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How to get your mom to buy you tampons? - May 7th 2012, 11:57 AM

Yes no joke. My period's gonna hit like in 2 weeks, and We're doing swimming for PE. Don't tell me to skip swimming because then everyone would know I've got my period and things are gonna get pretty chaotic. Don't ask me to explain, but I don't like the fact of even anyone knowing that I've started it. So How do I tell my mom to get me tampons in the least awkward way possible?
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Re: How to get your mom to buy you tampons? - May 7th 2012, 12:25 PM

The best way would just to be say that you've got swimming coming up in PE and you'd like it if she could buy you some tampons so you can take part. I know it might be awkward and embarrassing but she does go through the same thing every month, just like you.
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Re: How to get your mom to buy you tampons? - May 7th 2012, 01:58 PM

I agree with the above. You're 14 so even if she doesn't know you've started she'll be expecting it to happen any day. Are you not able to buy them yourself?? Also, people can skip swimming for many reasons, like having a cold!!

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Re: How to get your mom to buy you tampons? - May 7th 2012, 02:05 PM

Firstly, you don't need tampons while in the pool. You don't bleed while in water do to the change in pressure on your body. So, if you normally wear a pad, then wear a pad to the pool, change when you are there (or wear in your swimsuit). Once there, go to one of the changing stalls or bathroom stalls and throw the pad away, or change into your swimwear if not already in it.

Most of the time, you have a good 10-15 minutes before you start to spot, but that depends on how heavy your period is.

However, if you still want tampons, then just tell your mom you are going to start your period soon and you would like some tampons so you can swim for PE.

As Charlie said, she will understand as she goes through or has gone through it too.
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Re: How to get your mom to buy you tampons? - May 7th 2012, 04:51 PM

text her while you're at school and say, you've got swimming soon, and will she get you some tampons? that way you don't have to have an awkward conversation face to face.
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Re: How to get your mom to buy you tampons? - May 8th 2012, 04:35 AM

Does she have a written shopping list? If so, you could always just add to the list - "tampons, for swimming" and hope she buys them - I imagine that could be less awkward than actually talking to her.
Or you could go grocery shopping with her, pick up the ones you like, say, "Mum I need these for swimming" and put them in the trolley. Easy, ish.
But talking to her is probably the quickest way to get your message across.

(I lived with grandparents for years, didn't want to ask my grandmother for tampons, so I got a job and started buying my own. At least you're asking your Mum, not some old lady )
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Re: How to get your mom to buy you tampons? - May 8th 2012, 12:22 PM

I remember the first time my mum spoke to me about tampons it was rather awkward but tampons can be very useful. If your mum refuses to buy you some you could ask your mum for some money or use your own money and go and buy your own.

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Re: How to get your mom to buy you tampons? - May 9th 2012, 07:30 AM

Just ask. As others have said, she's gone through this as well, so it shouldn't be very awkward. Any time I THINK there's going to be an awkward conversation, it seems like I was just worrying over nothing. Only takes a few minutes.
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