Getting your period is such a hassle. If you have an especially heavy flow, you are constantly running to the bathroom every hour, making sure you are stocked with enough tampons and pads, and trying not to seem like YOU’RE BLEEDING PROFUSELY OUT OF YOUR VAGINA. Guys have no idea how much stress a messy period can bring upon a busy girl. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Sometimes we girls drop the ball when we have our period. We don’t prepare ahead of time, we don’t change our tampon often enough, or we just get blindsided by its arrival (Aunt Flo is back in town!). In these cases, it’s almost guaranteed that something embarrassing is going to happen. The important thing to remember is having your period is a normal part of life, and it’s not the end of the world if it gets out of control. Seriously, it happens to everyone. I talked to some real people, and here are their most embarrassing period moments:
She Stained Her Crush's Car"It was the end of the school day, and I hadn’t had time to change my tampon for two hours. I guess I had bled through my pants, but no one had noticed since they were black. My crush (swoon) lived close to me so we would carpool to school. When he dropped me off, I got up and noticed a dark, bloody stain where I had been sitting. I saw it and tried to not freak out as I closed the door, waved bye, and walked (backwards) into my house. I WAS MORTIFIED. We never talked about it, but I didn’t ask him for any more rides! "
She Got It In The Pool"It was summer, so naturally I was hanging out at the pool with my crew. It was the first real pool party of the year, so we were all having a really good time. I didn’t notice that I had gotten my period, but a girl screamed next to me when she saw the blood in the water. I immediately got out and ran inside, but I’m pretty sure everyone at the party was super weirded out!"
She Bled On Her Boyfriend"My friends and I were around a campfire in my friend’s backyard. I was sitting on my boyfriends lap, and we were having a great time. He was wearing a white shirt, and when I got up to go grab another marshmallow, I saw that I had left a blood mark on it. I went over, grabbed him, and pulled him inside. He was able to put on a sweatshirt, but I was so embarrassed, I came up with an excuse and left!"
She Got Her Period During A Presentation"I was giving a presentation at school about a women’s club during lunch. I was wearing a pretty short skirt and felt something dripping down my legs, but I was up in front of everyone and couldn’t just run off stage. I finished the presentation and went straight into the bathroom to see that there were red lines running all the way down my legs. I had chosen this day of all days to not wear underwear!"
She Bled On Her Boyfriend's Sheets"I was staying over at my boyfriend’s house. My period was super heavy, but I still wanted to stay the night. I woke up and went to the bathroom only to see that I had bled all over my underwear. NOT GOOD. With horror I checked the sheets, and sure enough there was a big blood stain. After pacing around the room a few times, I woke him up and explained what happened. I could tell he was grossed out. He washed the sheets, but the stain wouldn’t go away."
She Bled Through Her Pants In Class"I was in class taking a test when I it kind of felt like my period was coming. In my head I thought, “Oh, it’s probably nothing,” and thirty minutes later I marched right up to the front of the class to turn in my test. While I was walking, my teacher commented to me that I had finished quickly, so everyone looked up. Sadly for me, my crush was in the same class, and the look of horror on his face told me that, yes, I had started my period. I rushed to the bathroom, and my friend was there shortly to give me a sweatshirt around my waist. My crush never looked at me the same way again!"
She Spilled Her Tampons and Pads On A First Date"I was at the movies on a first date. I tend to keep my purse pretty stocked with feminine hygiene products (always be prepared is my motto). I had this new bucket purse that I was really excited about, but when I tried to get my wallet out, all my pads and tampons spilled over the floor. I hurriedly picked them up, but my date just looked away embarrassed. Not a good moment."
She Got It While Camping With No Supplies"I was on a camping trip with some friends. When I got there, I realized that I was on my period. I hadn’t brought anything with me in the way of tampons or pads, and neither did any of my friends. Well, let me just tell you I had to get creative when figuring out how to deal with my period. That’ll teach you to go anywhere without some period backup!"
She Got Her Period During A Long Flight"I was studying abroad in Spain, so of course I get my period right after getting on the 13 hour flight. I was too shy to ask any strangers if they had tampons, so I just tried to wrap toilet paper around my underwear. Needless to say, it was a stressful flight, and I had to meet my host family with a giant red spot on my pants. Not the best first impression you could have. . . "
Which of these stories did you find the worst? What’s your most embarrassing period story? Tell us in the comments!