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menstruation questionnaire

  menstruation questionnaire response 72

how old were you when you first got your period, what was it like, and what did you know about what to expect?

  I was 12 and my first period was really light. We had learnt about it in school and my mum had told me a lot about periods.

how did you feel about it, and who did you tell about it?

  I was a little worried when I started but I didn't really feel much different. I guess I was excited cos it meant I was normal and could have kids when I'm older.

what menstrual product did you start with? how did you learn about it?

  Always pads. I didn't want to start with tampons. Mum had some in the house ready for me.

are you still using the same method to deal with the blood; what methods have you tried; which do you prefer and why?

  Pretty much, yes. I do sometimes use tampons. When I first tried with tampons I was 14 and still a virgin and my hymen mustn't have been broken as I found it very hard inserting a tampon.

do you experience cramps, bloating, soar breasts, get pimples...? - if you do, tell us about it, and also, what remedies do you use?

  I'm now on the pill at 16 years old so my cramps aren't as bad. I do get bloating before my period and sometimes feel sick with it. My breasts can get sore sometimes and for my spots I use Clearasil ultra.

do you feel emotional changes relating to where you are in your menstrual cycle?
  Yes, I am really emotional the day before my period. This still happens, even though I am on the pill.

how do the men in your life relate to your period, or periods in general?

  They don't like it if I get moody but I guess they don't care much..

this conversation makes me think....

  Just reminds me of my first period.

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