Age 25 – Entire Cycle

This 25 year old woman has never given birth and has no history of STIs.  Each photo was taken at approximately 10:00 pm every day starting the first day of her menstrual cycle. For the duration of this project, she used condoms as her birth control method so as not to introduce semenal fluid into the photoshoot.  She did not use tampons or mooncups during her menstruation either.

This cycle is of normal/average length for her, about 33 days.  Her cycle’s follicular phase (variable number of days preovulation) lasts until about day 20 or 21.  Her fertile phase lasts from days 13 to 21 with ovulation on day 20.  Her luteal (postovulation) phase is 13 days long (12-16 days is the norm and is not variable in a normal cycle).

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This is a graph of her basal body temperature for this cycle.  As you can see, after ovulation on about day 20, her temperature began to rise due to the heat-inducing hormone progesterone produced by the corpus luteum.  This temperature shift signifies that ovulation has already occurred.  The coverline would be drawn at 97.4 F.  Check out more information about the Fertility Awareness Method of birth control to learn more about cyclical temperature changes.

You may notice on the right side of some photos, some jagged looking skin, which is the remnants of her hymenal ring.  Her os (opening in the cervix) is round because she has never given birth; the os becomes more of a slit after childbirth.  On the sides of the photos, you can see her vaginal rugae, which are the ridges that make the elastic muscular canal of the vagina able to open/expand dramatically during arousal and childbirth.

She also tracked the depth/movement of her cervix in her vagina.  These gradual shifts are not really distinguishable in the photos, but was a tangible change as the depth she needed to reach a finger inside to touch her own cervix varied slightly each day.  She also noted the firmness of the cervix and openness of the os – again a change she was feeling with her finger.

Her uterus is tipped backward (retroflexed), so you may notice that the cervix is pointing upwards in some photos.  The body of the uterus lies more towards her back than over her bladder as it does in most women.  Much scientific literature states that a retroflexed uterus is an anatomical variation that is present in about 20-30% of the population, and sometimes considered a genetic trait.  Another perspective is that proper alignment of all the pelvic organs can help tonify a woman’s fertility, ease menstrual cramps, and allow the proper flow of blood, lymph, nerve & chi energy.  Attention to posture, Mayan abdominal massage, and addressing underlying inflammation or injuries might help right the uterus into an anteverted position. 



Day One
 
 

Day One

Blood – red , clotty and heavy flow

Cramps – mild

Breasts – de-swelling

Feeling – very sexual and tender




Day 2

Day Two

Blood – Dark red, medium/light flow

Breasts – normal

Basal body temperature  – 97.2 F (and remains between 97 F and 97.4 F until day 20)



Day Three

Day Three

Blood – Brown and watery dark red, low flow




Day Four

Day Four

Brown Spotting with some dark red flecks (note fresh blood at os)




Day Five

Day Five

Light brown discharge; very low flow

Tender, heart-achey

Tired




Day Six

Day Six

Very light brown discharge

Sticky cervical fluid when touched between fingers




day Seven

Day Seven

Cervix in low closed position

Cervical fluid sticky




Day Eight

Day Eight

Cervix low and closed/firm

Cervical fluid white and sticky




Day Nine

Day Nine

Cervix low and closed

Dry sensation




day Ten

Day Ten

Cervix low and closed

Notice blood spot near os and brown clot near cervix (right).  This is not mid-cycle spotting as she is not ovulating yet. This woman has been diagnosed with an endometrial polyp that occasionally causes bleeding mid-cycle, usually unrelated to intercourse.





Day Eleven

Cervical fluid is creamy




day-12

Day Twelve

Cervical fluid white and wet, milky

Feeling particularly sexual




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Day Thirteen

Copious watery cervical fluid

Cervix softening and moving upwards




day-14

Day Fourteen

White/clear watery cervical fluid, dripping




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Day Fifteen

Cervical fluid changed to more eggwhite texture

Cervix is soft, open and high




day-16

Day Sixteen

Cervical fluid alternately wet and eggwhite consistency

Cervix soft and high




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Day Seventeen

Cervical fluid is very gelatainous (here seen covering os) and streaked with whitish yellow

Sensitive, sensual breasts (not painfully tender)

Stringy Fluid when stretched between fingers (above)




day-18

Day Eighteen

Eggwhite fluid




day-19
day-19

Day Nineteen

More white-tinged eggwhite fluid

Very stretchy and strong Fluid (above)




day-20



Day Twenty

Mild back pain and cramp on left side (mittelschmerz)

Ovulation suspected!

Feeling very sexual

Cervical Fluid gelatinous and egg-white (right)

Os very open




day-21

Day Twenty One

Drier/chunkier cervical fluid – drying up pattern 

Nipples very tender and painful

Basal Body temperature beginning to rise, today 97.7  F, confirming ovulaiton




day-22

Day Twenty-Two

Tender nipples

Cervical position is middle





day-23

Day Twenty-Three

Very tender nipples

Dry feeling





day-24

Day Twenty-Four

Very tender nipples

Dry feeling

Cervix feels hard and high again




day-25

Day Twenty-Five

Headache and tired

Dry/tacky




day-26

Day Twenty-Six

Breasts swelling

Tacky cervical fluid

Basal Body temperature now very noticeably higher than preovulation by about 1 degree Farenheit.  It is now 98.1 F and ranges from 98.1 F to 98.6 F for the rest of this of cycle



day-27

Day Twenty-Seven

Tender nipples, swollen breasts

Tacky cervical fluid




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Day Twenty-Eight

Dry feeling




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Day Twenty-Nine

Dry feeling




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Day Thirty

Dry feeling

Breasts feel heavy




day-31

Day Thirty-One

Feeling bloated

Dry fluid (note fresh blood at os, sign of impending menses)

Feeling emotionally tender




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Day Thirty-Two

Very light brown spotting

Cervix low and open

Feeling tired




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Day Thirty-Three

Pink spotting

Lower back ache

Menses begins tomorrow upon waking, 13 days after ovulation (luteal phase)

 

Feel free to comment below.  Please know that we ‘censor’ the comments, so you needn’t bother saying something mean, derogatory, pornographic, or sexist as posting such comments does not further the vision of this project or the health of the world.

1,668 thoughts on “Age 25 – Entire Cycle

  1. What a wonderful learning experience!!!!

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    b Reply:

    a very nice performence

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    ramesh Reply:

    i like it soooooo much keep it up….

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    Crampy Reply:

    This is very educational. I always wondered what my GYN was looking at down there.

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    Megan Reply:

    I have wondered that exact same thing! I have given birth 3 times and I never “really” known what its happening and what everything looks like down there! I think my husband sees more of me than I do! Thanks for making this page. I enjoyed this!

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    marianne keevers Reply:

    congratulations. I am loving what you have accomplished. I am a new qualified midwife and we spend some time touching womens cervixs and I firmly beleive that we can all benefit from looking at our own and touching our own. It is such a vulnerable space that is sacred. I truly beleive that having the knowledge of this vulnerable sacred space allows women to develop strong self knowledge anbling her to be self determoining about what happens to this space. This is her birth centre and harnessing the knowledge helps her master it movements.
    I have often viewed my own cervix just to check out its ongoing health……My friends think I am nuts but I feel like its mine so I should be the one to take care of it. ;)

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    Jennifer Reply:

    I would love to understand better how to do that myself. And I agree, I think once we have identified with a body part we take better care of it.

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    Sarzie Reply:

    A fabulously fascinating site, I am currently reading ‘Taking Charge of your Fertility’ and about to embark upon a greater knowledge of my own cycle. Your site is truly inspiring and will no doubt enlighten all my friends as I will definitely be passing the details on. I am 24 hours into learning and can’t wait to find out more, it’s a shame such useful information is not part of the national curriculum. You an an inspirational beauty!

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    devon Reply:

    I am 23 years old and my husband and I are going to try for a Baby soon, I am embarrased to say but I have never seen I live photo of a cervix. Thank you for sharing this information with me. I want to better understand my own body and be more educated about this part of my body.

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    Terry Reply:

    I am an18 year old male. I have just learned a ton about some female anatomy. Thank you very much! This was lovely (:

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    akosua Reply:

    Thank you for sharing these pictures.
    I agree that women need to understand and
    appreciate their bodies. This really needs to
    be published in a book.

    I appreciate your efforts.

    You will be a phenomenal midwife!!!

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    tiffany Reply:

    I have to say, i was worried about the appearance of rague, and your site let me know that its normal,

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    lisa Reply:

    I was recently diagnosed with vaginal rugae and was wondering if it was the same for you….mine are bumps inside my vagina and at first i was afraid it was herpes. Very relieved that it wasnt. However, I feel like I need to explain that condition before having sex with anyone. I am embarrassed because you can clearly feel them if using your finger. Is this at all similiar to your story? It really bothers me because I’m afraid that any partner in the future will think its a disease.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    All women have vaginal rugae, though they are more prominent during reproductive years. They help the vagina expand to accommodate a penis or sex toy or baby and enhance sexual pleasure! They are amazing and nothing to be ashamed of or have to explain….Are you talking about the remnants of the hymen- the ‘pointier’ flaps of skin around the entrance of the vagina? If so, many women have those too….and they don’t interfere with sex for me.

