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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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ur mom

How do you now your period is coming? <3

banana0218

I actually just got my period today! I was surprised when I saw brownish spots on my underwear and i talked with my friends about it. My mom was surprised too! My family congratulated me and I'm ready to start my journey!

Random gurl

Umm so I had my first period at school.So we were on break and I went to the washroom and when I looked down I saw it.The deep red stain that had spread all over my pants.I was so shocked cus I had something on my mind and was in a hurry to do it.Luckily I went to washroom with one of my closest friends.So I told her and she handed me a pad.What a lifesaver.

Lululemon

I've got a question although I asked Vicky and she said I have my period but in march I had brown spots on the first day it was maroon red then just brown for three days and then in april on a Monday I had cramps and then in the night I had brown spots again this time for 4 days mind you they both came on the 4th

#Girls.are.the.power.here!

OK so I'm just here to say that for all you guys who are scared of your period coming, it's really not that bad. You get REALLY thick night pads to feel safe at night if your flow is heavy, but that doesn't mean you can't wear them in the day. I do juust to feel safe so that if I don't get a chance to change it I know I'm still fine. And it really doesn't hurt when the blood comes out. Sometimes you get stomach or back cramps but if you go on YouTube there are some yoga stretches you can try. But while you are on your period just remember that this is a sign that you are becoming a beautiful, elegant young lady. You are important and you will change the world someday. Don't worry about what boys will think. If you want it to be a secret from them that's very understandable, but if a boy finds out don't be ashamed because they will NEVER fully understand how hard it is to be a girl! <3 Hope this helped! P.S. I forget to say EAT LOTS OF CHOCOLATE! (but not so much you get sick, lol)

Madi

I was at school with whit pants

Ev

I got my first period a few months ago now, and it was a Saturday morning and I basically just went to the toilet and there was blood in my knickers, I was initially quite shocked but I knew what to do so it was ok. Honestly I was so scared to tell my mum so I just showed her the blood and used one of my older sisters pads.

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