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Boys Frequently Asked Questions
 
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Does smoking have any consequences?
You may believe that smoking looks cool or macho. After all, many celebrities and athletes smoke or chew. But smoking is not cool or harmless. Nicotine is highly addictive, and some experts estimate that as many as one out of three smokers will die of a tobacco related illness. Your actions to make wise choices and avoid the cost, smell, coughing, the effect on girls and the cancer will be much cooler. Just do you. That's really what's up.

 

Are condoms really safe?
People using a condom are 1000 times safer than if they didn't use a condom!They are used to prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. In terms of preventing pregnancy, a condom is 96% effective if used correctly. Studies show that condoms are 60 to 90% effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases with an average level of protection of 87%. These percentanges are all depending on using a condom correctly. Otherwise, percentages can be lower.

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Is it safe to have piercings on my body?
If done properly, it is safe to pierce your ears. Your ears should be cleaned at least 3 times a day with alcohol. The only problem is if you buy earrings that are extremely small and the earrings are pulled through the earlobe. For most people, it's just a body decoration and its popular. Talk with your parents about your reasons for wanting a piercing. Let them know you want to be responsible by having the piercing done by a professional and that you'll take care of the site. Most parents will respond favorably to calm, reasoned conversation.



If you shave (facial) more, does that mean the hair will grow quicker?
Shaving your hair (facial or elsewhere) will NOT cause your hair to grow more quickly or in a greater amount. HOWEVER, frequent shaving WILL make your hair more stubby (stiff and bristly) and seem to appear more prominent. Some boys may want this!

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