Female Puberty

Puberty is the period in life when a person becomes sexually mature. Female puberty is characterized by menstruation, breast and hip development, pubic hair growth, uterine development, and growth in body height and weight.

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Puberty and Adolescence
Male Puberty
Female Puberty

What is the average age Puberty begins?

Average age Puberty begins:

Girls will normally start at 10 or 11-years-old but can start earlier or later.

Boys will normally start at 12 or 13-years-old but can start earlier or later.

Most children will begin Puberty to this scale, but it would not be abnormal to be a little earlier or later beginning.

Precocious (Early)Puberty:

It should be noted that in a very few cases Puberty can begin before 8-years-old for a girl and 10-years-old for a boy. If there are signs that puberty has begun earlier than these then you should consult a doctor for a check-up and possible blood test to make sure all is well.

Delayed Puberty:

If Puberty has not begun by 3 years after the above average scale then you should consult a doctor for a check-up and possible blood test. They will then be able to tell you if you need hormone replacement treatment to hurry it along.

Puberty usually runs for around 4 years for girls and 6 years for boys but it varies.

First signs of puberty:

Girls, will first notice their breast buds, they may feel firm and be a little sore. They will begin to grow pubic hair, and they will get their menarche (first period). Their hips will begin to broaden.

Boys, a growth spurt, testes enlarging, pubic hair.

Both will begin to be interested in sexual behaviours.
Change of voice is the earliest indication of puberty.

Puberty and Adolescence
Female Puberty

How long do girls go through puberty for?

On average, a girl usually starts puberty at the ages of 8-13, although it is possible to start before 8 or after 13. The stage of puberty differs between everyone; however, on average, puberty usually lasts around five years or so.

It depends on the girl. It certainly depends on your friends of how you deal with it. Hormones are certainly a factor, which effects your emotional status.

Cardio Exercise
Female Puberty

What kind of ab exercises should you do to get flat abs?

Here are a variety of opinions from WikiAnswer contributors:

