Tampons, discharge and PMS - OH MY! Periods are notorious for sucking. A lot. But, we’re here to coach you through it. From the very first time you find blood on your undies, to mastering the art of monthly TLC, let’s go back to basics and put your mind at ease (so you can do you, period).
Come and share your first period story’s. Mine will be in the comments below. It is not very interesting. Intresting or not I want to no yours
I woke up one morning, I went to the toilet as I usually do. I saw a small brown spot. I went straight to my step mum to be sure it was what I thought. It was. She went to buy me pads. When she came back she said “ I have just texted dad” ?? later that day dad sat me down to talk about it
I was away with my dad, brothers, and cousins. We had walked for like half an hour, in our togs (togs are what Kiwis call things you swim in), to the swimming spot. I’d been wearing white shorts over my togs and when I pulled my shorts off I saw a red-brown stain in the crotch. I had no idea what to do but I didn’t want to tell anyone so I swam for like 2 minutes to avoid suspicion. I got out and sat down in the rocks with my towel around me to avoid ppl seeing it. When we finally got back to the place we’d been staying at (the only toilet was a long drop!) I realised I had to tell my dad, a bit after I told him my aunt texted him saying my cousin thought I might have my period. I went home a few days later and I was ok in the end.
It was actually 2 days ago that I got my period. So I was getting ready to go to bed, so I was gonna have a shower I pulled down my pants and saw lots of Dried up blood, even though I knew all about periods I was so shocked as I expected less blood. I instantly ran into my mum’s room and told her about it, and then she said that I got my period! I had a shower then put a pad on. I’ve had horrible cramps ever since! ?? Xoxo
i woke up in the morning after having cramps the night before, i went to the toilet and i looked down and sure blood in my knickers. since everyone was asleep i woke up my big sister and told her then she came with me to tell mum. after that i learnt how to put pads on, it was a very exciting day!
My mum was cleaning out my younger brothers room and i said “hey can I go play outside?” So I went to the toilet before I played outside and I saw reddish brownish stuff on my undies I seriously had a panic attack on the toilet I go out and I said “Mum there is some weird reddy stuff on my undies “ she puts down my brothers school work and gives me a liner it only lasted 1 day it was one stressful day let me tell you that
I’m with Butterfly girl I get the worst cramps ever!??
well, i got mine a few weeks ago, i’m 15. i was out with my friend for dinner, a movie, and the arcade. i was complaining of a sore stomach but thought it was because i was eating junk food. i went to the bathroom and there was a tiny bit of blood so i thought nothing of it. i couldn’t sleep because the cramps were so bad. the next day, there was more blood and some on my pyjamas. i told my mum and that was that. because i was so late, i already knew pretty much everything about it.
mine is pretty boring-but I was super lucky-
so-the night before I had heaps of cramps and I felt horrible so just to be safe I put on a pad when I woke up the next day I went to the toilet and sure enough it happened so I told my mum and she got me sorted.
Mine’s kinda boring I guess.. my grandparents were over and I went to the bathroom and luckily I was wearing a panty liner because of discharge because there was brown stuff and girl let me tell you, it was no shock. I’d been so ready for my period to come (not that I was excited lol, just interested) and I knew exactly what it was. I just pulled my undies up and ignored it (coz it wasn’t that much) until my grandparents went home and then I went into mum’s bathroom and got stuff and went mum came into my room I was like guess what… I GOT MY PERIODDD!!
Haha mine was a bit funny. I was at school eek and I went to the bathroom at lunch and thought I had pooed my pants! I was so worried but I always had kept a little bag in my backpack with emergency sanitary products just in case. But then it didn’t come around again for another 7 months!
I was out for high tea in the city with my mum and sister. We fished up, then went to the bathroom. Thats when I saw tiny bits of blood spots. “Not, I’ve got my period”, I said to myself, I was in shock, so then stuffed my undeies with as much toilet paper as I could. After a long, painful ferry trip, we finally got home. It was the evening by this point, so I had dinner and went to bed, still not telling mum yet. I woke in the morning with a tiny bit on blood on my undies. Got up and went to mum, I said “mum, I have to tell you something later…”, she said “what is it, write it down” and as cheesy as it sounds, I still remember writing those words “I got my period.”!!! But yeah for the first 2-3 ish years from getting it I had HORRIBLE cramps, but now I find my period kinda painless and ok ish ?
