I’m 16 and I’ve never seen my period

You’re not a late bloomer; you’re already in full bloom

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There are times when life feels like the Period Olympics. All your girlfriends have seen their first period. And they have no chill! They keep going on and on about it. When it started, how long it lasted, blah blah blah….

You really wish you could join in the fun. But you’re 16 and you’ve never seen your period. So you nod and smile and grit your teeth. You wonder if your own time will ever come.

You know what? It will! Life isn’t a competition. Things don’t happen to all of us at the same time. We girls see our first period at various ages: 8, 11, 13, 16, even 18! Our bodies are wired differently.

There’s no right or wrong age to see your first period. There’s no award for being the first girl to see your period anywhere. So don’t let anyone make you feel small. Hold your head up and keep going strong.


Always remember: you’re perfectly normal. Don’t change your diet or somersault every morning. Don’t do weird stuff just to make your period come. Your period will come when it’s ready, period. But if you need professional assurance, visit a doctor as soon as you can.

And when you do see your first period, it’ll be glorious. You’ll finally get to use sanitary pads like your girlfriends. You’ll discover what the fuss is all about. But in the end, you’ll find out it’s no big deal. To learn what to do when you see your first period, read Amina’s story here

In the meantime, be happy for your friends. Listen to their period stories and laugh along with them. Soon it’ll be your turn to share yours. And your friends will be there for you too.

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Lillian

Big sis,am 14 and my breasts are no bigger than palm nuts. Is it normal

Nov. 1, 2022, 10:24 a.m.

Lillian

Thanks for this because i was beginning to get worried

Nov. 1, 2022, 10:06 a.m.

Lozola

everyone is different

Sept. 20, 2022, 7:43 a.m.

Ally

Hi, pls i need advice I'm 16, i had a boyfriend, he is asking me to have sex with him on his birthday august 28 i don't no, wat to do, i love him, he will be upset if i say no i'm so scared

Aug. 13, 2022, 9:53 a.m.

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Lozola

Sorry

Paulo

Really so sorry

July 10, 2022, 11:57 a.m.

Gracy

Hmmm everyone is different

April 28, 2022, 7:09 p.m.

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Paulo

Yes is true, pls can i chat you up

I just had sex for the first time ,I want to know if its possible for my Boob's and buttocks will increase in size

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey liamannie! Thanks for the comment. Having sex will not and cannot change the size of your boobs and buttocks. This is because the size of your boobs and buttocks is hormonal and not influenced by sex. Unfortunately, you were misinformed as what you believed is not true in any way. If you do not naturally have big boobs and buttocks, no amount of sex can change that. We advise that since you are already sexually active, always use a condom. This is to help prevent unwanted pregnancy, STDs/STIs and even HIV. We hope this helps

big sis I don't know when I am free to have sex,and when m not(free period),pls can you help me out

Maybe U Has Been Pregent

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Kollybright! Thanks for the comment. Not seeing your period does not automatically mean that you are pregnant. If you are not having sex, there is no way that you can be pregnant. Please read the article to understand why people get their periods late. We hope this helps

Really?

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

big sisi I am new here,I need a help from u,my sister is 17years and she has not see her period. pls help me

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Succy! Thanks for the comment. Some people are naturally late bloomers (they tend to see their periods late and their organs also develop late). However, we advise your friend to see a doctor and also talk to a trusted adult. We hope this helps

Big sis please why is it that people don't believe we still have virgin in this our generation

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Springster! Thanks for the comment. Everyone has a reason why they believe or do not believe certain things so we cannot say. The truth is that there are still virgins out there. Whether or not you are a virgin, you need to be proud of yourself and still be a good person. That is all that matters. We hope this helps

Hi big sis since Thursday have been seing a much brown stain which stopped today and have been using pad for will I assume DT my period cos i have not started my period

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Star! Thanks for the comment. Your period is just starting and it happens. When your period just starts (for some people), you get to see some stains/spots. This is normal and not something to be worried about. Some people bleed normally or even have a heavy flow but not for everyone (we are all different). You may or may not still see this spotting next month so do not be scared. We still advise that you talk to a trusted adult about this. We hope this helps

Don't be sad it is a matter of time

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

Big sis l have a viganal disdrage does it mean l am about to mestrate

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Ayomiotan! Thanks for the comment. Not necessarily. Vaginal discharge is part of your menstrual cycle and it is very important for you to understand your body. Your period will come when it is time okay? We hope this helps

