A period (or your menstrual cycle) is another thing that begins during puberty. A period is when the lining of your uterus (which just looks like blood) flows out of your vagina. From living with our respective wives, we have observed that this isn’t the most enjoyable experience in the world.
Often women feel tired, or run down, or moody, and on top of those feelings, there is the reality of blood coming out of your vagina. Sometimes your stomach can feel all crampy and stuff too. Here is all that we know – pretty much every woman throughout history has learned to manage having a period. And because of pads and tampons and moon cups, it is easier than ever to deal with.
This is one of those things that dads haven’t actually experienced. But you can still ask your dad to buy you tampons from the supermarket. To be honest, you could probably ask him for tampons and chocolate and you will probably get both. Mostly because then he can hide the tampons behind the chocolate at the supermarket, and also because chocolate seems to make almost everything better.