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Ok, i'm 14 years old, and im a ballet dancer!. I am moving to a new ballet studio because it's going to be more stricter for my level of ballet that im at!.
At this new studio that im going to, there is a very strict dress code of white tights, and light blue leotard!.
I have my period right now, and i am starting at my new ballet school soon!. I need to know how it will not be noticable if i wear a pad, or what to do!. at my old school i would just wear shorts over my leotard when i was on my period, but at this school you arent ever allowed to wear anything besides the dress code!.
and BTW i cant wear tampons because of a thing wrong with my inserting area that dosent allow me to use them!.
Please hellpp!!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
I remember when I was a teenager, I would tell my mom about these concerns!. She would then (behind my back) solve it!. Mostly by talking to the teacher of the school!.
Im so greatful that she did now!. I would have been embaressed if I knew but what you dont know cant hurt you!.
I think this issue should be brought up to the school!. Maybe you could write an annonymous email to the school explaining your concern!. Make sure you explain that you are a student!.
Now my final suggestion is a bit weird to explain online but here are the options if you are going to wear a pad!.
1!. buy a thong pad!. it's shaped so it gets smaller and thinner towards the backside so there is less of a diaper feeling!.
2!. If you cant get a thong pad, then wear a regular one and fold the back sides towards eachother like a paper airplane!.
3!. Last, wear extra layers of underwear!.

Good luck hun!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Ok, well you are going to have to do something whether you like it or not!. Because you cant wear tampons, the only option is a pad!. I would get one that is the right absorbency, no higher or it will be thicker and more noticeable!. Wear big/suitable underwear too and just dance your heart out!Www@QuestionHome@Com

if you cant wear tampons you are basically screwed, but (i know this sounds wierd) they is a trick for dancers who dont want to wear tampnons!. wear a pad in a pair of underwear that are quite small, like not too small to get on, but seriously tight!. it worksWww@QuestionHome@Com

Tell your teacher about your problem and see if she will make an exception just for you!. Let her know that tampons are not an option at all, so you really need to wear shorts over your leotard to keep the pad from showing!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Well, even if its noticable, no one should say anything since its their fault that they have that rule!. Are you allowed to wear a ballet skirt!? If so, then that would work!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Sorry, I don't know what to tell ya!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

If I were you, I would start at this new school after your period is finished!. That way, you will be much more comfortable!. It will be hard enough starting at a new school, without another thing making you nervous!.

But just for next time - since this school's dress code is fairly strict, I don't know how teachers will take you wearing underwear underneath your leo!. But I would recommend wearing some high cut underwear!. Try buying the same colour underwear as your leotard, white underwear to match your tights, or skintone underwear!.

Then just wear a pad like you normally would in your undies!. Change it right before you go into class if you can!. Try and get away with wearing thin ones, if you are not too heavy that day!.!.!.

Bring with you to class spare tights, a spare leotard, and spare pads!.

Don't stress! Other people at this studio would have experienced the same thing! If anyone notices, they will not say anything anyway!. Every girl goes through this!. And doing ballet makes it hard!

Just enjoy yourself and don't stress about it! :)Www@QuestionHome@Com

If you just wear a pantyliner instead of a large pad, it won't be visible under your leotard!. I promise!.

You could find a pantyliner that is thicker, or one that is meant to be very absorbent, if you're near the start of your period and need more protection!. You could try stacking two on top of each other, but I've never tried that and honestly don't know how well that would work!.

also, some birth control pills make your period lighter, so you could ask your mom about possibly taking those to reduce your risk of leaking!.Www@QuestionHome@Com