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You can't get pregnant during your period:

Whilst it's unlikely that you would become pregnant during your period it's not impossible - particularly in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Don't risk it and remember that unprotected sex also exposes you to a host of sexually-transmitted diseases.

Virgins shouldn’t insert tampons:

The only way to lose your virginity is by having sex; it is not affected by your choice of period protection and certainly not by inserting tampons. So there’s no reason why you should not use tampons before you’re sexually active but you should remember tampons should only be used when you are on your period.

You shouldn't wash your hair or body during your period:

Rubbish. Some girls sweat more during their periods. There's no reason not to stay clean and fresh during your period.

You should always rest during your periods.

Listen to your body and do whatever makes you feel good. Don't stop excercising just because you're on your period; in fact a little gentle exercise and stretching is really effective in relieving period pain. Of course, if you find exercise is not helping menstrual cramps or making period pain worse then it may be best to see a doctor.
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