  • Here is a good one. You don't have to do many, but they work great for some people. Lay on your back on a weight bench. Scoot down the weight bench until your but is completely off the weight bench. The edge of the bench should be at your lower back. Grab on to the bench with your hands above your head. Lift your legs up and pull your knees up to your chest and then extend your legs out until they are parallel to the ground, and then pull your legs back in to your chest again. Try to repeat this about 10 times. Do 3 sets of 10 about 3 times a week and you'll notice a difference. You may want to start off doing 3 sets of 5 or 6 reps due to the difficulty of this exercise. Making sure your butt is completely off the bench is key.
  • Make sure you are slim enough in the region before you start ab exercises. Otherwise, you will have a layer of muscle under a layer of fat and you will make yourself look worse. This is one of the easiest exercises there are, simply because you don't need any machinery to do it. Crunches, pull ups, push ups, curls, running, sit ups, and many more are a few of the simple things to do. If you discipline yourself enough then you will do these exercises daily. A personal trainer can help you or you can easily do it yourself. Alternatively, you can use the diet plans and exercise routines shown further down this page, under Related Questions and Sources and Related Links.
  • In my opinion, dietary changes are first needed to help reduce the fat and reveal the muscle. You need to first remove excess body fat. Otherwise, your abs will not show. You will have muscle under a layer of fat, and you will look worse. Therefore, eliminate or limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from the occasional treat). Refined processed carbohydrates are a major cause of insulin resistance and excess body fat accumulating around to stomach or abdomen area, unwanted weight gain, heart disease, hypertension, and many other diet related diseases. Replace those foods with 'fat burning' foods and make full use other the fat burning thermic effect of those foods. If you are unsure what these foods are, you will find a list of refined processed carbohydrates further down this page under Related Questions.
  • In my opinion, if you have fat on the exterior of your abs, the only way to lose that and expose the abs underneath is to lose the fat. This means that you will have to make dietary changes like those already mentioned, and you will need to do aerobic activity or cardio exercise along with your weight training to lose the fat. Contrary to popular belief, doing ab exercises do not target the fat around your mid section. There is absolutely no way to target specific areas of fat. Period. For best results, you must make the dietary changes, do aerobic activity or cardio exercise, and weight training if possible, to lose fat. Your body burns the fat as a whole, not from specific areas. We are not saying that ab exercises are bad or that they shouldn't be done. Doing proper ab exercises will definitely define them. However, you must first burn the fat that's hiding them.
  • In my opinion, dietary changes and cardio exercise is the key with weight loss in any area. To show your abs you need to burn off the fat that is covering them. Cardio exercise can be such things as brisk walking, running, jogging, elipticals, trampolining, cross-country skiing, stairmasters and the bike, etc. If you belong to a club try body pump or a high impact cardio class that they may offer. As you are in the process of burning the fat with these try and tone as well. If you have targeted your ab area then try Pilates. Some people see improvements within the first few weeks. Also try the Swiss ball. There are so many different ab exercises that work it is difficult to claim that one works much better than the other. Results differ from person to person. Don't give up though. If it is exceptionally tough for you personally to lose the fat down there it could be in the jeans. Your family history has something to do with the way that your body stores fats. This does not mean that you cannot take it off, it may just take a little more for you than for others.
  • Yes, in my opinion too, dietary changes are first needed to reduce the fat. Otherwise, your abs will not show. Strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates and replace those foods with fat burning' foods. Cut down or better yet cut out; butter, lattes, pop, holiday drinks - egg nog, hot chocolate, beer and alcohol. That doesn't leave much to drink that's fun and that's why most guys have a fat stomach which gets bigger as they get older.. but use moderation and be happy.
  • Here's how Britney Spears and Usher might do it in addition to dietary changes; 1,000 SIT UPS every single day. But not all at once, break them down, example: 250 in the morning, 250 midday and 250 after work/school and 250 later at night. PS you have to be committed to get flat-ab's.
  • Many ab exercises like crunches may cause your abs to thicken, to get long lean strong ab muscles you may want to look more towards plank exercises and those that focus on your outer obliques. You will also need to look into your overall total body-fat percentage. So, first begin with the dietary changes.
