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First Period Stories:
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We’d love to hear all about your first period stories to help other girls who have started or are just about to start their period. Tell us your story today in the comments section below.

Whether you are the first or the last one in your friendship group to start their period, there will be another girl who has been in the same situation as you. Share your period story today and provide others with an understanding of how you came to terms with your first period.

This is vicky’s story

I was the last of my friendship group to get my period. I was 14, woke-up and went to the loo one morning, only to find my first period had arrived. Luckily my nan left me some pads in my room and I had learned all I needed to know about periods from my friends. It did take me a while to get used to wearing a pad as they felt so bulky. I thought everyone would see it through my clothes, or if a boy pinched my bottom he would feel it. So I quickly moved on to tampons.


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Aunt flows niece

My boyfriend looked at me and said what is that on your skirt it was my first period!!!!!!!!!


I have always been on the boys football team and I was on the middle of a game when I felt something drip down my leg and felt it and it was my period. I was only 12 and didn't know much on the subject so I had to keep playing for the rest of the game which was half an hour and then i could sort myself out properly. The reason I had to keep playing was because I had to show that I was worthy of being on the boys football team as there wasn't a girls football team. I started with Tampons but it got stuck and I had to go to the hospital to get it removed, so now I only use pads and yes I am still on the boys football team 4 years later because nothing could stop me playing my sport and most of my matches are when I'm on my period and I survive.


I was 12, home alone and I suddenly felt really sick, I went to the toilet only to find blood in my underwear. I started crying even though I had everything I needed, and I was completely prepared. I rang my mum, she came home early from work and now I deal with them myself. I'm glad I was at home and that I was in an easy situation to tell my mum. I'm so thankful that I was fully prepared and knew all I needed to know. I now deal with them on my own and even though I get them really heavily, I get through them and Lil-Lets have really helped me. I'm always the mum of my friendship group when it comes to period advice and supplies :D


I had my first period when i was 14. Awful i used toilet paper then it got heavier. I was home alone and didn't have any pads so i plucked up the courage and went to the shop to get some pads. Of course when i grabbed some pads off the shelf, many of them fell with it 🤦i had to pick them all up whilst the hot male cashier watched😑. I didn't tell my mum until 4 months later that i has started my period. I should have told her sooner. But i wanted to handle it on my own🙌


I had my period when i was 10 and it was in mu underwear when i went to the toilet. I thought i was dying! I didnt tell my mum for 2 days and it kept happening till i told her there was blood in my underwear. I now tell her everytime i get it. :S XD

Dancer 123

So my first period started in ballet class and I was unprepared. I had to leave class and I was pretty embarrassed. After, I realised I couldn't dance in a pad so I moved to tampax quite quickly. I feel free in them and it was a really good choice to move to tampax

Idk I'm terrible at choosing nicknames

Yesterday I went to the bathroom as usual and noticed a weird red-brown on the tissue. I panicked until I figured out I was having my first period. I know most of my friends have them but the horrible thing was, I had to go swimming with my friend that day. I caught my period before it stained my underwear but I tried denying I'd get it yet and ruined my underwear... What my friends were saying about it scared me but I told my mum today and she said its fine and just means I'm growing up. I'm 13 BTW.


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