Pad basics

Girls who are just starting puberty might know a few things about periods, but they often want to know more about pads. Who can blame them? It's an unusual new item that they'll need to keep on hand and eventually use themselves.

As a reminder, a menstrual pad, is a disposable rectangle of absorbent material. The soft side of these usually white pads has an adhesive strip. You peel off the paper - just like taking the paper backing off of a sticker - and you stick it to the middle of your underwear.

Here are two pad-related questions:

Dear PLS,
I was just wondering if u wear a pad even if u don't have ur period yet but u have had it before??
iflovecouldtalk, 10

Dear PLS,
My period started a few months ago.But when I put my pad in my panties my period goes to my panties instead of my pad.I started putting two pads at a time,but it didn't work.What do I do so my period doesn't stain my panties? Katherine, 12

Let's take Question 1 first. The answer is that most girls and women don't wear a pad every single day. During the week of their period, they would wear a pad or a tampon. But once the menstrual flow (blood) has stopped, you don't need a pad. However, some people like to wear a minipad during non-period times because of vaginal discharge. This isn't menstrual flow, but it's the regular, normal mucous stuff that girls may find in their underwear.

Question 2: Just like sooo many things, practice makes perfect. It takes some time to figure out how to wear pads so they're comfortable, placed in your underwear correctly, and changed often enough. It sounds like Katherine needs to investigate different kinds of pads (different absorbencies, thinner, thicker, wings vs. no wings etc.) It's kind of an experiment, making sure you have the right supplies for you and using them in a way that keeps you (and your clothes) protected. Remember that even older women who have been getting periods for years still accidentally stain their underwear or clothes once in a while. Just wash 'em out with cold water and soap and put them in the laundry. A little stain remove usually helps, too.

Want even more info about pads, check out this Pads & Tampons article.

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Anonymous Hugsandsmiles said...

@iflovecouldtalk, you dont wear a pad when youre not on your period, however, lots of girls choose to wear a pantiliner, to, as jemma said protect you from discharge, and of course, to offer a little bit of protection if you get your period unexpectedly, as is the case with most girls just starting out. If you would like to wear them ask your mum about it.

October 21, 2012 at 5:27 AM  
Anonymous Hugsandsmiles said...

@iflovecouldtalk, smiles to you too!

October 21, 2012 at 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Hugsandsmiles said...

@Katherine, if you feel that practice isnt helping you might want to consider "period panties" that are especially absorbent, and made for your period (i havent tried them but alot of people recommend them), or another form of protection, such as a menstrual cup, if you feel ready for it, as they are supposed to cause less leaks (havent tried these either). Whatever you choose Smile!

October 21, 2012 at 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Fight4WhatULove said...

I agree with Hugsandsmiles! You rock girl!

October 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Hugsandsmiles said...

@Katherine, also try putting the pad at different spots in your underwear, further forward or back for example smiles!

October 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, so this is embarrassing, but I'm 12 and I still haven't gotten my period yet. I get cramps, too but still no period. What can I do to be ready? When do you think my period will come?

October 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do skinnier people get their periods late?

October 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your pad isn't absorbing as we'll as it should, try a maxi pad. They are thicker, with more absorbency. My advice is to stick to pads, panty liners, and tampons. Here are some good brands- Pads: Always Ultra thin pads
Panty liners: Always ultra thin panty liners, U by Kotex
Tampons: Playtex sport, Kotex pearl

October 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Advicegirl said...

I wear long pads, but blood still gets in the back of my underwear! What should I do? I've thought about wearing a smaller pad in the back....should I?

October 21, 2012 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont have my period yet actually but my vaginal discharge feels VERY unconfortable and i always want to ask my mom if i cud one of those mini ones,but im too shy!

October 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous:
Don't be embarrassed! There are many other girls out there (like me) who are going through the exact same things as you. I am also 12 and have had all the signs that I might Be getting my period. But I haven't yet. If you are worried about unexpectedly getting your first period, what I do is just carry around some pads in your backpack or purse. Then if it happens, you'll be ready. Good luck!!!

