Rachel, 26, fertility awareness methods

It doesn't mean "sexless" during those "unsafe" days.

Rachel read an article about fertility awareness that described the method simply: it’s all about knowing your body. So she decided to do a little “getting to know you” of her own.

After a year of tracking—and we’re talking about everything from hair greasiness and back pain to cervical mucus and basal body temperature—Rachel finally stopped using condoms and spermicide and started relying solely on fertility awareness.

Just because she can’t have intercourse when she’s fertile doesn’t mean she can’t be intimate with her partner. They just get more creative in that department—and who can’t use a little more of that?

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