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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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Serena54
Serena54
Posted October 27, 2014
I got my period on Thursday. It was in the evening and I went to the bathroom and bam!!! It was there.i freaked out.First I called my bff then my sister tafter that my sister threatened me to tell my mom. But I think it's over now.
Queenb....
Queenb....
Posted September 18, 2014
Hi I got my first period in sunday(not today) so I woke up and felt like I was peeing so I got up ,went to the bathroom and boom!!! Blood!! It turned my all white underwear to red!! I nearly fainted.before I got it I was overly tired and lazy that night and I thought I was because I had just come home from a party.. don't worry u period will come :) look at my other comments before I got mines to help u! :)
volleyball11
volleyball11
Posted September 02, 2014
Thanks so much @Wednesday! You are so helpful! I have one question how do I ask my mom to use a tampon? I think it would be easier than a pad but then there are more responsibilities with to come with a tampon if you could answer this I would be so appreciative Thanks again??
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted September 07, 2014
To Volleyball11! Maybe tell her other girls are using tampons. Tampons are a must for sporting activities, especially swimming. Don't start using tampons until you feel comfortable doing so. Practice at home first. Don't let anyone rush you even if there's a waiting line for the stalls. The key to inserting and removing a tampon is to "relax." Don't be tense. Plastic applicators are better than cardboard ones. Tampons come in light, regular and super. Just use the right absorbency for each day of your period. A tampon can be worn from 4 to 8 hours unless your flow is heavy or you start to smell an odor. A tip my Mom told me about removing tampons is: "Gently tug on the string. If the tampon resists, then let it in. If the tampon is loose, then remove it." Don't wear tampons when you aren't on your period. If you have anymore questions, just ask.
whovian.girl.13
whovian.girl.13
Posted September 17, 2014
My first period was far less dramatic than I had expected. March 2014: I had been expecting my period for a long time, and one day I felt a pain in my lower back. It felt like I had been standing for a LONG time. It didn't cross my mind that this could be my period starting. When I went to the bathroom, I noticed some substance on my pantyliner that looked a bit like rust. Luckily I was prepared with lots of comfy pads! I have been so blessed not to experience cramps.
whovian.girl.13
whovian.girl.13
Posted September 17, 2014
Hey Cassma! Your period will probably come within the next year. Just buy a pack of pads, wear pantyliners daily, and don't worry!! GOOD LUCK!:)
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!
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.
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?
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