First Period Stories | Lady Confessions | HelloGiggles

First Period Stories | Lady Confessions | HelloGiggles


– We have periods, and guess what, if we didn’t nobody would be here. (upbeat music) – Oooh I was 12 years old and I had just watched, I
think it was like Pocahontas, and I was like great I’m
gonna go be free and fun, and I go into the bathroom was like oh freedom and fun is gone from now on. My mom had put into my mind once your period comes that’s womanhood, you’re there, that’s it, no more fun. Not traumatizing, I felt prepared, but still oddly afraid, like what’s happening. – Like many women it was a surprise. I think I had my period 10 or 11, and we went to six flags. I didn’t know when it was coming, I had on white shorts and I came on my period, and of course it’s red all over me. I go to my aunt and she’s like “What’s going on?” And I just put my jacket around it, and she told me I was gross. I think a lot of us get that, like this is gross, this is, oh we’re not lady like, we’re not feminine so it’s like in that moment she
could have comforted me, she could have said this is what we do, instead there was shame. – My first period was when I was 12, and I was in 7th grade on the bus, and I was just so confused. – Oh my God it was a disaster. I got my period young, in the 5th grade. I knew what a period was, but I expected for it to be red. If it’s not red than it’s not that, like I’m just dirty. – Got a pad from the nurse
when I got off the bus and everything was fine. I didn’t know how often am
I supposed to switch it out, how much flow is too much flow, am I gonna die? Should I eat more? Should I drink more? I just had so many questions. – I kept getting these really bad cramps, like I was cramping so bad, but I don’t know why, you’re young, you’re dumb, you don’t say anything, so I just suffered. – Ooooh, actually that wasn’t that bad. I ran downstairs because
I’m a drama queen, and I’m like mom I need
to tell you something. I wasn’t actually panicking, but I wanted the attention. – I got my first period when I was 12. I was in 7th grade. My mom didn’t believe me because
she had her period so late, when she was like 16 or 17. I told her and she was like are you sure? Did you drink a lot of
cranberry juice or something? And I was like no I think I had my period. – I got my first period, oh my God, I will never forget. I was 12 years old. I used to do a lot of theater and I remember getting
home from tour or something and feeling the huge cramping, getting home and being
like oh my God it’s here. I was polycystic, I think
I probably still am, so I would go long periods
of time without getting one. So my relationship to my period was one when it first came I was excited about it and then it would sometimes come and then it wouldn’t come. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, just how much that
connects me with my mother and my grandmother, and a long line of ancestors and women that have done this. When you look at your cycle, it’s something that’s part of that, you will see no shame in it. I think that it’s just
the most incredible thing, the most perfect design.

10 comments

  1. My name is Ashleigh👱🏻‍♀️💕💕 and I was 11 years old and in the fourth grade when I got my first period🔴

  2. I want my period sooooo bad!!!!!! I’m 13 about to be 14! I’m 5’6 and I wear size a32 bra! And I feel like I’ll never be a woman and that’s why I want it

  3. im almost 14 and dont have it and i feel left out of the convos my friends have lol so thats not very fun

  4. If ur reading this I just wanna say that periods r natural and u r beautiful with them I support u😊☺️😌

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