Our cycles affect everything from mood swings to emotional needs and can even affect who we’re attracted to so you can bet your ass you’re going to feel those fluctuations in your libido (aka sex drive) and that’s NORMAL!
Let’s break it down:
It is normal for your sex drive to be non-existant during this time! If you’re in the mood, an orgasm may help reduce physical pain such as cramps and headaches. If you want to play, lots of TLC, foreplay, and getting in the mood with your favorite toy can increase arousal. Keep some of your favorite lube around as well because menstrual blood is a bit on the dry side.
Energy and mood get a major boost here, making us feel stronger, confident, and we get a surge in testosterone that increases libido. This is a good time to try something new, get out of your comfort zone, and explore your kinks! Reminder to make sure you’re taking the necessary steps that align with your goal of TTA or TTC through ovulation.
Fertility is high, and you’re going to FEEL IT. You’re likely to feel more connected to your partner as well. S*x is going to be on the brain.
The first half of this phase, you’re still probably reeling from ovulation, so that’s a solid 2+ weeks of boosted libido, but with all that yummy progesterone you got from ovulating it is normal for your sex drive to dip about halfway through your luteal phase.
If your hormones are out of whack, you may not be feeling these natural fluctuations, so this is something worth paying attention to!
In next week’s Cycle Power Masterclass we’ll be digging into this topic of how you can sync your lifestyle with your cycle so you can live in alignment with your body and being to eliminate symptoms of hormone imbalance!🌈
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Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.