Two Sets of Symptoms to Never Ignore

We as women are so used to experiencing various types of pains and discomforts during our cycles that we may lose sight of what is normal versus what merits seeing a health practitioner. Of course, the benefit of learning about Fertility Awareness and charting your cycle is that you become acutely aware of what signs [...]

By |2020-02-10T20:19:30+00:00February 10th, 2020|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

The Inception of the Fertility Awareness Network (FAN) (Part II)

Stuffed and mangled manila envelopes packed with all manner of research studies etc. would only get us so far back in the ‘80s. Ultimately, the founding members of the secular Fertility Awareness Network realized that in order to learn all we could from each other, we’d have to meet in person. But because we didn’t have the benefit of [...]

By |2020-01-14T18:24:39+00:00January 20th, 2020|Blog, Front Page|0 Comments

A Few Words of Sexual Wisdom for Men

One of the most common causes of contrasting sexual satisfaction during intercourse between men and women can be attributed to a typically misunderstood fact about the female body: The clitoris (the female analog to the highly sensitive tip of the penis) is located outside of the vagina. So during traditional sex, alas, the man is [...]

By |2019-11-20T22:42:08+00:00November 19th, 2019|Front Page, Tips|1 Comment

Just for Giggles

Quick! What do all of these female body parts have in common? Fallopian Tubes, G-spots, Skene's Glands, Bartholin's Glands, Gartner's Ducts, Graffian Follicles, Pouch of Douglas, Glands of Montgomery, and Hydati of Morgani? If you said that most of them seemed mildly unappealing, you’d be partially right. But let’s be honest, what is rather astounding [...]

By |2019-10-22T17:55:17+00:00October 21st, 2019|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Ahhh, so that’s what it takes!

For those of you old enough to remember when movies cost less than $4.00 at theaters (gasp), you no doubt remember “Annie Hall” one of the most memorable movies exploring male-female relationships and sex. One classic scene exemplified the difference between men and women: “How often do you have sex?” asked their respective therapists. “Hardly [...]

By |2019-09-19T17:15:38+00:00September 19th, 2019|Blog, Front Page|0 Comments

The Charms of Old-School Charting

I’m obsessed with food, cats, and podcasts. Actually, come to think of it, I’m obsessed with a zillion things. But recently, while walking around my lake listening to a podcast, I was fascinated by a young woman who was convinced that she was starting to have seizures when she read. But her doctors didn’t think [...]

By |2019-08-27T14:56:58+00:00August 27th, 2019|Front Page, Tangents|2 Comments

Two Sides of the Same Menstrual Coin (Part B)

Can a woman get pregnant if she isn’t menstruating? Or another way of asking it is: Can a woman assume she doesn’t need to use birth control because she isn’t having periods? Or can she get pregnant if she is trying to conceive, even if she isn’t having periods? In both cases, the answer is [...]

By |2019-07-30T18:12:40+00:00July 30th, 2019|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Two Sides of the Same Menstrual Coin (Part A)

Two of the most common questions women have about their periods and conception are whether it’s possible to get pregnant either (1) during  menstruation or (2) without actually having periods altogether. Today I’ll address the issue of whether or not a woman can get pregnant during her period. Surprisingly, in many ways, the answer lies [...]

By |2019-07-10T22:05:32+00:00July 10th, 2019|Front Page, Tips|1 Comment