Celebrate your first period!

 
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What’s a first period party?

It’s a celebration to mark your first period. Every girl is going to start her period at some stage, so you might as well make it fun.

But before you can celebrate and break out the tampon cookies, you need to be prepared for your first period. It’s not going to be much fun if you’re scared or anxious when you get your first period.

It’s a memory you’ll never forget, let’s make it a positive one and a happy story to re-tell. There are lots of things in life that are serious, your first period doesn’t need to be.

It’s important to understand why you get your period, and what signs to look out for before you start.

Experimenting with products and getting to know them is also important.

Once you get to know and understand the difference between tampons and period pads vs liners, you’ll feel a lot more comfortable when you need to use them.

Common surprises are that your period doesn’t stop when swimming or sleeping!

And a fantastic cure for period pain is heat, so wheat bags or a nice bubble bath do wonders.

Some idea for your first period party!

A great party trick is to dunk some tampons in water and watch them expand. It’s heaps of fun and will demonstrate how tampons work when they’re inside your vagina.

For extra effect, you can add a little bit of red food colouring to the water.

Bake some plain vanilla cupcakes and then ice them with red icing and sprinkle them with red sprinkles. The bonus is you get a delicious treat at the end of it, and your friends will love it.

It’s important to talk about periods and normalise it, and ask lots of questions.

The more you know, the more you’ll be prepared and the easier the transition into womanhood will be.

And remember, every girl and women gets their period (eventually), so you’re never alone - we’re all sisters in the same boat, sailing on that crimson tide.

Luna is here to make this experience positive and fun (ya fun) for you. We've got your back, and know you’ve got this too! 

Email us any time, there's no such thing as a dumb question.

Kelly Gregor