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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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Not prep'd for first period

Posted by: jrseyshore on Thu Jan 18, 2007

When I got my first period I was 13 and had only a vague notion of what menstruation was about. I never got a pre-talk from my mom and I have no recollection of talking about the coming event with my girlfriends. So when it happened, I was not prepared at all. I told my mom and then she explained about it. I do not remember talking about it with any of my friends right away. At a sleepover months later we had a period powwow and I was amazed at everyone's different experiences. Some said their mom had prepared them and other friends said they were as clueless as me. One girl said her period started at 9 and I was happy mine came much later.

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