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Our Libra girl nurse has been answering questions on all things ‘periods’ for many years and is here to answer ANY question you might have. Questions can be asked anonymously so ask whatever is on your mind – and remember no question is stupid! Before submitting your question check out the Frequently Asked Questions section to see if your question has already been answered.

 
 
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  • Lulu_Lemon
      Make a comment Posted 22 May, 2017, 11:50
    Lulu_Lemon Hi Every website I've been on says that you should get your first period 6 months after you start getting discharge. I've have it for nearly 2 years now, and some of my friends who've only had it for about 6 months already have their periods. My mum says it's probably normal, but seeing as you're the expert.... is it normal that after 2 years I haven't gotten my period yet?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    once you start getting discharge, it can be anything up to two years or more before your period might start, and that's totally normal. As long as your body is showing signs that it's getting organised, the discharge, your breasts growing, pubic and underarm hair etc, then you know that everything is fine, and it's just a case of waiting, which can be frustrating. So, just make sure that you're organised by using your Libra panty liners every day, and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 22 May, 2017, 11:47
    Anonymous user I am scared because I have missed my period, but I have been having discharge what does that mean? Does it mean it will be coming soon or not??
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it's not at all uncommon in the first year of having your period for it to be irregular at times as your body is getting into a routine. So, don't stress, it will sort itself out. Just make sure that you're covered by using your Libra panty liners every day, and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • Ananaahah
      Make a comment Posted 22 May, 2017, 11:43
    Ananaahah Can masturbating affact your period?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    when you masturbate and have an orgasm, the muscles of your uterus contract, so if you had your period, the muscular contractions might force a bit of the blood and mucous of your period out of your vagina, so basically, it would just mean that it would seem as if your period had become heavy. Some people are more 'horny' when they have their period, and for other women, they don't feel sexy at this time at all - it's all a personal choice thing
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 22 May, 2017, 11:40
    Anonymous user Hey I was wondering what about showering on your period?? How do I do that I don't wear tampons yet. And what about tampons should I try them I'm on my first period but I don't know how to use them and honestly me and my mom aren't that close so I don't really want to ask her about it.
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it's always important to keep your daily hygiene up to date, but even more so when you have your period. So, having a daily shower is really important. It doesn't matter if you're using pads or tampons, you remove both of them before you wash so that you can wash thoroughly between your legs. If your period is heavy, you might leak a bit as you dry yourself, so it might be an idea to use a smaller towel for this area rather than dirtying your main towel. As to using tampons, there's no special time when to start, you can use them as soon as your period starts, but most girls wait a few months so that they can get into the routine of having your period and how much your loss is. Have a look around the site for some more information on what's available
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:31
    Anonymous user Hi. I got my first period six months ago. It was very light but i got the symptoms for it the previous week. It lasted about 4 days. I haven't got my second one...What should i do? Thanks!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it's not at all uncommon for you to get a period, and then everything go on hold for a while. There's nothing wrong, your body has shown you that it knows what to do, but for some reason has gone on hold again. No problem. The key is to now just be prepared. So that means using your Libra liners every day and keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case. It can take a couple of years for your period to sort itself out, so don't stress
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:29
    Anonymous user Does it hurt when you use a tampon?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it takes a bit of practice to use a tampon, and sometimes, while you're learning, it can be a bit uncomfortable, but this soon sorts itself out. The key is relaxation, relaxing the muscles around your vagina to allow the tampon to be inserted. It's not a good idea to try using a tampon without your period, as there's not enough moisture, and the tampon will feel like it's 'sticking' and can be uncomfortable to remove. There's lots of info on the site, so have a look around
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  • Lily13
      1 comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:26
    Lily13 I got my period and am too scared to tell my mum. Is there any way to just never tell her?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    your mum is expecting you to get your period, she's probably just waiting for you to make the first move in talking about it cause often it's a hard topic to start. But, your mum needs to know, cause if nothing else, she wants to know what sort of Libra supplies you might need when she goes shopping. So, it doesn't have to be an in depth conversation, you could just show her the Libra site or an ad in a magazine and say something like, these are the sorts of pads/liners/tampons that I'd like to use please, is that ok with you
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:24
    Anonymous user Can you use toilet paper as liners or will it leak through to your underpants
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    toilet paper might work in an emergency for a short time, while you go and find your Libra supplies, but the blood will leak through. Any pad or liner has a plastic backing to protect your undies and to prevent leaking, and toilet paper doesn't
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:22
    Anonymous user What happens if the blood leaks ????
