Girls, did / do you get excited about your first ever period / menstruation?

do you share the news with friends?

would you ever have a first moon party to celebrate?
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do you think kids should know more about it both boys and girls so its not seen as an embarrassment? should there be first moon parties and it be celebrated not demonized?
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  • I didn't get excited when I had my first period. I only knew what was happening because my science teacher had talked recently about menstruation. So I remembered what she said and I didn't get scared. I went to the living room, told my older sister that I was bleeding and she just said: "that's your period, go to my drawer and take a pad". That was it.

    I didn't have a first moon party, in fact I've never heard about it. I don't think those parties should happen.
    Yes, I do agree that girls and boys should learn more about so period is no longer seen as an embarrassment. I mean, the first period can be a scary and strange experience for many girls, but at the same time is something natural. It's also a sign that the body is doing what it should do.
    Unfortunately menstruation is still a taboo in many cultures. In others is something that is used to embarrass girls/women. In some countries girls don't go to school when they're on their period either because they don't have pads, tampons or menstrual cups or because period is considered shameful. It shouldn't be this way.

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  • I mean I wasn't like embarrassed I was just cranky cause I was in pain and bleeding out of uncomfortable spots. it's just a fact of life that you gotta deal with. I think "moon parties" are fine IF and ONLY IF the girl herself wants one and is comfortable with how it's set up. I would have been mortified if my mom had tried to throw one for me.

    • @nevernevernever how would a first moon party need to be set up to make it fine? would guys be ok or only girls?

    • It would need to be largely designed by, or at least okayed by the girl it was thrown for

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  • I don't personally know any female that was excited to get their first period, much less have a party to celebrate it lol know a few that cried though

  • Was more of a shock and a fucking inconvenience. didn't expect it, in the middle of school, not sure how to deal with it, not exactly fun times.

    • @bee-hatch did non of your mates advise or help you out? how did u deal with it in end teacher help?

    • Deal with it? I was too embarrassed to ask people. Ended up making a pad out of toilet roll, getting through the rest of the day then going home and crying to my mum. That era of my life wasn't exactly my finest time.

    • @bee-hatch did any one else at school notice? do you think kids should know more about it both boys and girls so its not seen as an embarrassment? should there be first moon parties and it be celebrated not demonized?

  • First moon parties aren't much of a thing in the US honestly. I kind of was. But I got cramps and aches during the third year, so I was only lucky in the start.

    • @pbandj_nerd do you know of anyone thats had a first moon party?

    • nope

  • No wasn't excited, didn't tell friends, also never had a moon party. I've never met anyone who was excited or had a moon party or told their friends

    • In response to your update, it should be taught about better since sex Ed is pretty limited. As for it being celebrated, I'm not sure about I don't see the need to celebrate puberty. We celebrate growing up every birthday, it would be like celebrating a boys balls dropping and him hitting puberty. Most people don't see puberty as something the celebrate, just something that we go through as we grow up. I suppose in the past we had coming out things but that may have just been for the wealthy and to find a partner. Maybe it depends where you're from too

    • @ryzastout might remove all the stigma from a lot of it if things were more open and celebrated im sure there's some tibe out there that makes more of these things instead of it all been hushed over and women made to feel second class and sub to men

  • Hell no! I even forced myself to cry because I won't be a precious child anymore. It was the end of my childhood and felt like I was a woman. :( I was just 12 at that time.
    I had a hard time letting go of the fact that I'm not a child anymore.
    This year onwards I accepted that I'm an adult Lol. Before that I was wondering that time cheated on me by flying 10 times faster.

  • i got it on the living room couch while watching a movie with my parents. no, i did not get excited when i was suddenly sitting in on a blood soaked couch

    • @casserolie how did parents react to that?

  • Nope. That video even acknowledged how strange that would be.

  • No it was weird. Would celebrate with own kids personally not publicly

  • I was excited

    • @mistixs what was exciting about it?

    • It felt like I was becoming a woman. I was nervous about getting raped and pregnant though.

    • @mistixs and now do you still have those fears?

  • Nahh !!

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