny little dick. I was in 5th grade. Within six months it was a proper, gnarly bush. By high school I had chest hair and a hairy butt. Now I'm middle aged and hairy all over.
When I was a little kid I loved seeing naked men with that thick patch of hair above their dicks. I couldn't wait to get my own. I was about 11 and I suddenly had them, like r10. I just seemed to be fully bushed one morning. Of course, being 11, I was totally embarrassed to have them so soon... be careful what you wish for. By 8th grade I was shaving my chest.
Mine appeared in summer after 6th grade. By 7th grade, I was showing a full bush in the shower after gym. Was glad to be mature, and some boys still had nothing! There was a tall boy of Polish extraction who had a full bush and huge cock in 6th grade! I wanted that in my mouth so bad!!
R4, I'm in my mid-30s. I grew up in the South, and the Christian Coalition controlled the school board. No sex ed in school until 7th and 8th grade; puberty hit me before then.
When I was 6 or 7 my family spent a summer afternoon at a nearby lake. When it was time to go my mother told me to go to the men's building to get changed from my swim suit to my regular clothes. The men's building was basically a big shed that had benches around the walls. You could change your clothes and then sit on a bench so you could put your shoes on.
In today's world my dad would have gone with me as I changed my clothes but this was a long time ago and I went to this changing room by myself.
When I entered the building I found out I wasn't the only one there. There was a man there who was getting changed. He was an adult maybe early 30s. He was very friendly and started talking with me as he changed. He was not shy about showing me his genitals.
This was the first time I ever saw pubic hair.
I was shocked and curious at the same time. I was so enthralled with the pubes that I just stood there and looked at this guy as he changed. I realize now that he was getting off exposing himself to a little boy but I did not know that then.
He kept up his friendly conversation with me so that he could look at me to see my reaction to his exposure.
After he dried himself off with his towel I was expecting him to put his underwear on but he didn't. He put on his shirt and slowly buttoned it up while facing me so that his dick was still in my sight. He then sat on the bench so that he could put his socks on. He positioned himself on the bench so that his genitals were thrust forward so that I could still see his equipment.
Finally he had to put his undies on. When he did he quickly put his pants and shoes on, smiled at me and said goodbye and left the building.
I was fascinated with pubic hair from that day forward. I did not freak out when mine grew in since I knew I would be getting some.
I don't feel the need, though, to show mine to 6 year old boys.
I still like looking at pubes. Photos of guys whose pants are unzipped that show pubes but not their dicks are very erotic to me.
This thread is useless without pictures.
My balls started to get hair on them before the area above my cock. It took a long time for that to grow in fully.
Is it weird that I wished the story in R16 had happened to me? I first learned about pubes because I saw my best friend's older sister's boyfriend's huge hairy cock hard as a rock one night when we walked in on them having sex. I remember being enamored of his dick. I kept wanting to see it and he wouldn't put it away. I still jerk off to the memory and I'm actually hard writing this.
why freaked out? unless you have never seen you dad naked.
R19 In many American families nudity was prohibited. As a young child I did not even know my brothers also had a penis.
I remember being at the family farm and going swimming at the lake. I was probably 11 and my older cousin was 13. We always swam naked. Anyways, we strip down as usual and he was sporting a full bush. I remember thinking how gross that was and that I would always shave down there. Fast forward and today being a shaved freak is a deal breaker. Like mentioned up thread, a full, natural bush is a major turn on!!!
[R16] meets Chester the Molester at the local swimming hole!
[quote]unless you have never seen you dad naked.
Am I the only guy who never saw his dad naked?
R16, that may be the reason or part of the reason you are gay now, I believe the early fascination with men's body played a huge role on the sexuality later.
I freaked out because all my dark pube hair ONLY GREW ON the left side of my pubic area and NOT the right side. This went on for like a year. I was terrified to take a shower in gym class. It only fully came in about a year ago when I was 34.
R24, you are completely wrong on that.
R16 was fascinated BECAUSE he's gay. He didn't get turned gay by seeing a cock, you fucking retard.
[quote]why freaked out? unless you have never seen you dad naked.
[quote]In many American families nudity was prohibited.
My family's not even religulous, but my parents were very hung up about nudity, physicality, and showing/touching /thinking about our genitals.
I was literally *forbidden* to touch myself as a child, even in the bathtub. (I was only allowed to sort of push the bar of soap between and underneath me so it popped out the other end, to clean my vulva. No nasty touching allowed!)
One time when I was about 3, I accidentally walked in on my father when he was peeing (the stupid fucker hadn't locked the door, and I didn't know he was in there). I got a horrible spanking as punishment for my "crime".
R26 "completely wrong"? how do you know this? the human sexuality is extremely complicated, born gay or "turn gay" are both possible, and there is nothing wrong in either case, why so defensive?
My dad took a dirt nap when I was 5.
R28, there's no such thing as "turning gay".
Are you a transplant from the fifties?
And I wasn't defensive, I was pissed because your statement is offensive and ridiculous and idiotic!
R26/R27 has a lot issues, no wonder, lol
R28, In addition to being stupid, it is how they rationalize being gay as a choice to be immoral, or viewing gay people as recruiting children. Heterosexual people can't turn gay. It isn't that complicated.
there is nothing wrong with "being choice", period!
R33 is one of those ignorant, intolerant and insecure gays
R33, Congrats on your degree, James Dobson. I don't see how anything I said is intolerant. Good luck with your choice.
fluid sexuality, any one? dimwits no need to google, you won't understand either.
Um, R16 here.
Give me a break! I was only 6 or 7 when that event occurred. I don't think I knew what 'gay' meant let alone knew what sex was.
I believe I was born gay.i don't ever remembering turning gay. I am gay and always have been.
The gist of my story of what occurred was not seeing the adult's penis, it was seeing his pubic hair. My current fascination with pubic hair probably did start with the event I described. But it was not because the pubic hair was above a penis. I did not know what to do with a penis when I was 6 or 7.
When I grew older and became aware of sex I realized it was men I liked.
But it's men with pubic hair that I love!
For the love of God, would someone please explain the meaning of "pubes" and "pubic hair'?
I saw my older cousin's pubes when we were changing out of our bathing suits @ the beach. I ran and told my mom 'TOMMY HAS SEAWEED WRAPPED AROUND HIS PEE PEE.'
I was 6, btw. He was 13.
I remember being bemused and a little sad. Like I crossed a threshold and was leaving childhood behind forever.