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Advice for Teens

Lil-Lets understands that as great as it is to be a girl, it’s not always easy. As a young woman, your body is changing, schoolwork is getting tougher, and all the while you’re trying to juggle your social life while still keeping your parents happy! No wonder you’re looking for some advice for teens — it’s certainly a complicated time!

What You Need to Know About Puberty

There’s more to it than periods.

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Finding the right bra

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Period Prepped

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Now you’re well into puberty you may start experiencing new physical feelings and finding yourself attracted to a certain someone… 

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Everything you need to know about boobs & breast development

Regardless of what’s going on in the inside with those pesky hormones that you can’t see, breasts are one of the most obvious signs that you are becoming a woman to you…and everyone else around you!

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Let’s Talk Emotions

OK, so you’ve got a lot going on right now! You’re juggling the hormonal and physical changes of puberty with so many other things; school, family, friends, dating… That’s a lot.

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My First Period

9 Common Questions People Ask About First Periods (and the Answers We Gave) We’ve got first period signs, symptoms and age, covered.

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Frequently Asked Question: Teens & Puberty

What are tampons?

Most tampons are made from a cotton like material, which is compressed into a small cylinder shape. Tampons are worn inside your vagina to absorb menstrual fluid. There are two different types of tampon, known as applicator and non-applicator and these give you a choice about how you insert them.

Why is period blood different?

Menstrual blood is not the same as the blood you see when you cut yourself elsewhere on the body. Menstrual fluid lines the walls of your uterus and is called endometrium; this is a mixture of blood, tissue cells and natural secretions from the vagina and cervix and is not toxic or harmful in any way.

How long will I have periods for?

On average you can menstruate for up to 40 years, with 13 periods each year, that’s a whopping 520 periods in a lifetime! So now you can see why it’s important to understand your menstrual cycle and use the correct products for your flow.

How much blood is in a period?

It can look like there is an awful lot of blood being lost but don't worry! You’ll be surprised to learn that for people with an average menstrual flow, no more than 2.5 tablespoons or an egg cup full of blood is released each month.

What colour is a period?

Menstrual fluid is not always red in colour – it can vary from very light brown to dark red (almost black) and this is perfectly normal. Your period may be lighter in colour at the start or you may only experience a lighter colour on the last couple of days... It all depends on your individual flow!

Will my period stop if I go in water?

You may have heard the rumour that periods stop in water due to water pressure, or depending on how cold the water is and therefore you don’t need to use any protection at all. This is NOT TRUE, menstrual fluid is released when the muscles surrounding your uterus contract and they can do this anywhere and anytime, even in water. So make sure you're always protected - a tampon is the best option because it's worn internally.

What do I do with used tampons?

Don’t flush your used tampon down the loo! Instead roll it up in tissue and pop it in a bin in the toilets or with other household waste.

When am I going to get breasts?

Breast development can start from the age of 7 -15 with the average being around 9-13, so don’t worry if your friends start developing or wearing bras before you, we are all different and it’s not a competition!

Have more questions on puberty?

Got a question you’ve been too embarrassed to ask? Wondering if what you are experiencing when starting your period? 

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