Mines not that interesting but anywayyyy, i was with my aunty and cousin and we had been out horse riding for my christmas present from them and when we got back to my aunty’s house i went to the bathroom and pulled my pants down and there was a heap of blood (i had a panty liner on that day cause i would sometimes wear one just incase, idk i was a weird kid ahah) and i knew what it was because i’d heard about it at school and was so excited for it to come (idk why tho cause now i absolutely hate it) and so i wrapped some toilet paper up stuck it in my underwear and went on with my day and finally told my mum when we got home like 5 hours later. i think i was like 13-14 at the time. I didn’t get it again for like another 5 months !!
So I woke up and saw there were these blood stains on my inner thighs I guess, and then I checked and I realised I got my period. I was lucky I woke up early that morning, because I basically was freaking out and texting every one of my friends until one replied. I told them and then I told my mum. The saddest thing was, that day was my school party day and we were going swimming. I didn’t put in a tampon, and call me unhygienic but I went in the pool and nothing happened. Interesting story though 🙂
I got mine on the first day of the year in the morning and i didn’t tell my mum for quite a few hours i just chucked a liner in until night and then i finally told mum and she gave me this big box filled with pads and liners and let me rest for like a week it was pretty basic. Only problem was i had to go to the beach and swim a few days after I got it but now I have had it for over a year and get really bad cramps and am always in a bad mood.
So I had actually been really excited for my period to come,and because of this I knew everything about it, including indicators that it was coming. However, I thought I wouldn’t get it for another 6 months, since I knew that most girls get their periods about 2 years after their breast start developing, and mine had only been developing for 1.5 years.
I was in the computer room with my mom one day, and I needed to go pee. On the way to the bathroom, a thought flickered in my mind: ‘what if I pull down my pants and I got my period?’ But I quickly dismissed the thought, because I thought I would get it in 6 months.
Then I pulled down my pants, and BOOM! I had actually gotten my period!! I was so happy, and a whirlwind of thoughts circled through my head. Before I knew it, I was texting my best friend and telling her I got my period. Then I got a pad from my older sister, and 3 days later I finally got the courage to tell my mom. My first period lasted 9 days.
I always had wanted mine and I had woke up when I was 12 and had mine in my undies I didn’t even put a pad on I went straight for a tampon then had a bath. For the first time I got it I was trying to be really good about going for a walk and keeping on top of my cramps. Now that does not happen
So i had my first period yesterday. It was easter Sunday when i had received it and i was shocked. So i have always wished for it and i always jumped to conclusions Eg.my pants are a bit wet, i think i’m having my first period. But i never had it up to yesterday. i am now 13 years and wished for my period from the age of 10. I got so annoyed about it not coming when i thought it was coming so i lost interest and when the signs started to show up i didn’t care much. So it was two nights before i got my period and i was busting to go to the bathroom so i went and i saw a light pink stain on the toilet paper, i didn’t really think of it much, until the next day when little bits of bright red showed up on the toilet paper. On the same night of the little bits of blood showed up i put a pad on and went to bed thinking about all the chocolate i would get the next day. I woke up went to the bathroom and saw brown stuff on the pad and i asked my mum about it and she said i got my period. yay!
So… it was late at night and I realised that I forgot to take my liners off my undies. I had been getting heavy discharge (no period tho!!) and left them stuck to my undies (how silly!!) in the washing basket. So I saw that there was blood on my liners!! I was very confused and as it was at night, I put on a pad I had ‘just in case’. The next day, there was more blood on my pad so I told my mum and she explained that it was my period!!
Posted by Gemmah@Libra June 6, 2019 at 5:28 pm
Hey Jeanie, You totally mastered your first period! It’s awesome how prepared you were!
