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17 Things You Realise After You Leave Your All-Girl School

Never again will you be able to speak so candidly about your period in public.

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1. You're now capable of fancying anyone through sheer force of will.

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After years of largely being limited to people you saw on the bus, you know how to develop a crush just for the sake of it.

2. You'll no longer be able to experience the joy of loudly talking about your period in a public place.

Or asking a random person who you're not that close to to check the back of your trousers for blood.
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Or asking a random person who you're not that close to to check the back of your trousers for blood.

3. Or of finding out free tampons and pads are being given out.

"Well, that's me sorted for the rest of the year."
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"Well, that's me sorted for the rest of the year."

4. And being able to loudly ask everyone around you for one.

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You can't stand on your chair and bellow, "DOES ANYONE HAVE A PAD? Like, one of the night-time ones?" at work.

5. The novelty of spending time with the opposite sex wears off much quicker than you thought.

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6. And you'll feel let down when your love life doesn't dramatically improve even though you have more prospects.

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7. You'll be surprised that not everyone has such visceral, gross conversations with their best female friends.

Why don't people want to hear about the time you nearly shat yourself in an alley?
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Why don't people want to hear about the time you nearly shat yourself in an alley?

8. And that you can't just casually readjust your bra mid-conversation anymore.

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9. Or pull up the bra strap that's practically dangling by your elbow without doing it ~subtly~.

10. And stop what you're doing to hoist up your tights.

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11. That you actually learned some pretty empowering stuff there.

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12. That you and your school friends had more MSN relationships than most people your age.

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You had assumed everyone's first relationship was some boy or girl in Ireland they never met and spoke to once on the phone.

13. And that it takes time to get the hang of flirting in real life.

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14. You'll forever feel compelled to dish even the tiniest bits of dirt when it comes to your love life.

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"But guys, he put TWO KISSES. TWO. This is a big development, and frankly I don't feel like you care."

15. That you wish someone had warned you mansplaining was a thing.

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Because it comes a shock when you encounter it for the first time.

16. That you'll miss getting your eyebrows done for free at lunch, rather than having to book appointments and pay actual money.

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There was always one girl who was exceptionally good at threading/tweezing who you and your friends would go to.

17. And that some of the friends you made there were definitely friends for life.

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