I Got My First Period and I’m Embarrassed to Go to School

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Hi Heather,

Okay, so, I got my first period today, and I have to go to school tomorrow. Well, I have a condition, and that condition is Super Embarrassment Syndrome. What am I going to do? I’ll die of embarrassment having to carry a pad around between classes. I mean, I know I go to a girls-only school and all, but still….WHAT AM I GONNA DO?!?!?!

Getting your period is a natural, normal part of being a gURL. It just means you’re growing up, and that’s a good thing! I can totally understand not wanting to announce the news to everyone, but you don’t have to feel embarrassed about carrying a pad around.

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In fact, I’m sure that lots of your classmates (considering they’re all gURLs) have already gotten their periods, and you don’t even know about it. They might even be feeling the same embarrassment you are and they’re just being discreet about it, which you can do also.

Put your pad in a pocket of your backpack where you don’t keep anything else — that way you don’t have to worry about it accidentally falling out. Or, you can carry it around in a small purse or pouch so that you can easily take that to the bathroom with you.

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And check out these first period stories from other gURLs to get some tips and see how so not alone you are in all of this period embarrassment. You can also check out our in-depth guide to getting your period, Menstruation 101!

WDYT, gURLs? How do you deal with having your period at school? Got any good tips? Share your stories and advice below.

take care,

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  • Jess

    When I have my period at school I go into my locker and pull my jumper sleeve down over my hand and hide my clean pad or tampon in there.

  • alanna

    hay your lucky in a way I got a huge period at school really enbarest