So I was super excited for my period and September 2018 after youth camp I started binge watching period videos. I watched them until December and that was that. Then in March this year I got addicted again because I found discharge in my underwear. About a week later I got liners. Next month just before April holidays I started thinking about what circumstances I would be in when I started. Then I realised that it would probably start at an inconvenient time aka when I was camping during Easter. We left on Good Friday but I didn’t get it. I woke up the next day and I went to the bathroom I looked down at my liner and nothing but the discharge from yesterday was there. I wiped and there it was, my period, it was pink so I knew exactly what it was. I had enough supplies to make it through. But on the Monday a crisis came. My mum had left with my sister and I realised in shock that I had no pads left. I only had tampons! And they weren’t even the small ones they were the regular, compact ones. I didn’t push it in far enough and sitting through lunch was torcher. I pushed through while we packed the car and as soon as we had finished i ran to the bathroom. I saw with delight that they had refilled the paper towel. I took some, went into the stall and pulled out the tampon which kinda hurt as it had only been there for four hours. I made a diy emergency pad and I made it home. On Wednesday after I thought I had finished I was wearing a super thin liner I did netball training. When we finished early I had to go home in my coaches car. I saw with horror that the liner was soaked in red blood. I turned it around and hoped for the best because there was no toilet paper. I have a male coach and as such did not want to stain his car even though I knew he has two daughters that already had it. I made it home and I didn’t stain his car. I stained only four items of clothing that period. Three pairs of underwear and one pair of shorts.
Posted by Mimi Peake September 27, 2019 at 10:27 pm
OMG i didnt think my story was that long lol but yeah i get even worse cramps now so thats sad. My story is so messed up its been almost a year since i started watching period videos and i got my second period like two months later but it was probs just spotting and also i was in another state so yeah. AAAAAAAARRGH. and in all the edits i forgot to mention i got my first one at 12 and a half and i am now thirteen and cycle is more regular i think.
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I’ve only had my first period recently. No second yet. But anyways, I’m 12. Some student, including me, participated in Volleyball that goes for the whole school day. Ok, that’s not important at all. Then when I came back to school, I needed to go to the toilet and when I pulled down my underwear, I saw some brown stains. The first thing that came to my mind, was that I pooped. I felt so embarrassed, omg. Then I told my mum, and she told me she thinks I have my period. She bought me pads then it was good. I had cramps though, it hurt and it was annoying. But yeah, that’s my story!
Mines pretty boring.
So the night before, I was swimming in my pool and just chilling like any normal person, when I suddenly started having a mild cramp but to me it felt like hell (it was my first one so I didn’t know ones like the ones I’m having at the moment could be this bad or exist – I feel like dying right now) so i got out of the pool and went to my room, and for some reason, started watching period hacks and things like that on youtube- I didn’t know why but I tended to do it a lot that month- and later fell asleep without getting changed. the next morning I went to the bathroom and saw blood on my swimming costume and started to freak out (“Is this my period?” “oh no I’m a wOmAn” “I’m the first in my year” etc) and went to tell my mum. she was on too. She explained how to use a pad and I was fine
But being a woman is HARD
i got my first period in 5th grade. i didn’t notice it until after lunchtime when i had athletics training. quickly, i went to the bathroom before heading off. when i saw blood. i was a bit confused at first, but i knew that i got my period. i was panicking and was like “wtf??” of course, i couldn’t just stay in there. so i went and had training, but i had no idea what to do. i didn’t really have any close friends, since i just met them this year. and i couldn’t tell the current teacher either, because she wouldn’t care. so there i was, running 800m with blood and stomach cramps. it was a mess!
after school, i went straight to my mum and sister and told them about my period. (i didn’t spill the details ofc cause its so embarrassing). but now its been nearly 2 years and i think i’ve got the hang of periods now. if you’re reading this and you haven’t got yours yet, it’s okay! don’t worry, it will be fine.
Mine is really boring but here it is…. I was laying in bed late at night and just had a weird urge to go to the bathroom and when I was just about to finish and I saw a patch of blood and so I put on an old pair of knickers and went to bed (Ps I didn’t tell my mum straight away bc my mum and dad were fast asleep) and that was 6 months ago and I’m still waiting on my second one to come and it taking so long I’m even Doubting if was my period!
