My Female Body

Everything About My Female Body

The female body is mysterious. All I’ve ever wanted to know was everything about my female body but no one could give me a straight answer – not even my doctors. It may be due to individuality – that every female is different and varies when faced with alternative circumstances. Slight differences do exist, but overall, our bodies have the same biological makeup. We have the same sex hormones, female cycle process and lady bits. The differences are found in the ratios of sex hormones that work for each individual, the various time periods within a cycle and how each of us enjoys an orgasm — and this is what we should be taught! Everything about my female body might not be everything about yours, but the basics are the same, and once you know those, you can do your own research and observations to determine what is best for your female body.

 

My Female Body: Sex Hormones

We have a lot of hormones, but the main female sex hormones control our menstrual and reproduction cycles. The main female sex hormones are: Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Luteinising Hormone (LH), Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Prolactin. Men have similar sex hormones but our female hormone ratios are quite estranged. This is due to our special ability to become pregnant. Our bodies are meant to procreate and, therefore, our hormones work hard to do so. The female cycle causes hormonal fluctuations in order to give us the opportunity to become pregnant every month and then recycle an old egg for a new one. You can read all about the six main female hormones and how they work in your female body.

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Hormonal Balance Chart

My Female Cycle

We undergo a “monthly” cycle that most commonly occurs during 28 days but can even occur during a 60-day period for some women. The female cycle consists of three phases: the follicular stage, ovulation and the luteal stage. A woman’s cycle starts on the first day of her period (the luteal stage), then, transitions into the follicular stage where the ovaries prepare a new egg to drop, the third stage, when the egg drops, she is ovulating and then, the egg either becomes fertilized or dies – cue pregnancy or menstruation.

Read more in-depth about the three female cycle phases and how to track your hormones.

My Female Body: Sex & Libido

Though female bodies are hardwired to procreate, doesn’t mean pregnancy must be the end goal – especially when that involves sex. Libido is important when a woman wants to start a family because it is strongly tied with our cycles. You may not believe that hormones are responsible for your sex drive, but most of the time they are! A woman will have a higher sex drive during ovulation because of the rise in estrogen which influences our females instincts to do the deed. If you aren’t looking to become pregnant yet, having sex during ovulation is slightly riskier than during times that you aren’t fertile. But, if you are having trouble with libido, ovulation is your best bet to have an easier time getting riled up. We recommend that you also look into options like period sex and natural ways to enhance libido. It can be quite useful and responsible to track your cycle in order to determine your fertile days.