Ladies, we get it once a month. We bloat, get cranky, crampy, and we get to pull the period card on our S.O. when it comes to our mood swings. Periods shouldn’t be a hush-hush situation because we all deal with it. If these celebs can share with us their first period stories, we can stop hiding tampons up our sleeves.
Miley got her first period on the set of Hannah Montana, and she was wearing WHITE pants. “I was crying, begging my mom, ‘You’re going to have to put the tampon in.’ I have to be on set.”
Mindy faked getting her period for an entire year. Mindy was embarrassed because all her friends had started theirs in the 8th grade. “I spent all of the 8th grade faking that I had my period, down to sticking Kotex in my underwear in case I needed proof.” She then finally got it in grade nine.
There’s nothing more awkward than starting your period in front of your brother or dad. Kim first got hers in a movie theater when she was with Rob and Caitlin.
Demi’s family was overly supportive. “I told my mom and my sister… and they embarrassed me. My sister folded a poster board in half and made a card out of it and drew pictures. It said “Happy Period Day!”
Kelly was only in 4th grade! “It was the most insecure moment of my life, I was the first girl in my entire elementary school to become a woman, so I was completely mortified.”
Jessica got her first period when she was in 5th grade before performing in a school play. “I was in a school play, wearing a gray beard and this pad the size of a skateboard and thinking, what is happening to me?”
See, we all go through embarrassing stories and moments when it comes to our periods. I don’t think it would be such a big deal if we had more of a stigma around menstruation. Men should know more about it because most of them will be with a woman for the rest of their life. As for us ladies, we shouldn’t have to hide it and make it a secret!
As millennials, we can change the perspective around periods by teaching our daughters and sons how normal periods really are and that they aren’t gross, shameful, or something to be ashamed about!