Preface: I’ve got a 13 year old daughter who got her period for the first time about 5 months ago. I’m uh… fairly aware of the inner workings of wimmin, but there are two things I am curious/confused over. Please, please, don’t lecture me sternly about being an Understanding Father of A Girl Who Gets PMS. I get it. She’s my girl.
It appears to me that some girls, when approaching and experiencing menarche, gain weight. A few years later, many of them shed a lot of it as their bodies finish the puberty cycle. I’ve heard women call that, when talking about their daughters, their " last baby fat". Is it a fact or just an impression that these girls are going to put on weight at the time when their bodies are ready to start making babies - because they need extra fuel for a baby, etc ?
Swimming. Tampons. Uncomfortable with the idea of them. ( she is, not I am ). Here’s the question: If a virgin has her hymen intact…how the heck can you insert a tampon into the vagina far enough for it to be effective, and not rupture the hymen? My understanding is that the hymen exists fairly close to the vaginal opening. Will it be painful the first time she tries using a tampon? Which one might she try for that’s not as big around as others?
Yes, she has a Mom in the house, but Mom isn’t comfortable with these discussions and I am, so she and I discuss such things openly and in comfort and trust.