  • In addition to the required dietary changes, sit-ups on a fitness ball are a great way to get your abs going as it keeps pressure on the abs at all times. Lie with you back on the ball; the only part touching the ball is your lower back. Then start doing the crunch movement, leaning further back and coming up slower making it more difficult for you and having to make your abs contract more! The second best exercise will have to be the bicycle movement. Get into sit-up position with your legs not on the floor but raised in the air at a 90c angle. Now with your right elbow touch your left knee and the other way around. As it works your whole abdominal region it's a sure way of toning yo those abs! Leg lifts or leg raises are really effective. You can do them hanging , lying down or even while sitting.
  • In addition to dietary changes and cardio exercise to remove fat, you might try yoga exercise with help of pilates. Pilates is meant to be done in one smooth-flowing sequence. Pilates is a great way to tone up abs. Pilates moves are by far the best abdominal exercises. Some of them are 'The Hunderd', The Roll-Up, The Teaser etc.
  • In my opinion, you can huff and puff doing crunches every day but that effort will be for nothing unless you first reduce body fat. So, restrict refined processed carbohydrates, eat more fat burning foods and take advantage of the thermic effect of those foods, engage in regular cardio exercise, with optional strength training if you are able, and of course your ab and core exercises.
  • For the free plans and lists to either get you started or to advance you further, see the pages, further down this page, listed under Related Questions and Related Links.
  • In my opinion, one cannot lose the fat first; one will lose "the fat" as one continues to exercise. 1) One cannot spot reduce with respect to burning off excess fat, 2) Although one should strictly limit foods with a high glycemic index it makes little difference in what form one's calories come from as long as one is eating a sufficient amount of protein and getting the vitamins and minerals they need whether they come from food or supplements, and 3) What food one eats in excess does not determine where on one's body the fat is stored. My one clarification is that one is not on an extreme diet like the Atkin's Diet or the South Beach Diet. Some medical professionals believe that the very high protein or very high fat or very high fat and very high protein diets are not healthy. Also, if a person's diet is very high in carbs and very low in protein and oils/fats, that can affect the appearance of where excess calories are stored as fat. This is because if someone is not consuming a sufficient amount of protein and/or they are not exercising, then they will lose muscle tissue if they lose weight. Actually, if one loses weight without exercising, their percentage of body fat will not change significantly, even if they look substantially thinner. There are two primary receptors on adipose tissue (body fat) named alpha receptors and beta receptors. In the vast majority of persons, male or female, fat around the belly have a much higher percentage of alpha receptors. When the body wants fat to burn, most of it will come from the fat with the alpha receptors. I think that just about anyone who has even thought about losing weight knows that fat around the belly comes off much faster than that on the hips and buttocks. We know that hormones have a lot to do with where fat is stored. In general, men store most of their excess fat around their waist while women store significantly more fat on their hips, thighs and buttocks. Personally, I wish that I had more fat where women tend to put it. I don't have much body fat, but I would prefer that what I do have were stored on my buttocks rather than my waist. One more issue is "visceral fat." This fat that is not just under the skin surrounds the internal organs. It is particularly dangerous and I contend that because overweight men store a higher percentage of fat as visceral fat, that puts men at a higher risk of heart disease. (However, it's important to point out that heart disease is also the leading cause of death of women.) Lastly, I am responding to this in large part because I have not seen any previous discussion of anaerobic exercise. This is exercise that is strenuous enough such that the body cannot supply enough oxygen to the muscles to "burn" glucose via the Citric Acid Cycle followed by the Electron Transport System. Those two processes require oxygen to function. The Citric Acid Cycle can function for a very short time (perhaps five, maybe ten seconds) without oxygen. One's muscles can still operate without oxygen by producing the energy molecule it uses to contract (and relax) muscles through the fermentation of pyruvate to lactate. Depending on ones age, level of health, fitness level and even one's bone density, some people should start out much more slowly when adding anaerobic exercise to their routine. The more exercise that is performed anaerobically, the more calories the exerciser will burn. Whether it involves lifting heavy weights where one cannot perform more than 12 repetitions no matter how hard they try, or it involves sprinting as hard as they can until their muscles are near failure, that person's muscles are operating almost entirely without oxygen. If you want to burn an unbelievable number of calories in the same amount of time as your regular workout, then you should incorporate as much