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Ashley’s First Period Story

Welcome to First Period Stories, the LOLA series where members of the LOLA community share the story of getting their first period. These accounts are funny, sweet, and sentimental, but all speak to a shared first period experience. Here is Ashley’s First Period Story:

I was 17 years old when I received my first period. I was in the bathroom, just doing my thing, and I spotted. I was confused as to what it was. I went to my mom after and I told her that I was spotting, blood was coming out, and she told me that she’d go to the pharmacy to get me pads. From there, I just had to read the manual, even though I was confused and overwhelmed. I just had to handle it myself.

Once I experienced it, I was like, “Here we go womanhood!”

And that was my first period story.

Share your own first period story in the comments below!