I Remember My First Period

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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, 2015

    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
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2
    16-17, F
    Jul 15, 2015

    worst day ever! it was raining

    and went to school late .. UGH
    yossass yossass
    22-25, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jul 31, 2008

    it was horrible, even worse ,

    it was at the airport
    Bungholio55 Bungholio55
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2015

    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
    14 Responses Jun 16, 2010

    My younger sister's first - we were out at a

    dance at a rec center with a bunch of friends. Mid-way through, she got this look on her face and said "Back in a minute." When she came back, she said, "Call mom. We need to go." I looked at her, she looked at me. I raised two eyebrows; she raised an eyebrow. I said "It's...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Apr 11, 2014

    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

    I had been invited to a party by a boy in my

    class and I was the only girl going. We went out for dinner and I suddenly felt this awful pain and went to the bathroom and saw the blood. It was all over the chair and my dress so I had to keep it covered. The next day everyone asked me why I started acting strange at the...
    rhanlon123 rhanlon123
    13-15, F
    Apr 1, 2016


    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
    26-30, F
    Nov 13, 2013

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

    I do.. I remember the day 28 August 2015.

    I got my period at like 11:30 P.M. I had a lot of knowledge about periods before I actually started to have them, but when my period actually did start, I was nervous, I'd just entered into womanhood, what would it be like? Would I get the hang of pads quickly? What bout school...
    feelingfeminine feelingfeminine
    13-15, F
    Apr 1, 2016

    Was 10 and about to go swimming with my family.

    I changed out of my clothes and into my bathing suit, and when I threw my clothes into the locker, I saw my underwear was red. I freaked out, I knew what this was since my mom had told me, and I was so scared. Needless to say, no swimming that day. :)
    LiveForInspiration16 LiveForInspiration16
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 9, 2015

    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
    17 Responses Jun 12, 2008


    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2012
    ItIsMe69 ItIsMe69
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    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

    It scared tf out of me .

    I felt like I was dying lol .
    sensitive1ok sensitive1ok
    18-21, F
    Apr 5, 2015
    confusegirl14 confusegirl14
    16-17, F
    Apr 4, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Apr 25, 2013

    I was nearly 12 years old,

    I was reading Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, sitting on my bed, reading out loud, felt something flowing and hello period.
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    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...
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

    I actually had it today I'm pretty much

    freaking out :( I have no clue what to do I don't want to tell my mum!! And I'm about to go to bed Tomorrow is Easter! So I'll have to wear a dress and I'm scared bad How should I tell her I know there must be some teens on here that remembered how they told there moms
    confusegirl14 confusegirl14
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

    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
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 19, 2012

    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

    I've neaver had one ,

    I'm 16 is that bad
    cutedimplesxx cutedimplesxx
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2014

    I was, like, 10 and I remember freaking out

    and not telling my mom. I legit thought I had just cut myself down there. There was so much blood and I was afraid to do anything at all.
    Vegatable Vegatable
    22-25, F
    May 20, 2015

    Ok so i am 14 years old

    and i have just had my period for just over a year now. I can still remember my experience as if it was yesterday. So it all started on a Sunday. i went to use the toilet and i was wearing dark coloured knickers so i couldn't really see much but it looked a bit like blood was...
    lola1401 lola1401
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    Oh god it was weird. Slightly freakish too.

    So it was the morning of a merry 7th-grade day and I'd felt so accomplished because I'd finished all my homework, I'd studied for future pop quizzes and I'd worked out. Those days were extremely rare. So I go to school, sleep deranged and slightly crazy when it was first...
    jaybae2001 jaybae2001
    41-45, F
    Apr 16, 2016

    I Was Five Years Old

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

    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 Jan 21, 2013

    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
    5 Responses May 21, 2009

    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
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 18, 2012

    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
    throughthelookingglassxx throughthelookingglassxx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2015
    456Emme 456Emme
    16-17, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    I just came home from a regular day at school,

    playing with my toys and things. Then I wanted to call my favorite cousin, Asia. She is like a sister to me more than a cousin and we go to each other for everything. So we talked for like 20 min. (I really don't remember but is a close guess). I go to the bathroom while talking...
    Tiffany4803 Tiffany4803
    22-25, F
    Dec 30, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Nov 13, 2007

    I was nine years old

    and unbeknownst to me, years of torture lay ahead. Heavy periods, terrible cramps, Endometriosis, Adenymosis, PCOS, Uterine Cysts, Scar tissue, hydrosalpinx, infertility, irregular cycles, hormone imbalance, weight issues, and a hysterectomy at age 35.
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes
    36-40, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jun 12, 2013

    I was a year 7 at secondary school doing

    homework in the library. I stood up from sitting on a plastic blue chair and I'd left a brownish red shadow on the seat. I was so embarrassed. I think I waited for most people to leave the area I was sat in and then made my escape. My memory fails me as to how I dealt with this...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 29, 2015

    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

    I got mine quite early

    and nobody had really told me anything about what to expect before it arrived. I remember when it first came I legitimately thought I was dying. It will be one of those vivid memories that will stick with me forever
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015
    clumsystupidgirl17 clumsystupidgirl17
    18-21, F
    Jul 10, 2015

    This is a funny one..

    I forgot what it's called, but I began my period at an extremely young age. I believe I was 10. Basically, I got back from being out and went to the toilet. Saw the obvious signs. At my age they didn't say anything about periods or any lessons about sex etc. I called my mum...
    ConfusedBritishGirl ConfusedBritishGirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2014
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