Traveler...your experience was alot like mine. I was also an early bloomer. In 6th grade they started making us take showers after gym class, so everybody saw everybody else naked. I remember how weird it was to be only one of two boys who had pubic hair and a more developed penis. I was teased and made fun of. It was not at all something to be "proud of". Strange how things turned around and eventually the boys who were late developing, were the ones being teased. None of us knew what it all meant, but a guys penis was always an object of scorn or ridicule back then.
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