"So, I got my period later than most of my friends, for years I'd carried around a little ""period kit"" to be prepared, but the one time I forgot it- was when I actually needed it! I had just turned 14, and was going away for the weekend with one or two of my close friends (all girls, thankfully), and I woke up on the Sunday, which happened to be my bestie's birthday, with my panties stained.
I had to phone my mum to tell her, and she completely freaked out!! Later that day, we went canoeing, and I accidently fell into the water. Walking back to the car along the beach, the pad came unstuck and fell onto the beach. Absolutely mortified, I covered it up quickly and walked away, hoping no-one had seen, while my friends stood in shocked, awkward silence and eventually burst out laughing. We still joke about it today... :)"
My friends were super kind and supportive, and showed me how to use a pad.