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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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    Ok I was at school in Friday

    and went to the bathroom and there was blood. So I waded uo toilet paper and put it in my panties. Now there is no more blood just yellow stuff! Help please! Confused!!!!!!
    bulldog9999 bulldog9999 36-40 1 Response Aug 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I Almost Called 911

    I was 11 when I got mine. It was during Spring Break so nothing really embarrassing happened. I woke up one morning and needed to piddle. Looked down and saw a brown stain in my underwear. Wrote it off and went on with my day. I decided to change them and all of the sudden blood...
    NightElectric NightElectric 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    Umm..DAAADDD!!!?

    Hahaha. I was using the restroom one morning when I washing myself down there, I saw blood!!! Now, I knew about periods because I learned from school and from my mom. At this time, my mom was at work so it was just me & my dad at the house. LOL I remember he was eating his...
    AdviceFromLizzie AdviceFromLizzie 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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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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    Ik this isn't an experience.

    I am 12 years old and have a pretty late b-day for seventh grade. I just want to know when my first period will happen. I'm 5'2 and weigh about 94 pounds. I wear a 34a bra and I have hair "down there" and It does not match the color of the hair on my head. It isn't curly, like...
    marissalovesyou marissalovesyou 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    So Weird.

    The story of my first period was a little weird.  I was 11 and so my sister was 8.  She and I were changing our clothes for bed and she just said "Look--does that mean you're gonna have a baby?"  I looked down and saw a big red spot.  My mom was...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 10 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 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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    I was eleven... I actually cried.

    ..smart girl I was to cry because it's HORRIBLE!
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25, 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 1 Response Feb 7, 2014

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    GIRLS Night Bby!

    Man oh man. I got my first period during the summer between 6th and 7th grade. My friends and I always talked about periods and we all were excited to get them. I was raised where getting your period was a joyous thing.  Anyway I was at home with my bff in my bedroom I went...
    Dutchess13 Dutchess13 22-25 18 Responses Jun 12, 2008

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    My first period was January 7th 2014 I am 14

    and will be 15 in May 2014, I did not want it because all my friends already had it and they hated it so I was just fine not having it. If you are a late bloomer you are so lucky. I was at school and I felt kind of weird, then came the last class of the day which was auxiliary...
    beachbaybee99 beachbaybee99 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 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 3 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    ItIsMe69 ItIsMe69 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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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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    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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    My first one happened on February 18th.

    I stayed home that morning because I was feeling lazy, and later in the afternoon, when I went to the washroom and wiped, my toilet paper looked like a bloody bandaid. I immediately knew what was happening and got a pad from my small collection. The next day I ran out of pads...
    littlemisshead littlemisshead 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2014

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    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F Sep 23, 2014

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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 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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    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 8, & it was March 17,

    1992. I had to get checked out of school that day.
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F Feb 6, 2014

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    Ikky B-day

    I was 13 when it finally hit.  I was extremly sick with brochitous, and  had coughed the entire day at school.  Finally at the end of the day, I was hanging around the school because it was -40c and too cold to walk home.  My language teacher was going to...
    poete poete 18-21 3 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    The first time I had my period,

    it was while I was dancing on a ******** pole. First comes love, then comes marri-oops, wrong song, here we go. MY MILKSHAKES BRINGS ALL THE BOYS TO TH-DAMN IT WRONG AGAIN! Whatever forget the song! Anyways as I was saying it started when I was at the mall in the bathroom. I had...
    TheTrollinator TheTrollinator 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    I Was Five Years Old

    Then, I learned about exclamation points!!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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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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    Well today I just got it idk

    if I wanna tell my mom or not and I don't even know who to tell first my mom ? Or aunt she's like my mom please help idk what to do
    cutedimplesxx cutedimplesxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    I just started Father's Day.

    ..what to expect ?? I don't have cramps..I'm 13 turning 14 and I'm 4'11 and 103 pounds...shound I be scared..??
    theawkochild theawkochild 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I got it on May 20th 2014,

    9 days before my 14th birthday. Fun times. I live in a house of 3 boys so I had to figure out everything by myself. I got it at my house lol nothing like I was wearing white shorts at school or whatever.
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I've neaver had one ,

    I'm 16 is that bad
    cutedimplesxx cutedimplesxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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