    Olivia Reply:

    Wow…how incredibly informative! You carry around these parts all your life and have no idea what they look like. Thank you so much for introducing me to my body!

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    Kelly Reply:

    Found this by accident, and although it made me feel a bit squeamish to see the images at first, it was very educational to learn what my cervix looks like during a cycle. I have never seen one before and it was quite a shock at first to know what I look like in there! and also nice to see that the discharge is normal and appears to be there all the time, I have always felt bad about having a daily discharge, although I produce more than normal and have had a colcopscomy to burn some of the cells away, I now know what they did and what it looks like etc.

    It was interesting to see the process in pictures too, I remember getting that sticky stretchy discharge after ovulation and telling my partner, we had sex that day and I got pregnant! (we were trying, but it obviously worked, I had tried charting temperature but I never got it right) anyway thanks for this, and you are very brave to use yourself as a guinea pig as such in this experiment. Kudos to you.

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    Sober 100 Days Reply:

    Very educational indeed, didn’t know it all looked like that!

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    neka Reply:

    hey how u doing i really do like the idea u r doin for us women because i really dnt no wat was going on in side of me.i really thank u for helpin me understand

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    Keira Reply:

    Wow! Thank you so much for creating and sharing this project! I am pleased to share that this morning, I went in to a fantastic community women’s clinic for a pelvic exam/pap. The health worker first asked me if I would like to insert the speculum on my own (plastic, not metal!), and then moments later, she asked me if I would like to see my cervix! I was quite thrilled to take a peek, and I have to say, it felt incredibly empowering to get a look at a part of myself that I have never seen in my 27 years! That doesn’t happen too often! We women have some pretty miraculous stuff inside of us! :)

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    Michelle Reply:

    Hi, u soo right, we woman some very interesting stuff in us.
    Take care

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    Gautam Reply:

    Hi, I am a 25 year old male form India and this was really interesting and enlightening, women are very complex and sometimes mysterious to men this brings me a step closer to understanding them a little better.
    Thank You.

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    meenal Reply:

    amazing work!!!!!! a commendable project!

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    Carla D'Anna Reply:

    Wonderful work, I hope medical practioners will view. It is very good to see all the phases of normal.

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    Trista Reply:

    It was so fascinating and educational…what does one look Luke once conception happens is what I like to know

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    danielle Reply:

    this is super interesting and helpful. though, i really want to see what a pregnant cervix looks like.

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    Pia Reply:

    That is the most beautiful project i have ever seen. Thank you so much for putting that out. Very very informative. I noticed sometimes during the month intercourse is uncomfortable, like my husband is hitting my cervix, but I never knew it moved around like that. My doctor told me to change positions if that happens again, and now I can see why. I also loved the discharge pictures. I sometimes get the stringy secretions and am like, what in the heck?? But now i see that is part of cycle. I am blown away. Kudos to your boyfriend, he is awesome.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Also, the uterus and cervix move upward (more internally) the more aroused a woman is, so it is more common for a penis to touch the cervix if the woman is less aroused. So, the same position may feel different during different phases of arousal. Have fun!

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    Sonia Reply:

    I completely agree with Pia, I had no idea and now I “get it” thank you so much!

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    ellie jackson Reply:

    Hi great, I am going to try this as well, just need a bf with a head torch.

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    carol harrison Reply:

    i really enjoyed looking at the photos of the inside of your vagina. i am a 40 year old married woman with a great sex life. for the past 8 years i have been using a milex #65 diaphragm with contraceptive jelly for birth control. after looking at your photos gives me much better knowledge of what the inside of my vagina is like. and it has helped me with the insertion and taking out of my diaphragm which so far after 8 years of use has kept those little sperms from getting up in me.

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    jaai Reply:

    Very educating.Very boldsome work for non medical human being.

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    hz Reply:

    its really awesome and educational.. :D

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    Odnal Reply:

    Very cleverly done to spread awareness of the mysteries of the woman’s unique physiologic cycle. I wish I had this depth of understanding in my early years of medical schooling. Thank you for sharing.

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    Missy Reply:

    Thanks this helped me understand what is a normal vaginal discharge and what times of the month it might be different or feel different in that area. I am 38 and greatly appreciate the website.

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    jane hand Reply:

    wow very interesting. I am 62 and never saw anything like that. It was pretty fascinating to see the ridges and everything. This should be something I should have not had to wait this long to have seen and known more about. Thanks for doing this to help women know more about the fascuinating bodies we all have.

    It made me think of when I first went to get a cervical cap many years ago and they showed me how it went and left and had me try to get the cap on myselfand I recall it felt so high up and I had a hard time with it but eventually did it. Now I can see what I was feeling:)

    Excellant pictures..so clear and closeup and lighted. Kudos to your boyfriend for the shots and assisting in your project.

    I am very happy to have stumbled on your site to betrer know how things are up there. I am so in awe of the details and wonder of our bodies.

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  2. Wow, I’m 45 and thanks to YOUR website, I now know what’s going on inside my body. Thank you SO much for doing this; it’s a huge help…:)

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    simone Reply:

    eu buscava fotos para entender oque se passava em meu corpo nao entendia oque era essa bola que eu tocava no meu interior ‘ agora esta bem claro/ muito bom o seu trabalho meus parabens

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    gloria Reply:

    I was wondering what a healthy cervix looked like because I may have been exposed to trich and from what I examined on my own body my cervix does not look like any of the pictures I’ve seen on the web of a cervix infected with trich. I have an appt next week. Thank you so much.

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    Jackie Reply:

    Thanks so much for the photos. They are very educative be blessed and keep up the good work

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  3. Wow indeed. I can’t believe how ignorant I have been about ovulation — I honestly thought I had a yeast infection athough had no other symptoms except similar discharge when I should have been ovulating anyway. Crazy.

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  4. Thank you so much for this very informative and enlightening site. It is educational and quite an eye-opener. I will be sharing it with all my female friends. Perhaps as we (as women) gain more understanding and confidence about our bodies we will be able to feel more beautiful as women.

    Blessings,
    M

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  5. This is an amazing site! I sent it to my friend who is pregnant currently. We are very interested in reproduction and the female body. This is a great learning site and I hope more people find it!

    I am 21 and also have no children. I would love to do a project like this sometime.

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  6. Yes that is my real name. Very useful set of images for medical students. Its easy to mis-diagnose normal secretion as infection and these days it is becoming more and more difficult for students to learn intimate examinations. Also they are far more likely to be shown the abnormal and these make up the vast bulk of text-book images. Incidentally, I found your site linked to a reputable medical information site I use frequently. Any other women will to publish a similar set of images would indirectly be doing their sisters a service.

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  7. Thank you for taking the time to do this . Thanks to you women everywhere will be able to better understand their bodys and the monthly mystery.

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  8. Fascinating and informative. Thank you for sharing this very intimate part of yourself. I am wanting a bit of orientation. Which is your posterior vaginal wall and which is your anterior vaginal wall? For some reason I think the top of the pictures are your posterior vaginal wall. Am I correct?
    I will share this sight with others.

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  11. What a wonderful project! Thank you so much for posting this online and for doing what many women wouldn’t have the guts, interest, or ability to do. For as many people who may hate on you for this project, there are multiple more who find your work empowering and truly helpful. Your site is the only one I know of that has such pictures every day throughout a woman’s cycle, not just a few special days. So, this may sound cheesy, but thanks for your service to womankind.

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  12. what a wonderful thing for someone to know.i have try some many times to know where my cervix is but i couldnt find it.today i am happy to know where cervix is and to know when i m ovulating.thank you some much for this wonderful education.i luv u

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  13. Wonderful…it’s not everyday you to see something new that’a part of you! Thankyou xx

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    No, the top of the photos is the anterior wall – the photos were taken with me lying on my back. My uterus is retroverted, I think I recall from my last pelvic exam– maybe that has something to do with the confusion…?

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  14. Thanks so much for emailing me to let me know your site was back up. I found the photos simply fascinating and will share your site with friends.

    It is really sad that your original site had problems due to “inappropriate content.” What does that say about society’s acceptance of women’s bodies?

    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Amazing, amazing photos! Thank you so much for sharing them. I too was absolutely dumbfounded (in a very good way) the very first time I saw my own cervix. I wish more women could see this beautiful part of their body more often. Thank you for posting such an amazing learning tool for all of us. I promise you, I will put it to good use with my clients!

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  16. So interesting! I had never seen images like these before. I had seen my own cervical mucus and obviously menses but never had I thought of what the actual cervix itself looks like (despite having had a vaginal birth) through these various stages! Thank you!

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  17. That is so beautiful. I’m a doula and forwarded this on to all my clients. I think many ladies will be waiting in line for the same pictures but on a month where you become pregnant!

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  18. As a medical student but more, as a woman myself, I’d really like to thank you for taking these images. Being able to see a cervix throughout the entirety of a cycle is extremely informative and gives me more insight into my own body as well. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  19. As an ex-midwife, seeing these images brought back vivid memories of all the time I spent giving women exams with speculum and flashlight, LOL!

