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I Remember My First Period

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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 15 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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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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    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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    WHEN?!?!!?

    Okay Sorry to waste your time but this is IMPORTANT to me... WHEN WILL I GET MY PERIOD?! 1. Discharge.... (A LOT) Since June 2013 2. 12 years old (Same age as mom + sisters) 3. boobs (A CUP) 4. Hair (EVERYWHERE) 5. Mood Swings (OH YA) 6. stomach aches 7. head aches (A LOT) 8...
    Lov31212 Lov31212 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Ugh

    it was actually really bad.........i was in church and wearing a white and blue dress.it was around easter so in april and all of a sudden it felt like something just popped down there.  i stand up in shock and see that there is blood running down my legs. i ran to the bathroom...
    cantbreakfree cantbreakfree 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    No One Else Was Home

    I was 10 years old and it was monday just before school started i went to the washroom and saw that i had a puddle in my pajamas of blood. After that i called my mom and whispered to her "i think i got my period". Then she told me where the pads were and i had a really bad monday...
    Daddysgurl21 Daddysgurl21 16-17, F Nov 13, 2013

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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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    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 5 Responses May 18, 2012

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    Present

    It was my 12th birthday. I went the the trafford centre with my family when I first noticed. The next day my Mum noticed and tried to talk to me about it but I was incrediably why so shunned whatever she said. I remember hating it so much. At one point, as over the top and crazy...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu 18-21, F Oct 11, 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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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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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    I Remember My First Period

    I was 12 and I was at a water park. I was in the wave pool and a kid said to me, the water around you is red! I looked down and it was red! I said to him that it was probably just a cut because I scraped up a brick wall and there was little scratch marks. I went to the bath room...
    Amberbrookewell2011 Amberbrookewell2011 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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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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    Embarrassing day I can't believe I'm posting

    the experience .. So i was 12 and so I had a pool party and invited all my friends and family and a couple of days before I had gotten my period , I had the worst headaches ever , and it was horrible but I didn't think it was anything . So at the pool party wearing a white...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I had expected it for a while.

    I learnt about periods a little bit at age 10 or 11. (or just about pads/tampons). I had discharge for about 2 years before getting it at age 13. I had became more agitated the month I got it. I had no disastrous story (THANK GOD). I took my undies off and undressed in front of...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Jan 31

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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

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    Help!

    I did sex-ed in grade 5 and funnily enough 2 days later I had IT! I was in class and I felt a slow drip on my leg. we were practising for our assembly which was to start 10m later! I got on stage not long after that drip which I ignored. Half way through the performance I got up...
    Claudine03 Claudine03 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 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

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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 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I was 8, & it was March 17,

    1992. I had to get checked out of school that day.
    otad12 otad12 26-30, F Feb 6

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    The Girls Bathroom...

    So my first ever period started today actually! :) but I had really REALLY bad cramps ALL day. Im in 7th grade. in 2nd period, gym, I started crying they hurt so bad. it was off and on, and I didn't want to go to the bathroom. I waited till 9th period, where I sat in between my...
    kitkat4201 kitkat4201 13-15 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    Ugh. I was ten years old.

    I was going shopping for Christmas with my mom that day. I'm taking a shower and I notice a little blood but I didn't think anything of it because i had a cut my leg just before getting in the shower. I got out and then I ******* blood clot fell out of me (Nasty Nasty Nasty) I...
    mademoiselleallie mademoiselleallie 13-15, F Dec 25, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    My First Period Story

    My first period was in Texas the day I was going to go home ... In the morning I had a horrible pain in my stomach and like the bathroom that had the room i rent, was heard everything you were doing so as it hurt the stomach thought it would be better to lower the lobby of the...
    TeenJimena TeenJimena 26-30, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Ok so it happened this morning.