October 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM  
Anonymous iflovecouldtalk said...

That was my question! I'm new to this website so it was a surprise to see my question. Thx Jemma!!

October 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous iflovecouldtalk said...

I don't want to be rude or anything but I have seen lately that Jemma has been posting logos for the people who asked questions and she didn't on this one. Y did Katherine and I (iflovecouldtalk) get one???

October 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous layladolphin said...

@anonymous october 21-dont worry u dont have to be embarrased periods usually start to a girl between ages of 9 through 15 i have a cousin who is 13 and still hasnt had her period yet.

anonymous october 21 (later)-about skinnier people that get their periods late it really depends how developed your body is ,although its true that girls who have more fat in their body get their periods earlier.

advicegirl-i dont have my period yet so i wont be much help to u but u could try putting your pad a bit farther back.

anonymous october 21 1:09-look dont think just ask and simply say ''mom i was wondering if i could wear a pad because my discharge feels uncomfortable''then u can talk it out since the words are already there out i the open.

hoped i helped,

October 21, 2012 at 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I meant tampax pearl

October 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you sleep on your back? That can affect where the blood goes. Try sleeping on your side, and the blood will probably stay where t is supposed to

October 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here!

October 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it normal for discharge to not come every day before your first period?

October 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reply to this if you have your period and your age.

October 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous iflovecouldtalk said...

Thx hugsandsmiles for the advice

October 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

The one above was me. I accidentally chose anonymous.

October 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry- I have 2 friends who are 13 (one is almost 14) and they dot have their period yet either... And don't wish for it cuz it's HORRIBLE!!

Love Pink

October 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try getting the overnight pads from U by Kotex or the heavy flow pads. They are both very absorbent and work well (I had the same problem @Advicegirl)

Love Pink

October 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it is... Before I got my period I used to have 1 day of discharge (really heavy) and then none the next day so don't worry! It's all okay! Good luck :-)

Love Pink

October 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the same problem and was afraid to ask my mom but after I told her I had gotten my period (months of uncomfortable-ness later) I realized it isn't as awakes to talk to your mom as I thought. She went through the same things at your age and is always willing to help. Don't do what I did and suffer... Ask so that you are comfortable with pads AND your mom so when you period does come you will be comfortable taking to her!!

Love Pink

October 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just started wearing tampons this summer and I LOVE them!! They are is much more comfortable and not as much of a pain... Just for anyone who is nervous about tampons- I use U by Kotex super (the regular ones are not very big- made for girls who are young when they get their periods: I'm 13)

Love Pink

October 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Hugsandsmiles said...

I completely agree with Laladydolphin on everything. I couldnt have said it bettr myself! Lol :) Also, yes, you dont always get discharge, and the amount varies too from day to day. I got my period at 13 and 3/4s(im 14 now) iflovecouldtalk, your welcome :), also i sent another post with advice and it hasnt come up, even though i sent it before the other one, how come sometimes my comments dont go through? Iflovecouldtalk, and katherine, maybe if we all ask nicely youll get one? -Smiles are contagious :-) -

October 22, 2012 at 3:43 AM  
Anonymous Hugsandsmiles said...

Oh and also to anonymous on the 21st, my grandmother on my dads side got her period when she was 17, and she was perfectly healthy, but you probalbly wont get it that late

October 22, 2012 at 3:45 AM  
Anonymous layladolphin said...

hugsandsmiles u are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to nice wich is a good the way even thouhg i dont have my period yet i think that one of the best marks especially for pads is kotex and for tampons try playtex sports.if u get cramps take a nice warm bubble bath and it will ten years layladolphin

October 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Born2Bme said...

