Quoting Sarah24Michelle:" Same with me 9 and I was at school the sad thing was they dont have pad or tampon machines in elementary ... [snip!] ... wouldn't know how to do anything cuz I never had that talk lol but I did know what a period was so I just used toilet paper lol"
My mom always had the talk with me, I knew what to do and I wasn't freaked out. My teacher never sent me to the nurse's office for a pad, I had to use toilet paper too.
When I was 11 my periods completely stopped due to PCOS. My mom was TTC around that time and she told "If your period ever stops it means your pregnant." I spent months worried that I was pregnant because my mom told me that. I wasn't sexually active, I didn't even kiss a boy at that point but I thought I got pregnant from a toilet seat or something.