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Added September 04, 2013

Worst-Case School Scenarios and Period Stories

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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.

Worst-Case Scenario 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 before 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.

Worst-Case Scenario 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 classand 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.

Worst-Case Scenario No. 4: Your crush finally talks to you, but you have killer bad breath from those cafeteria tacos.

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?

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EmmaKayleen
EmmaKayleen
Posted April 02, 2014
One time I was in chorus (my favorite class), and I also happened to be on my period. I didn't want to leave my class because we were learning a new song. I had changed my tampon right before that AND put a pad on. When I came out of that class, I realized that it had leaked all the way through onto my pants. I ended up going to the nurse to wait for my mom to bring me pants. I told this to my friend at lunch, and she laughed so hard milk came up her nose! :(
Wish on Stars
Wish on Stars
Posted March 29, 2014
OMG! This article TOTALLY hepled! This is why I love Beinggirl!! THANKS! -Wish on Stars
Sammy_Loves_You
Sammy_Loves_You
Posted December 08, 2013
I am really glad I started my period when I was homeschooled(This year). But I am going to go to a small school starting January. Does anyone have any advice on where to put my period supplies & such? We will not have lockers, maybe not even those hooks with the benches underneath. Thanks. Sammy
SoftballGirl10
SoftballGirl10
Posted November 28, 2013
Wherever I am, whatever time if the month it is, I always have an emergency supply of tampons with me. When you start getting your period, your cycle will be very spontaneous: not exactly 28 days between. Even though I've had mine for 1 1/2-2 years, I still carry supplies with me. It's better to be prepared! If you get your period when you're not expecting it and it leaks, just wrap and jacket/sweater around your waist so no one can see, make a temporary pad out of toilet paper or tissues in the bathroom, an go to your school nurse to get supplies. On the deodorant note, always keep deodorant or perfume in your locker so you can freshen up if needed. When you put it on in the morning, make sure to let it dry a bit before putting on your shirt so you don't get stains.
SoftballGirl10
SoftballGirl10
Posted December 19, 2013
Sammy- I would suggest keeping supplies in your room and bringing stuff with you each morning. I don't have experience with a boarding school, but unless you're comfortable putting it in a pants or jacket pocket, that seems like the most useful option... Hope I helped!
fnpocky
fnpocky
Posted March 09, 2014
Um so personally I have gotten my period but I'm always worried that I will always start when not ready I'm going to the period kit thing hopefully it works
Horseluverforlife
Horseluverforlife
Posted April 01, 2013
pollywogger:its discharge,you get it for about a year before your period,so maybe ask your mom or any female that your close with to go and buy some pantiliners for you,hope this helped!:)
SoniaPink
SoniaPink
Posted November 13, 2013
@JuicyGossip#1 I am so sorry but don't let ruining your style can find stuff like a pair of jeans. You can buy always infinity pad or always ultra thin pads they won't show and since you just started i don't think you show wear a tampon. But don't let it ruin your style.
OceanBay
OceanBay
Posted November 20, 2013
So many Memories SINCE 6TH GRADE I AM IN 7TH GRADE NOW BUT I USED TO FORGET TO PUT IT ON NOW I DO IT EVERYDAY
binja
binja
Posted July 04, 2013
my bra brake during gym that never happend to me but it has during art i just went to the bathroom
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