So long Winter Break! It’s back to school and time for first period! This gURL was in denial that she got hers, but luckily her school’s uniform (black bottoms) helped hide the leaks.
The first time I got mine I was in seventh grade. It was during school. It was lunch time and I went to the bathroom. It was really dark in my underwear. I’m not gonna lie, I thought it was…poop. I was grossed out and tried to get it off as much as possible and didn’t really think anything of it.
Then my mom saw my underwear in the hamper and said, “What the heck is this?” I think she had an idea of what it was, she just wanted to make sure. I honestly had no idea what it was. I was probably in denial that it was my period and I just went with poop. I should’ve known better though, because I had cramps that day, and I thought that my stomach was just upset. I didn’t know what menstruation cramps felt like though.
I just want to get on my hands and knees and thank God for a second that we wear uniforms with black bottoms. Last year, I had a lot of leaks in my underwear, and if we didn’t wear black pants, it would have been noticeable on any pair of jeans.
Her uniform saved her, but this gURL doesn’t take risks anymore: Now I wear the right kind of pads.
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