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    I remember when I started my first period.

    It was September 8th, 2009. I was 12 years old at the time, about to turn 13 on October 16th. It was a Monday, the first day of 7th grade. I was so nervous and couldn't really sleep the night before due to my mind being distracted from everything. I went to school early in the...
    SwiftieGirl SwiftieGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    So I got it right before I went to school

    and for some reason(I was younger of course) I thought that there was something that died inside of me! So basically I thought I was going to die LOL
    Navysweetheartxo Navysweetheartxo 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    May 1st, 2009

    I was 12 back then. It was a Friday. I didn't go to school for some reason that day. The next thing I remember I went to the bathroom and pulled down my panties only to find a red stain. I wasn't scared, shocked, or anything. I wiped myself to make sure it was coming from where I...
    CassiaDream CassiaDream 18-21, F Apr 25, 2013

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    It came very early and kids laughed at me.

    My mom help me with all,I was lucky to have her there at that moment.All was very natural and she was proud of me,telling her best friend and everybody being happy.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Oct 31, 2014

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    Oh my...I remember crying "Mom!

    !!! My childhood has slipped away forever!!!!!" And then I was deathly afraid to use the bathroom (which was very problematic). Thought my uterus was going to fall out.
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    It happened in 7th grade,

    June 13th at the age of 12. I was a bit of a average/late bloomer. Well, on that day I decided to dress cute and wear a skirt, which I never wore in the past for fear that if I get it, it would drip down my leg and everybody on Earth would notice. That didn't exactly happen...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    Tampons: Learning the Hard Way

    I was playing a happy game of four-square when I got what I thought was a bad stomach-ache. Nope! When I got home, I found blood in my favorite "Tuesday" panties (did anyone else have day-of-the-week panties?). I didn't want to tell my mom...by that point, I didn't...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 18 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    I was in kindergarten

    and we were first learning grammar and somewhere in that lesson I used my first period ever.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Sep 24, 2014

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    Health Class Didn't Mention This!

    It was the eighth grade. I was a chubby, awkward thing in all my thirteen year old essence. My best friend and I had started to drift apart because she was becoming popular. Meanwhile, nobody really wanted to hang out with the pizza faced quiet girl. And I didn't feel much like...
    itsmesally itsmesally 22-25, F 16 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    Well actually i haven't started yet

    and I am 14 next month:( i really want it to hurry up though because I want to develop! Most if my friends have big boobs, a great figure and have started their periods! I have tiny boobs still as they haven't developed much yet! I heard that when u start your period your boobs...
    Milliemoo14 Milliemoo14 13-15 4 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    It was in the summer of 5th grade,

    I was going to be in 6th grade. One day, I was sitting down in the living room on the desktop playing on the computer. If I remember correctly I was playing a game. Before I say anything else, I really wanted to start my period because I felt like a women if I did and plus all...
    brianag96 brianag96 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    I remember mind I was in the bathroom I

    started peeing and seeing blood. I called my mother She said "oh no you becoming a women"
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2014

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    It scared tf out of me .

    I felt like I was dying lol .
    sensitive1ok sensitive1ok 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Yelp!

    Okay I was at school and we have two four grade teachers and one five grade teacher. So this happened in five grade. I was eating a cupcake and chatting about my cat. I felt my period and I stopped talking. "hey why are you so quiet?" Ms. C asked. "Um, um, um. . ." I said looking...
    MalenaPrincess MalenaPrincess 22-25, F Nov 13, 2013

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    It was no biggie at all.

    It's the exclamation mark and commas that got me.
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F Apr 5

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    Late Bloomer

    I was 13 and 5 months old and all but two of my friends had gotten their periods. I had pretended to get mine for 2 years. The day I actually got it was November 21. I had just gotten home from Wednesday night church with my best friend, and my dad and brother were home with me...
    PeaceChild PeaceChild 16-17, F 11 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Age 14. I was a bit of a late developer,

    most of my friends had already got their periods by this time and I used to get quite upset about wanting mine too. I remember my best friend getting hers just one month before me, and feeling envious, then a few weeks later it was my turn. I had a funny feeling in my stomach...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 70+, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    It happened in 7th grade,

    June 13th at the age of 12. I was a bit of a average/late bloomer. Well, on that day I decided to dress cute and wear a skirt, which I never wore in the past for fear that if I get it, it would drip down my leg and everybody on Earth would notice. That didn't exactly happen...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans 13-15, F Sep 22, 2014

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    I remember I was 12 and I went to use the

    bathroom in the middle of math class and I saw some blood in my underwear so I went oy the office and called my mom to come pick me up. I was do scared!!
    Maggie2244 Maggie2244 22-25, F Mar 24

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    It was about 16 days

    after I moved from Ireland to England and I was in my mum's friends house (she had only 3 boys, 1 older than me, 1 the same age as me, and 1 about 5 years younger than me). It was the day before I was meant to start Secondary school in London (the same school as the boy the same...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC 13-15, F Oct 18, 2014

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    Like It Was Yesterday....

    i was about 8 when this happend.... i was in my room all alone on a dark and stormy night (giggle ..adds effect) , i was busy with one of my art projects on my bedroom wall...a mural of some sorts....when ...*it* happend... it happend so quickly i never saw it coming...my mother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    My First Period

    I remember it like it was yesterday.What a bloody hell it was ! Well,this is trolling....I will try not to
    SaintMaj SaintMaj 36-40, M 4 Responses May 18, 2012

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    Oh the Horror, the Horror.

