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Older answered questions

  • Hello, I am 11 and and am currently experiencing puberty. Almost all the changes have happened apart from my period. I have discharge every day and sometimes it is not always white. I wanted to know that if my discharge is sometimes a brownish colour or sometimes smells is this normal??

    Brown discharge can often be your period especially if you notice it over a number of days. Any offensive odour is generally caused by discharge being mixed with urine and or faeces and for this reason it is very important to clean this area after visiting the toilet. Finally, some people find wearing pant liners on a regualar basis is great for helping to keep you feeling clean and fresh.

  • hey vicki, i think i may have started my period, so on the 22nd when i wiped there were some ting spots of blood on the paper but nothing in my underwear or anything scince until no. today (26th) everytime i wiped there were those same small spots of blood on the paper but nothing in my underwear again. ps i have hair down therr on my legs) under my arms i have boobs 30A and ive had heaavy discharge for about a year now and i hav terribl terrible mood swings! is this my period
    freya xx

    This could be your period as a light flow is often noticed for the first few times. My advice would be to keep some pads and liners with you in preparation for future periods.

  • Hi Vicks ๐Ÿ’•
    So I'm 13 and just got my first period and for basically all my life (I think?) because u can't remember I have inverted nipples. I was wondering if I will have to go through surgery to get my nipples corrected because of course when I'm older I would like to breast feed ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Thankyou- rose

  • Hi vick i am emma i know this sounds crazy but how old are u and what was ur bra size at arond 11 or 12 yrs old p.s i love this site thank u so so so much ASAP

    I'm old enough to know the answers to your questions, but young enough to remember what it was like to be a teenager and at 11 I didn't have any breasts. I was a later developer and did not wear a bra until I was 14.

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    Okay so i started my period this week and i am too scared to tell my mum!!! Last time ypu told me to send her an e card bu she doesnt have an email also ive tried to tell myself that every girl has to go through this but i just cry and i seriously dont have the courage to tell anyone (not even my bestfriend). So far ive had to make do with pads that the school give us samples of at the start of the year but they wont last!! HELP!!!โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš โš 

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed talking to her about your period.  For more help with this, check out my blog on Talking to Mum and Dad about Periods and Puberty.

  • hi vicki๐Ÿ™Š
    its me again the girl with the paris trip๐Ÿ˜‚
    So i have started my period on the 22/8 this year and i ambwondering whats the best way to ask my mum about getting a pack of tampons for when i go? i dont want to send an e-card tho?

    thanks-Jess๐ŸŽ€

    Hi Jess, try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so she will understand that you will need some sanitary protection for your trip.  You might like to consdier asking her if she will buy some Li-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons for you as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • hi vicki!๐Ÿ™Š
    I have two questions...
    1)in the free sample what is it that you can get the sample of?
    2)How long does postage take(i live in the uk)?

    The sample pack contains a selection of our teens range and includes a copy of our Becoming a Teen booklet which is filled with useful information to help guide you through puberty.  Your request should be processed and sent out to you within a week.

  • heyoo,ermm im vashi& im 11 i want to talk to yuu about body changing? :)

    Hi Vashi, please submit your question and I will be happy to help.

  • I have been having cramps for 5 days now and i have had discharge for 2 years . My mum started her period when she was eleven and i am nearly twelve. How far away do you think my periods are ? Please reply asap xx

    Thankyou , Rainbow unicorn 5000 xx

    Hi Rainbow Unicorn, I doubt you will have much longer to wait; maybe even sometime this year or in early 2015.

  • Hi this question may seem weird but my little sister is really crazy about unicorns and wanted to know if you like them as well or/and what you think about them, thanks againโคโคโคโคโคโคโค(so I know its mine)

    My favourite scene in Despicable Me is when Agnes sees the unicorn and screams "he's so fluffy"; so you could say that I like unicorns.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I havnt started my period yet but I have had discharge for along time now, about a year and bit. Sometimes I get more than other days but it has started to come more now. I'm 13 years old and I dont know what to do.
    Thank you x

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that your period isn't too far away and don't worry about how much discharge is produced, this can very often change on a daily basis and is caused by fluctuating hormones in your body.

  • How do I try and stop self harming

    By talking to someone.  Self-harming is an expression of intense, negative feelings that aren't your fault and the sooner you speak to someone, the sooner you will be able to get the professional help you need.  You might like to call Mindline on 0300 1233393 as they offer a confidential service.

  • How do I tell my mum I think I had my first period

    Try to remember that your mum was once a young girl going through puberty.  For more help with this, check out my blog on Talking to Mum and Dad.

  • hi vicki ,
    you told me to ask my mum about buying some freshen up wips ect. well i talked to my mum and i diddnt mention that because i was worried shed just laugh at me ( she would, whenever i speak to her about stuff she just laughs and then talks to me ). I was then wondering when i should buy the ipes ect. as i have had discharge in my pants for a week now :)
    Ellie xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hi Ellie, another option would be to ask for your mum's permission to request a free sample pack from us by following the link on the home page.

  • I've got a whitish stuff in my pants and it
    Smells really bad is this discharge?

    Yes.  Discharge is a clear/white mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • I'm two days due into my period but not bleeding
    Only white discharge in my pad
    Please answer why!!
    I'm 12 years old
    I have not had sex
    I've had 3 periods so far
    Violet

    Hi Violet, try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • Vicki, if I orderd a teen booklet, yes, like now, 9pm, what time will it arrive? Is it gonna arrive the same time the normal post comes?
    Thanks
    P.S. what is ASAP?

    It should be with you sometime next week.

  • Hi Vicky I'm 14 I self harm and I get bullied I live with my dad and I've never met my mum I really want to know ALOT of things about my mum, especially why she left but whenever I ask my dad just says not now Lauren in know he's trying but he's worried! How do I tell him I'm not worried and at the minute I feel like crying all the time and I don't know why I am scared and need you to answer me asap please thank you
    lauren

    Hi Lauren, first of all, you mentioned that you are being bullied, please talk to your dad and the teachers at school about this as it shouldn't be tolerated and needs to be stopped.  Secondly, you might like to write your dad a letter explaining how bad you feel that you know nothing about your mum but do try to consider that he might be protecting you.  Either way, this is something you need to discuss and if your dad is still reluctant to talk about your mum, I wonder if there is someone else in the family you can talk to?  Self-harming is an expression of intense negative feelings that aren't your fault and the sooner you talk to someone, the sooner you will get the professional help you need.  You can call Mindline on 0300 1233393 for confidential help and support too.  Please do it now so you can start to feel better.

  • Hi,
    I was just wondering whether I should be
    Wearing bras instead of crop tops/trainee
    brasโ“
    I'm a 28 under bust And a 30 bust
    What size am iโ“
    Thank you
    ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Your bra size is a 32AA but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.  The choice is yours if whether you opt for a crop top or a trainer bra.

  • Hey Vicky
    Is there pads from lil-lets without wings??
    Thx Nataly

    Hi Nataly, all of our pads have wings but if you prefer non winged pads you can simply fold the wings under the pad before placing in your underwear.

  • I didn't literally ask this boy out but you could say I technically did. Anyways, I kinda invited him to see a movie with me and offered him different times, even different days and he just said "Sorry can't come" I've known him for over a year and only seen him twice and that was just at summer camp. I know he fancies me so why did he turn me down? I'm heartbroken.

    Maybe this was too big a step for this boy. Boys do tend to mature later than girls and even if he does find you attractive he may be happy to keep it on a friendly basis for a while longer. So my advice would be to stop asking him about the movie date and just get back to being good friends and then when he is ready he will let you know.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 12 and my sister is 10. She ignores puberty as much as she can even though she has small breasts and bought crop tops last week with my mum. I often get angry with her for no reason or at really small things and I always say sorry, but whenever I try to explain that most of my anger is caused by puberty and hormones she will laugh at me. It really makes me upset and I've tried and tried to ask her not to but she doesn't listen. What should I do?

    At the age of 10 puberty must seem a very strange concept for your sister to understand; maybe even a little embarrassing for her to listen to. So try to manage your feelings around her and avoid mentioning puberty if you can. And finally organise some fun things for you both to do, this way when you do have the occasional row you will have plenty of good times to remember that will keep you close...as sisters should be.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 12 (nearly 13) and I have had discharge everyday for 2 years. I shave my
    legs and underarms, i wear 30aa bras, I have tons of pubic hair, I get spots and greasy skin/hair and I am starting to get more of a curvy shape. According to the signs, my period has been supposedly "around the corner" for a year now. Why hasn't my period started?

    Try to be patient as you've already been releasing discharge for quite a while, I would guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 16 and I'm single and I've never had a boyfriend. I really want to be in love and have a proper loving relationship with someone who I love as much as they love me. I want to be in love and find the perfect guy for me and for us to always be together. i know this sounds soppy and overly romantic, but do other girls think this like too?

    I think most people feel like this at some point in their lives and whilst it may seem that this will never happen you may take some comfort in the knowledge that lots of people nowadays wait until their late teens and early twenties before they start dating and looking for Mr or Mrs Right, so be patient the right person will come along.

  • hi vicky, its T again
    how can you tell if your bra is too small, i know its if it spills out but im not sure if mine do. could u give an example or tips please?

    Why not read my blog Does Your Bra Fit Properly for more tips on this subject.

  • Do you do sample packs of teen applicator tampons --- I really want to try them!

    Our free sample pack contains one teens Regular applicator tampon but the full box is available in branches of Boots, Tesco and Superdrug.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Earlier on today when I went to the toilet I saw a small very light brown dot
    In my undies.It wasn't wet though. It was definitely not food waste, and I have all the signs.(Discharge for nine months)
    However I haven't got any more since then. I am unsure about this.
    I am ten almost eleven

    Thanks xoxo

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary pads for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • how do i stop my period cramps ????????

    We recommend that you take some gentle exercise, use a hot water bottle or have a soak in a relaxing bath to soothe stomach cramps.  If the pain is too bad, you might like to ask your mum or guardian for a painkiller.

  • I have breasts hair "down there" and slight armpit hair but have never gotten discharge will it come soon? Also is 36AA big for a 11 year old?

    Katie roxpopz ( so i know its mine)

    Hi Katie, try to be patient as you should start to release discharge when your body is ready.

  • I have a crush on a guy and he has a crush on me but we decided not to get together bc his ex is one of my frineds.Also once I was at the cinema and my friend put his arm around me I didn't mind and then I don't know we were holding hands too and wher were soo close and then suddenly I felt his hand on my leg.quite high up.idm that but anyway so I looked at him and I so badly wanted to kiss him but he just kept feeling me
    . tho I liked him touching my leg and I'd like it if he fingered me

    Firstly, just because he is an ex of one of your friends, does not mean you should refrain from dating and if she is a good friend then she will be happy for you. Secondly and more importantly, don't rush into anything too intimate with this boy before you date and even if you date and remember that if you are under 16 any form of sexual intimacy is unlawful and if this boy truly cares for you he will wait until you are both old enough.

  • PLEASE ANSWER ASAP !
    So i went out and rode my horse in from the field with no saddle when i got back i needed the toilet and my down below are stung on the right hand side like i had cut it when i went i wiled and there was smears of blood i wiped again and again but there was no more was this my period ?! How should i tell my mum if it was ?

    love Terri xx

    This might have been your period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian for some pads and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Hi Vicki! I'm 14 and turn 15 in February
    I still haven't got my period yet and I
    Am one of the only ones out of my friends
    I know it's horrible but I still really want it
    Is it weird I haven't got it yet I started getting
    Boobs about a year and a half ago and
    They are still really small and I have also
    Had discharge for a while. When will I get
    My period?!

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • Do you start counting the next 28 days from the day you start your period or the day you finish?

    You find out how long your menstrual cycle is by counting on from the first day of your last period to the first day of your next.

  • Hey vivki
    I won a youtube giveaway of sainitry products and my mum saw the package i told her they wete sainityry i teams but now she is worried how i got them and is cross at me. I want to know is there any way i can stop her worrying without telling her about the giveaway . Just telling her is not an option .ps its hand wriiten so i cannot pretend its not what it is
    Xox
    Millie

    Hi Millie, your mum's role is to keep you safe, so it is no wonder she is a little worried that you may be visiting an disreputable website. It really would be wise to let her know you entered a You Tube competition and won a prize. She may not be happy that you have done this, but you will better for being truthful and you can then both move on.

  • Hi Vicky I'm tyarna โœ‹โœ‹

    Hi Tyarna, please submit your question if you have one.

  • Hey Vickiii!!! This website is so brillioso!! And I LLLOOOVE Youuu!!! Your the BEST Ever person in the whole world!!! You always answer my weird questionss!!! And your products are awesome so cleverr!!! And you helped me with soo many things!!! Hahahahaaaaaa!! Your like a second mother to mee!!! And thanks for spending your time to answer questions and everything!!! Thanks for making us blogs they really FANTASTIC!!! THANKYOU DEAR VICKI!!! Hhh...just felt saying it!! Ahhh...Superhappyteen! :D

    Thank you for the lovely words of support.

  • ANSWER ME PLEASE!!!!!!! Is it normal to have discharge for 2 years?

    There are always exceptions to the rule so I can only guess that your period isn't to far away.

  • hi, i am getting white stuff by my vegina and i dont know what it is or what it means

    please help xxx

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrive.

  • Hi viki
    I have several questions to ask but before u mean alot to me and thanku for everything ..
    Firstly i wanted to ask about do u have of lil lets pads sold in the uae?
    Secondly is lil lets pads cotton padded or plastic as "always"? Thirdly what should period normal colour be .
    And laslty can i take a shower or bath while on period ? Sorry if i asked alot but please viki ASAP because these questions i am not sure of please :)
    Thankyou Sarooti

    Hi Sarooti, thank you for your kind words and in answer to your questions; Yes Lil-Lets are sold in the UAE and if you drop me a line via our consumerrelations@lil-lets.com I will send you details of stockists in this country. Lil-Lets have a super soft cover that is very different to the Always brand and you may find a suitable alternative. Menstrual fluid can be a number of colours from light brown to dark (almost black) red and this is very normal. Finally, there is no reason why you cannot bathe or shower when on your period, in fact it is a great idea for keeping you clean and fresh.

  • Hi Vicki!
    I've had discharged for a year and its always been the same colour but only recently it's turned like a brownish sort of colour and been getting cramps so is that a sign that I'm gonna start my period soon ????

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary pads for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Hi Vicki

    Does it hurt the first time you have sex? I'm really worried. Help!
    Xxx

    Some women do say they feel a little discomfort the first time they have sexual intercourse which is why it is so important that the couple take the time in getting to know each other before they agree on becoming intimate.  Being relaxed and comfortable with your partner is of the utmost importance.

  • Hey vicki,
    I'm nearly 12 this september and I started my period last november * a couple months ago* and I had it every 2 months or so until april, it was the last time I had it so it's been 4 months nearly 5. I wanted to ask if I should go to the doctors?
    Also, I have a friend who says she got a big package from you which has a lot of products which can help with periods and she tried and loved them.I was wondering maybe can I try them aswell?
    Thx x

    During the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take up to 2 years for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period so try not to worry.  You can request a free sample by following the link from the home page of this website but ask your mum or guardian for their permission first.

  • Hi vicky

    I'm 13 and I started getting brown discharge and I'm supposed to go swim training tonight, I don't want to wear tampons, what do I do??

    If the amount of blood being lost is quite high you really should wear a tampon or ask to be excused. But if the flow is light you may be ok to swim for an hour or two.

  • hi vicki
    i think i might be on my first period. early today something didnt feel quite right down below please help
    xx charlie

    Hi Charlie, if you have noticed a little brown or red blood in your underwear then please have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this news with them.

  • Hi Vicki.

    I'm really worried I might be on my first period. I have all the symptoms and my hormones are going crazy. After going to the ladies room there was a dot of blood.I get the feeling I'm on it but I'm only 11 plz help.
    Xxells

    It could be your period, so pop a pad or liner in your underwear and see what happens over the next couple of days. If more blood is lost then share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • Hi vicki, just wanted to say thanks for answerig my question, it really helped me. thank you loads and loads!
    love, 5soslover

    You're more than welcome.

  • Hey vikki,
    Are there any questions you want to ask us (the questioners) ?
    If so just ask them and we'll respon with our answers
    -Emms ฮž

    Hi Emms, I have a few questions and have added them to the survey that will  be going live soon.

  • Hey vikki,
    Is there anything that can affect the growth of your breasts?
    Thanks!
    -Emmsฮž

    No nothing that I know of. Breasts grow from the age of 8 upwards and can often grow in spurts with periods of no growth often noticed too.

  • hey..umm i got a brown line going down my belly button ...when i researched it it's apparently what pregnant women get and i haven't got my period yet and im only 12 ...please awnser im horrified!

    Don't be. This is a very natural line that lots of females have regardless of whether they are pregnant or not.

  • I'm 13 and have quite a lot pubic hair down there, me and my best friend talk openly about this stuff, and she doesn't have as much as I do, should I shave it or am I too young, my mum said it's fine for me to if I want to. But when and where do I shave it, also I'd like a really good razor but in my family we only use disposable razors
    Thanks for the help,
    Princess Solestia xxxx

    Hi again Princess Solestia, firstly I wonder why you feel you need to shave this area at all, there is no need. If you feel it is a little unruly then trimming this area is far better with less chances of irritation and angry rashes being noticed.

  • I had a show now I am on my period do you think the show was my first period

    Thanks

    Yes. Show is a rather old fashioned term for a little bit of blood loss but it would still have been your period.

  • how often should u change a pantyliner for discharge - i just get a stain at the bottom of my pants each time. Could i go a whole school day or would that be unhygienic?

    Lots of people only use one pant liner a day, putting it on first thing in the morning and then removing when they get home in the evening.

  • To Vicki,
    I mastubate regularly I haven't has an orgasm, is something wrong with me?
    Thanks,
    Princess Solestia xxx

    Hi Princess Solestia, not everyone feels the need to masturbate and if you do not experience any enjoyment from this activity my advice would be to stop.

  • I have no nipples what should I do help me

    Nipples are generally the last part of breast development to be noticed so please don't worry you have plenty of time for these to mature.

  • From when to when we should change our towels?

    A towel can be worn for up to 8 hours, but most people change them every 3-5 hours.

  • In my friendship group there is about 20 of us all around the age of 13-14. Since October two years ago, two of the 'head girls' of the group fell out, it divided the whole group into two and to take sides. I'm stuck in the middle and it is approaching my 14 th birthday. I wanted to have a big party but now I'm limited to a dinner with one person because if I invite all of my friends the party would turn into ww3. What do I do?

    Why not be brave and have a party for everyone, letting people know that it is time to move on and make up, it may be that just like you people feel they are stuck in the middle and are waiting for just one person to make the first move. Have an adult in the background so they  can difuse any little arguments that start.

  • I'm 13 nearly 14 and I like one of my brother's friends from his football team. He is 15, 16 in December and i don't know what to do. My brother and my mum knows about it and both of our parents think we should get together. He lives near my nan so when we go to visit we hang out with him at the park (him, me and my brother). I rarely see him though but now I'm getting older, I'm thinking of relationships and boys and stuff. I don't know if he likes me and so I thought you could help?

    If your family can tell you like this boy, then it is more than likely that this boy knows too. So why not be patient and continue getting to know him as a friend rather than worrying about asking him out.

  • How can I get rid of really heavy periods and bad cramps? Every period I have had has been heavy and the cramps worse every time. My friends rarely get this trouble, and also there are big clots in the blood. Have I got an infection or something? Plz help. Thanks. โœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธ

    Blood clots are fairly common during your periods and nothng to be concerned about. As for heavy periods, there is nothing you can do to make them lighter but you can switch to more absorbent pads and tampons that will help you manage your flow. Finally, to keep your period cramp free, get active; gentle exercise is well known for easing menstrual cramps.

  • I AM SO ANGRY IM SO SUICIDAL I dont know what to do I was rude to this girl because of peer presure and it happened twice , once as a group and once alone then yesterday an unknown number called 7 times and den i was told she called d police for bullying her daughter i called to apologise and its true she called the police ive apologise and everything i dont know whats going to happen. Please help me
    ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Sucidal girl

    Hi, things can always seem pretty serious at the time and I am sure this morning this matter now seems less traumative and futile. Have a chat to your parents and let them know what has happened, making sure to let them know you have apologised and regret your actions. If the police do come and visit you, they will want assurances from you that this kind of bullying was an isolated incident and will not happen again. Then you will both be able to move on having learned valuable lessons from this episode.

  • hi viki
    my name is katy and i have resently turn 15 a while ago i stared dating a boy called max a for my birthday he took me romantic park in london and we stared making out is this okay

    15 is a little young to be so intimate, so in future you and Max take your time to get to know one another and remember that the law is very clear that you have to be 16 or over to be sexualy active.

  • Dearest Vicki,
    my best friend lied and started dating my boyfriend. i began to notice when sh kissed him on the lips in the school disco. im so confused i love him but i dont think he loves me.who should i trust her or him please give me som help

    yours always
    penelopexx

    Hi Penelope, I would consider whether it is wise to trust either of them, as they are both guilty of being unfaithful to you. My advice would be to put some space between them and you until you can work out how you feel and who if anyone you can trust.

  • Hi, I started my period last night and I've always had an emergency bag of pads and liners but there's so much blood and is it ment to be red and brown I haven't told my mum yet plz help xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hi and yes menstrual blood is very often red or brown in colour and whilst it may seem that there is a lot of blood, for most of us no more than an egg cup full is released throughout your entire period. Why not write your mum a note if you feel a little nervous about telling her face to face, I am sure she will have a chat to you once you have dropped her a line.

  • I'm 26'' under and 28''on the fullest part, what size am i? Thanks

    30AA.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I started my period yesterday and I have really bad cramps and back pain. I'm on my summer holiday and I cant even move it hurts so much, I just have to sit there doing nothing. I have had parecetamol and a hot water bottle but they aren't helping! I'm really worried about when I go back to school because I will be sitting in pain for the whole day! :( please help me :( Anna xx

    Hi Anna, try not to worry as period pain can be managed.  You might like to try doing a little exercise at first and if it doesn't work and painkillers have no effect, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP.

  • Hi Vicky i have had discharge for quite long time now and for the past few weeks ive been getting so much discharge and it goes redish brown what do i do

    The redish brown discharge you noticed was your period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some snaitary pads for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • How long can you wear a night towel for?

    Thanks x

    Many females release 40% less menstrual fluid at night which means that a night towel should provide enough protection for the duration of a night's sleep.

  • Hey Vicki,
    I'm 11 and one of my boobs are kinda pointy an the nipple is completely different to my other. And I wear a size 32A.
    Plz answer

    Caitlin๐Ÿ˜”

    Hi Caitlin, try not to worry and allow some time for your breasts to fully develop.

  • My mum and my sister fight all the time it brings me down and I can't cope anymore i tried talking to them but it's like they don't want to no my sister hits me and I tell my my and she dose get told off but this is like every day I don't no what to do to try and calm my self down do u have any tips thanks Amy :)

    Hi Amy, during puberty mums and their daughters can clash. But rather than trying to stop these arguments, consider instead organising some fun things for you all to do that will bring you closer together, then when the bad times come, you will all have happy memories for girly time to fall back on.

  • Hi vicki
    I have quite fat thighs
    im scared that the girls in my gymnastics class will
    tease me cos there skinny
    how can I lose thigh fat
    minxymeamsiexxxxxxxxx

    Ask yourself this question; Are your thighs fat or are they curvy and womanly? I would image they are the later which is very normal and shows you are becoming a beautiful young woman, so please try not to let this worry you too much.

  • I just watched this video about this girl who got over depression but she said it's a "selfish disorder" and that made me really angry, because it isn't. People can't help having depression. They don't choose to have it. So isn't that really ignorant to say that it's "selfish"?

    Everyone is entitled to their opinon and I would imagine this girls was referring to the pain and anguish her family went through whilst she was battling with this illness. So please don't judge her too harshly.

  • Me and this boy are kind of in love with each other we've known each other for over a year now but he said to me recently at summer camp "We're just friends". I cant take that seriously because I know he fancies me. Will he ever ask me out? What's wrong with me

    There is nothing wrong with, it is simply that boys in general take their time to get to the same level of emotions that girls do and very often just being friends with the girl they are attracted is as much as they are happy to commit to. But don't be disheartened being friends with someone is equally rewarding and you would be wise not to push him into dating before he is ready.

  • HI Vicky, I've been liking this boy in my class for ages, but now we are going into secondary school and he is in the same school as me but not the same form. I have never got the guts to tell him and I feel like I never will.
    Thanks
    Sophia

    Hi Sophia, you do not always have to tell someone how you feel. They can generally tell by the way you act around them. So smile for a few seconds when you see him and if you get a chance say "Hi, how was your weekend?".

  • Hi Vicki ,
    I have been on my discharge for 10 months now and I am 11 and this morning I realized a few red tiny dots in my pants does this mean that my period is starting soon? Below my stomach is feeling kinda heavy and when I noticed my first ever discharge it was the tinniest dot but now it covers all of my pants. Also I don't want to tell my mum or my dad about this and I really want to try the liners because my discharge is starting to irritate me. Thanks xxx

    Try not to worry as the red dots you noticed was your period.  Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed about wanting to wear liners.  Please check out my blog on Talking to Mum and Dad for some help with this.

  • I'm on the start of my period and lately I've been feeling a bit sick, is this normal??? Jessica xxx

    Hi Jessica, it is normal for some girls to feel sick with their period but please talk to your mum or guardian to see what they think.

  • Hi Vicki, my period is one week late and all throughout it I've been feeling a bit sick and its only my second period, is this normal? from Hannah x

    Hi Hannah, please try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • I've loved this guy for a ages and then (in April) we started going out. Every day he'd tell me he loved me and called me the light of his world, but then I saw him flirting with a girl in his form. So I got curious and asked him, he said "yeah she's nice" I said "do you like her" he said "yeah, sorry" I got mad and dumped him (after 3 months of being together) then later we found out we still liked eachother, but I was dating another guy. He got mad and hates me. I'm single now and love him so much!

    Even when you date someone you must understand that this does not stop them from finding other people attractive, but this does not mean they will necessarily act upon it. And jealousy will always end a realtionship, so give it a few weeks and have a chat to this boy and let him know how much you miss him and how you will not let jealousy get in the way in the future.

  • You have really helped recently and I'm a lot more confident about it all now. BTW have you got any pets your really fond of. I have 5, 2 hamsters and 3 cats. Sorry I just was curious.

    I am glad you have found my advice useful and at the moment and due to working hours I have no pets, but have had dogs in the past.

  • I keep going to the toilet every 5 minutes
    And it's embarrassing when I'm at church AND WHEN I NEED THE TOILET I CAN'T HOLD IT IN I HAVE TO GO STRAIGHT AWAY OTHER WISE I WILL
    PEE MY PANTS (p.s I go to kids clubs they r all curious why I go to the toilet so much and my nipples really hurt like bad and what r the signs / symptoms for puberty

    Charlotte

    Hi Charlotte, the need to visit the toilet so often is not part of puberty and may be a sign that you have a urine infection and you really must share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you so you can receive treatment.

  • Hi Vicky,
    I knoy it's sound stupid but, my boobs don't start growing up only my nipples ( I'm 12 ) they start growing up 1 year ago . My question is, will my boobs grow one day? sorry if that sounds weard cause I'm only 12 .

    Please try to be patient and allow your breasts the time they need to fully develop.

  • Hi Vicki. Recently one of my best friends ( i have two) has been calling me and some others a horrid name, and I think my other best friend doesn't like me ( he ignores me, etc). I'm moving to a new school this year though, and I'm not in a class with them, so should I make new friends??
    Ginge

    Hi Ginge, yes absolutely make some new friends as it seems the friends you have at the moment aren't really friends at all.  If they continue to be nasty to you at your new school, please tell a teacher as their behaviour should not be tolerated.

  • Will I ever get my period when I'm swimming and if I do will I be surrounded by blood

    There is a chance that you might get your period whilst swimming but you will probably find that the menstrual blood you release will be minimal to begin with so try not to worry.  There are telltale signs when your period is due to arrive and these usually occur when you have released discharge for between 6-12 months.  They can include stomach cramps, headaches and sometimes you will notice that your discharge will become thicker so keep an eye out for these.  By doing this and keeping a supply of sanitary towels in your bag, you will be as prepared as you can be.

  • Im sorry if this is inappropriate but over the last year, my Mum and two of my cousin's unfortunately got diagnosed with depression! But recently ive been felling really down all the time and self conscious about everything. I will sit and cry my self to sleep nearly every night, I will refuse to leave the house because of this and its awful because I cant see my friends over the holidays! Is there a chance I could have depression and how can I stop it? It's awful and I hate feeling like this, thanks x

    Puberty can be a most difficult and demanding time in a young person's life due to all the physical and emotional changes that are occurring all at once, it's no wonder they develop a poor self-image.  To try and combat these feelings, try dancing to your favourite music, watching some funny films and most importantly of all, talking to family and friends about how you're feeling as this will enable you to cope better.  You can also call Mindline on 0300 1233393 or Childline on 0800 1111 for more help and support.

  • Hi Vicki,

    I recently found a substance in my bra which looks a bit like honeycomb. It's a light pinkish colour and hard and crusty. I'm 13, a 34b (bra size) and my 11th period is due in about 2 weeks. Could the substance be milk that's crystallised or something? Thankyou!xo

    Breasts are sensitive during puberty and sometimes, tight clothing causes lactin the hormone which stimulates the production of milk to be released.  It can be removed by using warm soapy water but please do not pick it as this will make it sore.

  • I am a 14 year old girl with embarrassing facial hair. I have talked to my mum about it and she would not let me wax/bleach or do anything to the facial hair. Now at my fourteenth birthday just two months away I think it time that my mum would let me remove the facial hair. I once tweezed all of it out and my mum got angry. But what's more embarrassing is that the hair is so dark that it is very noticeable.

    As you are a little older now, you could ask your mum if she would consider using a beautician to remove your facial hair instead of doing it yourself but please respect her wishes whatever she says.

  • Hey vicki, I've had discharge for over a month now and recently experienced sharp pain down there. I have had growth spurts also so is my period coming really soon. If you can maybe predict that would be great but i know you aren't a miracle worker!๐Ÿ˜„ thanks xx

    It is normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before your period arrives so you still have a while longer to wait.

  • Hey vicki, sorry if this is inappropriate but i after masturbating i have like a discharge in my underwear and I'm not sure if it has been caused by masturbation or if it is normal to have. Is it masturbation? Thanks xx

    It is normal to release fluid through masturbation.

  • Why do people masturebate?,pls Vicki I am wrilly curious. ๐Ÿ˜ถ

    Masturbation is something that is felt instinctively as a result of the increase in activity of sex hormones during puberty.

  • hey Vicki
    so I have very noticeable hair in places in like eyebrow upper lip. I do pluck my eyebrow but my legs are hairier than some boys in my class I want to shave or wax don't no how to ask. Also I want to shave my underarms how do I ask

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed about wanting to shave your legs or remove your facial hair by using a waxing or bleaching kit.  Ask your mum if she will show you how it's done for the first time and then you will be able to do it yourself.

  • When I do start my period I do not have a clue which products to use and when? What sign do you get when you are close to starting your period?
    Thankyou xx

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months and when this happens, you should consider using pant liners as they will not only protect you from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive.  By doing this and having some sanitary pads to hand, you will be prepared.

  • I'm 14. Is it normal for me to get shooting pains into my breast? Thanks for your help x

    It is normal to notice some pain with breast development but please talk to your mum or guardian to see what she thinks.

  • A lot of my friends have started their periods and I'm the only one that hasn't I know they all say that you don't want to get your period but I really do can I make it happen any faster please?!

  • hi vicki! Before i say my problem i would like to say that i asked this question before but someone else had the same code and her question and answer came up.
    Anyway My real problem is that im on my periods and now my discharge as gone. I finished my periods 3 days after and before i used to get alot of discarge but now i am not getting any discharge at all! Im so scared! I dont know if its normal or not! Is it normal?!!!
    Arzoo

    Hi Arzoo, please try not to worry as it is perfectly normal to notice large gaps in the release of discharge at times.

  • hi Vicki

    i'm 11 years old going into year 7 and all my friends in my tutor (meaning girls obviously) are all wearing bras and have boobs and i'm flat chested and it feels really weird especially when I get changed for PE cuz they have bras and im in a crop top plz help


    thanksxxxxx

    Try not to worry and remember that we are all different with bodies that develop at different rates to each other.  It is possible for breasts to develop up until a girl's 20's so you still have plenty of time.

  • Hey Vicki. Basically I saw a pad in the bin which had so much blood. However my period whenever I get it, from the time it starts and till it ends it altogether has only a couple of drops. Is this normal? By the way i only started a couple of months ago..

    Tanisha xxx

    Hi Tanisha, try not to worry and remember that in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  So try to be patient and allow some time for your period to become established.

  • Hi vicki I recently asked you a question about my discharge going brown you told me to tell my mum and were pads and that the brown discharge could be my period I started wearing pads and now the discharge has stoped and I'm goin on holiday soon I I really don't want to start my period xxx reply ASAP

    Try to remember that periods are a perfectly natural occurrence for every girl so there is really no need to fear them.  As you're going on holiday, you might like to consider asking your mum if she would consider buying a Lil-Lets teens Starter Pack for you.

  • Hello vicki

    I used some of my sisters oilatum in the bath and my nipples are sore is thay normal and I havent got eczma or any allergies do you think its becuase there growing please help

    The Oilatum wouldn't affect your nipples and it is more likely that the discomfort you can feel is due to breast development.

  • There are a lot of girls in my school getting pregnant and it worries me.

    It must be hard when you see others around you are pregnant at such a young age, my advice is to continue being sensible and where possible offering support to girls who find themselves in this situation.

  • Is it wrong to actually WANT to start getting periods?!?!?!? I am 12 and havnt started yet

    Not at all as lots of young girls consider starting their period as a sign of growing into a young lady.  The best way of knowing when this might happen is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • I have been getting a bit of yellowish/whitish sticky discharge literally everyday for at least the past year and I still haven't started my period.
    Is this normal??? Btw I'm 12. Plz help xx thanks

    As you've been releasing discharge for about a year, I would guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • Hi Vicki! I have extremely pointy boobs and very big tissue around my nipples slightly bigger than a 2 pound coin. I don't really know why is that normal?? Also I have small stretch marks on my boobs and I don't know wether that's growth or weight gain plz help also sorry if this isn't the sort of question you usually get.

    Try to be patient and allow your breasts some time to fully develop.  The area around the nipple is called the areola and it can often be bigger or smaller than a £2 coin.  It is perfectly normal to notice stretch marks on breasts too as the skin is stretched rapidly overa short space of time. You might like to try applying some moisturiser which will help to keep the skin hydrated and minimise the effects.

  • hi vicky
    i'm 13 and have been having periods for almost 2 years now. My cycle is only 19/20 days and has been for the past year. Will it always be this short? i read that the regular is 21-30 so should i be worried?!

    alexxxxx

    Hi Alex, your menstrual cycle does fall short of what is considered 'normal' by a couple of days and even though I think you have nothing to worry about, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP for peace of mind.

  • I have giant crush on a boy and we chat a lot but when my maths teacher makes jokes about us I dating. I get all flusters but he gets annoyed (PS I am 9 entering puberty) I think he is entering puberty too he gets angry and then actually starts crying what should I do?

    Developing a crush on someone is perfectly normal in puberty but rather than start dating him as your Maths teacher jokes, why not get to know each other as friends.

  • Hi vicky! I'm slightly worried at the moment... I started my period in December last year and I've had every single one, this month I was late but now I've got a brown discharge? It started of light and got darker, I haven't had sex yet either, I've had it for about 3 days now aswell,and I've looked on all these websites and I've become slightly worried? I don't want to tell my mum because I feel embarrassed... Please can you help? Thankyou x

    Please try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take up to 2 years for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  Brown discharge is old blood and is simply a clearing out of the vagina so there really is no need for alarm.

  • Hey,
    So I'm when I was younger I used to have lighter skin and everywhere it was the same shade, as I got older my face has been becoming darker and I want it to go back to its original colour, any help?

    Thanks- N x

    It is normal for skin to appear darker in the summer months when someone has been exposed to sunlight so try not to worry.

  • Hey vicki,
    So I'm 11 years old *turning 12 in september* and I'm 5ft5 aand I'm * here's the shock* 12stone.... Yup, I know that's ALOTT but I'm trying to lose it but I'm considering trying the YourTea Detox 14 days. I'm not sure but I want to try it atleast. Do you think I should? And also I'm going into secondary school so how will I deal about my looks and weight.

    Thanks x

    The best way of maintaining a healthy weight is by sticking to a balanced diet that is filled with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, drinking lots of water and by trying to avoid foods that are high in fats or sugars.  By doing this and keeping as active as possible you will maintain a healthy weight.  Try to remember that puberty can be such a diffcult and demanding time for young girls and boys as they struiggle to cope with all the physical and emotional changes that are occurring all at once, ir's normal for them to feel self-doubt but by talking about your feelings and trying to stay as busy and active as possible, you will be doing the things you need to be happier.

  • I'm 11 and my nipples heart I haven't started my peread or eny thing but when they touch cold ear they hert

    It is normal for breasts to feel sensitive and sore during development so try not to worry.  A soak in a warm bath will help to soothe the discomfort.  As for your period, the best way of knowing when it might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • how many questions do you get everyday? thank you vicki for all the help. i think your a role model as you help girls with all their problems and i want to grow up to be someone like you
    E xxx

    Hundreds a day at the moment.

  • Would you say it's appropriate for a 13 year old to wear perfume to school and what kind do you think?

    I love fragrance but think that if you are going to wear a perfume to school, make sure it is something light and discreet rather than an overpowering, pungent smell,  Body sprays will often be enough to enable you to feel fresh at school so you might like to try one of those too.

  • hey vicki i keep getting this white stuff coming for my breast it keeps going on my clothes what is it ??????xx

    This fluid is often released during puberty for both boys and girls and is nothing to be worried or anxious about it is caused by fluctuating hormone levels and will stop in time.

  • So I started dating this guy. And my dad always told me that I should tell him about my first boyfriend. But the thing is this boy is not in my grade. He is 2 grades above me what shall I do? Please help me!

    Why not ask your dad if you can invite someone over for dinner one night so he can get to meet and know this boy. You can then discuss his age after he has left.

  • hey there is this girl at school who i think is too bossy so idont particularly like her, but at the same time she's nice? I really dont know what to do and I'd feel mean if I was to put her in her place but I really hate bossy people! What should I do?

    You don't have to be mean to people who are a bit bossy, simply stand your ground and let them know that they need to listen to others comments and views. It may actually make them a better person.

  • I asked you this question before and i can't see the answer like something is wrong can you please answer again:
    Hey Vicki!
    1. My mom wants me to only wear and have like good quality things and doesn't want me to have plastic shoes or shirts from like bad material so can you please tell me what are your teen pads and towels made from because plastic pads make my mom's vagina itchy and she says she feels awful and doesn't want me to wear them... so what are they made of?

    I have answered this question at the weekend. And would confirm that lil-lets pads do not have the dry lock (plastic feel) cover that other pads have and our covers are cotton soft.

  • Do the Lil-Lets teens tampon range have different levels of absorbency?

    Thanks xx

    Our teens tampons come in two absorbencies; regular and super. But our core range has six absorbencies from lite to extremely heavy flow.

  • Hey vicki I'm really confused I keep getting signs of my periods but then they don't come?! I have cramps back ache and I keep getting heavier discharge but then nothing. Also I keep needing to go to the toilet more, is this normal?! Also when will my period come?? By the way I'm twelve.

    Thanks xx (and I love this site!!)

    Thank you for your support.  The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months

  • what are stretch marks ?

    For more help with this, check out my blog on Stretch Marks.

  • Hello :)
    What is the longest you can wear a night towel for? (I normally sleep way more than 8 hours!)
    (I know that leaving a tampon in for more than 8 hours is a no-go but I haven't tried them yet anyway)

    Thanks! x

    You can wear a pad all night as there are no adverse issues that can be contracted from wearing pads for longer than 8 hours.

  • Dear vicki
    I really want to use tampons but my mum has brought me pads. How do I ask her for some tampons. Plus I really like the new idea of the e-cards but I'dont want to use one of them xx From puglover

    Hi Publover, why not use the pads for the first couple of periods and then when it is time to purchasse new supplies then ask for a mixture of both pads and tampons.

  • Hello sorry if this question is a bit awkward but I'm 12 years old and I have recently noticed my vagina is really saggy. The lips to the hole are very saggy. Is this normal? I have heard about mastubation and have done it a couple times to see what it feels like but I think it's a bit weird so I am not going to do it anymore. Is this the reason? I have never had sex before and don't plan to for a long time. I have started my period but have never used tampons. Please help me thank you!

    Birdy x

    As you enter puberty your body will change and this is true for your vulva (the external part of your reproductive organs) and you will notice they start to change in shape and colour and masturbation has nothing to do with this.

  • Why doesn't the Pill make my breasts bigger yet it makes some peoples bigger? IS it something to do with my body?

    In a way yes. The pill is prescribed to prevent unwanted pregnancies, which in turn means it changes hormone levels in your body. The same hormones that some people find effect their breast size. But please don't be tempted to take the pill just to make your breasts fuller this would be very irresponsible as the pill is a form of medication and should only ever be taken under medical supervision.

  • I don't really like any school subject and don't feel particularly good at anything at school?

    It can take time for us to realise what we excel at and enjoy, so please don't stop trying new things and taking part in school subjects. Eventually you will find the subjects that interest and excite you.

  • It's not my period time but I've suddenly started getting this weird jelly discharge with a light brownish colour. Its not the normal consistency it used to be, it's almost firm jelly rather than slimy or liquid. Like actual jelly but hardened. I've had my periods for 5 years and they're not due until next month.

    If you are mid-cycle, it is possible that you are ovulating which is nothing to worry about.  However, if you are not mid-cycle, brown blood/discharge is usually considered old blood and is a clearing out of the vagina.

  • Why don't I feel ready for sex? And why do I have no sexual desires even though I love my boyfriend? I feel as if there's something wrong with my body because it never used to be like this. And I don't masturbate because I never feel aroused. Nothing does. Could it be depression?

    It could be just a phase you are going through which is not uncommon or possibly if you are talking the contraceptive pill or any other form of medication, so why not have a chat to your GP who may be able to identify why you suddenly feel this way.

  • I keep feeling thirsty more these past few days and it's weird, I don't know why, I mean I'll have a drink and an hour later I'll need more, and I get this dry throat feeling even after I've just drunk. I don't have a cold or anything. What could it be..?

    Ask your mum of guardian to book an appointment with your GP to get this checked out.

  • Does the Lil-lets products have a perfumy smell, or are they just perfume free? Thankss xxx

    With the exception of our freshen up wipes our pads, liners and tampons are perfume free.

  • Vicki, when are you goingto do a new blog? Its been over a week since you did your last one....
    Sorry...Im just a wincy bit impatient..m
    xx

    I will be writing a new blog this week. Last week was very busy with over a 1,000 questions to answer to I apologise for not posting a blog last week.

  • Hi Vicki I am 11 and I really would like to wear makeup but my mum always tells me to take it off even if I just put on lip gloss. What shall I do?? Loubylou17

    Hi Loubylou17, you really have to respect your mum's wishes.

  • Hey Vicki! Did you get to meet Zoella??!! Whats she like??!! Whats she say??!!
    Do you have time to watch her videos?
    x

    We shot the Lil-lets Let's Talk videos over two days, so yes I got to spend a lot of time Zoella on set and she is lovely, very down to earth and very funny too.

  • PLEASE ANSWER!!!!!

    I really really really really want a free sample with out my mum finding out can you plz give me a free sample!!!! It would mean so much thx also what is the diffrence between liners and pads?

    Xxx

    P.S can you use pads and liners and stuff for discharge also is it normal to have discharge for 2 years?

    If you are under the age of 16 you really do need to confirm you have parental permission and I am sure your mum will be happy for you to request a sample, after all she was a teenager once too and will understand how you feel about puberty and periods.

  • Is it normal to have small amounts of hair around the nipple area? If not, is it something for me to be worried about?

    This is perfectly normal so try not to worry.

  • Hi. Some one suggested to you to do a quiz on puberty. So are you gonna do it? It would be great! Really great!
    Thanks xx

    We have been working on a survey this weekend that should go live this week.

  • I'm 20 & my breasts still look pointy. I don't think they look like they've done growing but it feels like I haven't had a breast growth spurt since I was about 15. :(

    Breasts can take their time to become fuller, but try not to worry you still have a little longer for breast growth to occur.

  • Vicki, if Lil-lets is based in Solihull, does that mean you live in Solihull?
    xxxx

    I live very close to Solihull about 35 minutes away in Birmingham.

  • Why don't all women get hair on their armpits? I have had it since I was quite young.

    Some people have a very light covering of hair on their body and these are generally the people who have little or no under arm hair.

  • Vicki, what's your favourite food?
    xx

    Spaghetti and meatballs at the moment, but I have also just purchased a juicer and love courgette, spinach, carrot, kiwi and sunflower seed drinks.

  • Hi Vicki. You know when your on your period you release one egg, how small is it? Could we see it?
    xxx

    It is possible to see an egg with the naked eye, but your egg has dispersed before your period arrives so would not be present in your menstrual fluid.

  • I'm 19 and one of my breasts has a slit and the other doesn't. Almost like a hole. And I still have quite a bit of body hair. I thought puberty would've ended by this age.

    Puberty can continue into your early twenties and these little slits you are noticing to the nipple area are part of normal growth, for this part of the breast.

  • I've had discharge for at least a year but it is quite light in colour and there's not much of it (except some days). Also, I have hair down there but there's a patch in the middle where there isn't any hair?! Why is this and how long will I have discharge before my period?

    It is normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before a period arrives and it is normal for it to vary in amount, colour and consitency so try not to worry.  Try not to worry about the bald patch in your pubic hair as it will probably grow when it's ready.

  • Vicki, do your children live with you any more?
    xx

    My youngest daughter left home a year ago, but comes back regularly for sleepovers.

  • My breasts started growing 2years ago but they are still really small. They keep stopping growing and then carrying on. I've not started my period yet also. I was wondering why they keep starting and stopping growing?

    Try not to worry and remember that we all develop at different rates to each other.  It is possible for breasts to continue to develop up until a girl's 20's so you still have plenty of time.

  • Is a boy touching your bum count as sexual contact and is sexual contact illegal for people under 16 in uk coz someone touched my bum without lermission i was twelve and so was he did he break the sex law thing??? Xx

    It depends, if he felt your bottom over your clothes then this is not too serious although very inappropriate. However, if someone is touching your bottom underneath your underwear this is a very serious matter and you should share it with your parents or the person who cares for you.

  • Hi just a quick question or two. So you have the nipple snd then the circke thng wround it that ls the same colour ish as them and r really visible well whats it called. Also around the edges orlf that i have pubic hwir and its as long as like my longest arm hair is that normal. Finally where my long pubic hair is around it when my pubic hair goes into the skin there are some small light brown circkes they r really small bu i can see them is this normal and what are they thanks love ya xx

    The area around the nipple is called the areola and as for your pubic hair, if it's a little long, simply trim it back so it isn't visible through your underwear or swimsuit.

  • Hi vicki
    I'm thinking about getting some thongs because I don't want a knicker line. I've asked my parents if I'm allowed and they said yes I'm 12 am I too young ?? and also I have pe twice a week and don't want to get judged by other people when I'm changing what can I do ?? and I want to wear them full time so I won't wear a full knicker on them days thanks so much xxx

    As your parents have given you permission to wear thongs, it is ok but I think you should be prepared for the possibility of others having a difference of opinion.

  • Hi vicki
    I got my first period on Wednesday 13th August and ever since I've been having white discharge.
    I'm a little confused to why I havnt had my period again:-)
    Love Abbie
    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    Hi Abbie, it is perfetly normal to release discharge throughout your mentrual cycle so try not to worry.

  • hi
    so i was wondering is there any other way to have a bath or go swimming on your period without a tapmon

    You can still have a bath without wearing a tampon but in a public swimming pool, you would have to use a tampon if you were mentruating.  You might like to consider usign Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • hi vicki im 11, 12 in november and ive had discharge for more than a year now and i still havent got my period ive got all the other signs of puberty but im just waiting for my period when will it come?
    thankyou and i love your website
    from charly x

    Hi Charly, as you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that your period isn't too far away.  Thank you for the support.

  • Hi Vicki, I have used a hair removal cream 'down there' once before. I am going into year 7 in a week or so, and in my new school, i will do swimming. I have quite hairy arms and legs (I have dark hair) and I would like to remove the hair there; I have my mums permission. Will shaving hurt? Is it 'acceptable' to have hairy arms and legs in a swimming costume? And are shaving creams chemicals harmful for the skin? Sorry for such a long question! Xxx p.s: I am 11yrs old.

    As your arm and hair is quite dark, why not try getting out in the sunshine as it will help to lighten it naturally.  Be sure to use some sun protection though.  Many girls and women shave their legs as a part of their daily bathing routine and you will find that in time, it comes as second nature.  Ask your mum to show you how to do it safely for the first time.  Shaving creams are safe to use.

  • Hi Vicki,

    I'm 14 and If I touch my nipples they feel slightly sore and uncomfortable.
    Do you think their about to grow?
    Also my bra size is a 38A and it feels slightly tight against my boobs and my boobs slightly come out of it, just the top of them but I think I'm too small for a B cup.
    Also why are my nipples sore?

    Please help me

    Charlie xx

    It is normal for breasts to feel sore and tender with development and if your bra feels a little tight on you then ask your mum if you can buy a bigger bra.

  • I Vicki, I do 3 hours of dance, 2 hours of netball and 2 hours of pe and my hips are very square, does this have anything to do with my exorcize routine or is it normal??

    It's great to hear how active you are! I'm sure that all this activity has no effect on the way your hips are developing so try not to worry.  Try to remember that puberty usually lasts up until the age of 15 so try to be patient and allow yourself some time to fully develop.

  • I want to lose weight.
    I feel fat.
    Im 6.2 I don't no if that's a good weight I don't want to starve myself.
    I am middle in my class in fatness I just feel fat.
    PLEASE HELP
    thx xx

    Puberty is naturally a time for some teens to gain weight as they undergo so many physical changes with development so try not to worry and allow yourself some time to get used to these changes.  It will help of course, if you try sticking to a balanced diet filled with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, drink water and try to avoid foods that are high in fat or sugar.  By doing this and being as active as possible, you will be able to maintain a healthy weight.

  • Hey Vicki
    so in inches im
    26 underbust and 29 bust.
    I want to ask for a bra but I don't want to make a fool of myself by asking to soon.
    thx x
    P.S I wear a training bra

    Your bra size is a 30AA but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • HI vicki,
    ive noticed some whitish yellow stuff in my pants for the last couple of months is it discharge or wee
    plz answer xxxxx

    This is discharge so try not to worry.  Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced byt the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and to let us know that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.

  • 12345678910Hi viky it's juicystar
    could answer these questions for me?
    1 I have had discharge for about a year or less
    Got hair down breast buds no armpit hair when do
    You think il get my period? I'm going to 7th grade
    In september!
    2 can you tell me my bra size and if I fit a bra
    Top 73cm lower 65cm
    Thank you

    Hi Juicystar, as you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that your period isn't too far away.  As for your bra size, I make you a 30AA but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • I started my period really early, I am not even in secondary and my breasts are massive and I get almost constant stains. Some people say its because I am tall and others say its because I am fat but I am not fat {a size 6 in adult}. I am 5 3 and I am 11. Why is this happening to me???

    Try not to worry as it's perfectly normal for girls to start their period any time from the age of 8.

  • whats discharge

    Discharge is a clear mucus produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and is also used as a sign that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm worried. I have these TINY little pin prick things on my skin. They are in my higher arms, my thighs and a couple on my left chest. I have had 1 on my stomach. I can just scratch a couple without causing irritation or anything. Any ideas what they could be? I've had them a while. sometimes I panic over the smallest of things on my body, I once thought I had cancer and made myself ill by worrying over it that much. I got over it though so I don't think I have anxiety

    This might be an allergy to something but to get it checked out, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP.

  • heyy my names bobbie and when i was younger i had a horrible life changing expereance had a ruptured spleen i had that removed and i have tryed 2 times to kill my self i cut where no one can see i started my period when i was 11 and i only had 1 peirod that year and the next year i didnt have any in February this year i got run over by a van i dont have any one to talk to because im in care so maybe you could tell me about this stuff

    Hi Bobbie, self-harming is an expression of intense negative feelings that aren't your fault and it is of vital importance that you talk to someone as a matter of urgency.  Try not to worry about your periods as they are often irregular in the early stages of the menstrual cycle anyway but please do contact Mindline on 0300 1233393 or Childline on 0800 1111 as advisors will be able to offer you confidential help and support and arrange for the professional help you need.

