Worst-Case School Scenarios and Period Stories
So you finally get your period...but
it's right in the middle of class. Or your bra breaks
while you're running laps in gym. Or you forgot to put on deodorant before school...and
you stink! These simple lessons will help you deal with some of the worst possible
scenarios and period stories while in school.
No. 1: You get your first period during class...and it's leaked through your clothes!
Lesson No. 1: Have
an emergency plan
Ask to be excused from class
to go to the school nurse. If you or a friend has a sweater or jacket, wrap it around
your waist. If you can, make a stop in the girl's bathroom to wipe up down there,
then fold some clean tissue and place it in the crotch of your undies until you
get to the nurse.
But any of this happens, try to plan ahead. Consider wearing a panty
liner to school each day and having a locker stash that includes the following:
high-absorbency pads, tampons, clean undies, deodorant, safety pins and breath mints.
This emergency kit can save you from a bunch of embarrassing scenarios and period
stories, and you'll see it pop up again and again throughout this article. So read
on to save yourself.
No. 2: You totally forgot to put deodorant on this a.m. Ew,
what's that smell?
Lesson No. 2: Don't
sweat the small stuff
Whether it's your period or
body odor or whatever else, don't panic. Making a scene will only draw unwanted
attention to the matter, so try to keep it on the down-low. Remember, you're in
a crowded classroom, so nobody knows for sure if you're the one who's...well, stinking.
As soon as you can get a bathroom
break, go into a stall and use tissues to wipe excess sweat from your armpits. Do
this as often as you can throughout the day. Or...get to your locker stash from
Lesson No. 1, and discreetly toss your deodorant in your backpack on the way to
the girls room.
Worst-Case Scenario No. 3: You're
in gym class — and your bra strap snaps!
Lesson No. 3: Know
when to cut out
First, remember Lesson No.
2: Don't freak! And if you haven't yet taken heed of Lesson No. 1 (safety pins are
handy for mending all sorts of wardrobe malfunctions), it might be time to have
a parent come to the rescue.
Whether you have a broken bra,
a busted zipper or pants that are split clear down the rear (leaving all your business
hanging out!), teachers should allow you to sit this one out and call home. Ask
your mom or dad to bring you whatever clothing you need to cover your stuff before
returning to class.
No. 4: Your crush finally talks to you, but you have killer bad breath from those cafeteria
Lesson No. 4: Remember
what you've learned:
Lesson No. 1: Got breath mints?
Grab em! Lesson
No. 2: Keep your cool. Lesson No. 3: Smile and walk away while saying, Gotta get
to class! I'll talk to you later, OK?
Read period stories and see what other girls go through from teen girls at BeingGirl.com.