This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tampax/Always. The opinions and text are all mine.
I got mine in the summer of 6th grade. I was in another state visiting family for the whole summer when it hit. I remember being embarrassed trying to figure out how to get my mom to come to the bathroom without telling the entire house full of people what was going on. She gave me some gigantic pad that felt like a diaper and I spent the summer without my best friend which meant talking to no one about it. Later on I tried tampons, and I remember sitting in the bathroom reading the instructions as thorough as I could. Yeah, that little sheet of paper saved the day (after what felt like an hour of trying). Once I got used to them, tampons are what I stuck with. It's been my preference through beach days, workouts, and everyday life. It just so happens that Tampax is what I've used from the get go. Look, when my period hits I want to be as comfortable as possible and that means easy protection (that doesn't contain chlorine bleach or BPA - phew) and maybe a nap and definitely some chocolate. Oh, and best part of it alll - I went to a strict uniform wearing private school, and once you got your period, you were allowed to wear a purse which was a BIG deal for us eleven year olds. Oh heyyyyy!
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How was your experience? Did you also get to start wearing purses? haha!