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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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soccerlover141250
soccerlover141250
Posted June 30, 2014
I recently have been experiencing white stuff in my underwear, but is it the discharge before my period? if so how much longer until I get it (just an estimate).
soccerlover141250
soccerlover141250
Posted June 30, 2014
And also I'm 13 and my sister got hers when she was 12 and my mom got hers when she was 14.
Simplyjaz
Simplyjaz
Posted June 23, 2014
I receny got my first period june 9. I got out theshower and dried off and on the towel was big drops of blood . The stomach aches are terrible . I used to want my period SO BAD ! But now that i haveit its nothing but a pain. My period lasted for 5 days , very light. Unfortunately on day 3 i thoughtit was over so i stopped wearing pads . But to my surprise there was a huge blood stain in my underwear. Even though i dont really like my period .. I do feel mature, and i feel like i am a woman now that i have my period !
Simplyjaz
Simplyjaz
Posted June 23, 2014
I receny got my first period june 9. I got out theshower and dried off and on the towel was big drops of blood . The stomach aches are terrible . I used to want my period SO BAD ! But now that i haveit its nothing but a pain. My period lasted for 5 days , very light. Unfortunately on day 3 i thoughtit was over so i stopped wearing pads . But to my surprise there was a huge blood stain in my underwear. Even though i dont really like my period .. I do feel mature, and i feel like i am a woman now that i have my period !
f7aa77c3d5aeac411652c1cce8c8e58b
f7aa77c3d5aeac411652c1cce8c8e58b
Posted June 18, 2014
I got my first period on saturday! (14th June)
reinagarcia
reinagarcia
Posted June 23, 2014
I got my first period when I was 12. I just woke up one day and bam. It was just there. I didn't experience any type of pain for that first period, but later I did. The cramps really suck so you should take a midol. You also get bloated, you're in a crabby mood, and your vagina gets pretty sore. Midol can fix that as well. Oh and periods are messy, and do not smell pleasant. If you have not got your period yet and want it really bad, this is what you're getting yourself into. Good luck! And remember, everyone's body is different. :)
MSflower
MSflower
Posted June 10, 2014
What are the points for
chattycatty
chattycatty
Posted June 07, 2014
every girl in my family starts 3 months before our 13 birthday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted June 16, 2014
To JJ247892! The white discharge is normal. Start wearing pantiliners (if you haven't already). They will protect your clothes and keep you feeling fresh. Check yourself each time you use the restroom. Only "Mother Nature" knows for sure when you will start. I did't start until I was 15 1/2. Start carrying supplies with you and in your locker such as: pads, tampons (when you are ready for them), wipes, Midol, Aleve, Motrin, etc. (for cramps), quarters for the machines, an extra pair of panties, etc. If you forget your supplies, you can ask your friends, any female teacher, the school nurse or the school office. Try to use the handicap stall, if available. This stall usually gives you more room to change your supplies and your clothes, if the need arises. Don't let anyone rush you, even if there's a waiting for the stalls. If you have anymore questions, just ask.
Posted June 07, 2014
hi im new and i have a lot of questions about my first period
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