Getting your first period can be exciting, surprising and sometimes scary. There are a lot of emotional components to menstruation, as well as new steps to your daily hygiene routine. This may start with using menstrual pads, such as sanitary napkins. They stick to your underwear and come in different sizes and thicknesses.
Tampons are another option. Many women like tampons because there is less mess and odor, and they allow you to swim and do other athletic activities easily.
Not all women use tampons. It’s a personal decision. If you decide to use tampons during your period, the first time can be a little overwhelming. Here’s some information to make it easier.