My boyfriend and I have been together for about three months. We get along great and talk about everything, but I still consider our relationship to be pretty new. I spend the night at his apartment quite a bit because I want to be with him, but he's very particular about sleeping in his own bed.
The other night I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I realized I had gotten my monthly visitor early. I was horrified actually. I realized it was all over my pajama bottoms...and it was all over his sheets! I was so embarrassed and I had no idea what to do. Luckily he had an early morning flight so I was able to hide the stain while he got packed and ready.
Not only did I stain his sheets, but my mess went all the way through to his brand new mattress. If I can't get out the stains I am going to have to tell him. How do I save face while fessing up to leaving an utter mess in his bed? Do you have any advice for fixing this problem I created? Confessing Cassie
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Dear Confessing Cassie
Sounds like you got yourself into a little bit of a jam. I would take his sheets to the dry cleaners immediately and hopefully they can work some magic. Worst case scenario, buy him a new set of sheets before he returns from his trip. Clean the mattress as soon as possible as fresh stains are easier to remove.
First, try mixing mild laundry detergent with warm water, make sure there are suds, and rub the mattress with a sponge. An interesting known home remedy for removing blood is using your own saliva. If neither of those concoctions do the trick, try using hydrogen peroxide. Soak a towel with the peroxide and blot the stain until the towel won't absorb anymore blood. Keep in mind that the peroxide may stain the mattress so make sure to mix it with plenty of water.
If these methods still won't fix the ick, you're unfortunately going to have to tell your boyfriend about it. Try and remember that this was just an accident, so please don't be so hard on yourself. Hopefully he won't be too upset and understands that this kind of thing happens to women from time to time. Who knows, you might just be able to laugh about it months from now.