Have you ever planned your work meetings and social calendar around your menstrual cycle? If your answer is no, be sure to tune into this episode! Today I’m having so much fun chatting with my friend, April Davis, the creator of the Vagina Blog and the Vagina Blog Podcast. She teaches women that when you cater to your cyclical nature, you find you have hidden strengths and that there is value in resting and respecting your menstrual cycle.
April compares our menstrual cycle to the 4 changing seasons:
· Winter- is when we are menstruating. We are very intuitive during this phase and feel a strong need to hibernate. We tend to be attracted to warmer, nutrient dense foods and enjoy staying close to home.
· Spring- is the follicular phase when we have an internal energy surge. This is a great time to take on big projects and utilize the extra motivation to take action.
· Summer- is when we ovulate. We are “easy, breezy, and beautiful” during this phase. We tend to look better on camera and love being around people.
· Fall- this is the luteal phase. We are in preparation for winter. During this phase, our hormones crash and we start to question every life decision we have ever made. We sometimes hate ourselves and our spouses during this time. It’s probably not the best time to take on a big new project at work or go on a fun family vacation.
So, the next time you are planning an anniversary trip, get your calendar out. Plan it around your cycle and go during your Spring or follicular stage right after your period. This way you are feeling “up for it”, have high energy, and are feeling adventurous. Your spouse will thank you.
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Podcast: The Vagina Blog Podcast
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You are not broken! You are enough!
This week, we are talking to the amazing Dr. Kelly Casperson, MD. She is a board certified urologist and self taught Women’s Sexual Health Coach. She is striving to share what she has learned with the world and has armed other Doctors, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners with these tips! She has a brilliant way to explaining what’s going on with women’s bodies and brains before, during and after sex.
Knowledge is power and that is defiantly true when it comes to your own pleasure and knowing what can help you get mentally and physical satisfied. She breaks down the female anatomy and gives some tips that will surprise you, they did me! How well do you know your hidden parts? We want to reach women everywhere to help them know what is going on down there!
Dr. Casperson offers accurate medical knowledge that she has learned over the years. The biggest thing she wants every woman to know, You are not broken! There are some common misconceptions of the female anatomy and we are here to shine some light on a few of them! Did you know that for most women, arousal comes before desire and then desire before orgasm?
Women are built to enjoy pleasure from intercourse it’s just a matter of starting off right! We discuss painful intercourse and low sex drive and how hormones play a bigger role than you know! Are you sexually struggling with life after menopause? She even tells you where to start if you want to talk to someone!
I guarantee you will want to listen to this interview with pen in hand. I thought I knew a lot about sex, but I took a full page of notes and absolutely loved the insight Dr Casperson shared.
You can find Kelly’s podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-are-not-broken/id1495710329
And look for her on social media here: https://www.facebook.com/youarentbroken or here: https://instagram.com/kellycaspersonmd.
If you are looking for ways to spice things up and make your sex life more exciting, be sure to download my free resource guide here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/resourceguide