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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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To Jazxx

(Sorry this isn't a question ). I just wanted to say thank you because I know the advice you are giving will help a lot of girls who may be in a similar situation and who are maybe worrying about starting. I think what you are doing is great :) Xx

jazxx

i am 13 i started my period quite recently and due to family complications, i live with my 4 older brothers who are 17,18,21,24. i started and i immediately messaged vicki this 'i live w my 4 older brothers (17,17, 21, 24) and no parents due to family complications and i am not in contact w any family members and I'm really worried about starting my period and that stuff i am worried they will mock me and laugh. ITS SO EMBARRASINGGGG help me get over the fear of being a girl in front of my brothers xox I'm 13 btw x' i got it and i got it really heavy and i cried so much because i didn't want to tell them until my eldest brother came in and asked me what was wrong and it took a lot of nagging from my brother for me to tell him and to be fair it was the most embarrassing thing ever and i was worried they were gonna laugh at me and mock me but you know what? its life and they were super supportive and took me out for dinner and had a great evening out so if ur someone like me who has brothers or a dad don't be worried cuz I'm sure they will be super supportive!! if u wanna ask anything just write your nickname as 'to jazxx' and ill reply soon xx EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY XX

LateBloomer512017

I started my period at almost 17 years old! I have a very petite and small build and did not weigh anything close to 7stone when I started (which apparently is the weight you have to be to start!?) It came quite suddenly and within 24 hours I had seen pale pink to very dark brown to very red! So don’t worry if you’re late like me! It will happen! And make sure you are prepared! P.S the good thing about starting late is that all your friends can give you tips and advice plus you won’t have to go through high school having it so I guess it’s a bonus getting it late!! Xxx

Elly

I started 30 mins before I was supposed to go on an outing, which involved skiing down a slope! 😬 my friend helped me when I was there tho as she's 2 years older than me... It was a bit uncomfortable but I can laugh at it now 😂x

??

I was 11 i woke up and went to the toilet and there was this brown stuff in my pants I didn’t know what it was but then blood started coming out so I went diwnstarirs and told my mum so we went and go me some pads and it has been getting really heavy

Hey

I'd been having loads more discharge than usual and every once in a while I would get brown spotting. A couple days ago I noticed I'd been having brown discharge for four days now so I thought- Period?! AI asked Vicki and she said it probably was and because it was so light I just carried a pad in my pocket until OK needed to change. I'd been wanting my period for ages, but I'd heard bad rumours so I didn't think I'd want it anymore and was really worried, and I'm here today happy as f. You don't need to hate your period! Imagine it this way, every month you have no idea whether you are pregnant or not, whereas we panic when our period is a couple days late

Hermi1

I got my first period just under a week ago when i was at alton Towers, which is a theme park btw... I had to tell my mum that i saw some blood in my pants and my aunty was with us AND also on her period at the time (thank the lord) so she let me have one of her pads, always dailies i think there called.😂❤

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