AHEY, HEY HEY!!! a girl in my school and grade got her first period. today. DURING SCHOOL! she said she saw it in the restroom, and told the teacher. luckily, it didnt go through her pants. I promised not to tell anybody, because that would be just rude. lol. im in 5th grade. i used to say eh, i dont care when i get my period. now im like OMG I WANT IT!!!!

and i have a question. i have discharge, and wanna know (since its annoying) if once i get my first period it will stop, or will i have it forever?


October 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM  
Anonymous superbunny said...

Why are people looking FORWARD to their periods?! That's what I want to know!
God bless you guys!!!!!

October 23, 2012 at 7:08 AM  
Anonymous Fight4WhatULove said...

Hi jemma, could you post more,logos? Thx, Fight4WhatULove

October 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM  
Anonymous layladolphin said...

born2beme sorry but i think discharge stays with u until your period ends which technically its when u turn 50 and i am 5th grade too.

October 23, 2012 at 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

I got my period at twelve. I just turned 13

October 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Fight4WhatULove said...

Yipee, my birthday is today!

October 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Icestar said...

I reccomend making a calender of when you're going to get your period, and a few days before and after, wearing a liner just in case.

October 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will usually have discharge for a day or 2 before you get your period, every month

October 23, 2012 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Purpleypopsicle said...

Got my period at 13, still am

October 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Purpleypopsicle said...

Happy birthday!!!!!

October 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my period when I was 12 (January 2012) and I just turned 13

Love Pink

October 23, 2012 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...


October 23, 2012 at 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, once you have your period, it's like ewww. Why do I have to bleed out of my vag every month! It's so annoying! But consider the people that dont have their periods yet. They want their periods because their friends have theirs, they want to feel grown up, and they feel uncomfortable about it.

October 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there anyone else on here who hasn't gotten their period yet!? How old are you?

October 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm soooo stressed and irritable lately. Something will be mildly annoying and I'll go into a crying fit. I have tons of schoolwork and between 1 and 3 activites everyday. Also my family is completely out of money and my parents fight a lot. I'm super stressed and cry a ton and I'm miserable. I've talked to my mom and all and that helps some but still I'm in a bad mood. I don't even play my violin very much because when someone corrects me, which I normally handle fine, I start crying again because I feel like I'm not good enough. What should I do?!?!
Violinist at Soul

October 24, 2012 at 2:35 AM  
Anonymous layladolphin said...

violinist at soul first take a deep breath and count to ten i know what u are going through maybe you should talk to a like a school counselor about this about and when somebody corrects u listen to them because u learn from your mistakes.i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove 2 dance but im not that good enough. ithink u should drop an activity an be supportive.may be your parents are fighting a lot because they dont have money but remember deep breaths and also think positive

hope i helped,

October 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous layladolphin said...

i dont have my period and im ten but why dont we all share our stories about when we first got our periods

October 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Violinist at Soul
Hi, lately I've been feeling the same way! Just totally stressed out and on the verge of crying all the time. This always happens to me the week before opening night of a play. I suggest, on a weekend when you don't have much to do, just sit and listen to music and read, or knit, or whatever. Also, talk to your family about how you don't like it when they correct your violin playing. My sister used to correct me all the time when I sang, played viola, or piano, and it made me not want to do it anymore. They probably have no idea it affects you so much!
Hope I helped :)

October 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my first period a few months ago, and I got it once more after that, but now it's been a week since it's supposed to be there! Where is it?? Also, I have three performances in the next week, so my period sneaking up on me isn't what I want. What should I do??

October 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous iflovecouldtalk said...

I haven't gotten mine age 10

October 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Icestar said...

@Violinist at Soul,
Well, in my opinion, you should talk to a school counsler or another adult :) It helps to get the stress gone, and I think if it continues a psychologist is a good idea :)
Love, Icestar

October 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM  
Anonymous Ccmay said...

