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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?
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I was in 5th grade, so I think I was what, 12? It was on gym day, so I had my gym uniform on (navy blue sweatshirt and sweatpants). I went to the bathroom at lunch with a few friends and when I looked in my underwear I was like "Oh my gosh!" and my friends asked "what's up?" and I said "I think I got my period!" LuckilyI had a pad with me, because mom had given me the talk earlier that year. I always had one in my school bag in case of emergencies, so I went back to my classroom, snuck a pad into my pocket, and ran back down to the bathroom.When I got home, and called my mom at work. I told her I got my period, and she started to cry! She was sobbing saying "My little girl is growing up!" and when she came home, she took me out for ice cream. I wouldn't say it was necessarily embarrassing. She had always been supportive with that sort of thing (I have an older sister) so it was actually kind of fun "embracing womanhood".
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