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    everyone worries about this. The best idea is to always use a product that's of good quality and reliable, like Libra. You choose a product that suits your needs, like a pad for regular or heavy flows, check it regularly, and change it whenever necessary, so that means tucking a spare Libra pad into your pocket so that it's handy when you need to go to the toilet. Also, wearing a pair of undies that fit snuggly against your body will help keep the pad where it' supposed to be, and lessen the chance of leakage even more. For all the horror stories you read about pads and tampons leaking, it really hardly ever happens
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  • Ell@11
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:19
    Ell@11 Hi, I'm Ella.I'm going to a camp in may 8th-12th and in have a period tracker on my computer and it's telling me that I'm supposed to receive my period on the 10th. I don't know what group or day I am doing the activities but I know that there are a surf carnival and body surfing and those activities ar mostly on the days that I am due to have my period. my questions are- are period trackers always right?-and-what do I do for when I will be in my bathers for the days at the beach?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    if you have a really regular period, then yes, trackers will be right, but anyone can have a period that is late or early, for no special reason, so it's best to always be prepared, just in case. If you're going to be doing water based activities, it just means that you need to use tampons. So, in the bag you take down to the beach, with your towel etc, put a small bag in as well with your tampons. When you're going to the toilet during the day, just take this with you and change your tampon
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  • unknown_person
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:16
    unknown_person I haven't had/got any period relatied symtoms this month for my period, heres the list of my most previous periods: Jan 10th feb 5th Mar 6th I lost my virginity march 26th and I'm worried I mightve got pregnant (for personal reasons such as condom slipping off) I'm worried I wont get my period or it will be late as when they were uneven I'm seeing a health nurse tomorrow to get the pill and to tell her about my symtoms -bloating -sore boobs (dark ring around nipples) -sore stomach -light cramps -headaches Will I get my period tomorrow? :((((
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    unfortunately there is a really definite risk that you might be pregnant, so you really need to do a pregnancy test, you could tell the health nurse when you visit, cause you can't go onto the pill if you might be pregnant - it won't solve the issue. Other things, like stress, can cause your period to be delayed but until you know for sure what's going on, you just can't really know for sure. In the future, if you have a problem with a condom, or for any other reason you think that you're at risk of becoming pregnant, you can go to the chemist or local doctor and ask for the Morning After Pill
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  • DeletedProfile
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:13
    DeletedProfile I saw this on a post about masterbation and she said to ask you, I have wanted to masterbate for a long time but I don't know how. So how do you masterbate??
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    masturbation is a really personal thing - what suits one person may not suit another. So, it's best to discover for yourself what you do and don't like. It's about exploring your body, touching yourself and seeing what you like, what turns you on. Not every day is a good day for masturbating, so if it doesn't work one day for you, don't stress, just try again another day
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  • Lily13
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:11
    Lily13 I feel more comfortable discussing my period with my friends then with my mum, is that normal?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    this is a totally normal feeling, there are lots of things that we'd talk to our girlfriends about rather than our mum's, and mum's understand this
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  • Anonymous 123
      Make a comment Posted 22 Apr, 2017, 09:10
    Anonymous 123 I'm 12 and I only use pads, when should I start using tampons?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    you can use tampons whenever you feel ready, it's totally up to what you feel like doing. If you think that you'd like to use them when you're participating in sporting activities, like swimming, then it's a good idea to have a practice so that you'll be confident when you do need to use them.
