16 Women Share the Bittersweet True Stories of Their 'First Period'

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I was wearing white shorts the first time I got my period. Because of course I was, because what could be more embarrassing? There are a lot days from my childhood and teen years that I don't remember, but unfortunately the day I got my first period is one I'll never forget.


Getting your period is one of the biggest puberty milestones and is something that some girls dread and some can't wait for. When I asked a group of friends if they remembered their first period, I was flooded with responses and was surprised at how emotional it felt to read these deeply personal stories.

Reading these stories, especially #8, also makes me determined as a mom to make sure my daughter doesn't feel shame or fear when her time eventually comes.

Please note that this post isn't sponsored by a chocolate company, but it probably should be!


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