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September, 2018

Ecstatic Ovulation Awareness

I was asked to write a “spunky & sassy article about ovulation” for a French student midwifery journal  in 2015. I’m re-posting it today in celebration & promotion of the first “Conscious Contraception Online Skillshare” which is an intimate learning circle that starts October 8th, 2018! See details about the skillshare here. Space is limited, & this offering starts October 8th!

Here’s what I wrote for the midiwifery journal back in 2015 about the evolution of my own conscious contraception practice:

Ecstatic Ovulation Awareness

I was 20 years old when I first experienced Ecstatic Ovulation Awareness. For over a month I took daily notes of the movement and softness of my cervix and the properties of my cervical secretions. Every morning I took my temperature and entered the data on a line graph I drew in my boyfriend’s gridded notebook. He affectionately called me his “little scientist” and marveled that none of his other lovers had ever had the incredibly practical yet radical skill of knowing when they were fertile.

Late one night, after a month of daily tracking, I felt an immense rush of energy while riding my bike down a tree-lined avenue with my boyfriend and some friends.  

The moon was full.

 

“I’m OVULATING!!!” I shouted.

 

I felt electric and alive.

 

I felt pleasure and power.

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