    I am 13 going on the 14 and this morning I was going to the bathroom and found a couple spots in my underwear. At first I thought I had a light diarrhea or something when I was sleeping but I put a pad in just to make sure and it happened again. The cramps aren't super severe...
    charcharbunchie charcharbunchie 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    Snow Day

    I was 12 and the date was March 5, 2001. It was a school day, but we got the day off due to snow. I had been jealous of my friends already getting their period and I wanted mine. I went to the bathroom to pee and saw light red blood in my underwear. I heard that period blood was...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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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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    I Was 13

    I started my puberty early. I was a 34C or a 32D, depending on the the bra, however, my period hasnt started yet. A week before my period, I broke my leg in a soccer match, and I was in a Long Leg Cast, and on crutches, so I couldnt really get around. When I was watching TV by...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 25, 2012

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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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    My First Period

    Ok so first of all it was nothing special just any ordinary day. The day before Father's Day, I was watching a movie at around 11:00pm with my sister and mom. I needed to go to the bathroom and so I went. I looked down on my underwear an there was a brown stain. I thought was...
    Alexandertotoy Alexandertotoy 13-15 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    My First Period Story

    What was your worst experience with a period? Was it your first, or just a really bad one? Well ... I'm going to share my first period with you. I was having a sleepover at my house with my friends, for my early birthday, and we were having so much fun! I was dancing with glow...
    miscellanious miscellanious 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    Ah Sh*T!

    ok, actually it happened yesterday. so, in the morning I went to the bathroom and saw a huge brown stain in my underwear, not like light rust colored brown but like dark poop brown. I thought it might've been from farting or something. so I took toilet paper & wiped myself up too...
    pastellogic pastellogic 22-25, F Nov 23, 2013

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    IT Happened Behind a Couch!

    Ok, so this is my awesome period story. I was 12 years old at the time. I was at my best friend Becky's house and we were on the computer talking to a kid in our grade who is quite short for his age named David. We kind of have a love/hate relationship when we just make fun of...
    bleedingbehindacouch bleedingbehindacouch 16-17 5 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    What Is This..

    So it happened when i was 11. It was a school day and i felt real bad cramps but still went to school. In lessons it was french and we had a male teacher and i felt wet stuff from my undies and I went really pale and he asked me if i wanted to be exused and i said yes and went to...
    bloblobblob124576879809 bloblobblob124576879809 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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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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    Period

    The day I got my period was probably the same or day after my best friend got hers (we are born on the same day) I saw what I thought at the time were skid marks and so I just threw my underwear out. That night I was feeling really sad, like I thought I had depression and I was...
    Ashkatie Ashkatie 13-15 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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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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    My First Period.

    It was 3 days after Thanksgiving in 2010, and 3 months after I turned 14. I was with my best friend, her grandma, and 2 older bros at Walmart, when i realized that i reallllly had to pee. But since i didn't want to go to the bathroom alone, i decided to wait until we were about...
    michelleloves1d96 michelleloves1d96 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    When Will I Get It????

    Sorry, this isn't an experience, but I was just wondering when I will get my first period. I am 12 years old. I weigh about 100 lbs. I am 5 foot 3. I am in 7th grade. I have had discharge since 5th grade so for about 2 years. I have some black hair under my arms and lots of...
    bban14 bban14 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    Share Anything

    If I can share this, then anything is fair game.  Having a period is what really made me realize I couldn't just live in my head.  Here was this physical crap that I was going to have to handle every month.  I was in 8th grade and lucky for me I got it in the...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    Paige, I Think I Pooped Myself!

    So it was 8th grade, and all my friends had their period. I was THE ONLY ONE who didnt have it! So I was actually hoping to get it. So it was lunch time and I hate going into the bathroom by myself (I had no clue about my period) I went to go pee, I pulled down my pants...and I...
    smilebby smilebby 18-21, F Oct 31, 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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    I Was Five Years Old

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

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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

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    Help???

    Hi, I am 12 years old and i know I dont gots mey period yet and I really want it!!! Please dont say "You dont want it!" because I know that is what you'll say I should know... IM A PSHYCIC lol not. But still, here are some details! 1. Heavy discharge for a year or longer 2. Hair...
    murppp111222333 murppp111222333 18-21 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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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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