Bid sis l want to know how to calculate my period l am starting on their 16 of may 2018

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey Ayomiotan! Thanks for the comment. In calculating your period/menstrual circle, note that the first day of your period is also the first day of your menstrual circle and the last day of your period is not the last day of your circle but the last day of your period. The duration/flow depends on the individual. The last day of your cycle is the day before your next period starts. For example, if your period started on the 1st of April and your next period starts on the 3rd of May, your cycle will be 2nd of May. This means that your cycle lasts for 31 days. Your new cycle starts again from the 1st day of your next period. Please note that your period can be delayed at sometimes and can also come earlier than normal. We hope this helps.

hello MA am 25years I don't see my period and don't meet any boy what is happening

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey tolanny! Thanks for the comment. We advise that you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor immediately. We hope this helps

hello sister I suppose to see my period on 16of this month still now I don't see it what is happening ma and I don't meet any body the only thing I suggest is am discharge and my vagani is crashinge pls MA what can I do ma but it has stop

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey tolanny! Thanks for the comment. First of all, you need to know how many days your menstrual cycle lasts for. Periods are not meant to come on a particular day in a month. In calculating your period/menstrual circle, note that the first day of your period is also the first day of your menstrual circle and the last day of your period is not the last day of your circle but the last day of your period. The duration/flow depends on the individual. The last day of your cycle is the day before your next period starts. For example, if your period started on the 1st of April and your next period starts on the 3rd of May, your cycle will be 2nd of May. This means that your cycle lasts for 31 days. Your new cycle starts again from the 1st day of your next period. Please note that your period can be delayed at sometimes and can also come earlier than normal. We hope this helps.

i have born a baby six week back, is my womb ready to take another pregnancy at this stage?

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

is anything wrong with my friend, she is always argued for sex,can she mastur bate to satisfy de argue.

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey vicky! Thanks for the comment. There is nothing wrong with your friend because having the urge for sex is not a crime or a bad thing. Masturbation is a personal decision and we cannot choose for her. There are other ways to get over the urge for sex. Sex starts in the head and if you do not think about it, you cannot have an urge for it. So the best thing to do is to distract yourself so that you do not overthink it. We hope this helps

hmmm. life is amazing...

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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of cause it is

am 32 years old now but am not pregnant help me out pls big sis.i have, have sex wit my husband several time.am not still now

March 20, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

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Hey NIFEMI! Thanks for the comment. Please see a doctor for guidance. We hope this helps

pls am thirteen haven't seen my period and feel weird and feel headache stomach pain

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey peace! Thanks for the comment. Nothing is wrong with you dear. Not everyone starts puberty as early as 12. You still have some time as you are still young. We advise that you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor about the pain and weirdness. We hope this helps

Paulo

sorry, pls can we chat privately

Hw do i stop de bad odour dat comes from my vagina each time i'm in my period??

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

i luv masturbating, and even in my period i still do it. And each tym i do it, i will deep my finger inside my vagina. Dis is geadually bcoming part of me. Hw do i stop it?

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey Barbie! Thanks for the comment. Masturbation (especially among teenagers and girls your age) is normal because you are at a stage where you are trying to figure out your body and also explore. So many people your age do this so it is normal. Masturbation is frowned on by most cultures and religions. Also, getting addicted to masturbation can affect you sexually later on in life. If you really want to stop it, you need to make up your mind and make sure you stick to it. Also, look for a strong distraction that will keep you busy all the time so that you won't have the time to masturbate. We hope this helps

Please what is ovulation,what is masturbating,and sometimes,I feel pain in my abdomen..but I don't see blood..although I have not started menstruating...but I need answers...!

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey jojo2! Thanks for the comment. Ovulation is the process where the eggs are produced in the ovaries. Masturbation is when you touch certain parts of your body to get sexually aroused. Please note that it is not every pain that you feel in your body that is associated with period. Since you have not started menstruating yet, we advise that you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. We hope this helps

I'm 12 and I haven't seen my period,is it wrong?

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey jojo2! Thanks for the comment. Nothing is wrong with you dear. Not everyone starts puberty as early as 12. You still have some time as you are still young. Don't worry yourself, you have a long time to experience these things so before it comes, enjoy yourself. Stop worrying yourself okay? Puberty will come soon. We hope this helps.

