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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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lol so my first period was two months before my 12th birthday. I noticed slight dark red/brown stains on my underwear but I dismissed it for poo lol! I knew about periods but thought period blood was bright red not this browny colour. It was a bit weird coz I'd never 'pooped my pants'lmao. soooo.. next day, came home from school to see my pants full-on red and I was just like erm ok... I probably had a mini-panic attack. My mum wasn't home so I called my sister and said something along the lines of 'My pants are red!!" She gave me a pad and told me to stick it on a fresh underwear.. soo yep-that's my story xx


I woke up then sat on the sofa to find blood all down my legs


I woke up and my brother found blood so he screamed so when I whet into school and everyone saw it

Dancing bunny

Just before turning 12 I was getting ready for ballet and went to the toilet before I was about to leave, my period had arrived! I told my Mum and she helped me be able to go to dance💃😁


I’m 11 and I got mine this morning I’m the first of my friends and I’m still scared if anyone finds out


I got my first period today (13) ...terrified but excited!! I’m using lil lets pads right now and I love how they’re completely silent to unwrap. Definitely recommend. If you haven’t got your period, don’t worry about it. It’s completely natural and just another sign you’re growing up. Haha don’t know why I’m acting like an expert but yeah...


My first period was yesterday (I am 11) I woke up and went to the toilet and my pyjama bottoms and pants were covered in blood (it was VERY heavy). The blood was a dark colour so i simply dismissed it as poop. I changed my pants and went on with my day. Before i went to bed i went to the toilet and once again noticed my pants and jeans covered in blood. I thought it was poop again but whein i had a closer look i saw it was red. I knew it was a period.


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