Tori Spelling Shares Embarrassing First Period Story from Her Teenage Years

Tori shares an embarrassing story about her first period during a summer trip to Vegas

Tori Spelling. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JESSE GRANT/GETTY)
Tori Spelling. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JESSE GRANT/GETTY)

Tori Spelling opened up about an unforgettable experience from her teenage years on the July 8 episode of her iHeartRadio podcast, misSPELLING.

The 51-year-old actress and mother of five reflected on her first period, which happened during a summer trip to Las Vegas when she was 14.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star started by reminiscing about her excitement for the trip, especially about a metallic gold bikini she had planned to wear.

“We were all prepped for the pool, and then it came,” Tori recalled, describing the arrival of her first menstrual cycle. Her late father, Aaron Spelling, tried to celebrate the moment, telling her, “Big hugs. Mom told me the good news — You’re a woman today.”

However, Tori’s enthusiasm quickly turned to dread when her mother, Candy Spelling, suggested using a feminine hygiene product from her own youth: a menstrual belt.

Tori explained that her mother believed it was a great rite of passage, but she found the device incredibly embarrassing and outdated.

Tori Spelling, June 2023. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, ANDREW J CUNNINGHAM/GETTY)
Tori Spelling, June 2023. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, ANDREW J CUNNINGHAM/GETTY)

The menstrual belt, as Tori described, was a snap-on elastic belt worn around the waist to hold a sanitary pad. “I don’t even know if they make this anymore. It was, like, archaic even, like, when my mom recommended it.

But, it’s basically like a snap-on elastic belt that you wear around your waist, and it holds the pad,” she said.

The product, which Tori likened to a “fluffy diaper,” was impossible to conceal under her bikini. Her friend laughed at the sight, while Tori felt mortified. “It didn’t matter if I even turned that damn bathing suit around and had the butt part in the front.

You couldn’t cover this thing,” she said, comparing the bulge to “a penis” and a “chastity belt.”

Desperate to salvage the trip, Tori attempted to trim down the pad using her dad’s razor.

Despite her efforts, she decided against swimming for the rest of the week. “What a fun Vegas experience. But I’ll never forget it. I didn’t go in the pool for, like, a week,” she recounted.

This candid story is a departure from the glamour often associated with Tori’s Hollywood upbringing. It paints a picture of a relatable teenage struggle with an embarrassing and awkward situation, highlighting the universal challenges of growing up.

Tori Spelling and Candy Spelling, June 2015. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, TIBRINA HOBSON/GETTY)
Tori Spelling and Candy Spelling, June 2015. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, TIBRINA HOBSON/GETTY)

Tori’s openness about her past experiences adds a genuine touch to her podcast, resonating with listeners who may have gone through similar situations.

Her story not only sheds light on the antiquated menstrual products once used but also on the changing attitudes and advancements in feminine hygiene.

Reflecting on the episode, Tori acknowledged the humor in her ordeal, despite the embarrassment she felt at the time.

Her story serves as a reminder of how far feminine hygiene products have come and the importance of supporting young girls through their transitions into womanhood.

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