With the latest Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe vs Wade, there has been a lot of talk about a woman’s body and her right to choose… but noticeably missing from this conversation has been the topic of safe sex.
I’d like to have a conversation around natural contraception – let’s talk about sex!
How The Female Body Works
The female body is extremely intuitive. Because we have become so out of touch with the natural mechanics of our bodies, we have complicated a process that should be quite simple. A woman has certain times a month when she ovulates. The key to birth control and conception, is knowing when you ovulate.
At the time of ovulation, the female body produces a fertile mucus. This fertile mucus acts much like an elevator ride for sperm…eventually reaching the egg-level, it’s final destination. The rest of the month, the female body produces mucus that acts like a spermicide.
You cannot get pregnant when you have non-fertile mucus present. You can ONLY get pregnant when you have fertile mucus present.
These mucuses look different and it is up to each individual to be able to track her fertile and non-fertile days by knowing her mucus.
How The Male Body Works
The male body is always fertile, unless there is some underlying issue causing fertility problems. As soon as the male ejaculates, his sperm are on a mission to fertilize.
Many people are under the misconception that the “pull-out” method is effective. This could not be further form the truth. In fact, pre-ejaculation from the male body contains semen. Thus, using the pull-out method is akin to playing Russian roulette.
The Business Of Birth Control
If you are not positive you have a handle on your mucus and you would rather err on the side of safety, you do have options. I go into detail about these options in my blog: Birth Control – Good, Bad, & Ugly.
While options such as condoms and other forms of contraception do exist, they are less effective, and have side effects. Additionally, many of them contain harmful toxins and chemicals. Think about it, you are inserting that into the most reactive area of the female body. How can that be safe? Wouldn’t this be likely to cause long-term damage?
Furthermore, birth control pharmaceuticals are quite harmful. Check out The Business of Birth Control to learn the truth about these dangerous pharmaceuticals. Viewing this movie should be an essential part of sex education.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is – know your mucus! If the mucus method was taught to every female, we would not have the issues we do in todays society with accidental pregnancies. Moreover, this education should be part of our culture from birth. If everyone, men included, was taught about fertility from a young age, the statistic of unwanted pregnancies would drop dramatically.
The answer is simple, if you do not want to get pregnant, you avoid sex on your fertile days. This is 99.9% effective as far as birth control and conception.
I am very passionate about the topic of safe sex, and I plan to continue this conversation. It is my goal to contribute to a well-informed generation who understand how their bodies work. We were each given an incredible vessel; let’s take the time to understand how to use them properly.
To your health & happiness,