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I Remember My First Period

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    I had my first period at twelve. It was strange because that I was watching the Rosanne show and it was the episode when Darlene had hers. It was the first time I even knew what a...
    Deseraye1 Deseraye1 31-35, F Dec 28, 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...
    AdviceFromLizzie AdviceFromLizzie 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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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...
    Alexandertotoy Alexandertotoy 13-15 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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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...
    michelleloves1d96 michelleloves1d96 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 2, 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...
    pastellogic pastellogic 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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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...
    Ashkatie Ashkatie 13-15 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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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...
    smilebby smilebby 18-21, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Almost Every Title Says "Horrible".. Mine Does Too ;) - It was really horrible in my opinion. I wasn't shocked about the fact that I have my period at alll.... But I was afraid of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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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...
    murppp111222333 murppp111222333 16-17 2 Responses Oct 18, 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. ...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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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...
    CassiaDream CassiaDream 18-21, F Apr 25, 2013

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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...
    beachbaybee99 beachbaybee99 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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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...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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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...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 18 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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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...
    prettylittletruth prettylittletruth 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 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...
    lilduck43 lilduck43 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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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...
    TeenJimena TeenJimena 26-30, F Oct 15, 2013

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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...
    itsmesally itsmesally 22-25, F 16 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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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...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 18-21, F Jan 31

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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...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 33 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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...
    mermaidmelodysarah mermaidmelodysarah 26-30 5 Responses May 21, 2009

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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...
    maddy1997 maddy1997 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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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...
    PeaceChild PeaceChild 16-17, F 11 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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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...
    mademoiselleallie mademoiselleallie 13-15, F Dec 25, 2013

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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...
    Lov31212 Lov31212 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 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...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Such A Coincidence! - I was 11 when I first had mine -- May of 2008. I don't remember the day, but I do remember that it was a Saturday.  We had just had our sex education class...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 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...
    bleedingbehindacouch bleedingbehindacouch 16-17 5 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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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...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu 18-21, F Oct 11, 2009

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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...
    brianag96 brianag96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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...
    kalaniesmommy143 kalaniesmommy143 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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...
    bloblobblob124576879809 bloblobblob124576879809 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Scarey - mine was also over the summer when I was 12 and I was staying with my aunty and cousin when I got them. I remember being too scared to tell my mum on the phone (I...
    chords12 chords12 16-18, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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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...
    miscellanious miscellanious 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    Picture Day Period... - I was new to the Middle school in the beginning I was in 6th grade.  It was picture day,  I was wearing a while skirt and a pink tank top. ...
    specialneedsteacher specialneedsteacher 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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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...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Horrible. - I got it when I was 15, I know late. I now consider myself very lucky.  It was awful at the time because I was so late, everyone already had theirs and knew all...
    Ynahteb Ynahteb 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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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...
    Claudine03 Claudine03 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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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...
    Amberbrookewell2011 Amberbrookewell2011 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 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...
    marissalovesyou marissalovesyou 13-15, F Apr 10

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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...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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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...
    Daddysgurl21 Daddysgurl21 16-17, F Nov 13, 2013

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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...
    SwiftieGirl SwiftieGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 25, 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...
    NightElectric NightElectric 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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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...
    Dutchess13 Dutchess13 22-25 17 Responses Jun 12, 2008

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    The Vagina Cut That Smelled Like Cheetos - I knew what the other meaning of the word "period" was when I was 6. My mother explained that the reason women used pads was because they...
    PeachesNScreams PeachesNScreams 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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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...
    Nhhhn Nhhhn 18-21, F Dec 28, 2012

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    The Circumstances Were Embarrassing - I was 11 years (and 4 months, to be exact) old and in 5th grade when I had gotten it. It was the last day of school before winter break, and I...
    ellebee816 ellebee816 18-21 Sep 27, 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...
    charcharbunchie charcharbunchie 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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