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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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Hey Rutty, My name is Priya. I am on my 5th period and I can tell you how it feels. Now, I don't want to scare you or anything, but it's not fun to be on your period. Most people get cramps. The pain for different people is completely different. I thought I would get no cramps since my mom didn't get any, but it turns out I get really, really bad cramps. You can also feel tired, exhausted, and unmotivated. I don't really enjoy being on my period, but who knows, maybe you might.


i havent started my period yet and i would love some advise about how it feels to be on your period


I was 11 when i got my first period. I woke up to find i had cramps. When i was in school I felt a wetness. I thought it was just discharge but when i went to the bathroom there was blood all over my underwear. So i just used some toilet paper as a pad.


I was 11 when I got my first period. I was getting change for school when I felt something wet. I thought it was nothing on carried on changing but then it happened again so I went to my bathroom to check what it was. When I looked in the tissue it was blood but I thought it was just the light but U checked again and it was period blood. I didn’t know if I should or shouldn’t tell my mum but in the end I didn’t. It was only until when on Friday my mum was going through the laundry basket and saw blood in my underwear and talked to me about. I kept it away from her for a week.Girls talk to your mum if you get your period your mum won’t judge and she will help you all the way.


I was 12, at a sleepover with my bff. Exams just got over and I was enjoying until....IT CAME! I felt wetness but i ignored it and sat on the bed. Then when i got up, i saw a BIG RED BLOB.... and i immediately went to my mom. I knew all about it before, and also my bff had already gotten hers, so it was very embarrasing....


I went to the bathroom to do my normal business and have a wee and looked down to see blood and I had so much stomach ache and I was freaking out because I had no idea of what a period was and had no 'talk' with my mum so I wasnt prepared at all I was so shaky and nervous and it felt so strange for the first time wearing a pad it felt so bulky and like I was wearing a nappy at 13. Since starting my periods I would say they have definatley got a bit easier and the pain maybe has got easier to deal with some months but honestly my pains are unbearably sometimes but whatever happens just remember girls you can get through anything because we are all strong and brave x

Lily rose

I’m 12 and l was made fun of by so people at first, but l have true friends that helped me through it!


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