That time of the month, gracefully given to all females during puberty, can often be anything but graceful. I, myself, have had my fair share of period horror stories and decided to reach out to a few of my friends to hear their tales. Hearing from some of my best friends about their stories, I learned these incidents are all too common. Considering we get our periods once a month for the majority of our lives, it becomes easier and easier to brush off.
There is no need to be embarrassed for something we can't change, and is a natural part of our bodies! That being said, keep reading to enjoy some funny, all-too-relatable period stories. Also, I might be a tiny bit biased, but I personally think my story is the best horror story. Names have been changed, so have fun guessing!
"My first period ever happened the day I was touring my future high school for the first time. And, of course, I was wearing white corduroy pants! I realized on the way there, so my mom told me to ask one of the girls for a pad. Luckily it was an all-girls school, so even though I was morbidly embarrassed, it was not a huge deal"
"I get my period, at most, once or twice a year since I have an IUD. So most times I do get it, it's a surprise. One night, I was over at my boyfriend's house and we were watching a movie on his bed when my body decided to play a cruel joke on me, and I bled all over his white sheets. Not the most fun thing to explain and clean up! Thankfully, he was super understanding about it"
"My boyfriend was visiting our hometown. He was staying in a nice hotel, so we decided to spend most of our time there, taking as much advantage of the huge pool and hot tub. I started my period in the pool, and once I got out I had to run from the pool to the nearest bathroom, leaking all over the white towel I had brought with me"
"I was on a class field trip, wearing neon blue pants for some reason. We were walking around a museum and the next thing I knew, I had a big, bright red spot that was very easily seen by most of my classmates. Thankfully, my friends noticed before most people and offered me a sweater to cover up, and a tampon."
"I had a bunch of friends over for a game night, and right in the middle of winning the last UNO game in our tournament, I realized I had to run out of the room because I was leaking. My crush at the time was about to congratulate me, and I had to leave without explaining myself."
"I was staying over my best friend's house for the weekend. Whenever I stay over, I get to sleep in my own bed, because she has a thing against sharing. The next morning, I woke up to some not-so-pretty sheets, But she's my best friend so she didn't care at all, and we just laughed about it the next day”