Period talk with boys?

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Period talk with boys?

When I was 11, I found blood on my panties. I was confused. I didn’t know where it came from or what was happening to me.

Some girls in my youth group said I had started my period. I asked them what it meant, but they didn’t know anything else. I had so many questions and no one to talk to.

Then I read this story on Springster about a girl who told her dad about her period. I loved it so much that it gave me the courage to ask my own dad about periods. At first, he didn’t want to talk. He thought I was way too young. But when I told him I’d already started my period, he was happy to go ahead.

He shared all the details with me. Girls have tons of eggs, two fallopian tubes and one uterus. When a girl starts puberty, an egg leaves one of the ovaries to the uterus. The uterus builds up its lining with extra blood and tissue, making its walls thick and cushioned. This prepares the uterus for pregnancy.

If the egg is fertilized by a sperm, it forms a baby. If the egg isn't fertilized, the uterus sheds the extra blood and tissue. Then they come out through the vagina. This process is our menstrual period. The cycle occurs every month – except a woman is pregnant. Or for other reasons like a change in diet and stress.

Months later, we discussed periods in class. The boys wanted to know more, so I told them everything. Some girls were shy, but I told them not to be ashamed or embarrassed to talk about periods. And neither should you. Periods are totally normal and a sign that we’re growing up.

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