So girl problems.
How do I deal with periods in school?
Especially when it's so hard to get to the bathrooms at break time and when I took so long before my friends thought I was doing "a number 2" but it's the friend who hasn't started her period yet so she won't understand. But I need advice how am i to deal with this!?
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Girl problems are normal, I'd say maybe practice doing the things that are taking up the most time in the routine, and have everything as convenient as possible. So like, have a little discreet cosmetics kit with a few pads (or tampons if that's what you use), some wipes (which can seriously help the process move along), and some extra underwear. Because it's in a little carrying case, nobody needs to know what's in it. I mean, worse comes to worse, you explain it to her, because periods are a natural thing that happen and she's probably getting hers within a few months, at that age. You shouldn't be ashamed to tell your friends, it is a normal, natural thing! You shouldn't be ashamed.
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Hello, my name is Phoebe and I've been going through some stuff.
Everyday now my 'friend' tells everyone how I haven't started my period and I'm the only one in our year that hasn't. I am 14 years old and my mum started at 16, so it'd be normal for me to start in two years but I want this girl to stop picking on me for this. I can't help it that my body is slower than theirs. My boyfriend even broke up with me because of it. I've had enough!
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I'm so sorry to hear about what's happening to you at school. If someone can purposely bring up a subject they know you aren't comfortable with, let alone tell other people, they're not your friend. You deserve so much better than that. It's the same with your boyfriend. If he can't accept you the way you are (which isn't a hard thing to do), he's not good enough for you and you deserve someone infinitely better than that. If people are too ignorant to understand that everyone's body is different, they don't deserve your time.
My advice would be to tell someone what's going on. I know it's easier said than done, but it will honestly help so much.
Whether it's a parent, a friend or a teacher that you trust, please keep bugging them over and over again until it's sorted, because no-one deserves to go through school life like that.
In the meantime, if you want to vent to any of us, we're all here.
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