  • Hey VICKI!!! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
    What kind of tests do you think doctors will do, if u go to them to ask about why you havent had your period for 7 months? Do u think they ll just talk about it with me or check my privates or give me medicine? Plss answer ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • Hi Vicki, I think I had my period on holiday because when I was wearing underwear I had a brown stain. I am not entirely sure though because I went swimming every day. Should I count this as my period or not? Thank you so much. xx

    It is possible for brown discharge to present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian for some sanitary towels and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I was the one who said about having cramps and back pains all that day, and asking if this was to do with my period. I got my first period today!! But the pain is unbearable, I have a hot water bottle on my tummy and have taken some parecetamol, but are there any other ways to reduce the pain?
    Thank you xx

    As your back pain is bad, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP.

  • Hi Vicki ๐Ÿ’•
    I just turned 13 (today๐ŸŽ‰) and in early August I got my period for the first time. It started out a brownish discharge and then became a period and finished with the same darkish discharge and lasted 6-7 days? I'm underweight and I know that. I'm 4ft 10 and weigh 31kg. I eat normally but just have fast metabolism. I'm scared my periods going to disappear what do I do? ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

    Try not to worry as during the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • I was looking at some of the questions that have been answered and I was wondering wether I should try masterbating (sorry if spelled wrong) but I am kinda scared because there are all of these people saying that they're addicted to it , what should I do?????

    Masturbation is something that is felt instinctively and naturally and isn't something you should do simply because others are doing it.

  • xx PART 2 xx
    girls in my class talk about there bras and how they have expensive ones and a girl asked me why i didnt wear one. i just dont want to but i tried to brush off her question. these girls arent my friends. my friends are really nice and dont judge me. its just that i am happy with the size of my breasts and i dont need a bra right now so what do i do to stop this happening at school. it makes me uncomfortable. thank you. you are the first person to know this. im gonna call myself E
    thanks

    As I mentioned in Part 1 E, you stay true to yourself and don't feel pressured into doing something that you're not ready for.

  • xx PART 1 xx
    hey vicki, this website is AMAZING!!! it is so useful and i come on it everyday to see if my questions have been answered. my fave part is the ask vicki part as it is like you are a friend that can help with everything! thank you so much. the thing is i go to a girls school, and in pe when we have to change most people wear a bra and i dont want to yet and im comfortable with a vest right now but i feel like people look at me because i dont wear one.

    Thank you so much for your support, I'm more than happy to help.  As for not being ready to wear a bra just yet, you shouldn't feel pressurised into doing something you're not ready for so continue to wear a vest or crop top until you feel differently.  It really shouldn't matter what others think.

  • Hi Viicki,
    i'm 13 years old and have had my period for just over a year and have been developing boobs for about 3 and a half years, but my boobs are really small, one seems to be slightly bigger than the other, they haven't grown in ages and since i have had a major spine operation they seem to be a bit smaller too!! I'm really worried that they won't even out and grow!! please answer!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Try to remember that we all develop at different rates to each other and it is very normal to notice more development in one breast than the other so try to be patient and allow some time for them to fully develop and even out. 

  • Hi, I'm 15 and I have started my periods but I've never had mood swings. Is this normal and will I get them later on?

    Not everyone experiences mood swings, so please don't worry this is all very normal and nothing to worry about.

  • Hi Vicki!
    I read a question about somebody talking to a boy online. I talk to people over a game, but it is totally safe chat, just about horses, and in game things (like the horses I own on the game) would you approve? Nothing I ever say to anyone is personal info, and I would block and report if I got something I didn't think is suitable, so would you say that I'm being safe? Sometimes people ask me about my hobbies and I reply " I like music and sport" Would you say that I'm being responsible and safe?

    You seem to be responsible but I see no reason why you cannot share these friendships with your parents so they are aware of who these people are just as an extra precaution.

  • hi vicky, right so my 18 year old brother has been dating his girlfriend for 4 years now and she is like my big sister, now she has a younger brother who is 2 years older than me, we like talk all the time and everything and were really close, we always say that we like would meet up if they weren't our siblings, and it would be weird if we were to go out right because if they were to get married he would be my brother-in-law and I just don't know what to do?
    thanks, lily

    Hi Lily, it would be fine for you to date this boy and not weird at all.

  • My friends say that I am not as friendly as I was in year 7 when I was eleven years old, is it because my body is changing or is it normal for when I turned a teenager?

    It is normal for teenagers to notice a change to their moods from time to time and you may find our section on Emotions under the Puberty tab a useful read.

  • Dear Vicki

    So I get like little pains in my lower stomach and i thought it might have been period pains (i have not started yet) but they have been going on for over a month it is also in my lower back and occasionally in my vagina area.
    what do you think it is?
    love
    Rosa

    It is normal to notice stomach cramps as a sign that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives and this can be noticed for a year or so before and even after your period has arrived as you continue to mature.

  • Hi,it's the day of my period today and it hasn't started yet should I be worried that I am pregnant just yet? I have started my period one day earlier than the last each month for some reason should I be worried that I'm pregnant?

    The only way you could possibly be pregnant is if you have had sexual intercourse with a male.  During the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • Hey Vicki!

    For a couple of weeks now I've been getting brown stuff in my underwear each week on one day it sometimes stops but carries on again. I noticed some darker spots the other day and a orangey one. Is this my period? Because I know it can be brown but not for this long!

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.  Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • My period is quite heavy and sticky is this normal?!

    This is perfectly normal but if you should begin to feel tired and washed out, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP for peace of mind.

  • Are you supposed to shave your pubic hair? If so how, and how often?

    you do not have to remove this hair at all if you do not wish to and lots of girls prefer to keep it just as it is, or trim it back when it gets a little unruly.

  • Hi. When were you born?
    I was in June 7.
    Sorry if too personal...

    February 10th.

  • In About Vicki page, I always stare at your picture like for 5 minutes, and I zoom in to it. I do it like everyday!
    Am I weird???

    It's not weird to want to get to know the person you ask questions, but I can think of better things you could be looking at.

  • hi vicki, so in year 7 and 8 i had a really good group of friends hwever in year 9 we all fell out a lot and one by one they all left. now i sit on my own at lunch as i am to shy to talk to or make friends with anyone
    any advice? thanks lara xx

    Hi Lara, friendships do change over time and this is quite normal during your teenage years. Why not consider joining some school sports teams or drama or music groups. Meeting new people is very important and even if you are shy you can still take part in activities.

  • Vicki, are the wipes for your hands or for your bum??
    Thanks xx

    Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes are to help keep down there fresh and clean.

  • Hi Vicki. Do you do applicator tampons AND non-applicator tampons?
    And how big are they??
    Thanks xx

    In our teens range, we do both applicator and non-applicator tampons.  The non-applicator comes in both Regular and Super and the applicator is in Regular.

  • I have diffrent size breasts im 1o
    One of my beasts are still growing but the other hasnt started growing yet is that natural

    It is perfectly normal to notice more breast development in one breast than the other and there really is no such thing as two perfectly symmetrical breasts so please try not to worry.

  • Vicki, whats the differences being a virgin and not virgin?
    I know that a not virgin has had sex but can you like feel not being virgin?
    xx

    A virgin is someone who has not had sexual intercourse.

  • At what age do boys start releasing semen in their sleep? Is it right after their testes drop? xx

    Just like girls notice changes during puberty, so do boys and in their teen years semen is very often released involuntarily. As for testes, they drop when a boy is a baby. As teenagers the testes start to grow and the skin that surrounds them can very often stretch giving the appearance that the testicles have dropped but the truth is they haven't.

  • Hello
    i was in Tesco and i saw one of your booklets by the pharmacy so i picked it up but i didn't want my mum to see.Anyway i got to the end and it was talking about tss im quite worried\curious i haven't started my period yet but could you tell me some information about tss ?
    thank u
    Sparrow31 xxxxx

    Hi Sparrow31, it is always good to be informed about illnesses but try to remember that TSS is extremely rare and many millions of women use tampons every day with no ill effect and enjoy the freedom they bring.

  • Hi viki,
    I'm a bit confused:/ do you count 28 days for your next period the day you you get one or the day you finish ??
    Please answer as soon as you can ๐Ÿ’™
    Thank you!! xox

    To find out how long your menstrual cycle lasts, simply count on the number of days from the start of your last period to the start of your next.

  • I checked discharge the other day and there was some brow stuff not sure what this was but just thought I would check because I have had some pain in my lower back and that below area so yeah. please answer asap

    -Anon ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some dsniatry towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Can poo slip down to the front of your pants ?!!;!,!,?;?

    If you have noticed a brown discharge in the front of your underwear, there is a chance that this could be your period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian for some sanitary towels and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Hi,
    My discharge recently has been causing me trouble.
    1)It is producing weird smells, how can i get rid of the smell.
    2)I am getting a lot more the last two weeks and I do not want to wear liners but it is getting so annoying.

    It is normal for discharge to have a slight odour but nothing too offensive but by wearing pant liners, you will help to minimise any odour.  You might also like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes as they will help to keep you feeling clean and fresh down there too.

  • Hello viki!!
    What should the colour of the normal period be

    Menstrual blood usually appears red or brown coloured.

  • Hi Vicki
    I I just wondered when I will start my period as I have had stomach cramps discharge 12-18 months I have pubic hair under arm hair I need to shave my legs the discharge is getting heavier my mum started at 11 so did my sister (I'm 11) I wear a 30a bra headaches all of the symptoms so when will I get my period? Thanks Vicki xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(so I know it's mine)

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that your period ins't too far away.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 14 I haven't had my period and I don't have discharge or boobs
    Anyway
    My little sis had hers when she was 3 and she is like fully developed with her boobs and is very tall mum said she is going through precious puberty what is this?
    And why havent I got my period do u think its close considering I have no signs?

    Not everyone experiences discharge or breast development before their period arrives, so please try not to worry. As for your sister I am sure your mum has explained that this is when a child enters puberty at a very early age and it is very unusual.

  • What should I not do when im on my period?

    Periods are a perfectly natural occurrence for every girl and they shouldn't prevent you from doing anything.  However, if you are menstruating and want to go swimming, tampons are the only form of sanitary protection you can use.

  • Hi Vicki i think you should create conversation mode so we can have conversations with you privatly because some ppl recognose my questions or we could have a conversation with others and make a topic so people know what its about and can join the conversatiom

    All conversations are confidential as your e-mails are not displayed...even to me and I am sure no one will know it is you asking me a question and if real names are used I change them if you have not done so already.

  • Hi vicki, I really like this guy he is in the year below me but anyway i really want to go out out with him but im not allowed a boyfriend for 2 years im 14 atm, i really want to be aleast friends but when ever i see him at school i go bright red and he would probably find it weird if i randomly started talkin to him

    For more help with this, check out my blog on Your First Love.

  • Hi, my name is Rachael. I get very intense period pain. I'm 16, and have had my period for about 2 years now. I get very hot, and I can't walk. I also almost pass out. I' sometimes throw up as well. . What should I do?

    Ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP to ensure everything is as it should be.

  • Hi Vicki,

    I'm 13 and I noticed something weird about my breast the other night. When I layed on my side my nipple went on the side too. It did t stay on the middle, instead my nipple went to my side. I'm a 34 A cup. Please help! Thanks!

    This is perfectly normal so try not to worry.

  • Dear Viki,
    I had my period at the end of May, and it was lighter brown at first, then the next couple days it was smaller and darker brown, was it my period? I haven't gotten it again and it is the end of August. Should I wear a panty liner every day to prepare? Thank youโค๏ธ

    This is your period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.  Pant liners will protect your underwear not only from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage too.

  • Hey so on the fisrt day of school i saw this guy and i fell in love with him !!! But he doesnt notice me ! Wat should i do ! Hes like the hotest guy ever how can i get him to notice me !

    Be yourself, when you see him smile for a couple of seconds and then look away and you never know he may just start to notice you too!

  • I'm thirteen I am having a few stomach aces and I might be havering discharge and been really moody what shall I do

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you have been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • 50 days have passed for my periods bt it doesnt came.. I m very scared bt i doesnt do anything like sex.. What should i do now?

    During the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormoens to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period so try not to worry as it might be irregular like this for up to 2 years.

  • Hi vicki, since im now in senior school my parents have been thinking about college, uni ect. Although iys good to think about the future, im only 12. Im disabled, so the job ive dreamed,about i cannot do but my nan always says i should do languages but i really dont. Yes i got highest english in my whole year and very high grades, they might not say like that. I will try my hardest for them to but i will not know

    You have plenty of time to work out what you want to do in the future and my advice would be to study hard in all of the subjects you take so you can leave your options open for whatever you feel is best for you in relation to further education and your chosen career.

  • I am 13 and I have only ever worn little crop vest things, and that's
    mainly just cause everyone is covered up in some way when we change for games lessons at school, nearly all the other girls in my year wear like, cup bras and I'm wondering if I should too, my breasts have grown recently but they're still really pointy and the cups seem rounder what size should they be to wear an actual bra?

    Most breasts are triangular in shape as they develop but you may still find a bra comfortable to wear if you feel ready to do so.

  • Hi

    I'm really sorry if this question is innapropriate because I don't mean it to be but, when you first have sex, and the bit if skin breaks, does it hurt?

    Thanks x

    If you care for each other and take your time then sexual intercouse should not be painful at all.

  • Hi Vicki, i am really embarrassed to ask my mum for a new bra because the ones i have now are way to small! Please help, Olivia

    Hi Olivia, mums know all about bras and how important it is to change them when they get too small, so why not show her the marks your bra is leaving on your skin and I am sure she will take you shopping for a new bra.

  • Hiya, ive had pubic hair for 4 years, breast developement for 3 1/2 years(im a 32B) , discharge for 3 years and ive been getting it every day for 1 1/2 years. Im a healthy weight and i live a healthy lifestyle, but am not overly athletic or anything. I am 13 1/2 years old. Is there something wrong with me, when will my period come??? plz help!! xx chelsea

    Hi Chelsea, there is nothing wrong with you, it's simply that your body is not yet ready for your period to arrive. Be patient it will happen when the time is right for you.

  • What happens when your period goes brown?๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    Menstrual fluid can be lots of colours ranging from light brown to dark red and it really does not mean anything and some people only every notice light brown fluid, which is perfectly fine.

  • Hi Vicki, I started my period last week, and I was just wondering, should I wear a pad all the time or just when my period is on? Thanks xx

    You only need to wear a pad when you are on your period and for the last day or so your flow may be so light a pant liner is all you need to wear. 

  • Hi vicki,

    I started my period for the first ever time last month, I was due on the 4th but, I was 11 days late. Will this be a problem for me in the future as I won't be able to predict or know when I'm on? What shall I do if this continues?

    Thanks so much,I'm very worried ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    Periods can be irregular for the first few years and whilst you continue your journey through puberty. But as time goes by they will regulate, for now keep some pads and liners with you at all times...just in case.

  • What do period cramps feel like? :)

    For some they are like a dull ache in the groin, lower back and tummy and they pass after a few minutes.

  • Hey Vicki, I am very hairy I have hair around my nipples (p.s I have no boobs) I've had it since I was 10 and now I'm 12. By now it's very long it's like 20 around my nipple it's really gross. I have it in the middle of my chest too what do I do please help!!! I've been told it would go away naturally but nope. Also I have a really dark mustache. I've had that since I was 7 and now 12. Once Again Told It Was Gonna disappear and nope. It's really long and dark now please help!๐Ÿน๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒน

    Try not to worry as it is perfectly normal to develop hair in various places all over your body so, talk to your mum or guardian about using a hair bleaching kit or waxing kit to use at home, particularly for your facial hair as it makes you feel self-conscious.  You might also like to consider using a professional beautician to remove the hair for you.

  • Hi , after I use a tampon I've noticed that my period kind of seems to stop for 24h then starts again this is really annoying as I don't no if it is the end of the time or not. Is this normal if not what can I do ? Also during my
    period I've noticed small balls of blood like its clotted is this normal if not what can i do ? Thanks Soz that it's long :)

  • Hey vicki๐Ÿ’ซ
    I've got a close friend who is a boy but we've fallen out at the moment and I know it's my fault. I've recently started my period and my mood swings keeping messing things up!
    What can I do to help us him understand I don't want to be harsh and just get back to how we used to be?
    From Amy

    Hi Amy, have a quiet word with your friend and let him know that your moods are all over the place now you are a teenager, I am sure he will understand and you do not have to go into too much detail about this only happening when you are on you period. For your part, you should also try to manage and control your moods when you are around others.

  • Hiya Vicki, this isn't so much a question, but I'd just like to say thanks:) You've helped me with a lot of my issues and problems when I've felt like I couldn't talk to anyone. I appreciate it!

    You are more than welcome and I hope you realise I will always be here for you when you need to chat something over.

  • Hi vicki๐Ÿ’ซ
    I've seen in previous questions you've said to get free samples you click on contact at the bottom of the page but what do you do once that page is open?
    Sorry if you've answered this before but I can't find it anywhere
    From Amy x

    Hi Amy, you complete the form and it is then e-mailed to me.

  • I'm on holiday with my friend and her parents and I'm on my period and there's blood in my pants and at one point it missed the pad and went onto my trousers and I don't know what to do because I'm not with my mum and normally I can just get them washed easy but these arnt my parents and I don't know what to do please help me

    Try not to worry and tell your friend's mum as I'm sure she will be able to help you by getting them rinsed through.  Have a great holiday and don't worry.

  • Hi vicky . I'm thirteen And started my period about two months back .it lasted about a week then stopped , but when it came back again it hasn't really stopped for more than a week . About three weeks ago I got it really heavy which really scared me . A lot of my clothes were ruined , I couldn't swim at all on holiday , and it's just not stopping properly. It's really scary . I'm more scared than embarrassed . My mum says I might be anemic , and I'm always tired now. What to I do ?! Is this normal ??

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  However, as you're feeling tired and lethargic, there is a chance that you might be anaemic so ask your mum to book an appointment with your GP for peace of mind.

  • I am going into year 10 and will be 15 soon, i havent had my period yet. Although they can start as late as 16, i am quite worried. I have had discharge since year 5/6 so 4 years. I have pubic hair and hair under the arm. I also have spots and oily hair / skin. Is there any reason ehy its not come and do i need to see my gp? Helpppp

    Try not to worry as there are always exceptions to the rule and I can only guess that your period isn't too far away now.

  • Vicki,

    I started puberty 2 years ago, when I was 11 so when do you think I will start my period?
    Leah x

    Hi Leah, the best way of telling when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Hi vicki
    I was just wondering when i will stop growing, i mean i've just turned 12 and i started my period about a year ago and im really heavy, like, i have to wear two pads adult size night pads at night so i dont leak and even then sometimes thats not enough and im already quite tall (5,4") and have been most my life due to my dads side of the family. my breast size is a 30 A.
    Thanks xx

    It is normal for girls to develop through puberty, usually up until the age of 15 so you still have a while to go.  If you find that your period is persistently heavy, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP to get it checked out for peace of mind.

  • I really want to start wearing bras as i think i need them but i dont know how to ask

    For some help with this, check out my blog on Talking to Mum and Dad.

  • hi vicki,
    well according to u ive started my period but the this is since i started on the 19th of august and probably finished on the 25th of august if my period was regular what day would i start my next one.
    6789998212(just so i know its me)
    thnks

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  It might be irregular like this for up to 2 years.

  • I have had discharge for over a year and I still haven't gotten my period yet. Should u be concerned?

    Try not to worry as there are always exceptions to the rule.

  • is it normal to feel like the world is against you when your 12 years old?

    Absolutely yes as puberty is a time when teens are being rewired in preparation for reproduction and their serotonin levels are at their lowest leaving them susceptible to stress.  So, look at ways of boosting your self-confidence, joining a club for something you enjoy might be a good place to start and most importantly of all, talk to your family and friends about how you're feeling as this will help you cope with all of these changes.

  • Hi viki I'm 12 my sister says I don't need a bra I asked her if I should ask my mum from a bra she said no but when I where a croptop I feel so little and when I run and jump it does not give me the suport I need what do I do ? Also I don't know what size of breat I am and I don't have access to a measuring tape ? How do I tell what size I am?
    P.s I have small breasts

    Fifi xx

    Try not to feel embarrassed and ask your mum what she thinks.  If you can manage to get hold of a measuring tape, I will be able to do a bra sizing for you if you measure all the way round the front and back directly below your bust and then do the same again but only over your bust at the fullest point.

  • Im just about to start my fourth ever period and i have been having to use the lil lets adults tampons and some times another brand which is for heavier periods. I am only 11 ( birthday was on august 7th ). Is this okay?

    As long as your menstrual flow is heavy enough to be absorbed by the tampon you use, it should be ok.  For more help with this, check out my blog on Understanding absorbencies.

  • I am going swimming with my friend and I am not sure what to do. Do I tell her I am on my period or not? And do I put the tampon before I see her or when I am getting ready? Btw this is the first time I have had my period.

    Please try not to worry and feel pressured into using tampons if you don't feel ready.  As this is your first period, you might need some time to get used to your menstrual flow before you do this.  Why not be honest with your friend and tell her that your period has arrived and you don't feel ready to use tampons just yet and I'm sure she will understand if you opt out of swimming this time.  However, if you would still like to go, Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • I keep putting toilet roll in my knickers and crop tops because I have started my boobs but they are tiny ad I have a boyfriend p.s I'm 11 and I'm worrie that I will not have discharge and start my period straight away but I'm starting school in a week

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months and this happens for the vast majority of girls so try not to worry.  If you are releasing discharge, try using pant liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.  Toilet roll will move around in your underwear and will be a little uncomfortable so pant liners would definitely be a better option for you.

  • How can I ask for a bra and how will i know what size i am?

    For help with this, check out my blog on Talking to Mum and Dad and as for working our your bra size, if you can get hold of a measuring tape, measure all the way around your front and back directly below your bust and then do the same again but only over your bust at the fullest point.  Record these two measurements and come back to me.

  • I haven't started my period yet but I have been having discharge in my knickers. I have experienced stitch like feelings in my stomach and near my hips but today when I went to the toilet and wiped myself I saw some white/clear pieces of skin or something is this normal?

    It is normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before your period arrives and it can also dry into little pieces so try not to worry.

  • hi vicki!! I have been having discharge for quite along time now, but i havent started my period yet, i am quite worried because all my friends have started their period and have big boobs, my boobs are 32A and i get called flatchested by boys and girls all the time.

    thankyou xx

    Try not to worry and remember that we all develop at different rates to each other.  The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Hi vicki,
    I am a swimmer and i swim about 4 times a week for a couple of hours each time and im worried if i start my period because it will be really embarrasing. What shall i do? How to i cover it up? and will i have to start wearing a tampon straight away? Oh and im 13 and 14 in feb.
    Plz answer xxxxxxxx

    Try not to worry and remember that it is normal for girls to release discharge for between 6-12 months before their period arrives and many girls experience stomach cramps and their discharge increases too.  As you are a keen swimmer, you might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially fro the smaller bodies of young girls.  All it takes is a little practice and the trick is to insert the tampon high enough into the vagina so only the cord is showing.

  • Hi viki it me fifi you answer a question of mine before. My question is I have had discharge for about 2 years is it Normal? I'm 12

    Hi Fifi, there are always exceptions to the rule and I can only guess that as you've been releasing discharge for so long, your period isn't too far away.

  • Hi vicki, I wear a 30aa bra and when I'm at school the straps ride up my back and even when I loosen it it still happens, I don't know what to do about it because the front does the same although it feels really loose. I'm so confused and need some help. Thanks

    Your bra is probably too small which is why it is riding up your back.  Ask your mum or guardian if you can go bra shopping and be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • Hi Vikki ,
    I recently asked about seeing discharge from my vagina , and now I am finding it in my pants , should I tell my mum because I really don't want to... As I get embarrassed about talking to her about this stuff( last time I hinted that I wanted to shave by saying that my legs were really hairy , but she then replied that I diddnt need to shave) but I did it because they were REALLY hairy and she diddnt notice ... That's why I don't want to talk to her about this stuff ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Thanks
    Annie xxx

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed talking to her about releasing discharge.  You could start the conversation by asking if she would consider buying you some Lil-Lets teens Liners that will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi Vicky
    . i never talk to my mum about periods and stuff because i never wanted to so she doesn't push it. But i feel i really need to talk to her because i feel that i will be starting my period soon because all my sisters and my mum all got it when they were my age. Mum doesn't no how to check her emails ao i cant send her an e card. She always has some pads in the house so all i need to do is ask. But i just don't no how to do it. What will i do???

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed talking to her about periods and she will be able to support you through this special time in your life.  Why not start the conversation by asking if she will grant her permission for you to request a free sample from us by following the link from the home page of this website.  Check out my blog on Talking to Mum and Dad about puberty.

  • Hi vicki, i was wondering when i would start my period. Im 13, i have pubic hair but no underarm hair. i have to shave my legs, i have boobs like you know for real bras not training bras, i have had discharge daily for 18 months (or so) and i have recently been having occasional cramps in my upper belly. my mom was 13 when she got hers and im actully a little passt the mark in with she got hers like 3 or 4 months. so when do you think i will get my period?

    xxxxx Ashley (so i knkow its mine)

    Try not to worry as we don't always follow our mums at being the same age starting our period but as you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • Vicki which shops can I get the teenbooklet from Vicki?

    They are avaiable to pick up for free from most Tesco pharmacies.

  • I'm going on a trip with my class in September I haven't got my period yet.
    I was wondering if i should take my teen starter pack with me ? By the way I will be there for five days straight.
    Thanks from
    Cha cha

    Hi Cha Cha, a Lil-Lets teens Starter Pack will have the products you need for starting your period.   By having this and keeping some Lil-Lets Day towels close to hand, you will be prepared.  We currently have a Summer offer in stores where you are able to purchase a packet of our teens Day towels with free pant liners too.

  • Why when I get really happy or exited, I need to go for a poo??? Like right now!! What do I do, go for a poo? Heh that rhymes!
    Its..really weird..sorry if inappropriate..? Its just freekin' me out!

    It could be that your muscles tense up and cause your faeces to move down your bowels, ready for release. It is not unusual and happens to lots of us.

  • people always afend me and call me ginger pubes but, I am worried if I get them what should I do ??

    Try not to be offended at all as having ginger hair and ginger pubic hair is perfectly normal and some of the most beautiful people in the world have it.  If you act like you're bothered and upset by what they say, they will keep doing it so try to ignore them instead.  If they continue to upset you, talk to a teacher about it.

  • Umm...er, Vicki? Do you get angry easily? I mean, are you an angry person..?

    I am not really someone who gets angry, I always try to see everything from both sides so I can understand why things happen.

  • Hi. Okay PLEASE lets make this really clear. Will my parents find out if I order a teenbooklet from this website on my own with out my parents KNOWING??? Will they come up to me and say "Hey, Have you orderd something from the internet?" . So I want to keep it a secret that I have this teen booklet. OK Vicki?
    Thankyou xxx

    If it is posted and arrives in your letterbox, then yes your parents may see it, but I am sure they will not mind as hundreds of mums request the booklet from me every week so they can pass it to their daughters.

  • (part 2) I tried to talk to her but she got angry with me and said I was saying she could only have one friend, which isn't true. I asked her if maybe we could meet up a bit more and talk a bit more. I don't know what to do because her and her new best friend do all the things we used to do together and it really upsets me, I cry every day about it and self harm, and I also tried to kill myself :'( i have barely any friends at my new school either :( please help me! Thank you xx

    I understand how upset you are feeling but it is very common for us to outgrow our friendships sometimes.  Instead of focusing on all the things this girl is doing with her new best friend, focus on your and make new friends, join new groups and in no time you will find a new special friend or friends of your own.

  • (part 1) Please help me!
    I used to be best friends with a girl but I had to leave the school. The next year, when I was at my new school, she got a new best friend. It's all she ever talke about and on all of her social media she has put the name if her best friend in her bio :'(

    For some help with this, check out my blog on Keeping and Making friends.

  • Hi Vicki! I'm 13 (14 in January)I started developing breasts just under 2 years ago (around) But I'm still the same cup size AA, I can see myself that they haven't really changed! Why are they taking so long to grow?! They aren't even fully developed (as in there shape) They start feeling sore for like a week or so then it goes for abit and nothings changed! Why is it taking so long?! Thanks xx

    Sore, tender breasts are a sign of development so try to be patient and you will begin to notices changes in the shape and size of your breasts.

  • I'm 13 and I am quite small for my age. I don't have any boobs and I'm teased about not even fitting into a cup AA! I feel really insecure about my body and I'm worried about the future! I haven't started yet and I don't have many hairs, am I just behind??????

    Try not to worry and remember that we are all different with bodies that develop at different rates to each other.  You should try to ignore any teasing as it is quite possible for breasts to continue to develop up until your 20's so try to be patient.  the best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • My mum has loads of piercings and tattoos. I really wanted my cartilage pierced and my parents said yes TWICE and then went back on it. I find this really unfair and my mum got hers done around my age? She said no because she didn't want me to get it done with a gun. I found a body piercers nearby that do body piercings so I asked my mum for a belly button piercing (she got hers done around my age aswell) and she won't even talk about it! What should I do to get her to listen? (I can pay for it myself)

    Why not sit down quietly with your parents and ask them why they are so against you having a piercing, try not to get angry or defensive and hear what they have to say, it may be that based on their own personal experience they feel it is better for you to wait and whatever the outcome you should respect their decision.

  • Hi vicki I'm sorry if this is inappropriate but me and and my boy friend had sex we are 12 and I no it is against the law he used a condom but I'm think I have an infection bc we did it in the woods so no 1 would see should I tell my mum?!?!?

    Yes you should tell your mum immediately and even though this was unlawful she will ensure you get any treatment you need especially if you have an infection.

  • I really don't like my school. It's a church school and I'm not religious and they basically force their religious opinions onto you. My parents are religious and this school is the best in my area so they wanted me to go there. You have to choose your options in year 8 and I don't feel comfortable doing that. I've just left year 7. My best friend goes to another school that I originally wanted to go to . How should I explain to my parents that I want to move?

    You can sit down with your parents and discuss why you would like to attend a different school but it will ultimately be their decision.

  • Hi vicki,
    i found out that 2 of my close friends put on their status on a social networking site a list of their closest friends and i'm not there. it has always been the 8 of us together but one of them was nasty to me and she told everyone what happened between us so we all fell out. we have had a lot of problems over the school year. i have other friends but i feel like they try and take me away from them. should i stop being their friend? what should i do?
    love, 5soslover4life xxx

    It is possible for us to to outgrow our friends at times but the behaviour of your so called closest friends is nothing short of bullying.  So, check out my blog on Keeping and Making friends and decide if you really want to keep them in your life.

  • part 2But still on the discharge, what for you think i should do because normally i wear just 1 pant liner a day and now it can be up to 2 wish means i have to bye more wish is even more money, i went to the doctor before and talked a little about this and she said to wear a pad, do you think that would be ok if i did? But then the problem with that is that pads make me itchy on my vagina so please help!!!!
    P.s my discharge has never been this heavy thanks. Kiki

    Hi Kiki, it is normal for some girls to notice the release of heavy discharge so try not to worry.  You might like to try changing your pant liner more regularly to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there and this should also help to reduce any irritation you might have.  You might also like to try our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes to keep you feeling more comfortable too.

  • Hiya viki its kiki again,
    today (Sunday) i put a pant liner on after swimming and was in my room when it felt quiet wet when i moved my let, so i went imy toilet and saw a bbig yellow streak and some clear substance wish is my normal discharge....i knew it was heavy because i could feel it in my pant liner....also my boobs are quiet sore and they are so some that i have to wear my padded bra. continued in part 2

    Response in Part 1.

  • I asked this before but never saw the answer! The last twice I have been in my period I have had diarrhoea is this a coincidence or Is something wrong I haven't had diarrhoea off my period thanks x

    I have answered your question several times and it is a fact that due to muscles contracting around the uterus to help release menstrual fluid, this can very often leave us with diarrhoea from time to time.

  • if I gave tampons ago would I have to change it everytime I went to the toilet?

    No not at all, but you may want to move the string to the side to avoid it getting wet.

  • Hi Vicki. Im 13 and my older sister is 16. Her boyfriend is also 16 and he was round the other night to watch a movie. It was all dark, just the light of the TV and my sister went to get us more chocolate. Whilst she was gone he sat right beside me and kissed me on the lips, I tried pulling away but he held me then said "Don't tell your sister, you will hurt her real bad."Im really worried because I love my sister and I don't want to hurt her by telling her. What should I do? ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ -India.

    India, not only would I tell your sister, I would also tell your parents too as this boy's behaviour and blackmailing is totally unacceptable and he needs a talking too.

  • What should I not do when im on my period?

    Your period should not stop you from doing anything or enjoying your life as you would normally,

  • Vicki, you know the picture in About Vicki, is that you? You look really pretty. Umm how long ago was it taken?

    The picture was taken when we launched the teens range in September 2011.

  • hi, Vicki!
    this is quite embarrassing, but i am a lesbian and currently have a girlfriend. we are both under 16 and i was wondering if there were any laws against us being sexually active. i'm sorry if this is inappropriate.
    thanks! T xxxxxx

    The age of consent is for everyone regardless of their sexuality and covers all forms of sexual intimacy.

  • Vicki...are you a smiley person? :)
    please say you are. In the picture you smiled. When ever I look at it it makes me smile :)
    Is that pretty lady really you?

    It is me in the photo. I am generally a happy person....my children would say I am too happy in the mornings as they're all grumpy when they wake up.  I was told once, if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. So every time I pass someone I smile, hopefully it's contagious and they smile back!

  • Vicki, which one is the newest video and how do you know which one. Also how often new ones come out? Thanks xxx

    I think the one with Alexandra Burke talking about relationships was our last video posted and they will continue to be shown through the summer months.

  • Hi, Vicki I have had my periods for about 3 years and at the start of this year I wanted to try a tampon and I couldn't get it to go in, I have bought different types brands and absorbencies but nothing work I am certain I'm doing it correctly by the amount of videos watched. I am scared to tell my mum because she never used tampons and said it was my choice to use them.
    Thank you

    The trick is to be releaxed and to be sure to insert the tampon high enough into the vagina that only the cord is showing.  You might like to try using Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use .

  • I'm 14 and I haven't gotten my period yet,but for over a year I have been getting discharge which is gradually increasing. Does this mean I will get my period soon? Also,why do I have such small breasts!?!?

    As you've been releasing discharge for over a year, I would guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • hi my names jade I have a boyfriend whos just turned 16 and im 14. I don't really know how to tell if he loves me or not. how can I tell please help

    You are both so young, so why not be yourselves and try to enjoy being in each other's company and getting to know each other better as friends.  In time, you will be able to see how your relationship develops.


  • So in my school i have a group of 7 girls including me and there is another group of guys we hated each other and teased each other. i have feelings for this guy in the group i told 1 boy to tell him but he just told everyone a few months later i told everyone i dont like him anymore (but i still did) then on the last day i told someone to tell him how i really felt. i'll probably never get to see him again i want to be reassured that he didnt think i was messin about or lying i dont know what to
    h88

    As you're all going off to different schools now, I would try not to worry.  You can only assume that your message was received and he has chosen to ignore it because he might have been hurt that you told everyone you didn't like him or he simply doesn't feel the same about you.  Try to move on and forget about him now as if he did like you, he would get a message to you.

  • Hey Vicki!
    I have a few questions...
    1. My mom wants me to only wear and have like good quality things and doesn't want me to have plastic shoes or shirts from like idk bad material so can you please tell me what are your teen pads and towels made from because my mom wonders cause plastic pads make her vagina itchy and she says she feels awful after them so what are they made of?
    2. Do you ship free samples to Slovenia?
    Please answer to all questions. Thank you.

  • if I wanted to have sex how would I know if I was ready and how should I go about it?

    First you would have to find someone you care for deeply and know very well. Then nature will let you know if you are ready to be sexually intimate and the rest should come very naturally.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm 14 this year and I've started my period about a year ago
    I had this brown watery liquid from my vagina and my period have not came in a month. My vagina itches too, I suspected it is yeast infection bcos I had it once before but there was so white cottage like substance instead of that brown liquid. I'm really worried it's gonna be some kind of disease or anything.

    It does sound very much like a yeast infection and this can quickly be treated if you  visit your GP or local Brook clinic.

  • When i was little i fell over and i split my vagina ive not started my periosyet and im 13 ive been hurting and geting like kicks down there well not kicks but it feels like it and crqmps and big discharges my pants are covered in it i shower everyday just wondering if something could be wrong xx thanks from
    Bobbie mai

    Hi Bobbie mai, these little cramps are experienced by lots of girls your age as their body prepares for puberty and is nothing to worry about. As for discharge the amount produced can vary from time to time so please try not to worry.

  • What websites or brands do you recommend for spotty skin that isn't to expensive?xx

    Here in the office we quite like Superdrugs own brand of Tea Tree skincare products.

  • Hello Vicki my name is jordan and im 16 my boyfriend really wants to have sex with me and so do i. But i dont know how to tell my mom. Also when i see my boyfriend i give him a kiss to say hello and then i get that tingling feeling in my down there. Please help me

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    It is very normal to have tingly feelings when you see someone you find attractive, but sex is a big decision to make so please consider contraception before you are sexually active and this may be the way you start the conversation off with your mum, by asking her what contraception she would recommend. But remember that she may not yet be ready to hear this news from her daughter and may need some time to get used to the idea.

  • vicki i have realllllyyyyy bad period cramps and its really heavy help! zz

    Heavy periods can very often leave girls with tummy pain and my tip is to get active and go for a walk, swimming or have a dance in your room. I appreciate that it may be the last thing on your mind, but it will help, as will a warm bath or hot water bottle.

  • Hi Vicki I'm sorry if I'm asking too many questions but I love this website so much and it's helped me find out more information about my first period, but I have had my period for 4 days now and i just finished it and I know for most people there's a big gap until the next one. I'm 12 nearly 13 so how long until the next one do you think? Because I'm so excited for my next period, I hope it's not too long!

    Ayesha :)

    Hi Ayesha, I really cannot say as periods can very often be irregular with months between each one, or for some girls they are regular almost immediately with a gap of between 21-34 days.

  • Hi Vicki!
    Does sleeping in a bra stop you breasts from developing?
    Please can you reply ASAP?
    Thank you๐Ÿ’–

    No, not at all and it really is a pesonal choice as to whether you wear a bra to bed or not.

  • Hi Vicki,
    i am 12, and I have a few things:
    Firstly, the majority of my friends at school have started their periods, and i think i may be starting soon because i keep on having mood swings, like, i feel really giggly and bubbly but sometimes i feel really agrassive, i have felt like this for a while now, is it normal?? Plus, for about a year or two now one side of my body has a like, a waist, but the other side doesn't, it feels wierd and i hate it, do you think its bad? Please help, thanks xx

    I think all of the things you noticing as signs of puberty and one part of puberty are periods so be patient your body still has lots of maturing to do and your period will just be one other part of your journey to become a young adult.

  • Hi Vicky, sorry if this is inappropriate but there's this boy and recently he asked me out and I said yes. We're now officially dating and I love it he's so nice and caring. The other day he took his shirt off at lunch and I got a tingly feeling down below and he seemed to notice because he smiled at me and sat down to kiss me. He put his knees between my thighs and it felt really nice, and my legs went stiff and I got all wet down there. No one else seemed to notice. I'm 15 IS THIS OKAY?

    This is called sexual arousal and when this happens the  vagina can make a clear liquid in preparation for sexual intercourse, even if you are not going to be sexually active. However, as you do not tell me how old you are I have to warn you that if you are under the age of 16 you should be careful as this kind of behaviour can often lead to more intimate moments being shared that may be unlawful.

  • Whats discharge does it mean your on your period soon if so around who long does it normally mean ur period will start after ur discharge starts

    Discharge is generally noticed for around 6-12 months, sometimes a little longer.

  • Dear Vicky,
    Hi i'm 17 years old. I have a breast size of 34B. I have been wearing bra with span but it feels uncomfortable. Should i wear an underwire bra to support my breast. Does wearing underwire bra can effect my breast later in my life.

    If an underwired fits correctly then it should not impact on your breast development. It really is important to find a bra that leaves you feeling comfortable and my advice would be to be fitted correctly in store.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I know you probably answer this question ALL THE TIME but... how do I know if a boy fancies me? I don't like mushy romance stuff but I feel like knowing this is important. NOT because I want to break boys' hearts. That's mean. Anyway, can you PLEASE answer ASAP?
    Thanks. :)
    Mimi

    Hi Mimi, if you catch a boy looking over at you from time to time, acting silly or shy around you then he may like you.

  • Hi vicki, i am 13 and wear a crop top my boobs are probably the size of my palm, do you think i should be wearing a padded bra or not?
    Axxxxx

    If you feel like you need more support then your first bra may be a good idea, but it does not have to be padded; an unpadded bra will be fine.

  • Hi Vicki!!
    I just wanted to ask..
    I have not started my periods, but which of the lil lets pads/liners are best for when you first start?? and what kind of bra should I use after crop tops??
    Thank you so much and thank you for answering all these questions for girls who have them!!
    โŒโŒโŒ๐Ÿ˜Š

    from cloudy

    Lil-Lets teens day and night pads are ideal for when your period first starts and you may find the M&S Angel range of bras ideal as a first bra.

  • Hi Vicki
    A few weeks ago I noticed a few red spots in my pants and after I have been getting bad cramp below my belly button and heavy discharge does this mean I will start my period soon and if so how my months.
    P.S I am 12 and mum started at 13
    Tanx Fi

    Hi Fi, if you have noticed red spots in your underwear then this is your period.

  • Hy ive just started my period and im in london with my younger cousin my mum is in huddersfield ive told her but i keep thinkin bloods every where plus i get a cold feeli.g on my bum and i always have to were long tops do you think your pads would be better to use or the always ones because i need a girls advice because im at my uncles house with 2 girls 1 thatsyounger and one that speaks diffetent language plus im 11

    This really is your decision and what is available in your area, but I feel our teens range would be more suitable for someone of your age.

  • To Vicki, I recently had some brown discharge and a bit of blood after that, it was my first time, was it a period or just spotting?

    This was your period as menstrual fluid is often brown and not red in colour.

  • My mum says that she started her period when she was seventeen but I'm only eleven and I think I might start soon because I got quite a few symptoms such as back ache and discharge. What is going on?

    Not everyone starts their period at the same time as family members so keep some pads and liners with you when out and about just in case.

  • hello vicki im not quite sure what my bra size is on one website it said i was a gg another one said d but i fit a 34 a fairly comfortably my band size is 72 and fullest part of my bust is 82 thx

    You are a 32A based on these measurements.

  • i had my first period on the 3rd of August when will my next one come? xx thx olivia

    Hi Olivia, periods can often be irregular for the first few years and therefore very difficult to predict. My advice would be to keep some pads and liners with when you are out and about so you are always prepared.

  • Hi Vicki

    Im am 16 and i really want to have sex with my boyfriend, and i did it felt really good but now he wants more and so do i but i dont know how to tell my mom about me having sex with a boy. Please help me i really need it .

    From megen

    Legally you do not need to speak to your mom about this matter, however it would be a good idea to have a chat and let her know you want to be intimate with your boyfriend and she may want to help you with contraception. But be mindful this is big news for her too.

  • Hi I'm 11 and weigh 7pounds is that over weight I think it is is there anyway to lose at least 2 pounds? Thnx Niamh xxxxxxxxx

    Hi Niamh, rather than worry about what the scales say, consider eating a healthy diet and exercising, because as you get older and enter puberty your body is going to change a lot and you will need to be fit to keep up with these changes.

  • Hey vicki, I'm now 13 and haven't had my periods. I know you say that all people are different but I've had all the signs; size 32b, have hair under arm and below and also have had discharge for 3 years!!! I was wondering if you think I would get my periods later this year or early next year as all my friends have them, even the ones that aren't as developed as me! Help please!
    Anon x๐Ÿ’“

    Periods arrive at different times for each of us and it would be difficult for me to say how much longer you have to wait, but be patient it does not mean you developed it simply means your body is not yet ready and this is not a bad thing.

  • Hi Vicki,
    My breasts have rectangular slits in the middle of the nipple (I am 15) and they can open up slightly. Is this normal , should I be careful around this area???
    Thanks for your help!

    This is very normal during nipple development and you should always be gentle when washing this area.

  • Hi vicki๐Ÿ’
    My names Shannon, and everyone else in my year has boobs but me, all my friends boobs are either in shape and small or big and in shape but mine are neither in shape or big or small, I wear bras all the time but I think I should change my bra a little more often than I should. Any tips or advice?๐Ÿ’›

    Hi Shannon, breasts come in a variety of shapes and sizes and my advice is to try not to compare your progress to that of others and instead learn to love your own shape and get measured every six months.

  • Hello Vicki :)

    on Saturday night i had this really bad pain in my stomach below my ribs and i could barely walk up the stairs i told my mum she said it could have been indigestion and go to the toilet but it lasted for about 10-20 minutes what was it ? Ive neve had it before and haven't had it since.

    please reply asap
    from Terri xx

    I have to agree with your mum; this was most likely indigestion.

  • Hi Vicki
    Can a boy release semen if he doesn't have an orgasm? For example, like in a wet dream, does the boy have an orgasm in his sleep, or is the semen just released because the boys hormones are all over the place?

    The boy will most likely orgasm whilst asleep but not know anything about it.

  • Hi, so my period was meant to start on Wednesday and it's now Sunday and it still hasn't started, I've wasted 2 lil let's night time pads bc I keep thinking my periods going to come. I have only been on it twice so far.

    Periods are irregular for the first few years so rather than wear a pad just in case, consider switching to a pant liner instead.

  • Hi vicki how many times a day should u masterbate and is watching porn ok(I'm 12)

    There is no right or wrong where masturbation is concerned but try to remember that there are other things you can to do occupy your time. As for pornographic images, I do not feel these are suitable for someone of your age as they do not show the reality of a loving relationship and this can then be confusing for someone when they do eventually date. So please try to avoid these images.

  • Hi Vicki me nd my ex were talking and we decided to stay good friends but then he hugged me in front of my boyfriend nd now my bf is mad I spoke to my ex but he won't listen help?

    It is time that both of these boys stopped being immature. Have a chat to your boyfriend and let him know he has nothing to worry about, but that you will not stand for his moodiness or jealousy and as for your ex, well yes say "Hi" when you see him, but other than that keep your distance.

  • On my last period I woke up and it had leaked all over my bed. I happened again that morning. I'm really worried that it will happen when I'm at school in the middle of lessons. I'm worried that I'll stand up and there will be a massive dark patch on my skirt. What should I do if this happens???

    You really must find the ideal sanitary product for you and if you have heavy periods you may find our Lil-Lets Freshlock normal, long and night pads are an ideal brand to try as they are more absorbent than most other pads and super soft too.

  • Hi I'm 13, but 14 in September and I had my first period on the 31st July and it lasted for 6 days and was heavy. Should first periods be heavy? My friends say theirs were light? Also I thought my period had gone on day 5 as there was no fluid but then the next morning I went to the toilet and I had leaked! Is it normal to have gaps during your period it happens to my mum too!? Also when can I expect my next one as I know I'm probably irregular? โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

    Firstly, a period can last from 2-10 days and can be heavy right from your first one. Secondly, very often there is a little bit more blood left to be released, which is why its a good idea to wear a pad or pant liner for a day or two after you feel your period has ended. Finally, as you have said your first periods can be irregular so my advice would be to keep some pads or liners in your school or sports bag for when you are out and about.

  • Hey I noticed someone asked a question about a smear test well my friend who is 20, got a letter a few weeks ago about it but I thought it was 25 too is it different in some areas? Also my mum said it is painful

    Some surgeries are starting to test girls younger than 25, but this is dependent on the surgery in question or if they feel there is a need for this test. As for pain, well most people find if they relax no pain is noticed, just a little discomfort.

  • Hello,
    I am a big fan of the lil-lets teen towels, however I have heavier periods and I find I need longer and more absorbent pads than the teen ones on my heavier days. I was wondering if Lil-lets would consider making a longer, more absorbent pad that was narrower than the others on the market, or are there any pads you could recommend? Thankyou!

    Hi, it sound like it's time for you to move to our core range of Freshlock towels now you are older and you will find they are super absorbent, super comfortable and come with unique odour neutralisers too.

  • Vicki, I have just come back from my holiday in Lithuania and I have this guy friend and we have been friends from 6 and 8 and mow were 11 and 13 and I live in London and he lives in Lithuania and it has come to the stage were he is hanging out with my older sister and I'm hanging out with my friend and we just give each other the looks every time we see each other and whenever I go on his facebook I get this funny feeling inside but I'm shy to talk so I decided to ask for your advice.

    It does seem you now like this boy as more than just a friend, but as you both live so far away it may be wise to just keep it on a friendly basis for now and who knows what the future will bring.

  • Okay soo I have a huge blushing problem like I blush so much, this is not cute kind of blushing I mean my whole face turns crimson by the stupidest of things - talking to new people being picked by the teacher in class talking to boys when people say stuff about me etc๐Ÿ˜ž it's really knocking my confidence and I can't control it๐Ÿ˜ž I never use to be like this I don't know what happened๐Ÿ˜ž people also point it out aswell which makes it even worse๐Ÿ˜ž

    Puberty can make even the most confident of people self conscious and my advice is to carry on answering questions in class, chatting to people and if you feel yourself going red, take some deep breaths and tell yourself that this will pass (this works for me) and in time this embarrassment will subside as your confidence comes back. But please don't be tempted to no longer be involved in chats or discussions as this will only make the blushing worse.

  • Can I bath during periods?

    Yes of course, in fact keeping clean during your period is very important.

  • At what age does your period end

    Generally in your fifties is when your periods cease.

  • I'm 12 and my mom won't let me use a tampon wat age would u recommend to use 1

    Generally it is when you feel ready in yourself, but if your mum would prefer you to wait then you really must respect her decision.

  • I m on my 1st period ever,the first 2 days it happened day and night, now it only happens at day time, why is this ? I have been on for 6 days !!

    Menstrual fluid is lost when the muscles surrounding your uterus contract and this can happen at any time, sometimes often, other times intermittently. It's nothing to worry about and all very normal.

  • Hi Vicki....:*
    I am 13 years old and i have been discharging since 15 May 2014. So basiclly its been 3 months 1week and 2 days... But i want to be prepared basiclly i want my mum to buy me pads,, liners. But i only got one problem i just don't know how to tell my mum.
    Please answer asap We going to the shops later
    Thanx Vicki:*
    BTW i like ur website

    Why not visit the sanitary aisle and show your mum our products letting her know that lots of girls keep Lil-lets teens products in their school bags even before their period has arrived in preparation. I am sure she will understand and be happy to pick you some up.

  • on the first week I started my period I was on for 6 days then on the second week I was on for 7/8, is this normal

    I am a little confused by your question as there are only 7 days in a week and not 8, so I may have misunderstood your question. Periods can last anything from 2-10 days, sometimes a little longer for the first few years. But if you have any concerns please have a chat to your mum.

  • Hello Vicky,
    I was wondering if it was possible to wear a tampon while I sleep? I sleep for longer than 8 hours and my mum told me it was fine, but I'm not convinced... Also when using applicator tampons when you push the inner tube to meet the outer tube I feel a bit sick? It is in properly because I can't feel it when its inside of me. Finally, I've been struggling to remove even completely saturated tampons because they feel very uncomfortable when I'm taking them out?

    I am afraid it is not advisable to wear a tampon for longer than 8 hours and it may be a better idea to wear a pad if you intend to sleep for longer than this time period.  It may also be useful to use non-applicator tampons if you find the thought of inserting an applicator unappealing. Finally, as you do not let me  know what make of tampon you currently use I cannot comment on why you feel discomfort when removing a tampon, but you may want to consider switching to a lower absorbency.

  • Hi Vicki,
    This is the third day of my first ever period and it is extremely heavy -I'll put on a pad and within an hour it will have blood on it. Is this normal for your first period?

    Also, do heavier periods tend to last a smaller amount of time than lighter periods or doesn't it matter? x

    Menstrual fluid is lost intermittently during the day, so it is very normal for blood to be noticed on your pad at any time after wearing it, this does not mean you have a heavy flow however. If you find after 2 hours the pad is fully absorbed and showing signs of leaking, then this would be classed as a heavy flow and a longer pad or different brand should be considered. Finally, the amount of blood you release will have no impact on the length of time your period lasts for.

  • Why do people start wearing bras quicker than others. is it because their weight

    It really does depend on the individual; at what age their breasts start to develop and how comfortable they feel about the support and cover their breasts need as they grow.

  • Bra size please
    26" under
    29" on fullest point
    Thank you

    30AA.

  • im 24 and havent started my period HELP!!!!!!!!!

    You really should discuss this with your GP who will run some tests to see why your period has been delayed.

  • Hey Vicki!
    So i'm about 10 or less kgs (20 pounds or how do you say it) overweight and i'm doing a 15 minute very hard exercise 3 times a week and i'm eating healthy and all and i'm also gonna dance hip hop 1 hour a week. In my school i have P.E. 3 times a week and it's very hard. So will i lose weight? Please help

    If you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly then your body will find its ideal weight and you will feel fitter and healthier too.

  • hi vicki i got bras my sister used to wear but i dont like them they are all folded and kind of old i saw at target they were 5o cents but i didnt know how to ask for new ones..

    Why not have a chat to your mum and let her know that your sister's old bras may not be out of shape and not suitable for you. Ask if you can have one new bra to be going on with in your size.

