Gruesome Period Horror Stories That Will Haunt Your Nightmares
The leakage fear is real.
If you’ve ever had a period, you’ll know that a story involving a white skirt and shark week level leakage is way more terrifying than any horror movie you’ll ever see.
Luckily you’re not alone and period fails are something that happen to us all. Here’s a few shockers guaranteed to haunt your nightmares…
The one where she sneezed out a tampon
"I was waiting for the bathroom because I could feel my tampon was fully saturated and I was getting close to disaster. Then I sneezed while I was waiting. I sneezed so hard I pushed it out. I sneezed so hard I fired out the tampon.
The one that turned a sex scene into something out of CSI
"This gorgeous boy and I were having the best sex ever. After we finished, I went to go freshen up and I saw blood on my thighs.
I went back to the bedroom and the lights were still off. I told him to turn on the lights and there was blood...everywhere. All of his chest, hands, bed and everywhere else."
The one with the teacher
"I was a late bloomer- we're talking my sophomore year of high school. I was the last one of my friends, probably my whole grade to get it. So one day I'm in the bathroom at lunch with a few friends and there it is! Finally. I was kinda excited and the bathroom was empty minus my friends. So I shouted 'I finally got my period you guys!!' rather loudly.
My 70-year-old math teacher was sitting as the bathroom monitor outside. I had forgotten. He said congratulations as I left."
The one with the dad who could not have got the period talk more wrong
"I was raised by my single dad. He began the 'period talk' by renting the 1970s version of Carrie and hitting pause after the 'plug it up' scene to tell my sister and I he didn't want this to happen to us.
We stared at him in shock and horror so he called a female neighbor we didn't know very well to finish the talk. I think we were 10 or 11 at the time."
The one where she leaked on her boyfriend’s parents’ carpet
"The first time I met my boyfriend's parents, we watched a movie together in the living room. There was not enough space on the couch, so I offered to sit on the carpeted floor. As we watched the movie (Interstellar, great movie!), I started to have this unsettling feeling. This feeling of disgusting and slimy blood slowly overflowing and leaking, if you know what I mean. The movie was really really good, so I decided to ignore this feeling, as I often have this feeling, and most of the time, it's false alarm.
Guess what? Of course it was not false alarm. Yeah, I know, I should have gotten up and checked it...but it was too late now anyway. When the movie was over, I noticed that I had bled a small stain into the carpet. I told my boyfriend that I thought I was leaking and asked him to drive me home.
To this day, I still don't know whether they noticed the stain or not, since neither my boyfriend nor his family have confronted me about it (yet?)."
The one where the mooncup got stuck
"I decided to hop on the reusable period cup bandwagon, but I must have done something wrong upon insertion. When I went to remove it a few hours later, I discovered it had suctioned to my cervix and was firmly stuck. You wouldn't believe the kind of acrobatics I tried to get a better grip on the thing to twist, loosen, or otherwise un-stick it.
I ended up scratching up my insides with my nails, trying to wedge a finger far enough in to break the seal. Between that and a hickey-ed cervix, my poor lady parts were extra sore for the next few days."
The one with the white tennis skirt
"My second period ever, about four months after my first one. School awards day and, honestly, I took 12 awards out of probably 25. I was wearing a tennis skirt. Everytime my name was called, everyone was laughing like it was so funny that I kept getting awards.
But I was just very anxiously wondering whether the blood on the wooden chair I was sitting on was visible to anyone else, especially my bf who was sitting next to me. And I just kept thinking, with every award, 'Please don't say my name, please don't say my name...'"
The one where the dog found a pad. A used pad.
"My dog ate a used pad out of the trash, and then threw it up on the stairs and my friend stepped in it and the partially eaten used pad soaked in dog vomit stuck to her foot. She almost fell down the stairs she was so grossed out. I laughed but felt bad for laughing afterward. Shit was nasty."
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