We’ve pulled together a few words you might want to get to know, so when it comes to chatting periods, you can go with the flow.
The monthly cycle the body goes through to prepare for pregnancy/your period.
Small cylinders of cotton type material inserted into the vaginal to absorb period blood.
The area of the internal female genitals at the top of the vagina and cervix. This is where the lining is built up to prepare for pregnancy, if the lining is not needed (by a fertilised egg) this lining is broken down, starting a period.
The outer part of the female genitals (anything on the outside of your body down there).
Small glands on either side of the uterus where eggs and hormones are produced.
The small passageway at the end of your vagina that connects your vagina to your uterus.
Discharge (vaginal discharge)
A sticky fluid that keeps the vagina clean and protects it from infection.
Chemical substances made by the body that act as messengers for different functions and processes. Oestrogen and progesterone are two types of hormones which play a part in the menstrual cycle.
When your period decides it wants to escape your chosen product meaning you get blood on your pants, clothes, bedding, wherever it can get to! One of those lovely little situations we all have…pretty much every month! Trust us we’ve all been there!
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
A VERY RARE but serious illness that can be caused by a specific bacteria going into the body and producing toxins. This illness in some cases is linked to the use of internal period products such as cups and tampons this is one reason why you should make sure you don’t leave products in for too long – if you are concerned about TSS you should speak to an adult or school nurse.
When a child’s body begins to develop including growing pubic hair, boobs starting to develop, growing taller and starting your period.