first period: on the sixth grade camping trip!

there's a first time for everything. period.

Dealing with your period on overnight trips is always tough — but even tougher when it’s your first…

I didn’t exactly hate it but I was not too happy about it. I was hoping that I could push it off until I was 13. BUT NOO! I got my period when I was 11 at the end of sixth grade during our school’s camping trip. The morning I woke up, all I saw was blood.

The thing is, I had seen a little blood in my pants before. But I thought it was nothing so I never told my mom.

But I just HAD to tell my mom when I saw that much blood in my pants AND I was going on the camping trip. I wasn’t exactly miserable or depressed about it. I was more like, “Oh Em Gee. Are you serious?”

My mom was going to make me stay home but I convinced her not to. Thankfully, my period didn’t last long, but it was still embarrassing knowing that I had huge pads in my luggage bag! – Jessica

Would you still have gone on the camping trip if you had your period for the first time? Share your first period story below, or send it in to askanexpert@gurl.com!

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