anaerobic exercise as possible into your routine. Other might say: "Yeah, but you are not working out your cardiovascular system." In my opinion, yes you are. Perform a set of let's say 10 bench presses, because that is all you can do; your muscles have reached their failure limit, and see if you are not sucking air just as much or more as you would while jogging. One will improve their VO2 max faster performing anaerobic exercise than they would doing wimp exercises like jogging or biking. A quick anecdote: I still recall when a college friend, who didn't quite make it, but tried out for two olympic teams ('84 & '88) for the event the 1500 m, and I played racquetball for the first time. He ran 8-10 miles/day, took Sat. off, and ran 15 miles on Sundays. I never ran, and I rarely do, but I lifted heavy weights for over an hour four days/week. We hadn't played for ten minutes before he was so winded that he could hardly play anymore. In fact, he had to take a break about every ten minutes. At right about 200 lbs, I would burn approx. 145 Cal/mile while running. If I ran five miles at eight min./mile, then I would burn about 725 Cal in 40 min. That's not bad, but I would not be building any muscle and I wouldn't be strengthening any muscles to a significant degree. I've looked at no fewer than six independent tables of Cal. burned vs. type of exercise. The value they all have for "Heavy Weight Lifting (Body Building") is grossly under calculated. In these tables, the value is about 550 Cal/hr. From personal experience and from my knowledge of biochemistry, it is clear to me what the authors of the tables are doing is not taking into account that heavy weight lifting is primarily an anaerobic activity, or they assumed that 100% of the lactate formed from anaerobic metabolism is reconverted to pyruvate and then all is used aerobically. But there is a finite lactate loading the body can tolerate since the product of pyruvic acid fermentation is lactic acid, and the body will go into lactic acidosis, a dangerous condition, when the liver cannot get enough NAD+ (i.e. oxygenated blood supply) to reconvert lactic acid to pyruvic acid unless lactic acid is reconverted, metabolized or excreted by the kidneys, which is what happens. Hence, when one exercises under anaerobic conditions for a sufficient time period, much of the lactic acid is never reconverted. This is exactly equivalent to burning the calories in the sense that the nutrient from which they would come is not available. This is my calculation of the actual number of Cal. burned by lifting heavy weights: Note that in general fats cannot be converted to glucose, and even biochemistry textbooks will state this. That is not entirely true. Fats are not converted to glycogen, but there are certainly pathways for fats to be converted to pyruvate, the final species of glycolysis. Ketoenolates from fat metabolism can enter the Citric Acid Cycle and exit as pyruvate. Glycerol from glycerides is converted to pyruvate and glucose. Fats with an odd number of carbon atoms will result in a three-carbon species, acetoacetate, to enter the Citric Acid Cycle where it can leave as pyruvate. One of the three Ketone Bodies resulting from fat metabolism when the glucose concentration is low can end up as pyruvate and even glucose. The calculation is: anaerobic/aerobic useful energy = 1/19 (min. value). Therefore, 4 Cal/g for glucose = 4/19 = 0.211 Cal/g. As mentioned earlier, some of the lactate is reconverted to pyruvate and is ultimately completely metabolized. Part of my assumption is that the subject works out for one hour and does not rest for more than an average of one minute between sets or exercises. That is why it is very important to work out when one is in the gym and not lolly gag around. For my calculation, I assumed that 50% of the lactate is excreted or metabolized by the kidneys. I don't consider the 50% number high because there is certainly some fat metabolism taking place, and it is certain that the glucose level would be low. That means that ketone bodies would be formed from the fat metabolism, and a significant amount of the ketone bodies are also excreted rather than being metabolized. Similar to lactic acidosis, too many ketone bodies will result in ketoacidosis unless either the two primary ketone bodies are excreted or one of them is converted to acetone, all of which is excreted. Using 50% reconversion takes the Cal/g for glucose to 0.211/50% = 0.422 Cal/g. I conservatively assumed that lifting heavy weights is 85% anaerobic and 15% aerobic. Thus, this raises the 0.422 Cal/g to (85% x 0.422 Cal/g) + (15% x 4) Cal/g = 0.959 Cal/g. The 4 Cal/g and the 0.959 Cal/g can be used to determine the correction factor to be used in the exercise table for the lifting of heavy weights. The correction factor is 4 Cal/g ÷ 0.959 Cal/g = 4.17. Thus, in my strong opinion, working out with heavy weights where one cannot perform more than 10-12 reps maximum before muscle failure will burn within 5% of 550 Cal/g x 4.17 = 2,294 Cal/hr. I did not include the calories in the form of amino acids that must be used to repair the inevitable muscle damage that occurs with heavy muscle use. Presently, I do not know of an accurate way to measure that, however it would certainly add to the effective calories burned.
  • Attempting to reduce fat in just one part of your body at a time is likely to be disappointing.

