Start Tracking Your Cycle
There are some amazing apps out there for keeping tabs on where you are in your cycle, so you can feel prepared and comfortable when Aunt Flo shows up.
The Clue app is straightforward, allowing you to log info and telling you when you’re most fertile and when you’re PMSing. It also keeps track of things like how much sleep you’re getting, how your cycle might affect how social you are in a given day, or how horny your period might make you. Their goal is to “close the global knowledge gap” around menstruation. Find out more here.
If your period is a headache (even literally), the MyFlo app offers medicinal information to treat symptoms caused by your hormones. Developed by a woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, the app gives you a quiz and then determines functional nutrition guidelines you can follow that might alleviate hormone-related issues like acne or cramps, and even help with period normalization. It also connects you with experts so you can get personalized information. Check out all the info here.
Even if you don’t share this information with anyone but yourself, it’s nice to be able to know when you might be feeling what—and when to be ready for some hot, bloody sex.