I ran out of sanitary pads!

Naomi finds herself in a fix

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On the first day of my final exams, I woke up happy and well-rested. I’d been studying hard for weeks. Finally, I was ready. I brushed my teeth and stepped into the shower. Then I felt something trickling down my leg. I looked down and just as I guessed, my period had started.

Back in my room, I found out I had run out of sanitary pads. I didn’t have enough money to buy a new packet. And I couldn’t afford to be late for my exams. So I wore a thick, clean cloth and went to school.

My first exam went without a hitch. But in the afternoon, my flow got heavy. I needed to change as soon as possible. Only I was a little shy and scared about asking for help. We never talked about periods in school. It was this big, shameful secret. I didn’t want anyone to judge me.

However, I was running out of time. I had to think fast. I told myself that periods are perfectly normal, that periods are nothing to be ashamed of. A friend would be happy to help.

After all, the worst they would say was no. And if they did, I could always ask someone else.

I counted from one to ten in my head, then I went for it. I walked up to my friend Efosa and asked if she had a spare sanitary pad. Guess what she said? Yes!

Efosa gave me three whole sanitary pads. I felt like the luckiest girl on earth. I told her that I was scared to approach her at first. She understood. She confessed that she used to be shy about periods too, until she learned they’re a normal part of growing of. Just like getting taller or growing breasts.

My second exam went smoothly. I was so comfortable—and so glad I hadn’t let fear stop me. I decided that when next I got into a fix, I wouldn’t worry about what people think. Instead, I’d ask a friend for help right away. Also, I promised myself that I’ll start keeping money aside for sanitary pads. That way, I’ll always have extra for someone in need.

Ever run out of sanitary pads? What did you do? Don’t hold back, girl. Tell us below.

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