Wholehearted conversations with every day women about living with and overcoming period problems, fertility frustrations, and sexual health struggles by mastering their menstrual cycles and living in alignment with their bodies.
4 MAJOR Condom Mistakes to Avoid
Today on Menstrual Mastery we’re talking all about how most people are using condoms incorrectly. At best some of us were taught how to put a condom on a banana in health class or by our “cool mom”, and at worst most of us fumbled around in our early sexual experiences embarrassed AF trying to figure out how the heck to use a condom.
When it comes to something as important as using a condom, it’s not a great idea to be self-taught or pretend like once the condom goes on the “banana” that the work is done.
I cringe when I think about my early days using condoms. Some condom from a 21 year old guy’s nightstand table with wrinkled packaging from God knows when. Looking away when he put it on because I was embarrassed, so I didn’t even know if he put it on correctly. Not applying lube to the condom prior to initiating sex so it was dry AF and then not-so-surprisingly it breaks 20 minutes later after some not so satisfying dry intercourse. Ugh, my poor 19 year old self.
Today’s episode is for everyone who wants to have good sex while using condoms. For everyone who has a story that sounds remotely like mine. Let’s take a look at the 4 most common mistakes people make when using condoms!
Why getting your period is important
Today on Menstrual Mastery we’re talking about something that saddens me to my core - the fact that we’ve been taught that our periods are not important. That they exist for no other reason than at best to be a nuisance and at worst to bring us agonizing pain. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Tune into today's episode to learn...
> Why doctors are now saying that the menstrual cycle is the 5th vital sign for health in our bodies
> How your period can tell you if something is wrong in your body
> Why getting a monthly period is a sign that your body is healthy
> Why the period you get on the birth control pill, nuva ring, & other forms of hormonal birth control is not *actually* a real period
> Why getting a period is STILL important even if you don't want to get pregnant
Disclaimer: Brandy Oswald, Sauvage Wellness LLC, and her employees are not doctors, nurses, physicians, psychotherapists, or in anyway licensed medical practitioners and information presented here is to serve as an educational resource and not to be interpreted as: (1) medical advice; (2) a 100% effective birth control option; (3) 100% pregnancy achievement support or (4) nutrition or health guidelines. By reading this you acknowledge that you understand that as a specialized form of consulting, coaching is not the same as professional or licensed therapy or medical advice and intervention; and recognize that it is your responsibility to seek such services from a licensed professional. Brandy Oswald is not a medical provider and cannot give medical advice. All information provided by Sauvage Wellness LLC and Brandy Oswald is of a general nature and is intended only for educational purposes to help with your personal health improvement goals and should not be relied on as medical advice. Always consult a physician with any health concerns and prior to changing your diet, lifestyle, supplements,birth control, or prescription medicine routine. Should you choose to use the information provided by Brandy Oswald it is of your own volition and you recognize that neither Brandy nor Sauvage Wellness LLC is not held liable for any intended or unintended outcomes.
Can you get pregnant on your period?
Today on the Menstrual Mastery podcast I’m answering a question most of us have frantically typed into the Google search bar… Can you get pregnant on your period?
The age old question. The one that everyone loves to shout about on the internet, in the comments section, & at the doctor's office.
Well, let's learn the truth...
From a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator - aka someone who is ACTUALLY trained in how the menstrual cycle & fertility cycle work.
For questions as important as this one, it's time we STOP polling the internet and listening to scary stories about a friend of a friend who got pregnant on her period.
Getting pregnant on one's period can happen BUT only in specific circumstances that DO NOT apply to every person's cycle. It's crucial to know how YOUR specific cycle works, when your fertile window begins, & how to track your cycle using fertility awareness methods so that you can ACTUALLY know if YOU can get pregnant on YOUR period.
Let’s take a closer look at when you CAN and CAN’T get pregnant on your period…
The Moon & Your Menstrual Cycle w/ Guest Mandy Sciacchitano
Today on the podcast I have a very special guest Mandy Sciacchitano. Mandy is a certified life coach and breathwork facilitator who specializes in helping people come home to their truest selves by uncovering the magic and miracles and healing power inside their bodies and in nature. In her membership community, The Deep End, she marries breathwork and the cycles of the moon to empower people who are on self-growth and self-healing journeys. Mandy and I have been friends in the online entrepreneur community for YEARS now and I am so excited to have her here with us today for an inspiring conversation on the power of breathwork and connecting to the moon cycles. We’ll also dive into the connection between the moon & our menstrual cycles and if syncing our periods with the moon is really a thing!
What temperature tracking tells you about your cycle
Today on the Menstrual Mastery podcast we’re talking all about basal body temperature and what the heck it’s actually telling us about our menstrual cycles and fertility.
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about temperature tracking for birth control and pregnancy support. If you’ve ever watched television or movies you’ve likely been led to believe that when temperature rises we have to rush off and start gettin’ busy immediately in order to get pregnant, but that couldn’t be more wrong.
In fact, if you wait until temperature rises to start trying to get pregnant you probably won’t get pregnant.
Tune in to today's episode to learn why we *actually* track temperature and how to use it *correctly* as natural birth control and to get pregnant when you're ready!
How To Notice Cervical Fluid Changes
This week on the Menstrual Mastery podcast we’re talking all about my favorite cycle tracking sign - cervical fluid!
Everyone who comes to me for natural birth control and fertility support has one concern in common… Will I be able to see changes in my cervical fluid? What if I can’t notice anything?
First and foremost - YES, as long as you are not on hormonal birth control you will be able to see changes in your cervical fluid. Even if there’s a hormonal imbalance, even if you have an irregular cycle - there will be changes. The frequency of those changes is what will differ.
Tune-in to today's episode to get the full scoop on what cervical fluid is, why it's so important, and how to notice its natural shifts each month!