Hi am 18 and a female of recent I have been checking my older photos when I was 15 16 I looked slim and healthy but as I aged 17 18 I went through depression and I really got skinny Now am trying to look healthy what can I do please

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey blackRose! Thanks for the comment. We are so sorry about what you went through when you were much younger. We are glad you are out of it and it is now a thing of the past. Sometimes, as we grow older, we tend to lose weight so that's the first step on what to know. Your weight loss may just be a thing of growth. Another thing you should do is to talk to a trusted adult and also see a pharmacist for supplements. Please note that overthinking can cause you to also lose weight so try as much as possible to avoid thinking about things you can't change. To gain weight, you can eat lots of carbohydrate and fats, eat lots of tropical fruits e.g banana, eat often, don't drink water before you eat so that your tummy won't be full, drink milk and yoghurts, get lots of sleep and don't forget to enjoy yourself while doing all these because worrying also makes one loose weight. We hope this helps.

Big sis when am seeing my period I always see that whitish substance please is it good

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey Golden! Thanks for the comment. We advise that you talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor. Ideally, you should not see a discharge when on your period. We hope this helps

No,no big sis I feel like crying I want to see my period what can I do pls reply encourage me

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey Kenzie! Thanks for the comment. No you should not cry because no matter how long it delays for, your period will definitely come. You should not compare yourself with others because it will do more harm than good. The truth is that we are all different and so are our bodies. The fact that your friend has started her period does not mean that yours will not come. It definitely will. This is a good time for you to learn about your periods and your body. We hope this helps

okay wait u will see

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

i saw mine at the age of 10 plz wat does dat mean

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Hey WithneY! Thanks for the comment. It means nothing. Some people start their periods as early as 9 years. We are all different and while some people start early, some don't. Do not let this bother you because there is nothing wrong with starting at 10 years. We hope this helps

nothing is wrong with u ,some see there own at the age of 8 ,evey body is diffrent

A frnd of mine is already 18 bt hasnt seen hers,wats wrong

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

I see my own at the age of 12,but my sister see her own at the age of 15,is something wrong with her

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Help big sis am 15 But av not seen my period and my breasts are smaller than palm nuts

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

Help big sis am 15 But av not seen my period and my breasts are smaller than palm nuts

March 20, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

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Lillian

Same here the worst part of mine is that boys always mock me by calling me flat. I am confused.Big sis your help is needed

Help big sis am new here am 17 and have not seen my period and am through with my secondary education when in school my friends talk about theirs and I dont have anything to say if they ask why are you not saying anything or have you not started seeing I will say I have started But this is what always wondering me because I have started having the pains of period because am always having unnecessary stomach pain and when I ask a nurse she said is menstrual pain and its been over a year now so I want to ask is it a normal thing

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

hello guy's am new here, am 14 I saw my first period when am 13, but since den I haven't see it again why.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

hello guy's am new here, am 14 I saw my first period when am 13, but since den I haven't see it again why.

March 20, 2022, 7:55 p.m.

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You are a fool

Hey calestino! This is no place for insults so you have no right to insult any springster for any reason.She asked a question,so if you have no answer,then please I beg you on behalf of others,DONT COMMENT!!!!

hello big sis I have a question is that Can a virgin girl have period??

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

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Hello Adiwu, Yes, any girl can see her period whether she is a virgin or not. We hope this helps.

Yes she can! 🙂

Big sis,pls i am SS(genotype)and i look small and very slim what should i do or what should i be eating so i can grow.pls big sister help.

March 20, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

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Hey Diamond :) Pretty name by the way. I know I'm not Big Sister and I'm no doctor *though I want to be one* yet, buuuut I do know that even though food is necessary for proper growth and development, it doesn't really make rapid growth happen. If you have an SS genotype like you said then you should know that you're different, not in a bad way of course. We're all different anyway. The point is our genotype affects everything about you. Fattening yourself up or eating specific food in your case may not help you grow to the size you want. Just stick to healthy food/diets! We may not necessarily grow to the shape/size/height we want all that matters is that we're healthy. I've been there. I'm still slim though and I'm not exactly happy with what I look like. But I'm learning to love myself. I'm a Springster after all! And you're a Springster too! Gooooooo Springsters!! :)