    so there was always a wall between my parents and us kids (i have a younger brother), and a lower but still present one between my brother and i, as well. we never talked about anything of any kind of importance. my parents' efforts to begin doing so were too little too late...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 35 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    My First Period, I Think That I Was 11, Maybe 12? Wan't Bad At All

    I'm not sure I can pinpoint my age but I remember my first period which was soon thereafter followed by my first comma and my first exclamation point. Personally I didn't really find it to be a bad experience. In hind sight I think that I kind of liked it. It saddens me that so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    I'm Having My First Period

    I got my period on July 22, 2012. I was happy when I started because I had been waiting to get mine for about 3 and a half years now. A few of my friends got theirs when we were in 6th grade. Now, my best friend got her's when were in 7th and that made me happy for her, but kind...
    maddy1997 maddy1997 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    throughthelookingglassxx throughthelookingglassxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was really excited

    for this family trip my family and I were planning to the UK and so we were all excited about it since it was our first time going to the UK and so I went to buy alot of cute clothes, dresses etc. for the trip and I bought Jewerly and I was thrilled for this trip and so the day...
    caribbeanbabe808 caribbeanbabe808 13-15, F Apr 11, 2014

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    it was horrible, even worse ,

    it was at the airport
    2Kawaii4u 2Kawaii4u 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    It was horrible. I was at my grandmother's house

    and said that my shorts fell in the toilet so I could hide the stain. So I rinsed them out and hung them outside and luckily you couldn't see anything. But when I went back to see my mom we were about to go on a boat with her bf and while he left for a second I kept saying I...
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2014

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    It was the summer before I started 7th grade

    so I was probably 13. I had went to the bathroom and I saw a brown spot in my underwear and I was curious of what it was so I wiped and i saw more brown stuff and I knew that it was my period so i called my mom in the bathroom and tell her i think i got my period and I show her...
    klm15 klm15 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    I was in school, I had no cramps,

    other symptoms. I needed to go to the bathroom to pee, saw my underwear and knew what'd happened. I'd bled through my jeans, I had to call mom. This was before cellphones, I was in Jr. High. I'm 34 now. I went to the office, asked to call mom, but they wouldn't let me unless I...
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F Sep 23, 2014

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    It was August 2000 and my period happened at

    home the day before school started. I remember that my period felt like I was wearing diapers. My mom brought me some pads from the store and I hated how they felt. And it lasted for 7 days. Urg...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I was twelve years old

    when I became a woman. It was the second week of school. During lunch, I didn't feel so good. My best friend asked me what was wrong. I told her my stomach was hurting and I just put my head on the table. It was a weird pain I never felt before. I didn't want to eat. Later I was...
    Curvzahead Curvzahead 31-35, F Oct 14, 2014

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    I was eleven... I actually cried.

    ..smart girl I was to cry because it's HORRIBLE!
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 25, 2014

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    Sickness And Cruel Teachers

    All throughout middle school, I had the worst periods ever. But the first one was by far the worst in my opinion. I was in sixth grade and I was sitting in homeroom. The teacher I had for homeroom was mean to everyone and very strict, but especially me. So mean that my desk was...
    lilduck43 lilduck43 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I've neaver had one ,

    I'm 16 is that bad
    cutedimplesxx cutedimplesxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    confusegirl14 confusegirl14 13-15, F Apr 4

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    Funny Drama

    Two days before I started my period my aunt took my 2 cousins & I to see a movie.  One of the cousins was a male born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  The next day I started to have severe stomach pains.  My mom immediately called my aunt to let her know ...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    Really Funny Story I remember my first period

    like it happened yesterday. I was 11 and still in primary school. It was nighttime and, at first, I didn't feel anything different, except that for some reason there was this odd tingly sensation 'down there'. And I really had to go to the bathroom. So I went and used the toilet...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Mar 9

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    A Trip To Remember

    When I was in grade 6 (11 years old) I was in a new school for my first year because my old school only went up to grade 5. Anyways, everyone at school was talking about thi thing called "Kearney." I asked one of my friends what it was. She told me it was this really fun 2- night...
    Nhhhn Nhhhn 18-21, F Dec 28, 2012

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    It was on a wednesday night we go a snow day

    from school(YAAYY!!!) then I noticed I was a little wet 'down there' so I went to the bathroom(I'm lactose intolerant and I ate 4 scoops of ice cream and a cup of milk) and saw my underwear was full of blood but I was wearing a pantiliner and my mom didnt know I wore them so I...
    Bratayley Bratayley 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Hated It

    I hated first period. First thing in the morning, barely awake and it was history with a REALLY boring teacher that just droned and--- Wait were not talking about first period in school are we. So sorry never mind. I'll just be leaving now.
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    it was a few days after New Year's Day

    and I spent it with my friend's family a two hour drive away. so we were coming back and there was huge traffic plus the car was new and the seats were a light color so you can imagine what happened next
    panace panace 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    Holy Period

    I remember it very well.( I couldn't forget it). (sixth grade)I was in my man teacher's class and ask if I could go to the bathroom. My tummy has been killing me all day and I thought I was sick. So I sat down and try to go.I went pee instead.I wipe and found bloodon the paper.It...
    mermaidmelodysarah mermaidmelodysarah 26-30 5 Responses May 21, 2009

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    Spanish And Hospital. >.

    Okay, so where to begin? i was in 7th grade and i had just came out of the hospital a couple weeks before, also i had just got off crutches days before. I was still leaving class a couple minutes early with a friend to avoid the crouds. I really needed to pee so i went to the...
    prettylittletruth prettylittletruth 18-21, F 1 Response