If your son is ten years or older, he is likely noticing changes happening in his body. Puberty is the time when testosterone begins to have obvious effects in his skin, muscles, and of course, his reproductive structures.
Your 9-10 year-old son is likely becoming curious about his boy body. He has entered puberty and has begun to notice changes.
It might be interesting for your young son to learn that his testicles are sensitive to temperature. The testicles are located inside a sack of skin called the scrotum. The scrotum is very thin. It doesn’t provide good insulation from temperature changes that might affect the testicles. This anatomy illustration is from by book, “I’m a Boy, Special Me.”
This is a great anatomy figure from my book, I’m a Boy, My Changing Body. It shows that the testicles are located in a pouch of skin located outside the core of the body. The pouch of skin is called the scrotum.
We often think of teaching our young girls about how to protect themselves from unwanted touching, but our sons are also vulnerable. The 5-7 age group is the time to teach them how to protect themselves.