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  • growing up is always challenging.

  • But when you're a boy, it comes with some special weird and embarrassing moments.

  • Here are some weird struggles that only boys will understand.

  • It's almost enough to make you envy the girls.

  • Every time you walk in the boys room, they have private cubicles that they can go into and lock the door when they need to pee.

  • For boys and Mando, it's time for combat at the urinal.

  • Not only do you have to find a space, but this often feels like a game of Tetris.

  • There's nothing more awkward than standing right next to some guy you don't know at the urinal so you better move fast in order to find a spot where no one standing next to you and hope no one else comes in and it's not the only time school wants to get up close and personal gym class is bad enough, especially when you got it early in the morning, but then comes the most dreaded part of gym class.

  • The locker room, according to the teachers, it's supposed to be a retreat for you to change in and out of gym closed privately.

  • In reality it's anything but all it takes is one guy and the entire thing descends into a chaotic battle of snapping towels and stolen pants.

  • Maybe the best strategy is finding a quiet corner and hoping no one notices you and then slipping away when the teacher gets mad, the chaos.

  • But there's one area of the locker room that's even more feared if you've ever gone into a Turkish or Russian bath or even your neighborhood gym, you've probably noticed people aren't very modest old men will just saunter into the shower naked and talk about sunday's ball game.

  • But in school it's a very different story between changing bodies and bullies.

  • It's always hard to find exactly how to act in the locker room shower.

  • One thing's for sure you don't want to be caught staring.

  • So just look at the ceiling and try to get clean or maybe skip the shower altogether.

  • If being a little sweaty for math class is the better choice.

  • It's not the only area of school where things get a little macho, you've probably been dealing with bullies for awhile, starting when Tommy jones decided to shove you down on the playground in first grade.

  • But as boys get older, the conflicts can get a little more intense.

  • Some words are exchanged and the next thing, you know, someone saying those dreaded words fight after school now you got to spend all day worrying about getting your butt kicked and you can't exactly back out because 100 people saw it and worse, even if you win the fight, you'll probably get suspended whether you started it or not really.

  • It doesn't take much to get into trouble at school.

  • You're just sitting there at lunch, trying to eat your cafeteria sloppy joe without spilling it on your shirt and suddenly a carton of milk smacks you upside the head, It's a food fight.

  • Soon the cafeterias in chaos, the principal storms in and you're one of dozens of boys hauled to the office even though you never heard a single meatball fact is many teachers and administrators just assume all the boys are rowdy troublemakers and they'll just blame the whole group rather than trying to sort out who's actually guilty, Maybe they should invest in cameras.

  • Of course there's one area at school that guys struggle with more than any other girls feels like as soon as many boys hit middle school, a switch is flipped.

  • Suddenly you notice that girl who showed you her favorite snails at recess last year is actually really pretty and then you can't think about anything else, you're staring at her in class, all the world disappears and the next thing you know, the teacher is loudly calling your name and asking you a question you didn't hear embarrassing and you about to pay more attention and it works until the next time the girl of your dreams enters your line of sight and then there's the period where the whole first day thing gets super intense.

  • Middle school is where you get your first taste of a classic teenage tradition.

  • This school dance sure it's not as high stakes as prom, you're probably just dancing at the gym and you don't have to rent a tux, but you still gotta answer one big question to ask someone out or not to ask someone out, sure you can go solo to a middle school dance and you probably won't be alone, but it's the perfect opportunity to ask out that crush.

  • But if she turns you down or has already been asked out, it's every boy's worst nightmare.

  • And even if she says yes, one more big hurdle awaits.

  • There's no moment more nerve racking for a boy about to go on his first date meeting the parents.

  • Sure the mom will probably be pretty nice, but she's just playing the good cop.

  • It's time to meet the bad cop dear old dad at best.

  • He'll probably ask you some probing questions about your intentions, which are probably to look silly dancing and maybe drink a lot of punch.

  • But if he's cleaning out a shotgun when you come in, odds are he's been watching too many old movies, but hey could be worse.

  • She can have four older brothers and then there's this timeless dilemma.

  • Things have changed since your dad was dating for the first time.

  • But one question remains, do you have to pay for both you and your date when you go out for your dad?

  • The answer was almost definitely yes, but it's a little trickier for you and that makes it more stressful if you asked her out the odds are you'll be paying if you want to look good, but if she asked you out, it's much trickier and the check may start to feel like a game of chicken, but if you're hoping for a second date, it may be tempting to just reach for the check and look good.

  • If you're going to see a movie instead, there are still some potential pitfalls.

  • You probably shouldn't have seen that movie about the reincarnated dog.

  • All you can think about is your old dog sparky.

