Things I Wish I’d Learned About Straight Sex in High School

Including: natural family planning can be as effective as birth control.

I always assumed that, after getting sex ed in some progressive, pro-feminist liberal school that I’d gotten a banging sex education. Add to that my volunteer time in planned parenthood, college level biology classes, many discussions and debates about female body issues with other feminists, and a safer sex education from the wider queer community, I figured I was a motherfucking pro when it came to knowing what was what about sex.

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You should maybe watch this video even if you already know, cuz it is hilarious.
  1. Cervical position can be tracked by a woman putting her fingers in her vagina and feeling her cervix. If it’s low and firm, it means she’s less fertile, if it’s high and soft, it means she’s more fertile.
  2. After a woman ovulates, her “basil body temperature” will be slightly higher. Basil body temperature must be taken first thing in the morning before a woman gets out of bed. If a woman takes her temperature every day, she can usually tell when she’s ovulated because there will be a slight increase in temperature afterward. She can even tell if she got pregnant since pregnancy is correlated with an additional, secondary rise in temperature a few days later.
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ovagraph.com typical cycles
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