    Fat reduction works like this: When you try to lose fat through calorie-burning exercises, the reduction occurs all throughout your body. Unlike muscle-building, it cannot be specifically targeted to one region. Also, the reduction in fat will not be quickly apparent because it will not be focused on only one spot on your body. So it's helpful to have a "slowly but surely" attitude.

    Here's a program for the period in which you want to lose weight:

    Plenty of moderate aerobic exercise, no sweetened liquids at all, and no junk food at all. Preferably no sugar, and as little added salt and processed foods as possible. Eat 3 small-portioned meals/day; do not skip breakfast; and avoid snacks. Limit your calories (better to consult a doctor or nutritionist concerning the amount), and weigh yourself 2-3 times/week. Ignore the sensation of hunger. If you see your weight diminishing at a safe, reasonable rate (1-2 pounds/week), keep it up.

    Once you've reached your target weight, increase your calorie intake somewhat. And you can then have small amounts of sweetened foods or junk food on occasion (if at all), along with your regular foods (not instead of them). But keep checking your weight 2-3 times/week.

    Avoid crash diets, diet pills etc. Avoid fatty cuts of meat. Walk as much as possible. Bicycling and swimming are good too.

    More guidelines:

    Don't concentrate on specific foods so much as on a balanced, healthy diet plus exercise. Plenty of moderate exercise rather than intense exercise, which can damage your joints.

    Good nutrition means eating what your body needs, while ingesting as few harmful things as possible. It has also been described as getting enough of each of the major food categories (grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, etc.; plus plenty of water).

    This will vary somewhat from one person to another; and I don't believe that there's any universal diet that can be prescribed for everyone. Avoid best-sellers with their perennial fad diets. And think twice before using any dietary supplements or weight-loss pills.

    In general, one's starting point can be a menu of whole grains, whole-wheat bread, a good amount of vegetables, some fruits and nuts, fish, lean meats (in not-large amounts), and some dairy. However, this must be tweaked according to one's health, weight and other factors at the outset; and also adjusted over time, as one sees what works for him/her in particular.


Puberty and Adolescence
Male Puberty
Female Puberty

Why hygiene is so important during adolescence?

So you can stay healthy and you don't smell bad.

It keeps you from getting disease and if you start a good healthy routine young it carries over to Adulthood. So it can help ypu be sucessful!

Growth Rates
Female Puberty

Is a 34C breast size normal for a 28 yr old?

There is really no normal or abnormal breast size at any age. Breast size is highly variable between different woman

Short answer: 34C is fine

Women's Clothing
Female Puberty

What age group wears a 30A bra?

there is no age group but i would have said on average 11-12-13 ??

Women's Clothing
Female Puberty

Why shouldn't girls wear a bra at night?

Basically it comes down to a comfort question. Most girls find it uncomfortable to wear them at night and sleep better without them. Women with particularly large cup sizes may however find it is more comfortable to have some extra support even at night and opt for a sports bra or something like it for sleeping in.

Bra-wearing has been linked to breast cancer in a study done by Sidney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer. There is still some controvery abut how accurate the study was.

In the study women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n=2056 for the cancer group and n=2674 for the standard group).

Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.

Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.

Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer. Note that the difference between 12 hours per day and not at all is not very statistically significant, so even if the study is correct, there is not much reason to give up wearing one during the day.

The overall difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all was a 125-fold difference.

Teen Dating
Female Puberty

What to do when a girl wants to fight another girl?

Smack her booty And Pull Her Hair And Rip Her Clothes Off To Nothing And Stomach Punch Her

Female Puberty

When do girls start their period?

The average age of menarche (first period) is around 13 years old.

Anything between 10 to 16 years old is within normal range to reach menarche but everyone is different and some variation from this can occur. Typically a girl will reach menarche within four years of starting puberty, but everyone is different so will reach menarche at different times.

Women's Clothing
Female Puberty

Can teenage girls wear under wired bras?

i wear them but its what ever feels comfortable :) and i dont see why not

Female Puberty

Can you get sick going down on a girl who has her period?

If you feel the need to ask that, you already are sick...

2nd Answer:

Ignore the first answer. No, you cannot get sick for going down on a girl just because she is having her period. You may get sick from a sexually-transmitted disease, though.

Periods while Pregnant
Female Puberty

Can a girl get pregnant while her period is on?


