Understanding when you’re ovulating is pretty important because we all know what this period in our cycle means. If you don’t, here’s a brief: You’re most fertile when you ovulate meaning that if you have unprotected sex during this period, your chances of getting pregnant are very high.
So, knowing the signs of ovulation keeps you better prepared regardless of what your situation is.
Here are a few obvious signs you’re ovulating:
1. You’re Horny Because Your Sex Drive Has Increased:
If you can’t think of anything else but sex and the many positions you can do it in, you’re probably ovulating.
It’s very natural to feel incredibly horny at your most fertile point of your cycle. It’s also technically nature’s way of helping you get pregnant, or helping you avoid getting pregnant.
You also become more attractive to the person you’re sleeping with because your body naturally gives off pheromones when you ovulate that smell very irresistible to the opposite sex. You unintentionally give off the vibe that you’re ready to get your back blown out.
2. Your Vagina Starts To Feel Much Wetter:
When you’re ovulating, there’s an obvious change in your discharge. If you don’t pay attention to your vagina discharge, you need to start now babe. What comes out of your vag can honestly tell you everything you possibly need to know about your vagina health.
When you’re ovulating you’ll see a more clear, watery, egg white type of mucus. You can’t miss it, it’s very different and noticeable.
Don’t be shy; take some clean toilet paper to wipe yourself down there and examine your discharge. If it’s watery enough to be stretched between your fingers, you’re ovulating.
3. There’s A Slight Pain In Your Lower Pelvis:
No, not the type of pain you get during your period, but more of a faint pain on one side or the other (not the same side each time) of your lower abdomen. It’s usually very brief but noticeable.
Ovulation pain can feel like a sharp or dull cramp on the side of your abdomen where the ovary is releasing the egg.
4. Changes In Your Basal Body Temperature:
Basal body temperature tracking is a more reliable way to confirm that you’re ovulating.
Your basal body temperature is the lowest temperature your body hits in a 24 hour period. It will rise during ovulation and will stay elevated during that time.
You can track it by taking your temperature first thing in the morning before doing anything or before any activity.