  • Hi Vicki,
    This is kinda a weird question but ever since my breasts started to grow, I have had a split on my left nipple. It looks abit like it is cut in half. Will this change and should I talk to my mum about it?
    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    This may look alarming but trust me it is very normal and all part of your nipple development and definitely nothing to worry about.

  • at what age does a girl finish her puberty? i have puberty when i was like 9. i remember when i was 9, i started to grow pimples a LOT! and I mean a lot. I have breakouts every week and i started my period when i was 13, november. Then for the past 2 or 3 or 4 months, i haven't have my period. My periods were irregular. So when will i finish puberty? people say that a girl stop growing 2 yrs after her period. Well Im a late bloomer. My boobs are tiny and im short! My mom started her period at 14.

    Puberty can continue into your late teens or early twenties.

  • hi Vicky, I'm 13 and about a month ago, I've noticed, my boobs aren't tender like they used to be. Does this mean that they've stopped growing? I'm only a 30a cup size, and I haven't started my period. I don't want them to be done growing!

    No this simply means they are having a rest and this is very normal as breasts often grow in spurts.

  • Hi vikki, do u get discharge after ur first period?
    - Emms ฮž

    Hi Emms, yes discharge can be noticed, before and in between periods.

  • Hi Viki, my name is Holly
    I am 12years old and all my friends have breasts. As for me I am totally flat. Also I hate to wear any clothing that is tight because my nipples show through. My mum spent ยฃ50 on a tight dress for me and it really shows my nipples๐Ÿ˜• how can I tell her I feel insecure about right clothing!

    I am sure your mum would want you to be comfortable and as a woman she will understand how you feel about your nipples being exposed and she may go and purchase a specific type of bra for you that can be worn under your new dress.

  • vicki pls help!!!
    it's the 14th day of my period!!!!! it's still heavy! (its getting a small bit lighter). I've wiped and washed my vagina every day aswell as changing knickers so i know it's not old blood. help! i'm 15 and called sara x

    Hi Sara, periods can very often last longer than 10 days from time to time but if you are at all concerned have a chat to your mum who may pop you along to your GP.

  • I herd tampons can cause comas!!!! It said in the daily mail is this true!?

    I think you may have misunderstood this article. Many millions of women use tampons every day with no issues at all and I can confirm that tampons do not cause comas. However, there is a very rare illness called TSS and can sometimes occur when females are on their period and wearing a tampon and I think you may find our section on TSS a useful read.

  • Hi Vick have you ever thought about a monthly prescription box wick you can get delivered or buy in stores I think these would be really popular xxxx fluffy bunny xxxxx

    Hi Fluffy Bunny, yes we have discussed this but for now you can order via our website if you wish to have products delivered to your home.

  • Hi Vicky, my name is Jasmine and I'm 12 nearly 13..
    Okay this may sound weird.. I have had a couple of boyfriends but always been scared of kissing them! Even though I really like them I don't feel right and now I feel all stupid and I feel that nobody is in this position!
    Please help! Why is this?

    Hi Jasmine, sometimes the thought of kissing can make us nervous. But there is no reason to worry, you may find our blog on First Kiss an interesting read.

  • Every shop I have been too has stopped selling all of your products except normal tampons. There's no towels liners or aplicator tampons is there a reason and can i just order them?

    You would have to speak to the store in question as our products are still available in most stores in the UK, but it may be possible your particular area has decided to stop.

  • Hey Vicki, I'm a 12 year old girl and I don't have my period or have boobs yet. I am quite big for my age and I don't wear bras or crop tops. My nipples are big and they stick through my tops and it's embarrising and I'm to scared to ask my mum for a bra! She says I don't need them. I hit them a lot and it hurts so much. Right now they sting and feel really soor even when I roll over to sleep? Please Help me!

    Taryn๐ŸŒบ

    Hi Taryn, have a chat to  your mum about the way you feel, because if you feel so conscious about your developing breasts you may find a training bra will give you the confidence you need.

  • Vicki! My first period was only 3 days!
    Is this normal???
    I havent started my second period yet.
    Thanks, Im 12

    A period can last anything from 2-10 days so yes this is very normal.

  • Hi Vicki, I think i suffer from anxiety and my nervous feelings trouble me on a day to day basis. How can i talk to my parents about this as im scared they wont understand how i feel and not take it seriously.

    I am sure that once your parents see how upset you are they will want to help you manage these feelings but you really do have to open up and share your emotions and thoughts with them.

  • I have a crush on this boy. I'm 12 and he's 16 so it's unlikely that anything would happen between us, but what makes it really awkward is that my sister and his sister are both in the same year and are best friends (they're going into year 7) and our mums are best friends too. He knows who I am but I don't think he thinks of me further than his annoying little sisters friends sister. I would never get the chance to be on my own with him so how can I let him know that I like him whenever I'm at his house?

    I am sure this boy knows how you feel and possibly do does yours and his family too. But for now consider just being friends and until you are older when he may think of you as something other than his sister's friends sister.

  • please can you answer my question PLEASE i have not started my period hi vicki anyway i am 13 and i wear a crop top and i have full pubic hair i have a lot of discharge and i have underarm hair please can you give me an estimate of when i will start my first period also my mum was a late bloomer will i be aswell

    I can tell you that with so many signs already noticed your period may not  be too far away possibly even this year or early in 2015.

  • I had more than a crush on a teaching assistant at my school (I've just finished year 7) I wrote to you about this, you said that my crush would fade after he left the school as he left at the end of year. I've not stopped thinking about him all summer and I really miss him. I had more than a crush on him I know what is a crush is and this wasn't it. I feel like he was the one we had so much in common and he always made me feel better. I've tried to get over him so many times but I can't. What should I do?

    Crushes do fade and in time you will move on and my advice is to keep busy and fill your time with friends and family.

  • Hey Vicki you did answer my question, about can I buy a teenbooklet from this website with out my parents knowing, but WILL they actually find out or see that Ive bough it???
    PLEASE ANSWER!!
    thanksss

    We do not sell our booklets but you can order one from us, or pick one up from a Tesco pharmacy.

  • Hi Vicki, this is only my second period and it has started at a different part of the month than the first, is this normal??? :-\

    This is very normal as periods are often irregular for the first few years and nothing to worry about.

  • Hi Vicky im 13 and am turning 14 in February I have size 32C breasts and have had discharge for about a year and a half but haven't had my period yet I asked my mam when she had hers and she said she was about 14 but she also said her breasts didn't really start growing till she was 16 and I'm already the same size as her I don't know what this means and am very confused please help!

    Don't be confused your body is working just as it should and it is useful to remember that we do not always follow after family members in relation to puberty. So relax and let your body work out what is right for you and when.

  • Liquid sometimes comes out my vagina im not on my period and im not sure what it is its slightly thick and is clear

    This is discharge and nothing to be worried about, it is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and fresh.

  • The sanitry towel is irretating me plz awner i am going crazy

    It may be useful to switch brands to a more comfortable pad and our Lil-Lets teens and Freshlock range may be ideal.

  • Hi Vicki

    I am 11 and have cramps which are painful sometimes but no periods...
    Also in my new school we have to get changed all in 1 room just the girls tho and I don't want to get changed in front of the other girls.

    Firstly, as your reproductive organs mature you will find that you can sometimes notice a few tummy cramps, this is very normal and nothing to worry about. Nor is getting changed in front of others and you will most likely find after a few PE lessons you can get changed quickly without noticing anyone else around you and they will feel the same.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I haven't started my period yet but today I have been having really bad stomach cramps and there has been an odour. Normaly I have I bit of an odour from discharge and stuff (I have had discharge for about 3 years) but this smells different. There hasn't been blood when I went to the toilet but does this mean it's coming soon?
    Thank you xx

    With discharge already noticed for such a long time, I am sure your period is not too far away regardless of how much discharge you have noticed. So ensure you have some pads or liners with you from now on.

  • I'm starting yr 5 soon and I have started my boobs 2 months ago
    And I want to put toilet roll in my Crop Top

    Putting tissue in your bra or crop top will leave you very sore if you are not careful and is totally unncessary in my opinion.

  • Is there a pulse in the vagina

    Because the vagina has lots of nerve endings when blood pumps to this part of the body it can feel like it has a pulse.

  • I keep putting toilet rolls in my knickers why

    I really do not know why you do this.

  • When I came upstairs i got really upset and burst
    Out crying for no reason nothing had happened
    That day and I was so depressed why is this ??

    This change to your mood is associated with the level of hormones in your body at any one time and it is very normal to find one minute you feel wonderful and the next you burst out crying. Why not check out our section on Emotions under the Puberty tab.

  • Hi Vicki I think I have started my period and thanks for your help!!!!! But there's one more question: Do all girls get cramps because I haven't had any pains at all......?? (I'm sure it's nothing to worry about but I thought I'd ask you just in case)

    Ayesha :)

    Hi Ayesha, not everyone experiences cramps during or before their period, so please try not to worry.

  • Have you ever considered creating spot creams, moisturizers and makeup? It would be amazing if you did, Beth x

    Hi Beth, yes we do consider products like this from time to time.

  • Hi Vicki, yesterday I had a tampon in for 7-8 hours and when I tried removing it, it hurt.. Loads! I was in so much pain I was crying on the toilet for about 30 mins and even my mum was going to try pulling out though I didn't let her. Eventually I pulled it out, I suddenly felt very very dizzy I could hardly see out my eyes! The tampon was hardly expanded and my mum said that it probably hurt because my "hemen" she said it needs to be torn or popped, what is it!? How do I get rid of it!? Naomi x

    Hi Naomi, it was most likely difficult to remove  because the tampon was too high an absorbency. So next time try our Lil-lets non applicator teens tampons in regular or super; for lighter flow. As for the hymen, this is a piece of skin that partially covers the entrance to your vagina. It is generally stretched during intercourse, using a tampon or when your exercise a lot.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I have a question. I've recently had some brown smudges in my underwear and I'm not sure if I've started my period because it happened for two days and then started again a day after, but the day between nothing happens and I've had no cramps to show. I don't want to ask my mum because it will be embarrassing if I'm wrong. So what I'm looking for are some signs to look for while starting your period.
    Thanks a lot
    xxx

    This could be your period, however if the staining smells offensive it may also be residue from waste food released from your anus and not wiped away thoroughly.

  • Hi Vicki!
    I'm 13 years old and I have all of the signs to starting my period, except for armpit hair. A member of my family got their armpit hair when they were 14 (after they started their period!) I have had a really bad back lately, and I get a lot of discharge!!! How far do you think I could be from starting my period? I know you can start between the ages of 8-17, but I just want to get an idea of how long it will be, so I can stock up on products.
    Please can you reply ASAP?!
    Thank you๐Ÿ‘ญ

    With so many signs already noticed then I doubt you will have much longer to wait.

  • yesterday me and my best friend made friends with this guy our age but different city and like we both have the same icons on ig bc it's nice and he said which one is which I said that's me and he said ur both beautiful. but ever since I feel like im the ugly one he talks to her more now we used to be In a group chat but he left to talk to her seperate and I feel like everyone thinks my ig icon that my friend is me and it's taken me aback.

    I am rather worried that you are chatting to someone on line that you have not met and even though you are a little uspet that he and your friend have become close, I am more concerned that you are chatting to this boy (if he is a boy) at all. So please speak to your parents about this friendship and keep any conversations with him to a minimum.

  • Hi vicki I am going to a water parc tomorrow and I am having ALOT!!! of discharge what should I do???? Please help ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

    Discharge should not prevent you from having fun and you may find just wearing a pant liner is all you need to wear to protect your underwear.

  • How do I insert a non applicator tampon? Please help

    Why not watch our video on this subject.

  • What are birth control pills?

    Birth control pills are a form of contraception that prevent any unwanted pregnancies if you are sexually active.

  • I recently started my period and my old sister pretended she was on hers too even though she has the implant just so my mum gives her attention to because she got jealous she even told me she was joking about it and it's really upsetting me

    I would not worry too much about this, I am sure your mum is happy to give you both the attention you need when you need it and I am sure your sister knows she was being a immature.

  • I'm the girl who told you about the Belgium trip thing ;) Thanks for answering! I have another issue. The last two periods I've had have been REALLY heavy. I leaked once! I can't even use your towels anymre and I'm really bummed about it. I can't find any of your fresh lock either (I checked today) but if I'm on I'll have to keep changing if I'm as heavy as I have been. will people be suspicious as to why I keep going to the loo? how can I sneak pad into the loo without bringing my bag?

    Why not check our online store you can find our freshlock on there as well as in Asda and Boots. They really are super absorbent and comfortable too. You may even like to consider using tampons in the future too as Lil-Lets tampons come in a variety of six absorbencies.

  • i started my periods when i was 11 i havent told no one but is it normal to have a period for a whole mounth

    Some periods can be longer than 2-10 days but you really must speak to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this news with them.

  • Hi Vicky, I just wondered whether there is any legal age limit on masterbating as I have been masturbating for 3 years (I'm 13 btw) I only do it when I know no one will walk in on me, and I just wondered whether it was normal to rub yourself at my age? It feels so nice, I just can't stop. Please help!

    โ™กโ™ฅโ™กโ™ฅโ™กโ™กโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ laura xxx

    Hi Laura there is no legal age limit for masturbation unless of course someone is forcing you do this against your will.

  • Hi Vicki

    Do all women get underarm hair?

    Not everyone does and for those that do, it can vary in the amount of hair that is grown.

  • Hi vicki I have had discharge for about 8 months I have had breast buds for about a year and I have pubic hair I'm 11 and I have never had my period but I don't have eny arm pit hair? Do you need to have arm pit hair before you have your period???? Please help.

    You do not have to have any of the signs of puberty for your period to arrive so try not to worry, your period will be with you when your body feels the time is right just for you.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm going to my new high school this Thursday and my crush is in the same form as me and the same pop (x) so that means we'll go on trips at the same time. I went out with him just before the end of school but broke up with him becuase I got too guilty about my parents not knowing. My ex friend told me he was going out with this girl called nancy. She lies quite a lot I'm not sure if this is true. Plz help! And if I do get back with him how do I tell my parents. Thanks

    Why not invite this boy round for tea one night as a friend so your parents can get to know him too. Then if you do date they will be more likely to be happy for you to do so.

  • dose it hurt?and how will i tell my mum and dad

    For most people a period does not hurt or stop them continuing with their day as normal. Why not send your mum or dad an e-card asking for products, that way they will understand you feel your period is not too far away.

  • Dear vicki
    i am 14 and i have not started my period yet and today i suddenly felt really weak, i have had loads of water and i am hydrated, why do you think i let weak, i had also had some food so it can't have been that!
    thanks
    Rosa

    Hi Rosa, if you feel unwell you should speak to your parents as you may have a virus.

  • Hi Vicky
    . i need to ask mum for pads for school even though i haven't got my period yet . How do i start the conversation. I have been thinking how to start it for weeks but i just cant bring myself to do it. What will i say????

    Why not send her one of our e-cards and we will do the asking for you!

  • Does your boobs come before your first period

    For some yes, but for others no. You see we are all very different and the signs of puberty arrive at different times for each of us.

  • Is it okay to kiss a guy

    If you want to and feel you are old and mature enough to deal with this level of intimacy then I see no reason why not. However, your parents may have other ideas depending on your age and you should speak to them about this.

  • Hi vicki,
    I started my period for the first time ever yesterday and I have a few questions.

    What is a menstrual cup and who should use it?
    And also, if a period is heavy, is it more likely to last a smaller amount of time than if it was light? (since the first time yesterday, it has been really heavy!)

    Thanks x

    Ok, I will be happy to answer them. Firstly, heavier periods do not last for a shorter length of time than lighter flow periods, it really is all about your body and how often it releases menstrual fluid. As for menstrual cups these are little rubber/latex cups that you insert inside your vagina and then remove when full of menstrual fluid, rinse out and re-insert. It is a personal choice if you want to use these.

  • A week before my perioid was due I started getting brown discharge but when I pood there was blood. Then the week my period was due this week it was the same thing. Is this normal a period for two weeks? Im 14 please answer...

    This brown fluid was also your period and it seems it arrived a little earlier this week.

  • If you have sex on your period can you get pregnant?
    From Joanna :-)

    Hi Joanna, yes this is a very small chance you could still become pregnant and I would advise using contraception at all times.

  • In going on holiday tomorrow and I have been on my (first!!)period for 4 days, there are 9 pools and a water park at the hotel. How long is the average period?

    A period can last for between 2-10 days so you should be able to enjoy the water parks.

  • hello im a bit nervous but i was just wondering if u can tell me why girls get periods. thanks

    Females menstruate because we are the ones that carry babies and you can find out more about this by visiting our Periods secion on the website.

  • How old are your children? xx

    I have promised my children that I will never divulge too many details about them on this website. But I can tell you my daughters are no longer teens, but only just.

  • dose it hurt

    A period may be uncomfortable from time to time but for most of us, there is not discomfort at all.

  • I've had my period , however the blood stained my clothes,can it come off?
    do you know how to remove blood from clothes?

    thanks.

    Rinse the blood in cold water first, then put a little bit of washing detergent on the stain and pop in the normal wash.

  • Can I go swimming without a tampon if I have discharge before my period?

    You do not need to wear a tampon to collect discharge when you are in the water, discharge is very different to menstrual fluid and does not require internal sanitary protection.

  • Hi Vicki!
    I have a suggestion for your teen pantiliners.
    Could you put them in individual wrappers, like the pads?
    Because I'm not a fan of resealable things- I always tend to ruin them. And I haven't got my period yet, but I have heavy discharge, and the wrappers for liners would help me get used to opening actual pads.
    Thanks xxxxxxx

    I will speak to the team.

  • Apparently, your period blood doesn't flow when you're in water (like when you're in the shower it doesn't flow)so why can't you go swimming without a tampon?

    Menstrual fluid can be released at any time, when you are in the shower, bath or swimming pool and that is a fact.

  • Hi vicki

    There is going to be big amusements around where i live on monday and tuesday and i think im due my period that day. Will i be able to go on the amusments if i have my period?

    Yes of course; your period should not prevent you from enjoying any thing you would normally.

  • Do breast sag with out a bra/support? I heard they hold them selves with some kind of muscle ligaments things they have are used enough, is that true? My friends say it's not. Is it better not to wear a bra?
    Form totally confused
    Thanks Vicki ;-)

    Bras work to help support and enhance the shape of your breasts but they do not stop them from sagging. Some people believe that by not wearing a bra from time to time you force the muscle above the breasts to work harder, thus supporting the breast itself and preventing sagging happening in later years. I will leave it with you to decide how you feel about this, personally I have always believed you should to braless from time to time to allow these muscles to work, but that's just me!

  • When your at the end of your period does it goes brown?

    Sometimes yes as your period gets lighter. And some people find their menstrual flow is always light brown in colour; this is all fine and nothing to worry about.

  • hi Vicki, I'd like to start wearing tampons as so many people say they're really comfortable. I've had my period for about a year and a half now, so I think I'm ready. I've tried putting a tampon in a few times but I always get so scared that I'm doing it wrong and that I'll damage myself or something! what should I do? phoebe x

    Hi Phoebe, relax and remember that just like anything new tampons can take practice but with time you will find them really easy to use and super comfortable and convenient too.

  • Hi Vicki
    My period was supposed to start on Tuesday, but it is Saturday and it still hasn't come. I have regular periods, I have never had an irregular period so ???

    Thank you
    :)

    Even when periods have been regular previously, they can still be irregular during your teenage years, so please try not to worry.

  • hiya Vicki, I think I have quite a heavy flow but I'm not sure if it is compared with other people! How would you describe a heavy flow??

    If you need to change your pad every couple of hours then you could consider this a heavy flow and change to a more absorbent pad or liner.

  • hiya Vicki..when I get my period I have quite a heavy flow and I don't wear winged pads so the blood often goes onto my pants at the side. I find this really embarrassing as my mum will see it when she does the washing. should I start wearing winged pads? I find them a bit fiddly.
    felicity x

    Hi Felicity, rather than worry about the wings on the pads, which are only there to keep the pad in place, consider changing your brand of pad to a more absorbent one, such as our freshlock range, they also have really easy to use wings too!

  • Hi Vicki!
    I have some questions regarding the Lil Lets Freshlock Long towels.
    1. The day and night towels have a secret whisper bag, do these towels come in a bag too?
    2. Are the freshlock towels available in Morrisons?
    3. Would you say these pads last longer than the Lil lets day towels?
    Thanks Vicki!!

    Love,
    Chanel XxX

    Hi Chanel, all of our Freshlock range come with a fabric whisper wrapper and yes Morrisons along with other supermarkets and chemists stock this range. The Freshlock range of towels are more absorbent than our teens range and actually more absorbent than most other pads on the market, so yes they will be more absorbent and therefore can be worn for longer than our teens range.

  • Does drinking a lot of water shorten your period? Pls help me xx
    Sophia๐Ÿ’•

    Hi Sophia, there is nothing you can eat or drink that will make your period shorter in length. So no this is not true.

  • hi vicki
    im starting senior school this september and my period has already started, my period is heavy some months and light others is this normal???????

    Yes this is very normal and this irregularity is caused by fluctuating hormones that are still working hard at changing you from a child to a woman.

  • does the penis have to be errect before it can go inside your vagina

    Generally yes, as a penis that was not erect would be quite floppy and this would make insertion into the vagina very difficult.

  • Hi. My breasts have grown a bit recently and have started becoming uncomfortable and jiggly. Should i wear a bra and also how can i ask my mum to buy me a bra??

    Why not ask your mum how old she was when she got her first bra and how she knew she was ready for one, this should move the conversation nicely to you and if you now feel ready.

  • Hi Vicki. I am worried because when i use the loo my underwear has a yellowish stain occasionally i feel a little wet earlier in the day but thats it. Is it discharge???????????? Plz help because im really confused. Also can you tell me how to tell my mum that i want to use pantyliners?

    Yes this is discharge.

  • What happens when girls have clots.

    Jelly like clots of blood that you notice when on your period are nothing to worry about and form part of the lining of your uterus, so please don't worry about this fluid loss.

  • I get very anxious about changes in my surroundings. I get a bit shakey and need to sit down.I'm quite nervous about starting back at school again as a new girl is moving to our form.My head of year spoke to us and said she thinks the girl deserves a fresh start.Girls in her form have said she is a bully.I also have a new form room, new teacher, we also have a new school building this year. I've got a few questions 1) what do I do about this girl 2) how do I try to not get anxious about these changes?

    This girl now has a chance to prove herself to both you and her teacher. My advice would be to smile when you see her but keep your distance until you get to know her better. As for your new teacher and classroom, rather than seeing this as something to fear, think of it as a new and exciting challenge and one I am sure you will be fine with.

  • I probably sound so weird and silly :-(

    I am intreeged by periods and puberty. I love researching about it and hearing other peoples stories. Is this odd?

    But i hate talking to anyone about puberty and my period. Is it odd that i like thus subject?

    It is very normal to be curious about periods and puberty and lots of girls feel the same way you do, although when it comes to discussing their own private experiences they can feel a little shy, so you see you are not alone.

  • HI Vicki my vaginas been really itchy and I have been havin these itchy problems in class and I riggle around but it's still ITCHY! It's killing me and I feel like cutting my vagina off but I don't want to commit vagina suicide... Please help I think I am a vagina murderer also I think I may have cut my vagina because there is blood leaking from my wailing vagina

    Blood loss may be your period, but you really must speak to someone about this irritation as you may have an infection that requires treatment. So please chat to your mum or the person who cares for you and let them know of this discomfort.

  • Hiya I'm 15 and I've not had my period but I do have a few sights of puberty also a little white clear type stuff coming out of my vagina what is that also when will my period start

    This is discharge and a great sign that your period is possibly a few months away, it may even arrive this year or early in 2015.

  • hey my doctor gave me the contraceptive pill for my acne he said it gets rid of it but i thaugt that this pill was to stop you from getting pregnant no for acne and one of the side affect is..... (acne)? why did he prescribe me this pill can u give me an awnswer ASAP pleas lucy p.s i'm 14

    Hi Lucy, some contraceptive pills can regulate hormones in the body that can cause acne and I imagine your doctor has prescribed this type of pill. So please try not to worry.

  • hey my bf can be mistaken form me being turned on or discharge if u get what i mean but i'm embarrassed to tell him its discharge how do i tell him sorry if this is inappropriate btw i'm 18 pleas help ASAP

    Discharge is a very natural part of being a woman but I do not see why you have to tell him anything other than the fact that your body has a system for cleansing itself and this fluid is part of that system.

  • Im 13 and i like this boy who is 15 and he likes me back but were not together but i recently found out he had sex and 14 and used to smoke weed and i dont know what to do i really like him but the thought of his already having sex puts me off. Help i really need advice.

    If you like this boy it should not matter what happened in his past, but if you do date, ensure he knows that you are not ready for this kind of intimacy.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    hi vicki,
    i thought id had 2 periods but now im not 100% sure. the first time i wiped and there were teeny tiny dots of blood on the tissue (i think it was just my bum)
    the second time was when i wiped and there were 3 streaks of blood on the tissue, its never been on my knickers. im meant to be on my period now but im not sure ive even had my first!
    what do you think it is?? im really confused and worried.
    p.s im 13

    If you notice this blood when you release waste food (poo) then you may be constipated and if so, you should speak to your mum. However, if you notice this fluid when not releasing waste food it could be your period.

  • hi vicki,
    two days ago i went to the toilet and saw discharge but a brown colour when i wiped, that day every time i went to the toilet i saw that same discharge and yesterday is saw that same discharge and some blood the same today whatis this??

    This is your period and very often menstrual fluid is brown and not red in colour, so please speak to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this news with them.

  • Hi Vicki.
    Now, for about a year now, I've been getting discharge. Sometimes heavy, other times not. I get this but I haven't started my period yet. I'm 13 nearly 14 and I was wondering whether it was normal? My mum and sister started their period when they were thirteen but I haven't. Also, I do like to keep active and participate in quite a few sports. Including gymnastics, ballet, swimming and I'm starting going to the gym soon. I'd appreciate your thoughts on this matter. Thank you. From Soph.

    Hi Soph, not everyone starts their periods at the same time as family members and with discharge already being noticed,  I doubt you will have much longer to wait before your period is with you.

  • Hi Vicki
    . i haven't started my period yet and i don't know how to ask mum can i bring pads to school what will i do

    Have a chat to your mum about getting ready for school and ask if you can take a look at the Lil-lets teens starter pack ideal for taking to school,  I am sure she will understand your keeness to be prepared.

  • Hi Vicky,
    I'm 12 years old and recently I have noticed a small lump just below my left breast. It has been there for a few weeks and is about 1 cm long and has smaller lumps on it. It is also very ichy and my bras always irritate it more. What do you think this is? Please answer ASAP!

    This sounds very much like breast development that often occurs in one breast first and can leave the area feeling tender and itchy. Why not check out our Boobs and Bras section for more on this subject.

  • hi,
    the other night i had bad stomach pains and the next morning there was brown stuff in my pants and it looked to thin to be discharge, does this mean its my period? and when will me next one be if it is?

    This does sound very much like your first period so why not share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • I think I'm depressed. What should I do and how can I deal with this by myself because I don't trust people and I don't like opening up to people much. Can you please answer as soon as possible because I don't know what I'll do, I'm thinking about self harm again... Please help ASAP. Thanks. Xx

    Depression can only ever be diagnosed by a medical professional and is very often confused in teens with the emotional signs of puberty. So please have a chat to someone and they will decide if you need to visit your GP for a check-up.

  • Hey!!:)

    I haven't had my period since mid June and I'm really worried is this normally and while I get it soon???:/
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    Periods often have long gaps between each one for the first few years and this is nothing to be worried about. Why not read our section on periods for more on this subject.

  • Hello vicki
    I know his sounds silly but does every girl get breasts or do some just stay flat chested (im am so sorry if this sounds stupid) xx

    It is very rare for breasts not to develop, but yes it does happen.

  • I want to get some lil-let's teen pads from my local asda to prepare for my period but don't want to tell my mum so how could I get them I have a sibling but she would tell my mum and cannot order them offline so how do I do it pls help xxxxxxxxxx thanks (so I know it's mine)

    It is not against the law for girls to purchase sanitary products so if you are allowed to go shopping pop into Asda and pick up a pack.

  • Hi, i saw a photo of me the other day in a bikini and I looked awful๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข I wasn't to worried before but now I just think of how fat i am (10 stone and nearly 13) I was wondering if there was any exersizes that I could do on a day to day basis to help loose some waight. P.s. I have a very bad self asteam and can never follow a plan through. I have tried dieting but it only lasted a couple of days . What I eat is mainly healthy but I just eat so much of it

    I think we are all critical of our appearance from time to time and you appear to know what the issue is for you, so try to reduce the amount of food on your plate rather than dieting and try walking to school from time to time, swimming or dancing and even skipping in the garden can help get you fit and healthy.

  • Hi my mum and dad have been arguing a lot lately and I'm worried they,ll split up and today I was feeling down cause they weren't talking my mum asked me what was wrong and I said well you and dad cause your not talking and she was like no I just wanted to watch something else so I came upstairs and then I walked out.what should I do?

    2468(so I no it's mine)

    Parents do argue from time to time and whilst it can seem very serious, it rarely is and as your mum has said this was just about a TV show, so try not to worry and I am sure now she understands how you feel both your mum and dad will be mindful of what they say to each other when you are around.

  • Its it safe to put Vaseline on the top of the tampon so it goes in easier?

    Putting vaseline on a tampon is not a good idea as it will coat the tampon and prevent menstrual fluid from being absorbed into the tampon. But a water based product such as petrolium jelly or KY jelly is fine.

  • My discharge has black streaks in wat does it mean xxxxxxxxxxxxxx so I know it's mine

    It could be the start of your period, so have a chat to your mum and share this news with her.

  • Hi viky ive just started using tampons (lil lets) is it okay to go swimming?๐Ÿ’™

    Yes, tampons are ideal for when you want to be in the water but are on your period.

  • Im 11 years old and for the past couple of months I've been getting heavy discharge and i have also been getting stomach pains and a bad back, my mum and sister started their period when they were 12 but I'm worried that i might get my period very soon. What do I do??

    Firstly, don't be worried, periods are a very natural part of being a female and should not impact on your day one little bit. If you feel your period may arrive soon, ask your mum or sister if you can have some pads or liners to keep with you from now on.

  • how do you know you have got your period for the first time if you aren't on a toilet or if you are in school?

    Very often you may notice a little bit of blood in your underwear, but for most girls they do not notice the arrival of their period until they visit the toilet.

  • Hi Vikki I have this discharge and it is getting worse by the day I told my mum but she said nothing. Do you know what it is and why it's happening I have had it for about a year now and ute really bad now. I wear liners but it's getting really hard to deal with it even takes over the liner I don't know what to do please helpx

    Discharge is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection, it is also a good clue that your first period is not too far away. Why not consider wearing a long liner and changing a couple of times during the day when discharge is heavy.

  • Is there any difference between applicator and non-applicator tampons? Do they still do the same job and both absorb the same amount and stuff? Thanks

    If they are Lil-Lets tampons, they will work identically and you may find my blog entitled Not all tampons are the same useful to watch and read.

  • VICKI! Plz help me! I had my 6th period on 1st August and i thought it was ok, but today is 22nd August and ive had another one! Two periods in 1 month??! Its only my 7th ever period and me and my friend stayed up all night last night drinking coffee to help us! Ive had alot of late night recently and idk if this is the cause! Im very scared this is not normal and there's something wrong!!! SO SORRY VICKI! from Rosie Kennedy

    Rosie, if you look at the length of time between each period you will see it is 21 days and it is very normal for periods to be irregular with both short and long gaps between each one, so please try not to worry there is nothing wrong and if you can steer clear of coffee this late at night as it is a stimulant and will keep you awake.

  • I'm worried I'll start my period halfway through swimming without any ideas it was coming? I don't experience many pre-period symptoms so how can I tell at all? Thanks

    If this did happen the amount of blood lost would be so small it would not make any difference to your swimming fun, so please don't worry and keep some pads and liners in your school or sports bag just in case and for when you get out of the pool.

  • What happens at a Pap test? Thankyou xx

    A PAP test or cervical smear is when a small sample of fluid is taken from high inside your vagina to ensure your vagina is healthy. It is painless and in the UK women are invited to have a test when they are 25 and over, they are then tested every 3 years.

  • Hi Vicki, is it necessary to wear a pad alongside a heavy-absorption tampon on the first few days of your period in case of leakage? Many thanks, Ellie x

    Hi Ellie, Lil-Lets has a range of six absorbencies in its tampon range and there will always be a tampon to suit your flow, so no you should not need to wear a pad too.

  • Hi Vicki

    My dad swears a lot at me and my mum and dad are divorced (since I was 12). I dread going to my dad's house for the weekend. It just makes me feel really sad because he is so angry and I felt like committing suicide once.

    Thanks
    Pamela

    Hi Pamela, have a chat to your mum and ask that she has a quiet word with your dad about this. I appreciate he may be upset but he really does need to understand his behaviour towards you must change or you will not feel like visiting him in the future.

  • Hi Vicki,
    In answer to one of my questions, you said i should start wearing liners, to be prepared. I dont have any and want to ask my Mum to buy me some. Here's my question: How and when should I ask her? ( I'm quite embarresed talking to her about things like this, so I don't want to just blurt it out.)
    From Cordy

    Hi Cordy, why not ask if you can request a free sample from me by clicking on the word Contact at the bottom of the page, then you and your mum can look at our range together and if you like our products I am sure your mum will purchase some more for you from your local supemarket or chemist.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm 17 and my boyfriend has seen my private body parts and I have seen his but we both want to take it further... Is that ok???

    If you live in the UK and are both over the age of 16, then this is fine, but please make sure you are ready and not being pressured into this by your boyfriend.

  • I am wooried about telling my mum that I am on my period!

    Please don't be your mum was a teenager once too and she will remember how this time felt and I am sure she is just waiting for you to chat to her. Why not ask if you can go shopping for pads and liners this weekend, this will let her know instantly that your period is now here.

  • Can I mastrubate

    Masturbation is natural, normal and instinctive, but it really is up to the indvidiual as to whether you do this or not. You certainly do not need permission from anyone.

  • Hey x
    What's the difference between night and day pads, and if you use night pads during the day will anything happen?
    My mum only bought night pads for herself and forgot the day pads.
    She hasn't noticed yet. Thanks!

    Night pads are longer and therefore more absorbent and can be worn for a longer length of time. And it is fine to wear night pads during the day, in fact people with very heavy periods do this all the time.

  • Do you have any pets Vicki? X

    Not anymore I am afraid but I have had dogs in the past.

  • Hiya! I have brought some lilets teen tampons and its my first time using one, I just have a few questions if you don't mind answering, firstly, what is the difference between lilets teen tampons and regular tampons? Also as its my first time, how do I put it in? Do I slaunt it or just put it straight up?
    Thank you for taking your time answering this, X

    Hi and thank you for your questions. Firstly, our Lil-Lets teens tampons are shorter and narrower than other tampons as we know that a girls vaginal passage is often shorter whilst she is in her teen years. So our tampons will offer you a more comfortable fit. As for insertion, you are quite right, as per our leaflet, insert the tampon into your vagina in a slanting direction towards the base of your spine...and finally remember that just like anything new, using a tampon can take a bit of practice.

  • Why does discharge come out

    Discharge is a good thing and is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection.

  • what is disscharge?

    and i am getting this yellowish fluid in my pants and on my bottom what does that mean?

    Why not read our section on discharge for all you need to know about this fluid.

  • Hiya Vicki! I love this site, its helped me alot and awnsered my questions! :) but I got my first period in July and haven't had one since. Is it normal for this to happen or was it just a false alarm? :) Natasha x

    Hi Natasha, thank for your great feedback. In answer to your question, I would confirm that periods often have gaps of several months between each one as your body works out the right cycle just for you and this is nothing to worry about.

  • hi Vicki
    im worried as i am going into year 9 in September and turning 14 and i have started to have weird feelings about boys but it just feels like if they ask me out it is because of the size of my breasts and im worried this could get in the way of a proper relationship. what should i do? Also when i have my periods i get really moody and sometimes cant control what i say and do and it upsets me that i cant get along with my parents in this time. do you have any advice on how i can change this?

    In time you will learn to control your moods and until then chat to your parents letting them know how hard it is to manage your emotions from time to time. As for boys; well yes they may like you at first because of your shape, but I am quite sure once they get to know you, they will love you for who you are and not what you look like.

  • vicki please answer soon!!
    i just came in and went the toilet and when i wiped i saw a little bit of blood and it was bright red
    was this my first period ever??

    This could be your first period yes and my advice would be to place a pad inside your underwear and see what happens over the next few days. If there is more blood lost it would be a good idea to share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm thirteen and I masturbate 1 or two times a day. Is it possible to masturbate too much? From Bella.

    Hi Bella, masturbation is quite common amongst teens and whilst there is nothing wrong with this, twice a day, every day is quite a lot and I wonder if you may find filling your time with friends and family will stop your inclination to masturbate so much.

  • Is a 16 year old allowed to have sex with a 19 year old?

    Legally yes.

  • Hi Vicki
    This boy in my class kissed me in year 2 and scince then he acts like he likes me and sticks up for me .do you think he likes me .should I ask him our because he went out with a friend in my class before.
    HELP ME.
    From Dolapo

    Hi again Dolapo, it does appear that this boy likes you but maybe he is not yet ready to date or he would have asked you out himself. So consider just  being good friends for now and until he feels comfortable with this next step.

  • Hi VICKI
    I have 3 spots on the. inside of my labia
    What is it and what shall I do.
    From Dolapo

    Hi Dolapo just like anywhere on the body, spots can come and go, there is nothing to worry about and these little blemishes will most likely disappear on their own.

  • Hi, when I'm on my period sometimes down below hurts and aches?? Is this normal and what can I do to help stop it . Thankz

    This is very normal and gentle exercise is the best way to alleviate this discomfort. So go for a walk, have a dance or stretch for a few minutes.

  • Hi Vicki

    I'm a little conserned I've been getting discharge for about half a year and I have also been getting bad cramps in my lower tummy and also on the inside of my upper legs, my boobs are now progressing and are getting bigger by the day I am now shaving my legs and under my arms I have public hair and every sign of it coming I was wondering wether I should were towels day and night and weather I should be worried. Please reply ASAP?

    Don't be worried your body is maturing just as it should and your period may not be too far away. But there is no need to wear a pad, although you may find wearing a liner during the day is a great way of keeping you clean and fresh and protecting your underwear from any staining from the arrival of your period.

  • I havent started my periods and my mom makes me wear pads tampons etc.

    Is it allowed

    You should never wear a tampon if you are not on your periods and there seems very little point in wearing a pad either. But if it makes you feel fresher you may want to wear a pant liner on a daily basis to keep you feeling clean and fresh.

  • When do most women start and finish puberty?

    A period can start around the ages of 8 and upwards and generally has ended by the time a woman is in her fifties.

  • I am 10 i have not yet had my periods but i feel very nervous about please can you help

    It would be a good idea to read all the great stuff on our websites about Periods and Puberty and my blogs are very useful too as you will see lots of comments from girls just like you.

  • My mum is really stressed at the moment and I was wondering what I could do to help her or maybe treat her without spending money?

    Why not offer to give her feet a massage or paint her nails, make a cup of tea for her if you are allowed to operate the kettle and keep the house nice and tidy for when she gets home, because this can really lift someone's mood when they come home to a clean and tidy house.

  • i just had an idea if you could make the liners and/or pads sented

    Here at Lil-Lets we try to avoid scented or fragranced products as we know that this can often lead to irritation in the vaginal area and we would not want any of our girls to feel uncomfortable down there. But our wipes do have a light cotton fragrance, so if you want a quick freshen up then consider using one of these during the day and from time to time.

  • Hi Vicki,
    My crop top straps are quite tight on my shoulders and they are making my shoulders quite sore and itchy I am 13 And it's a size 15-16 from m&s do I need a bra now instead my mum just told me not to wear a crop top if it hurts? Luv candygirl๐Ÿญ

    Hi, I would have a chat to your mum showing her the marks your crop top is leaving on your skin and ask if you can be measured for a bra, I am sure your mum will be happy to take you shopping for one.

  • How do we use a wipe, Vicki?

    Lil-Lets teens freshen-up wipes can be used at any time, when you have visited the toilet and want to feel extra fresh. Or when you change your pad or tampon and want to clean this area. And finally lots of girls find them great for wiping this area during the day to avoid any odour associated with discharge.

  • How ling do you have to have a pad on for

    A pad can be worn for up to 8 hours, but most people change their pad every 3-5 hours.

  • To vicki,
    i know this a really dumb question but what is a condom?

    A condom is a form of contraception used by the male, he places it over his penis before he enters the vagina and it is a great way of preventing unwanted pregnancies and contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

  • hi vicky
    people say when u get discharge it means ur close to ur period but i have had my period for 1 year and a bit but i get discharge as soon as im off my period and it stops when im on them
    therefore i dont have any sign as to when i will be coming of my period!!
    thanks layla xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hi Layla, discharge is often noticed in between periods and can continue to be noticed into your twenties; sometimes even longer.

  • Hi vicky i have this problem with this boy, i dated this boy and he told everyone and i told him to stop telling everyone and he
    broke up with me and then theres this other guy i dont like but he likes me and he kissed me infront of
    my ex and my ex is really angry and hes really upset and i wanna make him feel better but i dont wanna date him again

    Why not spend time away from both of these boys as I feel speaking to them will just make things worse. Give your ex some time to get used to the idea of having you as just a friend and say nothing about what happened between you and this other boy.

  • Do you fully grow breast before your period

    No not at all. Breasts can continue to develop into your late teens or early twenties.

  • Hi Vicki,

    I am 11 and I have these white spots on my clitorus and around it they are not itchy or painful but I am worried please help!

    These are part of your vulva (the external part of your reproductive organs) and very normal and nothing to be worried about.

  • I've had discharge for over 12 months, I have had hair under my armpits for a over 2 years and hair down there for the same amount of time. For the last two months ive been getting so many pimples and my discharge leaks through my underwear. I was wondering if I'm getting my period?

    With so many signs of puberty already noticed I think your period may not be too far away, so make sure you have some pads and liners with you when out and about from now on.

  • Dear Vicki,
    i would like to know when u have your periods and stuff will lots of people notice?

    -milly

    Hi Milly, no one can tell just by looking at you that you are on your periods, so if you prefer to keep this news to yourself, then this is fine and no one needs to know.

  • Vicki,

    Hi I'm 13, I haven't started my period yet, I want to be prepared but I am too scared to ask my mum to get towles/pads just incase I start when I am not at home.

    Leah :)

    Hi Leah, why not drop her one of our e-cards and we will do the asking for you. Mums were teenagers once too and your mum is most likely waiting for you to approach her.

  • Dear Vicki
    I started my period a couple of months ago and I don't know whether my low is light, regular or heavy? Could you post something on the site that people can use to know what products to buy?
    Thanks,
    Penelope

    Hi Penelope, we have two blogs on the site that discuss this very subject, so why not check out How to choose the right product for your flow and Understanding tampon absorbencies.

  • Hi vicki,
    I'm very sporty and go to cheer 4 hours a week and gymnastics 10 hours a week because of this my figure is not as feminine as my friends. I have small boobs abs and largish thighs will this change during puberty because I really want to be more womanly but my mum said that it's more likely that I stay how I am is she right?

    All my love. Arabella xxx (ps I'm 13)

    Hi Arabella, it would be very difficult to say, if members of your family are curvy then regardless of how much exercise you do, you too will notice a curvy figure as you enter puberty.

  • Hey, Vicki. Please can you tell me why hand sachets are used?

    The Lil-lets teens freshen-up wipes in handy sachets are a great idea for keeping just one or two sachets in your school or sports bag, without having to keep an entire pack in your bag. They are super discreet too.

  • Hi Vicky, I am 12 but going to be 13 in a few months I'm going to be in year 8. A couple of years ago my mum brought me a bra I didn't wear it ccause when I put it on I would get upset and stressed cause it didn't feel right. I tried it on today and it felt fine I wondered if they still fit they look fine but I was wondering your opinion on it. I admire you Vicky you take ur own time to help young girls to put their mind as ease from the stress.
    Many thanks, T xx

    Hi T, if the bra feels comfortable and your breasts do not fall out the sides or over the top of the cup then I see no reason why you should not wear it.

  • Ive heard about some free samples how can i get them and what comes in it

    Our free sample teens pack contains one tampon, one applicator tampon, one day pad, one night pad, one pouch of liners and one booklet. Click on the word Contact at the bottom of the page and complete the form to try one.

  • Hey viki, I'm 12 years old almost 13 and I have found a see through jelly substance in my panties and I sometimes feel wet because of it๐Ÿ˜ I don't know what it is and my pelvis/vagina kinda hurts plz help I'm worried๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection. Along with this pain in your lower tummy, discharge is also a good clue that your body is getting ready for your period too.

  • How should I talk to my mum about trying your products

    Why not send her one of our e-cards and we will do the asking for you.

  • I haven't had my first period yet but I am going back to school soon and I wasn't sure if I should take pads just in case
    Thank you

    I think taking pads into school is  a great idea and you may find my blog entiled Periods in School a useful read too.

  • What should I do, Vicki? I only have 4 gcses with grades A* - C, and I need 5 to do a- levels and that's what I want to do! Please help! xx

    Have a chat to your tutor as very often exceptions can be made when it is clear a student is passionate about their education.

  • This guy fancies me and thinks there is a chance of us getting together.. he is really nice and treats me well. but im really close with this other guy and I really like him and we call eachother perfect etc.. but I don't know how to tell the other guy that I don't like him anymore then a friend, please help.

    Why not drop some hints, such as how great it is that you can spend time together without any romance getting in the way or how cool it is that are just friends. He will understand what you mean, although he may be a little upset.

  • This morning I saw blood and some brown stuff in my knickers. Is this my period? asked by Sweetwater

    Hi Sweetwater, it does seem very like a period, so why not place a pad in your underwear and see what happens over the next few days.

  • I'm going to go on a trip with the school to Malaga. Some people have said that there is a water park that we go to and I'm quite worried about that because I think that the teachers will alllow us to wear bikinis and my mum and dad don't allow me to wear them. Also I have no figure so people will laugh at me. Another thing is that I don't think most of my friends wear goggles and I look stupid with them when I wear a swimming cap get called an alien don't want people seeing my pubic hair when swimming

    Water parks are great fun, but if you do not want to wear a bikini then a swimsuit will be fine, this is not a competiton and I would imagine people will be far too busy having fun to notice what you are wearing or if they can see your pubic hair. So please don't worry and for the water park, you could consider not wearing your swimming hat or goggles.

  • Hi vicki
    Most nights I over heat! Some times when I'm in shops that rant perticulay hot, its like someone's fliked a switch and I'm suddenly hot!
    My mum said she tried looking it up to se if it was anything puberty/pireod related but she said it was all very vague:(
    What do you think?
    Bunny ๐Ÿฐ
    Xxx

    Hi Bunny, it could be puberty related or it may even be the wonderful weather we are enjoying that makes lots of us feel super hot from time to time. If it continues for a few months then it may be wise to visit your GP, but I am sure it is nothing to be worried about.

  • Hi Vicki,
    My period is late but I haven't had any sexual intercourse with boys ... is it just a chance that its irregular as I only started last Christmas.

    Periods can continue to be irregular throughout a girls teen years so you really have nothing to worry about; yhour body is still working out the right cycle just for you.

  • Hi should dishcharge come out of your vagina.
    Thanks kiki

    Discharge is made at the entrance to your uterus; your cervix and is then released via your vaginal opening. For more on how this part of your body works, why not check our my blog on the Reproductive System.

  • Hi vikki
    I've had discharge for a year and half and it's been quite thick and I woundered when I'll get my period?

    The amount of discharge we produce can vary from day to day depending on the levels of hormones in your body at that time. Be patient your period may not be far away now and it would be a good idea to keep some pads and liners with you when out and about in preparation for its arrival.

  • My period arrived 11 days early. Im 14.Its never happened before. As well as this. This period is so much worse than my others. Its much heavier and more frequent, more pains and head, back, stomach aches, im constantly tired and feeling ill. I feel cold and congested and its all came on since my period arrived ( 11 days early) why is this? Please answer, thanks.

    Periods can be irregular for the first couple of years; and this irregularity can be in the length of time between each one and the amount of flow produced. It really is nothing to worry about and part of your journey to becoming a young woman, your body is just working out what is the right cycle for you.

  • Hi.i suffer from social&general anxiety.I havent been diagnosed but i know in myself i have changed.Im worried and anxious about everything even just going to my local shop.Terrible thoughts take over my mind and i feel isolated and extremely uncomfortable.Especially school.Im so anxious when people look at me and thoughts jusut repeat in my head and my heart races, hands sweat and i cant stop thinking about it Im scared if i tell anyone they will think im attention seeking or just over reacting.

    This really would have to be diagnosed by a medical professional as a person's teenage years can very often leave them feeling self-conscious and lacking in confidence. So please have a chat to your mum and let them know how you feel.

  • Hi! My period came 31st July and lasted for 1 week, ending at 7th. My period should come around 28 days after (which it normally does) but it came on the 20th. Making it extremely early! (About 8-11 days early) a few days before it come i had servere pains. Im 14 and this hasnt happened before! I dont know why its early by so many days??! Any suggestions why?!
    Btw- there is no possible way im pregnant
    Thanks, Meg.

    Hi Meg, periods can be irregular for the first couple of years even when they have been regular previously. It's nothing to worry about and just your body working out the right cycle just for you.

  • Hey. I'm 15 and moving school/countary and only now has the boy I like said he likes me too! I really like him and not just in a like like way but as a friend to. He said he didn't want a long distance relationship! And now he's stopped texting me and I might not see him again! I just wanna stay friends but how do I get his attention to tell him this when I can't see him! ๐Ÿ˜ž he's perfect aswell!

    This boy has made his feelings clear and I feel that if you continue to be friends with this boy it will only make your seperation harder, so why not take his advice and move on.

  • Hey Vicki, I'm 14 am I too young for sex ? - Ellise

    Ellise, the law is very clear on this matter, you should not be sexually active in any way until you are 16 or over.

  • My breasts are tiny!!!๐Ÿ˜ฐ I'm going into year 9 and everyone is grown up with boobs and everything and there's me, my 10 year old cousin has bigger boobs than me! What can I do?? I hate PE because I don't wear a bra and I have to hide around a corner like a weirdo I wear a vest but I just hate it, I'm not sure if I need a bra or not, is there anyway to be sure I'm 13, 14 in September๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™

    Breasts grow at different times for each of us and their final shape can take many years to be achieved. So please don't worry or feel embarrassed true friends will understand this too and be supportive.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I am 12 and for about two years I have had minor acne on my face and forehead but recently I have had some really bad outbreaks. I tried loads of spot creams but none work and nothing that I try makes them go. Please help! KT

    Why ask your parents if you can speak to your doctor about these outbreaks, he or she may be able to offer you some alternative medication to help with this matter.

  • I am pretty sure I was born with social anxiety but I feel silly to go to the doctor because symptoms are difficult to pinpoint like physical symptoms like pain.

    It would be impossible to self diagnose this illness and if you feel you may have this you should speak to your parents who may pop you along to your GP for a chat. There is no need to feel embarrassed, if you feel strongly about this matter your parents and the GP will help you and take your concerns seriously.

  • This is really strange and sounds pretty yucky, but I was at the toilet today and there was a big thick blob of whitish jelly discharge, was found HANGING from my vagina..I've never had this before and it was a lot more than normal. It also smelled kind of like chips...it was so strong. What causes this? I'm not due my period until next month.

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection. You can find out more about this by checking out the Puberty section on our website.

  • about a week ago i went to the toilet and when i wiped there was a couple of small red spots of blood. when i checked later there was nothing and nothing has happened since. was this my first period? and if so how do tell my mum as i didnt mention anything to her that day, i have all the other signs including discharge for a year, and i am 12 and a half
    thansk for the advice
    saffron x

    Hi Saffron, this could be your period and it may be an idea to keep some pads or liners with you from now on,in preparation for your next one.

  • Hello vicki is it normal to have spots next to where my nipple should be ? I have no nipple too and I'm 13 and I'm a 34C

    Yes this little spots are called Montgomary Glands and form part of your breast.

  • I really like Figure skating and want to be a coach when i'm older. My mum never takes it seriously and I don't know what to say to her, I usually have lesson on Sunday and sometimes she makes plans on Sundays and says I can go another day and sometimes forgets to buy my lessons. She never takes anything I do seriously. This Sunday shes dragging me to London with her friend :( I've missed 3 weeks of lessons. What should I tell her
    764276427642

    xx

    Why not have a chat to your skating teacher and ask her to have a chat to your mum on your behalf.

  • Hi ๐ŸŒธI just wanted to know if living to your mum about your period is stupid because i did when I was ten and I'm 12 now and I still haven't started yet so yer thanks

    It's not stupid, but it would be wise to let her know so she can purchase some pads for you in the future. So if you find it too hard to say the words; write her a note and pop it in her mak-up bag or underwear drawer, where only she will find it.

