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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

How do you deal with your period, e.g., changing your pads/tampons without getting caught in school?

 

Sara

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Dear Sara,

Your period will probably not come flowing out heavily immediately from the start. It is more likely that you will notice some dampness or wetness and excuse yourself to the restroom to find that it has begun. You should be carrying your menstrual protection in a backpack or purse, so you take that with you to the bathroom. Changing during class breaks or lunch makes the most sense. If you aren't sure when your period is due, wear an Always pantiliner daily and avoid any accidents. Also, check out the location in your school where emergency menstrual products are kept. Sometimes it is with the school nurse, the health/physical education teacher or even the school secretary.

 

Hope this helps,

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ana_g2001
ana_g2001
Posted August 25, 2014
Dont be afraid to change your pad in school. Its completely normal and everyone goes through puberty, even the boys. The wrappers are loud (trust me, I know). It may be awkward but most likely all the girls know about puberty. Also dont be afraid to go to the bathroom in the middle of class. If you are like me and dont want to announce that you are going to the bathroom to the whole class, just wait till your your teacher is done talking or sitting at their desk and act like you are asking a question about the lesson.i recommend taking a purse with multiple pockets. Fill one with your pads, liners, or tampons, whatever you use. Then carry some other things like pencils or pens, maybe even a small note pad. Dont forget to mark a calender with the days that you have your period. I hope this was helpful to anyone in need of ideas.
Bichon523
Bichon523
Posted August 12, 2014
My school "nurse" is a man but he is ver nice and I've talked to him about other stuff like about expecting my period. Anyway he has a GIANT drawer full of Pads so Yay BTW hes also the health teacher and therepist
sweetcandy13
sweetcandy13
Posted September 03, 2013
is it normal if you have olot of discharge after you had your period cause i had mines 5 months ago and it hasent come till i think the next month is it normal?
cheerleader2002
cheerleader2002
Posted July 24, 2014
My friend Maddie has had her period and so she keeps tampons and pads in her bookbag,like anyone would do. So she lives in my neighborhood as do a lot of people so one day some boys went through her bookbag and saw everything! Thankfully, they had no clue what the heck they were so we told them that they were face wipes and lipgloss dispensers!
Kaitygirlrocks
Kaitygirlrocks
Posted January 11, 2014
I have very heavy flow (Mom says that its called hemriging) so I have to change my pad about once an hour. My classmates will tell the teacher that I had gone to the restroom in the middle of every class before that and the teacher will not let me go. (I ended up walking out of class to go to the restroom) Is there a way I can show the teachers that I am not leaving class just to skip without having to explain myself every class?
Nixie31369
Nixie31369
Posted July 29, 2014
I can count on the nurse in a panic. I haven't had mine yet, by my best friend (a grade ahead) did. She was unprepared. Goooo nurse!
Littlebird1901
Littlebird1901
Posted July 04, 2013
I really hope this helps, but if possible, before you go to school and you change your pad or tampon wear a tampon and a pad. When you're in the bathroom, just pull out the tampon and you still have the pad to last you the rest of the day. If you only wear pads, layer them, when your in the bathroom and one is saturated, peel off the first one and presto! Fresh pad underneath!
asiangirl24566@
asiangirl24566@
Posted July 30, 2013
when will you gals post more videos they really helped me out. Before I whatched your videos or read the articles I was having lots of troule understanding ALL of this.
Wednesday
Wednesday
Posted July 15, 2013
To Cowgirl321! Don't let your friends embarrass you. Perhaps remove the wrappers before getting in the bathroom. Also cough or sneeze while removing the wrappers. Flush the commode or wait till someone else flushes the commode, then change and remove your pad. Just remember all girls get their periods, so there's nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. How many stalls are in your bathroom(s) at school? Another suggestion is to use the bathroom during class time, if allowed. That way you should the whole bathroom to yourself.
Declainkayleigh13
Declainkayleigh13
Posted July 20, 2013
It was pj day at my school and I had slippers on and I was on my period and I had to change my shoes because we cant have slippers and my pad was in my slipper and when I went to change my shoes the pad came out I was so embarresed my friend laughed at me!! Now I pray that I don't have my period on school days so I don't get made fun of.
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