Medical Insurance
Female Puberty
US Military

At what age does dependent coverage end?

Dependent CoverageHere are opinions from Wiki s Contributors:
  • Dependent coverage lasts until age 22 on a family policy.
  • In most states, dependent coverage lasts until a child is 18. Although most insurance carriers will let you keep your child under the coverage with specific stipulations - in other words it will cost more. It really depends on the company and the circumstances such as student status, disabilities, etc.
AnotherI think the answer will depend on the type of insurance as well.

Medical is generally 18 unless the child is a full-time student. Do watch how they define an acceptable learning institution (for instance some may not accept trade schools etc). All will require the child drop off at some age even if they remain a full-time student, generally 22 to 24. IMPORTANT note here: If the parents policy is an individual plan and not a group plan check carefully to see if there is a conversion provision that allows the child to convert to the same plan the parents are on without proving medical eligibility. My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes while an eligible student on my individual plan. She has a right to convert to her own policy on the same plan we are on within 30 days of a qualifying event (on our policy graduation from college or reaching age 24), guaranteed issue. The insurance company would otherwise never insure a Type 1 diabetic.

Auto is quite different. If the child lives at home and the parents have a legal interest in the car then they can remain on the policy almost indefinately.

Tubal Ligation
Female Puberty

Can you get pregnant 3 years after a tubal ligation?

theres always a chance!

Teen Dating
Preteen Relationships
Female Puberty

How do you get an 11 year old boy to like you?

Its accually really simple all you have to do is be really nice and make sure to have a verry simple conversation not that hes dumb but unless he's a nerd or really smart you should keep it simple and you should occasionally glance at him and smile.

You should really take my advice because I am an 11 yaer old boy so just except him for him and try not to be rude or anything. I'm goin for someone so I really am telling the truth here. And also boys dont care if you ask them to be friends, but of coarse you need to lead this up.

Birth Control Pill
Female Puberty

How do you tell your mom that you started your period?

There are many ways to tell your mom that you got your period. You can yell to her, leave wrappers where she can see them, put pads in the cart, or just come right out and tell her. When I got my period, I was so terrified that I started to cry. I was ten and at my friend's house when I got mine, so once I got in the car to go home, I just said it, got scared, and started balling. Then on the way home, she told me all about what to do. Overall, you should tell her because she will help you. remember, she went through it too.


Shes your mom, shes had it too, don't worry, maybe text her because I know some people find it hard to confront them, so maybe write her a note just saying there's some blood in my panties. when I started I was at a mates house, so I text my mom to tell her she rung me, she was fine about it, most moms are, it took me ages to send the text though but just go for it, if you've started try and go out or something and maybe pass it off as that you've started while you've been out so you can text her.


If you have a cell phone this will work. I text my mom when she was at work. I said "Hey mom, I kinda got my period." When I was heading to bed she said "This is all I have." and she handed me a pad. The next day she bought me a pack of tampons and pads. I just ran out so I text her "Hey mom, I need more girl stuff," because she said she was going to the store.


I was very, very scared to tell my parents because I was scared of my mom's reaction. So I did a little bit of research of what I should do on my period. Such as how to take care of it and in fact it went better then I thought. There are 2 options that you could use:

1. Write her a note. That is what I did and it was so easy. All it said was "Mom, I started my period at school today. But I took very good care of it"

2. The second option is to just tell her when no body else is around, like pull her aside for a minute when she is just watching television or even when she is folding the towels or something.

Whatever you do, you don't need to be afraid. It just puts more pressure on you. You will be ok and so will your parents.