  • Hi Vicki I'm Amy and I'm 11 and I weigh 11 stone 11 pounds and I'm really fat and I'm going to high school in 12 days how can I lose weight and become skinny or thin? Please I Need your help I got bullied in primary school and I'm scared of not getting a boyfriend and do you do free samples and how do you get them

    Firstly, now you are starting High School you're going to be pretty busy, so it's important to get yourself fit, by eating a healthy diet and exercising. It won't happen overnight but in a few months you will see a change to not only how you look but also how much energy you have to carry on with your new school life.

  • I am a bit woried about my first period and i wanted to know is there any way of telling when your first period will come

    I am afraid not, although lots of girls notice discharge a year or so before it arrives.

  • Hi viki your have really help! Anyway back to the question I feel like I'm fat I'm 12 I know that we all come in diffrent shapes and sizes but i am so much bigger than all my friends and my friends have small builds they all get the attention for the boys! And the aer skinny and have big boobs I feel horable also I have no boobs but it still hurts when I juump and run and I have discharge for alomost 2 years is it normal? I'm 32A btw

    Fifi

    Xoxo

    Hi Fifi, all of the things you are noticing are part of your journey to become an adult and there will be lots of changes to the way you look before this journey has ended, so be patient and try not to compare your progress to that of others.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I'm really worried about this so please help. I've been on my period for 4 months!!! My doctor said it's due to hormonal imbalance. It stopped for 10 days but then started again like a week ago. What's going on?

    If you are being treated by your doctor then it really is not for me to comment, but very often fluctuating hormones can cause periods to be short or long, so please try not to worry.

  • I got one period about a year ago and not again! I don't think that is normal but recently I've been getting lots of browny discharge and when I wiped there was a little spot of blood. What is this? Anna x

    Brown fluid is almost certainly your period as menstrual fluid is often brown and not red in colour Anna.

  • Vicki,
    I'm 15, nearly 16 and I've had my period for about a year. I'm barely an a cup and my breasts haven't changed much in almost 2 years. I always worry and get very upset about it because I feel so immature. Will they grow anymore if they've been this way for this long?

    Breasts continue growing into your late teens or early twenties, but it really is more important that you learn to love your shape no matter what its size.

  • Why do people self harm?

    Self harming is generally a sign that something is making a person desperately unhappy and their way of dealing with this unhappiness is to harm themselves. It is such a shame as there is such a lot of help out there for people who feel this way.

  • PLEASE ANSWER!!!
    Is there any way I can buy the teen booklet from this website with out my parents knowing?? Please answer? Im 12.
    thanks sooomuch xxx

    You can request one from our website or download one and print it off yourself.

  • Dear Vicki,
    I'm 13, nearly 14 and I haven't started my period yet. I've had discharge aswell, on and off for about a year now. I do participate in a lot of sport as I like to keep active. Sports like ballet, swimming, gymnastics and I'm starting going to the gym soon. My mum and sister started at around 13 and I wanted to know if it was normal for me not to have started and why it wasn't happening to me. Thank you..

    A period can arrive any time between the ages of 8-18 so please try not to worry, with discharge noticed for such a long time, I am sure your period is not too far away.

  • What bra size am I actually?:
    I am 12 and I usually wear 28 AA bras because I have quite small breasts but I have been noticing them developing, Im skinny I only weigh 74 pounds but other than that I want to make sure on my bra size;
    Bust: 69cm
    Frame: 63cm
    Thanks
    Gabbs

    30AA may be a more suitable size.

  • i have already started my period but im on it again do i tell my mom becuse her boyfriend is here

    Yes of course, unless she has already given you some pads to help you manage your period, then you could wait and let her now tomorrow.

  • My dad hasn't been very affectionate towards me since I hit puberty, why might this be?

    It can be hard for parents as well as teens to manage their feelings when puberty hits. Your dad will want to help you  become a young woman but there will still be a part of him that wants to keep his little girl. So be patient and don't miss the opportunity to have fun with your dad, even if its just hanging out watching a TV show.

  • how do you know when your on your period

    Most likely you will notice light brown or red fluid in your underwear or on the tissue when you have visited the toilet.

  • Hi vicki

    I Have had a lot of discharge but it has been like goo

    I have got like hair on my down there early and I have had mood swings and cramps but when I went to the toilet now and this red stuff came out just a little bit could this be my first period

    Yes this does sound like your first period, my advice would be to speak to your mum and place a pad in your underwear for the next few days.

  • I HAVE REALLY BAD CONSTIPATION PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    Speak to your parents about your diet and start to eat more fruit, vegetables and cereals. For now they may be able to offer you a laxative to help you pass your stools, but these should only be taken under adult supervision.

  • Dear Vicki,
    Hello, i just had to say that you are amazing. I know answering all the questions probably takes a lot of your time, but you should know that you have helped me and so many other girls... Thank you so much, you have really helped me and you are so great i cannot explain it with words. Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ’œ

    Thank you for your heartfelt feedback. Ask Vicki does keep me very busy, but I enjoy every minute.

  • Hi vicki,
    In April I had my first period, everything seemed normal and it was 5 days long. But after that I just didn't have another? It's august now and I haven't had it since, should I be worried? (No way I could be pregnant by the way)
    Anon, 13

    No there is no need to worry periods very often have long gaps between each one for the first few years as you continue your journey through puberty and your hormones settle into a more regular routine.

  • Should I wear pads I get a white leakage in my knickers quite a lot should I or should I just wait till my period starts this has been happening for a year when will my period start

    I think this leakage is discharge and a very normal part of puberty for girls, there is no need to wear a pad, but if you want to feel clean and fresh consider a pant liner worn on a daily basis. Finally, you may find your peirod is not too far away now.

  • When I have put pads on the always bunch up and they are the smallest me and my friend can find. Is that normal for the pads to do that?

    It may be that you are ready for longer rather than shorter pads so consider our Lil-Lets Freshlock normal pads.

  • Hi
    Last night I started my period and nothing has happened for 24 hours
    Why has nothing happened
    :-) :-)

    First periods can be quick but remember too that menstrual fliuid is not lost all in one go and it would be wise to continue wearing a pad for a day or two.

  • Hi,
    I am 13 years old, and I have all the sign to getting my period except for armpit hair. I'm getting a lot of discharge too. Do you think I will be starting my period soon?

    Not everyone noticed underarm hair before the arrival of their period so please don't worry about this, with discharge already noticed I am sure your period is not too far away.

  • hi Vicki i a 11 and i have had discharge in my pants for about a year now. My mum got her period when she was 12 and i'm 12 in January is that normal?

    Discharge can often be noticed for longer than a year, but it is still a good sign that your period is not too far away so be patient and see what the rest of this year or early 2015 brings.

  • I really want to know how big my boobs will grow when I'm older but it's hard because my mom is a 36b and my sister (who is an adult) is a 32a. Please help xx

    It really is a case of waiting to see what happens and consider that you may take after your dad's side of the family also.

  • Hi Vicki. So a few days ago I noticed a brown stain in my underwear so I put a towel just in case because I was going to school. After that I noticed that there was more of that brown discharge but the next day there was nothing. Was this my first period?

    Yes I think it was, even though only  a small amount of fluid has been released.

  • im scared to ask my mum about bras please help xx charlie

    Hi Charlie, why not ask her when she got her first bra and this will quickly move the conversation over to you and if you now feel ready.

  • Part 2
    I am going camping tomorrow with some friends that has been planned for ages and I'm not even excited anymore. I always feel lazy and dont want to leave my laptop and bed and I have a different club/band (which I am competitive with) on Monday-Thursday. I always leave the house before school in a good mood and thinking I look nice then when I am at school, I suddenly feel everyone is judging me and laughing at me. Please help, Sophia xxx

    Teenage years and puberty are hard to manage, one minute you feel fine the next you feel unsure and uncertain if you will be accepted. This is all very normal, as is having a few spats with family members, with many teens feeling that retiring to their room is the answer. Well it may be for an hour or so, but you really do have to make the effort to spend time downstairs with your family even if it's just watching the TV or eating dinner together. You may find creating a daily calender of things to do is a useful tip as you can organise some fun and energetic activities for you, family and friends to do and this wil keep you feeling positive with something to look forward to.

  • Hi Vicky, basically I always feel down at the moment and get annoyed and upset at the silliest things. I just want to hole up in my room and cry. It is so weird bcozI used to be so happy and now I get upset and angry at my brothers and sisters. I tried talking to my brother to stop being a baby and if I cant cope now I will never cope in a couple of years for exams and such (I'm 14 now) Recently I've lost my best friend bcoz she found a new best friend and never speaks to me now, part 1 Sophiaxxx

    See my response in part two Sophie.

  • Hi my books are pointy what should I do

    Most breasts are triangular in shape as they develop so try not to worry they will become fuller as you get older.

  • Hi Vicki I'm 16 and by boyfriend thinks we should have SEX but I'm not really ready so what should I do and how do I give oral sex

    Just because you are now legally old enough to engage in sexual activity does not mean you have to and if you are not ready then let your boyfriend know. If he cares for you he will understand. And please don't feel you have to give him oral sex just because you are not yet ready to have sexual intercourse this is not the case. No one and should have to take part in any activity if they are not yet ready.

  • What should you do if sanitary towels irritate your skin?

    My advice would be to switch brand until you find one that suits you. Why not try our Lil-Lets Freshlock pads, super comfortable and fragrance free.

  • What age do you stop getting discharge?

    Some people never notice it, some people stop noticing it in their twenties and for others they always experience it. We are all very different you see.

  • Hey vicki,

    Is it a problem if your always late on your period Becasue I was 11 days late to what I was expected also my first ever period was last month, is that anything to do with it? Will I have a problem in the future such as going in holiday Becasue then I'll never know when I'll be on?

    Hope to hear from your ver very soon thanks a bunch.

    Periods are often irregular for the first few years as your body works out the right monthly cycle just for you and should not have any impact on your menstrual cycle in later years.

  • Hi Vicki I'm 16 and fat will I ever get a boy friend

    The world is made up of people of varying shapes and sizes and this rarely has anything to do with falling in love. It's who you are as a person that matters most, so yes you will find love in your life if you let people see how fabulous you are.

  • Vicki, when I use a pad the wings always unfold them selves

    Why not try a different brand of towels, such as Lil-Lets Freshlock pads in normal, long or night. They have super shaped wings that stay put.

  • hi Vicki

    im 15 and I have recently been getting stomach cramps and headaches. I have irregular periods so is this a sign that my period is coming.

    Stomach cramps are often a sign that your reproductive organs are still maturing and headaches generally mean you have not drank enough fluid during the day.

  • If you get constipated does that mean you are going to get your period soon? I was constipated this moring and I have had discharge for about 9 months will I have my period soon?
    From belle

    Hi Belle, constipation is not something that you associate with your period arriving, but rather that you need more fibre in your diet such as fruit, vegetables and cereal.

  • I haven't had my period for a few months,I'm not sure how long.
    I'm really worried! I need to know if anything is wrong.
    Please help! And answer fast!

    Periods can have quite long gaps between each one for the first couple of years as your body works out the right menstrual cycle just for you. It is very normal and nothing to worry about.

  • hey Vicki
    I was on my period in the holidays
    and barely any blood came out
    it way very light compared to my other periods
    why is this?
    thnxs

    The amount of menstrual fluid can vary from month to month, this is nothing to worry about and very common.

  • Hi Vicki I asked you the same question before but I'm not quite sure that you got my message. I have told my mum because recently for the past 3 days I have had this strange brown stuff in my knickers but I have had sanitary towels for 2 days, however I am really scared because I think there is something wrong with me because its really dark and I haven't had any pains or anything. There are also a few tiny small lumps, but when I got out the bath it dripped all down my leg. Is this a period?
    Ayesha :)

    Hi Ayesha, this is your period and the colour and texture is all very normal and nothing to worry about.

  • Hi Vicki
    Has lillets ever considered doing deodorant ?

    We have talked about it yes.

  • Hiya vicki
    I am 12 and am flat chested, going through puberty and wear a m&s 30aa bra. Will the bra affect my breasts when they start to grow ? Xx
    Thanks

    Bras have no impact on breast growth or development, but please make sure you wear a well fitted bra for comfort.

  • hi vicki how do i get a free sample and what do you get in the free samples

    Our free teens sample pack contains one tampon, one applicator tampon, one day pad, one night pad, one pouch of liners and one booklet. You can request one from me by clicking on the Contact tab at the bottom of the page.

  • i have ocd and i can often get anxious if you know what i mean. ive had 4 periods and my mum doesnt know because i nervous and havent had a chance to tell her. i always feel super awkward and like im gonna leak or something when im on it and once it was like 9 days late so i though i missed it or something but it came (heavier than usual) at school and i went to the toilet before lesson and it was everywhere and my hands were shaking and i was quite late. i just HATE it so much!!

    Periods can be irregular and this is something you will learn to manage as you get older and have more periods. For now consider speaking to your mum and asking for some pant liners to wear on a daily basis to keep you feeling clean and fresh.

  • Hi! Vicki.
    It's nearly back to school! And I don't have anything new for school like Uniforms, Shoes, Bag; because my mum and I said !they all look new" And I even said "Yes" it does look new but I'm worried because everyone come back to school with new bags, shoes and uniforms (Sorry, the only thing I've got new is pens, pencil case and pencil). Vicki, what should I do? Because all my friends have new thing for school and I don't? What should I say?
    Thank You!

    Be bold and brave and if anyone asks, say you are smart enough to understand that if your current uniform is fine then it's pointless waisting money on new ones.  I think you and your mum are very sensible and smart to have this attitude.

  • I don't know why but for 3 days I have had this brown stuff in my knickers and I have told my mum and she gave me some pads but I think theres something wrong with me because it has a few tiny lumps when I wipe please reply!!!! Ayesha :)

    This is your period and it often has lumps of jelly like blood, these are called clots and form part of the lining of your uterus and are nothing to worry about.

  • Please please replay ASAP!

    When I tried to take out my tampon the string snapped of. It's been inside me for over 7 hours! And I have a very heavy flow? Help!!!

    Simply reach in and remove the tampon with your fingers. Some people find doing this whilst they are sitting on the toilet is the easiest method.

  • my peiod doesnt come at the same time very month and i dont know when it wil come next i used lil-lets thin liners as a precaution but i was wasting them everyday because my period wasnt there! what should i do?

    Some people use liners every day to keep themselves feeling clean and fresh, so please don't feel using liners is a waste. Because periods are often irregular there really is nothing you can do but be patient and prepared as it really can turn up at any time wherever you are.

  • Hi vicki is it normal for one breast to be bigger and one big flat or jst a bit smaller thanks
    Lola x

    Hi Lola, it is very normal for one breast to grow before the other, they second one will catch up, but remember that no two breasts are ever identical.

  • Hi Vicki kendall again
    I know when you have your period first there can be a few months before your next one. I have had my period for about a year now ( not to sure)
    And my period has never really been regular (eg every 3 weeks 2 weeks) but the last few months I've been having my period every week and it's not only annoying in really worried as well and I really don't want to go to the doctor is this normal or is something wrong?

    Periods can have both long and short gaps between each one, but if you and your family are at all worried a quick chat with your doctor would be the best advice I can offer you.

  • dear vicki
    i hate needles and the dentist has said that i need to get at least 4 adult teeth either removed or fixed. i have to get at least 4 injections to do that. i have tried 15 times to get the needles but i always wimp out. now he says that i have to go to hospital to fix them. my parents have tried to encourage me but i can't do it. i also have to get boosters in high school.
    help me vicki!!
    from kitty

    Hi Kitty, needles are part of life for lots of people and perform a necessary job in keeping you healthy or pain free. It may be that the hospital you are visiting will have a specialised nurse or doctor who can help you manage your anxiety; they generally have this service for children so ask when you visit the hospital.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I am moving to an all girls school in September. I have spent a year in secondary school that is mixed and don't have any friends that are boys. I don't think that starting an all girls school will help. I want to be friends with boys but I don't know how I can if I will be going to an all girls school. Will it effect my relationships with them when I'm older as I won't know much about them and their feelings ?
    Thanks xxx

    Spending time in an all girls school will have no impact on your ability to date when you are older and may offer you the opportunity to study with the distraction of boys that so many people find gets in the way of school work.

  • How come non of my questions get answered >:( it always says your question should be answered in a few days but 4 weeks on still no answer so if this gets answered the well!

    Questions are answered unless I feel they will cause offense to others. So please don't stop dropping me a line and when searching for your reference remember to use capitals.

  • I'm 12 turning 13 in 4 months and I am literally flat chested. I used to wear crop tops but then people tease me and so I wore a none padded bra. I am really self conscious in the change rooms and wearing bikins and stuff. How can I be proud of my body and is there a problem with me that I don't have boobs? All my friends have big ones, at least 3 inches put ( from what I can see through there shirts)

    Breasts develop at different times for each of us and continue to grow into our late teens and early twenties. Rather than worry about what people say learn to love the shape you have, you are not the only one with a petite bust and finding the right style of clothing may increase your confidence.

  • I've been invited to my popular friends birthday pool party but I'm flatchested and don't want to wear a bikini.sidenote- I can't back out or where a one piece and I don't want to show skin. And it's at night so I'm afraid wearing a sun shirt will look weird. Please help what can I do about my bikini problem.

    Try a halterneck bikini top these are generally the most flattering for the bust area.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    i find taking even the smallest tampon out uncomfortable so what is the most comfortable and best way to take out a tampon?

    A tampon should not be uncomfortable to remove unless you have not had it inserted for long enough. If the tampon feels tightly held on removal then leave it a little longer but no longer than 8 hours.

  • I always have discharge and I've had it ever since i started my period but that was about 8 years ago...

    Discharge can continue to be noticed in between your periods into your twenties and this is very normal.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I got my period yesterday mid-day and it was brown (pre-menstrual) and then red blood but then last night I put a new sanitary towel on and when I woke up in the morning it was clear. When I wiped a had a slight browning on the tissue, however no blood... Is this normal? Am I still on my monthly period?

    From Ur Biggest Fan Ever I Love U Vicky xxxxxxx <3 <3 <3

    Menstrual fluid can vary in colour from day to day and this is all very normal and nothing to worry about.

  • Am kind of worried ever sense before I even had my period I use to have gooey stuff come out of me nd it still does nd am 16 now nd I aalready had my period sense I was 13.Help

    This is discharge and can be noticed in between your periods until your twenties; sometimes longer. It's nothing to worry about and all part of your body keeping your vagina clean and healthy.

  • a few days ago i found two tiny brown spots in my underwear but nothing since. what is this?
    thanks amy xx

    It could have been your first period, or possibly a little blood if you have been active and stretched your hymen. Alternatively it may have been a little bit of residue from waste food that had not been wiped away thoroughly. It would be wise therefore to keep some pads and liners in your school or sports bag from now on.

  • Is there a way to stop your period for a few days??? Plz help coz I hate tampons and am going to an adventure camp in 1 day!!!!! Also no pills either. Thanks. โœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธโœ๏ธ

    There really is nothing you can do to stop your period, however if you are not planning to be completley submersed in water you can continue wearing pads and not tampons.

  • Hi vicki I'm really creeped out right now coz I was in the shower and when I got out and dressed I noticed there was whitish cream stuff at the entrance to my vagina I haven't put any cream on down below so what is this I'm only 11??!!!

    This is discharge a fluid that is made by the body to keep your vagina clean and free from infection. It is very common in your teen years and very normal so please try not to worry.

  • Hi Vicki, I've always been quite quiet and shy in certain situations, like when there is a lot of people. I get really nervous for pretty much everything - from parties to simply putting my hand up in class. I overthink everything so much and when people tell me to stop they don't seem to understand I can't. It's gotten to the point where I either avoid social situations or get extremely anxious about it, and can't cope with it well at all. Have I got any form of anxiety? :(

    It is very normal for teens to feel anxious about being in public situations but this does not mean you suffer with anxiety. It would be useful for you to speak to your parents or teacher about the way you feel as they can help you manage these feelings in the future and increase your confidence levels.

  • Do you know how often a girl should get discharge? I think that I get it too often, about two times a day.

    Discharge can be noticed every day and all through the day so you really have nothing to worry about.

  • how young is young

    If this question is in relation to periods, then anytime from the age of 8-18 is normal.

  • Hi Vicki,
    on the inside of my bum cheeks going towards my vagina there is hair, not as in long hair but hair, like pubic hair. Is this normal?

    Yes and this is pubic hair; it can start at your pubic bone and continue towards and around your anal opening.

  • Normally what time does a girl develop breasts?

    This can vary but anytime after the age of 8 is normal.

  • Dear vicki
    Plz help URGENT
    ok so im going school shopping soon and i need a bra. I have one but its like a padded training bra.i have grown a bit since last year i have a bust but its 1-2 fibgers under so mab an inch n a half and idk if i can use a cup size mab like the SMALLEST and i really want one and i cant measure them idk what to do

    Why not ask the store assistant to measure you, she can then find you styles and sizes that are perfect for your shape.

  • Hey Vicki,

    I had brown discharge for 3 days 2 months ago and I thought it was my period but I never got it after that. Can you tell me what it is? Because I'm seriously confused. Thx<3<3

    This was still your period I feel as they often have long gaps of several months between each one, so make sure from now on you always have some pads and liners with you when out and about.

  • Hey vicki! I am13 and have had discharge since august 2013. It is now a year later and still have not got my period. I will be 14 in January. When will I get my period???

    Discharge can often be noticed for longer than a year before the arrival of your period. Try not to worry it's all very normal and you period will be with you when your body feels the time is right and not before.

  • Hi Vicki I got my period (I think) it's very brown and it's not blood like but it's not like discharge and it's a very lite flow ps it's only my second day after getting my period
    xxperiodgirlxx

    Hi periodgirl, even brown fluid is still your period and it is very often light in flow so please have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this news with them.

  • My vagina flaps are really big and hang outside of my vagina and I'm 15 and will probably have some sexual action soon and I'm self conscious as the boy might think this is gross or weird what do I do?!!

    As you enter puberty the shape, size and colour of your vulva (external reproductive system) will change and I  can assure you this is very normal and when you do decide to be sexually active it will not make any difference to your partner.

  • My friends sister is 16 and she went on the pill and she told me that it made her boobs grow loads!! I have tiny boobs so would like to do this but can I take the pill if I'm not sexually active?

    Let me make this very clear the contraceptive pill should only ever be taken for the purposes of its intended use; contraception. And whilst it may have made a change to your sister's breasts this would not be true for everyone, so please don't be tempted to take tablets for purposes other than what they are manufactured for.

  • What is 'the pill' ??

    The pill is a form of contraception and contraception is something that prevents a female from becoming pregnant.

  • Hi vicki
    I'm really upset because I am year 10 now and have really small boobs. I'm not that skinny either so that's not why! I'm very tall and average weight but I have tiny boobs and it really gets me down because all my friends have big boobs and that's what boys like. Is there ANYTHING I can do to help my boobs grow? Does keeping my bra on at night affect their growth? Please help:(

    Firstly, yes some boys are curious about breasts, but it is incorrect to say that boys only like big breasts. You may find that lots of boys find a personality is far more important and I am sure you would not want to change your shape just to impress a boy. Breasts continue to develop into your late teens and early twenties, so my advice is to learn to love your shape regardless of what thay may be.

  • Hello
    I have use a tampon once but I had to look in a mirror to see where my hole was to put the tampon in. I can't put it in without looking in a mirror to see my hole. What do I do if I need to put a tampon in at a friends house or in public toilets?!

    Why not practice inserting a clean finger inside your vagina without using a mirror and then when you do need to use a tampon you will be able to naturally feel where it goes.

  • hi vicki
    I am blonde so did not get hair under my arms or down there until I was about 12 and a half (year 8) i shave down there and it doesn't grow back stubbly it grows back like normal hair on your head not stubbly?? How long until it goes stubbly not hairy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (So I know it's me)

    I am not sure why think it will grow back stubbly, it may be that it will always grow back hairy  and this is not anything to worry about.

  • For some reason between my thighs are always warmMy thighs are big so there no gapMy vaginas is well is always warm and I don't know what that meansPlus I have really soft and sensitive nipples and when slightly touched they hurt so muchMy hips are wide, I have pubic hair AND I've been eating a lot latelyI don't have any experience of releasing discharge but I really want my periodI also always feel a bit "turned on" when I see people kissing because I suddenly want to do it (sorry if that's weird)

    All of these things you are noticing are signs of puberty and nothing you need to worry about. As for the warmth between your legs this is very normal and especially when the weather has been so warm.

  • Hi vicki,
    I have a youtube channel called rainbowface xox, and im doing a load of 'girls girls girls' series about pads, liners, tampons and stuff like that, is it okay if you send me some samples for me to review on my channel,
    Dont know if thats the right order but still, I would really appreciate if you could send me some samples, even if it was one of each product
    Thank you
    Love rainbowface xox

    Please contact me via the Contact tab at the bottom of the page.

  • Sometimes when I'm on my period I get I bit moody and the boys at my school usaually tease me about it but not in a way in like abuse but what should I do?

    Ignore their comments would be my advice. They cannot tell just by looking at you that you are on your period and you could be in a mood for another reason.

  • Hi Vicki..

    My Back Has Been Aching For The Past Couple Of Weeks But I Haven't Started My Period. What Does This Mean? Does It Mean I'll Start Soon?

    ~Emily

    Hi Emily, as your reproductive organs mature you may find times when you have lower tummy or back pain and even pain in yoru groin, is just part of puberty and not always a sign that your period is due anytime soon.

  • Hi Vicky, so I just finished my period and I've been seeing brown blood in my discharge and I've been cramping in my lower stomach even though I'm off my period I've never had intercourse so I can't be pregnant. Also if it helps I sometimes masturbate in the shower.

    Menstrual fluid is often brown in colour at the end of your period and is nothing to worry about.

  • I have had discharge for almost two years and I still have not had my first period. When will it finally come? (I have just turned 13)

    Discharge can very often be noticed for longer than a year, please be patient your period will not be too far away now, you just have to wait until your body feels the time is right for you.

  • Why does my discharge have thin black streaks in it it has been heavier this week have had it for 1 year does this mean my period is coming soon

    It could do yes so wear a pad or liner for the rest of the week to capture any further leaks of fluid.

  • Every month since May I've had a brown stain in my underwear for 1-2 days. I thought it was my period and my mum says it is. But I only have to wear panty liners because my flow is so light. Is this my period? And also, how can I wear tampons to go swimming if my flow is so light is it bad to wear tampons? X
    My cousin says it isn't it but I'm not sure x

    Yes this is your periods and lots of people with a light flow use pant lines so please don't worry. When you go swimming if your flow is very light you may not need to wear anything at all.

  • HI Vicki,
    so i had this fight with a friend which was my fault i apologised but she said she couldnt be bothered to deal with me and hasnt said anything to me since..its making me really nervous for school to start and makes me not want to go back please help Vicki I'm losing sleep over it and im really freaked out

    Even when we apologise we have to accept that some people may not want to forgive and forget and that is your friend's choice. But you should not stress about it and if she has chosen to stop all contact when you do go back to school smile and say "Hi" when you see her but give her some space and find some new friends to hang around with.

  • hi vicky,
    I'm 12 and just going into year 8 and I don't wear a crop top or anything like that and I think I need to, but I'm too scared and embarassed to ask my mum.

    Why not ask your mum if you can shop for underwear for the new school year and pick up some bras that you think are suitable. Believe it or not she will understand is more than likely waiting for you to ask.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I am a little confused cause today I was in the bathroom and i saw blood on the tissue i was using and i said to my mom that i think i had started.
    So basically Is it the real deal or a sign.
    R.M(13)

    I would wait a few hours or even days and see if more fluid is lost, and keep a pad or liner in your underwear for protection.

  • Hi Vicki

    all of my friends wear padded bras but some of them have smaller breasts than I do.im about to go in my last yr of primary and im scared to ask my mum for padded{I ONLY WEAR CROPTOPS}
    I recently mentioned it but she sad girls of 11 should not wear padded plz tell me how to ask asap

    Padded bras are not necessary unless you want to make your breasts appear fuller or worry about your  nipples showing through your outer garments. Other than that a simple non padded bra will do.

  • Hiya I like this guy and we are really good friends but I don't want to wreck things how do I let him know I like him should I touch him
    Thx and plz reply ASAP

    I would not recommend touching him as this could make him a little uncomfortable. Instead why not ask him if he wants to hang out at the weekend...just the two of you.

  • I'm 13 I have started to get boobs but the area around my nipples always feels sore and they get even worse if I don't wear a bra please help xxxx

    Breasts are very often tender and sore as they develop, this is nothing to worry about and will ease as you get older.

  • Hi x ive started rubbing my self ( down there ) and when I do I get a liquid come out and my legs start almost shaking it feels so so so nice but I've almost gotten addicted to it and what could the liquid be ? And why do my legs shake ?? Xx thank you x

    This liquid is produced when you are sexually aroused and is very normal and nothing to be anxious about. Your legs shake because when you orgasm your muscles contract in various parts of your body.

  • So i was the one who said about the reddish brown stuff in my pants after that i had discharge but it is three days and i have only little discharge. Was it my period??

    Yes this was still your period and you should share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • hi vicki I'm nearly 14 I'm a 34a have discharge daily and have hairs since I was 9 I still havent started also my 12year old sister has and she has no signs help please sparkle2000xx

    Hi Sparkle2000, with so many signs of puberty already noticed I doubt you will have much longer to wait until your period arrives to please be patient and have some pads and liners with you when out and about.

  • Hi Vicki ..........
    I want to know how to get rid of stress......

    Firstly, work out what is stressing you and then with your parents or friends chat through why this is and by working together you should be able to manage these issues and reduce the stress.

  • I get a nice feeling down there whilst watching porn but i dont seem to get any pleasure from masterbating is this bad?

    No not at all. The nice feeling you get when watching images of a sexual nature is called sexual arousal and does not mean you necessarily have to masturbate or experience a nice feeling from doing so.

  • Hiya Vicky

    I was reading the sun today and there was a part about brest cancer and it said look for these signs so i looked and i noticed i had one which is nipple discharge, im quite scared, should i see a gp or should i not bother ? i havnt tolled my mum but i will depending on your anawer

    Nipple discharge is also very common in teenagers for both boys and girls so I do not think you have anything to be worried or anxious about.

  • I'm thirteen I have been really moody over the past few day all my friends have started there period and I have been getting discharge for a few day then stops and some day not at all I have been getting a few stomach aches and a bad back do you think I am getting my period soon or not what shall i do

    Discharge often comes and goes but it is still a sign your period is not too far away.

  • Hi vicki
    I'm 13 and I have been very moody and back pains I think I might have some discharge but can't tell all my friends have started there period what shall I do also I started puberty about a year and a half ago

    With so many signs of puberty already noticed you may find your period arrives later this year or even in 2015. So be patient and chat to your friends and learn all you can from them, I am sure they will be happy to offer you advice.

  • before you start your period do all girls get pains ?

  • Hi Vicki,
    I'm PurpleGaze234. I am 11 3/4 and I am going to start High School in September. I really want to know what happens during your period and what is PMA?! I am confused!

    You can find all about periods and PMS on our website. So check out our articles.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I am 11 3/4 and I am going to start high school in September. How do I deal if I perhaps get my period during school and what is discharge and PMS?

    Why not read my blog entitled Periods is School I think you will find it very useful.

  • Vicki, are you goingto London soon?

    I was in London on Wednesday with a group of the girls from the office, we went to see Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard. She was fantastic and such a wonderful ambassador for the Becoming a Teen site and what a voice.

  • Vicki, I always dream about you, like me and you meeting.
    Am I weird to you know?

    I guess people are curious about someone they chat to but have never met, but it does not make you weird, it simply makes you human and human nature is nothing to be ashamed of in my opinion.

  • What happens when you get your period and what do you release? xx

    Chemicals in your body send a message to your brain letting it know that you are not pregnant, and then the muscles surrounding your uterus start to contract helping to release the blood that lines the uterus and this is what we call a period.

  • Vicki, umm when is your birthay again? Mines on June 7 :)
    xx

    February 10th.

  • Can you wear a tampon even when you are not on your period ?

    No tampons should only ever be worn when menstrual fluid is present.

  • Hello I'm Lizzy and I'm 11, and sorry if this is inappropriate but do the 'lips' (I think they are called labia?) cover your vagina and the hole that you wee from? Because when I wee it comes from the lips, is this bad?

    Why not check out my blog on the Reproductive System and you will see that your labia protect both your vaginal opening and urethra.

  • I'm 19 and my boobs are 32A. I'm sick of it!

    I appreciate that lots of girls with their breasts were bigger, smaller, perkier etc... but it really is a case of learning to love what you have and dressing to suit your shape.

  • Vicki, do you answer questions on a lap top or a computer and which room, and what music do you listen to? Do you listen it from a radio?
    Sorry if this is just a waist of time.....er, do you get angry easily??

    I have a laptop that goes with me everywhere, in the office on the train, at home, even on holdiay. I love all kinds of music but mostly dance as it lifts my mood. But I will listen to anything if it's good. At the moment I am keen on Rizzle Kicks 'Tell Her', One Republic 'Till The Love Runs Out' and Sigma with Paloma Faith. And Disclosure are on repeat in my car constantly.

  • Hi Vicki!
    If you have had your period regularly for about 6-7 months, and then missed two months and have still not had one is that bad? And how long could my period be absent for?
    Beth x

    Hi Beth, it is very normal for long gaps between each period to be noticed, even when they have been regular previously. There is nothing you need to do but wait and have some pads and liners with you at all times.

  • I have had discharges for 2 nearly THREE years and still no sin of my period.... What now?

    Brie I have got boobs and hair everywhere etc

    Discharge can often be noticed for a couple of years and you really do not have to do anything at all; your body will know when the time is right for your period to arrive.

  • Hi Vicki

    I was wondering what the difference is between day towels and night towels?

    Night time pads are longer and therefore are more absorbent than day pads.

  • I'm almost 16 and I haven't started my period, but I've had discharge for over 3 years and recently it has been much heavier (staining my pants etc) what should I do?

    If you have been experiencing discharge for this length of time then I would imagine your period is not too far away, so ensure from now on you have some pads and liners with you when out and about.

  • Hey Vicki,
    I'm 13 and I fit into a 15-16yr old crop top 71cm under 85cm over what size bra am I? If I jump my breast do jiggle a lot do I need a bra? crop tops only go upto a 14yr now on m&s website thankyou please reply ASAP going shopping tomorrow love your website really big help xx

    32B.

  • Hey! I had my first period ever on the 28th last month and for the last couple of days I have realised I have got brownish red stuff in my pants , this isn't poo as well ! Is this my 2nd period and I've heard that your second is a couple of moths later and whys it a week early anyway !

    Yes I believe this is your second period as menstrual fluid can vary in colour from light brown to dark red.

  • Hi, my friend texted me telling me that her dog died, my dog got put down a while ago and when she texted me and I called her but she wouldn't pick up and I texted her and I was really worried about her. The next day she texted me to say that it was a joke, it was a big argument in texts and she's saying that she's been really upset with me all year and that she's been alone and I've left her. I havnt done anything wrong, what should i do?

    It seems a strange way to get someones attention, especially as you have experienced this distressing incident with your own pet in the past and I am sure you are very hurt by her actions. It may  be time to move on from this friendship, you don't have to be nasty or unkind but rather let her know that you feel you are now different people with different outlooks on life.

  • Hi Vicki, I start a new school this year (I'm going into year 10) and I'm really nervous about it. Now this is going to sound really strange and obscure, but the thing I'm most worried about it the toilets because they are shared with all of the year groups. I've been for a taster day before, and I went to the loo at lunch and there were so many intimidating and quite scary older girls in there who I know will be there this year. How can I overcome this? Thank you.

    Whenever we do something new it can seem intimidating and my advice is to be brave move around the school and in no time at all it will not seem as intimidating as you felt on your taster day.

  • Hi Viki
    I just went to the toilet and when I wiped there was a dot of blood.
    What was this ??

    This could be the start of your first period, why not wait a few hours longer and see if you notice any more fluid loss and then speak to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this news with them.

  • I heard that if u pump air in the vagina it's fatal, is this true cus I'm a bit worried about something that happened to me umm if u don't know about this can u please find it out cus I'm worried, would it be the same with a bike pump or something?

    Well if this happened to you and you are still around to drop me a line, it is clear this is not fatal. It is however, not only very dangerous and could have a detrimental impact on your life, but is also irresponsible.

  • hi vicki,
    i feel really self conscious of my figure because all the girls at my school are really skinny and im not. i know im certainly not obese but i have a bit of a tummy and my thighs are massive in comparison to the other girls. im more developed than most girls at my school, could this be puppy fat or actual fat?

    Why not consider this your new curvy and womanly shape, after all as you have said you have developed earlier than your friends and these changes you have noticed are very normal for girls who have entered puberty.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I'm 11 and I've been wearing training bras for the past year. But my breasts (the tops stick up) seem to stick up through the material. My boobs are about the size of my hand when I hold them. But when I try a wire bra (32A) it's tight. Is it supposed to be tight? Am I wearing the right bra? What bra would u recommend?

     I would advise you to get remeasured next time you are in a department store or shop. They will then find you a variety of styles and sizes to try until you find the most comfortable fit for you.

  • My dad has some extreme paranoia be careful this be careful that. I have how to open/lock the door drilled into my head. Don't jump to near on a trampoline blah blah. I'm not allowed a boyfriend till I'm 18. Bath every 2 days. Part 2 ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’šโค๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’“ love/hate life

    It's only natural that your parents will want to keep you safe and if you want some independence then you have to earn it, slowly and a little bit at a time. So start by cleaning your own room, putting your own laundry away, helping to prepare dinner and when they drop you off somewhere be on time when they ask you to return. Eventually and once they know they can trust you, they will offer you more independence and free time away from them.

  • Hi I am going on holidays in 7 days my period is due to end the day I get there as it started today. Will I be able to go swimming the day after my period ends or will I not be able to incase it comes again if it even dose what happens if it last long on my holidays ??

    I see no reason why you should not go swimming if it is the last day or the day after your period, as the amount of blood lost is generally minimal at this time.

  • I'm 14 next Tuesday. I don't have a house key, I'm not allowed out of the house. Everything I do is controlled by my parents. If I go shopping etc with a friend I have to be back at a specific time. My mom was really annoyed because I came back 1 hour late from a sleepover. From ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’šโค๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’“ love/hate life part 1

    See my response in Part Two.

  • Hiya Vicki, I'm Shannon and I'm 13. I often think about sex and i get really excited and tingly. I feel so excited that I lie on my tummy and rub myself up and down against the floor or bed. It fells so good but I dont know if its normal. Should I be doing this or is it dangerous? Sorry if this question is inappropurate Please help me. Thank you. X

    Hi Shannon, it is normal to feel this way during your teen years and the activity you are doing is called masturbation and a very personal and instinctive way of exploring the way your body feels when touched in certain areas.

  • ok so u find blood on ur underwear on Monday then on tuesday and Wednesday there is nothing Wat is that

    It could still be your period, especially if it is your first one.

  • I can open a new pad quite quietly (even if they are noisy ones) but I find that taking off the pad is extremely noisy. How can I take one off quietly?

    Slowly may be the answer or even consider flushing the toilet as you do.

  • Hi vicki
    Do all girls have boobs and viganal hair before starting there pireods?
    Thank you bunny๐Ÿฐ
    Xxx

    Hi Bunny, no not everyone does. In fact some girls never experience any other signs of puberty prior to the arrival of their first period. We are all very different you see.

  • Hi Vicki!
    im going on a trip to paris with my school next year, i haven't started my period but i have all the signs to say i will. Should i take some pads/tampons with me just to be sure? and can people actually use tampons when they just start(I've heard a few people say not to)?
    thanks

    Taking sanitary protection away with you is always a good idea and there is no medical reason why you cannot use tampons when your first period arrives if you feel comfortable to do so. Remember though it is a good idea to alternate between the two and use pads every now and then, possibly at night time.

  • Hi Vicki.
    I am on my period again today but it has always meant to be at the end of the month but it has changed this time and I am going on holiday tomorrow at 4am (so please answer asap) my mum doesn't like me using tampons but I still want to go swimming. My period is heavy but my mum said I could go in the pool for a while come out and wipe myself and go back in. Would that be okay. And does blood dissolve in water? Do u think I should try one of my mums tampons and not tell her?

    I do not think it would be wise to be in the pool if your period is here without protection. But if this is what your mum prefers you to do, then you should respect her wishes. Blood will disperse in the water but it may discolour the area you are in also. Finally, I do not think you should use your mum's tampons behind her back, instead why not have another chat asking her to reconsider her decision.

  • Is it bad to give head to a boy if your both under 16? If you did it what's the worst that could happen? Thanks x

    It is unlawful yes. What would happen?  Well that would depend on who found out and how they dealt with this matter.

  • Dear Vicki, I had brownish discharge for about 2 years
    And I have quite a lot pubic hair and I have armpit hair and
    My legs are growing hair. Lately my boobs have been really tender
    I've been having mood swings and I'm get a lot of little dots on my
    Face. I'm really in pain right now from cramps and yesterday I threw up.
    I'm really want to start my period because all my friends have it.
    CAN IT START ALREADY ๐Ÿ˜ณplease answer I need info dearly

    If you notice this brown discharge on a regular basis then I can confirm your period has already arrived as menstrual fluid is often brown in colour and not red.

  • Is it better to use pads or tampons at the start of your period?

    It really is a personal choice, some girls prefer to use pads for the first five or six periods with some girls are comfortable moving straight on to tampons.

  • Hi,
    I'm 14 nearly 15 and I'm really unhappy with my boobs.My boyfriend is the same age and I was wondering if I should show him my boobs because he has tried to undo my bra before,but I've said no.They are still a bit pointy and my nipples are big in my opinion,are they still developing?I have noticed that when my boobs are cold my nipples go erect and my breasts look rounder and much better than they did.I really need some answers on this because I've been uncomfortable with this a long time now

    Firstly, I feel you are a little too young to be so intimate with your boyfriend. But try to remember that breasts are often triangular in shape during development and pretty much all women notice a pertness to their breasts when they are cold as breasts including nipples are very sensitive to temperature. So in short your breasts are fine and wait a little longer before you consider being so intimate with your boyfriend.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I haven't started my period yet by my friends have, my mum was 15 and I am 13 do you always have discharge before your period also I have had these stomach pains and it hurts slightly 'down there' at night that ache quite a lot but after a while it disappears why does it hurt so much?
    Thanks candycrush xx

    Hi Candycrush, as your reproductive organs mature they can leave you will little tummy cramps from time to time. A period can arrive anytime between the ages of 8-18 so you have plenty of time for yours to arrive and not everyone experiences discharge so don't worry if you are one of these people it will have no impact on the arrival of your period.

  • Hi Vicki! X
    I am on my period now, and lately I have been feeling an urge to lose weight. This isn't my first period by the way. I am a lot bigger than all of my friends. Is this because I am on my period?
    Lillie mai xxx :-)

    Hi Little Mai, your period should not have any impact on your weight, and for whatever reason you have decided to get fit, then I would embrace this new initiative and start eating a healthy diet and exercising a little each day.

  • How can I hide a sanitary towel with wings for PE? People will see the wings stuck on the outside of my underwear when I change.

    Some people purchase wing free products, but others tuck the wings under the pad before putting it in their underwear.

  • Hi vicky

    I cant realise if im on my periods

    Please help????

    I wonder what makes you think you cannot release your menstrual flow.

  • PART 2 ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
    So he said that this could change tomorrow already and then typed 2 smiles. I tought in the secret meaning :) he meant: maybe if you give me some time you could become my girlfriend. That's at least how i understanded what he said. I really really like him and i think he does too. I really want to hug him and kiss him and want him to be my boyfriend... What do you think Vicki? What should i do? Please help!

    I think this boy has made it clear he likes you but that he does not want a relationship just yet. So may advice would be to not push him too far and continue being friends until he is ready to move to the next level.

  • PART 1๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
    Hey Vicki!
    So there's this boy and he is very kind and friendly and cute and all. I'm actually in love with him i'm not just into his looks... I have already told him that i like him and he was really nice about it and i think he likes me too. When i asked if he ever had a girlfriend he said no and when i asked him if he wants to have a girlfriend he said like that he doesn't really want one right now but said that this could change tomorrow already...
    Countinued in part 2...

    My response is in Part Two.

  • What is the best way to help soothe my period pain?

    Exericse such as swimming, walking and dancing is the best option and an added benefit is that exercise makes you feel naturally happier so is a great way to ease period cramps.

  • Hey Vicki
    im 13,
    4ft 10
    and 10 stone
    what should be a healthy weight for me and how long do u think It will take to achieve it. im gonna get to a healthy bmi no matter what I told my mum to hide the crisps and sweets and buy healthy stuff I don't know what to do for the excersize part as our house is small and its not really out cuz theres really busy roads around here (my mum worries a lot)
    love ur advice
    rainbow vampire unicorn xx

    Hi, firstly, well done for wanting to get fit and healthy. I am not a great believer in BMI's or weighing yourself. I think it is far better to eat three healthy meals a day with possibly a treat every other day and to exercise daily. It doesn't have to be anything too strenuous, dancing in your room, skipping in the back garden, or walking to school or even if you take the bus getting off a couple of stops earlier. Little things like this will start to pay off and your body will find it's ideal weight.

  • A cupple of days ago i asked you about some free samples and i would like to know how to request some samples from the teen range

    Click this link - Contact Us.

  • I'm really quiet in school. I feel so out of place every time we have group activities, ect. I don't even recite at all. The reason why I don't talk much is bc I'm scared of what people might think of me when I show my true colors and that I have a really soft voice so it's frustrating for me to speak up bc they'd ask over and over to make my voice loud, sometimes they can't hear my voice at all. I feel like a loner ALL THE TIME. It's my 2nd time to study in this school so i'm still kinda new.

    The world is make up of lots of different people; some are loud and confident speakers, others like you are softly spoken. But that does not mean you should not have a voice and you can get your point across just as well by speaking in a gentle tone, so be brave and have your say, you'll feel elated once you have.

  • I am going to a theme park in 3 days but I'm on a heavy period? I am not allowed to wear tampons yet and I don't really want to - any advice ? If I wear pads what should I do on water rides as I don't want to leak? Thanks

    Why not consider wearing a long or night pad if you will be in the Theme park for long periods of time and don't worry as long as you are not imersed in water all should be fine with regard to leakage.

  • I was wondering, can you get your period, and yet not have had discharge before? Thanks Vicki x

    Yes you can and not everyone experiences discharge in their lives.

  • Hey Vicki,
    I am very interested about getting a sample pack for numerous reasons and I have seen questions on here asking the same thing. But I cannot find the link on the homepage that you tell the other people about. Is that offer over??? And if so can I still get a few samples??
    Thank you very much for you're time.

    Here is the link. Contact Us.

  • Hi! I'm 11 in November and I have pubic hair discharge 34aa breasts mood swings & other signs of puberty. In April or May(I forgot), I kept getting brown stuff in my pants and I didn't tell my mum. The first time I saw it there wasn't much. Next day, there was a LOT of the brown stuff. I changed my knickers and saw it AGAIN. This went on for a few more days and stopped. Was this my 1st period? I didnt tell anyone; I didn't know what was going on. Not much has happened except white and clear discharge. xx

    Yes this was your period and like lots of girls you may find there are a few months until your next one arrives. But you should speak to your mum about what happened in May so she can purchase some pads for you, for future menstrual cycles.

  • Hi i am Jane and is 11 years old and i already asked you 2 question and this is my 3rd one.I have been getting white discharge for a few days then it goes away.Then it comes back and goes away.Is this normal?When will you get periods when you have white discharge.Also my mum got her periods at 11 years old so maybe i will get it a 11?

    Hi Jane, this is discharge and it very often comes and goes and is a great sign that your period is not too far away also.

  • Hello Vicky, i look really flat chested but I am 12. So I took measurements and was wondering the smallest bra size. 29 ubove 29 on breast and 27 below . I have started developing breast but it is quite embarrassing that younger children are already on B cups. Thank You. Keisha

    Hi Keisha, 32AA is your size.

  • Hi,I am jame and i'm 11 years old.Your last question really helped me.Now i've got another one.White discharge is usually runny and white but mine is yellow and dry.Is this normal?How comes you can't feel white discharge when its dripping.

    Hi Jame, yes this is normal too.

  • I've liked a guy for 4-5 months now and 2 weeks ago I finally had the confidence to tell him that I love him and then I asked him out and he said yes and we went out for 2 days and we broke up but me and him are really good friends and I still love him and I wna to tell him but I don't know how to tell him and I'm scared about how he's going to react and he has recently said that he doesn't want a girl at the moment because he wants to focus on his education&football what should I do?

    If this boy has made it clear that he does not want a serious relationship whilst he is studying then you should respect his wishes and continue being good friends for now and refrain from sharing your feelings with him for now.

  • Hey Vicki,
    At the beginning of the year, i had my first period. It was a week long which is normal, i think. But then i didn't have another one for the next couple of months and then i had another week long one. After that, I haven't had any periods... is there something wrong? Also, I have had days when I bleed like a period, but by the next day, it has stopped. Is this normal? Please help! โ™ฅ

    Molly-Anne

    Hi Molly-Anne, periods can vary in their length and the length of time between each one too, so you see there really is nothing wrong or for you to be worried about.

  • how can u help cramps

    Gentle exercise such as walking, dancing or swimming is the best way, alternatively you could try a warm bath or hot water bottle.

  • what is the meaning of PMS?

    Hi and please read my blog entitled; PMS is it really all in your head.

  • Hi its the girl who gets challenged about horses gin. I tried talking 2her like that before, she got me really upset and that evebing I jumped out of my bedroom window to try and kill myself and ended up breaking i5 leg when I went back to school she laughed at my leg. Every day I want to kill myself because of her, the only thing keeping me going is my horse2

    You really do need to speak to your parents about the way you are feeling and the relationship between you and this girl. They ensure this matter is sorted amicably and finally.

  • Hi vicki ,

    Do you give free samples out to try your products? And if so is there Any way you could send me some without telling my parents? Thanks

    From anon ๐Ÿ˜˜

    Hi and yes I do send out free samples of our teens range, but it has to be with parental permission if you are under the age of 16.

  • Please can you help me vicki I haven't got my period and I am 13 I wear a crop top have full pubic hair and if I don't wear a pantiliner my underwear gets wrecked please help when will I get it also my sister got it at 15 I have had discharge for more than 6 months and I always get teased that I haven't started PLEASE HELP

    A period can arrive anytime from the ages of 8-18 so you have nothing to worry about and you never know you may follow the same pattern for menstruation as your sister.

  • Hi viki..... I have a question about discharge...

    Is it just creamy and white like most girls have?
    The thing is...when i sometimes wipe my vagina there is a clear slimy thing and i talked to my mum and she said it was normal and im not saying i don't believe her its just i wanted to check with you...i also wear a pant liner every day.
    Oh i almost forgot....it dose not come out my vagina and my mum said that's because its there to protect my vagina but i just want to check with you..thanks kiki

    Hi Kiki, discharge can be clear, creamy yellow, thick or stringy, so your mum is correct. It does however come from your vagina and is made at the entrance to your cervix.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Do you sell lil lets teens liners in Waitrose?
    And how big are they roughly? (Size of your hand?)
    Thanks for all your help! Xoxo

    Hi and yes we do sell our teens liners in Waitrose and they are very small 14cms in length and can easily fit inside your hand.

  • Hi Vicki!
    I have 3 questions,
    1) what is the best way to shave (pubic areas)?
    2) how old do you think a suitable age or you should shave you legs at?
    3) is it true that if you shave pubic hair/leg hair it grows back quicker?
    sorry if these questions are deemed inappropriate
    thank you

    A clean razor, plenty of shaving foam, only going in one direction and never over the same area twice. I think shaving your legs is a decision you and your parents should make together, personally for me I feel 13 or over is acceptable but your parents may disagree. It is not true that shaving makes the hair grow back quicker, however because the hair is cut off at the surface of the skin it grows back blunt, which can make it appear thicker, darker and coarser.

  • Hi Vicki :) I'm 12 and four months. I'm on 7th grade now. I feel that I started developing breast in 5th grade because I had breast bud and it feels sore. But unti now I think and feel that nothing has changed.

    Breasts often grow in spurts with periods of no growth being noticed. It's nothing to worry about as breasts continue to grow in a girls late teens and early twenties.

  • Hi vicki
    My best friend is going our with this boy and there relationship has been on and off for the past 2 years and when there relationship has been off he has been going out with all these other girls and it's like watching a car crash coz he has hurt all these other girls and hurt my bestie to many times and she can't see that it's gonna end badly ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ฐ

    All you can do is advise your friend to make a clean break from this boy if you feel his inclusion in her life is detrimental to her well being. But be prepared she may not listen to you, preferring to follow her heart instead and if this is the case all you can do as a friend is support her when she needs it.

  • I've had hayfever symptoms for about a month now and still have them. I take antihistamine but can't remember what kind. I suspect it's probably a allergy to spores and tree pollen also I live beside a forest of trees. I take my tablets at night because they tend to wear off during the night if I take them in the morning. Is it normal to have hayfever at this time? It's definitely not a cold as I wouldn't have a cold for this long and I always cough with a cold and I'm not coughing.

    It is normal to have hay fever at this time of year, but if you are suffering you may want to have a chat to your doctor who may be able to offer some medication to keep the symptoms of hayfever at bay.