@Violinist at Soul
I thought I was the only one!!
I've been so crabby, and I'm having a rough time at school, plus my parents are fighting tons and out of money. I've almost quit my passion, because, like you, I cant handle the corrections or remarks that I could have usually handled fine.
So, I have some tips.
1) Dont give up on violin, just practice it out of the way of everyone, or lock your door, so no one can upset you.
2) Try cutting down on your activities. Maybe theres one that you dont enjoy very much anymore? Or maybe you dont have to do that one everyday?
3) When you feel upset, I'm glad talking to your mum helps, but also try keeping a diary. It might sound r girlie, but I find that if you write something down it often stops bothering you. Leave your worries on paper!
4) Try eating good foods and going to bed earlier, so your not tired or hungry. Sometimes thats the reason for irriatableness.

Sorry for the long response, but I hope I helped!

October 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous iflovecouldtalk said...

Luv the logo's thx Jemma

October 25, 2012 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Happy be-lated BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

October 25, 2012 at 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Well.... I was at school and I went to the batgroom with my friend. After I finished and I was about to flush, I saw a bit of blood in the toilet. I checked my panties and there was a ton of blood. For some reason my first period was heavy. Thankfully my friend that came with me had her period already and she gave me a pad.

October 25, 2012 at 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Since you just started, it is normal to skip one or two MONTHS like me. Just wear a pantyliner and bring a few pads ao that you are ready when it hits.

October 25, 2012 at 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Katherine said...

hey can i have logo please? i'll be ever so name is also katherine,yeah!okay and all those are cute,too!
Think Pink<3

October 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Born2Bme said...

dear layladolphin

YOUR PERIOD STOPS!? now girl, that is info i did not know! LOL. oh, is that tht menopause thing on that commercial? whats menopause?

October 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have to wear mini pads for discharge? I don't even own any.

October 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

Me. I'm 12. I want to get it, though. There have been many times (over the course of the Last YEAR) where I have had weird cramps or some other thing that can be a sign of getting your period and my mom has freaked out telling me that im going to get my period. She has even made me start carrying around pads in my backpack and stuff. Now, though whenever she says that I really can't believe her. I just wonder, what if someday she says this and she's right?

October 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

I meant bathroom! SRRY!!!!!

October 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

You do not have to, I don't. I would but I do not want to where one everyday.

October 27, 2012 at 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Menopause begins around the age of fifty in women; this is when you stop having periods because eggs are no longer being released inside of you and you become incapable of having children.

October 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to start wearingmakeup I'm in 7 th grade and I don't no anything can someone explain the basics

October 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM  
Anonymous ccmay said...

do you wear a pad when you sleep if you have your period? i know youre not supposed to wear a tampon, but do you still bleed at night?

October 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

Yes. If you are having your period, you still bleed at night. You wear pads at night mainly because then you don't have to worry about changing them as much as with tampons.

October 28, 2012 at 1:37 AM  
Anonymous littlebuzzybee said...

I accidentally forgot to take the strips off the wings one time and it was super uncomfortable haha!

@ccmay: Yep you still bleed at night sadly. You have to wear these special overnight pads that are much bigger so blood doesn't get all over your bed.

October 28, 2012 at 5:05 AM  
Anonymous flying elephants said...

My Mum and my older sister both got their period at 13. I am a couple months away from turning 13 and I am still flat as a pancake. I thought you needed breasts to get your period.

October 28, 2012 at 5:07 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

I do not know if you need breasts to get a period but maybe you do. I started growing breasts at ten years old and I had my period at twelve and half, just like my mom. But you do not have to be just like your mom. My sister is the same age as me, we just turned thirteen on September 29 and she still does not have her period yet. But do not worry it will come eventually and when it does, you might start to hate it!

October 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...


October 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM  
Anonymous layladolphin said...

pinkadink u couldnt have said it better.and born2bme i never had my period but for the girls who do have it to share their stories about when they got it

October 28, 2012 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous layladolphin said...

flying elephants do not worry because even though yor mom got yours at 13 doesnt mean yuo will get it at that age

October 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Aww thanks! My period story is a comment further up on the 25th.

