I’m 14 and just got my first period yesterday and yesterday was also the day of my first swimming lesson.
I told my mom I didn’t want to go swimming because I’m on my period. My mom said I was being ridiculous and that I can just wear a tampon. She gave me one of hers and I had no idea how to use it. I just experimented a little and it was really painful (probably because I was doing it wrong) and I almost cried.
I told my mom that I’m uncomfortable with using a tampon and I wanted to wear a pad. My mom said fine wear a pad the pressure of the water would stop the blood from leaking out and I would be fine.
I was still very worried because I’ve heard period horror stories in the pool and also it’s my first period so I’m overthinking everything. Plus I have cramps and they hurt. I really didn’t want to go swimming and my mom said I was being a brat. I ended up going for the lesson because my mom forced me and nothing happened so I’m starting to think that I WAS acting like a brat. AITA for this?
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