Fertility Diaries, Episode 3: Men on Charting

posted on September 30, 2016 by Cassie Moriarty Cassie Moriarty

You know the saying – it takes two to tango. And while it doesn’t take two to chart your fertility, (all my single ladies, put your hands up) we certainly appreciate the men who support their partners in their FAM journey. So we have an entire episode as an ode to all the charting men. Whether you are taking your partner’s temperature, recording it somewhere, telling nosy Grandma Petunia that no, you aren’t getting the snip anytime soon, or just telling your other dude friends about how amazing the female body is (cervical fluid included), we raise our glass to you.

Some men feel that with the knowledge and awareness that comes with charting, they know their partner better. Others feel charting encourages more open and honest conversation about sex. A lot of men enjoy seeing their better half sans side effects. (No one likes to see their partner struggle with debilitating migraines, ask me how I know.) As Will Saks says, “There’s some extra juice in the relationship.”

So for my men here, what’s your draw to charting? Do you take any of the work? What was your reaction when you first heard about it? Let us know! Comment in the comment section. You get extra man points for sharing this video.

Posted by Cassie Moriarty Cassie Moriarty
Cassondra Moriarty is a fertility awareness educator, postpartum doula, and lactation mentor based in New York City, where she lives with her 2 year old daughter and husband. She manages a local wellness clinic that focuses on hormonal health, and she leads monthly La Leche League meetings to help nursing moms connect and get guidance on breastfeeding. After ditching hormonal birth control in 2012, she became an ardent fertility awareness enthusiast. Now, as a FEMM certified instructor, she teaches women and teens how to chart their cycles. When not running after her toddler, she enjoys attempting to make her thumb green and listening to live jazz music.

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