October 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous flying elephants said...

thanks everyone!

October 29, 2012 at 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can I tell my parents that I got periods? ( I'm kind'a shy)

October 29, 2012 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

No problem! Girls gotta stick together!

October 29, 2012 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just go to your mom and say," Mom, I think I got my period." Make sure that she's the only one around. That would be embarrassing if a dad or brother heard.

October 30, 2012 at 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Hugsandsmiles said...

My first period story is this; it was an ordinary cloudy, cold and wet saturday in the middle of november (2011), and my best frenemy, little brother and i had biked to the outdoor museum/zoo type thing, and had a wonderful time, we biked home and my frenemy left at around 8. My mum was taking a shower and i was getting ready for bed. I went to the toilet (my mum was drying herself now) and sat down, then i looked at my knickers, and they had a brown stain in them, i was horrified and thought "im too young and im never going to get as tall as my mum!" (13 3/4 years, 5"5 mum 5"7, she got it at 14) i also thought, "all that reading up on how to tell my mum for nohing" and showed them to her, she was like "uh-oh, looks like weve had a visitor, and measured her pads against my knickers and gave me one, told me how to put it on and told me to shower, i showered put on the pad and wrote in my little used diary about it. That was my not so dramatic first period, noone noticed, and i was just surprised that it was brown, not brownish. Smiles

October 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Lol! You are so lucky that you got yours in your house!

October 31, 2012 at 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!!!!!

October 31, 2012 at 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I'm only 10 but I'm worried about my first period what signs will there be to show that I'm close to getting it.

November 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if you have signs, it's hard to tell when you're first period is coming. I've had hair 'Down there' for like at least four years and I still haven't gotten my period.

November 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM  
Anonymous LanieJanie said...

My dad died In 2011 so I stuffed my moms stocking for Christmas last year. I would like to do the same this year. I'm 12 so a $40 budget, any good ideas? Thanks pls! I know it's kinda early for Christmas, sorry! ��

November 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Hugsandsmiles said...

Anonymous on the second, some signs are, breasts developing, hair down there and under armpits, body odour and discharge. However having all the signs doesnt guarantee you are about to get your period, but it does make it likely.

November 3, 2012 at 3:11 PM  
Anonymous fashionfanatic said...

To LanieJanie..
Sorry to hear about that! Maybe a photo album that you decorated with pictures of the family or you together? Just an idea :)


November 4, 2012 at 5:01 AM  
Anonymous cora said...

i have gone through the same things for olmost a year just tell your mom to get you super ubsorbent pads for when you have a hevier flow dont worry about the stains they should come right out!:)

November 4, 2012 at 1:57 PM  
Anonymous KE said...

Q1: No you don't need to, but some people do because they don't like the feeling of discharge in there panties.Whatever you feel most comfortable with is what you should do.
Q2: You might be putting it to far back or further to the front.Try putting it under your vagina. If that doesn't work then talk to a parent or a doctor about getting a thicker absorbance.
I also have a Q. I am light weighted.Will I get my period late?

November 4, 2012 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous sweetlittlerockstar157 said...

I'm a early bloomer
I am 5'7, wear a 36B bra,my weight is 137, started my period. I am only 11 years old
yes I understand you want to have boobs and start your period but it's not as fun as it seems, your period makes you have cramps and it is unpredictable and you could bleed on your underwear.As for have a big chest pepole stare and you cant sleep on your tummy. So girls it is ok to want your period but trust me periods come with sideeffects and once u get it u won't want it girls we all grow up at our own pace
sorry but I also have my own Q. I want to use tampons but i tried insrting them like the instructions said but it hurts to insert them why?!

November 10, 2012 at 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Karia said...

I know I'm 7 and I don't really know when a period start.

November 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

If it hurts you might be inserting it wrong. If they hurt you might also want to try a few different types of tampons.

