The Hard Truth About Getting Our First Periods . . . and What Parents Can Learn
There are a number of formative moments that most women will never forget: their almost-debilitating first crush, being emboldened by their first french kiss, and, of course, their first period. Whether it came as a complete surprise to you or you were the last in your group when you finally started menstruating, chances are reflecting back on that moment — that day — still puts a smile on your face. The awkwardness (and likely the horror) that ensued was a critical experience for all of us.
Because no two period stories are alike, we tapped four POPSUGAR editors to ask them what really went down. Hopefully it'll help parents prepare in all ways for the upcoming school year.