5 Things To Know About Periods

Now don’t panic. Some girls have them late or early in their teens. It can be scary or can be a glorified exciting moment. However for me personally I remember having my period and freaking out because no one ever told me what a period was. I literally was sitting on the toilet thinking I was dying while my cousin ran down stairs telling the family and all I can hear is them happy and cheering about it. It’s important for young female teens or females in general about what a period is. These are my 5 things to know about periods.

5 Things To Know About Periods:

1. How Do You Tell Anyone About Your Period

5 Things To Know About Periods

Now it can be tough to ask your parents, talk to a teacher or anyone about your period. Some parents or some people might feel uncomfortable discussing this topic. Just know that when discussing about your period that it’s okay to open up, it’s okay to be vulnerable for a few minutes and that every girl goes through this (you’re not alone). For me I sadly learned the hard way because well I felt like I was dying while my family was having a celebration about it. No one ever told me and when it happened my mother then decided to talk to me about periods which overwhelmed me a bit. Sometimes going to a guidance counsellor helps a lot (usually a female) or even seeing your doctor helps as well and going to a doctor they can give you more advice on how to talk to your parents or give you advice on what happens during a cycle etc.

2. How Does a Tampon Work

5 Things To Know About Periods

I never understood what a tampon was until High School. I had to wear them because I was into sports, constantly active and I really didn’t want to feel like I was wearing a diaper 24/7. A tampon is inserted into the vagina. It’s made of soft material with a string at the bottom. It will take time to get use to wearing a tampon, however remember that after a few hours (for me I usually wait 4 hours) to change it. Also some applicators can be either be plastic or cardboard (personally I use tampons pearl because it’s plastic and it doesn’t hurt as much). Also if you are absolutely unsure check out the tampon box you purchased, it should have instructions.

3. Can I Go Swimming

5 Things To Know About Periods

Actually you can and the perk of swimming is that once you’re in the water your period stops for a certain period of time. My best suggestion is that when you do swim to not wear a pad (too bulky and it will come off) wear a tampon instead. Make sure once you are done swimming to change into a new pad or tampon (in case of germs etc.).

4. What Happens If You Have No Pads/Tampons Handy

5 Things To Know About Periods

Well you have options.

· Borrow from a friend

· Buy some in the restroom dispenser

· Visit the school nurse if you’re at school

· Call home or call your mom/dad

· If you are desperate and don’t want your clothes to get stained, get a bunch of tissue and place them on your underwear. This won’t last long so make sure to quickly get a pad or tampon fast.

If you feel nervous/ scared to tell the school nurse, teacher or adult I find it writing it down is easy. For me I remember I needed a tampon once and I was shy to ask a teacher so when she was in her office alone I slowly placed a piece of paper beside her and basically wrote “I am having my time of the month, please help” which right away she did and also was there to give me advice since I didn’t have a lot of knowledge on a period or how to use a tampon.

5. What If I Have Leakage

5 Things To Know About Periods

Oh no! This happens, but have no fear you will be fine. If you aren’t home and need to get changed, quickly take any sweater or jacket you have and tie it around your waist. Once you do that get a tampon or pad fast so it doesn’t make a mess on your jeans more. Make sure you get changed quickly when you have a chance. You’ll need to rinse out your pants/ underwear with cold water. Sometimes, the stain will come out and sometimes it won’t. For extra protection on heavy days usually wearing a pad and tampon at the same time helps a lot. Also don’t wear bright coloured underwear or pants when you are on your period in case this happens.

Alright so I hope that this helps. If you know what else can help other females out with their periods please comment below. If you’d like for me to make a post about something else please message me. Thank you and god bless :) <3

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  • And be polite and DON'T ASK A GUY TO EAT YOU OUT during that time! Based on personal experience...

    • Oh ew lol No that's a whole different subject. Usually if a girl and her partner do have sex while she's on her period you'd want to place a towel in case. Personally it was never needed since mine lasts for 4 days and is always light lol (I am blessed)

    • Ewwwww, I'm sorry you had to experience that. She didn't even warn you?

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    • Strange no girl posted anything on here.

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