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Tampons, Pads, Period Supplies

Once you get your period, you’ll need to use something to soak up the menstrual blood. There are lots of choices out there, and it may take some experimenting before you find the product that works best for you. Here’s an overview of what’s available. Pads Super, slender, overnight, with or without wings, deodorant, maxi, […]

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Sexual Harassment & Sexual Bullying

We’ve all heard a lot about bullying. But did you know that in high school (and middle school), some bullies use sexual messages or actions to make a person feel intimidated, small, or uncomfortable? This sexualized type of bullying is called sexual harassment or sexual bullying. Here’s what you need to know and what you […]

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Finding The Right Bra Size

Bras minimize jiggling and shape the appearance of a girl’s breasts. They’re also helpful from a health standpoint. Wearing the right bra keeps a girl’s breasts supported while she’s playing a sport and can help prevent injury to breast tissue. A well-fitting bra is also important for a woman’s posture, particularly if she has large […]

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Feeling Fresh

As you’ve probably noticed, puberty comes with all kinds of changes — including the way your body looks and even the way you might think it smells. These changes are a normal part of becoming a woman, but lots of girls worry about them. Do I Smell — and Can People Tell? Many girls wonder […]

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Am I Still a Virgin If I Use Tampons

Some girls worry that if they use tampons, they will no longer be virgins. The truth is, a virgin is someone who has never had sexual intercourse. Inserting a tampon is definitely not the same as having sex! So why do people ask this question so often? Girls who are virgins usually have a hymen, a very […]

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Optimism

Before you keep reading, take a moment to think about some of the things that happened to you today. Even better, grab a pen and write down a few specific events. So what did you come up with? Was it mostly positive stuff like: “My day’s going great! My grandmother made me pancakes for breakfast. […]

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Should I Send My Boyfriend Naked Pictures?

My boyfriend wants me to send him naked pictures. What do I do? – Em* Well done for asking yourself this question. It shows good judgment to stop and think about the possible downsides of a situation. In fact, you’re probably asking because your gut is telling you it’s not a good idea. Trust your instincts. Sharing pictures […]

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5 Ways To Cope With Loss

Grief happens to us all. Time is a good healer, but it can help to acknowledge grief and take steps to heal. Here are 5 ideas that might help you cope when someone you love has died: Join in rituals. Memorial services, funerals, and other traditions help people get through the first few days and honor […]

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5 Ways To Beat Pre-Performance Nerves

Lots of people stress out about talking in front of the class or getting laughed at if they make a mistake in front of an audience. Feeling nervous before a performance is part of your body’s way of helping you do your best. The “stress hormones” (like adrenaline) that your body produces at times like […]

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What It Means To Be A Friend

Acts of Friendship For Ashley, it was like this: She was sitting with a big group in the school lunchroom when she accidentally knocked her drink onto her lap. As word spread that it looked like Ashley had wet herself, the laughter began to mount. Then she noticed her best friend doing something strange. “She […]

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