  • Hi vicki it's summer!! And since spring I feel like really clammy and unfresh down below is this discharge or sweat should i wear liners???? I'm starting secondary and I rlly don't want to feel uncomftable and un happy at my new school help!!!

    It is common to feel a little sweaty in the summer months and a liner will certainly help you feel clean and fresh down there as will our Lil-lets teens Freshen-up wipes.

  • Hi vicki
    I don't know how to tell my mum I'm having discharge I get really embarrassed about this stuff I don't know why is there a way I can tell her?

    I would imagine your mum has already noticed this fluid loss when she does the weekly laundry and don't worry she will understand that this is very natural and perfectly normal without you having to say a word.

  • If you sit down when your wearing a bra is it normal for it to come looser or not? Ps: this question is for my friend ๐Ÿ˜œ

    A bra will always change shape slightly when you change position, but if it comes loose or undone then you may want to consider getting measured again, just to make sure you are still the same size.

  • Hi
    So basically every time I have my period the first night is really heavy so that I leak into my pants, pjs, and mattress:( this is a problem as I find it humiliating to tell my mum every time. I use night pads but the blood just come out too far back.

    Why not consider our Lil-lets freshlock night time pads as they have a wider section at one end which can be placed either way in your underwear depending on how you sleep. They work for me and I have very heavy periods.

  • is it normal dat my height shrink a little? 1 morning i wake up,i measure myself and marked a line. I was standing behind the mirror.And then in the evening or night,i try measuring myself and im kinda shorter like 1 or 2 inch shorter :( and also with my breasts,every morning and night i looked at my breasts to see if they have grow or not..before my breasts kinda grow which i was so excited but now o.O it looks like it have shrink o.O i just feel so stress out!! :( :/ >.< I hope one day they will grow.

    The natural act of living and standing around can reduce our height by a few millimetres during the day and this is why people are often a little taller when they wake up after lying horizontally all night. As for breasts well there size can vary a little depending on your menstrual cycle and hormone levels.

  • Hi Viki,
    I am 12 years old and have had discharge for a while so I watched your video on how to put a tampon in. I got it in but it hurt as I was putting in and taking it out. Is this normal? Is it just because I have a smaller body and smaller vaginal opening?

    It really depends on what size tampon you used and you may find our Lil-lets teens non applicator tampons are a better product to use next time as they are shorter and narrower than other brands and ideal for first time users. Remember too that a tampon should be worn for between 4-8 hours and not removed too soon if it has not absorbed sufficient menstrual fluid.

  • Hi Viki! I'm going on holiday with my best friend in a few days and I think we will be going to the beach. I had quite long pubic hairs that I was afraid would show through my bikini or would be visible to I decided to shave my vagina. The first few hours were ok, but then it started irritating and now there are like little red pimples down there. why does it get itchy and irritated and what can I do to stop it? x

    This is very common and could be caused by a number of things. No or low levels of shaving cream or foam, a blunt or dirty razor, going over the same area more than once. My advice would be to let the area settle down naturally and in future trim this area rather than shaving.

  • Dear Vicki,
    For a while now like over a year I've been having discharge and recently when I go to the toilet to pee and I wipe I notice like a light red blood stain on the tissue it doesn't happen all the time. I haven't started my period and I'm really worried about it. I'm 15 hope to hear from you soon

    This was almost certainly your period, even though only small amounts of menstrual fluid were lost. My advice would be to keep some pads and liners with you from now on in preparation for your next period.

  • Hi I have a problem I think I might have anxiety but I'm not sure I'm to worried to ask for help I get rly nervous in public places I can't eat in front of people and if I do I feel embarrassed and anxious I shake a lot and I sometimes feel breathless or scared in most situations and I have kinda experienced something that seemed like a anxiety attack before I'm also a very scared persons and I over think stuff it would be very helpful if u replied thanks

    Teenage years can leave lots of boys and girls feeling self-conscious about everyday things and it's no wonder, so many things are changing. But this does not always mean they are suffering with anxiety. My advice is to speak to your parents and share your fears with them, they can then discuss each fear and talk you through ways to manage these feelings until you no longer feel so self aware.

  • Hi Vicki,
    From spotting how long is it till your period.
    Unknown(13)

    Spotting is not common amongst teens and is generally noticed in women who have been menstruating for several years. If you have noticed small amounts of menstrual fluid from time to time, then this is far more likely to be your period even if only a little blood has been lost.

  • Hey Vicky I was wondering wether it's healthier to wear a bra while sleeping or not.

    It really does not make any difference to your breast health and is very much a personal choice.

  • I'm scared about staring pubity and how Imsupposed to ask my mum or dad if they could buy me some tampons when I do start please could you give me some advise about it all

    Why not ask your parents to purchase our Lil-lets teens starter pack for you, as this contains pads, liners and tampons. In fact all you need for your first period.

  • Hello! I've had discharge for like a year now and my lower stomach is slightly hurting a bit and making noises. I'm 12 and haven't started my period is this a sign that it is near? My mum had hers when she was 13 and I am 13 next month.

    Discharge is always a good sign that your period is not too far away, so be prepared and have some pads and liners with you when out and about.

  • Can I go swimming with a tampon as usually some blood leaks through onto a towel when I use one in daily life ?

    No blood will leak through a tampon so you can be sure you are protected when swimming. You may however find you now need a higher absorbency on certain days of your period and when your flow is heavier.

  • Hiya vicki, so I'm on my period and I was vomiting quite a few times today. It's happened before when I was on my period. Is this normal?xx btw I'm 13 x

    This can happen occasionally when the muscles surrounding your uterus contract leaving your tummy a little unsettled. It should stop as you get older and your body adjusts to periods.

  • I started my period at the start of the year and am on my 8th now. They are already regular every month. Is this normal? I'm the only one in my whole school (it's a primary school and I'm in year 7) who has started periods and I haven't told the teacher because he's a boy and we don't have nurses at my school. I once had an agonizing period cramp during class and I'm worried it will happen again. What should I do?!

    Periods can sometimes be regular right from the first one, so please don't worry. As for period cramps the best advice I can give you is to get up and walk around when break comes.

  • Hi vicki theres this guy i like but hes my cousins cousin would it be weird if we started to date?xx

    No, not if you really like each other.

  • It would be a great idea to get a male and make a video an see
    What he thinks about all of this ! Btw i keep on getting bogey like things
    In my pants and when i wipe i see blood on the tissue

    Good idea, I will pass this on to the team. This gloopy stuff may be your first period, so please have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this news with them.

  • I don't know if I have started my period or not because I've been getting discharge for quite a while now and sometimes notice light brown marks in that area. Also, if I have, I don't know how to tell my mum because I get embarrassed really easily..

    Light brown marks can be either your period as menstrual fluid is often brown and not red or waste residue left from when releasing waste food (poo). If this brown fluid is lost over a few days it is more likely to be your period and you may want to drop your mum a line and let her know, possibly leaving it somewhere only she can find it such as her make-up bag or underwear drawer.

  • I have been having small amounts of discharge and tender breasts how much longer do you think I have until I start my period?

    It could be a couple of months or a couple of years. We are all so very different you see and for this reason it pays to keep some pads and liners with you when out and about.

  • Hi Vicki. Can I please have some general advice on Puberty, please?

    I recommend you visit the Puberty section on our website and read our blogs too. I think you will find all you need to know about puberty and becoming a young adult in these sections.

  • Hello..

    I am going away next week, and will be on my period. There is swimming pool and water slides there. Last time I was on my period I ask to use tampons because I new else I could not go swimming on my hoilday. But I am scared when she packs the pads ect she will not bring the tampons and I won't be able to go swimming. Any advice?
    Also do you masterbate?
    What bra size are you?
    I am size 32b. And 13 years old.
    Please reply asap

    Thanks Katie.

    Have a chat to your mum before your trip and ask if you can pack some tampons and pads so you can enjoy your holiday to the full. Masturbation is instinctive and not something you need my advice on, but remember that not everyone feels the need to take part so don't feel this is something you have to do. As for my bra size it is a 36DD.

  • hello Vicki, im soon to be 13 and I need some advice on a few things but if you can answer at least one I would be grateful.
    Q1; I began my period boxing day 2013, I have had them since but there are a big gap between also I haven't been on for almost a month and a half.
    Q2; I discharge badly, I have to wear liners/pads because the discharge is terrible??
    last question is SPOTS, help?, what creams do you recommend
    thank you Vicki:) also if you know of any healthy eating schedules please let me know xx

    Q.1 It is very common for both long and short gaps to be noticed in between your periods and this may continue during puberty.

    Q.2 The amount of discharge produced can vary from day to day and is nothing to be alarmed about, consider changing your liner more frequently or switching to a longer one.

    Q.3 Not only is it a good skincare regime you have to consider but also your diet, sleep and exercise. Here is the office we love the SIMPLE range and for oily skins we are loving the Superdrug Tea Tree range of products.

  • Hi Vicki I have read your blogs and I still don't understand why I have 2 slits one either side my wee hole what are these?? Loubylou17

    Hi Loubylou17, this could be your labia two folds that sit either side of the entrance to your vagina.

  • I don't know why but I have never had feelings for anyone. I'm 15. I had a "boyfriend" when I was like 10 but obviously I never had any feelings for him, I was just a kid. I feel pressured to like someone because my friends always ask me who I like and when I say nobody they think I'm lying. It's really frustrating .

    The media very often gives the impression that all teenagers should be dating or crushing on someone. But the truth is, that more and more people wait until their late teens or even early twenties before they feel ready or even interested in dating, so you are certainly not alone in not having feelings of this nature at your age.

  • Urgent!
    I am going on a residential trip and I have been having some random brown discharge recently. I am really worried that my period is going to start on this trip
    Thanks โคโค

    This random brown discharge is most likely your first period as menstrual fluid is often brown and not red and it may have ended by the time your trip comes along.

  • Hi Vicky, I'm fifteen and i got my first period in jaunary 2014 but it was only light spotting and it was a one off. Then in march i had my second period that lasted 5 days. All of my friends have been on a regular period for years and I just feel like somethings wrong with me.

    - Lauren.

    Hi Lauren, there really is nothing wrong as it is quite common for periods to be irregular for the first couple of years with gaps of several months between each one. So please don't worry and try not to compare your progress to that of your friends...we really are all different.

  • I have a vaginal yeast infection I know it's that because I've had one before but this one won't go away with canastan creme what can I do I can't sleep because of the itching xx

    You should visit your GP and ask for medication to treat this infection, other than creams and he or she will most likely offer you a pessary, or tablet.

  • Can discharge by on my labia minora?

    Yes it can sit in and around the area of the vulva and this is very normal.

  • Hiya, this is a question my friend wanted to know, can you get your period even if u haven't had any discharge at all? I don't think you can, but I came across this website, and thought I might as well ask!๐Ÿ˜„ Thank you

    Not everyone experiences discharge before, during or after their period. So the answer is yes, you can still start menstruating if no discharge has been produced.

  • My p is really really heavy, i have to change a really high absorbancie every 3 hours, they leak a lot. Also i feel very weak when it comes. I have haad this for 2 and a half years now. My body feels tierd and weak but i dont get cramps. Do you have any suggestions ;-) thanks

    You may find switching to a different brand of pads or tampons is a good option and Lil-Lets has some great pads in our Freshlock range and the widest range of tampon absorbencies in the UK today, so try some of our products. Finally, you should also consider increasing the amount of iron in your diet, so eat more green vegetables, red meat and pulses, such as baked beans. Drinking a small glass of orange juice with every meal also helps absorb iron into the body. If you continue to be tired you should however speak to your doctor who may offer you some iron tablets.

  • Hi... I have had discharge for 20 months now and it is getting heavier by the day. Does this mean my first period will start soon?

    This is fine and discharge will often change in colour, texture and the amount produced, it does not necessarily mean your period is very close, but it does mean it is not too far away.

  • Hi Vicki please please help me!! Im 11 and haven't started my period, for the past 2 weeks I've noticed white, watery discharge on my knickers. 4 days ago it stopped and started then stopped. I went to the bathroom and discovered a brown discharge, I'm not sure what's happening! I also have swimming tommorow, is it ok if I go and what's happening to my body?! Thanks!!

    This could be your first period and I am sure you will be ok to go swimming, unless of course you notice large amounts of this brown fluid is lost, in which can consider sitting out of this activity in this occasion.

  • my parents are kinda upset that I am starting my periods. I don't know why they are? can you help me Vicky?

    Just as it is a time of adjustment for you when you enter puberty it is the same for your parents as they may feel they are losing their little girl. It would be a good idea to reassure them that even though you are growing into an adult you still need their love and support as much as ever.

  • Is it normal to get migraines near your period ?

    Some experts do believe there is a link between migraines and the menstrual cycle for a small proportion of the population. If you believe you may be one of these people you should visit your doctor and discuss this with him.

  • so I put a tampon in and it doesn't feel very comfortable

    This is most likely because you have not inserted the tampon high enough inside your vagina. Just like anything new using a tampon can take a little practice so be patient and next time insert it a little farther inside your vaginal passage. You may even find our Lil-lets teens non applicator tampon ideal as they are shorter and narrower than other brands and ideal for first time users.

  • I'm 13 and I had my first period on 21st of February and I haven't had my second one, I'm really skinny so is tht maybe why? Thanks in advance x

    Periods are often irregular with long gaps between each one for the first few years, so relax and ensure you are always prepared when out and about by having some pads and liners with you at all times.

  • Im 16 and my friend had sex with my boyfriend and I got really mad, we had a massive fight. I've given her a black eye and a broken finger, I just have a broken finger so today I had sex with her ex whom she still loves. So a lot of my friends have taken her side even though she dosnt even go out with her ex and she slept with my boyfriend. Why are they siding with her? Sorry if it's not the sort of question u answer. Thanks Britney x

    Hi Britney, it seems strange to me that you are angry with your friend but not with your boyfriend, who has in fact cheated on you.  I am sure you already know I am going to say violence is not the answer and this may be the reason many people have taken this girl's side on this occasion. My advice would be to stay well away from all of the people involved and take some time to get over this hurt; not by being angry and lashing out, but rather by taking the time to work out how you really feel and then move on.

  • hi Vicki
    I was wondering whether we all follow genetics in our family because my mum has an 38e cup and im a 34b and I don't want to grow much bigger , I really don't want to have huge breasts. the biggest id want to be is a 34d. will I end up having huge breasts??
    thanksx

    Generally we do follow family members, but it may not be your mum and could even be family members on your dad's side of the family that you follow.

  • I am 12 and I wiegh 7:2 stone! For 3 months now I have been on a diet of fruit and veg only and 2hours of exercise a day but it still hasn't worked I havnt even lost a pound! What should I do!!!!!!

    It seems as if you are simply not eating enough for your body to work effectively. People think by dieting and eating small meals they will lose weight, but this very often causes the body to hold on to its body fat. So my advice would be to eat three healthy meals a day to keep you fit and healthy and try to worry less what the scales say.

  • Hi Vicki I'm scared of using a tampon just in case it gets lost can the string snap of? And if you are doing sports can you wear tampon s and if you wear a tampon do you have to wear a towel?

    There really is no way a tampon can get lost inside your vaginal passage or move into any other part of your body and if for any reason you could not find the cord you could easily reach inside with your fingers and remove the tampon yourself. Finally, tampons are ideal for sport or swimming and there should be no need to wear a towel when wearing a tampon if you select the correct absorbency.

  • Hiya Vicki! I've had discharge since I was about 10/11 and I'm now 13. But lately it's gotten really heavy, It's like I've wet myself with how wet it makes my underwear. I wear a panty liner but it goes through a little bit.

    I got my first period on July 2nd 2014 but still haven't got my second one, is this normal? Now I'm not so sure it was my period.

    I don't want to tell my mum because I'm a very shy girl that gets embarrassed easily! Thank you ever so much Vicki! ~ Eva x

    Hi Eva, the amount of discharge we notice can vary from day to day with some days producing more, when this happens you may find changing your liner more frequently helps. As for periods, well then can often be irregular for the first couple of years with long and short gaps experienced between each one.

  • Hi vicki just wondering if had any free samples of lillets products since Its my first time and im trying out different brands

    Please drop me a line by using the Contact tab at the bottom of the page and I will send you a free sample out.

  • Is a size 30 aa small for a 11 year old ?

    There is no right or wrong size for your breasts to be regardless of your age, so please try not to worry.

  • hia
    is it normal to have streach marks around your thighs and bum?
    thanks โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

    Yes it is and you may find my blog on stretchmarks a useful read.

  • I have measured myself, and i am 27" under the bust, and 30" on the bust, what size am i?

    32AA.

  • I resently started my period can I use a tampon straight away as I'm going swimming

    If you feel comfortable to do so then yes. You may even find our Lil-Lets teens non applicator tampons ideal as they are shorter and narrower than other brands and ideal for girls new to tampons.

  • Hi I'm 14 and have no boobs I wear a bra and stuff it with socks
    One of my friend have noticed so I unstuffed it and I'm flat chested again I'm so sad
    What do I do

    I appreciate that during puberty girls feel that having breasts is a sign of maturity but it really does pay to love the shape you have rather than wish for fuller or smaller breasts. We really are all different and I hope you understand that the size of your breasts is not what defines you as a person.

  • hia
    is it a good idea that you prepare yourself a period kit just for if you do get your period
    thxโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

    I think this is a great idea and you may even want to consider purchasing our Lil-Lets starter pack, ideal for school or sports bags and containing all you need for your first period.

  • I started my period this morning and can I still have a bath?

    Yes of course. In fact keeping yourself extra clean when on your periods is very important and a great way of ensuring no offensive odours are produced.

  • everyone says use protection when having sexual intercourse because of sexually transmitted diseases but it also stops people getting pregnant is there any way to be protected by disease but still get pregnant

    Condoms, prevent unwanted pregnancies and STI's, but other forms of contraception such as the pill or IUD's, will prevent pregnancies only. If you did want to get pregnant but were worried about STI's it would be wise for both partners to have STI testing to ensure they are both free from infection before being sexually active.

  • hi Vicki,
    i'm 13 years old and i have just revived you answer to my old question and i understand that people can be a really developer but i'm so far back. whatif you right and i get my boobs in my twenty's. will i have really small breast.

    We all develop at different times to each other and you may find that your breasts grow in spurts, sometimes with no growth noticed and others when lots of growth is seen. The main thing is however, to undestand that it is not the size of our breasts that matter but our appreciation of what we have and learning to love it regardless of its size or shape.

  • I love youtubers but my mum doesn't like it and I'm not happy with it coz she doesn't understand how much I like them and she won't let me buy merch and I will never get to see them live what do I do

    You really do have to respect your mum wishes, but you could compromise by asking her to watch some You Tube videos with you, this way she may feel more comfortable with the content you are viewing.

  • Hi vicki ๐Ÿ‘‹this is gonna sound wired but my little sister is7 months but is ment to be 4 or 5 months btw but if she has bad belly ach or sore gums it makes her cry real hard for about 5 mins but when she does it upsets me to see her cry like that do u know why?

    It is always upsetting to see anyone we love and care for in pain, so don't worry too much about this,  I am sure your parents are there to ease any discomfort your sister experiences.

  • Hi Vicki

    I was just wondering if the teens starter pack contains wipes

    thanks

    Not at the moment no.

  • Hi vicki๐Ÿ‘‹ when I'm older I wanna b an inventer/designer I wanna have somthing like Argos and sell things that has been invented for eg a table but one i designed the look of and I wanna do a big range of it from tables to clothes and earrings but I also wanna invent things but I would like to draw down the sketches and write ideas down not actually build/make them where is a good starting point for this and can u do trainning for it at school and collage or not?

    You can certainly train to be a designer in both school and college and understanding trade marking and patents are good areas to look into if you want to protect your unique designs.

  • I am confused... How can you look down there?

    Some people take a mirror and place it between their legs so they can take a look at how their vulva looks.

  • I really badly want to make a twitter account but my mum and dad are really strict and said i cant because bad things happen on thre and theres a load of strangers and stuff. I wanna ask my mum if i can and y i cant but then shell ask me 100 questio s about why id want to and im sick of it cos she may be looking out for me but most of my friends have it and i want it too so what do i do

    This really is something between you and your parents, but you may find a compromise is to invite them as friends so they can see what comments are made and how twitter works.

  • I saw on a website that discharge smelling fishy could be something bad; is this true? Please help I am really worried.

    An unsual odour very often means discharge has mixed with faeces or urine and bacteria has formed. So it is always a great idea to be super clean and use wipes after visiting the toilet. If you still notice an unpleasant odour after this or any irritiation or swelling you should then speak to your mum as you may have an infection.

  • Hi Vicki i was bullied at my last school for 2 years straight which led me to selfharm and anorexia which i am still dealing with my mum has moved me to another school and i start it in September i am worried about bullys and getting lost in going in to y9 its a difficult year because everyone will already have friends help me ๐Ÿ˜ž xxxx

    I am sure your new teachers will be doing all they can to make your transition to your new school go smoothly, so please try not to worry and remember to share any concerns you have with your parents and teachers so they do not start to cause you any stress.

  • Hi Vicki, I may I think I had my first period ( it was just brown stuff in my knickers for 5 days) since then I haven't had anything but 2 days ago it had happened again but it's just brown stuff with no red bits. Why haven't I started me period properly? Please reply, you haven't replied to any of my other ones. C x

    Hi C, menstrual fluid is often brown and not red, so I feel this was definitely your period and you should share this news with yoru mum so she can ensure you have some pads for future periods.

  • how do you make your period come quicker?
    xx

    There really is nothing you can do to make your period arrive any earlier. It is all about being patient and letting your body work its magic.

  • Hi Vicki does your boobs hurting mean they are growing? Because occasionally I get short pains in them they usually last about a minute but recently they have been hurting way more for longer and more regularly especially over the last few days? I am not sure if I have started my period or not you told me it was but i should wait and see what happens in the coming months it's only been a week so yeah I don't know if I've started my period or not I'm 13 and I'm around a 30A my boobs are quite small:)

    Breasts can be sore or tender when developing and you may find gently massaging them will help ease any discomfort.

  • Hi Vicki,
    On the first day of my period, I get stomach cramps which are very painful, what can I do to stop the pain on the first day of that time of the month?

    It may be the last thing on your mind but actually being active is the best way to alleviate discomfort, so get walking, dancing or swimming to help ease these pains.

  • i have an older sister and obviously i love her and there will be times when we ing together but i rarely see her even tho i live with her and she isn't like a normal sister, we ignore each other and don't ever say hi and she hates pictures and never takes pictures with me when all my friends take pics with their sister and i can't tell her anything.... i guess i just wanted a nice older sister.. things have been like this for years and years and even tho I'm growing up nothing has changed xx

    Families are made up of lots of different personalities and my advice would be to cherish the good times you and your sister have, even if you do not feel this is the most conventional of ways to be close. Relationships are different for each of us.

  • Hi Vicki, im 13 and i have big boobs. But lately they have been hurting alot... Ive finished purbety, so i dont think they are growing at all. Im just abit woried and didnt know who to tell. Why do you thunk they are hurting?

    Breasts can continue to develop into your late teens or earlu twenties and are very sensitive to changes in hormone levels either just before or during your period so please don't worry.

  • Hi Vicki I got my first period today and I'm going swimming in a lake tomorrow should I use a tampon or would it be safe to use a pad because I will be wearing a swimsuit with a wetsuit on over that please let me know ASAP
    Thanks
    xxperiodgirlxx

    Pads are not suitable for swimming as they will absorb fluid and most likely split empyting their contents into the pool.  I would consider wearing a tampon for when in the water or giving swimming a miss on this occasion.

  • Hi vicki,
    I'm 71cm under bust, and 85cm over bust do i need a bra or should i keep my crop tops and how do i ask my mum in the store? please reply soon xx

    32B.

  • Hi Vicki! I've checked the internet but haven't been able to find the right source I'm looking for...
    I am 14 going onto 15 and I've been noticing yellow hard stuff sitting in my nipple and its easy to pull out but I'm just wondering what it is because i'm becoming quite worried as its been happening for about 8 months now? what shall I do...

    This fluid is quite common in teens and it is believed to be produced by fluctuating levels of hormones. It will disappear as you continue your journey through puberty and my advice is to not pick at this area but rather gently wash it with soap water.

  • When you first start you're period is your wee still brown ?

    Not usually no, but if there is any menstrual blood on and around your vulva or entrance to your vagina, this can be washed away with your urine making your urine look a bit darker.

  • why do I have yellowish lumps of stuff coming out of my breast is it normal?

    Both male and females can very often notice a little bit of fluid release from the nipple during puberty. It's nothing to worry about and believe to be caused by fluctuating hormones.

  • Hi Vicki, I've had my period for nearly five years, but for over the past couple months I've had occasional sharp pains from my ovary area, and down to my vagina. I can get on either side and I also sometimes just have a dull ache or sharp pain in my vagina or just above. It seems to happen in spurts. Like for a couple of days, then it goes away. What is this?

    This could be your reproductive organs maturing as they continue to do so even once our periods have arrived. But if you are at all concerned then please have a chat to your doctor.

  • Hi vicki, I'm way behind my friends with developing, I have had discharge for a while now but no period, I have pubic hair but no breast development I'm 15 and I'm a bit worried, please answer back as I'm scared what to do please answer??

    Please don't be worried puberty and periods arrive at different times for each of us and it really isn't a competition between you and your friends. My advice would be to listen to all of their stories you so you will know what to expect and of course read all the great stuff on our website.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 13 and I haven't started my periods, my Mom started at the age of 15/16, am I likely to start at that age as well?

    Heather x

    Hi Heather, not everyone starts their periods at the same time as family members so my advice would be to be patient and prepared by having some pads and liners with you from now on when out and about.

  • I live with my dad. How should I tell him I got my period? I need to get pads and stuff. Please help!!

    Why not ask him if you can to shopping at the weekend for toiletries and ladies products. Believe it or not but dads do know all about periods too.

  • hi vicki
    my periods been going on for 10 days is this normal
    i change my pad about 3-4 times a day and have light flow
    please please please reply thankyou

    It is common for periods to last up to 10 days; even longer occasionally, so please don't worry and changing your pad every 3-5 hours or 3-4 times a day is fine too.

  • Hi
    I have a breast bud in only boob and its been like that for months. Is that normal????
    Pixie

    It is very common for one breast to develop before the other and for several months to have passed before the second breast starts to grow. Why not read our section on Boobs and Bras under the Puberty tab for more on this subject.

  • Hey Vicki! It's Lilly. Since last year I had a crush on a boy and I still have the same crush. (He's not from my school, his mum is my mum's friend. Also my mum doesn't know that I fancy him). Whenever I think about him I imagine me and him having sex... is this normal? Plus whenever I see him my vagina keeps on tingling, and I don't know what to do. By the way I'm 11 I'm going to turn 12 this October. Please help.

    Hi Lilly, it is normal to have feelings of a sexual nature for boys as you enter puberty so please don't be too worried, this is all part of becoming a young adult.

  • hi vicky. :) ^_^ here is Angel. ;D i have nt developed much n i am getting discharge since 1 and a half month. its yellowish n smells bad. m worried..!Thnks. plz put this in discharge column.

    Hi Angel, why not read our section on Discharge under the puberty tab, you will see it is very normal and also a sign that your period is not too far away.

  • Hi Vicki! You don't have to answer this one but thank you so much answering my questions! The response to the "I think I'm fat" question put my mind at rest and when I looked in the mirror I found myself agreeing... Thank you so so so so so much for all your help and if I need and my question answering I know who to talk to (besides my mum)
    Brodie Xxxx Possibly your biggest fan!

    You are more than welcome.

  • why do i have white stuff coming out and not blood when i have my periods ?

    If you are noticing a white or cream fluid then this is discharge, if this fluid then becomes brown or red in colour this is your period.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I have been getting discharge for well over a year, my breasts have grown, I have thick hair under my arms and "down there," I get back pains and deep pains in my lower stomach sometimes, and I am moody and emotional. I have all this but no period. But a few months ago, I had what looked like a normal first period, but only for one day. Was this my period? And also, near Christmas 2013, I went to the toilet and there was blood pouring down the bowl. Please help me, I'm really worried! :(

    It could be that your period has already arrived and like many girls you may be noticing irregularity in relation to when your next periods arrive. Try not to worry this is very normal and often periods can continue to be irregular for two or more years.

  • Hey Vicky
    I had my first period but it was only 3 days till my 11th birthday then they stopped for 2 months and started again. Is it normal to start this early and then stop, and start again?

    Yes very normal and periods can continue to have both short and long gaps between each one for the first couple of years and as you continue your journey through puberty.

  • Hi VICKI
    I told my mum I'm going to have sex with my boyfriend. She said I could. have a condom.What is a condom?
    From Dolapo.

    Hi Dolapo, if you and your mum are comfortable discussing sexual intimacy then you really should speak to her about contraception and its alternatives, of which  a condom is just one method.

  • Hi Vicki where can i get a free sample of your sanitory towels?

    By clicking on the Contact tab at the bottom of the page you can drop me a line requesting one of our teens sample packs.

  • HEYY THERE VICKI!!!!
    I'M MARGARET... DOES THE "UNIQUE REFERENCE NUMBER" WORK??? I MEAN I SENT A FEW QUESTIONS AND I WANNNA CHECK THEM WITH MY CODE BUT IT DOESN'T WORK. WHY SO???

    We did find that the reference search went down for a couple of hours, but it is up and working now.

  • Hi Vicki, I have been getting periods for 3 months all in time but this month it's just not coming. i ussually get a few days before my mum but this time my mum has had it before me... im worried what shall i do? do you think something is wrong or maybe it will still come. there is 10 days untill the month finishes
    buddo xx

    Periods can often be irregular for the first couple of years with long and short gaps between each one so please try not to worry.

  • My recent question asked about me being nervous all the time, you said to speak to my mum and going to a doctor who will refer me go a specialist, my mum said don't be so silly you are overreacting ๐Ÿ˜ญ please help me my form tutor is the only one who understands and I feel like cutting ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    From me x

    Why not ask your form tutor to speak to your parents, if you have spoken to him or her she will be able to let them know how you feel and may even be able to help with guidance on where to go for more help.

  • Hi Vicki
    I haven't started my period yet but I have discharge
    I'm thinking about using liners because I'm starting to get a lot now
    I was just wondering how do liners work? Do they stick to your knickers like towels?can u reuse them? Do u bin them like towels
    Thank you
    Annoynmous

    Liners are just like towels and you can generally wear just one a day and then dispose of it with normal household waste. Or for some people they find they need to use more than one during the day when a lot of discharge is produced.

  • why does it only happen to girls?

    Only females have periods because we are the ones that carry the children when an egg is fertilised by the males sperm. It really is that simple.

  • Hey, Vicki why are hand sachets used?

    Our Lil-lets freshen-up wipes in handy single sachets are ideal if you do not want to keep a full pack of wipes in your school or sports bag but instead prefer just to keep one or two wipes in individual sachets instead. They both work the same and it really is a personal choice.

  • I have had periods but no discharge has come out except from the start of my periods.
    Is that normal???????
    Please answer ASAP thnx!!!

    Some people never experience discharge, others noticed before and in between their periods for several years. So please try not to worry this is all very normal.

  • Am going on holidays tomorrow and I took my period today what should I do

    Try not to worry and remember that periods are a perfectly natural occurrence for every girl.  Please check out my blog link on Tampons and the Summer Holidays for help with this.  Have a great holiday!

  • Hi Viki
    I wear a training bra, 32aa. Recently I've found I have to wear it on its loosest hooks otherwise I feel like I'm suffocating! But during the day I'm finding myself having to pull it down as it rises up onto my bust which can be very painful. What can I do?

    Have a chat to your mum and ask if you can be measured again as you may now need a larger under bust size.

  • My mum was 16 when she started her period and she said that she didn't get any discharge. But I've been having discharge for 8 1/2 months and I'm only 13 (14 in 2 months). Will I start at 16 as well do you think or will I start earlier.

    We don't always follow our mums at being the same age starting our period and as you've been releasing discharge for 8 and a half months already, I would guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • All of my friends are starting puberty and periods but I haven't

    Puberty can arrive at different times for each of us and so please try not to compare your progress to that of others around you...we really are all different.

  • hi vicki
    i srated my period three days ago and today it stopped and theres been no sign on blood is this normal
    from c

    Hi C, a period can last for between 2-10 days so this is very normal and nothing to worry about.

  • Hello. I was wondering what the perfect height is for a 13 year old(range).

    There is no perfect height for anyone no matter what their age....we really are all different you see.

  • I always get really panicky in lots of situations and can go really quiet, my mind goes blank and people that talk to me the words go in one ear out the other. I get anxious for almost everything, from putting my hand up in class to parties. I used to avoid social events like parties but I don't do that as much anymore. Not sure if this is anxiety, please help!

    It is very normal to feel self-conscious about yourself during puberty and worry how others will perceive you. My advice is to take baby steps. Put your hand up once in a while and be nice to yourself if you get the answer right. When in a group start to get involved in the conversation, even if it is only to say you agree with someone's comments of to talk in short bursts about something you feel pasionate about.

  • Hiya Vicki! Im 13 and I have been getting discharge for about 1 year now and lately its gotten really bad! It completley soaks my pants and feels like i wet myself.. Ive tried wearing panty liners but it comes through.. Im really embarrassed incase someone notices! X

    Why not try a longer pant liner and consider changing more frequently to avoid any discomfort or feeling of wetness.

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    So im pretty sure that my period is coming soon but idk how to tell my mom. Should i bring pads around? Panty liners? Im so confused.. I already had all the signs of my period but i wish there was a test u could take to find out when it will come! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฉ please and thanks!

    Lots of girls wish there was a test, but there isn't I am afraid, it really is a case of being patient. Why not ask your mum if you can go shopping for toiletries together and pop some Lil-lets pads and liners in your basket, if she asks what these are for you could then let her know you want to be prepared. I am sure she will understand.

  • Hey Vicki is it bad or weird to have feelings in my vagina before I get my period??? Like good feelings???

    It is not weird as during puberty we can very often notice feelings of a sexual nature overcome us. So try not to worry this is all part of becoming a young adult.

  • Hey Vicki, I have hair all over my chest and it's not just like baby hair it's like I man. What do I do please help?!! It's around my nipple and in the middle of my chest and just all over my front side. P.S I have no boobs. Please help I don't wanna get bullied ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

    During puberty and when hormone levels are fluctuating hair can be noticed in certain parts of the body and the nipple and chest area is no exception. Why not wait a few months as they generally disappear all on their own.

  • Hi vicki. I have a serious question to ask my boyfriend wants to have sex with me but I'm scared he might laugh at me because I have no nipples and I'm 13 and I'm a 34C

    If your boyfriend truly cares for you he will not care about any part of your body. However and more importantly as you are 13 you should not even be considering any form of sexual intimacy with your boyfriend and it may be a good idea to remind him of how serious the law takes under age sex.

  • I asked my best friend out and he said no but then he said yes and we are going out and I don't really know what to do ?????

    He might be a little shy which is why he was unsure at first.  Just be yourself and get to know him as a friend to see how you get on.

  • Hi Viki,
    I am 12 years old and I once tried to use a tampon to stop the discharge from leaking and to avoid pads because they make my vagina sweaty after a while. However the tampon was the smallest size and it did not fit... How can I make one fit in my private area or how can I avoid sweaty pads?

    You should only ever use tampons to absorb mentrual fluid as inserting them dry into the vagina can cause tiny tears to appear on the walls of the vagina which may then lead to infection.  Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons are ideal for first-time use as they have been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hi Viki,
    I am 12 years old and I have been developing breasts for about 3-6 months now and it seems like my chest has just stopped growing! I always wonder if I will end up like my mom who is completely flat. Will that happen to me? My bra size is a 30A and I am in 8th grade which makes me self conscious. Help me... Will they grow more? Why did they stop?

    Breasts often grow in spurts to try not to worry as they can continue developing into your late teens or even early twenties.

  • Can you get disgarge from you bum because I sometimes get it when I wipe?

    It is most likely that your discharge is sliding down from your vagina to your anus so try not to worry.

  • Vicki I went to the bathroom and I wiped and there was a dot of blood and so I put on a pantyliner and I'm going to check in 40 minutes to see if it's my period and if it is I'll put on a pad ( my mom put them in the bathroom in case I ever need them) but should I wake my mom to tell her please help Vicki answer ASAP
    xxperiodgirlxx (so I know it's mine)

    This is your period so congratulations.  When your mum awakes, ask her if she would buy some sanitary pads for you as they are more absorbent than panty liners.  Lil-Lets teens Day towels are ideal having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hiya!!! Love this site btw! ๐Ÿ˜˜
    So, sometimes I'll get all tingly down below and I rub myself on my blanket and it feels really good. Is it bad that I want to get this tingly feeling more so that I can rub on my blanket and feel pleasure. (Sorry if this is a bit inappropriate but I need your help please!!!)
    Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

    It is normal that in puberty, young girls and boys experience more feelings of a sexual nature due to the increase in activity of sex hormones and masturbation is a natural, instinctive way of exploring these natural feelings.  Thank you for your support.

  • hi, my school starts next week and i've been worrying about my body. i am going to high school, 2nd year(where i am, its has standards(primary school) and forms(high school) instead of grades). i am worrying about what people thinks about me caz 1. Im really short and i just hate it and 2. i have really small breasts.i am 14. i haven't really develop much but i hope that i am still growing. i feel embarrassed about them and a lot of people been growing taller and developing breasts more while me..

    Don't feel self conscious about being petite and consider making the most of your shape, you can very often find tricks to help you make taller and curvier in fashion blogs, so why not check some of these out if you feel you may need some extra confidence boosts.

  • Hey vicki,
    For the past month or so i have found a little bit of whitish liquid in my underwear. I'm 13 and i'm not sure what this is or what i should use (tampon/pads etc) thanks, Caitlin xx

    Hi Caitlin, this is discharge and it is nothing to worry about as it is produced by glands found at the entrance to your womb together with normal secretions found natuarlly on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free from infection and also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hi Vicky lately I have had really bad stomach cramp (so bad it nearly made me sick) and have been really upset (cry myself to sleep). I've had hormonal issues before and started puberty when I was 6. I think I may have pms. But I'm not sure my period is due in a couple of days and people are saying that they can't wait till it comes because I'm that bad to be around.
    Thx faysfun

    Hi Faysfun, please check out my blog on PMS.. Is it all in my head?  You can also read my section on Emotions  and try to remember that none of this is your fault so when you feel yourself becoming tense and angry, try to take some time out.

  • Hey Vicki
    A while back i had a crush on this boy and my mate set me up to go out with him we went out for a day and he started acting a pervy and stuff and I told him to go f*** himself and that we are over and I moved on now that I have a new boyfriend he's now going round telling everyone that we never broke up and that I'm cheating and everything and my boyfriend is starting to belive him and is ignoring me what should I do and how do I prove he's lying
    MP ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿง xx

    Why do you have to prove anything. Your new boyfriend should accept your word that you were not dating and if he doesn't then it may be time to question if you should even be dating.

  • Im 15 and i haven't started my period yet I'm worried about starting in class and everyone being able to tell will they be able to tell easy and how can i prevent this i have also been getting discharge for about a year so i think my period is on the way because i also get stomach cramps quite regularly

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I would guess that your period isn't too far away.  When it does arrive, try not to worry as others will not be able to tell that you're menstruating. 

  • Hi my name is Tia,and there is this boy who I sit next to in all my classes(I kind like him)and I happen to notice he glanes at my breast area and down below,he is the same age as me(12)but I'm really confused. What does this mean?!?!?why is he doing it?!?!?!? Love From,Tia XXX

    Hi Tia, boys are often curious about breast development and the change to a girls shape; so please try not to be too anxious about this and if you catch him looking make eye contact so he knows it is not appropriate.

  • Hi Vick when I was 10 'I pretended to get my period and my mum got all the stuff but I just wanted to know if I was being stupid and dumb

    I think many young girls look forward to starting their period as it's a sign that they are growing up so I'm sure your mum has forgiven you for telling a fib.

  • I have been getting discharge for a while not sure exactly how long but i would say about a year now but no period does this mean its coming soon and also will i still get discharge once my period has started? Thanks

    As you've been releasing discharge for qbout a year, I would guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • Hi, really weird question but basically this is about my crush.
    So basically me and one of my 'best friends' have fallen out and I'm scared that she has told everyone who I like, when I didn't want anyone else to know, anyway what should I do because now my crush is acting like he likes me but I don't know if he really does and he is just pretending to embaress me if I ask him out or say yes if he asks me out :/ I really don't know but please reply because this is really awkward and idk what to do xx

    Why not wait a few days and see what happens, if your friend has let this boy or others know they will make it clear soon and you can then be honest and say "yes I do like him" and leave it at that. If he feels the same he will let you know.

  • Hi
    I went on a date with a boy and when we were walking home it was about midnight or 1:00 am and we kissed but then his hand went in my trousers and he was touching my bum he then was touching my boobs I stopped kissing and I went home
    Is this bad I don't know what it means
    Please answer

    Depending on how old you and this boy are, will depend on how I answer this question. If you are under 16 then I do not feel this is appropriate behaviour and it seems you are a little unsure as to whether you wanted to be this intimate with this boy either.

  • Hello Vicki , Terri here again
    well i was in Tesco and on the pharmacy counter that had a lil lets booklet and it told me loads of things i needed to know but in scared about tss ! What if i get it ?
    please answer as in quite worried about it ( i haven't got my period yet )
    :)

    Hi Terri, the information at the back of the 'becoming a teen' leaflet explains how rare TSS actually is and how only a very small percentage of the population can get it including men and women of any age.  In fact TSS affects around 40 people in Britain each year so you can try to understand that it is quite unlikely that you will know of or hear of anyone who has had it.  It is useful to know the facts so please allow me to fill you in.  You can get it from insect bites, burns, after having surgery and occasionally when your are menstruating and wearing a tampon.  If you are menstruating and wearing a tampon and develop flu symptoms like a sudden high fever, sore throat, dizziness, muscle aches, sickness and a rash that looks like sunburn, remove the tampon immediately and seek urgent medical attention.  Please remember that it is very rare so try not to worry.

  • Hi Vicky I am thirteen and going on fourteen I go to an all girls school so I don't really know many boys and I haven't had my first kiss and I am worried that 1.i won't get a boyfriend 2.i will be really bad at kissing how do I meet boys and and any tips in kissing

    Try not to worry as there will be plenty of opportunities to meet boys when you go to college, university or start work.  But if you don't want to wait that long, you might also like to consider joining a club in your local community as this will also enable you to meet boys.  When the time arises and you are ready to kiss a boy for the first time, instinct will take over so try to relax, be yourself and try not to worry.

  • Ok, this is probably going to sound stupid but I have this crush on this boy who's in a few of my lessons and I can't stop thinking about him :/ but basically how do I tell if he likes me or not and whether it's just as a friend or more? Please help because I don't know who else to ask because it seems embarrassing to ask my friends xx

    Shantelle :)

    Hi Shantelle, if you find this boy looks over at you from time to time, is always around, acts silly or shy in front of his friends when you are there, it could be he likes you. So be patient and see what the future brings there really is no rush.

  • I've got quite big breasts and people take the mick out of me at school because of them even my (ex) best freind
    I was wondering what to do

    I'm 11 3/4 and I have a size 28 b bra is that normal

    There is no wrong or right size for your breasts to be regardless of your age, so if you can, ignore these silly comments and have a chat to your friend letting her know how hurtful her remarks are, it may be that she had not realised.

  • Hi viki I'm 11 and 3/4 and I have gotten bigger breasts , hair everywhere , and mood swings i look in my under where the other night and there was a ting bit of gooppy stuff and it was creamy white and sticky i was wondering if it could be discharge but is it too small of an amount to be it
    Thanks
    Grace 22301

    Hi Grace, yes this is discharge which is nothing to worry about as it is perfectly normal.  Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  it works to keep our vaginas clean and freee of infection and tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will help to protect you not only from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • I have been reading the answers to some of the questions on this website and heard alot of people metion 'discharge' and I don't know what it is so can you tell me what discharge is?

    Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and healthy and also tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when your period arrives.

  • Hi viki
    Im 14 and I wear a 36C and some guys in my class keep telling me I have big boobs but they say it in a really inappropriate way and it makes me very uncomfortable. And then I can barely pay attention in class. And I always feel like im not normal or something is wrong with me. How can stop caring about their comments? And when will boobs stop growing?

    Breasts are a part of life for girls and boys will always be curious about them. But you have to be strong minded and ignore these silly comments and act like you really don't care, because very often it is the reaction someone gets from a person that makes them tease you more.

  • How long does it last for and when does it stop and other stuff????

    A period can last for anything between 2-7 days and a menstrual cycle is usually between 21-34 days.  Periods stop for women when they hit the menopause and this is usually around the age of 50.

  • I am currenty using sanitary towls and just wondered when I should chage to tampons?

    We recommend that you have 5 or 6 periods before you try using tampons to allow you some time to get used to your menstrual flow.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hi! I just want to know what hormones actually is? Like what happens and what's the pain like? Please answer!! Because I think I may be getting it! I haven't had my 1st period yet either, Thanks!!
    Zoe xxx :))

    Hi Zoe, it is highly unlikely that you will ever feel hormones; they are little chemicals in your body that help change the way you look and feel. One of their many jobs it so help mature your reproductive system and when this happens some girls will notice lower tummy or lower back  and groin pain for a few minutes. But for lots of girls no discomfort is noticed at all.

  • hi vicky I'm 12 years old and my vagina discharge has stopped I got my period in January is this normal?

    Try not to worry as it is perfectly normal to notice gaps in between releasing discharge.

  • Hi Viki
    I am 12 and all my friends have got bras and I just have a crop top, I personally think that I have needed one for a while. When I finally got the courage to ask my mum if I could get a bra, she took me to a shop to buy just a bigger crop top and she said she not to get one with padding (I didn't actually tell her that I wanted a padded bra but she did say I could get a padded one if I really wanted it). I really don't know what to do because I think I need a padded bra. Please help.
    Thanks

    When you go shopping, try on some different styles until you find one that you feel comfortable in and please try not to worry.

  • Dose all the girls in the family e.g sisters periods start at the same time or at different times in the month?

    Not always no and there is a lot of speculation about menstrual synchrony suggesting that when women live together and are close, that this happens but there is no proof to speak of so I think it is just a coincidence.

  • Hi Viki
    I am 12 and I have quite small boobs, but my nipples are huge and stick through my crop tops and tops. They have been like this for around 2 years and I don't know what to do, do you think I should get a bra considering I have around 64 and 70?
    Thanks

    Your bra size is a 30AA and you might find that wearing a bra with slight padding will help you feel less self-conscious so when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • Hiya viki-please put this in emotions and feelings. I selfharm and my paremts think i have only done it once in april and have contacted help and only know im feeling suicidal thats it.The cuts are on the very top of my legs and Im getting very anxious now because i havnt cut in a few minutes i think i need to be moved away from my home but im scared to tell my paremts. Ive cut occasionly, but over the last three days its become so bad im scared of myself.thanks *

    Self-harming is an expression of intense, negative feelings that aren't your fault so please talk to a trusted adult as a matter of urgency so they can arrange for the professional help you need.  You can also call Mindline on 0300 1233393 as professional counsellors will be able to offer you confidential support.

  • Is there any other way to measure my breasts to find the size apart from the measuring tape thing ( there're quite small and I'm 13 if that helps) thanks x

    You might like to consider going to a local department store and asking for a professional bra fitting.  Other than this, when you go shopping, you can simply try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • How long does a normal period last

    A period can last anything between 2-7 days.

  • Hello. So basically I'm a size 10/12 and I'm thirteen. Is there such thing as being big boned? All my friends are really skinny. I work out but I don't feel or look better. I'm getting lower self confidence every day! Please help! X

    Try to remember that we are all made in different shapes and sizes and this is what makes us who we are.  Puberty is a time for young girls to feel massive self-doubt due to all the physical and emotional changes they are undergoing all at once so try to look at ways of giving your self-confidence, joining a club for something you enjoy like dance, drama or a sport might be a good place to start.   In time, you should learn to love the way you look so try not to worry.

  • Hi, is it best to get spot cream from the docters? Ta xx

    If normal spot creams from the chemist haven't made an improvement to your spots, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP.

  • Hi Vicki, Earlier in the summer I went to this day camp which I've been going to for 8 years. I met this boy there I've never seen there before and I didn't think much of him at first but through the week I realised I had a crush on him, but I'm now never going to see him again, I have no contact but I know what school he goes to. But I need to get him out of my head, but as I go to a girls school I have no distractions. Thx for reading this and think your great! From Luce xx

    Hi Luce, filling your time with others will help keep this boy off your mind so have fun with friends and family and keep busy is my tip.

  • hi vicki
    so we'll be going swimming with school soon and u have to have a doctor note to be not allowed do it and i dont want to use a tampon and my teachers a man so i cant just say why
    any advice
    thanks laura

    Hi Laura, you should ask your parents or guardians to write a note to your teacher excusing you from the lesson because of your period.  When you do feel ready to try using tampons, Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hi Vicki I have a question.
    I'm pretty sure ive started my period because every now and then for the past 3 days I've had little brown-red smudges in my underwear.
    I don't want to tell my mum just incase it's not because that would be really embarrassing!
    So my question
    What are the signs that you are starting your period?
    Thanks Estelle xx

    Hi Estelle, the brown-red smudges you have noticed are your period so congratulations.  Be sure to ask your mum to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I'm a 34b bra size( and I'm nearly 13 and have not started my periods)
    For about 3 weeks now my boobs have been hurting and feel tender and sensitive.
    What does this mean?

    Thanks xo

    It is normal for breasts to feel tender and sore when they are developing and as for your periods, the best way of knowing when they might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Am I weird because I want to start my period because my friends all have and because im used to being picked on for being small?and my mum and sister say that periods are like peeing but I don't understand is it like peeing or is it a splat every now and again please help im confused

    It is normal to feel curious about how your period might feel when it arrives and I can tell you that it really isn't the same as urinating as the menstrual blood loss is usually around 4-12 teaspoonfuls over 8 days.  You won't even notice that you are releasing menstrual fluid most of the time so try not to worry.

  • Hi Vicki
    I have been having discharge for 2 years, I wear 30aa bras, I shave my legs and my under arms, I have tons of pubic hair, I get spots and greasy skin/hair and I'm 12. I have been craving my period for a year and a half and according to the signs, my period has been "around the corner" for a year. Why hasn't it come yet?

    A period can arrive anytime between the ages of 8-18 and it really is a case of being patient and letting your body work out when the time is right for you.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 13 and my breasts have just started developing and in the changing room one of my friends commented on now small they are and this me feel REALLY uncomfortable. I told her afterwards and she apologised for it.
    But I still feel uncomfortable, what can I do?

    Grace x

    Hi Grace, it can be hard when friends compare progress to one another, but  please try to remember that we all develop at different times to each other and where breasts are concerned I like to think no matter what their size they are all beautiful.

  • Hi Vicki
    I have mood swings quite a lot and I know that they are perfectly natural but I find them really difficult to control and manage, no matter how hard I try. I usually get angry or upset. What do you suggest I do to keep them under control?

    Be nice to yourself this does happen during your teen years and the best thing I can suggest is to talk to your parents and friends about the way you feel. You may also find our section on Puberty and in particual emotions useful too.

  • HEY!
    I have been having massive problems with mood swings every little thing annoys me and My mum keeps on telling me off how do I stop getting easily annoyed and control it

    Take some time out when you feel a little tense and read our section on Emotions for some more tips on how to feel better during puberty.

  • Hey! I have to get 5 of my baby teeth pulled out to get my braces!! The dentist is going to make my mouth numb by an injection! I am scared of the injection !!! And will have to have 5 injections? How can I not be as scared and on the day try to stop myself from screaming or crying? Thanks Vicks! Xxxxxxxxxx โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    I have been in this position at your age and yes it can feel a little nerve racking when you sit in the dentists chair, but I am sure he will do all he can to make you feel relaxed. Maybe you could even put some ear phones in and listen to music. The injection is quite painless and once all five have been given you will feel nothing.

  • I need help. I'm not sure if I've started my period or not. I'm showing all of the signs.(moodiness, sore breasts, cramps, discharge, pubic hair) I have white discharge everyday. But, every couple weeks to few months I get heavier "discharge" (I'm not sure if it's discharge). It's brownish. Also, my sister (who works for Victoria's Secret) measures my bra size and if it existed I would be a 26B. I wear a 32A though. Have I started my period?

    Brown menstrual fluid is often mistaken as discharge but if this fluid is noticed on a regular basis it will be your period.

  • Hi Vicki

    I'm 14 and I started my period a year ago but I'm still getting discharge it's white and stringy! Is this right? Should I visit my doctor? I told my mum and she doesn't really know what to do either! Please answer my question I'm really scared ; no one my age seems to get itโ€ฆ

    Discharge is often noticed in between periods and can continue into a girls early twenties and sometimes longer.

  • hi vicki
    so we were dropping my bro off golfing with his friends they are a year older than me they kept staring at me
    do u think they like me
    p.s he did it when i saw him again
    thanks worriedteen

    He may do, or he may be surprised by how much you are growing. I would not worry too much about this if I were you.


