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what will my first period be like?

This months feature

whether you’ve been dreading it or totally desperate for it to arrive, your first period can feel like a leap into the great unknown. will it arrive drip by drip, or all at once in a river? will I look different? WILL EVERYONE KNOW?

 

unfortunately there’s no period crystal ball to tell you exactly when it will happen, or where you’ll be when it does (please not assembly). and like your first day of school or your first ever burrito, everyone’s first period will be memorable in a different way.

why we're sticking two fingers up to 'normal', 'maxi' and 'super' pad sizes

who’s sick of pads that simply DO NOT fit? you? yep. us? double yep. well, times are changing girl

8 body things that might seem weird but totally aren't weird at all

during the years that you go through puberty, your body can change a whole lot. and that means sometimes...

9 questions you’ve always wanted to ask about facial hair

"first things first, facial hair – aka peach fuzz, whiskers, face foliage, lip sweater…

are my nipples weird?!

how many times have you stared at your nipples? Either straight on in the mirror or straight down, flicking your...

bra 101: Size, shape, style and finding the right fit for your boobs

girls, it's time to talk about bras. whether you call them over-the-shoulder boulder holders, boob baskets or...

can I sleep with a tampon in?

let’s just go ahead and all agree that sleep is the best. tampons are pretty damn excellent too (after all, not too...

11 things girls who wear glasses are seriously tired of hearing

glasses are great for two things: one, experimenting with cool frames, and two, being able to see. that’s basically it...

14 totally normal signs your period is incoming

how many times have you felt like everything in your life/body was going spectacularly wrong, only to realise...

59 thoughts you (probably) have before your first kiss

to tongue or not to tongue? that is the question...

 

can periods really sync with other girls? let’s examine the evidence

at my high school there was a rumour making the rounds that if one of your friends had their period and rubbed...

how do I know if I have body dysmorphia?

if you’ve been watching the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you might have heard Kim K...

Do I need a bra?
 

ah, boobs – one of life’s biggest ironies. some people have them, and wish they didn’t. others don’t and wish they...

let’s get environmenstrual

here’s the headline: our periods are wreaking havoc on the environment. say what? yes, around two billion...

erm, can you still do gymnastics if you're on your period?

cartwheels, leotards, THE SPLITS – gymnastics might sound like the most terrifying activity you could ever...

erm, what actually is cystitis?
 

cystitis is a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI) - aka "owww, it burns when I pee" or I've been...

erm, what does ‘emotional labour’ mean?

have you heard of ‘emotional labour’? given that it’s being talked about all over the internet at the moment, you...

Help! I think I’ve got B.O. and don’t know how to get rid?

wait a second... what is that smell? Oh crap, it’s me. that stink is me. now what? keep my arms stuck to my sides...

how can I get more organised?
 

does anyone else feel as if they’re juggling a lot at the moment? jeeez, it can be tiring can’t it?

how long should my period last?

we all know that an hour of maths homework feels longer than an hour of hanging out with your friends. It’s...

how to handle it when you start your period at school?

starting your period is never going to be a beautiful explosion of unicorns, sparkles and rainbows, but at least...

how to throw the ultimate period party?  

just got your first period? congrats, it’s time to celebrate! realised you and all your mates have synced up on your...

my period is late! when should I worry?

it’s circled in your calendar. you’ve come to school armed with supplies. every time you go to the loo you’re certain...

ouch! what’s the deal with ovulation pain?

period cramps: we’re all familiar with the dull aches and uncomfortable spasms that come with being a woman...

period alternatives for girls who don’t like pads or tampons

for any gal who gets a period, choosing how to handle things is a pretty big decision. it’s almost as if the...

put. your phone. down. why a digital detox can be the best thing ever?

we know: things that can legitimately count as ‘the best thing ever’ are things like kittens, new stationery...

that feeling when… you’re a teen with F-cup boobs?

a lot of teens worry about the fact that they don’t have boobs yet. I spent many a PE class reassuring one of my...

the 7 stages of PMS spots

our period can be pretty unreliable at times, but the one thing we *can* rely on are the PMS spots that come with...

the big betty guide to conquering greasy hair

we’ve all done it. showered in the evening and blow-dried our locks into a soft, luscious mane, then woken up the...

this secret superpower could help you deal with anxiety

fuzzy fingers? tight chest? worrying about the same problem over and over? if these things sound familiar...

um, what is discharge?

just when you thought it was safe to go back in your best knickers… oh hey! discharge.

what are eating disorders?

an eating disorder is "when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make...

what is depression? here's everything you ought to know

depression is not a bad mood. Let’s just get that out of the way, right at the beginning. It’s not a matter of feeling...

show me the ropes! what type of tampons are there?

lots of things in life are complicated. conjugating french verbs. contouring. heart surgery. luckily for all of us...

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