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.

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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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