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First Period Experience
Where were you when your first period started? How old were you? Did you talk to your mom, friends? What was your initial reaction? Retrospectively, could it have been different or more positive experience, and, if so, how?

My mom's birthday...

Posted by: JemmieVee on Sat Jan 27, 2007
I got my first period exactly one month after my 11th birthday... which just so happened to be my mom's 29th birthday. August 24th, 1992 LOL. We were going to the beach that day!!!! I mean, I had absolutely NO idea! My grandmother insisted that I needed to go change clothes b/c I'd sat in something. I kept saying, no Grandma! I haven't sat down in anything! When I finally went and took off my lil green shorts I knew exactly what it was. I went and told my mom, lol. I remember her handing me a pad and saying, "Do you know what this is?" I nodded yes. She then asked, "Do you know how to use it?" Again, I nodded. I was so embarrassed LOL. Thank GOD we had a brief & basic sex ed class the year before, when I was in 5th grade. My mom hadn't ever really talked to me about it before then... but I was actually kind of glad she didn't. I sulked around all day at the beach. I felt like my childhood had just been ripped away LOL... I was already a pre-teen drama queen in the making!!! And it was my FIRST period LMAO! My mom kept trying to explain to me that if I wanted, I could still get in the water, that there were ways.... but I wasn't even trying to hear what she was saying. LOL. It was a sad, sad day in my book.

It's funny thinking back on this now... I was SO worked up over such a wonderful, natural thing. I just had NO idea how much of a huge part of life my period was going to be LOL.
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