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My period just started — what should I do?
If you’ve started your period and don’t have something to use for the blood, try not to worry. You can fashion a temporary pad out of toilet paper to hold things over until you’re able to get a proper pad or tampon.
- Take a long section (at least 10 squares) of toilet paper and fold the layers over each other.
- Place this where a pad would go — along the panel of fabric between your legs (called the gusset) that’s in the middle section of your underwear.
- Take another length of toilet paper and wrap it around the “pad” and your underwear a few times. This will help hold the tissue in place.
- Tuck the end of the tissue into the top of the finished wrap. You now have a makeshift pad.
If you’re at school, you may consider asking your teacher or nurse for a pad or tampon. They’ve been asked before — trust us.