    These pictures are wonderful and will be especially valuable to women who don’t yet understand how their bodies work. And I second your recommendation for _Taking Charge of Your Fertility_ – it’s an amazing resource and a book that every woman should read. :) Thank you for your time and effort in taking and posting these pictures.

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  20. WOAH! I am an acupuncture student, and the amount of variance of women’s flows is rather stunning. Thank you for this! You know, ideally, if all the energy is flowing “correctly,” women should have NO cramps and blood should AlwAys be a fresh red color that’s not too thick or thin? Headaches are also not normal. i would be very interested to see this after some consistent acupuncture.

    AWESOME! THANK YOUUU!!!

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  22. I have searched the web for images of cervical changes during pregnancy and labour, if you further your project it would be great to include this in your studies

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  23. This was ever so interesting. It raises a question for me though – when trying for a baby women are told that the rise in body temperature coincides with the most fertile time of the cycle. I had therefore assumed this occurred during ovulation, but here the temperature rise occurs a couple of days after ovulation is felt. So if not ovulation itself, what then is the cause of the temperature rise? Are there any biologists out there who can explain?

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    Jenifer Reply:

    This is a really old question, but the answer is that it is the rise of progesterone produced by the corpus luteum after ovulation that causes that temp rise, and which is also why its too late to conceive once you see that temp rise. The egg has been released and has a very limited life unless there are already sperm ready to meet it. It takes a bit of time from ovulation for the corpus luteum to make enough progesterone to cause the temp increase.

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  24. This is incredible! I wish I could see my own cervix like this everyday, especially after trying to conceive for a year. It would sure clear things up! I even sent a link to my best friend who is just now graduating from nursing school, and she passed the link along to some of the people in her class. So glad you did this and shared it! =]

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  25. WoW….thanks for this…..as an ex GUMed Nurse in Charge I found this absoulutely fascinating. Whilst we were taught about ‘normal vis-a-viz abnormal’ cervix’s, we never had the opportunity to learn pictorally ALL the changes throughout the whole of the cycle. Thank you for sharing, I am sure it will assist many of thsoe that work in fields that require an in depth knowledge of a womans cervix & cycle. Good luck with the future of this project!

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  26. Incredible- I have always been fascinated with the female body/reproductive system and your informative, well photographed website is a refreshing look into our beautiful domain. I get paid next week and will be sending you some dollars to support your project-
    A sincere thank you, for your insight and courage!

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  27. These are wonderful photos! I am aware of the natural fertility method of checking your cervix, basal body temperature and cervical fluid, but it was wonderful to see photos of this process. I sat here with my husband and showed him what happens to my cervix during my cycle each month and as a man he never really knew how fascinating our female bodies are. I commend you for posting these photos. I have saved this link and will be sharing this with others. Looking forward to seeing future monthly cycle photos!

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  28. What a wonderful site. Very informative and the pictures are a huge plus. This is fabulous for any woman wanting to learn more about her body and the menstruel and ovulation proccess. Even with all the studying I have done I don’t think I have ever seen it so up close and detailed. Thank you for sharing this. I have to link to it from my Doula site.

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  29. Thanks for this. You did a great job. This is a super project for any college course – photography, A&P, nursing, women’s studies, art, etc….
    I’m a 50 y.o. retired nurse, mom of 4 (2 homebirths). This is now required viewing for my two teen girls and all my other womyn friends. My midwife will send all her clients to see this. Happy, happy cervix – happy, happy planet! xoxox

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  30. What an amazing, useful site! I’ve been using the BBT + cervical fluid method for over two years (contraception and to learn more about my body and menstrual cycle), but I’ve never checked my cervix because I found it difficult. Now, with your help, I’ve also added this sign. Thank you!

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  31. This is phenomenal! Thank you so, so much.

    How can I have got to the age of 29 without knowing what this part of my body looks like?

    How can I have spread my legs for a smear test every few years with no concept of what they’re looking for?

    THANK YOU for this education. You’re an angel.

    Corrina

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  32. So funny how a cervix resembles the head of a penis, and when we have intercourse it’s as if these two little mouths are ‘kissing’ eachother…

    Fascinating project, makes me realize how little women know of their body!

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  33. Congratulations on the brilliant outcome of your cervix photos, you have performed a wonderful service for women of all ages.

    Hopefully these images will never be removed this site, this is one of the benefits of the internet- enabling one courageous person to make a huge and important contribution to the knowledge of millions.

    When I took my 13 yr. old daughter with me to witness one of my annual Pap tests and to get a good look at a cervix , eyebrows were raised (this was over 15 years ago) Thank goodness I had a ‘modern’ doctor but I STILL do not hear of mum’s being encouraged to give this simple gift to their daughters today. The consult took away any mystery/fear for my daughter for when she came to have her own test.

    Obviously the timing/preparation has to be right for both mum and daughter but it certainly lays a great foundation for ongoing chats about sexual health. In my opinion NO health care professional carrying out a Pap test should have any objection to mums bringing along daughters for an education session! Keep up the good work.

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  34. Louise said:
    “So funny how a cervix resembles the head of a penis, and when we have intercourse it’s as if these two little mouths are ‘kissing’ eachother…”

    Oh my god, it’s true!It’s so poetic!:)

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  35. What a lovely site! I just had a baby six months ago and did quite a bit of research about my cycle so that we would get pregnant as soon as possible. Your site just shines even more light on the wonder of the female body. What beautiful, miraculous creatures we are! Thank you for your wonderful project!

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  37. After briefly thinking you were a nutter, my medically-trained mind realised that the images were a fascinating opportunity for a man to see what’s going on.
    I have always thought that bringing out the speculum on the first date results in a short relationship, so I haven’t bothered.
    Awesome & well worth your painstaking effort except day fifteen which was out of focus for some reason. Get back in there guys!
    Cheers
    Dave :0)

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  38. Wow! Thank you so much for doing this – what amazing images! I’ll be sending this link to every woman I know.

    Hope you get the funding you need.

    BB x

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  39. I found this very informative. It gives “men” some knowledge to better understanding of the woman in their life. I can see this opening doors to a more clear and positive education of how the female body functions. I applaud your work and wish you the best.

    Have a Beautiful Day.

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  40. Wow, as a trainee midwife its absolutely brilliant to see such clear pictures. As a 27 year old woman who is relatively in tune with her body, this really helps unravel that mystery further!
    Well done!

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  41. Beautiful!!
    I cannot believe this has never been done before now. It is probably due to the fact that medical science focuses on illness, and while that’s great for a broken arm, it doesn’t work so well when you are trying to keep people healthy, or for birth. Obstetric textbooks have mostly disturbing images in there to help the doctors learn about the catastrophies that “can” happen, yet OB’s know nada about how to assist a woman with a normal healthy birth.
    This is an outrage and women should be in the streets about it. You will definitely be getting a donation from me!!!
    Thank you :)

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  42. This is an incredibly insightful journey into the one of most fascinating aspect of the human body, the menstrual cycle. I really like the simple yet precise way all facts are illustrated and conveyed, the work of a of a true scientist.

    Many thanks from an enlightened male.

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  43. Hurray I’m NORMAL! Thank you and your partner so much for this informative and intimate documentation. I’m a woman in my 30s and can honestly say that in 23 years of ovulating I have never truly understood the range of feminine fluids we encounter each month, but now I see there is a cycle to them as much as to the more obvious bleed and more importantly that the range of consistency is normal. I wonder if there is also any significant difference in their aroma during the course of mensus? Fascinating stuff and incredible pictures. Best of luck with your continuing work and once again, thank you! xx

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  44. Wow, this whole time I thought there was something wrong with me……..Thank you so much for your time and bravery, you have my respect.
    Nicole

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  45. WOW!!!That was very informative..always thought ovulation started on day 14..now i knw my timing was all wrong..I’m 27 and newly married and cant wait to have a baby.
    Thanks again for the info it really helped.

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  46. This is a fantasic insight into a process that hidden from are eyes normally. Thank you for sharing a very intimate part of your life the comments you added were interesting and made sense of the pictures if you were not involved in medical learning. For myself as a student midwife this resource was very relevant and most of the girls on the course have reccomended we check it out. Thank you

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  48. Thank you for the pictures. I’m trying to get pregnant, and the pictures helped me understand my own cervical mucus. I hope this is my lucky month.

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  49. This is extremely interesting, well done! I’m going to forward this to my friend who is also a midwife, she’s going to love it.
    I just realized how great it would be to see photos of the cervix leading up to childbirth – one forgets that it’s not only a variety of fluids but also rather large infants that can pass through it!

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  50. Love it love it love it. Thaks so much for doing this. I didn’t realize the walls of a vagina were so “textured” – no wonder it fels so good to a man. How awesome is it that you posted photos. You rock.

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  51. I think your website is great. As a Naturopathic Doctor I am always teaching my female patients about their cycles, especially those wanting to get pregnant. Empowering women is such an important part of my job, I will be using your website to enrich their visual knowledge & encourage them in their own exploration of their cervix.
    Thanks

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  52. I just saw my own cervix today for the first time, at my 6 week postpartum midwife appointment. So, how fitting that I should come across this website today. What a celebration of womanhood to discover such knowledge and beauty in pictures of the female body. Thanks for your courage and curiousity, you made my day even better.

