Fertility Awareness Method, Part 2


7 comments posted

Yeah, sexuality andu is pretty conservative. They have no info on abortion because that way, the schools will use it to teach their kids about STIs. So I put up with it and work at their booth. Good pay, fun T-shirt. Who wouldnt love getting paid to talk about sex all day?

PPO = coolest place ever. Everyone is SO nice.

Posted by Evey (not verified) on Tue, 04/03/2007 - 23:19

Awesome, awesome post.

Posted by Andrea SK (not verified) on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 11:34

These were awesome, Megan!

I used to think I was selfish and unreasonable in my refusal to use birth control and my insistance that my ex use condoms instead. But all the "convenient" options all seemed inherently violent to me, with the potential to cause harm to the parts of my body where I hope to one day grow some babies. Now I feel strengthened in my resolve to not fuck with my boy's natural cycles and encouraged to chart them instead. thanks!!

Posted by suge (not verified) on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 17:53

hey thanks! glad you liked it and glad, sue, that it stregthened your resolve against "convenience"!

evey: they're definitely working from a medical model, but i use the website pretty frequently for stats. it's good info, generally. that totally sucks about not including info on abortion. especially when their only link for FAM, excuse me, NFP is to an anti-choice group.

hmm, i'm sensing a letter coming on.

Posted by megan on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 18:12


Well it figures a yoga teacher would come up with this type of response...

I did this method years ago and learned so much that I became sensitive to other signs of ovulation that once I got the pattern down and was confident that I was reading the signs correctly, I gave up the charting and checking my temperature. It's sometimes called the "french method" when once your sure you've ovulated, you can go for 2 weeks until your period starts again.

Anyways, you go girl!

Posted by Jamine (not verified) on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 09:01

**I’m not sure why I think that great sex isn’t worth $4 **

That line cracked me up. But I know exactly what you mean.

Posted by zoom! (not verified) on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 20:40

Turns out sexualityandu.ca now has info on both Fertility Awareness Method and Natural Family Planning on their site.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/06/2007 - 14:26