I was watching tv and suddenly felt urge to use toilet, thought I just drank too much juice… went to toilet and there it was bright pink red on my underwear… ruined a nice pair couldn’t get the stain out. Nothing exciting, didn’t get pain the first time but the next month had severe cramps and pain. #periodsucks
I got mine 2 days before Christmas. I just wok and went to the toilet and it was on the paper.
Oof,this is an interesting one .I shall tell the story of my most embarrassing not my first because my first is boring.So it’s Wednesday,I’m going to a bffs house after school for a sleep over.I feel completely normal and finish my day.My friend and I head to her place and go straight to the dog .I didn’t know I was on my period because it was only due in 5 days.The dog was attacking my va jay jay I was sooo embarrassed.Next we headed for showers.Thats when I looked at my pe shorts they were covered in a red stain.It was dry meaning I’d had it since class was still in session I had to ask her for pads and I was scared of my crush for so long because I chilled with him at the end of the day meaning HE SAW THE BLOOD .Worst period experience ever closely followed by having an accident at church
MY story was just stupid and weird.
So the night before, I went to the bathroom with really bad cramps, and I thought I might’ve got my period, but I hadn’t, and I was relieved. but near the end of my toilet visit, I found a very light white + red mixture on my tissue. I was, and still, am 12, and I thought I would get it round 14 because that’s when my mom got it!!! so I ignored it and went to bed. the next morning, there was nothing on my underwear, so I was relieved. that afternoon, I had a swimming lesson. So I got, but there was a slightly darker colour on my black underwear. I still went swimming anyway! Luckily nothing happened. That day I went home and got to the bathroom, and when I wiped, the whole tissue was red. I was sure I had got my period. I cried so hard. before we went to pick up my brother, I told my mom, and she gave me a few pads and liners. Even she didn’t expect this age but… Everyones different. The next term, one of my friends admitted that she got her period and from that day I felt okay that I had got it because I wasn’t alone. Just the other day another friend told me that 5 other girls in Yr 6 had got their periods, and that’s what persuaded me to write on this site. Thank you for having the patience to read the whole thing!
I went to the toilet, like normal. And I saw brown spots and I thought, “Oml, I’m pooing out of the wrong place!”, I origanilly ignored it and told no-one. Then it went away, I was like “That was wierd.” So I went on with my life, it came back, obviously. So, I went to my mum and said, “Mum, I think I need to see the doctor.” She asked why, and I told her. Looks like that stash of 50 pad boxes (12 pads inside a box!) came in handy a little sooner than expected.
I just got mine like a week ago, my story is boring though. So I was busting for the toilet in the morning so I went to the toilet (obviously) and then when I pulled down my undies and checked them (cuz I was interested in periods and I felt lonely when my friends talked about theirs around me) and then… I found a big patch of brown-red blood! I panicked and went downstairs to tell my mum, but cuz it’s the holidays, she was asleep.
Later that day I went to the bathroom again and sure enough it was there. So I hurried upstairs and started thinking and reading the Puberty book the school gave us, but it didn’t help! So I went to bed with our telling my mum. That’s it
The next day I put on a pad, I did it wrong cuz I didn’t have my mum help me, cuz I was scared to tell her, I still need help telling her.
Posted by Gemmah@Libra January 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm
It can feel so awkward telling mum that we got our first period – but guess what? She has been exactly in your position! Try and find a time when the two of you are alone or even perhaps write a little note to mum saying that you want to have a chat. She’ll be able to help you with pads and can share her first experiences.
Let us know how you go!
So mine is not that interesting but here it is!
So every day at school I would get discharge and it would be so annoying when it’s hot, so one day I searched it up and it meant I would get my period in six months I predicted I would get it in August I was only two months off.
So it was a Saturday I was in the toilet, then suddenly I saw some brown stuff on my underwear and I was like huh I dismissed it. So the next day we were going out and I quickly went to the toilet and I saw blood I instantly knew it was my period I told my mum and then I started using pads.
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