'My sister claims I've ruined her daughter's virginity after giving her tampons'
An aunt has been criticised by her sister for giving her niece tampons even though she had been leaking every day.
The woman spoke out about the altercation on Reddit, where she said that her sister was fuming that she discussed the "inappropriate" issue with the teen - although she refuses to talk about it with her daughter herself - and that by providing the teenager with sanitary protection, she was "ruining her virginity".
Posting online, she wrote: "So when my niece got her first period naturally like most mothers do she called me to come explain to her daughter what a period is, why she’s getting it and how to manage it.
"I obviously didn’t want to do this as it wasn’t my job but I did because somebody had to for the poor girl who was absolutely freaking out as to why she was bleeding."
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So the aunt gave her some pads and explained that although there explaining were alternatives, like tampons, those were probably best for beginners.
She continued: “She’s had it for about a year now and she came to me a few weeks ago and said she was embarrassed because the first few days were heavy and she would always leak at school and have blood on the back of her pants.
"Her mom would tell her it was her responsibility to get the stains out so she was always trying to get them out. I told her the best ways to do it and that sometimes it’s just a lost cause but then I proceeded to give her tampons.
"I explained the whole thing to her and didn’t even think about it again.”
But when the teens mum found out, she was less than impressed.
"My sister found out when going through her backpack and she found some and she was completely p***ed off," she wrote.
"She claimed it wasn’t my place to give them to her and that I was ‘taking her virginity' by telling her to use them.
"I don’t feel like what I did was wrong because my niece knew she couldn’t go to her mom about it and she was being made fun of at school for leaking and she couldn’t get the stains out of her pants all the time."
The aunt concluded her post by asking users whether she was in the wrong for not doing so, but the majority of people believed her sister needed to "wake up."
One person said: "Your sister needs a wake up call, acting like it’s a crime that she leaked through a pad when she’s still trying to learn about periods."
Another agreed, adding: "OP needs to give their sister a calendar, I don't think she knows we live in 2021."
While a third wrote: "YOUR SISTER IS EMBARRASSINGLY UNINFORMED ABOUT HER OWN ANATOMY."
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