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Thread: At What Age Did You Have Your Menarche?

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    At What Age Did You Have Your Menarche?

    Your menarche means your first menstruation (obviously a female poll, unless you're a freak of nature ).

    The latest centuries recorded a decline in the age when girls got their first period. It used to be around 13, now it's around 12 or even earlier.

    When you got your first period, did your mother or someone else explain to you what it was? Did it freak you out?

    I got mine at late 13 and I knew some things about it from girls who got it earlier. My mother didn't tell me all that much, just that it was a normal thing and it meant I was becoming a woman and able to have children, but that I shouldn't have sex yet.

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    At 16. I was a late bloomer. I was worried because although my body developed, I had breasts, my period wouldn't come. But I was told it was normal for some girls to experience it later.
    So the first time I had it, I felt a relief. Naturally I already knew what it meant, unlike girls that got it younger and were very scared. A girl I knew got it at 11 and she thought she would die bleeding, because she didn't know anything about it.

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    I was 12 and it scared me, but my mother had already prepared me for it so I knew what to expect. In the beginning I had a lot of pain during those days, and I thought how difficult it is to be a woman...

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    i was 12. it was so scary. my mother told me all about it but when it happened i freaked out.

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    At 12. I thought it was something disgusting.

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    I was 11. I guess my mother noticed me developing at the time because she insisted I take a little purse to school with supplies inside just in case. I hated carrying it because I thought I didn't have to worry about that until I was a teenager...I was wrong. I ended up very glad to have that little purse at school with me that day.

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    I was 12 and I was very happy about it happening I used to have some health issues as a child, so my parents and I were glad to see I'm developing right.

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    I didn't get mine till I was 14 and that is pretty late. Poor thing, I was in class and I didn't understand why my back had been hurting all of the sudden and I looked down at my crotch and saw blood! I was like oh no its my first period! I think its genetic when you get your period because me, my mom, and my sister all got it around the same time. Because of how late I was I was still growing a little all the way up until 17. I definitely grew 1/2 inch after I turned 16 and that almost never happens. I was so short compared to the other girls for a long time, but around freshman year most of them were probably close to finishing already and I ended up way taller than a lot of them in the end. I was like inches and inches shorter than most girls around the 8th/9th grade but in my senior year I was much taller than most. It sucks to be a late bloomer though, you are ignorant about things for a long time and then when you do mature you have to grow up fast.

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    I felt awful at 13, 14, 15. Thought there was something defective with my body watching everyone else grow up. But I lacked courage to ask my mother, who neeeevvvveeeerrrr spoke of "such things."
    Being the shortest one in my class and very very thin in jr. high was the worst thing. Got in a pushing match with some mean girls (mexicans) at 13 and lost baaaaadly. So I had to change my schedule.

    But in the summer between 9th and 10th grade, I grew so fast I was weak, like 4 inches.

    It all ended up okay, though.

    My adult height is 5 feet 8" and I have beautiful children.

    I just wish I'd known that Northern European women are more likely to be late bloomers. I told my daughter so she wouldn't worry like I did. She's 19 now and tall and lovely figure.

    So if there happen to be any young girls on this forum who are late bloomers, take heart. It's quite normal for us. By age 20 you'll be a knockout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todesengel View Post
    Your menarche means your first menstruation (obviously a female poll, unless you're a freak of nature ).
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    Im a freak no really it was my wife over my shoulder.......i think she should just join but some people
    Tasmanian twice the heads!!.......twice the intelligence!?

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