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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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Basically school had given all the girls a first period kit from lil-ets and I was dumb enough to leave mine at home! I wheat to school and asked to use the restroom as I felt..wet down there and had cramps. Even though I knew what it was I still completely began panicking but I went back in and asked my teacher fir a pad and it turned out ok! Still scary though.


I got my first period quite recently! About 3 months ago. I am staining lots of bedsheets because it is quite heavy but I am to embarrassed to tell my mum. Any tips?


I was 10 when I got my period and me and my mum had not talked about it that much and I was really confused when I went to the bathroom and there was brownish blood all over my pj bottoms. I worked out what happened and I was really embarrassed but I told my mum and she showed me how to use pads. I felt self conscious all through the school day. I was the first of my friend group to get it because I was "an early developer"


I was 13 and I remember going to school and seeing something brown in my undies,I didn’t know what it was, I thought it was my period but cause of the colour of it I wasn’t sure The next day I woke it and it had become red so I told my mum and she said that I had got my period She then proceeded to call everyone she knows and told them 🤦‍♀️


So basically it all started on a yr 6 residential... I was on the bus and i felt cramps but i just brushed it off and passed it as motion sickness. Then as soon as we got in the lobby the cramps got worse but i thought it was just my stomach. So after dinner we hit the shower to get prepped for bed. But while I was showering I saw a brownish red in the water, luckily i was prepared because I had an emergency kit in my bag. It was a fine and funny story tho. Bye xxxx!

To YAH from brooklyn

Hi yah! That is so cool! I guess that I am an early bloomer! Vicki awesome site!


back again!What an interesting story mine didnt come till y8/7th grade so Its funny🤭Hope u have a good day :3


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