November 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM  
Anonymous DoubleHeart said...

hmmm...don't worry,I felt the same too :)

November 11, 2012 at 3:49 AM  
Anonymous sweetlittlerockstar157 said...

@Piggy Girl
I put it in corectly as the instuction said but maybe because it was a heavy flow tampon (Alway compact heavy flow)


November 11, 2012 at 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 10 and i haven't gotten my period yet but i want it

November 12, 2012 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous sweetlittlerockstar157 said...

lokk for some signs that you are going to have your period such as...........
vaginal discharge
hair "down there" & under arms
breasts growing
getting curves

November 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous pubertymadness said...


What if i am 12 and dont have periods is it a thing to worry ? What should i do ..i cant talk to my mom as its a little wierd ..plsss hellp ! :)

November 15, 2012 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous pinkieback rib said...

ok im 9 and I AM DYING FOR MY PERIOD and this is realy emberrising but wat exatly is vaginal discharge i no i LITTLE but pretty much nothing so plz answer bakk bye

November 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous pinkieback rib said...

ps i do have some uhhhhh hair down there and some b.o baby breasts and few cramps so uh bye

November 16, 2012 at 4:08 PM  
Anonymous pinkieback rib said...

o and puberty maddness ur mom probley dreams of having the conversation where ur older so dont be emberressed sorry wronge spelling hope i help baiii

November 16, 2012 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

Vaginal dischare is a gooey clear to quite fluid that comes out Of your vagina. You will often find it in your underwear, an it usually begins around Six months to a year before you get your period. I it bothers you you can wear panty liners or something that. But be aware that different things happen at different times and just because your friend got her period after a few months of discharge doesn't mean you will. I have been getting dischare for three or four years and still haven't gotten my period :)

November 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous pinkieback rib said...

thanks piggy girl i just am so frustrated but thx baiii

November 18, 2012 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

You're welcome! I have been wanting my period Gor a while too. I am 12 years old. I mainly want it just because based on the signs and stuff I should have had my period for a while. I have had to wear a bra for almost 3 years, have had "hair down there" for around 2 or 2 1/2, and have had discharge for 3 or 4. I am always prepared with sine pads, though just in case today's the day.

November 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM  
Anonymous pinkieback rib said...

yea piiggy girl i have like a couple sighns i am soooo happy and sometimes i have dis charge like i was look "down there" and there was some discharge and i do have some " hair down there " and some time my breats not really breasts yet but sometime there sore so i might be having puberty and i litterly have about 30 packs of pads and tampons and somethimes my sis leaves out her pads and tampons and i want to need them soo bad and i think i am gonne start bringing tampons and pads but just pads to school just in case thx really lonng sorry baiii

November 20, 2012 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous kayjay06 said...

it just depends on the brand some are very uncomfortable some are very comfortable!

November 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM  
Anonymous emmy said...

I just got my period a few months ago. My mom only lets me use pads cause she said that tampons are for grown ups only and non virgins.Im only three days though. I got lucky!!! But the brands i use are
U by kotex teen
Always teen
Get the teen kind cause they are more comfy and better for little girls like us.
Im only 11 and i already got it.

November 24, 2012 at 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

LOL 30 PACKS!!!!!!! OD!!!!!

November 26, 2012 at 4:58 PM  
Anonymous pinkieback rib said...

yea my mom coupons alot and there are lots of tampon coupons

November 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Piggy Girl said...

Hey, I am like totally OBSSESSED with periods. I wonder and think about them all the time, and really want to get mine. Is that strange or wrong or weird in some way?

November 27, 2012 at 12:15 AM  
Anonymous pinkieback rib said...

piggy girl i do to like think about breats and periods and tampons and pads so ur normal

November 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Oh.....Wow.... :D

November 27, 2012 at 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

No, it's not too weird. Lots of girls are just like you and they think and wonder about periods too. It's probably just because you really want and are excited for your period so you always think about it and when it will come. Trust me, I had the same problem. When I first started to have discharge, every time I felt a liitle wet, I would go to the bathroom and check if Mother Nature had finally visited me. When my period actually came, I was definitely not thinking about it and I was shocked to see it so you probably will not expect yours when it hits either!
Keep Calm and Stay Prepared ;D........LOL!

