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I Remember My First Period

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    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
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    clumsystupidgirl17 clumsystupidgirl17 16-17, F Jul 10

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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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    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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    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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    I've neaver had one ,

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

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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 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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    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 4 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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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 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 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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    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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    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 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 31-35, F 3 Responses 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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    worst day ever! it was raining

    and went to school late .. UGH
    yossass yossass 18-21, F Jul 16

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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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    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 17 Responses Jun 12, 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 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    it was horrible, even worse ,

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

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    456Emme 456Emme 13-15, F Jul 31

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    throughthelookingglassxx throughthelookingglassxx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F Jul 15

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    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    confusegirl14 confusegirl14 13-15, F Apr 4

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I was 12 and a bit. I went to the toilet one

    night and there was a massive drip of blood pouring into the toilet bowel. I wiped and got rid of it all while trying not to gag. I passed it off trying to tell myself it wasnt my period. My denial didn't last long as the next morning I got up, caught the bus, went to school...
    Claudine03 Claudine03 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    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

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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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    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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    ItIsMe69 ItIsMe69 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 17, 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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    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 16-17, 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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    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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    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.
    CupricNitrateEyes CupricNitrateEyes 18-21, F May 20

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    My first period was far less bad

    than I had expected. March 2014: I had been expecting my period for a long time, and one day I felt a pain in my lower back. It felt like I had been standing for a LONG time. It didn't cross my mind that this could be my period starting. When I went to the bathroom, I noticed...
    Sweet2002 Sweet2002 13-15, F 2 Responses May 14

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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