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  53. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing more as you’re project grows. I would also be interested in cervical changes throughout pregnancy.

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  54. As a woman, I found this site extremely informative. I’ve often wondered about my bits and pieces and am absolutely clueless as to what is going on.

    Thanks for shedding some light on the miracle of womanhood.

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  55. My daughter sent your website…at first I must admit I came here with eyebrows raised and wondering WHAT on earth she was talking about…but now I am fascinated.
    I wonder if it would be possible to take pictures like this throughout a pregnancy…or if there would be too great a chance of either introducing germs, or somehow compromising the pregnancy.
    Thank you for this site…truly fascinating and informative!!

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  56. Wow! Im a student midwife in my first year and we’ve had loads of lessons which describe the cervix, loads of diagrams from books but this is the first time I’ve seen an actual cervix! (as i say very early in training so havent been let loose on women yet!)

    Have posted your link on my cohorts facebook group to share the info with them.

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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  57. So beautiful – and so educative. I wish every woman – and girl – sees this and learns to appreciate her body even more.

    Thank you for this, BeautifulCervix!

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  58. Amazing!
    Until this day, I had no idea what my cervix looks like! Thank you for showing us the beautiful dynamic nature of our cervixes, I found it empowering and informative. After viewing this site I looked at 4 anatomy textbooks (including Grays), and not one of them depicts the cervix as more than doughnut shaped pencil scratches. It’s so nice to be free of patriarchal control of women’s health knowledge!!!
    Shine on sister – thank you!

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  59. Thank you! I’m a gynecological cancer patient who has endured countless pelvic exams, and it is SO great to see what everyone has been looking at! Kudos!

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  60. This is, by far, one of the coolest sites I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for posting these. I’m the child of a feminist midwife so I’ve always been well-informed about my body, but I have NEVER gotten to see pictures like these. Our bodies are so cool.

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  61. Wow. Thank-you so much. I am a new Labor and delivery nurse and was trying to get better at my sterile vaginal exams and determining cervical dilation. I would love to see a project on “My beautiful dilating cervix”. Thank-you so much for your time and effort in this project.

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  62. Thanks so much for that, really interesting, I never realised my cervix was “bulgy” like that. Like the reference to two mouths kissing by one woman ! (46yrs old)

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  63. I am 60 years old. As a community herbalist I wish all women had the chance to see how beautiful our bodies are. I am grateful for the oppurtunity to observe my cervix through a full cycle. I am now curious as to what a wise womens cervix looks like after menopause. Blessings to you…Suki

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  65. Interesting website!I’m a MIDWIFE and an NCT antenatal teacher.
    Great teaching to tool. Maybe i will abandon my model of plastic vagina with cervix.
    So important for couples to learn about cervical dilatation.
    Welldone
    Mala Morjaria

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  66. Thank you so very much for this site! Now I want to have a look at my own cervix!
    I would love to see cervices of women with Endometriosis, and women with a tipped uterus, to compare and study, so we can learn even more about how hard our bodies work.

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  67. Hi
    This is fantastic! I am a Doula and have recommended this site to all my colleagues and many other women.
    I was wondering whether you know of anyone who has done a similar thing throughout their pregnancy?
    Thank you so much again for the time and effort you put into this!!!

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  69. Thank you so much for this site and sharing your beautiful cervix with us it has been the most helpful site i have visited in my quest for knowledge about the cervix and ovulation i look forward to seeing your future projects.

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  70. Beautiful. I have been searching for who knows how long to find pictures like this. I am very interested in any future posting you may have. Please, if you do have a mailing list, add my e-mail, I would love to hear about them. I am looking forward to the possibility of pictures from CD1 through pregnancy is discovered and possibly beyond. Thank you so much for being the one woman who was smart enough and brave enough to do this for all the rest of us!

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  74. I have always wanted to be informed about a womans body so I can be sensitive to her needs, but this is something else, very informative for men as well as women surprisingly, I like the way you commented on how you feel each day, this shocked me a little, on day one when you said you had mild cramps heavy blood but sexual at the same time. Is this the same for all women?, the other thing is that your cervix is always in a different position, sometimes even on it’s side or so it looks, I had no idea it moved around so much, I know the cervix is supposed to move up somehow when your highly aroused but now I can see it I can understand more.
    Especially your ovulating cycles I think, day 1 breasts de-swelling and sexual, day 5 tired, day 12 sexual, day 20 very sexual, day 21 22 23 and 24 nipples tender day 25 tired, day 26 breasts swelling day 27 swollen breasts and tender nipples, day 31 32 and 33 emotionally drained and tired, where you have just put tired I would say emotionally tired as well, that is very helpful for me, men have no idea if women don’t tell them what’s happening to them inside, when you say i’m very tired or don’t touch me or don’t speak to me, I know why now! Thankyou doesn’t really past muster.
    I am bookmarking this page, if it moves can you let me know please.
    I am interested to know what happens during pregnancy.

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  75. As a family physician, I find these images both educational and beautiful – the human body is truly amazing! You have created a wonderful opportunity for women to learn more about a normal physiologic process that is often neglected or misunderstood. I will be sharing your site with my patients.

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  76. what an amazing woman you are…… fantastic …very well described, i spent alot of time studying my menstrual cycle to conceive a girl after having boys….. im now about to become a student m/wife and this will def be useful… what you have done is amazing…good on you… nice to see good positive comments from our men too…. well done x

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  79. I’d be delighted to provide a permanent host for your site – I’ve got my own ISP and network servers so let me know if I can help. I can’t believe your site keeps getting taken down!

    Thanks for giving me an insight into why my girlfriend feels, smells, and tastes different (sometimes daily!).

    Nick

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  80. Wow!! Thank you so so so much for doing this!! Incredible!! What a beautiful thing to do :)

    With so much mis-information everywhere (particularly on the internet) about female fertility and the changes we go through each month, it’s so easy to get confused as to what’s really going on with my body. But you’ve made everything so clear for me and for many others by sharing something so intimate and personal. It’s astounding how little most women understand about their bodies. I’m almost 30 and it’s only in the past year since I’ve been trying to conceive that I understand how ovulation and the timing of my periods really works.

    Perhaps if young girls were given the education that you’ve shared with us, there would be less unplanned and unwanted pregnancies, and more planned and wanted pregnancies. Thank you thank you thank you!!

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  81. This was amazingly helpful. I learned a lot from seeing this. I thought I was more informed but from looking at this site I found that I didn’t know nearly enough. Thank you for your courage and beauty. I will definitely recommend this site to friends and family. The experience is worth it!

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  82. Really terrific site…terrific project. I have two daughters whom I shared this with and it really opened the door to good conversation. All three of us learned alot about our bodies and ourselves. Thanks so much

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  84. This pictures are so beautiful. I will share them with all of my students.

    I teach menstrual cycle tracking to deepen your understanding of yourself, and Fertility Awareness Method.

    The resource you’ve put up is wonderful!!!!

    Yay!

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  85. Thank you, thank you, thank you! As someone who’s been TTC for well over a year I have been so frustrated just “reading” about cervical mucus and position – what a joy to actually SEE it and have something REAL to compare my own mucus to.. finally! God bless you and keep up the wonderful work!!

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  86. Thank you. What an honour to view such an imtimate part of another woman’s body.

    I am a committee member of GAIN Inc, which stands for “Gynaecological Awareness Information Network Inc” here in Perth, Western Australia.

    I manage this society’s website at gain.org.au and would like to link to this site, if I may.

    I will bring up the issue of funding at our next meeting, and we may be able to help.

    Good luck with keeping this site up. I will pass the link onto as many women as I can.

    Regards, Jenanne in West Australia

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  87. Wow – that is awesome, thanks for sharing, I am hoping to apply to study midwifery next year and that was so helpful. I remember well charting my BBT and cervical mucus changes when I was trying to conceive my 2 boys so to actually “see” it is amazing :)

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  88. Wow this is a new dimension,i am only 23 male,and i found this thing “disgusting” especially that sticky stuff, but i know that is part of the nature so i accept it, but jessus, how could u do that i am pretty sure that ur boyfriend asked u to do this :) isn’t it?
    anyway thx for the informative website !!!
    i will highly reccommend to my friends !
    thank you ! and good luck girls, i know its hard !

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  89. You are doing a wonderful thing with this website. I can only hope that when I have a daughter (only a boy at the moment!) old enough to learn about her own body that this kind of visual information is freely available.

    I had always thought that I had a good biologically based sex education in highschool, you have proven me wrong. I have never seen anything like this, and it is truly beautiful. Thank you.

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  92. Hey, some amazing work on this blog :)
    one of the most interesting and bizarre blog i have seen on the Internetz.

    good pictures, some few docs and explanations.

    i think (edit : know, since i read some comment) it can help many ppls in several ways.

    Thank, cheers

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  93. Excellent work. Although I am familiar with _Taking Charge of Your Fertility_ by Toni Weschler and have used Fertility Awareness before, it was still wonderful to see the entire cycle illustrated so clearly in real pictures. I will be linking to this site from my blog.