  • Vicki ... Love yur website......plz plz plz answer my question. Im soooo worried :'( ..im about to be 20.i am 5'7 tall and skinny. I had my 1st period when 16. But my boobs are not growing ...i hav a flat chest... Plz help me. Should I take piils for then or what ??? , worried........

    Breast size is often genetic so have a look at family members and see if there is a similarity to your size. I am not aware of any pills that will increase breast size, but if this is something you are worried about, then you may want to consider using gel inserts that can be purchased from most large stores and placed inside your bra. Personally, I think all breasts are beautiful regardless of their size and I hope you can learn to love your shape.

  • Hi Vicki I'm not sure how to ask my mum if I need a bra but she would probably say no I don't need one but when I go shopping for school how would I know if I need a bra or if I just want one thanks please reply ASAP x

    A good way of knowing if you need to start wearing a bra is to notice if when you jump up and down, your breasts jiggle about.  Talk to your mum and ask her what she thinks.  You might like to start by using a training bra as they will help you get used to wearing a more structured bra in the future.

  • Hi vicki,

    What do lil-let's wipes do?

    Check out the link on our Lil-Lets New teens wipes.

  • Hey vicki,
    Is it normal for you discharge to be a bit thick/ slightly runny with an odour after finishing your first period? I'm very very very very worried & scared.
    Please answer this question ASAP!

    Thankyou very much.

    Try not to worry as it is perfectly normal for discharge to alter in consistency, colour and amount throughout your mentrual cycle.  It is also normal for it to have an odour so you might like to try using Lil-Lets teens Liners which can be changed as often as you like and also Lil-Lets teens Frehsen-Up wipes that will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi Vicki I have Been having discharge for a Long time (2 years or longer) and it dries yellow. Also I'm getting really bad hormonal migraines and I get cramps every now and then! Basically when wil my period come????Xx

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I would guess that your period isn't too far away and as for your migraines, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I have been getting discharge for around nine months now,
    and I would like to try some of your liners.
    Because I am only eleven I am a bit worried of what my Mum will think.
    Also, do you think my period may be on the way soon?
    (I have all the signs and I have had recently been having
    lower back pains and lower stomach cramps too)

    Thanksโ˜บ

    As you've already been releasing discharge for 9 months, I would guess that your period isn't too far away.  Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so you shouldn't feel embarrassed about wanting to wear pant liners as they will not only protect your underwear from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive.  You might like to consider trying Lil-Lets teens Liners as they have been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • i am scared because i havent finished my period and i have had it for two weeks - what should i do

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in yopur body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  However, if you should feel more tired than normal and you appear washed out with no energy, ask your mum or guradian to book ana ppointment with your GP.

  • How do you messure your breast and whats a b.... whatever they callit where you start

    If you can get hold of a measuring tape, measure all the way around the front and back directly below your bust and then do the same again but only over your bust at the fullest point.  Record these two measurements, come back to me and I will be able to do a bra sizing calculation for you.

  • how much blood

    Everyone is different as a normal menstrual flow would see blood loss of between 20-60ml and a heavier flow would see menstrual blood loss of between 60-80ml over a period of up to 8 days.

  • Hi Vicki, I am 16 years old I've already had my period for several years. But I haven't got my period this month yet. I have discharge but my period has not came yet. Is it just lagging? Please answer me back... thank you

    As you are a little concerned about this, book an appointment with your GP to get checked out.

  • Hi I'm 12 I've got this brown stuff on my pants it looks like poo I've had it for the past three days and I don't want to tell my mum is this something to worry about please,please reply
    Thanks

    Try not to worry as brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum to buy some pads for you and see waht happens over the coming weeks and months.  Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed about this.

  • hi vicky!

    i wanted to know is it ok to reuse underwear that had period blood on it but has been washed? and how do you keep clean and stinky free while on your period because i sometimes have that like sort of period smell


    Thanks, Nova J

    Many girls and women keep old knickers for when they're on their period and you might like to consider using darker coloured underwear too so the stains from any leakage aren't visible.  You might also be interested in trying our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • hi Vicki
    recently my mum has started comparing me to my cousins (who aren't even as perfect as she thinks they are) shouting and getting angry easily she expects me to grow up andbe mature but im not. not yet. I don't think she appreciates me even tho I do more around the house than any of my friends who sit around eating all day. also im really sensitive about my weight and she doesn't help.
    love quirky

    Hi Quirky, talk to your mum and let her know how comparing you to your cousins is making you feel.    Puberty is naturally a time for teens to feel massive self-doubt as they undergo so many physical and emotional changes all at once so your weight is also something you should discuss with her.  The best way of maintaining a healthy weight is to stick to a balanced diet filled with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and try to be as active as you can.

  • what is the bust??

    Your bust is the area that covers your breasts.

  • Hey Vicki,

    I have sent you a query on this website about getting a sample pack! Will you just send it out or will you email back and I was wondering how long that takes? Finally, how long does it take for the sample pack to come?

    Thanks

    If you have got your mum's or guardian's permission to request a sample pack from us and have filled in the details from the link on the home page of this website, your request should be processed and with you within a few days.

  • hia
    hope you get round to answering my question but anyway i was wondering if when you get your period can this depend on genetics ?
    please answer my question finding the website really useful thanks so much
    โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

    No as we don't always follow our mums at being the same age starting our period and the best way of knowing when this might happen is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • PLEASE HELP!! me and one of my closer friends have had a falling out its my fault entirely but shes very upset with me and idk if i can fix this. I just told her not in the nicest way that i wasnt feeling close with her now sjes mad at me and idk how to fix it!!!!!!!! Please hellllpppp! I really dont want to lose herr ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ญ

    If you do want to be close to her, suggest that just you two do something together and apologise for offending her by saying that you don't feel as close anymore.

  • When i woke up i had loads of reddish brown stuff on my pants and today i have this light yellow stuff what is this ?

    The 'reddish brown stuff' you noticed was your period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian for some pads and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.  It is perfectly normal to go back to releasing discharge after this so try not to worry.

  • Is it normal to skip your second period ?
    I am due to start my second period but I havnt and it has been 60 days since my last period

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle it can take a while for your hormones to control the change in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • i haven't started mt period yet but i find wet goo in my underwear (and it is not wee!) but is this wet goo normal?????? thank you Vicki XX

    This is discharge which is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and is used as a sign that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.  You might like to consdier using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi VICKI
    what are condoms because my mum said I could have one when I told her I mastrabated
    from DOLAPO

    Hi Dolapo, a condom is a form of contraception used by a male to cover the penis during sexual intercourse.    It helps to prevent conception by collecting the semen in its tip thus preventing semen from uniting with the female egg and creating a pregnancy.  It is made of a thin rubbery material and is rolled over and down the penis so it is completely covered.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm 13 and I have really small Boobs. I'm a 32AA. I started my period not long ago and I was wondering if my Boobs will grow more now? Please reply
    Thank you ๐Ÿ˜˜x

    Try to remember that we are all made in different shapes and sizes and it is possible to notice breast development up until your 20's.

  • Hi, I'm 13 and have Pubic hair, underarm hair, wear a bra size 32b and I have had discharge for about 3 years now but still haven't had my period, why is this and when will it come?
    Kay xx

    Hi Kay, as you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • what is cellulite?

    Cellulite is when fat deposits just beneath the skin and causes a dimpling effect.

  • 71cm under 77 1\2 bust what size am I
    please reply asap cos im being sized tomorrow

    Your bra size is a 32AA but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • Hey Vicki! I am 13 and I weigh.. well a lot. Its starting to make me feel self conscious and it is lowering my self esteem as well. I would like to know what type of diet I should follow and what exercises are right for me. Thanks! :)
    - S

    Try not to worry as puberty is naturally a time when teens feel massive self-doubt and lack confidence as they undergo so many physical and emotional changes all at once.  To maintain a healthy weight, try sticking to a balanced diet filled with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, drink water and try to be as active as possible. 

  • i keep needing a wee and i have stomachache all the time and sometimes i feel a little lightheaded can you help from ella. Xx

    Hi Ella, please ask your mum to book an appointment so you can get checked out.

  • When you mesure your breasts do you go all the way round your back

    Yes you do this both times and then record both measurements directly below your bust and then over your bust at the fullest point and come back to me.

  • I had more than a crush on a TA at my school. (I've just finished year 7) I wrote to you about this, you said that my crush would fade after he left the school as he left at the end of year. I've not stopped thinking about him all summer and I really miss him. I had more than a crush on him as I know what is a crush is and this wasn't it. I really feel like he was the one we had so much in common and he always made me feel better. I've tried to get over him so many times but I can't. What should I do?

    Even if this boy is the one you really do have to get on with life and live it to the full. If you are meant to be then love will find a way. But until then, spend time with family and friends having fun and try to minimise thoughts of this boy.

  • Hey Vicki I'm 12 and have had discharge for 2 years now and I am a 34c bra size but no period my mum started at 12 and I have had pains for a week now could this be my periods ๐Ÿ‘ please help โค๏ธ

    We don't always follow our mums at being the same age starting our period  and as you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that yours isn't too far away.

  • How do you tell your mom that you have started xx

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed about starting your period.  For more help with this, check out myu blog link on Talking to Mum and Dad.

  • Hey vicki
    I've had a crush on a boy for the whole of this year and I'm really confused if he likes me or not how can I tell. He's got a girlfriend but they act like just friends and awhile a go he asked me out. What happend was people crowded round me and kept saying he wanted to ask me out and by the look on his face he seemed pretty serious about it. But later he came up to me and said it was a joke. That hurt a bit and he once flirted with me so you can probably tell that I'm confused. Please help me!

    Peer pressure is at fault here for making this embarrassing situation for you.  The thing is that this boy already has a girlfriend so try to imagine how she must have felt when he said he wanted to go out with you and then to come back later and tell you it was a joke was hurtful.  Try to forget about him and move on as you don't deserve to be treated this way.

  • hi vickiโ˜บ๏ธme and my boyfriend often talk about having sex and act like we are (on text messages) and i feel this tingling feeling in my stomach or vagina, what is this? also is it normal to talk about this kind of stuff to your boyfriend?
    ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

    Puberty is naturally a time when teens experience more feelings of a sexual nature due to the increase in activity of sex hormones so talking about it is a natural way of expressing these new feelings as long as you both remember that the Law of Consent states that it is illegal for a boy or man to have any kind of sexual relationship with a girl under the age of 16.

  • i am 12 and i sometimes find a whitish brown dot in my pants and i don't know what to do or if it is even discharge. i try to ask and tell my mum but i never have the guts to tell her. please help me

    This could be discharge, which I am sure you already know and is nothing to be worried or concerned about.

  • I shave my arm pits and legs without my mum or dad knowing. However I think my mum may know but I don't want to do talk about it incase she doesn't know and fumes at me because she can be quite strict sometimes l. Thanks xx

    I am sure your mum has already realised you are doing this, so why not mention it when you are having a friendly chat, I am sure she will appreciate your honesty.

  • Is watching lesbian sex porn?

    Watching any images of a sexual nature is considered porn.

  • Hi Vicki
    Does it hurt to put a tampon in for the first time?

    Like anything new using tampons can take a little practice, but if you relax and read all the great information held inside each pack of tampons there should be no or very little discomfort noticed.

  • how can u tell when you have started your period

    Usually you will notice some light brown or red stains in your underwear or on the tissue with you visit the toilet and wipe yourself.

  • Hii. :D so I'm 15 and fat. Quite actually. So I was wondering if I should start going to a gym and maintaining a healthy diet would it be okay? I dieted once a year ago and walked as well for about 30 minutes a day it was quite effective actually but then I got bored with the diet and stopped walking as well. :c

    Like anything if you want it to be successful you have to keep at it. And as you already know great results can be achieved by exercising and eating a healthy diet it would seem sensible to re-start this regime again.

  • im joining a new girls school and every1 there in my year has massive breasts and is very tall. im not alowed a padded bra whereas they all wear 1.
    i used to be teased by boys at my old school about being flat chested but i was a 30AA
    im scared of being teased here again.
    pls help
    Tamsin

    Hi Tasmin, try to be more confident with your breast size, after all it would not do for us all to be the same and no matter what their size all breasts are beautiful in my opinion.

  • What does it mean if you can never start or have a period? I've started but, I'm just wondering why some people don't start theirs?

    Thanks

    It would be extremely rare for someone to not start their period and is generally linked to issues with their reproductive system.

  • Hi vicki.

    I was reading some of your answers to people questions about periods & one really got to my mind. Some asked if they would leak if they have a bath or shower & you said yes you will. I'm am just wondering Becasue I started my period for the first ever time & I didn't leak in the shower at all? Soo is it true? Or does that only happen if your heavy?

    Please answer ASAP! I need ANSWERS thanks

    It is important to understand that menstrual fluid is released intermittently so there will be times when no fluid is released at all, regardless of whether you are in the shower or walking around doing your daily routine.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Are tampons cleaner than pads? And how long does you period last for I thought its a week.

    A period can last from 2-10 days and yes I believe tampons are a cleaner option than pads as they collect menstrual fluid from inside the vagina, meaning no menstrual fluid residue is left on your pubic hair or vulva.

  • Hi Vicki, My name is Ellie and I am 12.

    I am nearing to a close on this months period and just wanted to say that I absolutely love lil-lets teens range because it is so soft,comfortable and super absorbent. These are the only brand of sanitary towels I use and will definitely carry on using them in the future. I was just wondering, when will I start my mood swings? Thanks :D

    Hi Ellie, I am so glad you love our teens range and I will certainly let the team know. In answer to your question, some people never experience mood swings so please don't feel there is anything wrong...we really are all different.

  • Hi, my boobs started to first develop when I was 11 but I didn't start my period until I was 14 and I'm 16 now but my boobs haven't grown since I was 12 so there still only a 34A / 34B. I wear a B and that fits me but I have some bras that are As that also fit me. Why aren't my boobs growing at all? All of my friends have really big boobs like one of them is a 30G!

    Try to remember that we are all made in different shapes and sizes and this is what makes us who we are.  However, it is possible for girls to notice breast development up until their 20's so you still have plenty of time.

  • Hey, I'm 12 I got measured and I was a 30 aa but on wig my bras is a 30 a. Anyway all my 30aa bras are in comfortable so am I a 30 a

    We always recommend that you try some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you before buying it.

  • How long should I keep my pad in for

    A pad can be worn for up to 8 hours, but most people change them every 3-4 hours.

  • Hi Vicki I asked you this a while ago but you never answered and I searched the reference number and it said you hadn't replied and it wasn't inappropriate so I don't understand that but anyway when I wiped a wile ago I had browny red stuff on the tissue it was only for like one or two days and there was none in my pants only on the tissue so it was really weird I am 13 havent started my period yet but I've had discharge for over a year and growing breasts and pubic hair and stuff so yeah:)

    This could still be your period so make sure that in the future you always have some pads or liners with you when out and about.

  • Do I need to tell my mum eblbery time I get my perioud?

    Not really no, but you do not to speak to her about purchasing new supplies for you from time to time, so you never run out.

  • On Thursday I got 2 new bras from m&s angel and I got non padded but usually I get mine from new look and I get the padded ones I'm not sure if I'm that keen on ones without the padding coz of my nipples do you think I just need to get use to it

    I think it really is a case of getting used to them and enjoying the support they offer.

  • Hi Vicki! Im 13 years old and my breasts seem to be really small for my age. My 12 year old cousin is already wearing an adult bra and im still here with my training bra. I feel unconfident about my body. What should i do?

    Breasts come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and this is not based on age, so please try not to worry, they continue to develop into your late teens or early twenties so you have plenty of time for continued growth.

  • how do you know when you're next start?

    This can be tricky, especially as periods can be irregular for the first couple of years, so my advice is to keep some pads and liners with you when out and about at all times. Or even consider wearing pant liners on a regular basis as lots of girls do.

  • Hi Vicki I'm 11 years old and I want to use a tampon and I don't know how to use the tampon ???I'm scared in case it hurt!!(I have got tampon)

    If you have a pack of tampons you will notice there is an information booklet held inside each pack that tells you how to insert and remove tampons and you can even find out more on our website by checking out our videos.

  • Hey Vicki,
    Im 13 and have a size DD boobs, going onto an E! I dont like all the attention i get from boys as people think i do stuff with them or have sex with them, and they basically call me a slut and whore? Please help me? Also i dont like those bras that are really big and the straps are short? Any suggestions?

    Simply because you have large breasts doesn't mean that others can accuse you of doing things you haven't done so please hold your head up high and take no notice.  A minimiser bra will help to give the impression that your breasts are smaller than they actually are so you might like to try one of those.

  • Hi Vicki I have a scar on my nose where I recently got rid of a spot and I want to know the best ways to fade or lighten the scar because school is coming up or if using a foundation on it makes it worse thanks xx

    Bio oil is usually recommended for scars but you might find that the scar will naturally fade in time.

  • Hi,Vicki I'm 13
    I'm in a dance group and am the oldest there I have the smallest boobs and don't fit in a bra but I don't have any pubic hair any where either we were getting changed and they saw I didn't have any hair down below and my boob are smaller than all of theirs there only 11 and 12 and fit in to b cup
    They r now teasing me but what do I do to make my boobs bigger

    Try to remember that we're all different with bodies that develop at different rates to others so try to be patient and just ignore the comments of your dance friends.

  • Why are there heavy flows and light flows for periods?

    Everyone is different and we all experience different menstrual flows.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm on my period and the last two mornings I have woken up and had to change my pad,pants and pjs as my period has been really heavy and has leaked. I wear lillets freshlock night towels, I've been wearing them day and night as it's that heavy. I'm unsure what to do now and I don't feel ready to use tampons. I'm 15 nearly 16 and have been having periods for over two years. Thankyou. Jess xxx

    Hi Jess, you can try doubling up on your sanitary pads at night and if you should ever feel that you feel tired and lethargic, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP for peace of mind. 

  • I'm 15 mastubation feels sooo good and I just can't help it I don't do it very often so it doesn't distract me from life but I can't get started without a little erotic story or something I hardly watch porn is what I'm doing bad๐Ÿ˜ฐ??? X

    During puberty, sex hormones run riot causing teens to experience more feelings of a sexual nature than they ever did before and masturbation is a natural, instinctive way of exploring these new feelings.

  • Hi Vicks,
    I am 14 yrs old soon to be 15!! I have pubic hair all over down below and on my legs... I have little on my armpits but neither do my older siblings and mum I have had discharge for 2 years! Recently it's been gettingREALLY heavy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I have had a massive growth spurt I'm having cramps as I speak and I have big mood swings why aren't I starting!!!!๐Ÿ˜ญ thanks you๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I can only guess that your period isn't too far away.

  • Part 2. But the main issue is that when I was a lot younger (and stupid) I commented on a photograph (on the group he work fors website) saying I really wanted to see him again and that he's an amazing person, now when I go, I don't know whether he remembers me but it's really embarrassing because what I wrote (and what cannot be taken down!) help please. Sorry it's so long.

    Please try not to worry as puberty is naturally a time for teens to form a deep attraction to others and this is called a crush and I'm sure that this young man is aware of this so try not to worry as he has probably forgotten about it by now.

  • Part one. When I go to this place, I always get really hooked on this guy. I went to a place that we go to every year and there's a guy there that I've only spoken to once like 3 years ago but when I come home, I'm really depressed that I've left him for about 3 months (he works in a theatre group in summer over there) but I know I'll see him again. And then I'll forget about him and then when I see him again I get really depressed convincing myself I love him.

    Response in Part 2.

  • Hey Viki,
    I started getting discharge when I was 9! I am now ten and I am really not sure when my periods are going to start! What should I so?
    Fr I m izzie

    Hi Izzie, it is normal to release discharge for between 6-12 months before your period arrives.

  • So i woke up and i went to the bathroom and in my pants was a load of dry brown stain. And this was all in the vagian part of my pants. What is this ???

    Try not to worry as brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian for some pads and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • I'm on my period and I'm getting really bad period pains. As a result of this I can't get to sleep and last night I kept waking up every hour and then at 3 I turned in the tv because I couldn't get back to sleep. What should I do?

    Stomach cramps during our periods are really quite common and if they are preventing you from sleeping, ask your mum or guardian if you can have a painkiller.

  • I am not sure if lilets is the right brand for me so I was wondering if i could have a few free samples for me to try

    If you would like to ask your mum or guardian for their permission for you to request a free sample from us, then pop onto the home page of this website and follow the link

  • Hi Vicki
    Okay so I'm 13 and I masturbate in the shower. Lately I've been feeling very hungry and dizzy whenever i stand up and I'm scared that I might be pregnant. p.s I'm on my period if it helps.

    The only way you could possibly be pregnant is if you've had sexual intercourse with a male so please tell your mum or guardian about your dizzy spells.

  • There is this boy in my class that used to call my fat every day.I started always thinking about my period will start and i would be the first person in my class to get it and he would make fun of me.Then I just started thinking about anything to do with them and i lashed out at him now he won't talk to me and i feel bad what should i do

    As this is bothering you, apologise to the boy although I think he should also apologise to you.  The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • I want to buy some pads and liners just incase my period starts.Iasked my mum and she said i don't need them yet.I want to get some behind her back but I am scared she will find out.I want to do it so badly i can't sleep at night

    You should always respect your mum's decision but you might like to ask if she will grant you her permission to request a free sample from the home page of this website.

  • Basically I am practically flat chested im 15, all my friends and other girls have large breasts, i know we all grow at different times and have different shapes to our bodies but i'm really self conscious, I refuse to go swimming, and most of my bra's are push up so it makes it look like I am not as flat can this stop growth? Also my breasts are begging to ache alot could this me growning pain?

    Try to remember that we're all made in different shapes and sizes and our bodies develop at different rates to others and it is possible for breasts to continue to develop up until your 20's too so you still have plenty of time.  The pain you have noticed in your breasts is likely to be a sign of development.

  • So, lately I have been having really heavy discharge, and this is about the time my last period was, do you think this is happening because my period is near, and should I start to wear pads or panty liners just in case?

    It is possible that your period is near but this isn't always the case as many girls and women naturally release a lot of discharge at all times.  Lil-Lets teens Liners are ideal for keeping you feeling fresh and clean down there so please give them a try.

  • PART TWO (-:
    Any way the other day she was like 'im on my period!!!!!' and she was so exited and she said she had it one day and she hasnt had it for months since. She also said it was just like brown discharge. I get brown discharge all the time and i dont think it was her period but she is so pumped how do i.telll her withought hurting her feelings? i know i might be wrong but ive known her so long and i really dont want her to be upset. From hannah

    Brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so you and your friend might have both started your period.  it is nice that you can share your experiences through puberty together so if you have a problem, be honest with her and talk it through.

  • Hello vicki my name is courney and im 13 i started my period two days ago and i have heard that lil-lets are amazing also i was wondering if you do samples that i can try and tell all my friends about.

    Thankyou for your time
    bye x

    Hi Courtney, if you would like to ask for your parent's or guardian's permission to receive a free sample from us, pop onto the home page of this website and follow the link.

  • PART ONE (-:
    Hi vicky! Basically i have a really good friend and we are both the same age and we both dont really have boobs yet and we share everything with eachother. Also we have both have dischare like 2 yrs. She is the sort of person who is sooo exited to start her period and she already has a massive bra even though she doesnt need it really.

    Response in Part 2.

  • Dear vicki

    im on my period and after about 5 days it stopped and then it started again and then stopped and the started again please help

    d xxx

    Try not to worry as it is perfectly normal to notice large gaps between periods as it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  It might be irregular like this for up to 2 years. 

  • Well my name is Haya I am 14 and I didn't get my period and I fell some times that I will never have it I don't know why

    And I fell scared to get it It so occurred my little cousin get it

    And I didn't And she is 11

    Hi Haya, periods arrrive at different ages for each of us and it is best to try not to compare your progress with others, you have plenty of time for yours to arrive.

  • Hey vicki, i'm not quite sure when to be expecting my period as i have recently been getting yellowish fluid in my underwear and i am not sure what to expect next. Is this normal? Thanks, cassie xx

    Hi Cassie, discharge is often noticed for between 6-12 months before the arrival of your first period, so make sure from now on you are prepared by having some pads or liners with you when out and about.

  • I have started my period not long ago could u give me advice on when to start wearing a tampon

    This really is up to you. Some girls go straight to tampons, while others prefer to wait until they have had five or six periods before trying them. Why not read my blog entitled When is the Right Time.

  • Hi Vicki ,
    I'm really scared!! Basicly for the last few days I have had this dark brown stuff in my knickers and not poop BTW ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I haven't started my period yet is it something to do with this or should I be woried? Thank you . ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

    This is your period and nothing to be scared of, please share this news with your mum or the person who cares for you.

  • Hi
    Every night at the same time my vagina becomes really sore
    Why is this

    It could be the products you are using to wash this area or the detergent your mum is using to wash your clothes. Why not have a chat to your mum and see if she has changed any of these lately.

  • My period is really bad this month what do I do

    Keep active and move up to a more absorbent pad, such as our Lil-lets Freshlock normal or long pads, super absorbent, super discreet and super soft too.

  • Hi, I'm 14, 34B and have not yet started my period. My breasts seem to have gotten veinier recently and surround the areola. They feel heavier too so I am wondering wether the veins are a sign off growth? Also does this mean I am closer to my period?

    These veins are often a sign of the breasts maturing and are nothing to worry about. And as breasts are just one part of puberty you may find your period is with you sooner than you think.

  • Hi Vicki!๐Ÿ’
    I have measured my boobs and I am big enough to fit into a bra, but my mum thinks I'm to small. I have tried talking to her about it, she didn't listen. All the girls at school wear bras and they all look at me while getting changed for pe and laugh. It's really embaressing. What should I do?๐Ÿ’–

    Have another chat to your mum and ask if she will consider a training bra  or one of the M&S Angel range; designed for girls. I am sure once you explain how embarrassed you feel she will reconsider.

  • Hi Vicki! My hormones are going to crazy on me, to the point where I can't handle it anymore! It's gotten so bad that I cried when my sister ate my last gummie worm in the bag and to the point where I cry when my grandma does not say goodbye to me when she leaves my house. And I'm eleven, I feel like I should not be acting the way I am.... Please help๐Ÿ˜ญ

    Hormones and emotions can very often seem erratic with the simplest of things upsetting someone. Be nice to yourself and understand that this will not last and in time it will get better.

  • hi Vicki is it normal to be on your period and not pee blood but have blood on your pad.
    thanx xx

    Hi I think you may be a little confused as menstrual fluid does not come from your urethra; where you pee from, but rather from your vagina and it is very normal for you to not notice this blood being released but to notice it on your pad. So please try not to worry and check our my blogs on the Reproductive system Part One and Part Two.

  • Hi Vicki!
    I got my first period and it lasted about 3 days but I was wondering will I get it again next mouth because a school nurse came in and said you could get your first period but not actually start until maybe a year later. But how will I know now if I only got it that time rather than waiting another month to find out!

    Thanks
    Anonymous

    We really are all different and some girls get their periods every month, while others notice gaps of several months. So it pays to always have some pad or liners with you when out and about from now on.

  • Hi its the girl who asked about her friends challenging her about horses.
    I have tried telling her before and she lied to everyone and convinced them I had been really horrible to her which I hadntnobody stuck up for me and believed her,also I can't get a new group of friends cos there are only like 10 girls in my year

    Why not sit down with your friends and quietly discuss why you are all arguing and what you can do about this in the future. Generally, chatting is the best way to resolve issues especially if you can do your best to stop it becoming an argument.

  • How long do periods last for ?

    Most women ceased to menstruate by their mid fifties.

  • Hi vicki, I'm 14 and 5 foot 9.5 inches (quite tall I know!) But I weigh about 68kg...is this overweight? I feel quite fat and I hate the way I look and all my friends are really pretty and skinny etc and it really gets me down. Any tips on how to be prettier/loose some weight as I want to be happy and confident? Thanks x

    Lots of girls feel self-conscious during their teen years, worrying if they are pretty enough, slim enough, popular enough. Be true to yourself, it would not do for us all to be the same and just as long as you take care of your body, eat a healthy diet, exercise you will find that your body will work out the best shape and weight for you naturally. Finally, try not to compare your progress to others, it is more than likely that they do the same.

  • Vicki please answer in confused if I touch my vagina there's a thin string of skin separating it in two down the middle I can stick my finger either side and push the skin to one side. I don't think it's a normal hymen and I'm confused what to do or who to ask? Do you think I could just break it or what! Please help I'm scared xx

    This is still your hymen and will stretch, so if you wish to gently stretch it with your finger then this is fine, otherwise you could just leave it alone and it will stretch naturally.

  • Hi Vicki, Okay so I'm sure my mum thinks I don't need a bra but I would like one what are the signs that I need one and whenever I run through my head mum I need a bra I get embarrassed also last thing I am going school shopping soon and I will probably get a few new crop tops how can I drop In a hint that I want a bra sometimes my mum says you don't need a crop top on and I feel insecure if I don't wear one please give me advice thanks I am 13 btw xxx

    Have a chat and let her know that you feel a crop top will not be suitable and to prevent jiggling of the breasts a bra would be more suitable. Try to remember that this is your mum and she will understand, even if discussing it at first is a little embarrassing.

  • Hi Vicki I feel really bad as I'm always in my room and only speak to my mum and dad at meal times. Why am I like this it's basically like living in my room??? Loubylou17

    This is a habit that lots of teens find they have gotten into and you can change this, by spending more time downstairs and getting involved in family life. Such as helping with the dinner, go food shopping, gardening, or watching a programme on TV with your dad, just these little simple tasks will bring you closer together as a family.

  • I have got a bra and I have been getting discharge for a while, how long do you think it will be before i get my period ?

    Breasts and discharge are great signs that your period is not too far away so my advice is to keep some pant liners or pads with you from now on just in case it arrives when you are out and about.

  • Last year me and my old best friend drifted apart, we just weren't as close and she changed a lot. We stopped talking but somehow started ignoring each other and her new friends would always give me dirty looks. I honestly couldn't care less about her anymore because I've got a new group that are way better than her, but should we make up? It's silly that we're not friends but she's changed too much and it wouldn't be the same.

    You do not have to make-up if you have drifted apart naturally, but you can smile and say hello when you see her as there is no need to be enemies.

  • Heya Vicky I am 13 going on fourteen in less than a month and I got a greenish discharge when I was ten ,we got it checked out and the doctor said it was fine but 3-4 months ago I started getting white discharge would you count the greenish/yellowish discharge as 'proper discharge' and a sign if my first period?๐Ÿ˜€

    Discharge can  vary in colour from time to time and can be clear, creamy white or lightish green...all are normal and nothing to worry about.

  • My best friend is going to be in a different class to me next year which is really sad because I don't want us to drift apart. I do have a group of friends but they were never my best friends, I'm going to have to be a lot closer to them this year because otherwise I'll be a loner :(

    It is always a good idea to be part of a larger group of friends and you can still catch up with your friend outside of school.

  • how often should you change your towel/ tampon

    Tampons should be worn for between 4-8 hours, and a towel can be worn for up to 8 hours, however most people prefer to change every 3-4 hours.

  • Please help! 1: Do you think my period is coming soon? 2: Is it possible to have a period with no blood 3: I'm a bit neurotic so: Will I ever get my period, is it possible to never get a period, Do I have a medical problem because I have not yet got my period?

    Sorry for the long message, and sorry if it's inappropriate!

    Thanks so much,

    Maeve x

    Part 2

    Periods arrive at different times for each of us and can occur between the ages of 8-18 so please try not to worry you have no need to be anxious, your period will arrive when your body feels the time is right for you and not before.

  • Hey Viki!

    I need a answer. I am 13 and 3 months, and I have not yet got my period. My cousin got hers a year ago (She is 2 months younger than me), my mum got hers at age 13, I am 5 foot 7, size 8 feet and 8 and a half stone. I have stopped growing and I have been getting discharge for 2 and a half years. I have had period symptoms (cramps, mood swings, etc) 2 times a couple of months apart. Part 1

    my response is in Part Two.

  • Dear vicki
    Plz help URGENT
    Ok so my jump start is coming Up and i dont wanna go back because i will see these boys that last year they made fun of me and said drink more milk and oneof tem liked me and kept making fun and the other sometimes helped when he saw the other was hurting my feelings.im still flat and i barely grew( last year sorry if innapropriot i had basically only nipples this year my bust is almost only 1-2 fingers under.and im afraid tht theyll make fub of me im not even cup

    I would hope in the last 12 months these boys have matured and realise that teasing someone is not smart. My advice would be to hold you head up high; you're beautiful just as you are.

  • do i only get discharge when i'm starting my period

    Actually discharge can continue to be noticed in between periods until your twenties and for some women even longer.

  • Hi I am 12 and I keep getting loads of brown stuff on my pants It looks like poo but it doesn't smell I haven't told mum yet what should I do please help

    Jade

    Hi Jade, please have a chat to your mum as this does appear to be your first period and she does need to know.

  • Hi Vicki my mum is always moaning to her friends that im moody when in on my period and even when in there its annoying cause there horses live at mine with my horses and i see them everyday and they are 20-27 so its really awkward how do i stop this xxxxxx ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Have a chat to your mum and let her know how upsetting it makes you feel when she discusses such personal stuff about you with others. She may not realise you are senstive to these matters and I am sure will stop once she sees how distressed you are.

  • hi Vicki its kendall

    basically a I just got back from a family holiday in the isle of white it was really fun but one day our normal waiter introduced us to another waiter who was having his first day and he was really cute he is from france and he is 18 and I cant stop thinking about him and I know that probably nothing would have happened but I cant stop thinking about him and I feel really sad that I had to leave. why do I feel like this?

    p.s im 14 1/2

    This is a crush and a very normal part of puberty for both boys and girls. Don't worry too much, they are nice to have and as you say nothing did or can happen but it doesn't hurt to day dream a little.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm 11 in year 7 I was a bit mean to this guy and I'm very sorry but never got the chance to say so I think he likes me and I like him what shall I do
    Thank you

    Have a quiet word this boy when you get a chance and let him know you did not mean to be unkind, this should be all you need to do to get things back to the way they were.

  • Hi Vicki!
    I'm 12 and all my friends wear bras and have quite big boobs, I feel really left out and I don't wear crop tops because for some reason they make me feel self concious because I'm flat chested, I think I have those bud things but I'm not sure and it doesn't feel like they're ever going to grow! Plus, my mum told me that she didn't wear a bra till she was 14, is it going to be the same with me? I really hope you can help :)
    Thanks xxx

    You could follow the same pattern as your mum or other female family members it really would be difficult to say. But try to remember that this is not a race or a competition and breasts continue to grow into your late teens or early twenties.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm 13 nearly 14 and in getting discharge, I get this quite a lot an it's always white? I haven't started my period and hit puberty at 11? Is my period gonna happen soon?

    Discharge is always a great sign that your period is not too far away, so be patient and ensure you always have some pads and liners with you when out and about.

  • Hi Vicki, please help me... My vagina has been really ichy for about a week now but I'm really embarrassed to tell my mum:/ I'm 16, do you think it will go away soon?๐Ÿ˜ณ

    If you have been experiencing irritation for this length of time you really should speak to your mum who may pop you along to your GP for a check-up.

  • do you send people free items

    I send out free sample packs of our teens range. Simply click on the Contact tab at the bottom of the page to request one. Be sure to confirm that if you are under the age of 16 you have your parent's permission to request samples.

  • Hi vicki,

    I've just finished my first period & now I, getting a funny cheesy smell coming from my vagina. Is this normal because I'm really worried & concerned. I am also embrrassed to tell my mum or sister becasue I don't want to go to the doctors. Do you know how to get rid of this smell?

    Really need you to reply to this. Thanks x

    Sometimes the last few days of our period can leave us with a less than pleasant odour, this generally stops after a day or so, so please try not to worry.

  • Can you get pireod more than once a month?

    Yes sometimes you can, as periods can have both long and short gaps between them.

  • Hi Vicki
    I'll be in year 8 in September and I've always been at all girls schools. I'm not that awkward around boys as I've been to lots of summer camps, but since I started puberty I feel flustered around boys and awkward. I'm not sure what to do or what to say. I would join a club outside of school, but I go to a boarding school so this is impossible. What tips do you have to help me feel less awkward around boys?

    Regardless of whether you attend an all girls school or not, there will be times when you feel awkward around others so don't try to worry, as you get older this shyness will disappear.

  • hi vicki
    i hope tis isn't to personal but when did you start your period

    When I was 14. I went to the bathroom one morning and there is was.

  • Hi Vicki
    What's a push up bra?

    This is a bra that usually has a little bit more padding at the bottom of the cup to give the appearance of fuller breasts.

  • Do you think i need to go doctors ;
    im 14
    a have white things that come out of my vagina ????
    im really scared
    Is this serious
    Please can u answer this pleaaaseee .....

    White fluid leaving the vagina is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina  clean and free from infection and there is no need to see a doctor about this, it is completely normal for girls of your age to noticed this fluid.

  • hi! i wondered if you could estimate my breast size because I don't have a tape measure.
    when lay down, they spread out. when i walk down the stairs they jiggle. one of them are a bit too big to cup in one hand, the other fits in one hand. when I wear a 32a bra, its a bit too tight in some places (even when its on the biggest hook at the back.)
    what bra size do you think I am? (ps. I can't go bra shopping because of where I live)

    It would be impossible for me to accurately advise you of your measurements so why not ask your mum to pop you along to your nearest store or supermarket and try on a few styles and sizes.

  • If I'm a 32c do I need underwired bras even though I'm only 14 yrs and still should be growing? I heard you should avoid underwire until your 16?
    Thanks Vicki ;-)

    As long as you have the right fitting underwired bra there is no reason why you cannot wear one, but they are not necessary and an underwired bra will offer you equal levels of support.

  • Hey vicki,

    I carried on wearing pads like you told me too & the next time I looked I had brown stuff on them for the past 3 days. Is this my period?

    Thanks

    Yes.

  • Hiya Vicki
    Why do breasts need support? Is it vital I wear a bra as a 32c? Thanks ;-)

    It is not compulsary to wear a bra and lots of people don't. Even I have days when I go without one and I am a 36DD. It really is a personal choice.

  • Hey vicki!
    I don't know what to do because i keep getting mood swings yet i havent started my period yet. My boobs have grown but i'm worried what i should do if my period comes whilst i'm in school or somewhere important. Please help!!! Thanks, Olivia xxx

    Hi Olivia, please don't worry, puberty arrives at different time for each of us and you may find my blog on periods in school and interesting read.

  • Hi vicki,

    I've just finished my first period & now my discharge smells like cheese, is this normal? I'm really worried & don't want to tell my mum or sister! Also I so not want to go to the doctors! Do you know how to get rid of the smell?

    PLEASE ANSWER THIS!! I'm very concerned & worried

    Thanks xx

    It is normal to notice a slight odour from your discharge so try not to worry but consider using our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes as they will keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.  You can also start using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will not only protect your underwear from the effects of discharge but also from possible leakage should your period arrive.

  • Hi vicki x it's grace x I was wondering if there was anyway of hinting to my mum about getting me a bra . Although I'm not a girl with overly big breasts , a crop top really doesn't help to cover up the breast bud and my friends sometimes lend me one and they do the job ;) please help! Grace

    Hi Grace, start the conversation by asking how old your mum was when she first started wearing a bra and take it from there.

  • Ive been getting discharge for 3 years now and im almost 13 and not even had one period i dont want to talk to my mom cuz she gets all fussy and over protective. lately ivebeen feeling sick and massie pains from my lower stomach ive secretly taken a tablet a pain relif but it hasnt helped wheni put my hand on my stomach i feel kicking frominside (im clearlynot pregnant) i was wondering if you had any help or tips for me. I cant were panty liners or pads as she will know. Thanks vicki ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ

    As you've been releasing discharge for quite a while and are now experiencing lower stomach cramps, I would guess that your period isn't too far away but please talk to your mum as she will be able to support you at this special time in your life.  As for your cramps, we recommend that you try taking some gentle exercise, using a hot water bottle or try having a soak in the bath to help sooth them.

  • Hi vicki,
    I'm only 11, but all of my friends wear bras and there mums talk about bras and boobs to them all the time but I'm really worried about asking my mum for one In case she turns it down it could be embarrassing ๐Ÿ˜Ÿhow can I hint I need one to her but not actually ask her for one ? Plz help , grace x

    Hi Grace, try not to feel embarrassed and remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once.  You can start the conversation by asking how old she was when she first started wearing a bra and then maybe suggest that you try a training bra which will enable you to get used to wearing a structured bra in the future.

  • Hi Vicki! Just wondering, can you go swimming without any protection (tampons) as apparently your period doesn't flow when you're in contact with water and that's why you don't bleed in the shower? Would be very useful as my mum won't let me wear a tampon yet (cos of my age) and I want to go swimming when im on it? Thanks x

    There is no truth in what you're saying as menstrual blood will be released into the swimming pool just as it is when you take a shower too.  I'm afraid there really is no alternative to tampons for sanitary protection whilst swimming but you have to respect your mum's wishes.  So you will simply have to be excluded from swimming on days when you're on your period.

  • HI vicki this might be a bit TMI but just today i went to the toilet and i peed and it was burning and i wiped and there was blood im 12 and really scared im a girl

    The blood you noticed was probably your period but the burning sensation while urinating might have been due to infection so please keep an eye on it and if it doesn't go within a couple of days, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP.

  • I have got brown stuff in my pants and It looks like poo but it doesn't smell like poo I'm 12 and haven't got my period please please help

    Jade

    Hi Jade, brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Whats a discharge before your period starts ? xx

    Discharge is a clear mucus produced by the glands found at the entrance to your womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and is also used to tell us that our bodies are geeting ready for when our period arrives and this is usually within 6-12 months.

  • What does it meen when your period turns a brownie colour ?

    Brown blood is old blood and is simply a clearing out of the vagina so try not to worry.

  • Okay so I suffer with anxiety quite bad and I've always been a really shy and nervous person and am extremely concerned about what others think of me, and now I feel as if it is pushing my close friends away that I have known for a while and I'm not sure what to do. Is there anything you can do or advice to help me?xxxxx

    Puberty can be a most difficult and demanding time in a young person's life with so many physical and emotional changes occurring all at once, it's no wonder they lack self-confidence and can feel anxious at times but try to remember that none of this is your fault and you're definitely not alone.  So by talking to your family and close friends about how you're feeling, you should find comfort.  You might also like to join a club for something you enjoy as this will give your confidence a boost too.  Childline also offer confidential  sipport on 0800 1111.

  • Er, Vicki, what kinds of TV shows are 12 year olds supposed to watch? And what channels...? Uh...Im 12 and I still watching little kids programmes...! I dont know how to stop! My mum doesent really mind, but my friends laugh at me and tell everyone....
    I have started my periods, so am I mature??? D:?

    If you enjoy watching programmes for younger children then why not?  It really doesn't matter what your friends think as long as you enjoy what you watch.

  • Hi Vicki

    I started my periods a couple of months ago and everything has been going normally, but i only have about 10 pads left which need to last me for about 3 days and am scared to ask my mum for some more, also my friend is actually on birth control because she has been on her periods non stop for nearly 30 weeks and super heavy flow. I am really worried that that is going to happen to me! Thanks in advance :D

    Firstly there is no need to be embarrassed to speak to your mum about new supplies, simply ask if she can pick you up a new pack next time she goes out shopping. As for your friend, this is a very extreme case and highly unlikely to happen to you, so please don't worry.

  • Vicki, what TV shows do you watch? And what channel?
    Please

    I am not a big watcher of TV shows, as Ask Vicki keeps me pretty busy. I prefer to listen to music whilst answering your questions.

  • I have all the symptoms that I'm ginna start but havent seen blood yet! Please help me figure out if I might start soon...

    The best way of knowing when you period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION ABOUT DISCHARGE & PERIODS, you have ignored them all & I'm am very very very very worried!!!!

    I'm sorry if you haven't been able to locate your response.  Please resubmit and I will answer as soon as possible.

  • Hey Vicki. What bra size am I? Band:32inches. Bust: 41inches. Ps. I am wearing a 36B right now and I don't like how it fits at all. And I'm 11. Thx.
    Molly123

    Your bra size is a 36DD but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • Dear Vicki
    I am 15 and have not started my period yet, I have had
    Discharge for a while and I was doing a ridding competition
    On my horse. When I got home and went to the bathroom there were
    These dark patches on my underwear like these black spots about the
    Size of a pebble!
    Was this my period or was it from the riding?
    Thanks
    Eve

    These black marks might well have been your first period so be sure to ask your mum for some sanitary towels and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • What bra size am I?? Band: 83 bust: 104.3 thx Vicki
    Panda bear123

    Hi PandaBear123, your bra size is a 38C but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • Hi! I'm 15 years old and I still haven't started my period. All my other friends apart from one have and I'm worried that I'll get teased. I'm small for my age, I'm 5 ft and fit aa bras. My mum started her period when she was much younger than me and hit puberty way earlier too. When will it happen?

    Try not to worry and remember that we're all different with bodies that develop at different rates to others.  the best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Hi vicki
    i started my period yesterday and i'm only eleven none of my friends have developed as far as me and 'm so upsset and scared please reply
    from chloe

    Hi Chloe, try not to worry and remember that we all develop at different rates to each other.  Girls can start their period any time between the ages of 8-18 and you will find that some of your peers will be starting their periods very soon too.  Try to remember that periods are a perfectly natural occurrence for every girl so there really is no need to fear them.

  • Hi Viki,
    I am really worried.
    I have had all these things happening to me for a Long time:
    LOADS of discharge (for 3-4 years now)
    Big moods swings
    Under-arm hair
    Pubic hair
    Breast development
    Spots
    Headaches
    Greasy skin and hair often
    .......but still no period.
    Nearly all my friends have had their period I feel really left out.
    I'm so scared that it will never happen coz my mum said that not every woman has a period But it's very rare.
    Will I start soon if I ever start?
    Thanks so much

    Try not to worry as because you've been releasing discharge for quite a while, I guess your period isn't too far away now.

  • Hi! So every one tells me I am so skinny. But most of the time I don't see it. I feel like I am bigger than most people. Like what I see in the miror is bigger than I actually am. I don't know why i see something different than everyone else. I am 13 and weigh 102

    Thanks, ally

    Hi Ally, it is very normal for teenagers to feel a little self conscious about their body and generally there is nothing to be worried about, but if you feel you have an issue with your perception of your body image, then please have a chat to your parents and they will be able to speak to a medical professional who will offer you help with this issue.

  • On average how much would you say a 5ft3 14 year old girl will grow over the next year?

    It would be difficult to say as every 14 year old girl is different.

  • I'm 14 and I'v had my period 3 times. Next year I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks, is there a pill you can take to delay your period for 2 weeks so you don't get it over your holiday?

    Some doctors will prescribe medication to delay your period, but in my opinion it is far better to use tampons and pads and manage your period as you would normally.

  • On average how much do teenage girls breasts grow in a year?

    It would be imposible to say as every teenage girl develops differently.

  • hi vicki,
    i was trying to put in a tampon and i got about half way and i took it out. after i took it out, there was a small dollop of creamy yellowy stuff on it. ive had dischare lots of times before but i dont know if this was it. do u think it was discharge? if not, what was it?

    also, where does a tampon go in because i dont know if i put it in the right place
    thanx xxxxxxxx

    You should only use a tampon when you are releasing menstrual fluid as inserting a tampon dry can cause tiny tears to appear on the walls of the vagina which might then lead to infection.

  • im 12 and I still haven't started my period and im worried I will not start in ages. but Im always moody and im getting stressed out about going into year 8 this year. what should I do .x

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • HI Vicki this is quite important,
    I have nits.I have found lice and eggs but I am on my holiday and there are no shops near by so how do you recommend I treat the thank you so much

    A most effective way of treating nits is to use a cheap hair conditioner and a fine toothed comb.  If you completely saturate your hair in the conditioner, the nits will be unable to stick on to the hair strand so by combing through with a fine toothed comb, you can then remove them.  Be sure to do this consecutively for a few days to make sure you've got them all.  Alternatively, you can buy some treatments from the chemist when you are close to one.

  • whenever I try to put a tampon in there's a small string of skin over my vagina that gets in the way. I don't think it's a normal hymen and I'm scared of what it could be. I'm 14 by the way do you know what it is? Thankyou xx

    Talk to your mum or guardian and ask that they arrange a visit to your GP for peace of mind.

  • Hi Vikcki ,
    Please answer this ASAP as I am ,really embarrassed and nervous about it...
    So I was looking at my reproductive system and I noticed it looked a bit wet so I wiped it with toilet roll and this stringy clear liquid stuff was there ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ is this discharge or what??? And if it is how long do you have it for before you start your period (minimum and maximum)
    Thanks
    Emma xx

    Try not to worry as this is discharge and it is perfectly normal.  It is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives and this is usually between 6-12 months.

  • Hi Vicki
    I am going into secondary in September and I would like to get a boyfriend but my mum says that I'm not allowed to have one . How would I tell her if I get a boyfriend cos I'm scared she might say no . Please answer ASAP !
    Issy xx

    Hi Issy, starting Secondary School is such a big step for young girls and boys, you might find that having a boyfriend complicates matters at a time when you should really be concentrating on settling into school and forming new friendships.  So why not get to know some boys as friends for now and leave getting a 'boyfriend' until you're older.

  • Hi...
    I'm 14 I don't know what's happening with my feelings towards my boyfriend. We have just recently started going out again. We have been off and on for the past 3 years. My friends don't like me going out with him and my family doesn't either. I have my own mind so i take in their opinion but i make up my own mind. I love my boyfriend but sometimes i'm not always in love with him. I don't know whats happening? I'm confused on what to do? Please help... any advise would be great. xx

    It seems that your relationship is a little unsteady as you've broken up three times already.  You have to decide if this is because your family and friends don't like him or is there something fundamentally not quite right between you both.  Only you will know the answer to this so you really need to think long and hard about how you really feel.

  • Hi vicki,
    I've started my period but lately when I've been getting discharge, it's been like a reddish, brownish colour and there's an odor. Also my vagina has be itchy a lot lately. I was just wondering if you could help me out and see what I can do.

    Thank you.

    The reddish brown coloured discharge you have noticed is your period so be sure to ask your mum or guardian to buy some sanitary towels for you and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.  You might like to try Lil-Lets teens Frehen-Up wipes as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Vicki I'm going swimming in braintree tomorrow with a friend and I don't wear tampons because I'm scared and don't won't to and my period has just started so what should I do?

    As there really is no alternative to tampons for sanitary protection whilst swimming, you might like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especailly for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Lately, my mum has been really rude to me and gets angry very easily. I am not sure whether it is PMS or she is just being mean or she is upset about something! I want to tell her but I have no idea how to ask. Please help!! :D

    Talk to your mum and mention that you are worried about her as she seems rather angry lately.  This is just an idea but you can offer to make her a cup of tea or coffee once in a while and run her a bath surrounded by some scented candles to show you care. 

  • I am 14 and haven`t started my period is this ok?

    This is perfectly fine as girls can start their period any time between the ages of 8-18.  The best way of knowing when this might happen is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Hey vikkkk
    I have had discharge for a month and it has been yellow but a week a go it turned brown and from sunday til saturday it got really heavy and soaked my knickers. Today(sunday) it stopped. I didn't tell my mum beacuse I wanted to see if it stopped and it did. Does ur discharge normally change colour?? I'm not sure on discharge cuz I have only had it for a month. Plzz tell me if this is normal. From annabelle

    Hi Annabelle, brown discharge can often present itself as a first period so be sure to ask your mum for some sanitary towels and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Hi what do u do if you have really bad period pains in class???

    Ask your mum if it is ok for you to keep a painkiller with you just in case your stomch cramps are too bad.

  • Hey I'm suzzanna
    I've had discahrge for just a week and its got quite heavy should I use a tampon?? Xx

    Hi Suzzanna, you should only ever use tampons to absorb mentrual blood as inserting a tampon dry can cause tiny tears to appear on the walls of the vagina which might lead to infection.  Lil-lets teens liners are ideal for keeping you feeling fresh and clean down there  so why not give them a try,.

  • Some times I walk my dog on my own and I get pains in the lower part of my body, normally I think it might be better to keep walking but it hurts to much so I have to walk home in pain. what should I do to help stop or lower the chances of this happening? xxx

    If gentle exercise isn't helping, you can try using a hot water bottle, having a soak in the bath or if the pain is too bad, ask your mum or guradian for a painkiller.

  • If I wear a tampon whilst swimming, will the tampon absorb water from the pool ?? Becuse I don't want to leak if the water is being absorbed as well as my period! Please help

    The tampon will not absorb the water from the pool if it is fully inserted high enough into the vagina so only the cord is showing.

  • Vicky
    next summer (a long way away I know) my dad and sister are not coming on holiday with us, so it will just be me and my mum for a week in a caravan by the sea. Yesterday, I asked my mum if I could invite a friend as company so my mum could have some time to herself. she is warming to the idea now, but I just need to give her one last push so I can start planning with my friend! can you think of a good reason to let me take a friend? bare in mind we will be going into year 10 next summer!
    Skylar x

    Hi Skylar, just give your mum some time as you've already asked her if you can take your friend away with you.

  • So I've been trying to use tampons now for about a year, and no matter what I can always feel them. I've checked numerous times to make sure they're in the right way, and that they're up far enough and aren't crooked. I have very weak pelvic floor muscles and I was wondering whether that could be contributing to this problem? If not, are there any other suggestions you have for me because I'd much prefer to use tampons than pads!

