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First Period

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm in need of a good laugh, smile, or "eww!"

Anyone willing to share the story of their first curse?

Were you one of those girls who had no clue about menstruation?

Did you think your life was going to be over?

Were you happy?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 9. Hrmmph.
    I was not impressed, having previously stated to God that by no means should I start my period a day before my 14th birthday. Didn't work, obviously.
    My mum never explained them, she just gave me one of those little tampax booklets you used to get a few months beforehand. I was thoroughly confused, they made periods look positvely life enhancing.
    I got dragged down to Waitrose by my mum to but bleedin' always ultra when all I wanted to do was finish playing Sonic the Hedgehog.

    Not happy in the slightest!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I havent had mine yet and at 22 im getting a little worried.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *has selective hearing about suchlike ^^ *

    *whistles a pleasant tune*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Umm... Shouldn't this be in Health?

    *pedant*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Scarlett:
    <STRONG>Umm... Shouldn't this be in Health?

    *pedant*</STRONG>

    No, this thread simply shouldn't be! Anything that allows Balddog to admit to being a 22 year old pre-pubescent is positively inhuman.

    *joins Kentish in the whistling*

    [ 20-05-2002: Message edited by: Turtle ]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i was 11, for some reason i was really excited that id started <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    the novelty soon wore off though
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 12, happened on a Boeing 747 <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> Hurray for the pill! <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miss Quoted:
    <STRONG>I was not impressed, having previously stated to God that by no means should I start my period a day before my 14th birthday. Didn't work, obviously.</STRONG>

    Ah, somebody else who tried this particular method. Didn't work for me either - I was most disgruntled.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In response to the original question...

    I was 12. It was somewhat ironic (in a cruel, cruel way), because at school on the morning of the fatal day we'd had one of those insipid Period Talks. On the way home that afternoon I unwittingly announced that I didn't intend to start mine for at least another year (like I had a say in the matter - ha!). 10 minutes later: oh, bollocks...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lol @ Forsythia

    lol even more @ guys typical squirming at the very mention of the crimson tide

    My first period and, even funnier, first attempt at inserting a tampon, stories are best left till we have all had a bottle of wine and are gathered round the camp fire with lots of chocolate.

    <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i was 10 and had no idea what was happening to me.

    we didn't get the 'talk' until the second year of high school. and by then i was well versed...

    i remember thinking i was dying...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 12. On a boat i thought i was sea sick <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> .
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's disgusting!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Bangkok Chick Boy:
    <STRONG>It's disgusting!</STRONG>

    It's human nature. Why is that disgusting???
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was staying at my dads aged 12, and got it overnight. As he had no sanitary protection at his (being male and all), he had to drive me back to my mums to pick something up. Gah. I agree with go_away though - hurray for the pill!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Bangkok Chick Boy:
    <STRONG>It's disgusting!</STRONG>

    oh your just jealous youre not a real woman bangkok chicky boy lol
    now go and watch some more alan partridge
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 12 & the stupid bloody thing started whilst I was on yr7 camp. It was so embarrasing, luckily a couple of my mates had already started & so had stuff on them but all the teachers & everyone knew. <IMG SRC="redface.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> *Cringe*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i was 14 (feels ancient), started on valentines day thought "this is going to be the story of my life, most normal people get cards on valentines day i get cramps and torrential bleeding"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *joins in whistling*

    *feels smug*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    12 years old and the first of my mates to start, cos im the oldest in my year. my mum had informed me, but shes more into talkin about this stuff than i am. so when i started i just sorted meself out,didnt tell her for several days. i knew shed get all weepy and mushy over me growing up. and i was right. aggghhhh! Why do periods freak guys out sooo much by the way? girls dont freak out over boy stuff, so i was just wondering..... <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *mancmanomyst in severe danger of coming accross very stupid as usual*

    Im a lad and I think lads should be educated more about periods too. If we dont really know whats going on then we're bound to be a bit baffled. I have lots of sympathy for you girls though. Especially the ones who have lots of problems on their period. We dont half cop the flack for it. Everything's always our fault when you girls are on and we just stand there bemused wondering what we'd done this time. At the risk of sounding even worse, i wondered if you could tell me why girls seem to get err, well, hornier before their periods? maybe its just every girl i've been out with but i wondered if it was more common?
    and another thing, being male an all, we dont really know what its like. i cant imagine what it'd feel like to bleed without being wounded, so girls, what does it feel like?
    (ure chance to moan like hell and make me feel guilty for being male!) <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im only 13 now but my first period was last christmas when i was 12.
    It wasnt thatmuch of a story,i mean i was ready for them and evrything,so i was well prepared.
    as soon as i told my mum she broadcasted it to evry1 she new, that i had started and i was so embarassed. she started saying that iw as growing up so fast and that soon i will be having children of my own
    i was like, hold on a minute, im only 13 and im not gonna have a baby like now so calm down mum.
    shes probably just worried cos theres so many teenage pregnacys nowadays to what there was when my mum was my age.
    luv lou
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine was on the bus back from Germany, I had to wait until we stopped at a service station. I didn't expect it so I was like "OH MY GOD" quite the place to start <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 12...at a friend's birthday party; wasn't I happy? <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don’t remember how old I was (probably ten), but I wasn’t surprised in the least bit. I wasn’t looking forward to it, but couldn’t care less one way or the other. My only real fear was spontaneously springing a leak without a pad around, but that didn’t happen.