    I hope you will continue to photograph women’s cervices, documenting the wide variety of “normal” out there, both pre- and post-menopausal. I’d also love for you to do a pregnancy series. That would be very important work indeed.

    I think you have found your niche “calling” within the midwifery field. Best wishes on your midwifery studies; midwives rock!

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  95. As a guy, this teaches something that you’d otherwise NEVER know. I never really knew about the changes inside to the cervix…. and now it scares me a bit. :P

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  97. This was very interesting. I would like to see some photos of the first and second month of pregnancy so that we know what is going on in there during that time.

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  98. Thanks for this! I always thought I was well-informed about basic anatomy but had no idea this is what everything looks like. This is very interesting!

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  99. wow!…women go through all of tht!…damn it would be hard been a woman…

    very beautiful indeed and kinda scary…but human anatomy is supposed to be tht way…

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  100. OMG! For me this is both shocking and wonderfull to see. I happen to be one one those women born without a uterus, cervix and vagina. It’s called the Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome and personally, I think it’s the weirdest thing I ever heard. I was 17 when I was diagnosed with this rare congenital disorder. Because of it, I do not experience menstruation, although I do have a cyclic period because I have ovaries that are working fine. Although I have seen many doctors and found out lots of both my condition and and the female anatomy, nobody ever managed to make me fully aware of what is actually happening to one’s vaginal area during the whole cyclus. Your photo’s now offer me a more detailed vision to compare with what does happen with my body during cyclus, and I cannot thank you enough for that. To understand the meaning of being a woman born without a uterus and vagina is something lots of women (and men!)will never even try, because of lack of respect and love for (there own) womanhood. I am therefore so very glad to see that there are still women out there who do fully appriciate there womanhood! Take good care of yourself and your beautifull female parts, they are a gift to you!

    Jenny, Amsterdam, 32

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  101. I am in awe… of your confidence, your strength, your ability to condense such a personal and difficult subject into simple words and photos… thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings!

    kayo, NY, 33

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  103. This was amazing. I’m so proud of you for having the courage and prowess to photograph your beautiful (in a good way), and changing cervix. I am a birth Doula, so am constantly talking cervix topics. But in addition, I personally had a very difficult time getting pregnant with my first child. I read “Taking Control of Your Fertility” about three times, trying to understand my cervix. Oh how I wish I had seen your photos. I will direct anyone that I know having infertility problems to come to your website. An amazing tool. I applaud you.

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  104. OMG Jenny, I have no idea how you cope, you must be very strong inside yourself, I was quite shocked when I read your post, I know you don’t want sympathy but that’s all I feel for you right now.
    I wish you the best of everything in all you do but I know it cannot replace what you don’t have so maybe it will make it feel less of a burden for you I hope.
    I don’t understand those people that don’t have respect for their bodies either.

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  105. muy bueno, aducacional la neta si me gusto un poco asqueroso pero no tiene morbo, es mas educacional que nada buen trabajo y espero que ayude a entender a la mujer, lastima que no se tiene en español, porque no tengo muy buen ingles, ….but, good work lady, es very importan information for man thanks, for this fhotos.

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  108. Thank you so much! I used to work at the Feminist Women’s Health Center when I was 19, and learned to use the speculum to see my cervix then.

    Your site is beautiful and a gift via the internet.

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  109. hi. i thought of this to be quite educational yet i found the response shocking. as every one is entitled to their opinion, i would just like to say that i believe every woman should know how beautiful she is and be aware of her powerful worth, no matter what her cervix looks like!(and any part of her body for that matter). i strongly believe that there’s a reason why certain parts of the body are not visible to the human eye, so sharing that kind of intimacy “worldwide” is extremely spontaneous and brave of you. that being said, thank you for giving us this large eye-opening experience!
    F.

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  110. Hey,

    My boyfriend noticed you’re site,and send it to me:)

    And we both agree that you’re site is very educational

    Well done!:D

    Grtz Janneke (the Netherlands)

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  111. I’m a man that doesn’t even have a girlfriend right now but i found this incredible interesting. This an excellent work. Just wanted to congratulate you for it. I sure will share this with my female friends.
    It sure helps us to understand you better in those days. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

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  112. saludos desde chile….
    encuentro muy bueno tu aporte a la sociedad y al mundo, te felicito por tu iniciativa, y voy a difundir tu web con mis amigos y amigas. para que conoscan su cuerpo
    gracias por hacer esto
    muchos saludos
    adios

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  113. Great site.
    I always wondered if everything was ‘norm’ down there, and it was definitely an eye opener to see that the fluids I see are normal…somehow descriptions like creamy, watery or egg white never seemed that clear (although they sound like they should be)…I definitely appreciate the visual~
    Thanks

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  114. Thank you very much for your work, it is also illustrative of teaching. Thanks for letting us know men to detail what happens in the body of a woman, again thanks.

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  115. What a great idea. I’ve been a midwife for over 11 yrs. so I’ve seen a LOT of cervixes (cervices?), but I’ve never seen the same one every day for a month. Soooo cool. I just love it. Thanks.
    Djina

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  116. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I work for a medical charity and am glad that at last, there is a site out there like this. I learned a lot, it made me realise how little we know about the workings of the female body.

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  117. Thank you so much for sharing these photos and information with the world! This site has been an incredible resource, and I was glad I was able to keep track of it after it moved. I share the link all the time with women I know, and I hope to provide the site URL and description to the Women’s Center on campus for use in their resources. Keep up the great work!

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  118. ¡Son unas fotos maravillosas! ¡ es un gran trabajo el que has hecho!.
    Soy matrona, monitora de “Regulación natural de la fertilidad” y en este campo se estudian los cambios del cervix, por eso me ha parecido especialmente interesante.
    Enhorabuena. Me gustaría ponerme en contacto contigo.
    Gracias.
    Herme

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  119. I haven’t read the other comments, so I apologize if I’m repeating… if you ever decide to get pregnant, I’d REALLY like to see the cervical changes that occur during the last few weeks of pregnancy. I’m two weeks from delivering right now (well, who knows, maybe closer than that!) and I’ve been wondering exactly what my cervix is doing…

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  120. How Wonderful! This is amazing work girl! The more we know about our own bodies and how we feel normally, can be used to gauge when something is actually wrong. I’m looking forward to you furthering your work. Thank you.

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  122. Thank you so much, your photos are fascinating. I had no idea the cervix moved around so much (or looked like the head of a penis!!!)

    I think they should show your photos in sex-ed at school. Your cervix is something you normally never get to see, but really should. My mother died from cervical cancer and I never even knew what a cervix looked like until now. I always wondered what doctors were looking at when they did pap tests.

    Also, like a lot of the other women on here, your photos confirm that all the different discharges are normal!!

    Thanks so much :)

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    Cass Reply:

    I agree , this would be a brilliant resource for schools as i know i grew up dependant on google and not really understanding my body , thank you :)

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  123. I found this very helpful for the future. I think everyone could learn from this. A lot of guys don’t get what’s going on in a woman’s body, and i think this will help males that want to learn. I think men would be more understanding if they new what female bodies are doing. Yes I am a guy, but i found this fascinating, and I will be more understanding of woman. I knew woman’s parts went through changes but I didn’t know how much. I am pretty sure this is why a woman doesn’t want to have sex 5 days before then menst. cycle. I would like to thank the creator of this site. It was very informative.

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  124. WOW! I am 47 and have always wondered as other women what my cervix really was. I have 3 Daughters and THEY WILL BE SEEING THIS! I am trying to conceive my 4th now and need to know how to find my own cervix to determine what phase I am in so as to hurry up conception and now this will definitely help. Thanx so much.

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  125. I would love to learn how to do this. Did you use a speculum (sp?) or just pry that sucker open and snap a pic? I want to record my cervical happenings! If you ever decide to expand the project to photo other women, please contact me! Thank you for your artistic vision and dedication to getting this out there! you’re my she-ro…-Mimi in NYC

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  126. this was absolutely beautiful! i always try to imagine a natural cervarix through it changs including mine i am a pre-med student and search the web daily thank you for this most informative images of the cervarix bless u with your success!

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  127. Hello! this is very good information, I’m 24 years and i have always wondered how my cervix looked like?
    I only have one doubt, from what i have been told from my gynecologist, if you have yellow fluid, that means that you have an infection, and I was amazed how yours changed color from one day to another, is this normal???

    Thank you, i loved your website!

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  130. Hi, thank you so much for the time you spent doing this work. I think everyone should know this part of women´s body.I like a lot this project, I think that any of the comentaries unnecessary and I like the natural way you speak. Thank you again!

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  131. Wonderful website.
    I cannot add much to the great comments already made but I really appreciate the notations you have made about the other changes and sensitivities of our bodies during menstruation.
    Sometimes my nipples and breasts are so sensitive that I feel real pain when my husband wants to fondle them. He says my reactions make him feel that I do not love him, which of course is not the case.
    I would be interested in hearing if, along with the cervical changes, hormonal fluctuations, and temperature variations, other women get hyper sensitive breasts and nipples, and what could be done to minimize that, if anything.

