“Please,somebody tell me that the crusty socks I just found behind some little boys bed, is merely just crusty from gross feet. Idk the kid, just some random icky child-but I know he’s only 12(actually only 11,for 2 more weeks) that’s too young to be anything but sweaty feet right?!?!”
Try not to think too hard about it. Wash the sock. Wash your hands. Push it far out of your mind.
If you must know it, far side of the Bell Curve goes down to 9. Parents are usually encouraged by doctors to put them on “stop puberty” medicine ’till they’re a few years older.
Just push it out of your mind and wash anything he touches with a glove on your hand and a stronger detergent.
[my useless stash of trivia comes in handy sometimes]
I only first heard about it when that transgender kid was on TV a couple of years ago. Jazz – that’s the name. She’s a biological boy but is a girl in other ways and doctors agreed to put her on stop-puberty meds until she’s old enough to get the surgery (or change her mind).
After that, I heard about it in a few other places. But I don’t know how long it’s been around for.
I think it’s to avoid awkwardness mostly. Social benefits. Maybe sock benefits too? I dunno.