  • Your date is bawling her eyes out and you also want to, but before you tear up remember that all refrain, Boys don't cry, it's not accurate, but boys are under a lot of pressure to act manly and emotionless at all times.

  • You don't want to look like a mess in front of your date, but that dog is really getting to you, at least you're in a darkened theater and can bury your head in the popcorn bucket.

  • Your interests aren't the only thing that starts changing around this time.

  • Your body is too, it's probably the worst fear of every boy, your teachers talking and suddenly she's calling you up to the board to solve a problem.

  • There's just one problem.

  • You got a pointed reminder of puberty making itself known in your pants right about now.

  • She's not taking no for an answer and you can't exactly explain it with the entire class watching.

  • So now it's a long awkward walk up to the front of the classroom, pulling your shirt down, hoping nobody looks too closely, if all goes well, you won't be the laughing stock of the class today and that's not the only weird change will encounter.

  • What's one of the most unpredictable parts of puberty for boys body hair.

  • Sure you might actually be looking forward to getting your first hairs on your chin or lip because it makes you look surprisingly grown up.

  • Maybe you can get into an R rated movie now but it doesn't stay there, hair starts showing up everywhere, you'll notice it on your chest, under your arms and even there it makes showering and getting cleaned trickier and you're kind of wondering if you got bitten by a werewolf and didn't know it, nope, just those friendly hormones and then there's one change that becomes obvious to everyone, maybe you had a high pitched voice as a little boy, it's common.

  • It also helped out a lot in the school choir and then suddenly like a switch was flipped, it starts cracking at first you have a weird squeaky voice that goes up and down and by the time it's done, your voice is deeper and sounds completely different from your old one.

  • And those songs you used to sing kind of sound like a slow down cover and you're being chased out of the choir room hormones pretty commonly wreak havoc on the voices of boys as they hit puberty and unfortunately for that record contract, there's really no going back and if you have some questions that's when things get even more awkward.

  • Your body is changing son, it's time we had to talk.

  • It's the words that strike fear in every boy because you know, you and your dad are about to have the most awkward conversation in both of your lives, odds are he'll fumble over some explanations that leave you with more questions than you started with and he's probably relying on that same book.

  • His dad used to explain it to him.

  • Maybe you would have been better off waiting for the sex ed class in school but go easy on the guy.

  • He's probably repeating that same lame speech his dad gave to him.

  • Of course, maybe you decided to try to figure some of this out for yourself.

  • It's one of the time honored rituals of being a teenage boy searching the internet for some things you probably shouldn't be looking for.

  • There's just a few things to be careful of.

  • Make sure you're not visiting any website that has viruses lurking and that's probably all of them for this subject.

  • Make sure to be ready to close the window quickly.

  • Should mom or dad come into the room.

  • If you're a little older, you probably have memories of getting your information from a more low tech option.

  • Dad's old adult mags that he kept under the bed.

  • But there are a few other things that every boy can eventually relate to and some of them are pretty painful.

  • That body hair is growing fast and you've even started to get that five o'clock shadow.

  • But that's kind of awkward when you're still a freshman time to break out that shaving gear for the first time exciting.

  • There's just one problem.

  • How do you get through your first shave without cutting off half your face?

  • Hopefully you've got a good teacher and a steady hand, but the odds are you're gonna get some nicks and they probably won't be half as painful as when the aftershave hits your skin.

  • Of course there's one pain that comes above all others.

  • You've probably taken a hit or two to the balls over the years and just thinking about it makes you tear up.

  • But that's nothing compared to the nightmare of every boy.

  • The premature zip, you're dumping, you're in a hurry and your penis decides to make an unfortunate reappearance just as you're zipping.

  • This is agonizingly painful in the best of times, An embarrassing hospital visit at the worst.

  • Hopefully this is just a permanent fear.

  • After seeing it happen to Ben Stiller in the movies and not an actual reality, but some injuries are avoidable.

  • Not that it helps, odds are most boys will have some interesting injury stories.

  • Maybe you tried to joust with the hornets nest or decided to test the speed of a slide down doomsday hill and odds are it all began with one of your friends saying daria.

  • So why do boys keep on making less than ideal decisions, peer pressure and adrenaline.

  • Your mom probably warned you a few dozen times.

  • But somehow, in the heat of the moment, the excitement always feels worth the scars.

  • At least it'll make a cool story at school the next day.

  • For more on the changes boys go through.

  • Watch.

  • These are the signs you're going through puberty.

  • Or try Why is blue a boys color for another look at how boys are socialized?

growing up is always challenging.

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Weird Struggles ONLY MALES Will Understand

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/12/04
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