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  132. I stumbled across your site whilst looking for something else. I cannot believe how informative and interesting your photographs are. At the age of 60 one can still learn something about the body. Keep up the good work which should be illustrated in all the standard textbooks. Thank you so much.

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  133. Wow! I stumbled upon your website after it was mentioned on a parenting forum in Australia. Many women there (including me) are struggling to conceive and I’m sure this intimate look at the inner workings of their body will help them understand their cycles a lot more. Thank you so much for your openness and dropping all inhibitions. I have no doubt you have helped hundreds of women (and probably some men too!) Best of luck for the future!

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  134. Thank you for this wonderful work. At the age of 41, I had never before seen a cervix. You are doing a great, great work and I am happy that my 11 year old daughter is being raised in a world where it’s happening.

    Kindest regards,
    Taysha

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  135. Great Job to help women understand what their bodies look like from the inside. Keep up the good work to learn how best to support women. :o)
    Amy Tinney RN, Doula/Monitrice/ Midwifery aprentice

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  136. I’ve always wondered what my cervix looked like day to day and what its presentation meant as far as my cycle was concerned. I never thought it was so easy to find out for myself! I’m currently 12 months postpartum and am having 60-day cycles; it would be interesting to me to do this kind of study on myself over the next two months (I am currently on day 7 of my cycle). My husband and I don’t want to get pregnant but it’s just a fascinating subject for investigation. Not sure he’d help me take the photos though!! Your boyfriend is brave!

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  137. wow! i say wow! completely fasinating and literally could not pull my eyes away….thinking: wow this is how we look inside. amazing.

    thank you powerful woman!

    yes i will support!

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  138. Thank you for this. As a woman with HPV I find the importance of a relationship with our cervixes so important. I am passing this along to all of my intro level Women’s and Gender Studies students. Many of them have no idea what and where their cervix is. A shame I know. Thank you and your guy again for taking the time to do this. Fantastic.

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  139. Wow, this is amazing. Until seeing these pictures and reading about your research, i used to think i had some serious infection. Felt embarrassed to go to the hospital and get tests done, and as it turns out i wont even need them :-) you’ve been a great help, pls keep doing what you’re doing. We need to learn more and be more aware of our bodies and the changes they go through. you’ve enlightened a lot of us that otherwise would still be in the dark about our cervices… really appreciate it, and hope to see much more on the female anatomy.

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  140. As a Pharmacist, I am always facinated by the innerworkings of the body. These pictures are amazing! Correct me if I am wrong, but it makes sense that it resembles the tip of a penis. When an embryo is in development, the male and female sex organs develop from the same spot of tissue. At a certain point in time, all embryos pass through a ‘male’ phase with a tip resembling a penis. It is the genetics inside that then determine if that ‘nub’ develops into a penis, or vagina. Or so we were taught by our male professors. Looks to me like it develops into a penis or cervix! Anyhoo, I could be remembering this completely wrong, but the point is, the sexes are more related than many may think.
    But I have to take issue with this comment
    ‘WOAH! I am an acupuncture student, and the amount of variance of women’s flows is rather stunning. Thank you for this! You know, ideally, if all the energy is flowing “correctly,” women should have NO cramps and blood should AlwAys be a fresh red color that’s not too thick or thin? Headaches are also not normal. i would be very interested to see this after some consistent acupuncture.

    AWESOME! THANK YOUUU!!!

    Comment by Eutimia — December 10, 2008 @ 4:16 pm’

    This is a bunch of crap!!! The uterus is pure muscle. What do muscles do? They contract! Do you think the blood just drips out on it’s own without a little (or a lot) of help from the uterus squeezing it out? That’s like saying that you must be imbalanced if you experience cramping before childbirth! Do you think the baby is just going to fall out? I hope not!!
    And how can the blood always be fresh & red in color. The blood that flows is OLD blood that is shed because fertilization did not occur, and there is no fetus to nourish. To observe, please prick your finger, squeeze out a drop of blood, and see what it looks like the next day. Is it still bright red?
    I rest my case.

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  141. I just wanted to know how you know if the cervix is opened or closed? And what is that part that has a hole and kind of looks like the head of a penis? Sorry I’m pregnant and with all my pelvic exams it made me wonder about it all ?

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  142. What an amazing experience. I think women all over the world could benefit from seeing this and undertanding their bodies more – i know i certainly have! As a young woman trying to concieve 2nd child, and new to fertility charting – it is certainly helpful to understand what constitues the diff types of cervical fluid (roughly, i know its very personal to each woman).
    Thanks

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  143. Thankyou, I have never understood what was happening inside my own body before. I was worried i was not normal, or even unwell. These photos are fantastic.

    Thankyou again!
    x

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  144. In my teens and early twenties I thought there was something wrong with me. I thought I was having yeast infections or had some kind of disease, and I felt “defective.” To make matters worse, I was still a virgin and too self concious and scared to see a doctor. I kept thinking it was so unfair that I had a disease and I hadn’t even done anything sexually. If only I had known cervical mucus was perfectly normal and HEALTHY!

    I imagine there are millions of women who have suffered the same incorrect mindset. We really need to be educated better about our bodies, and we need to instill confidence in girls that their bodies are beautiful. Your project and these photos help us to do this. “Beautiful cervix” indeed!

    Thank you!

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  145. Hello, I am delighted with the series of pictures. What an idea! Insirational.
    I am the Chairman of the NFPTA Natural Family Planning Teachers Association which has been teaching the doublecheck or symptothermal method. We put you web address on our last Newsletter and have had good feedback. We are now ready to launch a website.

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  146. I’m 45 and this is the first time I have seen photos of a cervix, let alone a full cycle such as this. It puts written description into perspective – really invaluable and I thank you for undertaking this project.

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  147. What? The cervix has a hole in it? Where have I *been* for 36 years?

    I am so impressed by your bravery and delighted by the responses (both from men and women) you’ve received.

    Perhaps I’m alone in this, but I kept thinking things like, “Really, there’s *that* much fluid?” and a little bit “eew.” Not sure why I think fluids are gross, but it’s probably just a lack of exposure with my own bod. I always imagined it as just pink and happy in there. Clearly, I have work to do. :)

    Brave woman, thank you for your work and for the enlightenment you’ve given me and all visitors. May your project thrive. And may everyone seeking “photos during pregnancy” seek volunteers for the next project. :) This love-your-body thing isn’t just a spectator sport!

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  148. In response to Eutemia, the pharmacist, from a midwife who has long been fascinated by development of the embryo/fetus. You have some of your information mixed up about how the genitals form in females and males.

    In embryological life, all embryos begin their lives as female. There is a substance that is secreted by those that will be male that suppresses the female development, and pushes the development of the male genitalia. I have heard it described as the fight to be male.

    The male penis and the female clitoris are the structures that develop from the same embryological tissue. So although it is interesting indeed that the cervix looks like the head of the penis, they are not derived from the same embryological tissues. Where the uterus and cervix develop in the female there is only a duct in the male that slowly atrophies and becomes a tiny appendage on the male testis.

    To beautifulcervix — great project! May it grow strong and ever more beautiful!

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  149. wow that was amazing and i am guessing you have a tilted cervix, as i just found out i have that and i am 24, so this really helped me with knowing what is going on with me…thank you so much.

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  150. These should be a required portion of “sex ed” in every high school in the country. Nevermind taking three days showing how to put a condom on a banana. Both men and women need to know as much as possible about their bodies. Thank you so much.

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  151. I am also a student midwife, I think this is an awesome website. What a great idea! I’m sure you learned the cycle and hormone information in a very deep way doing this project. You go girl! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  152. wow, i am a guy and can sincerely say that after viewing those photos, i am a little unsure wheather i wanted to see it or not. but i can tell it has show me that women are a beautiful creation and perfection that God created. THANKS GOD FOR WOMEN AND WHAT THEY CAN DO AND THE JOB THEY DO TO KEEP US GUYS INTERESTED IN THEM…

    thanks paula for the link… i like learning about these things so i can understand women better, the cycle they go through and the changes nature put them through also… God Bless them all and Guys please line up and be a little more sensetive about them and more comprehensive…

    jose lara

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  153. I stumbled across this page, and am so glad I did. What an excellent project, I had no idea of how my body cycle worked and I’m well into my 30s.

    Thank you for taking the initiative and starting this project, I hope this is just the beginning :)

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  154. Awesome pictures! It would be really cool to see how different things like diet and season have an effect. Thanks and remember to drink lot’s of water! Sheesh, who knew!

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  155. Thank you! This is such great information – I love that you have photos and details about each day during your cycle. What a great educational tool for women of all ages. Understanding our bodies allows us to love our bodies. Thank you for sharing!

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  156. Wow! It took me a few minutes to get used to the idea of what I was seeing, but I’m so glad I looked! I hope that this advance you have made will filter down to help enlighten the many, many women who still know so little about what’s going on “down there.” It’s sad to me to see just how many girls and women don’t understand their bodies, and simply get frustrated with the trials that being a woman regularly presents. I’m not a med student, but I am so appreciative that you did this for all of us, the entire world. Thank you.