    Why not consider using our Lil-Lets non applicator regular or super tampons, they are shorter than other brands and ideal for first time users.

  • My bra size is only a 32aa and I wear non padded crop tops and stuff but I feel like I need more coverage. Do u think I should ask my mum for a padded bra or is that pontes becuase of my small bra size?
    Dorothy ๐Ÿช

    Hi Dorothy, talk to your mum and see what she thinks you should do as it is possible to buy bras with slight padding that might stop you feeling so self-conscious.

  • Hi Vicki!
    Ok, so my period is due when I go to Belgium to commemorate WW1 with my teacher and my one 1 friend. I am going on a coach, will they have sanitary bins? I'm freaking out, because I have to do a 5 HOUR journey and if I'm on my period I don't like telling people and if I have to tell the teacher who is going with me I will feel really embarrassed!!!!! Please help!!!!

    Please try not to worry as there should be some receptacle on the coach to dispose of your used sanitary towel.  Just in case there isn't, to be prepared when you go to change by taking a small bag in which to place the used sanitary towel and then keep it in your bag until the coach stops and you can get to another bin.   Enjoy your trip to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of World War I.

  • Hi Vicki! I wouldn't say that I'm insecure or I'm not confident but lately I've been feeling like I'm fat and bloated and that this is the reason why I don't have very many friends at school. My mum says that it is complete rubbish and that I'm not really and my peers are just jealous of me. I don't agree and I have sobbing sessions sometimes because I want to be thin but I can't be and when I go on diets they don't work. I don't think mum understands so what do you think?
    Thanks Brodie

    Hi Brodie, I think during puberty the body goes through so many changes it is very normal to feel you look differently even a little curvier. It can take time to get used to your new shape, but trust me dieting is the not way forward. Exercise and eating a healthy diet is key to keeping yourself fit and looking fab.

  • Should I were a pantyliner for light discharge if so what brand/type
    And should I use your freshen up wipes xxx

    Yes absolutely, Lil-Lets teens Liners are ideal for keeping your underwear fresh and clean and our new Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes are also great for keeping you fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi vicki,

    Is it normal for your discharge to smell after you have finished your cycle?
    Please answer this questions as I'm very concerned & worried

    Thanks once again.

    It is perfectly normal to notice an odour from your discharge after finishing your period so try not to worry.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hey vicki,

    When you go back to having normal discharge is that when you know your period has finished?
    Please answer this Becasue I'm unsure weather I've finished my cycle.

    Thanks a lot x

    You will know that your period has finished because you will stop releasing menstrual blood.

  • How can you play sports but still be on your period

    Periods should never interfere with the things you enjoy doing in life and just think to yourself that women athletes have won races and broken records whilst being on their period.  Just make sure that you have adequate sanitary protection and your period should make no difference to playing sport.

  • I was wondering whether you could recommend a towel or liner that is quite when you open it because the previous ones that I have used arn't very quite or discreet

    I would recommend our Lil-Lets Freshlock towels with their whisper wrapper, quite possibly the quietest wrapper I have ever found.

  • Hi. So my boyfriend wanted to have sex with me and told me he would break with me if I didn't. Finding his behavior inappropriate, I kind of punched him. He now talks to his friend and says that I am a monster. I don't really care but I don't want people to look disgustedly at me.
    AmeliaRose2002

    Hi Amelia, good for you, for letting this boy know he could not blackmail you. And don't worry about what people say, the truth is, that others will know now that you are not someone who can be messed with.

  • well I just started my period and it hasn't came for 2months & no im not pregnant... whats happening?

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regualr period.

  • Hey Vicki, can I do waxing with my sellotape?!

    No, never this adhesive would very abrasive and could cause irritation to the skin, plus I am not sure it will actually be any good for removing hair.

  • hey soooo i feel like puberty has made me much uglier- like i feel so fat and ugly looking and i looked better 2 years ago D: is it normal - will i get pretty. I'm 15 btw.

    You are not alone in this type of thinking and lots of teenagers find puberty can impact on their self confidence at a time when they want to feel fabulous. Be patient in no time at al you will start to feel more comfortable with your appearance and new shape.

  • How old should you be when you start open mouth kissing? Thanks

    I think in your teen years is appropriate and for me 14 and over is appropriate.

  • Hi, i'm 12 and have been getting heaving discharge that it gets messed up in my knickers and i also feel it when i shower! My mum tells me to clean in the shower but i've heard it actually cleans the vagina? WHAT SHALL I DOOOO!!

    You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.  Discharge is a clear mucus that is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and tells us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.

  • Why do your boobs start to feel different.?

    Breast buds are the first signs of breast development and they are small raised lumps that sit behind the nipple and comprise of milk glands, fat, tissue and muscle.

  • Hi Vicki
    ๐Ÿ“Here we go,
    Every time i go to bed with my younger sister (aged 7) she always tries to passionately kiss me and she even pulls her PJ bottoms down and hugs ne whilst naked down below. Is this natural or am i just freaking out? I don't want to tell my mum or step-dad as it will be really awkward... Please help me ... What shall i say to her?!?! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    love Elody xx

    Tell her that her behaviour is inappropriate and makes you feel uncomfortable.  She is only 7 so really doesn't properly understand what she is doing so just explain that if she doesn't stop, you will have to tell your mum.

  • Hi, after I go for a wee and wipe down there it stings on the left side of my vagina and I'm getting worried. What could it be? C x

    You might have a slight infection so be sure to drink lots of water and ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP to get this checked out.

  • Hi Vicki, It's Brodie again,
    After you replied and said that this was my first period, I found my discharge went milky-white again. Does this mean it wasn't really my period? I'm going on holiday on Thursday and I need to know soon-ish please! Also thank you so much for your answer and this is an amazing website to be on and to have found!
    Thanks again! Brodie Xxxx

    Hi Brodie, try not to worry as it is perfectly normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle.  Howerver, in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period so it might be a good idea for you to take some sanitary protection on holiday.

  • Hi vicki
    Im 10 and have had discharge for 6 or 7 months
    my mum and my older sister got there period when they were 12
    any ideas when I will get mine?
    thanks miaxxx

    As you've already been releasing discharge for quite a while, I would guess that your period isn't too far away and we don't always follow our family members at being the same age starting our period so try not to worry.

  • I'm fourteen now and I was texting this boy I liked at school and he asked for sexy photos of me so I took my clothes of and started posing (with stuff covering up my boobs and vagina). I took the photos and sent them to him and he texted back saying that I was sexy and then I went into school the next day and found out he's BBMd the photos to everyone! Help I don't know what to do 'cos loads of the boys slap my bum and call me a naughty girl and the other day I ran to the toilets and cried. What can I do?

    You cannot change what has happened and I hope now you have learned that you should never send photos of yourself in any intimate poses to others. You may want to have a chat to this boy face to face and inform him that his actions were illegal and could involve the police being involved.  Forwarding photos of a minor (under 16) is unlawful in this country.

  • My under arm hair grows really fast, like every day I shave,
    How could I prevent that?

    There is nothing you can do to prevent the growth of underarm hair and it is a normal routine for girls to shave their underarms daily or 2 or 3 times each week.

  • Hi vikki can I just say that i love your website it has helped me understand growing up a lot xx
    How can I get tampons without my mum knowing I hate using pads but I feel too scared to ask for tampons
    Thanks from Dee

    Hi Dee, thank you for the support.  Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed talking to her about wanting to wear tampons.  You might like to ask for her permission to request a free sample from us by following the link from the home page of this website.

  • In the days leading up to my. I have pain all across my lower back. Is this normal since most people get cramps on their sides?

    Actually menstrual cramps can be noticed in your lower tummy, lower back, groin and the top of your legs, so this is very normal and generally some gentle exercise is all you need to do to ease this discomfort.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I just got my period for this month. I've been getting it for about 3 year now and I have not gotten use to it because its extremely heavy (I need to change one of the thickest and most absorbent pads every hour and half). In two days I have to go out to a water-park (not to swim) and the toilets are really bad. I don't use tampons. I will not to buy any pads so try not to suggest any to me in the reply. What can I do to cope with a really heavy period when I'm there???

    There are a wide variety of pads out there that will capture your heavy flow and my advice would be to try our Lil-Lets Freshlock night pads as they are longer and more absorbent than a day pad.

  • I have looked "down there" a few times and noticed that in my vagina, there is a lump that covers the opening. at the back, there is a tiny space to stick something in, but I tried pushing the lump but is stays there and covers the rest of my vagina. Is this bad?

    The hymen is a thin piece of skin that only partially covers the enrtrance to the vagina, it can be easily stretched back without the knowledge of the girl, when she is doing sport, riding a bike or by using a tampon. 

  • I know that tampons aren't recommend for people who just started, but I have dance every day and I don't think I could wear pads and dance. At one class we need to do upside down stuff. I don't know what to do!

    We only recommend that you wait until you've experienced 5 or 6 periods to allow you time to get used to your flow but nobody says that you have to do this and if you feel that you would like to try tampons, Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons are ideal for first-time use as they have been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hey Vikki
    So I play volleyball and I'm starting high school so it's a new team. I'm not in shape and I have a lot of belly fat and small boobs. I know all the girls on the team are the total opposite. I'm really nervous that I'm gonna embarrass myself because the first weeks of volleyball are just working out and exercising which I'm terrible at!! It starts in two days and I'm really nervous

    Try not to worry as by playing volleyball, you will soon get into shape. Just relax, be yourself and try to enjoy it.

  • Hi Vicki

    So my question is ive just had my period at night what do i do, do i put a pad on im really nervous my belly seems to really hurt to please help.

    Try not to worry and try Lil-Lets teens Night towels as they are more absorbent than the teens Day towels.  As your stomach cramps are quite painful, try using a hot water bottle, have a soak in the bath or ask your mum or guardian for a painkiller if the pain is too bad.

  • 76 cm under
    82 cm over
    -Emms ฮž

    Hi Emms, your bra size is a 34AA but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • Hello x
    I just wanted to ask what can I do to stop feeling uncomfortable whilst sitting down when im on period or when im not on my period ? Xx
    Thanks xx

    I don't understand why you feel uncomfortable whilst sitting down at either time as menstrual blood is released into a tampon or a sanitary towel so you have nothing to worry about.

  • I shave my pubes with a normal razor, is this what your supposed to use? Also when having sexual intercourse is it the norm to shave your pubes bald so you dont get that scratchy feel?, because when the time comes and i feel ready for intercourse with my boyfriend I dont want to be laughed at, or humiliated because my (area) is not how its ment to look... So i'm basiclly asking are you ment to shave bald or is it okay to have stubble or short hair ? What are ment to have?! Thankyou

    Shaving all of your pubic hair is a matter of personal choice and it is ok to use a razor to do this with care but not everyone does it, some choose instead to simply trim the pubic hair right back but the choice is yours. 

  • What does it mean when you haven't had your period for 4 months ?? Thnx

    During the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period so noticing large gaps is perfectly normal.

  • Hey Vicki....i haven't had my period for about 3 months now but I've been going through discharge is this normal?๐Ÿ˜ž

    It is perfectly normal to release discharge throughout your menstrual cycle and it is useful to know that in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • Hiya Vikki my bra is is 30AA but I don't wear a bra. I can hold my crop top up strapless am I in need of a bra quickly?? Also what difference type of bras r there?? Ella

    Hi Ella, there is no need to wear a bra if you do not want to and lots of women choose not to. Why not wait a few months and then ask your mum if you can go shopping for your first bra if you feel ready.

  • I don't go a day without doing alot of deep thinking about things i don't want to think about. It started off with what higher years ln school will be like(I'm year 9) but then i start getting scared about heartbreak and what it will be like when i die and how sad i will be when family dies and how bad my future life could be. Its really worrying and scarying me. I talked to my mum but it didn't help! Its making me really down and i don't no what to do?

    Puberty can be such a demanding and difficult time for teens as they struggle to come to terms with all the changes they are undergoing, it's no wonder they feel massive self-doubt and can sometimes question the mortality of family members.  But you have to look at things realistically as living a life in fear of what might happen is a life not lived.  You really must talk to your friends and more family members about how you're feeling and try to keep your mind busy by doing things you enjoy like sport, exercise or joining a club for something else you enjoy.  The busier you are, the less you will think about these negative things.  You can also talk to a counsellor at Childline on 0800 1111.

  • Hi Vicki
    I was just wondering how do you get the free samples?
    Thanks- Ashley

    Hi Ashley, ask for your mum's or guardian's permission then pop onto the home page of this website and follow the link.

  • Hi Viki. I started my period 2 years ago and it still hasn't settled into a pattern. It can sometimes be over a week before of after I'm expecting it. Is this normal or is my body still adjusting to the changes?

    As you've already been having periods for 2 years and it still hasn't regulated, ask your mum or guardian to take you to visit your GP for peace of mind.

  • hi Vicki
    when I was 12 or 13 I had bigger breasts than most of my friends but im 14 now and most of my friend breast are now bigger than mine and im not growing and I look really wierd, im a 34b wich ive been since almost the start of the year, is there something wrong with me????im going into year 10 aswell??!!!
    thanks xx

    Try not to worry as this goes to show that we are all different with bodies that develop at different rates to each other.  It is possible to notice breast development up  until your 20's so you still have plenty of time.

  • Hi Vicki, yesterday I had a poo and since then I've had really sore anus and constipation because I can't seem to poo. I sat on the toilet trying for like 15 minutes and when I wiped there was yellow stuff on the paper. I'm scared I have an anal abscess please help I'm so worried!!!

    Constipation can be eased by drinking more water and introducing more fibre into your diet from foods like green leafy vegetables and beans.   The 'yellow stuff' you noticed could have been from discharge as I seriously think you would know if you had an abcess as it would be extremely painful.

  • Is it true that when you have sex you 'queef' like wouldn't that be embarrassing? How do you not do that?

    This is something that can naturally occur sometimes but there is no need for you to feel embarrassed by it.

  • Hi Vicky, I'm 14 and I have a boyfriend and he's really nice and he never pushes me to do anything. The other day I was at his house and we were making out on the bed, when he started grinding on me, he asked me if I wanted him to stop and I was about to say yes when it started to feel nice, so I nodded. He continued doing it and we think we both had an orgasm and we both said we really liked it. We've done it 3 times now and I was wondering if this is okay/legal? Thanks sorry if it's inappropriate xx

    This is still sexual intimacy and some people would feel inappropriate, so please consider whether this is something you should be doing.

  • Hi vicki,
    If you think you like a boy who is one of your good friends should you tell him or would it ruin your friendship? If you should how do you tell him? Please help?

    As long as you are prepared to overlook the fact that he might not feel the same about you and not let it affect your friendship, this shouldn't be a problem.  Just be yourself, be honest and simply tell him that you like him.

  • Is lesbian sex video porn? And does this make me a lesbian?

    Watching lesbians having sex is a form of pornography but the same goes for anyone else too.  As puberty is a time for teens to be curious about sex due to the increase in activity of sex hormones, it is normal for them to feel attracted to both the same and the opposite sex but this doesn't necessarily mean that you're a lesbian don't be in a hurry to put a label on your sexuality just yet and see how you feel in the future.

  • what do i do when i do sports in school i have a medim to heavy flow and im scared if running?

    Try not to worry and be sure to make regular changes of your sanitary towels.  You might like to consider using our Lil-Lets Freshlock towels in Normal, Long or Night as your flow is heavy.  They are more absorbent than the best-selling brand and should provide you with the protection you need.   When you feel ready, you might also like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Super non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use and provide you with a more discreet form of sanitary protection. 

  • Hi Vicki, I was just wondering if you can take after your dad's side of the family on breast size? Cause I'm a cup size bigger than my mum. I'm in my late teens but my breasts still seem to be growing? However the only female on my dad's side was my grandmother. She was bigger than my mum's side. is it possible I take after her? xx

    Yes this is possible.

  • I fit a tampon in I don't want to ask my dad I have no other female in the family what do I do I have liners because I bought them but I am swimming in a month help please.Abby.xx

    Hi Abby, as there is really no alternative to tampons for sanitary protection whilst swimming, you might like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons which are ideal for first-time use as they have been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hi vicki
    My friend started her period on the 14th she hasn't got fully grown breast well she hardly has any anyway um she said she went to the toilet and she had read and white stuff all in her pants but she never knew why discharge is and she never had it I'm not sure if she's lying but is it possie for her to start
    From chocoholic ๐Ÿซ

    Hi Chocoholic, the 'red stuff' your friend said she noticed in her underwear was her period but there is no way of knowing if she was telling the truth or not so just give her the benefit of the doubt.

  • Me and my sister fight loads because she treats me like crap loads. Whenever I tell her to back off, she tells on me and my parents say I'm being patronising. I know I am sometimes, but she crosses the line a lot. She also never apologises and always blames everything on me. She sometimes bursts into tears and storms off and it makes me feel awful but when I try to comfort her, she just hurls abuse at me. I feel like crap and I'm not eating properly now either. Help.

    The thing to remember here is that both you and your sister are going through puberty which can be such a difficult and demanding time for young girls and boys so although you don't think it at the moment, your relationship will hopefully get better as you get older.  In the meantime, why not suggest that you both sit down with your parents and try to express why each of you gets so annoyed with the other.  By talking through your differences, you will hopefully find a way forward to a happier, more respectful relationship.  Please don't forget to eat properly too as not doing this can lead to serious problems with your development.

  • Hi Vicki!
    So I'm 12 and all my friends in my class have large breasts but I don't although considering I am only 4 ft 8, I thought that was normal! But I was an 'early bloomer' but never 'bloomed' anything, is there anything wrong?

    Try to remember that we are all made in different shapes and sizes and we all develop at different rates to each other too.  It is possible to notice breast development up until your 20's so you still have plenty of time.

  • Hey Vicki! I'm 12 and I know that I need b
    To be wearing deoderant but I'm scared to ask my mom if I can. What should I do?

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed asking her if you can wear deodorant.  I'm sure she already knows that it is normal for young girls to sweat more during puberty and deodorants or antiperspirants are great for keeping any odours to a minimum.

  • I'm going on a swimming holiday and I'm worried my period will come at a bad time, is a better option to delay it using medication or just use a tampon although I'm scared it will come whilst I am near a pool in a bathing suit!!

    I am not a huge fan of taking medication to delay your period, especially when tampons are so discreet and convenient to use.

  • As I'm scared my period will come at a bad time on holiday and I will be swimming, is a better option to get medication to delay it or to use tampons??

    Try to remember that periods are a perfectly natural occurrence for every girl so if your period arrives whilst you're on holiday, you might like to give Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons a try as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • So I'm going on holiday in 3 days and my period is due but I'm extremely worried I will get it whilst swimming or on a beach. I'm just teriified that when I come out the water it will leak all down my swimming costume. Please help ASAP

    Try not to worry as by making regular checks, you will know if your period has arrived and then you can try using Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.  Have a great holiday and please try not to worry.

  • hi x

    my mum bought me lil-lets teens day onces but they seem very small and dont cover all blood spots and she got me 2 packets i did ask for bigger once for night and they are much better what will i do x

    thanks please help :)

    Lil-Lets teens Night towels are more absorbent than the Day towels but if you find that your flow is too heavy for the teens towels, you might like to consider trying our Lil-Lets Freshlock towels in Normal, Long and Night as they are more absorbent than the best-selling brand.

  • THERES A BOY IN MY CLASS I LIKE AND I DONT KMOW HOW TO MAKE HIM TO LIKE ME BACK AND YOU HELP ME PLEASE XX

    Check out my blog link on First Love for help with this.

  • I'm a large a cup at 14, will my boobs ever grow bigger and when do they stop growing?:)

    Try not to worry as it is possible for breasts to continue to develop up until your 20's so you still have plenty of time.

  • When should I start shaving my legs?

    Talk to your mum or guardian to see what she thinks.

  • Hi Vicki
    I have this ex best friend and we fell out because she ignored me while we were travelling home on a school trip and txt who is now her new best friend and then cheekily fell asleep on me now she ignores me and has turned all the girls from our dance school friends against me so every time I go to dancing I'm alone but at school she has a new group of friends so I'm not hurting her I haven't spoken to her for nearly six weeks but can't seem to forget her although I want to plz help !!!!!

    For more help with this, check out my blog on Keeping and Making friends.

  • Hi Vicki! Recently I bought a bra in M&S's Angel range that said 34 AA but I didnt try it on because we were in a rush and my mum said if it didnt fit we could just take it back but when I got home it was actually a 36AA (it said on the hanger 34 AA but obviously had been mixed up) but I tried it on anyway and although it was a little on the big side it felt comfy and it gave support so I decided to keep it, is this okay?

    This is absolutely fine.

  • hi vicki is it normal to get pains in your back and round the chest when your coming up your having your first period

    it is normal to experience back pain with periods but the pains you feel in your chest should be checked out with your GP so please talk to your mum or guardian.

  • Hiya Vicky, I've got a discharge, and I've read the other answers so I know it is normal for my age, 12 (nearly 13), but I haven't told my mum or dad and I read that I could try panty liners, but I don't want to ask my mum about it, as im really embarrassed, so do you have any advice to keep my panties fresh?

    Try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed about wanting to wear pant liners.  You can start the conversation by asking if she will grant you her permission  to request a free sample from the home page of this website or you might be interested in trying a Summer offer that is available at the moment in which you can buy a packet of our Lil-Lets teens Day towels and get some of our liners absolutely free.  Lil-Lets teens Liners will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hi Vicki I started my period a few months back and everything was fine, at the moment I'm on holiday and want to use a tampon how do I know what size I need and how often should you change them?
    Thanks, Lucy 13

    Hi Lucy, you might like to consider using our Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls and all it takes is a little practice.

  • Hi Vicki

    im 10 yrs old and I already have boobs and I wear crop tops, I measured my boobs and im 64cm under the busts and 66cm on the busts if I was to wear a bra what size would I be?

    thxs, xx

    Your bra size is 30AA but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • my question is is a crop top a good thing to wear before a bra??

    Absolutely yes.

  • Hi, I have had 2 periods I think but with like 3-4 months between them. But they wasn't proper periods it was a really light flow and was just brown kind of discharge. Are these periods and when will it start properly?
    C x

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • Hi vicki, I'm 13 and I've started my periods yesterday but I only realised today when I went to the toilet in the morning.. and I've changed my pants and pads but how regularly will I change my pads? Especially when I'm going to school, how many should I take with me?

    Congratulations.  Sanitary towels should be changes every 3-4 hours so just keep a couple of changes in your school bag and you should be fine.

  • Hi Vicki,
    This Candie again so I've been having this hairs on my leg they are blonde but they're turning black in the sunlight and I'm 12 years young but I don't know what is my mom wont let me shave because she scared that I'm gonna cut myself on accident and I need to know how to prevent this or if I can or can't
    -Candie

    Hi Candie, it is normal for hair to turn lighter in the sun and you might like to ask your mum to show you how to shave your legs so you will know how to do it safely.

  • What is the best way to mange spots and having healthy, clean skin?

    Sticking to a good cleansing routine, concentrating on the T. zone will help to keep your skin healthy.  You should also try sticking to a healthy diet, drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.

  • So I'm nearly 11 and I haven't had my first period yet but my mum had her first period at11 so can I wear liners now or not xx guccigoo

    We don't always follow our mums at being the same age starting our period and the best way of knowing when our period might arrive is when you've been releasing dicharge for between 6-12 months.  Lil-Lets teens Liners are ideal for keeping you fresh and clean down there.

  • Should you be concerned if you are having a lot of discharge every day?

    Try not to worry as it is normal for girls to release a lot of discharge at times and you might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners as they will help to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Can it make you feel strange or making you feel left out if you do not have them at the same time.

    Many young girls feel like they're missing out on something if they don't start their period around the same time as their friends but you should really try not to worry and remember that we're all different with bodies that develop at different rates to each other.  The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Does pumice stone really remove body hair permanently wen used for a while??

    To my knowledge, pumice stones are used to remove hard skin from the soles of the feet, removing hair with one would make the skin rather sore.

  • Hair butt cheeks and inside darker and thicker ones?????
    Help??

    This is perfectly normal so try not to worry.

  • I have some fine hair on mr breast and I plucked one out and it Wah half blonde and then lightish black , I'm dark haired btw
    Is this normal and why is it half blonde??
    I also found a few blonde hairs 2!

    You should leave the hairs alone as it perfectly normal to notice fine hair all over your body and they are hardly noticeable if they are fine and blonde.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Can you tell me if you receive wipes in the sample packs?
    Thanks! xoxo

    Yes you do.

  • Hi this is more of a he lot hing for others I have loads of spots on my t-line and no matter what face wash I used nothing worked!๐Ÿ˜ญ and I was very self-concious however I recently started using a neutrogena face wash and moisturiser after the first wash I saw improvements I would recommend trying this however as we are all different it may not work for you it's isn't to pricey but it's a little expensive hope his helps xx

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi viki for my last few periods I have had diarrhea with it is this a coincidence or is something wrong? Thanks in advanced ๐ŸŽ€

    It is normal for some women and girls to experience this with their period and believed to be caused by the muscles that surround the uterus contracting.

  • Hi Vicki,

    I am 11 years old and my nipples are dome shaped. You can sometimes see it through my clothes. I don't wear a proper bra at the moment, just a training bra.

    Try not to worry and allow some time for your breasts to fully develop.

  • Can I have a free sample of the lil-lets pantiliners the lil-lets night towels the lil-lets day towels the lil-lets day towels the lil-lets freshen up wipes the lil-lets starter pack











    Our teens free sample backs can be obtained by first asking for your mum's or guardian's permission and the popping on to the home page of this website where you simply follow the link.

  • I am 16 and having help from doctors to start my period by taking tablets. Should I tell my friends? I think I can trust them :)

    This really is your decision and it may be that for now you should keep this news to yourself and until your period has arrived.

  • what is discharge

    Discharge is a clear mucus produced by the glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works not only to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection but also to let us know that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm nearly 10 years old and am wearing crop tops. I'm not sure when I'm going to start needing a trainer/starter bra. I know this doesn't really sound like a problem but I have quite big boobs considering that I'm not very big.
    I don't really want to ask my mum about it.
    Growing up seems really scary to me, please help. โ™กโ™กโ™ก

    Please try not to worry as puberty is a natural process for everyone and there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed talking to your mum as she was a young girl once too.  You can start the conversation by asking how old she was when she first started wearing a bra.

  • Hi vicki,
    I'm just wondering if you can answer my question about periods, I'm too embarrassed to speak to my mum about stuff like this, as she just tells me to stop asking questions I want answers to!
    Thankyou for your support

    Please submit your questions.  I'm happy to help.

  • What to do if you have really bad period pain in the middle of class?!

    In the event of you experiencing bad period pain at school, ask your mum or guardian if you are able to take a painkiller with you so you can take it if you need to.

  • Help Vicki!!!
    My mum told me that when she was little and had her period, she said it was painful but I didnt know which part, but she said it was painful in het legs, and, she thinks she even was sick! She couldnt go to school even! The pain was so bad! Im scared Ill have it! Is there amy chances Ill have the pain the same as my mum? I just had my first period btw.
    thanks xxxx

    As you've already experienced your first period, I would try not to worry as not everyone experiences stomach cramps as severe as your mum did and even if you do, there are things you can do like taking gentle exercise, using a hot water bottle, having a soak in the bath or if the pain is too bad, you can take a painkiller.  You can also visit your GP if none of this helps so please try not to worry.

  • How do I know I'm getting ready to start my period because I don't want to start it on holiday and I'm a lot chubbier than the kids in my class what should I do

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Hi vicki I'm 13 I haven't started my period yet but I have a bit of hair down there and I have hade discharge for about 4-5 or Maby more but my mum started hers at 12 and all my fiends have started there's it quite embarsing๐Ÿ˜ณwhen will my period come

    Try not to worry as we don't always follow our mums at being the same age starting our period but as you've been releasing discharge for 4-5 months, I would guess that you haven't too much longer to wait.

  • Do you live in Burningham?
    Its in the middle of the country..I think?

    Lil-Lets is based in Solihull, which as you say is in the middle of England.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I have 3 questions to ask you ,sorry if they are inappropriate
    Do all girls get discharge before their period
    Do all girls get cramps before their period
    And finally do you loose your virginity if a condom is used
    Thanks
    Annie๐Ÿ˜‰

    Not all girls release discharge beofre their period arrives.  Not all girls experience stomach cramps with their period and finally, you would lose your virginity if a condom is used.

  • hi vicki I am 13 years old and i get teased because i havent started my period i aslo feel very left out because all of my friends have it could you please give me a estimation of when i will get my period i wear a crop top and my boobs are
    visible when wearing clothes also my pubic hair has been growing for 2 years and more it is thck curly and covers the whole area also i have underarm hair which needs to be shaved every couple of weeks i have also had vaginal discharge for more than 6 months thank you

    As you've been releasing discharge for 6 months already, I would guess that your period isn't too far aways now so try not to worry.

  • Hi Vicki
    I am Lucy.
    There's this guy named Joe and we like each other a lot. Sometimes he gives me flying kisses which make me feel he wants to have ses with me... what do you think about this?

    Hi Lucy, I'm sure that Joe's flying kisses are just a friendly gesture saying he likes you.

  • hi vicki this is arin my had her period whilst pregnant with me im worried if i might get that hen im older thanx

    Try not to worry as just because this happened to your mum doesn't mean the same will happen to you when you are much older and ready to have a baby.

  • hello!๐Ÿ˜Š
    I have had my period for about a year and half, and my periods only come every other month, I'm not worried about it. If anything I'm mostly pleased about it because who likes periods? but I just wanted to check if this is normal? thanks!
    Emily xx

    Hi Emily, during the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take up to 2 years for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period so try not to worry.

  • Vicki, when on your period would you leak in shower or bath?
    Please answer xxxxx

    Yes you would leak into the shower or bath.

  • Hey Vicki so I had my third period at the start of the month but I just woke up with a huge brown patch (the period is usually brown) in my BRAND NEW WHITE PANTIES!! HELP!!!!!!!! :o
    From Bri

    Hi Bri, try not to worry as this was due to ovulation.  You might like to consider using Lil-Lets teens Liners to help protect your underwear and keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Vicki, can you flush a tampon down the toilet after you use it?
    My pshe teacher tought us that you can, but I think shes wrong.
    You cant can you???
    Thanks xx

    Tampons should be disposed of by placing in the receptacle usually provided in public toilets and if you are at home, they should be thrown away with normal household rubbish.

  • hi Vicki at the moment i am using pads but i want to try a tampon but i'm scared of putting it in my vaginal! And should i keep using a pad?
    thanks Rebecca xxx

    Hi Rebecca, all it takes is a little practice and it's never been easier to try tampons than now as Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.  We recommend that you first try on day 2 or 3 of your period when your flow is at its heaviest as this will make the tampon easier to insert.  It is important to be relaxed before inserting the tampon at a slant towards the base of your spine.  For more help with this, click on the Lil-Lets video link on How to use a non-applicator tampon.

  • Hi vicki 72 under bust 80 but what is my bra size?

    Your bra size is a 32AA but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • Will my spots ever get any better? I'm fifteen and I've had spots for as long as I can remember so I hope they get better. If they don't get any better how can I stop them from being so bad? Thanks

    Ask your mum or guardian to book an appoinment with your GP for some more effective treatment.

  • Hi Vicki!!!
    I'm Lucy I have a huge crush on a boy and he also does. Do you think we should tell our class or not?? He says we shouldn't!! What do we do?? We are scared that they will tease us...
    Help me!!!
    Pls.
    XOXO

    Hi Lucy, during puberty it is normal for young girls and boys to develop a crush on each other as there is a massive increase in the activity of hormones but it has to be your choice if you want your friends to know or not.  If they are really your friends they would support you.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I'm not sure why but when I see inappropriate images I get really excited and feel really tingly. Is this normal? Also I get this feeling that I need to take of my clothes and take a video of me getting changed. I'm really scared. Is there something wrong with me. I'm only 12.

    Sophia xx ๐Ÿ’•

    During puberty, it is normal for girls to experience more feelings of a sexual nature when viewing sexual material due to the increase in activity of sex hormones so try not to worry.  However, I would refrain from taking videos of yourself getting changed as someone else might get a hold of your phone and this could cause you huge embarrassment.

  • All my friends are boys and when they walk around with no shirt on I noticed that their nipples are a lot smaller than mine, are girls nipples bigger than boys or are mine abnormal?

    A boy's nipples are generally smaller than a girl's.

  • how do i know when im having a period ?

    You will notice menstrual fluid in your underwear.

  • I have strech marks on my boobs, I'm 13 does this mean my boobs are finally growing and how do I get rid of the marks? Will they be there forever?

    Stretch marks develop when skin is stretched rapidly over a short period of time so try not to worry as this is perfectly normal.  You might like to try applying some moisturiser as this will help to keep the skin hydrated and mnimise the effects.  The good thing about stretch marks is that they fade with time.

  • Hi it's tiff I'm nearly 13 and I haven't started my period yet when will I start my period ?

    Hi Tiff, the best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months and it is perfectly normal for girls to start their period any time between the ages of 8-18 so try not to worry.

  • Hey Vicki I woke up in a lot of pain this morning this is my 3rd period and never had pain like this before. I had a really high temperature , cramps so bad I couldn't move , I felt sick and literally couldn't do anything. I'm really scared I'm going to have it again tomorrow. Is there anything I can do/ any tablets your recommend to take the pain away many thanks :) btw I'm 13 .

    Please talk to your mum or guardian as taking a painkiller might help but if your symptoms persist, you should see your GP for peace of mind.

  • Is it normal to miss your period in the two months after your period started or not ? I feel like somthings not right ? I hope you can help .

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  It might be irregular like this for up to 2 years.

  • Hi Vicki,
    What would you receive in a sample pack?
    And do you receive a lil lets teens freshen up wipe?
    Thanks.โ˜บ

    Our free sample packs include a Becoming a Teen booklet, a teens Day and Night towel, teens Liners, a teens Regular non-applicator and applicator tampon.  We will also send you some of our teens Freshen-Up wipes too.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I think I started my period a few months back but it wasn't a proper one. It was really light and it was a dark brown colour. Then I hadn't had it for months after that one and I think I have started again but it's the same as the last one, light flow and brown. Is this normal and when will it start to be a proper period?

    Try not to worry as brown blood is old blood and is simply a clearing out of the vagina.  This is perfectly normal as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • Hi there,
    I have got hair down there and think my period is coming by haven't got any signs or underarm hair. I'm not worried, just curious and I'm 11 nearly 12.
    Thanks :)

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • can you use tissue aswell

    Toilet paper isn't as absorbent as sanitary towels and neither will it stay fixed in your underwear so it is very likely that you will leak.

  • I had Boobs for 1 or 2 years now and I have not had my period yet this is the second time I asked

    Olivia (*-*)

    Hi Olivia, the best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • hi Vicki
    I'm 12 (gonna be 13 soon) ... I have a boyfriend...is it something good or not?? if my parents will get to know about this they are just gonna tell me to stop this.... thanks!!

    Why not ask your parents if they would like to meet your boyfriend by inviting him round for tea one day?  Then who knows, they might get to like him too.

  • Hi Im 10 I had Boobs for 1 or 2 years now I have A little Discharge and I get cramps sometimes

    This is all perfectly normal so please try not to worry.  The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Heyy Vicki,
    Sorry if this is inappropriate...(I think mine is a silly way to ask a question).
    when I face towards north, my boobs should also face towards north right?? I mean my boobs aren't!! if my face faces north, my boobs face north-east and north-west... I feel something is wrong with me... is it something to worry about??

    Please try not to worry and allow your breasts to fully develop.  There is no such thing as two perfectly symmetrical breasts and they will naturally develop into their position.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I`m 12 and I`ve not started my period yet, but at the end of the holidays I`m going to Spain with my dad and step-mum. I`m worried about starting my period whilst I`m there and not having any towels or tampons. I`ve asked my mum if we can get some (because I don`t feel awkward talking to my mum) and she said that I`ll be fine. I do talk to my step-mum because we`re more like friends, but I`d feel awkward asking her. And I am NOT asking my dad. Help? xx

    Try not to worry and remember that periods are a perfectly natural occurrence for every girl.  You might like to consider trying our Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons as they are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.  So as long as you have some with you, try not to worry and give them a try as all it takes is a little practice.  Have a lovely time in Spain.

     

  • how to improve having clean area near the vagina

    Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes are ideal for helping to keep you feeling fresh and clean down there.

  • Hey! In a couple days I'm going to go swimming but I don't know if it's important to put a tampon on during swimming ? Is it?

    As there is no alternative to tampons for sanitary protection whilst swimming, you might like to consider trying our Lil-Lets teens Regular non-applicator tampons which are ideal for first-time use having been designed especially for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • Hi vicki. Im really sensitive about this but my boobs started growing a little over five years ago almost six and i think they are not developing properly. My cousin's boobs started growing early last year and she is already bigger than me. Im really worried they wont grow anymore. They dont have the proper rounded breast shape. Im 14. This has been worrying me for a long time now. Thank you xx

    Please try not to worry and remember that we all develop at different rates to each other and it is possible for breasts to develop up until your 20's so you still have plenty of time.  Try to be patient and look at ways of boosting your self-confidence; joining a club for something you enjoy like dance, drama or a sport would be a good place to start.

  • Hi vicki,
    I am 15 i am going into year 11 and I barely fit into a bra,
    About 2 and a half years ago my breasts became swollen,
    and tender and they would hurt constantly, ive started my period,
    2 months ago but my breasts havent grown a bit. Will they ever grow?
    I feel really self consious about it i like to go swimming but my mum,
    Bought me a bikini and i look flat chested so i havnt been swimming for
    3 years could you help please xx

    Love nelly xx

    Hi Nelly, try not to worry and remember that we are all different with bodies that develop at different rates to each other and it is possible for breasts to continue to develop up until your 20's so you still have plenty of time.  You might like to consider wearing a swimming costume or bikini with a little padding to boost your self-confidence.  Try not to let the size of your breasts affect the way you live your life and try to love who you are. 

  • Hi Vicki
    My problem is that I don't really like being in social situations, especially in busy places. I really try to make myself go to events, etc. but I always end up running home crying because I hate it so much, big then I just feel like and idiot and hate it even more. Is there something wrong with me???
    Xx

    Puberty is naturally a time when teens feel massive self-doubt due to all the physical and emotional changes that are occurring all at once so you're not alone in feeling this way.  Try to look at ways of boosting your self-confidence; joining a club for something you enjoy like dance, drama or a sport might be a good place to start.  You might also like to try some relaxation techniques like taking some deep breaths and focusing on something else when you feel panicky.  You can also talk to your parents or guardians about how you feel as this will help you cope better too.  Try to remember that feeling like this isn't your fault and you can be helped.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Well basically my mum started her period at 12 and my older sister started hers at 13 I'm now 14 and I haven't got mine? I had some distarge for a bit but now I don't really get any. I also have boobs about 32b bra size. Can you give me a rough idea about when my period will start? Do I need to be prepared with some towels or liners? Thanks x ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

    Its always a good idea to keep some pads and liners with you're when out and about and this will ensure when your period does arrive you are prepared.

  • Sorry if this is innapropriate but I have been pulling on my clit as it gives me pleasure but I now think have stretched it because it looks way too big and I'd really long, how can I stop this?:)

    Your external reproductive organs very often change in shape and size as you enter puberty and this is nothing to do with your masturbation.

  • Hi Vicky I looked on the homepage to request free samples but I could not find them on the home page could I please have the link

    Drop me a line at consumerrelations@lil-lts.com

  • I was masterbating (fingering myself) and then I wiped my vangina and there was a dot of blood, left it 2 minutes, a bigger blotch of blood. Why did this happen? Thanks, Candy Girl 6 xx

    Hi Candy Girl, this was most likely a coincidence and nothing for you to worry about.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I have been having discharge for over a year, and I have very thick hair "down there" and under my arms. About 7 months ago, I went to the toilet and there was brownish red blobs and a normal blood spot. That was ages ago and I'm scared that I will never get it. Was that my period? I have heard that you get your period arose the same age as your mum, she was 12. I'm nearly 13. Will I ever get it?
    Thank you,
    Anna

    Hi Anna, this could have been your period as they very often have large gaps between each one. So please try not to worry.

  • I might be getting my bra fitted but I'm worried if my breasts are too small, what shall I do?

    Try not to worry, there will be a variety of sizes and styles for you to try.

  • PART TWO: (M-dog) so, the popular girl clique and the popular guys clique joined together and formed the "bae" group, anyone who wasn't popular wasn't allowed to join, the only talked to each other and they made rude jokes to non-baes, I wasn't allowed to join because I had a huge fight over text with my friend (Juan) where he was swearin at me but I learned that he only did this cuz the bae leaders were with him. I still like him and it hurts whenever someone says his name and it's almost been a yr

    Try not to worry about this group of people and continue being true to yourself. You never know this boy may realise in the future that this group is not for him and want to come back and be friends.

  • PART ONE: hi Vicki, M-dog here,
    So last school year (year 8) I had this guy friend and we got really close, he never knew it but I had a big crush on him but almost at the end of last year he got invited into the "popular guys" group because the most popular girl in schools BFF liked him so he ditched me and my 2 other friends to be a popular guy and hang out with thier leader who is bad and does drugs n stuff,

    See Part Two.

  • Hi Vicky,

    I need help. I'm so self conscious about myself especially my body and skin.
    I have blackheads on my nose and chin I wash everyday every morning and every night but they are still there. I hate going out I feel different from my friends. Please help

    Molly 13

    Hi Molly, why not consider exfoliating twice a week this should help clear up your blackheads.

  • Is looking at pictures of sex considered porn?

    Yes.

  • Er, Vicki, you said you live in the middle of the country, and I think its Burningham, (or how ever you spell it) so Im going there soon and I want to find you..! Who knows mabey I will!
    I know this is stupid and very unlikely, but your like a second mother to me! But if I do, can I come up to you and say "hi".
    Btw I live in London. Thanks xxxx

    Lil-Lets is based in Solihull which is not far from Birmingham. But Birmingham is such a wonderful city I would recommend you spend time in the city centre rather than searching for Lil-Lets. Check out our fabulous library it is pretty awesome.

  • Hi vicky,I'm 15 nearly 16 and my nipples are completely different sizes as well as my boobs,I'm quite worried as I'm nearly 16,just wandered what you thought was the cause?

    Breasts continue to grow until your late teens and early twenties so please don't worry nipples are generally the last part of breast development to be noticed.

  • Hi Vicki I am 14 years old and have been getting discharge for about 2 years now, I am also a bra size 30 c and I have pubic hair, but I still have not started my period?

    I would not worry too much, discharge is very often noticed for longer than a year.

  • Hi Vicki! ๐Ÿ˜ I am twelve years old and the joker out of my group of 2 other best friends. The oldest in the group is 13 but i have just started my first period before her, i told my friends but they weren't taking it very well (mainly because i wasn't being as funny as usual ๐Ÿ˜‰) and made fun when i had to change my pads. It made me sad and i wanted to cry. What should i do? Thank you.
    Ellie xx

    Hi Ellie, it can be hard when you are known as the joker but then have something serious to discuss and need some support. Try not to be too upset with your friends I am sure they do not mean to be uncaring.

  • Hi vicki. im asking about hormones. i dont get my period so its not pmt but i get times when i feek really angry and i try to explain to my mum idk how to stop it and she gievs me a look and says oh you dont have to be so moody! i dont want to be like this and i control myself most of the time but i have times when i just want to scream but then i dont how do i control this?!?!?!?

    Please read our section on Emotions and you will see that its ok to feel this way during your teenage years and by continuing to chat to your mum about how you feel.

  • Is it normal for my period to last longer than 7 days?

    Yes a period can often last for between 2-10 days.

  • I really want to be able to use a tampon and I've been on my period for a year now and tried 3 times,once with applicator tampax,once with applicator teens lil ets and the non applicator one but I still cant do it and the video dosent help,thankyou, Ellie๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

    Hi Ellie, try inserting a clean finger inside your vagina when you are not on your period from time to time and this may help you understand how to use a tampon better. Consider using the Lil-Lets teens non applicator tampons as they are shorter and narrower than other brands.

  • Hi viki,
    Please help I'm.so confused!
    Boy just started going.to this football corts across the road from me he is going into year 9 and I'm going into year 10 And I like him. I have told some of my friends and they say he is ugly and that we don't suit. I have been taking to him on social media but in person I become really shy! And don't talk at all. What should I do?
    Thank you xx

    It really does not matter what your friends say, if you like this boy that is all that matters and I suggest you continue chatting and getting to know him.

  • is a hymen supposed to feel a bit sore when you touch it (not stretching it)? mine feels sore when i touch it with my finger

    It may feel a little sensitive.

  • is it alright to be bigger than everyone else and still have big boobs?


    billie-rae
    xx

    Hi Billie-rae, yes this is fine as we are all very different.

  • Hello Vicki. My first period was only like 3 days! Why was it so short??!! Will it ever be longer? Will it be longer as I grow up!???
    Thanksyoy xx

    Periods can vary in length and anything from 2-10 days is considered normal, but it can change from period to period.

  • when will i get my period

    A period can arrive anytime between the ages of 8-18, so it pays be patient and let your body work out the right time just for you.

  • Heeyyy! I saw a girl said that she started her period on 11/8/14!
    I did tooo!!! :D
    Heheheheheee!!!

    Here at Lil-Lets we believe that around 800 girls start their periods every day in the UK.

  • Hi vikki I found out about the lil let website by the teen starter kit I bought in may i want to ask you is it natural to get cramps when you haven't had your first period

    Yes cramps are very normal even before your period has started and caused by the maturation of your reproduction system.

  • Hi Vicki! You said that there is a new video coming out today. So which one is it? Is it the one with celebrities or the cartoon one what shows like what to dooo.
    Thanks yooouuu!

    One of our celebrity ones.

  • Hi Vicki
    I recently about a week ago submitted a question but haven't found it
    Oh well 26" above breast 27"over breast 25" under breast
    This probably isn't a relevant bra size! I'm only 10 but I'm just curious
    XxxxlivixxxX so I know it's mine!

    30AA.

  • Hi Vicki
    I have realy bad discharge and I sometimes refer to it as a swamp.
    I'm going into yr six and would like to use liners, but we have one bin in the toilets, but it is always busy because the toilets are so small, also would I still be able to use my liner if I place it in my bra strap to sneak it in the bathroom ( can bacteria get through the wrappings)
    Thanks
    Ps: thanks for ansering my question on the girl who has started her period and leaves me out xxxโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    There is no reason why you cannot wear just one liner throughout the day and you may find one of the longer liners a suitable product to try.

  • I am not sure wether I have started my period, on my pants there is a brown, sticky, stringy liquid, I have no idea wether it is my period! What could it be if it isn't my period?! X

    This could be your period so please have a chat to your mum or the person who cares for you and share this news with you.

  • Hi vikki its Kelly again

    I'm 14 and I think I'm underweight because I weigh 36kg but I want to put on more weight but I don't know how it doesn't matter how much I eat I stay the same weight and it irritates me any Ideas plz answer quickly thnx

    Some people are naturally slim and as long as you eat a healthy diet that includes protein, vegetables and carbohydrates your body will find its ideal weight.

  • Hi I was wondering if there is any way you can get pregnant without having sex

    For couples who struggle to conceive a child naturally a medical procedure can be carried out whereby the egg is removed and fertilised outside of the body and then placed back inside the female to grow.

  • Hi Vicky, I'm 14 coming up for 15 on January, I get discharge virtually every time I go loo and it's the clear stringy one, about a year ago I had a show of blood and I'm wondering when I will start my period, I've developed breasts and I am a 32A and have pubic hair it's just that I am quite worried as some of my family members started younger than me and others older than me. I also haven't got a figure yet, please help me! -Miaโค๏ธ

    Hi Mia, not everyone starts their periods at the same time as family members so please don't be worried, with so many signs of puberty already noticed I am sure your period will be with you soon...maybe even this year.

  • Hi Vicki
    What are all the signs of having a period ?
    Thanks xxx

    Lots of girls notice  discharge for between 6-12 months before the arrival of their period, or breasts and pubic hair. But for others no signs are noticed at all and their period simply arrives.

  • Hiya Vicki
    So today I got this removable brace on the top of my mouth and it's driving me mad and i can barely talk!
    What can I do?
    Thankyou

    Braces can take a little bit of getting used to, but I am sure by this time next week you will have forgotten its even there.

  • I don't have periods as I am on the Pop pill. I haven't taken the pill for 4 days and now have brown blood/discharge is this normal?

    Please read the instructions in your box of pills as it will offer you advice on how long it takes for your period to arrive once you have stopped taking the pills.

  • I just wanted to know is there a certain age or stage of your period like heavy or light that you can start using a tampon or is it for any time of your period? also i just wanted to know when you go swimmin and you are wearing a tampon will it leak everywhere?? because im scared that that will be EMBARRASING!

    Tampons are ideal to use when swimming as they prevent blood from being released into the pool and you can find a wide range of absorbencies you can use based on your flow and Lil-Lets has six absorbencies to choose from. Why not check out our Understanding Tampon Absorbencies blog.

  • hi vikki
    I have this whitish yellow stuff in my knickers I think its discharge. I sent my mum an email because I was embarresed to tell her in real life. She said not to worry about it until I'm older. I'm really worried about it espeacially because I'm going into year 7. please help me I'm really unshore what to do.
    Thanx Vikki
    Emily

    Hi Emily, this does appear to be discharge and this fluid is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection. You can find out more about this fluid by visiting the Puberty tab on the website.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I am 13 and have been having discharge everyday for 2years+. But over the past week it has been every other day and when I have had it I have to change my liner up to three times a day and when am swimming I have to get out and wipe my bikini coz of the discharge. Should I be worried by this? and Why is it doing this? Thanks from me 123xx

    Discharge can vary in colour, texture and the amount produced, so try not to worry this is all very normal and I am sure your period will be with you very soon...maybe even by the end of the year.

  • Hi, my mum and my sister both got their first periods when they were in year 7, but I'm going into year 8 so I'm 12 and haven't started! My mum thinks I'm going to start soon and got me a starter pack, but I'm worried that I won't get it until I'm much older... I've noticed my breasts get a little bigger and some whiteish/yellowey stuff in my pants, which has been happening for about 8 months, so I just want to know around when will I get my period? Thanks xox

    Not everyone starts there period at the same time as family members so please don't feel you have to prove anything. With so many signs of puberty already noticed I am sure you will not have much longer to wait.

  • Can you go swimming if you have a period?

    Yes of course, but you really would need to wear a tampon as a pad would most likely split and empty its contents into the water.

  • hi vicki. I talk more to you than I do to my mum, is this normal among other 12 year olds? I find my mum really hard to talk to. Sometimes I run through it with her and tell her how I find it hard to talk to her and she just nods and pretends she understands and for a week we'll get along fine then we'll start arguing again. It like she just doesn't understand me. Please help!

    Lots of girls find it easier to drop me a line, but mums are important too and don't worry if sometimes you do not get along this is very common and it is important to continue chatting to your mum and focus on the good times you share.

  • Hi Vicki. During my period I've noticed I get way more depressed then I usually do and I've just spent half an hour crying. What can i do to stop this?

    Accept that there wil be times when you feel a little bit low and be nice to yourself when this happens, so have a bubble bath, or phone a friend and ask her to cheer you up, better still watch a comedy that always makes you smile.

  • I'm scared what should I do ?
    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Please read all the great articles and blogs on our website and you will soon see that there is nothing to be worried about and that periods and puberty are all part of your journey to become a young adult.

  • Please help! I'm going to Alton Towers on Sunday with my friend and her parents and on Sunday we're going in the water park and I'm nearly a week overdue on my period and I've got cramps right now so I doubt I will go swimming then on Monday we're going in the actual theme park and I don't want my period to leak on any rides, how do I do this? Shall I wear 2 pads?? Please help! Thanks!

    Why not wear a pad just in case.

  • Hello, I was wondering whether I am supposed to wash during having my period as I don't wear tampons, thank you

    Regardless of whether you use tampons or pads you should wash at least once a day in this area when on your periods.

  • Hi Vicky When I was 10 I got some spotting once but now I am fourteen and I haven't had my period or spotting since what do you think the spotting was

    From Emily

    Hi Emily, it is very rare that girls will experience spotting so this staining in your underwear could have been either your hymen stretching or residue from visiting the toilet to release waste food. Try not to worry a period can arrive anytime between the ages of 8-18.

  • Hi!
    Everyone at school has bigger breasts than me and although Im fine with not having big boobs it really annoys me that all the guys like my friends with big boobs. I think its really unfair and gross. What can I do?

    Even though this may seem to be the case at the moment, trust me when I tell you that not all boys like fuller breasts and a fun personality is much more important. So be you, be wonderful and love the shape you are.

  • Hi Vicki, i am 12 and i have had discharge for about a year or so, but not my first period yet. Is there a way to know when i will finally get my first period? Thanks :P

    No one can predict the exact date your period will arrive, but discharge is a good indication that it is not too far away, so be patient and see what the rest of this year or early next year brings.

