Question No. 41: Can you make your first period come faster?

Finally, 41! You guys have been asking for this question and here it is.

Hey PLS,
I need to know if there is any way to get your period sooner, and how to tell your mom when you get it and if it's ok to use tampons some before you get your period.
Kat-K.R.D, 10

Let's take Kat's questions one by one:

1. Can you speed up your first period?
No, you can't speed up your period. It's frustrating that there's no one age for first periods.

First periods come about two years after a girl starts developing breasts. And that happens during puberty, which can start as early as 8 and as late as 13.

2. How do you tell your mom when you get it?
The answer is any way you feel comfortable. You could say something simple like, "Mom, I think I got my first period." Or if you're feeling a little shy, send her a text, an email or leave her a note.

Some girls feel so nervous they don't tell anyone. That makes it tough because you need someone to help get you the supplies (pads or tampons) that you need. And you'll probably have other questions you'll want to ask.

3. Can you try tampons before your first period?
It's no problem to take one out and have a look - but doctors don't recommend actually inserting one before your period. You might want to ask your mom for some basic info before you get your period. Learning how tampons work can be part of the talk.

Any other advice for Kat about first periods?

There's more info here:

Think pink!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 12 and have hit puberty but just waiting for my period

January 30, 2016 at 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not got my period and I have all the symptoms and still yet no period. What is wrong with me

February 5, 2016 at 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't had my period YET and I really don't want to, but I have had discharge for god knows how long and a lot of cramps. I talk to my mom about my discharge and about periods so I don't have a reason to not tell her. About fathers? My dad and I are REALLY close so whenever I say i need a new package of pantyliners, he goes and buys them for me just like he buys pads and tampons for my mom. And why wouldn't you tell your dad I mean, he is (probably) married and had a daughter what else would he expect. He knows your time will eventually come and if not he'll probably be concerned of WHY his daughter hasn't had her period yet. It's just nature and no one can change that so don't be ashamed of this because every woman will have her period (there are a few exceptions, buts that's not so common)


February 6, 2016 at 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 14 years old and show all the signs of getting my period, but I haven't. I am getting worried that I will never have it.

March 2, 2016 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly think you should wear bras. I haven't had my period yet, bit still wear bras, and I don't understand how I couldn't wear bras when I was younger. I hate not wearing a bra, so that's just my opinion.

March 6, 2016 at 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same with me

April 12, 2016 at 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If u do get your period and it stained and your wearing a skirt turn it to the front and if people ask say it is sauce is it believable????

April 20, 2016 at 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does having your period feel like?and how do you take a shower?

May 1, 2016 at 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how will you know if you get your first period. like will you see it in your pants or can you feel it. i know that a first period is light so would you be able to feel it or would you have to check when you go to the toilet?

July 22, 2016 at 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its normal

September 9, 2016 at 3:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 9, 2016 at 3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

like pretty much all of you i also feel so left out from my friends! Im now going to 8th grade and i STILL dont have it! All my friends got it back in 7th grade ;( im 32A and have had discharge for about 3 years now, and i dont think thats normal. I get minor cramps every month about, too. i have absolutely no idea what is going on and it feels weird being the only girl going to 8th grade who still doesnt have it, and im going to be a freshman next year and if i STILL dont have it by then im going to be extremely disappointed. ;(

June 11, 2017 at 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am ten got da boobs got the hair no I'm just waiting and oh yeah the discharge

August 28, 2017 at 2:04 AM  
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