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  157. this is/was a very important task you have performed.
    as a man, married for 26 yrs with 3 kids, i thank you.
    its the simplest things which are over looked, that make the biggest impressions.

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  158. This was an awesome series of pics. very educational. I thank you for the patience and the dedication. Looking forward to seeing more. My girlfriend and I will truly benefit frm these.

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  159. “Knowledge to a better understanding”

    I think that’s the main idea: something helpful, specially for women all around the world.

    Hope you can follow this project and hope more people appreciate this!

    (;

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  161. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. It was very interesting. I have always been fascinated by things like this, the photography is amazing, tell your boyfriend he did a great job! I was rerouted from another website, so the word is out there about your site. Again, you did a GREAT job!!

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  162. Wow, that’s really cool that you did a whole cycle. I’ve never actually seen a cervix up close like that before! Very interesting, thank you for sharing this with the world!!

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  163. Thank you very much for this most interesting and beautiful and informative photos!

    As I have started to watch my own cycle I found your pictures very helpful. And at the last visit I have asked my gynecologist for a mirror (wich I never dared before). She seemed to be happy with my curiosity. :-)

    Greetings from Germany!

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  164. This is very interesting. I had no idea what the cervix looked like. I am TTC#2 and am learning about cervical mucous and cervical position. This is a great learning tool and I found it very helpful. Thank you for doing this.

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  165. Fab!! It does help with understanding. I’d love to see one of a lady who has had a baby so you can see the difference. I have problems with my periods now and I want to have another baby – this has been informative to help me estimate when I may be ovulating.

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  166. This is too amazing! I remember in the late 1960s going to a park in West Virginia for a women’s health conference. There, a woman from “out west’, got on a table in front of about 100 women and showed us her cervix. She was promoting self exam – and she was inspriational! You have taken this passion for learning about yourself to another wonderful level!
    Kudos to you (and your boyfriend helper!)!
    And Thanks!
    Susan Greene, Cleveland, OH

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  167. I stumbled upon this site while looking at Oscar fashions! Who knew? But I’m glad I did! It was very interesting and informative and I really hope you are able to continue your research and helping women understand their bodies. We should all know what is going on down there!

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  168. Wow! What an amazing and powerful journey that was! Truly inspiring! Thank you for all your time and energy you have put into this and for sharing such crucial information about our bodies!
    Blessings

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  169. That is amazing! I recently had treatment for pre-cancerous cells and never really understood what was happening but thanks to your site I really do now! Thank you so much!

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  170. Wow, that was fascinating. I’ve had a LLETZ procedure and several biopsies of my cervix; I would really love to see what a cervix that has been treated in this way for abnormal cells looks like.

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  171. At first “yuk” but then it becomes fascinating, and why hasn’t this sort of thing been shown before?
    Thank you – for taking the time and effort which means that many women for the first time (for me anyway) have a visualisation of something so natural and regular, but often something we are made to feel embarrassment about.
    Congrats

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  172. This is a groundbreaking and yet fundamental project. This should form an integral part of all medical, clinical training in this field for all medical professionals involved. But speaking as an ex-biology teacher and current PhD student and most importantly a mum to 3 kids – 1 girl and 2 boys – THIS is REAL education. My husband is overtly squeamish but I think such images should be part of everyone’s awareness. The inane ‘period’ jokes and jibes may disappearand empathy may then replace such futile nonsense. As most of our functions occur internally we are responsible for making sure people realise we are not inanimate or passive biologically, by any means! Well done once more for such a fantastic effort and such a profoundly important issue.

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  173. Increible, la verdad que muy buen trabajo, just a nice piece of work and art. really interesting!!! Its so amazing find out all this information on the web. Congratulations!!! Muchas felicitaciones, hicieron un gran proyecto!!! paola

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  174. Thnx a lot for this true education.. it is amazing to find your research and taught me a lot about my body.. i am 24 years old and i have 4 sisters that i will share this iformation.. one of my sister is studying nursing this will be very useful for her too… i think i never see any book that shows the same research that you have you should make your own book … for me being filipino and english is my second language it has been really hard for me to understand the medical terms that i read so this pictures you have.. answers all the questions i have in mind… thank you very much i am looking forward for your next research.

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  175. Absolutely fascinating. Thank you for being so open and comfortable as to share this with the online world. It’s heartwarming to see how many other women got as much learning from this documentation as I did.

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  176. After reading all the comments so far, I realized that what you created is something unique on the www, which could be introduced in education as well. Special thanks to your boyfriend, I think that all the women so grateful for your work are also beholden to him. I will forward this link to boys as well as girls for a better understanding.

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  177. To be honest, I was searching for males’ comments: glad to see that they’ve read all through, and reacted positively. Now I will recommend the site to my boyfriend, too, and other male friends. It can help them understand women better, and who knows, may have a very positive effect upon their relationships.

    Thanks for your work! (both of you)

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  178. Wow, thanks for this site and taking the time to research this, plus the amazing photography! Absolutely stunning to know what goes on ‘down there’. Why can’t they show you this in Biology lessons at school!

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  179. What a fantastic project. I am a student in one of the allied health professions. So much in medicine is focussed on illness and the abnormal. This is a wonderful example of showing what is healthy and normal.

    I have saved the site URL so i can pass it on to others and in the hope the resource is still here when I need it for my young children.

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  180. I thought this was great. I’ve always wanted to see the normal cervical changes day by day. Please if you can do one of a woman who is pregnant. I’ve heard the pregnant cervix is really interesting.

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  181. Truly amazing. I asked a lot of questions about my reproductive system with my doctor. Nobody knows your body more than yourself. As women, our bodies go through changes all the time. I think you have done a tremendous job, I think all women should see this. As for the people offended, this is an educational project that can help many women. They need to stop looking at this as a sexual project. This is the reason why so many women are embarrassed to ask. I have shared this website with other friends of mine. Thanks again!!!

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  182. This is very informative. Thank you very much for opening the eyes of the public. My room mate and I always wondered what was happening during mense cycle.

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  183. All the commitment and patience it took you to take a picture everyday!

    You are an amazing person.

    great learning opportunity too. i just finished facilitating a class of young people on the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive organ.

    they need to see these pictures, especially since we will be discussing mentrual cycle.

    Great Job!

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  184. Very eye-opening and a bit shocking too. I think that the idea is great, but in order for this to reach as many women as possible, the imagery could be softer – maybe make it more drawn-like, rather than photographed.
    I personally liked it and found it very helpful. Thank you.

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  185. Very cool! Our bodies are so facinating, plus in biology, I never really got a good understanding of the shape of the cervix, and now I have a better idea. How we can create a life inside of us, and support it is equally facinating.

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  186. Thank you so much for posting these amazing photos! I am also a student midwife and am loving the quality work of your photography. I, for one, am tired of drawings of cervixes, sometimes it just makes it hard to really get the picture. You’ve definitely given us the picture!!

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  187. OMG I never knew that speculm went in so far no wonder it hurts and no wonder the cervix takes so flippen long to dilate! that hole is tiny to begin with, I was always worried a tampon would get lost inside but it is not at all possible. Thank you for teaching me/showing me what no other sex ed teacher would.

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  188. I am a mother of 2 and a doula. This is a beautiful, brave and informative project.
    I will pass this on to my fellow doula and midwifery student friends.
    Thank You!

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  190. Very intersting. You may like to try to recognize your cervical pupil sign, which is the day of maximal fertility.
    Congratulations.

    Self-assessment of the cervical pupil sign as a new fertility-awareness method

    Ivo Brosens M.D., Ph.D.a, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, Pierre Hernalsteen M.A.b, André Devos M.D.b, Brianna Cloke M.D.c and Jan J. Brosens M.D., Ph.D.c

    aLeuven Institute for Fertility and Embryology, Leuven, Belgium

    bNatural Family Planning Organization of Flanders, Mortsel, Belgium

    cInstitute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

    Received 31 August 2007;
    revised 27 December 2007;
    accepted 27 December 2007.
    Available online 15 February 2008.

    This pilot study investigates in a group of 20 healthy volunteers with regular cycles and prior experience in natural family planning methods whether self-assessment of the cervical “pupil sign” is feasible and can be used to detect the preovulatory fertile window. All participants were able to assess the cervical pupil sign. Based on this method, the fertile window lasts on average 3 days, which is significantly shorter and more consistent than when defined on basis of the vulvar mucus method.

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  191. WOW! Is all I have to say!
    What an amaizing job you have done to show many women what a real cervix is doing for a full cycle, So many questions and answers are no longer such a mystery.

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  192. I gotta say, when I first found this site I was like “weird! Gross!”. But I own one of those and I had never thought about the changes it goes through day to day. Thanks.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    The os (opening) is what you see that looks like the head of a penis – This is the opening to the cervix (the cervix is the neck of the uterus that extends into the vagina). Under the photos when I describe the os being open or closed, it is a sensation I am feeling with my finger when I touch it – when it is open it is softer, when it is closed, it is harder – since I am not pregnant, the difference I am feeling is probably a matter of milimeters. This is difficult to see in the photos because the angle was not consistent every day or the speculum was squeezing the cervix (causing it to look more like a slit) in some photos.