    My mother had been preparing me for the day since I was three. A matter of fact, when I used to play house and played the mother, I used to pretend to put on a pad.

    The day finally came, I got out of bed, circled the date on the calendar, went to my mother’s room, got a few sanitary napkins, took a shower, and then went to hangout with friends with absolutely no intention of telling anyone.

    However, this was a day that my mother was looking forward to for so long that I felt inclined to tell. I went outside and told her that I had something to tell her that would make her extremely happy, but all she’d have to do is keep her mouth shut or I’d deny that anything ever happened. As soon as I said that, she knew.

    My mother screamed, “You’re a woman!” She started hugging and kissing me—this is a non-touchy feely type of woman. She started shouting saying that she was going to buy me tampons and crap. Embarrassed, I said, “Jinx!” Trying to play it off as I was just joking, but she didn’t buy it.

    Then she started saying crap like, “I don’t want you bringing any male friends into your room anymore. Now you can’t play around with boys. Sex is out of the question until you get a job and your own place. I’m serious, absolutely no boys. Do you want birth control? Have I ever taught you about the gynecologist? By the way, congratulations!”

    It was a sensory overload!

    As a tomboy, all of my friends were boys. The only way they were allowed over was if they stayed in my room and now they aren’t allowed anymore. What exactly is meant by “play around?” What is all of this no boy, no sex, and birth control business? The gynecologist does WHAT!?! Sticks what where!?! Congratulations or my condolences—This is the fucking end of my life.

    Terrified, I didn’t leave the house for days. My friend’s had no clue what was wrong with me, but just about everyone else in the neighborhood did.

    As soon as I was out of her sight, I heard her get on the phone. My mother called my father on the job, “Congratulations! She is a woman. Should we throw a party?” She called her friends saying, “I don’t have a baby anymore!” She called my siblings, “Don’t tell Lanni that I told you, but… SHE’S A WOMAN!!!!”

    For the next month people, some of whom I hardly knew, were congratulating me on my way to and from school, at church, in stores. Uber embarrassment.
    Im a lad and I think lads should be educated more about periods too. If we dont really know whats going on then we're bound to be a bit baffled. I have lots of sympathy for you girls though. Especially the ones who have lots of problems on their period. We dont half cop the flack for it. Everything's always our fault when you girls are on and we just stand there bemused wondering what we'd done this time. At the risk of sounding even worse, i wondered if you could tell me why girls seem to get err, well, hornier before their periods? maybe its just every girl i've been out with but i wondered if it was more common?
    and another thing, being male an all, we dont really know what its like. i cant imagine what it'd feel like to bleed without being wounded, so girls, what does it feel like?
    (ure chance to moan like hell and make me feel guilty for being male!)

    mancmanomyst, I don’t know why we get hornier just before a period, consider it a blessing.

    How does it feel?

    It feels like you are bleeding through your freaking crotch! Otherwise, I guess there is no feeling really. Some females cramp, but I don't get that stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 11, it was the summer before starting secondary school. I am glad I did not get my first period at school or on holiday. Also that I just missed out having it at primary, as the girls loos did not have sanitary bins, so any girl who had her period had to use the teachers loos, making it instantly obvious.

    I remember having a periods talk in junior school. I think it's sad when girls come on really young, not only is it expensive, but it's a time of your life where you should be concerned about other stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I just did one of those girly stunts (the type where im in B and Q lookign for bulbs and im like........ im a woman i need help) I just shouted mum and said i think..... and she replied i bloody well hope thats what it is.....and laughed.
    I do remmeber seeign ym dad for the first time he smiled and hugged me for no apparent reason-totally giving away he knew. that was all that was said!!!!

    My dads so ummmmmmmmmm quiet, he didn't say anything when he found my first condom!!!!! EEK!!!!! <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    can you feel it before you actually start ure period? i've never understood that. Surely by the time u start it's a little late to get a towell. how do u know?

    *confused mancmanomyst desperatly trying to understand women inorder to avoid being attacked*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by mancmanomyst:
    <STRONG>can you feel it before you actually start ure period? i've never understood that. Surely by the time u start it's a little late to get a towell. how do u know?

    *confused mancmanomyst desperatly trying to understand women inorder to avoid being attacked*</STRONG>

    when you first start you don't usually gush blood everywhere you just get a little bit so there is time to get towels etc in time.

    i started mine when i was 13. I hated going to school the next day wearing a sanitary towel it felt like a nappy! i was so paranoid that people would be able to see that i was wearing one and was really embarrassed, lol. i will agree with the others and say horray for the pill but i would also say an even bigger horray for tampons!!
    <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    periods come roughly every 28 days, so were going to know approximately the day its going to happen, and can wear a panty liner so we dont get caught out.
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