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I haven’t started
my period yet


Don’t worry. The average age for a girl to start her period is 13. But in reality, it is common for girls to start anywhere between the ages of 8 and 18.
As there’s no way of predicting when it'll start, it’s a good idea to keep some pads in your bag when you’re out and about. Lil-Lets Teens day pads are nice and slim and come in discreet packaging so no one will know you've got any in your bag.

what happens
when it
does arrive?


When it does arrive for the first time, for some girls they notice either a tiny bit of blood in their underwear or on some toilet paper. Although it may be an awkward conversation, you need to have the chat with your nearest and dearest (like your mum or sister) so they make sure you have products for this period and the next one.


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I haven’t started my period yet but I think I might soon. I am so excited. This website has helped me understand a lot about puberty and periods and how I can cope with them. Thanks Lillets. 😊

To Gigi (again)

That's ok, I'm glad I could help x


@to Gigi Thx for the reassurance! I think I had a bit of discharge at the start of June now I think about it. My mum bought me some pads and tampons and a cute little bag saying 'Bee happy' to put them in. Also, the girl at the top is pretty!

To Gigi

Yes, it's so normal to feel excited, I literally screamed with excitement when I started! Though, you will need to see discharge before your period, so you may have a little longer yet. Why not ask your mum to buy you some pads I suggest lil lets, so that you are prepared. Finally, isn't the girl in the picture at the top so pretty? X


So, I haven't started my period yet, but it might happen soon, cause I've had breast growth for about 1 1/2 years. I haven't noticed discharge yet though. Also, I'm excited for it. Is this normal? Any advice?


Girls, I really feel for you and I get your pain. But honestly, it will come. I know everyone says that but still. This is coming from a girl who has had discharge for 3 and a half years maybe more. I was basically 15 when I got mine ( it was like 2 weeks until my birthday) and a big shock. You can read my story as Period new girl in the Tell us your first period story blog. X

here to help :)

Hi JVG! so rn I am 14, I got my very first period when I was 13. Everyone is different, I have had discharge since I was 12. There is really nothing you can do to get your period faster. Those are all myths about how people say to drink a cup of tea and you will get your period. And all that you say is completely normal! The average wait after you start to notice discharge is 6 months to a year for your first period. But everyone is different, so don't worry if you don't get your period soon. the age range to get your period is 9 to 18! So relax it will all be okay, just be prepared and always carry pads/tampons wherever you go because it can start at any time. And if you notice a brown discharge that is also your first period! Good luck! xx


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