I would have given anything for a forum like FA back then. There was no internet and no sex education in school - nor at home for most of us.
In fact, I still have one unanswered question from my puberty, lol! One of the first bodily changes for me was that some kind of gland or something inside my nipples got uncomfortably hard. Not the nipples themselves, but like a pebble-sized lump directly behind them. It made them very irritable. I was too embarassed to mention it to anyone, especially because I never heard of that happening to anyone else, male or female, and I still haven't! Did that happen to any of you?
I started developing early in some places and I didn't think much of it so life went on. Then in 5th grade we got "the talk" and they taught us about puberty and whatnot... At 14 when I got my period though, I didn't realize it was the start to a long journey as both my mother and I get really bad stomach cramps and whatnot almost every month. So I told her even though I was embarrassed and she's been helping me since...especially on the days most of the time when I need to be pulled from school 'cause the pain is so bad. (Thank you Mom.)
i told my mom when i got my period, and trusted her to not go telling my lil sis and dad because i was embarassed, and she still went and told them. so after that happened i don't really go to her for that kinda stuff. exceot bra shopping, even then i try them on myself and don't have her help in the dressing room. i just have puberty, hormones, anooying monthly stuff, and worst of all pimples.....
it depends on the person
who are you more comftable talking too about it ?
maybe and older sister would be more suitable ?
i spoke to a friends parent ....
i would advise to go to someone you trust i.e your mom
as she is also a female and would of gone trough most of what young girls are going trough now xxxx
when i was going through puberty i was 10 years old and living with my father. I was afraid to tell him that i had hit puberty and started my period and such so i never went to him for help. I did as him to buy me a training bra but that was it. Everything i learned about my body was through self education.
My school taught it good, unfortunately most students were being immature when looking at animations or models of the male pe,nis and female va,gina. Besides, my parents told me about the reproductive cycle before I hit puberty. Other than that, I learned everything from the internet (Wikipedia).
well when I first started going trough puberty my grandma was the first to know because I was living with her, then she told my dad and my dad her and my stepmom sat down with me and talked to me about things. After that even if I had questions about it today ... I'd always go to my grandma(:
well i got mine at age 13..diffrent since everyone here say they got it at 10. i was home alone when i got it, and i didnt know where my mom kept everything luckily my school had given me some package that contained about 3 pads so that was my day and eventuallly i told my mom so yeah:)
i go to my mom only because i trust her more .... u need to go to the parent u think is more trustworthy and who you would be more comfortable with
i wouldnt recommend using the internet becuase you parents have gone through what your going through and therefore would be experts
I got no talk about it..... I never asked them neither. The closest thing I got to a "talk" was my dad attempting to give me the sex talk when I was 14 in the middle of a line at a water park when I briefly watched two cute girls in bikinis walk by......didn't go over so well
im going thru puberty at this moment and im just starting to open up to my mum a bit, theres always this feeling of embaressment but its better then going to your friends since you never know when ur pals will turn into ur enemies and it might all backfire on you:/
oh, like outta toilet paper? iv'e had to do that before at school when i ran out, it stunk. but you know you could have gotten some from the school nurse, but then again she might tell your parents...do your parents know now?
No way. I would have felt very awkward.
Though when I got my period, my mom showed me how to use pads, and she showed me where she kept them.
Basically everything I learned came from the Internet.
i went to neither of my parents as i couldnt speak top my parents as i never had a good relashionship with them back then. But you should go to whoever you feel comfortable with and who you trust
Nope, I started my period at 10 and hid it for as long as I could. I was ashamed, and scared...And I wanted to handle it on my own.
Turns out I could have used a little help haha.
My school taught it good so I didn't have really any questions. Though if I ever do, I just ask my sister sydney who is only two years older than me which makes it less awkward:P
I didn't, half I got from the internet, and the other from school. Sex and puperty was and is never talked about in my house really, it's cool, just because its akward...
Sadly, no. I've never been an open person about private things. Plus my sex ed teacher did great explaining everything in 5th grade so i pretty much knew what to expect.
I always talked to a same gender adult friend of mine. Se is so much like a second mother to me. The amazing people you can meet by joing an event at your church!
Not really. I just dealt with it, the only thing I spoke of was my period so I knew where to get some damn tampons. Everything else was pretty tolerable.
I did not. But I make my daughter tell me. I told her that her friends are as un-experienced as she is, so no use to aks her friend. She understood.
No, I talked to my sister in law, I din't want to talk to my mom. It isn't a bad idea though it's better to be open to your parents.
yea my mom knows now, i havent spoke to my dad when i left him at 13 so im not sure if he knows or not but i assume he does.
I would assume common sense would tell them that their 16 year old daughter has had her period.
I told my mom and all she said was are you wearing a pad? And told all my family: l
then how did you get pads/tampons when your period started?
Good idea to have an adult to go to with your things. :-)
i was the same way! it was difficult hiding mine x.x
I know :X turns out we had nothing to hide :/
wow wtf it didnt write the whole thing!
haha sorry, im dumb wasn't thinking...
i didnt, i made my own. =/
I had my period at 11