Pro Tips ๐Ÿ“™ to Practicing Natural ๐ŸŒˆ Birth Control by Monitoring ๐Ÿ“ˆ Your Cycles ๐Ÿ”„ ...

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Wondering how to practice natural birth control by monitoring your cycle? Birth control has been a subject of conversation for many lately. Whether or not you have it available, it is helpful to know how your cycle works normally and what to do with it. Personally, this part was missing from my sexual education. Sure, I learned about ovulation and periods. But exactly when it happens, and how it works? No. I used to think you could get pregnant at any time, and that's how it worked for all women. Turns out, we are only fertile a few days out of our cycle. There are many factors that can change that number (the quality of sperm, giving yourself a "cushion" of days around your ovulation), but it is different from what I understood. Though we are all very different from each other and have different cycles, I will share what has worked for me, how I track my fertility, and how I avoid pregnancy without birth control. Here's how to practice natural birth control by monitoring your cycle.

1. I Read โ€œTaking Charge of Your Fertilityโ€ by Toni Weschler

Through this book, I realized how my body has natural signals to show fertility. I learned in an anthropology class that we, as humans, didn't have obvious signals for ovulation, and we're one of the only species that mates for pleasure throughout the menstrual cycle. However, there are ways to realize you're ovulating, including great skin, a rise in sexual desire, quality of the cervical fluid, and a subtle rise in body temperature. Paying attention to these things is just one of the answers for how to practice natural birth control by monitoring your cycle so keep reading.

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