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  • Anonymous user
      1 comment Posted 03 Apr, 2017, 04:02
    Anonymous user I just got my first proper period and i am going on holiday tomorrow and it is basically all swimming and i have tried using a tampon but it didn't really work. any alternatives that i could use/do so that i can still swim?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    unfortunately there aren't any other choices, you either swim with your period using tampons, or you don't swim. Perhaps try the Libra minis and find if these are easier to use
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  • Hannahb11
      Make a comment Posted 03 Apr, 2017, 04:01
    Hannahb11 Recently I've just finally managed to use tampons, but I can't use the, unless I put vassaline on it. They are much more convenient than pads but what about school I can't just take a tub of vassaline. Can I use Paw Paw cream? Or is there another way I can get around this? Please help me
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    actually, neither vaseline or paw paw cream/ointment are a good idea just cause they form a water proof barrier, so they actually stop the tampon from being able to absorb as much fluid as they actually can. The idea of using lubricant is great, but you need a water based one - they're available in the same aisle as the pads and tampons. Over time, as you get more used to using the tampons, you won't need the lubricant, but if it worries you, then why not try the Libra tampons with applicators for a bit of extra help
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  • Baylee.07
      Make a comment Posted 03 Apr, 2017, 03:58
    Baylee.07 Hi I am 11 and I just really want to know around about when I will get my period. I was hoping you could give me some ways to tell if I am getting even closer to my period and around about how long it could take for me to get them thank you so much. Can't wait to hear your reply
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    the signs that your body is getting ready for a period are things like pubic and underarm hair, your breasts growing, and vaginal mucous. Your body tends to do it's developing in spurts, so don't expect it to all fall into place with the first signs of changes. When the pubic hair grows all the way through to the back, and your vaginal mucous has changed from a yellowish colour to a clear or white colour, these are really positive signs. Have a look around the site for some more information, and perhaps try and talk to mum too. Make sure you're prepared by using Libra liners for the vaginal mucous, and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • Ananaahah
      Make a comment Posted 03 Apr, 2017, 03:55
    Ananaahah Im 13 and ive only had my period twice and it been like 2month between each but lots of discharge all the way through i dont know whats going on help?
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    that's totally normal, in the first couple of years it can take a bit of time for your period to become regular, just make sure that you're prepared by using your Libra liners every day and by keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case. The discharge in between periods is normal too -  it's your vagina's way of keeping itself fresh and clean. Libra have different styles of panty liners so that you can find the one that's just right for you
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  • Anonymous user
      2 comments Posted 09 Mar, 2017, 08:53
    Anonymous user I have watched a video about predicting my period. I'm so scared?! What do I do?!
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it's normal to be a bit scared, but also excited, about such big changes like your period. The thing to remember most is that your body is designed for this to happen and it's just a case of being organised and informed. So, have a look around the site so that you can learn about what's going to happen, talk to other girls if you want, and talk to mum so that she can support you too. No one can tell you exactly when your period will start, only an idea of what signs to look for. The key to being prepared is to have Libra liners to use when your vaginal mucous is getting heavier, and Libra pads, keeping a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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  • Anonymous user
      Make a comment Posted 09 Mar, 2017, 08:50
    Anonymous user I had mu first period on january 23 it began on 22 with brown spotting but graduallh became very heavy on the third day even though it was my first period and its suppossed to be light and now my second period should have started on 22 or 24 of feb but it didnt its 10 fays late and still hasnt come yet 2 weeks ago i had cramps back ache but not anymore i still get hungry and crave alot but no sign of period, was my first period really my period..HELP PLZZ
  • Libra Girl Nurse
    LIBRA GIRL NURSE
    it sounds like your body is still sorting itself out. The pain and cramping could have meant that there was a rise in hormones - getting ready for a period - but not enough for it to happen. It can take a few months, even over a year, for your body to get into a regular cycle, it's totally normal and nothing to stress about. It just means that you have to be prepared, so use your Libra liners every day, and keep a spare Libra pad in your bag, just in case
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