November 27, 2012 at 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Dilisha said...

I am not sure if I have puberty. I am 12 years old and I have pubic hair growing and I have tiny breast that are growing. I am not prepared about period because my mum would should at me if I dared to ask her about keeping spare pads in my school bag. At school, we are learning about growth and development and if I compare myself with all the girls in my class, the they are all starting tho have period in a couple of months. I am so sad.:(

November 28, 2012 at 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Dilisha said...

How do u know that u are going to have your first period on ur way to the toilets?

November 28, 2012 at 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Yes, you are experiencing puberty.

November 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

It can be hard to tell, since it is only your first one. For me, my lower stomach was cramping. I did not know that it was my first period until I saw the blood in my panties. When you are a couple of months into having periods, like myself, I think that it starts to get easier to know when you will have another period. I have cramps and headaches like a few days before my period so that is how I know it is about to start. I can also sometimes feel wet or you will actually feel the blood...... I know sounds gross but true......
~Girls Gotta Stick Together!

November 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Dilisha said...

thanks for the advice pinkadink. you know that on this blog they say to be prepared, i am not prepared yet. my mum wouldn't let me be prepared but I predict that my period will start when i am around 15 years old.

November 29, 2012 at 2:27 AM  
Anonymous Dilisha said...

I am 12 years old and I am starting to have puberty. I also think that I am having vaginal discharge. So can you predict when I will have my first period? Thank you.

November 29, 2012 at 3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to tell when ur first period will come. Some people say it will come two years after your breast startdeveloping. Others say after you get discharge t may be 6 months to a year away, but that isn't always the case. Some girls get it around the same time a mom or sister got hers. There many ways to tell a rough estimate of when it will come but remember everyone girl is different. Hope I helped :) ~hugs and smiles~ THINK PINK! 

December 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM  
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December 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Hallie said...

You can't really predict when you have you're period. But, you can be prepared. Ask your mom to by you pads just in case. Hope it works!

December 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have pads stashed in you backpack or something, and get the pads with the "butterfly wings" so you can almost tape them to your underwear.

December 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM  
Anonymous awesomeness said...

Ugghhhh... Happy day:( Not really! Just started my period AGAIN yesterday. I'm sooooo irregular- November I had it 2 times and don't even talk about September or October- it was so heavy. Yeah, period #5 and the heaviest yet. I was so eager to start and now that I have I wish I wasn't so anxious. Girls out there who want ur period to happen soon enjoy the time u have without it- it's not fun. I need an energy boost-literally! I hope won't have my period the week I go to the beach in July - no way do I want 2 use tampons.

December 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With periods, you dont always follow in your mother's footsteps, I guess you could say...
I asked my mum because I was worried and she said she had her first period at 13.... so I used to think that on my 13th birthday (I am only 11) I would get my period. Yeah, not the case. I know a girl who had her first period like, and hour before midnight, her 15th birthday.

Enough babbling, I do that alot.

So, I just want to say, don't wait for your period, enjoy life without it! I don't have my period yet, and I am VERY happy because I am going swimming all day for Christmas :)

December 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM  
Anonymous PurplePuppy said...

OK, here goes:
I m unsure weva i strted puberty and am scred of usin tampons cos i scred of TSS. sorry4 spellin/gramma mistks i on kindle an tkes ages 2 type

April 20, 2013 at 4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got it yesterday I'm 13

July 13, 2013 at 1:48 AM  
Anonymous rawrimmagummybear said...

I'm 13 and got my period yesterday but how do i tell my mom that i want to use tampons

July 13, 2013 at 1:57 AM  
Anonymous Pinkadink said...

Explain to your mother how you like them. There really isn't mich else that you can do.

July 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM  

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