Bras

One of the things you will come by in life are bras. Bras were invented around 1440-1485. They are now called “shutter bras.”

Bras are needed for many reasons. When you are walking or going to gym class, and running, your breasts may jiggle! This can be embarrassing, so bras come to the rescue!

The bras have cups that cover the breasts, two straps over each arm, and a strap with a clasp going around the back.


THE TYPES OF BRAS


There are different kinds of bras.

This list goes from smallest to largest.

The training bra: Used for tweens (8-12 years of age) that have just started developing breasts. Not very supportive. trainingbra


The A-Cup- For A sized breasts!

a


B-cup

b


c-cup

c


They keep going up from there!

If you have any questions please ask below!

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Vaginal Discharge-Overview

The white mucus on your panties- yep- this is it.

What Is Vaginal Discharge?

Vaginal discharge is the mucus/fluid made in the glands inside the vagina and cervix. It is spread throughout your cycle during the days you do not bleed.

Vaginal discharge serves an important role in keeping your vagina clean and healthy by carrying dead cells and bacteria out of your body. So, in minor words, your vagina is self cleaning!

Your vagina does a great job at cleaning itself while keeping the flora in your vagina in a happy balance. This is why vaginal douches to clean your vagina are unnecessary and can even upset the balance of friendly flora in your vagina.

What Are The Types Of Discharge?

There are 4 textures of vaginal discharge. They are:

  • Sticky- This discharge occurs when you’re least fertile.
  • Creamy- This occurs when you are non-fertile.
  • Watery- This happens when you’re fertile.
  • Jelly-Like- This happens when you are most fertile

More on the types of vaginal discharge can be found here: [Link coming soon]


Question and Answer: Why are my panties being bleached with discharge?

Your discharge is naturally acidic. Discharge can fade the color of your panties because of this. It can even put holes in your panties!

You can prevent this by wearing pantyliners. They are like pads, but much thinner.


Sources:

http://www.theperiodblog.com/guide-to-periods/vaginal-discharge/


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Normal vaginal discharge may look something like this.

How Often Should You Change Your Pad?

So, you got your period, now you are wearing a pad! But when should you change it?

It all depends on your flow, heavy, normal, or light/spotting.


Heavy Flow

If you are wearing a heavy-flow pad, you should change it every 3-6 hours.


Normal Flow

Depending on how heavy the flow is, you should change your pad every 3-6 hours.


Light Flow or Spotting

If you have a very light or just spotting flow, you should change your pad every 4-6 hours.


If you have an Overnight Pad on, you should put it on right before bed, and change it as soon as you get up!

How to use a pad (Sanitary Napkin)

Hi! Today I will show you how to use a pad (aka sanitary napkin)

How to choose the right one- Usually your period can be light, average, or super which means your pad needs a certain absorbency. When buying pads always look  at what it says on the package (the thickness), even though some thinner pads can still be pretty absorbent. Try to find the pads or companies that you like. Maybe over the thickness, how comfortable it is, the size, absorbency (all basic things). Over the years absorbency of pads has improved very dramatically.

There are different pads for different types of underwear/panties so make sure you choose the right one. There ones for regular panties and some for thongs. There are pads for night time too. They are just made for laying down pretty much so they are longer.

There are 2 styles,  pads with wings and pads without wings. Which are the things on the sides you stick to the bottom of your panties so the pad stays on better.

Do not use scented pads if you have sensitive skin. They could irritate you in places you would not like to be irritated.

There are panty-liners but that’s a whole other story. Stick to those when you think your period is starting/ending. They’re for when its lighter, or for discharge.

How to put them on- Get in the best position and location (best location is a bathroom) Its better if you sit down but standing is also fine too. ALWAYS make sure your hands are clean and sanitized.

Remove the wrapper of the pad. Its better if you keep the wrapper to discard the pad later because who wants to see a bloody pad in the trashcan. NEVER EVER EVER flush it because that pad has a 99.9% chance of clogging or flooding your toilet. When you put it on put the pad in your panties and if it has wings fold the wings to the bottom. The wings keep the pad from moving and its also more comfortable. Now put those panties back on and your done 🙂

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Special thanks to Laila, my friend that helped me on this post.


Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Sanitary-Napkin-%28Pad%29


When Will I Start My Period? QUIZ

Directions: Take the quiz below. Notice how they are labeled 1, 2, or 3. Whenever you answer, keep that number in mind. Complete the next question, and add the numbers together. So on like that. (Example: On 1, I got 3. On 2, I got 2. On 3, I got 3. 3+2+3=8.)


  • Do you have discharge? (White goo in your underwear)
  1. Yes
  2. Maybe/Sometimes
  3. No

  • Do you have mood swings?
  1. Yes
  2. Sometimes
  3. No

  • Do you have breasts (I know you have them in general, but size-wise)?
  1. Yes, Cup bra
  2. Yes, Training bra
  3. No, No bra

  • Do you have pubic hair (hair between your legs)?
  1. Yes
  2. A little bit
  3. No

  • Do you have cramps on your lower stomach or lower back?
  1. Yes
  2. Sometimes
  3. No

  • Do you have mood swings, where your mood suddenly changes?
  1. Yes
  2. Sometimes
  3. No

  • Do you have cravings for foods?
  1. Yes
  2. Sometimes
  3. No

  • Have you noticed any spots of blood in your panties?
  1. Yes
  2. Sometimes/Rarely
  3. No

Now, add all together your numbers!

8-16= Your period will be soon, get prepared!

17-23= Close, but not too close. You have some time.

24= You have some waiting to do!

5 Facts You May Not Know About Periods

Here are just some facts you may or may not know about periods!


1. You can get pregnant on your period.

2. Walt Disney made a movie about periods.

3. The average period releases less than a cup of blood.

4. Always was the first company to show blood in an advertisement for sanitary napkins — in 2011. (To show women don’t pee blue liquid)

5. The average age a girl in the United States gets her period is 12.