Myth 27: Sex is Less Fun When You’re Using FAM

Do you think sex will be less fun using the Fertility Awareness Method for birth control? And I’m back with myth #27! The myth: Sex is less fun when you’re using the Fertility Awareness Method (or FAM). The truth: Oh my goddess, no! 1) Using FAM means you have a libido.  Hormonal contraceptives, like the pill,…

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Myth 26: You Have to Abstain to Use FAM

Do you despise the thought of having to abstain? The myth: You have to abstain to use the Fertility Awareness Method. The truth: Once you learn how to confidently and accurately identify your fertile days, how you decide to manage this time is between you and your partner.  You may decide to abstain from intercourse (where…

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Myth 25: Not All Cervical Mucus is Fertile

Cervical mucus is THE most important sign of fertility. So how do you know which is fertile or not?  There’s a huge misconception in the fertility awareness world that not all cervical mucus is fertile so this brings us to myth #25. The myth: Not all cervical mucus is fertile. The truth: Repeat after me: All…

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Myth 24: Taking Your BBT Every Morning is Inconvenient

Taking your BBT every morning doesn’t have to be a pain! Here’s my trick! And we’re back with myth #24! The myth: Taking your BBT every morning is inconvenient. The truth: It doesn’t have to be! So remember your BBT, or basal body temperature, is the temperature of your body at its most rested state. …

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Myth 23: You Need a Fancy Thermometer to Track Your BBT

There are a lot of really cool, fancy-dancy, BBT thermometers out there. Are they really necessary? The myth: You need a fancy thermometer to track your basal body temperature (BBT).  The truth: No, you don’t. While there are a lot of cool fertility gadgets you can buy out there including really expensive thermometers… All you need…

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Myth 22: Tracking Your Temperature Can Help You Predict Ovulation

Repeat after me: Tracking your temperature CANNOT help you predict ovulation. So what can it do? The myth: Tracking your BBT can help you predict ovulation. The truth: No, but tracking your BBT can help you confirm ovulation. BBT, or your basal body temperature, is a measure of your metabolic rate. After you ovulate, your…

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Myth 21: FAM is Too Complicated to Learn

Do you think FAM is too complicated to learn? Better watch this video then. The myth: The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is too complicated to learn. The truth: You are already wiping when you pee, right? It’s that easy! FAM involves learning to observe and chart your 3 signs of fertility: cervical mucus, basal body…

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Myth 20: You Can’t Use FAM if You Have Irregular Cycles

Spoiler alert: Yes you can! The myth: You can’t use the Fertility Awareness Method (or FAM) if you have irregular cycles. The truth: Absolutely, you can!  FAM can be practiced by ALL menstruators, whether they have regular or irregular cycles, if they’re coming of off hormonal birth control, or experiencing cycle changes like perimenopause or breast-feeding.…

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Myth 19: FAM is Only For People Who Are Trying to Conceive

“Oh no, we’re not trying.” “I don’t want kids right now.”“I’m done having kids, thank you.” These are some responses I get when I tell people I’m a Fertility Awareness Educator. Hence today’s myth. The myth: FAM is only for people who are trying to conceive. The truth:  Absolutely not! Ahhhhhh this one kills me every…

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Myth 18: Period Apps Can Tell You When You’re Fertile

Are you using a period app to tell you when you’re fertile? Then this myth is for you. The myth: Period apps can tell you when you’re fertile.  The truth: Not all apps are created equal. Did you know there nearly 100 apps to allow women to track their menstrual cycles and are being used…

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