I was scared to tell my mother too and I cried the day I got my first period (a few weeks ago) because I was so scared, but here is what I did (this only works if you have a cell phone or can borrow someone's cell phone): I text ed my mom, "Hey, I know this is going to sound weird but I started my period last night," I took her phone, placed it in front of her and left the room for a few minutes. I came back after a short while and my mother said, "Do you have pads?" I shook my head and she went out and bought pads and tampons for me. She was shouting at me earlier and then she was being nice to me. It turns out that while shopping for my pads and tampons, she saw one of my friends and found out that she had started a day after me... wow! Don't be afraid to tell your mom and don't worry, my mother said, "All girls go through this," I was glad that I told her and now I love inserting tampons but not wearing them weird.


If I were you just pull your mom into the isle where the have pad / tampons and pick one up and put it in the carriage. She'll get the idea and if not just say I need to pick up something...hey hope this helps this only works if you have a pad or tampon. I just went into the bathroom, put on the pad, walked out, and handed her the wrapper. She smiled and said "you started your period?" then she showed me everything and I felt much better. It is worth the plunge of the first words (or handing of wrapper ;) Your mom wants you to be close to her, and she will take care of your periods with you.


When I started my period I had no idea what was happening to me! I thought I was just having a weird stomach virus and that it would go away soon. My mom found out that it had started when she found the stains I wasn't able to get out. She laughed when I told her what I thought it was and explained what it really was to me. She was very easy going about it and she gave me some pads and tampons, and explained how to use them. She was glad to find out that I had started and was happy to help. So just tell her "Mom, I think I started my period, could you tell me what to do?" Its simple, and it may sound bold and scary, but its perfectly normal. Your Mom started at some point, and so did every woman in the world. They're all on your side telling your mum you started your periods are wayyy tough trust me I had the same problem.it was 2 years ago i was 12 and me my brother and my mother were in the house.

I went to the bathroom and realized that my period arrived, naturally I didn't want to tell my mother so I told my brother which by the way is harder than telling mums and he told her, if your close just wait till no-ones around then tell her face to face if not do how my sister did text her.or write a note or e-mail her like a close friend of mine did


this only works if you have a tampon or pad or can get one from a friend or her mum. just go to the bathroom and put on the pad or in the tampon, then come back out and hand her the wrapper. my mum smiled and showed me where everything was and talked to me about it. it made me feel comfortable. it can bring you and your mum closer together. First don't try to hide it, second try to get it where it is just you and your mom in the room so nothing comes in between. then just tell her upfront, don't be afraid just tell her. then after that try to ask her for some advice or ask her about like pads and tampons. You should get her on her own so you can tell her in confidence.


Make it short if you can, maybe by saying, Mum, I've started. Then look down.

She will know exactly what your talking about. Or if your not sure on what is going on or you want more information, tell her Iv'e started, but I don't know anything about it. She will tell you. And last of all, Don't be worried or scared. It's just change, it comes in all of us, If you want more help and advice, search women s health on the web.

I feel that I could answer your question if I knew if you had a good relationship with your mom or a bad one you might be embarrassed to because you might think they will say something like "oh my little baby is growing up" had a OK/medium relationship with my mom but I went outside to tell my mom and said "MOM I HAD MY THING" she instantly understood what I meant then she said "OK lets go get you some pads" then asked me what I knew about it


I was really scared to tell my mum when I started too! I was to embarrassed to tell her upfront so.. I tryed the texting idea. When she left to go shopping I text her a little while after saying "Mum, we have an emergency! I just got my period"

She text me back telling me to look for a pad around the house. ! She was really great and it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be! The only downside is that I had to go on holiday the next day and wasn't able to go in the pool.


I'm 13 and have recently had my first period. I was scared to tell my mum. I got really scared and started crying. It was getting darker and I really needed a pad or tampon so just had to tell her. I called mum over quietly when she was watching TV and I said to her I have just got my period she was very calm and OK about it, she went and got me a couple of her pads and tampons. She also stood outside of the toilet door and told me how to insert the tampon and where to put the pad.every month I get my period on the 8th and it goes four about five days. Sometimes even get excited when my periods arriving.


I'm 14 and had my first period yesterday I was just honest with my mum she was very understanding she had already bought all the stuff I need go on just be honest your mum it won't embarrass you.


