I didn’t have access to period products in school, even the school nurse wouldn’t provide pads/tampons. In my last lesson of the day, after using 3 night time pads over 5/6 hours I ended up bleeding through my clothes and onto the chair, I was in a physics lab and we always put our chairs onto the tables at EOD. I was so scared and embarrassed and ashamed that someone would notice, especially as I was at the front of the class. I felt awful that our cleaners would then have to come and clean up possibly harmful bodily fluids too. If I had access to free period products and closer toilets, the shame I felt and carried for years around my period wouldn’t had been so intense and crippling. I’m sharing so my younger cousins and others around the UK and further world won’t experience this, de-stigmatise bleeding!!!
Anonymous – shared by Love Your Period