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First Period

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Added May 26, 2014

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Growing up, I learned a lot of information from my sister, Sarah. She paved the way for me and that made me feel more at ease about all the changes I was going through.

 

I remember hearing my sisters first period stories. I was probably in third or fourth grade. For some reason, I already knew what a period was; the knowledge was just already there. I was always surrounded by women (my aunts, my cousins, my sister, my mom) so I guess before it happened to my sister, it must have been something we discussed casually. My mom yelled at her because she thought that my sister spilled make-up all over her white shorts. Little did she know it was not make-up!

 

I dont clearly remember getting my first period. My mom didnt prepare me, but I dont think I necessarily needed preparation because I had already witnessed my sister going through it. I do recall that I was in sixth grade, and it happened in May. I was pretty ready for it to come. I remember talking to my friends about it, hoping to become "grown up" soon. When it happened, I told my mom, sister, and grandma. Then I told some friends, and soon enough, everyone knew. I didnt really care about them knowing. I wasnt ashamed.

 

My mom told me to wear pads until I felt comfortable enough to use tampons. That lasted one month. In June, I had a dance recital, and I couldnt wear underwear; I had to try using tampons. I read the instructions in my bathroom, tried all of the different positions, and finally got it in. But I realized something was not right. I asked my sister if I was supposed to keep the entire tampon inside of me. She told me to only use the cotton part; the other part was the applicator, used to help with insertion. I took it out and tried again. This time it was more comfortable and eventually I got the hang of it.

 

 

After getting my period, I felt older because I had been told that getting your period is a sign of maturing; I was growing up. Getting my period was not exactly what I thought it would be. I had to learn to deal with it, and I have. Looking back, one thing about getting your period that I do admire is that it is a bridge from adolescence to womanhood, and that is vital to many young girls while growing up.

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Cassma
Cassma
Posted August 26, 2014
Hey, I haven't handy period yet,I have discharge,my breasts are buds,and I have punk hair! I want to get my first one and get it over with!!! Ugh... please help I want to know when it is going to happen!
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted August 26, 2014
To Volleyball11! Usually for the first two years your periods will be irregular. That means they could come any given time. For example they could come three months in a row, then skip three months in a row. Perhaps they could come every other month. "Always expect the unexpected" was a tip my Mom told me. Every girl is different. Just carry supplies with you and in your locker. If you forget your supplies you can ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office. Also carry some quarters with you for the machines in the restrooms and locker room. Use the handicap stall, if available. This stall usually gives you more room to change your supplies and your clothes, if the need arises. If you have any more questions, just ask.
volleyball11
volleyball11
Posted August 25, 2014
My period has been regular since May and today (August 23rd) my period is 7 days early and I haven't had 'it' please help me!
Posted August 25, 2014
Ive had all the symptoms and such but every once In a while my stomach gets light pains for a few seconds but nothing is there. Is that normal?
GirlWhoWantsToBeReady101
GirlWhoWantsToBeReady101
Posted August 25, 2014
I had no time to think of my username ^ Hi I know this is a site for teens but I find it very helpful, I got my first period in may 2014, I was ten at the time. It was my birthday just a couple of days ago, and now I am on my period, I like reading stories to help me feel better, idk it makes me feel not alone, BTW it is hard for me BC I live with all boys
Posted August 25, 2014
So I don't have my period yet but I've had all the signs ok first, I have discharge pretty much every day. And - I have light cramps and headaches all the usual stuff. Yet I don't have it yet. Can someone explain this to me?
swimmergirl16
swimmergirl16
Posted August 06, 2014
I'm on my second period now. And I got my first one July 8th and I got my second one august 4th
swimmergirl16
swimmergirl16
Posted August 02, 2014
I know that when you first get your period its not regular but I hadone last month and I think I'm going to get it again this week but I have swim championships coming up and I'm really scared and I don't want to use a tampon. What should I do?
Lovinggirl12
Lovinggirl12
Posted August 04, 2014
I got my first period on July 20th of this year. Since it's summer time I would go to sleep really late at like 5am. So on the 20th at 5am I went to use the restroom after I was done I went back into my room and started watching tv. Then my stomach started to hurt so I with back into the restroom and nothing came out but I wiped anyway and saw a dark brown on the toilet paper and then I was like "um, yea I don't think this is my period... But yet there might be a chance." So I went back into my room and started jumping happily saying omg I think I got my period cheerfully. So after that I went to sleep and when I woke up it was my period! I'm so happy I'm a women now! And luckily I have light cramps.
lakelife01010
lakelife01010
Posted August 12, 2014
My mom started her period when she was 12 and I'm almost thirteen and haven't had it yet. I have been discharging for about two years and have had pubic/armpit hair for 2 and 1/2 years. My breasts have been growing for about 2 and 1/2 years too. My sister got it when she was 14 just like my aunt. I have been spotting recently but I don't know if that is the same thing. Please help I'm so scared and confused!
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