Trust me, she won't be shocked or anything. If you're old enough she's probably expecting to have "the talk" with you anyway. Just try to not be too emotional about it. Easy, she's been expecting it for a while now, after all she does know all about periods. Try "Mom I've just started my periods"

Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
Kendall Schmidt
Female Puberty

What does being wet mean?

It means the vagina is moist on the inside of the lips. Your welcome.

2nd Answer:

Being 'wet' is a result of a woman being sexually excited or turned on. A slippery fluid is excreted by the Bartholin's gland near the entrance to the birth canal. This fluid can feel 'wet' and even soak in a little into panties. It is an absolutely normal, desirable occurance.

Puberty and Adolescence
Male Puberty
Female Puberty

At what age do boys go through puberty?

Boys develop and mature at different rates. Even if your friends have started to mature before you, don't worry; it's totally natural and there is nothing to be concerned about.

Although the average age at which boys start puberty is 12 to 13 it can start at anywhere from 9 right up until 16. Puberty lasts around 5-6 years on average for boys. Most boys have finished puberty by the time they are 18-20.

There are many factors involved and remember everyone is different.

See the related question below for more information.

Female Puberty

What happens to a girls vagina during puberty?

You get your period and you get hair down there too

Female Puberty

Is there any way to make your period come early or late?

I successfully used pennyroyal brewed as a tea to induce my period, after getting impatient when I stopped birth control pills. Search the internet for correct dosage/brew amount. Too much of it used may act as an abortifacient.

My doctor told me that if I skipped the week of "blank" pills in my birth control pack I could skip my period. As far as making it come early, if I quit taking my BC pills my period will start, but then there's the risk of pregnancy. If a woman wasn't on birthcontrol, I don't know how the timing of the cycle could be changed.

You can use temporary birth control to make it come early or late. No there is no way unless your on birth control pills.

You can get a prescription of norethisterone to delay a period.

You can delay it by stress

You can make it come fast by healthy eating, sports, ginger tea

Periods and Conception
Female Puberty

What is the average age for a girl to get her period?

The average age is 12, but this does not mean that all girls start at the same age. A girl can start her period anytime between the ages of eight and 15. Usually, the first period starts about two years after breasts first start to grow.

If a girl has not had her first period by age 15, or if it has been more than two to three years since breast growth started, she should see a doctor.

Medical Terminology
Female Puberty

How old do you have to be to get PMS?

theres not really an inparticular age, you can be from 9-16 years old.

Anxiety Disorders
Preteen Relationships
Female Puberty

Do pubescent girls with anxiety crave attention both from their parents and from boys?

They crave attention from everyone at that age.

Puberty and Adolescence
Male Puberty
Female Puberty

What is the average age a girl hits puberty?

girls are all different some hit uberty at a young age of 8 whereas some hit puberty at 15 the average is between 9-13 +

Female Puberty

How can a 17 year old girl get bigger breasts when it's only an A cup or less?

There is no natural way to enlarge your breasts.

At 17, they might still grow until your 21.

Breasts tend to change size during a woman's lifetime. It has to do with hormones, stress, pregnancy etc.

But the most important thing is to accept your body as it is. Good self-esteem is 1000x more sexy than big boobies. Do not let society or "friends" judge you on your body. Be a happy and adventurous girl and nobody will mind your cup size. Or even be a trendsetter like Twiggy or Audrey Hepburn, when they got famous, modelagencies around the world started dismissing big breasted models. Small breasts have always been quite popular in Europe.

One friend of mine has small breasts and never wears a bra, she says she hates them and because her boobs are small, she doesn't need them. She makes jokes about her breasts like: "Oh no, that macho guy is no match for me, maybe after plastic surgery" or she calls them "her huge breasts" while everybody knows she is joking. This way she is very relaxed about it, she talks about it and has great self- esteem. And guys like her, oh yes!

Good luck!


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