  • Hi Vicky,Im in year 8 going to 9 n i used to be friends with Girl.1 but then she ditched me 4 someone else.Then i made a new friend Girl.2,but she has a best friend and they r inseparable,i realy wnt a new bestfriend.Their in a group n coz im their frend i'm kindof in the group 2 but i cnt stop feelin as if they don't want me in the group n they think im begfriending them coz i hvnt got any friends.

    It is sometimes good to be in a large group of friends and not worry too much about having a 'best' friend. So my advice would be to make a real effort in your current friendship group to be friendly and fun.

  • 50 above
    42 below
    From Dolapo
    I am on my period and breast still small.

    This would make you a 46D and you may want to remeasure just to make sure this is correct.

  • Hey Vicky
    You see I was wondering wether taking medication such as asprin paracetamol or being ill can effect the amoun of discharge you produce because I took some Imodium and asprin as I was feeling bloated and I found a lot if discharge
    from hazel

    Hi Hazel, no medication will have any impact on your discharge, this would just have been a coincidence as discharge can vary from day to day and is caused by fluctuating hormones.

  • Does it really hurt when you start your period?

    It really is important I feel for girls to understand that periods are a very natural part of being a woman and for the majority of people no discomfort it noticed at all. For those that do feel pain it is rarely anything more than a slight tummy ache. So please don't feel anxious about this.

  • Hi Vicky,srry 4 wasting ur time.im the girl who a few weeks ago to tlk 2 Childline.i want to bt will they charge me if i call by my landline becuse if the phone bill goes up then my mum and dad will find out i've been talking to Childline behind their backs. Please help me ASAP!
    Thankyou so much!PS.Do Childline involve socail workers or trace my calls.

    All calls to Childline are confidential and free of charge, they will not show up on any bills and cannot be traced. Childline is there to offer advice and support and will help you as much as you need. So please give them a call if you feel there is a problem that needs sorting and you need to chat to professionals.

  • Hi, Vicky, what are the types and styles of bra
    Thank you

    Check our our Boobs and Bras section on the website for all you need to know about this subject.

  • Hi vicki,

    I started my period for the first ever time yesterday but overnight & during today nothing has came out? I'm getting period pains & everything. Is this normal or should I be worried?

    Hope to hear from you soon thankyou xx

    Periods can vary in their duration and this is not something you should worry about and my advice is to continue to wear a liner or pad for a day or two more, just in case there is a little bit more fluid to be released.

  • hi Vicki I have had a crush on this boy for a while and he is a couple of years older than me. at first it was just kind of liked him but now every morning when I go up to the bus stop (we get the same bus)I start to panic, it feels like my heart is stuck in my throat and sometimes I feel like I might throw up im so nervous. is this normal to feel like this?

    Yes this is very normal and as uncomfortable as it may feel it shows you are romantically attracted to this boy, so be brave smile and say "Hi" when you meet up.

  • Hey Vicki I am going to secondary school in September and I want a padded bra but my mum wouldn't let me buy one and I wear a crop top but people can see my nipples through I have a padded bikini do you think I could wear it to school under my shirt??? Thank you
    Sadie xxx

    Hi Sadie you could wear a padded bikini but it would I feel be better to have another chat to your mum explaining your reasons for wanting this type of bra.

  • Hi vikki,

    I started my period yesterday for the first ever time but, today nothing came out or did over night. Should I be worried? Or is this my actual period? I had dark brown stuff in my knickers so can you please answer this as im not sure what to think.

    Thanks x

    Dark brown fluid can be one of two things, your first period and sometimed they can be very short in duration or it could have been the residue from waste food (poo) not wiped away thoroughly after visiting the toilet. My advice would be to keep some liners or pads with you from now on, just in case your period arrives again in a month or so.

  • Hey Vicki,i am 12 and i have been having discharge for like a year or so,but no first period,is there a way to know when i will finally get my first period?

    There is no way you  can work out a specific date, it really is a case of being prepared at all times and having some pads and liners with you when out and about.

  • Hi viki
    (I am 11)I have been having discharge for about a week and a half now and have been wearing liners everyday. I have told mum about it she told me to start wearing liners. But yesterday it was really heavy and I am anxious to tell her sould I talk to her I normally do but I feel strange about telling her, sometimes I like to right her a note and put it in her drawer.
    What sould I do?

    Discharge can often vary in colour, texture and the amount produced and there is no need to speak to your mum about this if you do not wish to, she will understand and keep wearing the liners to keep both you and your underwear clean and fresh.

  • xxxxxx When do most girls start shopping for year 11 prom. i'm going into yr 11 in september but i don't really know what i want for prom cos i don't really suit dresses. I'm a tall slim long legs no boobs no bum kind of girl. I'm comfortable with my figure but i don't think strapless dresses are a good idea because my boobs are only a 32aa. what kind of dress do you think might suit my figure and where can you buy prom dresses? also do you know where you could buy catsuits so i don't need a dress?

    Promwear can be quit casual nowadays and a jumpsuit will be fine if this is what you feel most comfortable in. I would start shopping a month before the Prom and try out several different styles in different stores until you find the one that suits you best.

  • Hi Vicky,

    I've just turned 12 and I am starting to notice only little changes. Lately, my friends have been laughing at me having a flat chest and that they all have bras already and I don't. Please help me find a way to solve this problem. Thanks!

    Have a quiet word with your friends, stressing how important it is that you all support each other during puberty and ask them how they would feel if someone was teasing them about their breasts. Hopefully they will realise they have been less than supportive and stop their comments.

  • How long do you take to answer questions normally?

    I answer questions every day including weekends.

  • I started my period for the first ever time but the next day nothing came out? Is this normal? Should I be worried? I found dark brown dried up stuff in my knickers? So it this my actual period or not?

    This could have been your first period or it may have been residue from waste food (poo) if this area was not wiped thoroughly. So why not wait and see what happens over the next few months.

  • Dear Vicki,
    Help me!! I got a retainer a while ago and I keep on clicking it in and out. Yesterday when I put it in it felt looser and scared me. Every time I take it out I'm worried it will get so loose it falls out please help ASAP!!

    Ps I'm starting high school in a week!! I'm stressing out!!๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

    Thanks Mia

    Hi Mia, have a chat to your mum and ask if you can visit your dentist just to make sure the retainers is still doing its job or if it needs adjusting.

  • Hi, Vicki I have started my periods but it has been two months it's not happening, why?

    Periods are often irregular with gaps of several months between each one for the first couple of years, try not to worry this is simply your body working out the right monthly cycle just for you.

  • Hiya , I would first like to say that thanks for this whole website and everything involved around it, it has helped me so much .

    Q: my period has been really heavy and it has leaked into some of my clothes before , what can I do to stop that because I do karate and the gi or uniform is white so it would be really obvious .would you think tampons would be a better option for me? Also when I go to the toilet and I wipe a lot of blood comes on the tissue and it kinda makes me feel sick , what should I do?

    Thank you for visiting the site and I am glad to hear you find it useful. You may need a longer pad or as you say switch to tampons when being active and our Teens super non applicator tampons would be ideal. I do appreciate that when you wipe yourself after visiting the toilet it can look like a lot of blood, but the reality is that there is only a little produced and it's important to see your period as a positive thing, after all it shows your body is working just as it should and that if you wish you can have a baby one day.

  • Heyy Vicki
    well my discharge started and is making a small mark in my panties.. What do I do? I'm so worried!! XOXO

    Try wearing pant liners on a daily basis, they are ideal for keeping both you and your underwear clean and fresh.

  • Heyy Vicki!!
    before periods is it normal to get white jelly kind of thing? when I ask my mom she feels so uncomfortable talking about sexual health.. BTW thanks a lot for your help!!

    This thicker jelly substance is called discharge and a very normal part of being a healthy woman, so please try not to worry.

  • I wear a under wired bra and I'm worried because I heard it can effect your breast development? Is it true?! I dont like non-wired bras because they give me a weird shape.

    If the wired section of the bra fits you correctly then there is no reason why you should not wear it, but make sure that the wires fit under and around your bust and do not dig into the bust at any point.

  • Hi vivki I was just wondering im black and all my friends are perfect and we always meet up with boys at the park and some commenta get made that because im black that they wouldn't kiss me I don't no what to do because I feel like I will never get a boyfriend please help!!x

    We are all beautiful in our own way, regardless of our colour, so try to ignore these comments, when the right boy comes along your first kiss will be magic.

  • Hi,
    I am having alot of trouble.... even the longest pads aren't long enough me and when my period comes the pad is always completely full and sometimes go over my pad? Which pad do you recommend?

    I would recommned you switch to Lil-Lets Freshlock night time pads for use in the day and consider trying tampons to as they come in a variety of absorbencies suitable for heavy periods.

  • I'm going to Yr 6 soon and I will turn 11 in November. My family members started their periods at that age, and I've been releasing discharge for 1.2 years.
    I have 34aa breasts and mood swings and pubic hair(and pretty much all of the signs of puberty :/).
    Should I buy some pantyliners for my heavy discharge, and in case I get my period at school?
    ~TurtlesAndUnicorns

    I think it would be a great idea to take some liners or pads to school with you from now on in preparation for the arrival of your period.

  • What area is the bikini line?

    If you look at your pubic hair you will see if forms a sort of triangle, the outer edges of this triangle is what is generally referred to as your bikini line.

  • Hii Vicky,
    In the last year of primary school I had a crush on this boy and he asked me out but after that nothing much happened so I took that as it wasn't much of a relationship. Now I'm in yr 8 but I still have a crush on him. i just can't get over it! What should I do?

    Why not start chatting to this boy again and see if you can rekindle your attraction for each other.

  • Hi Vicki,
    My left boob is significantly bigger than my right because my right hasn't even started growing yet but my left has. It has been like this for two months is it normal?

    One breast often grows before the other and this is very normal, don't worry in a few months the second one will catch up.

  • I get a bit wrt and the wetness is a weird kind of colour what is it is uncomfortable and I don't know what to do?

    This is discharge and your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and free from infection, it's nothing to worry about and a great sign that your period is not too far away.

  • i like someone how should i approach them if they are surroned
    by boys

    Rather than approach them, smile for a few seconds when you see them and if they smile back you may just find they will come and approach you first.

  • When I was younger I had a cyst so they had to take away one of my ovaries. does this affect anything?

    Not really, you will still have another ovary that will and if you want to help you have a child in the future.

  • How do I tell if my boyfriend really loves me?

    Does he love being with you, is he attentive, do you laugh and have fun together. If so then I would say your boyfriend has true affection for you.

  • Hi Vicki! So I really like this guy at the park but we don't know each other and I think he likes me too because he gets really shy when he's around me, I don't know if I should ask him out or become friends first?
    Please tell me what to do and your advice, thank you so much!โค๏ธ

    Definitely friends first.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm 11 and I think I'm ready for a bra or even a training bra but I'm scared to ask my mum because I'm really embarrassed and I don't feel comfortable asking her, especially if she says no, please help me!

    Rather than ask her about you, ask her about her first time. Very often this is an ideal way of opening the conversation up to you and if you now feel ready.

  • Hey vicki

    im going on holiday in 8 days but period is late and i dont to have my period as theres going to alot of water activates and theres going to be alot of people going holiday with us and i dont want them to know im on my period what should i do ?

    Try not to worry and check out my blog on Tampons and the Summer holidays.

  • What if it doesn't happen for 2 months?

    Try not to worry as in the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.

  • Hello Vicki,
    Please could you calculate my bra size
    Underneath:66cm
    On breasts:70cm
    On top:74cm
    Thanks!

    30AA.

  • hi viki its luccia here im 11 years old and ivestared my period yerday how do i tall me mum

    Hi Luccia, you could write her a little note and pop it somewhere only she will find it, such as her make-up bag or underwear drawer. Or you could simply go and tell her that your period is here. Believe it or not, your mum was once a teenager and will completely understand how you are feeling.

  • Hey vicki this May seem weird but I'm 14 years old and I want to start wearing tampons but it won't go in and I've look up how to put it in but it won't work is it because I'm a virgin
    From xox0

    No it is not because you are a virgin, just like anything new using a tampon can take a litle practice and my advice would be to insert a clean finger inside your vagina so you can feel where the tampon needs to go, do this a couple of time and then next time your period is here you may find inserting a tampon a lot easier.

  • All the girls in my old school started their periods before me. I want to start but I'm not physically ready. Why have I not started?

    Connie xx

    Connie a period can arrive anytime between the ages of 8-18 and because we are all unique our periods only ever arrive when our body feels the time is right just for us, so try not to compare your progress to that of your friends and ensure that you are prepared for when your periods arrives.

  • Hi Vicki
    I have a crush on my best friend's brother and I don't know how to tell my best friend and if she'll still be my friend if I do.

    This is a tricky one, as very often friends struggle to understand why someone would like their brother and they often wonder to if they are being used as a way of being close to this person. Why not keep this news to yourself for a while and until you find out if her brother likes you back.

  • Hi Vicki I am 13 years old and I came off a long hour flight about a week ago and I started my period like 7 days early and now it has only lasted for 2 days.. Should I be worried? I have had my period got almost a year now...

    No this would have just been a coincidence and the flight will not have affected your menstrual cycle. Periods can often be irregular for the first couple of years to please try not to worry.

  • I'm thirteen and a bit more emotional for anything now. I was never like this before but now I am.

    Puberty can leave most teenagers upset and emotionally drained and you may find our section on emotions a good read.

  • How can I ask my mum for a bra? x

    Why not start by asking her how old she was when she got her first bra, this should quickly move the conversation over to you and if you now feel ready.

  • Hii Vicki,
    Apparently your boobs start growing a bit quicker after you start your period (I've just started my period and I'm 13.)is that true??! :-$
    Thanks x
    Le

    Hi Le, no this is not true. Breasts continue growing at their own pace into a girls late teens or early twenties, regardless of whether her period is here or not.

  • I know this isn't anything to do with puberty but I've saved a draft of an email that I would like to send to some youtubers asking them to help a hospital. Should I send it or not, I'm worried I'll sound cheeky or something cc

    I think as long as you are not asking someone to give you money for the hospital then there should be no problem in sending the e-mail.

  • Hi Vicki I am Beatrice I have got discharge about 8-9months and my bra size is 32B do u think my period is coming soon?Love,Beatrice

    Hi Beatrice, discharge is always a great sign that your period is not too far away so from now on keep some pads and liners in your bag when away from home.

  • Hey! I've noticed recently that these kinda beginners crop tops I wear are getting a bit tight. It was the biggest size they had. But when I tired one of the smaller bras and they were to big. Not sure what to do? Thanks๐Ÿ˜Š

    Why not check out M&S and BHS teenage collections, they will have something for you I am sure.

  • Dear Vicki,

    Hi! I just recently got alot of dicharge but I haven't got my period yet. I've had discharge for a year now but I just recently got alot. Does this mean I going to get my period soon?

    If so can you please answer back right away I would really like to know what going on in my body?
    Thanks for understanding,
    Shortie<3

    Hi Shortie, discharge can vary from day to day in colour, texture and the amount produced. Excessive discharge is not a sign that your period is due any day soon, but it does mean it is doing its job of cleaning our vagina and keeping it free from infection.

  • Hey Vicki! I'm 12 and not really healthy. I don't know how to bring myself to eat fruits and veges. And things like sausages and lasagna. I've tried but nobodys ever helped me ): I'm upset about it and can't bring myself to do it. Please help me Vicki. Please

    Why not mix some fruit and vegetables into a smoothie with a little apple juice, this is easy to drink and delicious too. My favourite is spinach, courgette, carrot, kiwi, sunflower seed and apple juice. Where meals are concerned ask your parents if you can try smaller portions of new foods and as you continue to try a wide variety of ingredients you are bound to find something you like.

  • Hey Vicki. I'm just wondering. Shouldn't I have discharge already? I have hair down there, buds and a little bit of armpit hair. I'm confused.

    Not everyone notices discharge or ever experiences it, but you may find that you start to see this fluid this year and about a year before the arrival of your periods.

  • is wearing just a school shirt and a jacket called being a sket (whore)

    I would not have thought so. However, if your breasts show through your shirt you may want to consider wearing a crop top, t-shirt or bra.

  • Hi Vicki,

    I had brown discharge for two days and my mom said that meant my first period was coming but it's been weeks now and I haven't gotten any discharge or a period. Was it just a freak discharge thing?
    -Emms ฮž

    Brown discharge is often your period as menstrual fluid can vary in colour; from light brown to dark red, so from now on keep some pads or liners with you when out and about in preparation for your next period.

  • Hi, I'm 13 soon to be 14 and all my friends have been wearing make up for a while now but I have never really been that interested in it - all I ever wear is a bit of mascara - but now I want too start wearing it. I know this might sound stupid but I don't know how to ask my mum if I can start wearing it because I always find bringing that kind of stuff up awkward so do you have any ideas on how I could ask her or bring it up? Thanksโ˜บ๏ธ

    Why not ask if you can be allowed to have some pocket money to buy some toiletries and if she says yes, pick up a few items, but don't go too mad, a little blusher, possibly a lip gloss should be all you need along with mascara for now.

  • Hi so yesterday i went to the toilet and my underwear had alot of brown in it so i just changed and then later on i went to the loo and they was some red in my pants and its the next day and havent had it today but i noramally get a large amount of dischare but i havent today was that my period or just the one i get befor my proper one and if so when well i get my proper one btw im 13 and havent botherd telling my mum because it hasnt carried on today thankyou xox
    ellie

    This does sound very much like your first period, even though it only lasted for a short length of time. Make sure from now on you always have some pads or liners with you when out and about in preparation for your next period.

  • Hey I've had discharge for 3-4 months now (haven't started period) and my discharge started having a red hue and was very liquidy and I just want an idea on whether it's bad or not

    If your discharge is red or brown then this is most likely the start of your first period. Many people think that their periods will be bright red, but this is not always the case. So have a chat to your mum and share this news with her.

  • HI vicki,

    i started my period a few months ago, i mostly use pads but i want to try tampons but i have no idea where to put them!!!
    im told ur meant to put them up your vagina but i dont know what that means; inside the flappy bits?
    please tell me where to put them because i really dont know.
    thnx xxxxxxxx

    Why not read my section on the reproductive system, this will give you all the information you need.

  • I'm having aches in my lower abdomen and lower back and middle top of my pelvis. Are these normal to get during your periods as I've never experienced these pains before whilst on my period? And are these pains known as cramps? Also how many paracetamol should I take maximum for these pains? Thanks :)

    Yes these are menstrual cramps and a good way to ease this discomfort is to get active as gentle exercise can reduce this discomfort as can a warm bath or hot water bottle. Pain killers should only ever be your last resort and then ONLY EVER taken under adult supervsion; who will decide how many, if any you need.

  • What would you receive in a sample pack?

    One product from our each of our teens range, 1 day pad, 1 night pad, 1 applicator tampon, 1 non applicator tampon, 1 pouch of liners and 1 becoming a teen booklet and for a limited time and while stocks last a pack of our wipes.

  • Hi Vicki
    Could you do a blog on shaving and waxing? It's just I'm quite unsure about how to do each one or which one I want to do. Thanks! Also just to say that the teens range, this website, your blogs and ask Vicki is just the best idea ever. It has helped me and my friends and so many other girls so many times and I just want to say thank you very very much.

    Leave this with me and I will add it to my list.

  • I've never gotten cramps before, on my previous periods but I'm getting cramps now is this normal and also what could be the cause of it suddenly starting after a year and a half? Thanks from Smiley :)

    Hi Smiley, our menstrual cycle can vary from month to month and it is fairly common to notice menstrual cramps from time to time, even if they have not been experienced before, so please try not to worry.

  • Hey Vicki
    I like this boy and we have been best friends for years. It feels kinda awkward and wanna be his girlfriend. How do I tell him that I like him?

    I am sure this boy has already noticed that you now like him more than just a friend, so why not continue being close and possibly ask if he wants to do something at the weekend...just the two of you.

  • Hi vicki im only 11 and am already a 32 C but my breast are already to small for a C and i think its time for a D but is it normal to be this size because im scared that my breast are abnormal

    There is no right or wrong size for your breasts to be whatever your age, so please try not to worry this is very normal and ask your mum to pop you along to your nearest store to be measured and find the most comfortable bra for you.

  • Hi I turned 13 a month ago and my friend said I need a bra I want one too but crop tops go up to age 16 and I fit into a crop top but all the girls in the year have one but me and I'm not sure if my mum thinks I don't need one how do I get her to buy me one without asking her outright if I measure myself could you tell me if I need one please?

    Yes if you measure yourself you will quickly be able to see if you now need a bra. Read my blog your First Bra for more on this subject.

  • Hey Vicky
    Can ye send me some free samples

    Drop me a line at consumerrelations@lil-lets.com and I will send you a pack out.

  • Hello Vicki!
    I have been having periods for a full year since this month. I have noticed that recently they keep getting heavier and heavier. It's making my cramps so bad that I would not be able to move without a sharp pain hitting me. I'm heading to school and this months period just ended. I'm nervous that I'll get a really painful and heavy period during school like I have been for the past months. What should I do?
    ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    (So I know it's mine)

    Firstly, make sure you have a good quality pad with you to capture your heavy flow, such as our Lil-Lets Freshlock normal and long pads and then keep active, one of the best ways to help ease period pain is to exercise, so walk, stretch and keep moving is my tip.

  • Hi Vicki
    What bra size am I my bust is 31 inches and my under bust/frame is 29 inches. Please rely soon Thankyou

    34AA

  • my birthday party is soon, it's boys and girls. my mum has never met my friends (boys) before and he can be very judgemental and she didn't even want me to have this party? its in two weeks and I'm getting very stressed because what happens if it's lame? and my mum will judge my friends cuz some girls dress very.... and I'm just scared of what my mum will think about the boys cuz they are my best friends too and I treat them the same as girls?

    Have a chat to your mum and stress how important this party is for you and ask that she keeps any views of your friends to herself and if possible stay in another room for the duration of the party so you can have some independence.

  • Hi umm what is waxing??
    xx

    Waxing is when a warm sticky substance is applied to a section of your body and then when it is cool it is quickly peeled off to remove any hair in this area.

  • I know that I'm having discharge an i have for about 4-6 months now. I'm embarrassed to talk to my mum about it and also to talk about periods. Any tips? Also do I have to use tampons everytime I have my period?

    Firstly, try to remember that your mum was once a teenager and will understand what you are experiencing. So next time you are alone ask her her old she was when she got her first period, this will open up the conversation to you and if you feel yours is not too far away. Finally, most girls start off using pads when their period arrives and for some they continue using pads all the time, others switch to tampon or a combination of both, it really is your choice.

  • Hi vicki. My period ended now and they were only 3-4 days! I think it ended today, cuz I only have little bit of brown discharge left. It started on monday so why were they so short? Is it normal?
    And yes, my mum saw my knickers now and..it was awkward, but she was happy, and wonderd why I didnt tell her straight away.
    So yeah. How long can the gaps be between each irregular period? And why now my discharge smells so weird??
    Thanks Vicki you have helped me loads!! xxxxxxx

    Firstly periods can last from between 2-10 days so there is nothing wrong with your cycle and the gap between each period can as you say vary from person to person for the first couple of years, with some experiencing long gaps of several months while others become regular immediately, so my advice is to keep a liner or pad with you at all times. This brown fluid you notice at the end of your period is the last bit of menstrual fluid to leave your body and it does from time to time have a strange or somewhat unpleasant odour, this will pass in a few days.

  • I am a ten year old girl who has hair down her private area , does it mean that I am going to have my period soon?

    The presence of pubic hair indicates you have entered puberty and your periods are just one part of this, but it could be a year or two before your period arrives.

  • So I feel nervous all the time, it stops me from doing a lot, and nobody understands apart from my form tutor who I can't speak to because it's the holidays ๐Ÿ˜ญ also because of that I'm feeling depressed and have this urge to cut~I've held it back so far but I really want to unicorn poopoo xx

    You really must speak to someone about the way you feel and there is a lot of help out there. People will be able to offer you techniques to help you manage the way feel going forward so why not ask your mum if you can have a chat to your doctor who will refer you to a specialist.

  • hi Vicki ive recently started secondary school and im terrified of everything there. in the morning I get in a panic incase there aren't any seats left on the bus, then i get worried that i will be late for classes, get lost, be on my own at lunch and break and have no one to talk to. please help me xx

    Anything new can be a little scary and you are not alone in feeling this way. Give it time as you get used to this new routine, you will feel less anxious and you may find my blog Back to School useful too.

  • Is it good to have wide hips even though you don't have a big bum or boobs and what does it mean if you have big hips thanks x

    Hips naturally widen as you enter puberty and your body prepares for carrying and giving birth. It is neither good nor bad, it is simply the way our bodies work.

  • Dear Vicki
    I think I might be lesbian and in love with one of my friends as I Fremont of sleeping with her. Is this natural. I'm 13 by the way. Thanks MM

    During your teen years it is very common to find you are confused about your sexuality, but rather than worry about labelling yourself something, why not relax and wait and see how you feel in the future, there really is no need to rush into any decisions just yet.

  • 1.I had a big breast bud and now it's been 2 months
    Why has it gone???

    3. My nipple has got a lump but every time I put a swimming
    Cotume on its like there is nothing

    4. And sometimes I put peices of toilet roll and put it in
    My knickers because I'm scared of asking my mum for
    Pads and I haven't got discharge

    5. a bra and I feel I
    Need one as well

    6. i have a crush on this 12 year old boy at my church
    HELP WHAT SHOULD I DO!!!!!!!! (
    Can you label the answers 1-6 please)

    Breast buds often sit under the skin behind the nipple so you see your buds have not gone but rather are continuing to develop and there is no need to worry about this.

  • Hi Vicki
    I have had discharge for over 2 years my boobs also began to fill in 2years ago
    I am 13 and most people I know have already had theres. Is there anything wrong with me?
    (because it certaintly feels like it)

    A period can arrive anytime between the ages of 8-18 so you have nothing to worry about and with so many signs of puberty already noticed, I doubt you will have much longer to wait.

  • I have been breaking out recentely, quite a lot, and my emotions are all over the place. Is this a sign that my period is coming?

    It is a sign you have entered puberty; your journey to becoming a young adult and your period is just another part of this journey.

  • Hi vicki, I know this might not be related to periods or puberty but I'm having an operation in 3 months I just wondered if you had any tips and how to stay calm or anything I could take with me or something??
    I understand if you don't want to replyโค๏ธ
    Amelia xxxxx

    Hi Amelia, before your operation you will be invited to go and visit the hospital and ask any questions you may have, so take the opportunity to chat to your doctor and tell him of your concerns. When you do go in, take some music to relax you and something that smells of home, such as a scarf your mum wears.

  • ive started my period but it comes out brown and gooey? is this bad? I often get discharge as well, help please

    zoe x

    Hi Zoe, menstrual fluid can vary in colour from light brown to dark red and equally can be thick, sticky or runny. So there is nothing to worry about and discharge can often be noticed in between periods.

  • I think my best friend is getting taken away from me by another girl. What can I do that will bring us closer again. Thanks x (please put in friendship and boys) Alex

    Hi Alex, have a chat to your friend and ask if everything is ok and if you can all hang out together. I am sure by talking you can make things better between the three of you.

  • I have a problem with my weight and any time i am close to or having my period i eat A LOT! And I'm also having problems with acne. Not that it's all over my face it's just on my nose [It's super oily!], my forehead and my chin. what do you think i can use[I'm black by the way] P-L-E-A-S-E

    The problems with your T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin) can easily be remidied by using a cleansing product suitable for this area and most chemists and supermarkets sell these products. Finally, there is no medical reason to show your body needs more food either just before or when menstruating, so if you can fill up on healthy foods and increase the amount of protein, vegetables and carbohydrates in your main meals. This may also reduced the break-out of spots.

  • Hey Vicki, H here. A couple of days ago, I asked you what I should do when I'm on my period during P.E lessons and you said it's not an excuse to sit out of lessons and that moving around would be good for my stomach aches. But whenever I have a stomach ache, moving around just makes it worse. So I really don't know what to do. I need help. Btw, I'm not allowed to use painkillers or any kind of tablets for it. Thanks xx

    The discomfort you feel will diminish if you continue to move around for at least 15 minutes. so go for a walk in the playground and persevere until you feel bettere. Then when at home consider a warm bath or hot water bottle to ease any pain.

  • I have had discharge for nearly 4 months and on the school plastic chairs I get like theses little triangle of sweat and my pants always seem to be soaked

    Plus I don't seem to sleep does all this mean my period is coming

    Pant liners are great for not only capturing discharge but also to avoid those little sweat marks us girls sometimes experience, it is more than likely the warm weather that is causing you disturbed sleep too.

  • I am dating thus boy! I like him but I am really really In love with someone else and he also likes me so what do I tell him how do I break up with my boyfriend and my parent's don't know!

    Simply let your boyfriend know that you no longer feel you should be dating and that your feelings for him are are more friendship, then wait a few weeks before dating anyone else.

  • Hey Vicki, So im 14 but i havent got a bra yet!
    My boobs are bigger than some of my friends so im pretty sure im 'big' enough, but my mom hasnt taken me to buy one yet! I've tried to drop hints, and only a couple of months ago got my first crop top. We've talked before about getting a bra but she doesnt seem to realise that i need one NOW! Im sure that people can tell i dont wear a bra because of the shape of my breasts and how low they are, i worry about my nipples showing through... Please help :'(

    Have a chat to your mum and mention that when you go to purchase your school uniform you would like to look at a bra, also mention that you feel people can see your breasts through your clothes and this is making you self-conscious, she will understand and I am sure pop you along to your local store to be measured.

  • hi vikki, im 14 and ive had b cup boobs and hair for a few years now, ive started to get some discharge now but ive not started my period but my boobs are staying the same. how long before they start to grow along with the rest of my body? thanks x

    Breasts often grow in spurts with months of no development being noticed, so don't worry you have plenty of time for growth to be experienced.

  • Hi Vicki
    I have quite a bad relationship with my mum and sister but I need my first bra and and liner how do I ask them please help
    From casie xxxxx <3

    Hi Casie, even though at the moment you do not have the best relationship with your family, trust me when I tell you that they will want you to feel comfortable in your teen years. So next time you and your mum are alone ask her how old she was when she got her first bra, this will then open up the conversation to you and if you now feel ready.

  • Hey Vicki ,
    I'm worried as I had got my period last year in August and I've not got it till now in august : 14 so do you think it will start by October or later as my previous last year periods were completely normal
    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

    If you have had regular periods for several years and now find a gap of 12 months it may be a good idea to have a chat to your doctor, just to ensure there is no other reason for this delay.

  • What is the difference between a night pad and the day pads? And also, how do you know if your period is heavy, medium or light?

    A night pad is longer and sometimes wider at one end, this extra length will make them more absorbent so they are suitable for heavy periods or longer periods of use. Finding out what sort of flow you experience is easy, simply work out how often you have to change your pad, if it is less than every 2 hours then you have a heavy flow and may need a more absorbent pad or tampon.

  • hi vicki my parents think that i'm a weirdo because i dont get out much i've been
    in the house for the whole summer and when i do go out with friends i feel unwanted and disliked around them like they don't even like me i am also quite a shy quiet person and dont like going out far or by my self but i want my parents to see that i can be independent and my friends live in a different village than me so travelling can be quite hard to pleas help ASAP
    lassy

    Hi Lassy, lots of teenagers find it easier to spend time alone in their rooms, even those that have great friendships, so don't be too hard on yourself. Why not set out a list of things to do for the rest of the summer break with family and friends, it doesn't have to be anything super complicated, for instance you could have a cooking afternoon with your mum or go to the part with your dad. Also consider asking your parents if you can invite a few friends over for food one day or even a sleepover, so you can really get to spend some quality time with your friends.

  • Dear Vicky,
    I am ten years old and puberty is going fast my breasts are developing and i have my period and i know everything abouut sex education!
    Is this happening to fast

    There is no specific pace that puberty can arrive so please try not to worry, we all develop at different times to each other.

  • hi what would u suggest about wearing pads with leggings cuz leggins are quite thin do u think anyone could see the pad

    Not if you wear Ultra pads, designed to be discreet but still absorbent.

  • Hey Vicki! When I'm on my period I tend to go to the bathroom a bit more than usual. I pee normal when I go but I just wanna know if that normal or not. Also when I'm not on my period I'm fine and I pee and go to the bathroom normally. I'm 11 years old and started my period recently in June. Please answer! I'm really worried.

    Some people find that the muscle contractions that help release menstrual fluid can make them feel like they need to visit the toilet more often.

  • Hii Vicki
    I'm 13 just started my period i have 30aa boobs and don't no if I need a bra. I'm about to start year 9 and I can't help noticing that everyone else has big boobs except me and my best friend. Do u think me and my mum could go and get a small bra from Marks and Spenser??
    Thanks x

    Yes you could find a bra for your size in M&S and BHS also.

  • i'm 13 years old and i get embarrassed when i get changed in sports because all my friends have such big boobs and i have none, people call me pancake girl at school. i know girls have different time but is it normal to be this far back? :(

    Breasts can continue to grow until your late teens or early twenties so please don't worry and have a chat with your friends and let them know how hurtful you find their comments.

  • How do you get the free samples and what do you get with the free samples xx

    Our free sample pack contains 1 each of the following teens products; a non applicator tampon, an applicator tampon, a day pad, night pad, pouch of 4 liners and our Becoming a Teen booklet. Finally, whilst stocks last we will also be sending a full size pack of our wipes.

  • Hey Vicki,

    I was wondering if I could have a free sample pack to try out your products. I started my periods in April and I have only had 3, as they come every 50 days or so! This would be really handy to have in my school bag in case it comes earlier than normal. I have seen other people ask for one and have done what you told them to do, but I can't find that link! Is it because I'm on a mobile device? If not, could I just have a link!

    Thanks

    You can drop us a line at consumerrelations@lil-lets.com

  • hi,
    The flow of my period got lighter but then it got slightly heavier. Should I be concerned?
    Thank you

    No not at all. The menstrual flow can very often start off light, become heavier on days 2-3 and then lighter again at the end.

  • Hi Vicki, what bra size am I? I am 74cm under the bust and 80cm on the bust.

    34AA.

  • hi its xxhorsesaremylifexx

    im 13 and my vagina is quite small i have been masturbating and can fit a mascara brush in it but i thing my vagina's quite small what is the average size? thanks vikki itS URGENT NEED A REPLY ASAP

    The vagina is very stretchy and can vary in size and can accomodate a tampon and even the birth of baby.

  • Hi Vicki. I'm about to start sixth grade and I have already started my period. It started in May. I am now almost 12. I'm really worried that I'll be the only one in my class that already has her period and I find the whole thing very embarrasing! I know that I don't have to tell people that I have my period and I won't. I'm just not sure that I'll be able to live with the idea that I am the only one!!!!! Do you think other girls will have their periods already too?

    I can assure you that you will not be the only girl in your school who has started her period and as you have already said, no one can tell just by looking at you that you are menstruating so please don't worry.

  • Hey Vicki!
    Im 13 and a half and I started my period a few days ago... but it only lasted about an hour?? Im really confused and kind of worried. I havent had it since... Help!!

    Thank you :)

    Periods can vary in their length and this could have been your period or alternatively it could be the residue from waste food not wiped away thoroughly. Why not wait and see what the next few months bring.

  • What is contreceotion?

    Contraception is something that is used by either males or females to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

  • I like a guy who goes to my church. But my best friend dated the guy but she kind of hates him now.
    Even though they broke up, i can still tell they like each other. Even though i told her i didn't like him she made me promise that i wouldn't go out with him. But all my other friends keep saying he likes me and i should just forget about the promise, but i don't want to fall out with her, because we've been best friends for more than 5 years.
    Help??????????

    It was unfair for your friend to ask you to promise not to date this boy and I agree with your friends, that this is a promise that can be broken, as no one has the right to dictate who someone can be romantically involved with.

  • Hi Vicky. So, im 12, 13 in two weeks, and I have never had a proper relationship. I have only ever been out with 3 boys, and the most I've been out with one of them is two days. Is it normal that I havent had a proper relationship yet? Please help! Hallie x

    Hi Hallie, you may be surprised to learn that a great many people nowadays wait unitl their late teens or even early twenties before they have a first date so please don't be in a rush to date, it really is all about finding the right person.

  • Hi Vicki do you know any good modeling places or sites to get a good career? Also can I come on this website because I'm good at interviewing people and I'd love to meet the girls?

    It would be wise for you and your parents to check several modelling agencies in your area and research what they expect from their models as some require you to pay for a portfolio of photos to be produced.

  • Hey vicki its amber(13) here again
    The other day I told u how I found I few spots of blood on the tissue after I wiped and got no more after and u sed I had probably started my period, well 3 days after and I still have had no more, I just went back to regular discharge which I have been having for 10 months now. I am really worried on what this was please cud u tell me what it could have been

    Even though your period only lasted a day or so, it was still your period and you have nothing to worry about.

  • Hello Vicky, I started my period age 11 I'm now 13, I understand that the menstural cycle takes a while for your hormones to settle but I've had my period every month since I started (2 years) but I was due on 3 weeks ago and it still hasn't started it's really annoying because I'm going back to school very soon and I don't want to start in class or at school. Every time is wear liners my period never starts so I don't wear them. Then suddenly it will start! Please help I'm so unlucky, love Laura

    Hi Laura, I am afraid periods can be irregular for girls during their teen years and it really is a case of being prepared and even older females like me find wearing a pant liner useful for those unexpected period arrivals. Why not read my blog on Periods in School.

  • Hello there Vicki! I'm ten years old and have been experiencing discharge for about two years now. The other day I found some brown discharge on my undies. I didn't tell my mum as I'm a little embarrassed. But what does this mean?
    Thanks Brodie

    Hi Brodie, this is almost certainly your first period so please share this news with your mum and she will ensure you have some pads or liners for the future and to protect your underwear.

  • Hi Vicki. I'm not really sure how to ask this but... About 2 or 3 days ago I started getting what looks like brownish blood splotches when I wipe and started wearing sanitry towels (you know just incase) but when I next go to the bathroom theres nothing coming out on the pad but still with the brown/red splotches. Is this normal or should I be worried?
    I'm 17 by the way if that affects anything.

    This does sound very much like your period even though a little bit of blood is being released and is nothing to worry about.

  • Hi,
    I am not sure on using tampons any tips

    Why not read our blog sections we have lots and lots of information on tampon use and When is the right time to use a tampon may be a great place to start.

  • Hi Vicki today I've been getting like small cramps and sharp pains like right in my vagina area what does this mean?

    This could be your reproductive organs maturing and this is very normal and can continue for more years to come.

  • Hi,
    I'm going on holiday tomorrow and there is this awsome
    Pool but I haven't used a tampon yet and I'm a little scared
    Is there any tips?

    Thanks x

    Why not read all my blogs on tampons and the holiday and when is the first time, this should be very helpful.

  • Hi Vicki, its Abbie. I just wanted to know why my breast buds will be hard and quite big but then like a couple weeks later they get drasticly smaller almost nothing there atall and become squidgy and non like breast buds? Thanks xxxxxx

    Your breast buds alter with your changing hormone levels so try not to worry.  They comprise of milk glands, fat, tissue and muscle.

  • Hi Vicki, this is a very embarrassing question, but is my vagina normal, it's bulgy where the pubic hair normally grows it's almost like a hill and it's really embarrassing, it's not flat like it should be, it sticks out of my bathing suit and It makes me feel weird is there anything I can do about it and am I normal?

    Try not to worry and consider simply trimming your pubic hair back.  Your vagina is perfectly normal so to put your mind at ease, check out the following link on Getting to know your reproductive system Inside and Out.

  • Hi Vicki
    So I havnt started my periods yet, but I'm nearly 11, and that's when most of the ladies on my family started thiers, i am collecting different brands in a box( pads/tampons) but I don't know how to tell my mum I want to buy product,
    Thanks
    Little darling
    Ps, where can I get free tampons

    We don't always follow our mums at being the same age starting our period and the best way of knowing when this might happen is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.  You might like to ask your mum if she will grant her permission for you to request a free sample from the home page of this website.

  • Hi vicki I was wondering when you have discharge do you have to change your knickers

    The choice is yours but discharge can become quite hard when it dries out so can be quite uncomfortable.  Many prefer to keep their underwear fresh and clean by wearing pant liners as they can be changed as little or as often as you like.

  • how do you keep fresh when on a period

    You can wear pant liners and change them as little or as often as you like and you might like to try using our Lil-Lets teens Freshen-Up wipes too.

  • What is usually the first thing that happens to girls in puberty?

    It can vary from girl to girl, some notice breasts, others pubic hair and for some its mood swings or spots. We really are all different you see.

  • Do you think 13 is the age to use make-up to stop showing your spots because of puburty?

    If it's ok with your parents too then yes.

  • how to know when your periods are coming ?

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • Hi vicki, my under bust size is 26 inches and round my fullest bust it 32 inches can you figure out what size I am ?? I really need to find out soon as my mothers taking me "over shoulder boulder holder" shopping tomorrow!
    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Your bra size is a 30B but as this is only a guide, when you go shopping be sure to try on some different styles and sizes of bra until you find one that feels comfortable on you.

  • how to know when your periods coming?

    The best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.

  • I have been feeling hormonal and emotional lately, but I feel like my mum doesn't understand. We get into arguments and she immediately says
    "Why are you being like this? You have no reason to be?" but I do. I'm 14 and emotional, not just on my period but most of the time. I just want to sit in my bedroom and not socialize with anybody. I can't help but think that my mum has forgotten what its like to be a teen. When I tell her that she just gets mad at me. What can I do? Please help me :(

    Puberty can be a difficult time for teens as they struggle to come to terms with all the physical and emotional changes that are occurring all at once and it seems a pity that your mum has forgotten how difficult a time it can be so rather than getting into arguments with her, try talking to her and explain your feelings.  You could suggest that you do something together like go shopping or watching a nice film.

  • Hi Vicki,
    I was just wondering how do you work out your bra size? And Also what if your breasts are too small for a bra but they kinda hurt when you run down the stairs when you don't wear a training bra- I've been wearing a training bra for like 2 years now and my breasts haven't grown ?

    If you would like to get hold of a measuring tape, measure all the way around the front and back directly below your bust and then do the same again over your bust at the fullest point.  Record these two measurements and come back to me and I will be able to do a bra sizing for you.

  • Hi vicki, one side of my vagina is very fleshy and big compared to the other side i don't know what it's caused by but it hangs a little bit? I'm scared if I've got something wrong with me do I need to go to the doctors or is it normal it doesn't hurt at all?

    Try not to worry and check out my blog on Getting to know your reproductive system inside and out.

  • If I have no boobs at 14 will I never have boobs ?

    Try to remember that we are all made in different shapes and sizes and our bodies develop at different rates to each other.  It is possible for breasts to continue to develop up until your 20's so you still have plenty of time.

  • Hi Vicki,

    I'm 12 years old and I've started Puberty. My cousins who are 8 and 6 say that I have big boobies and I get really upset and I'm not sure how to handle it? I'm bra size 30AA but I only wear crop tops. Also can you wear tight training bras at night?

    Sophia xx ๐Ÿ’•

    Hi Sophia, try to remember that your cousins are only young so rather than get upset by what they say, just tell them to stop as they will be developing breasts soon too.  If your training bra is tight, I don't understand why you would want to sleep in it as it would be very uncomfortable.

  • How dark/light coloured is brown discharge? Is it a very dark or very light brown?

    It can be light or dark as everyone is different.

  • Hi, I am 14, and I am not sure wether I have started my period or not, I went to the loo, and they where thick stringy blood coming out of my virginal area! Is this normal and is it my period?! X

    This is your period so congratulations.  Be sure to ask your mum or guardian for some sanitary towels and see what happens over the coming weeks and months.

  • Sorry if this is a silly question but what does PMS & PMT mean? BTW thank you for answering all our questions - it really helps!

    PMS stands for Pre Menstrual Stress and PMT is Pre Menstrual Tension.

  • Hi Vicki,
    First I wanted to say I really love this website! It helps a lot!
    But my question is how do you put on a sanitary towel? This is really embarrassing but I tried to put one on to practice and didn't really know how :/
    Thank-you!

    if you would like to take a look at the Video page from the top of the home page of this website, scroll to the bottom and click on the link on How to use a towel for step by step instructions on how to use a sanitary towel.

  • I get periods for more than a month and sometimes when they stop, they come back after more than month or so. Why is this so?

    During the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period.  However, if you should find that you are more tired than usual, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP.

  • I'm really confused I use tampons with applicator but how would you use tampons without applicators?

    For some help with this, check out the following link: Lil-Lets teens tampons

  • Hi Vicki
    I'm just askin, but what us a whore ,because I've heard it around school, I know it's Rude but I just wanted to know I case someone called me A whore so I know how yo react ( I'm sorry if this is inappropriate)
    Anonymous girl

    This is a slang term for a prostitute.

  • Are liners just for periods and discharge

    Yes.

  • Hi Vicki, i had felt a lump in my right breast for about 2 months and I was and am still terrified its breast cancer. this nipple also secretes nipple discharge and not the other. last night it started to really hurt and now my whole right nipple feels like there is a rock under it and really hurts. Is this my nipple developing or is it breast cancer? I am way too self concious to tell my mum or a GP or anyone but you. please help,
    BC GIRL

    I'm sure you have nothing to worry about as it is normal to notice some nipple leakage during puberty but for peace of mind, ask your mum if she will book an appointment with your GP.

  • On kik,me and my friends use this app to chat.We have little fights here but they normally settle out.2 of my friends E and A have started being mean.E has called me a selfish piece of **** 2 times is mean and says'no one likes you' 'go away stop talking to us none of us like you' A however got angry at me and I don't know why,A said this to E on kik 'J you're a bitch and no one likes you... From A, Lol!!!'E took a photo this an sent it to me so I printed it out.What should I do?

    My advice would be to no longer visit this chat site and when you get the chance have a chat to these girls face to face and ask if you can work out what is going wrong and why you all seem to be in such a negative place. Talking things through is always the best thing when trying to resolve friendship issues.

  • Hi Vicky, I am 13 and i am yet to get my period. Should I? because i am

    Try not to worry as the best way of knowing when your period might arrive is when you've been releasing discharge for between 6-12 months.  It is normal for girls to start their period any time between the ages of 8-18.

  • Part 3 I took some Ibruporfen and went back to sleep until this morning. I've changed my pad and knickers which again had lots of blood on and the pad was very full and my mum saw the blood in the bed and has washed it. Have you got any ideas how I can manage my period when it is so heavy? I always feel like it's going to leak.
    Thanks x

    As your period is quite heavy, you might like to consider using our Lil-Lets Freshlock towels in Normal, Long and Night as they are more absorbent than the best-selling brand.  In the early stages of the menstrual cycle, it can take a while for your hormones to control the changes in your body and to then reach a balance for your regular period and it might be like this for up to 2 years.  However, if you should ever feel that you become lethargic, look washed out and have little energy, ask your mum or guardian to book an appointment with your GP.

  • Part 2. Today is the 2nd day of my period and yesterday I had a really heavy day. When I went to bed I felt like my pad might leak as my period had been so heavy. I woke up at 5am with bad pain so I changed my pad as it was really full. There was blood on my knickers and on the bed.

    Response in Part 3.

  • Hi I need a bra and I am not close with my mum what can I do also what is discharge thx
    Sarah

    Hi Sarah, please try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so try not to feel embarrassed about wanting to wear a bra.  You can start the conversation by asking how old she was when she first started wearing one.

  • Hi Vicki,
    Part 1. I'm on my period at the moment and I started in January. Whenever I am on my period the inside of my thighs ache really badly (not like I can't walk or anything) as well as my back. Is this normal because I just feel like I want to stay in bed whenever I'm on my period.

    Response in Part 3.

  • Hiya Vicki,
    I've got 5 questions to ask you about periods;

    1. How long should you wear a pad or tampon for before you change it?
    2. What does ovulation mean?
    3. What does fertile mean?
    4. What is intimate?
    5. And what does spotting mean?
    Thankyou please answer back soon.
    Yasmeenah,11yrs old

    A pad and a tampon can be worn for up to 8 hours, but lots of people choose to change their pads every 3-4 hours. Ovulation is when the egg is released from the ovary and ocurs around days 12-15 of you menstrual cycle. When someone is fertile it means they are now able to make a baby if they wish to. Intimate is when you are very close and personal with someone else and finally spotting is small drops of blood that is lost in between your periods. It rarely happens to girls and is more common in women who have been menstruating for several years and can be caused by the contraceptive pill or pregnancy.

  • I've been having a discharge a lot lately does it mean I have a yeast infection

    Not necessarily no.  A yeast infection is easily identified by the presence of a thick creamy discharge that ressembles cottage cheese, it would be uncomfortable to urinate and your vagina would be swollen and itchy.

  • How long can a cycle last for?

    A menstrual cycle can last from between 21-34 days and a period can last for between 2-7 days.

  • Hi Vicki my lower abdomen has been gurgling very frequently what is happening?

    This could be your reproductive organs maturing and this feeling may continue for some years to come.

  • Hi Vicki
    When I started year 7 all my friends had really big boobs. I worry because my mum has big boobs but I don't think I will have them. My friends all were bras and my mum wants me to wear one. I am a 32A but I don't feel comfortable. We are moving abroad soon to the tropics and was wondering whether then they would grow more or would they be the same still. Thanks.

    Try not to worry as your breasts will develop when they are ready regardless of where you ar living.  Try to remember that we're all different with bodies that develop at different rates to each other and it is possible for breasts to develop up until your 20's so you still have plenty of time.

  • I dont think they realise that this upsets me because they both got breasts at a young age so they considered it a burden but for me I want breasts since I have virtually none anyway back to the question I find it more comfortable with a training bra on just cos its all restricted if u no what I mean so what do

    PART 2##########

     My response is in Part One and I think it would help you to understand that breasts will always be different shapes between friends and my advice is to learn to love them whatever their size.

  • Hi vicki u havent answered my question and I have sent it 2 times I dont think its inappropriate so I will I ask again PLEASE ANSWER
    So my 2 closest friends have bigger breasts then me and I am a little conscious about it and I know we all develop at our own pace but they always say "I dont know why u wear a traing bra u dont need it your flat chested"

    PART 1###########

    I have answered this question and my response is quite simply to ignore your friends, if you want to wear a bra and find it supports and offers you comfort then it is your choice and none of their business.

  • I sratrched my vagian and this white thing came out and when you rubbed the white this it could go but was sticky. What is this please help xxx

    This is discharge and it is produced by glands found at the entrance to the womb together with normal secretions found naturally on the walls of the vagina.  It works to keep our vaginas clean and free of infection and is used to tell us that our bodies are getting ready for when our period arrives.

  • Hi vicki, I've just started my period and don't really which sanitary pads are best.Please could I have a free sample of some of the lil lets teens products ?
    Xoxoxo

    If you can ask for your mum's permission for you to request a sample from us, pop onto the home page of this website and then follow the link and i will be more than happy to send you one.

  • Hi Vicki, I'm Brianna. I'm 14 years old and I wear a size 32a in bras. Everyone in my class has bigger boobs than me and it makes me sad because my mom and sister both have big big breast. My mom is kind of rough and I want to ask her if I could wear a push up bra but I don't know how to ask. Please help. Thanks so much.
    XXX- Brianna -XXX

    Hi Brianna, try to remember that we are all made in different shapes and sizes and our bodies develop at different rates to each other.  You should also try to remember that your mum was a young girl going through puberty once so there really is no need for you to feel embarrassed about wanting to wear a push-up bra.

  • Hey Vicki,
    I was wondering if I ordered some products off the lil-let's store for delivery would the package come with a lil-let's logo on it, because I have a brother and I just know he would tease me about it if he knew what was in there๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    Thanks:D x

    Our packaging is perfectly discreet so please try not to worry.

  • Hi Vicki, i am 12 and i have had discharge for like a year or so,and been waiting for my first period for so long! When will it come? Is there a way to know when?

    As you've been releasing discharge for a year, I guess your period isn't too far away.

  • How does so much blood come out of one tiny whole?

    Everyone is different with some girls experiencing a heavy flow but a normal period sees menstrual blood loss of between 20-60ml.

  • When do u know ur readdy to start using tampons and how do u start using them as I have been using towels before

    We recommend that you have experienced at least 5 or 6 periods to allow you the time to get used to your flow before you consider using tampons.  It's never been easier to try as Lil-Lets now offer a teens Regular non-applicator tampon which is ideal for first-time use having been designed for the smaller bodies of young girls.

  • I'm 12 and I had all the signs of my period for about a month and I'm nervous because I don't know when it's gonna come do have any idea? I have had discharge for about 10 months.

    If you have been experiencing discharge for this length of time, then your period may be here sometime this year or even early in 2015, so ensure you have some pads and liners with you at all times in preparation for its arrival.

  • I don't have a tape measure and I don't have a selection of bras, I don't really know what it feels like to have the perfect fitting bra. How can I estimate my bra size by examining my breasts? Info; They bounce quite a bit when I run up the stairs
    When I lay on my side, one of them flops down a little bit onto the other. They don't sag If I wear a bralet I have a bit of cleavage
    When I lay on my back they get wider (they spread out) What would you estimate my bra size to be?

    Your description could be any size breasts and if you don't have a tape measure it would be beneficial to pop into your local stora and ask an assistant to measure you, she will then find you an ideal selection of bras to try on.