    So, the little penis-looking cervix hole you can see in the photos opens to 10 cm (called dilation) and thins out to the thickness of a sheet of paper (called effacement) during labor – which is what all the uterine contractions are essentially doing (also helping to push the baby down and out)…..so, during a pelvic exam during pregnancy, they are checking to see how soft/ripe your cervix is or how dilated you are (some dilation can happen before labor begins) or if the baby has descended into the pelvis…

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  193. Thank you for sharing these, I had no idea the mouth to the cervix was so small, and was convex? I’ve got one myself and had no idea what it was doing most of the time :D

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  194. Thank you for doing this….What a wonderful thing especially for young women to see to better understand their bodies….this could of Soooo been useful when just starting puberty!

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  195. Wow, thanks so much for sharing your life. I remember in my twenty’s (I am now 46) that I wished to find pictures or book, which I searched diligently for to have some idea what was going on with my body. Again thanks so much for sharing. I passed this on to my sister-in-law who is just entering the medical profession and to share with her newly teen daughter.
    Shawn

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  196. I have seen a similar site which was taken down due to it being ‘inappropriate’ (umm, what did people think it was going to contain??) and both are beautifully done! I don’t know…perhaps you were the maker of that site as well! It’s really helpful, whether you’re TTC or just want to know more about your body and menstrual cycle! I’m a CP/CM checker and BBTer of 3 1/2+ years, so I know what it’s all about! Makes it even more interesting to know what things in there actually look like, though.

    I think I’m most surprised that you got your BOYFRIEND to take these pics! My DH would certainly not want to do that, and he watched me give birth! LOL

    Nicely done!

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  197. Thank you so much for this wonderful ressource! I had no idea that this is what a cervix actually looks like and how it changes during the menstrual cycle.

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  198. I just found your site after having a hysterectomy at age 32 to prevent cervical cancer. After dozens of exams and biopsies over the last 3 years, I realized when I saw your site that I had no idea what they were looking at in all of those appointments. Now I wish I had been able to see my cervix. But I think it’s wonderful that you’ve put so much effort into producing this site.

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  199. Wow! What an amazing set of images to see. I never knew what a cervix actually looked like and how it changed throughout the month. Fascinating site. I am so pleased i stumbled across it.Good luck with your midwifery course!

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  200. Very educative and informative – thank you!
    I have never seen how a cervix looks like and this was really fascinating.
    I join the people who think expanding the project to pregnancy photos will be also very useful.
    Good luck with your studies and practice – and I hope you will make a book out of it!

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  201. How very beautiful in both aesthetics and in the sharing of necessary and interesting information.

    I follow natural contracpetion/conception and due to this conceived my son first try. It’s so essential that women understand their bodies rather than fearing/hating them.
    Thank you

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  202. Hi , I’m 24 years old and have never had a child. During my last pelvic exam my doctor told me my cervix was shifted downward. She says its not bad, but I wonder if it makes a difference when I try to have kids? Do you have any advice for me?
    Sincerely ,
    Monique

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  203. Fantastic photos and an amazing project. I am 55 and remember getting my first speculum with Spare Rib magazine and charting my own cycle just so I knew what was going on with my body. I found the book ‘A new view of a woman’s body’ written by the Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers really useful as it has pictures of different cervixes. This was written in 1981 but I see that an updated version written in 1991 is now available.

    With a number of colleagues, I teach medical students how to do cervical smears, using my own body. I will let them know of this website as I am sure they could benefit from your work.

    Thanks and good luck with your future projects.

    Fiona

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  204. Simply amazing! I am currently reading “Taking Control of Your Fertility” and am charting my basal temp. each morning. A dear friend sent this to me and I’m so glad she did, as I will now be able to visualize what is actually going on inside of my body.

    Best of luck to you and your website!!

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  205. This was definitely an eye-opener for me. I would be interested in seeing the difference childbirth makes in how your cervix looks. I now kind of wish that I had a before and after.

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  206. Very informative! I was googling for something else and came across your site… these pictures are better than what you would find in a textbook! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your studies!

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  207. This is the best site i have ever seen. I have forwarded the link to quite a bit of friends and this is going to be a real good learning for them. One of my friend who is pregnant was amazed to see the pictures.

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  208. In the 1980’s I worked with a fellow RN who allowed medical students to perform pelvic exams on her while she taught them anatomy and physiology, and the appropriate technique. At that time this particular method was a necessity for them to prepare themselves before potentially traumatizing some poor woman who happened to be their first few hands on patients. I am proud of your generation and how you have used technology and creativity to essentially do the same thing by putting yourself out there others can benefit. You will undoubtably have a very successful career if you continue to practice that mindset. Keep up the good work!

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  209. I am researching laser ablation of neoplastic cells on the cervix. Thanks to your pictures, I know for the first time exactly what a healthy cervix looks like. Now I must get mine healthy again!

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  210. Thank you… I have PCOS and am trying to find a way to help conceive, and you’re page was the most influential part of the research that I’ve been doing.

    I hope that all that you’re doing goes well.
    Much thanks, and love

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  211. That was so informative and straightforward. I have never seen pictures like these before and am so thankful to have an idea what it looks like in there, and how the cervix fluctuates. Thank you for sharing your body and research- it seems all the women you’ve seen your site have been grateful and I am no exception! This is the kind of stuff you should learn at school! Thanks again :)

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  212. What a truely amazing set of photos. I am a student midwife myself and believe it or not could not visualize a real cervix at all. It is all well and good looking at drawings but it doesn’t compare to the real thing. This has helped me hugely with my vaginal examinations as now I can visualize what I am feeling. I would love to know if anything like this has been done on labouring cervix’s and dilatation.

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  213. “Sometimes the majority means that all the fools are on the same side”. It’s a shame that society still dictates what is appropriate(wouldn’t it be nice to become more liberated through honesty, personal values and education?!). That is why we need more people like you! I happened upon this site simply wanting to settle my curiosity about what my body looks like from the inside out and never imagined to discover so many things I had no clue existed. Thank you!

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  214. Thank you so much for doing this. Until just recently when I got an IUD, I really had no idea what was going on with my own cervix. All I knew was I hated pap smears and I never wanted anything touching my cervix. I didn’t even know what it looked like in there! It’s not so scary. It’s really good to see what happens as the body goes through the cycle.

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  215. I am 17 and about a month ago had my first pap, I was INSANELY curious as to what my obgyn was going to be lookin at but didn’t have the guts to look it up… At that appointment I found I was pregnant and decided on abortion due to multiple reasons. When I was told of the process of the procedure I decided then that I NEEDED to know what the heck my cervix actually looked like and searched to no avil, finally saying skip it! I was suspisous of this site at first because I just thought it would be drawings or something similar to what is in my high school text book, how VERY wrong I was! This site is so beautiful and wonderful I no longer feel like an alien!
    I will be showing this to as many people as I know so as to better educate the those people! I will also suggest it to my health teacher, seeing as this would be WAY more benifical then anything else on either the net or in regualar text books.
    You are an amazingly couragous woman! I thank you SO much for this and wish you the best of luck with the expansion on this porject! =)

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  216. “Louise said:
    “So funny how a cervix resembles the head of a penis, and when we have intercourse it’s as if these two little mouths are ‘kissing’ eachother…””

    That is a gorgeous little sentiment. This website is wonderful. It really is an eye opener to all women as to what does happen inside us each and every month. I wish you all the best and congratulate you on helping hundreds of women with your beautiful, clear images.

    – LouLou

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  217. I am 35 and a medical doctor and have seen my own cervix before due to abnormal smear tests. However, from the age of 17 until 34 I was on one form of hormonal contraception or another, including 12 years of depo-provera so had no menstruation. It’s only for the last year or so that I have had a “normal” menstrual cycle and I still feel like a teenager getting used to it all! This has been very enlightening. Thank you for this.

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  218. So I thought something was wrong when I had fluid like that shown on the ‘Day 19′ photo and searched high and low to see if it was normal. I love this site and these pics, can’t imagine anyone having anything bad to say about it. I would so volunteer for you to take pics of me – i have PCOS so it would be interesting to see whats going on in a less than normal environment.

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  219. I had been looking for something like this before I got pregnant (17 months ago). Now that I am menstruating again, I thought I would search again as we are practicing NFP And to my surprise here it is! THANK YOU!

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  220. hi :]
    im 16.. and at first i was lookin for somethin to explain the fluids coming from my vagina.. and these pictures are like the same as what im experiencing.. and at first i was scared that i had an STD because yes im not a virgin.. and i am sexually active.. and i have gotten tested.. but sometimes you can get self consious and worry. haha.
    but these pictures helped alot. thanks :]

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  221. I want to applaud you on this web site, i think it is fantastic that you know your body so well, are prepared to share it with others and have a kick ass boy friend who shares your vision!!! Being a midwifery student my self when i watch speculums being performed i can never get in there to see in as much detail as i have seen in your pictures. Bravo. If only my husband was as cooperative!! I think this is very helpful to everyday women and health care students and professionals alike. well done on having the confidence to do it!

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  222. WOW!!! Very informative. Great teaching tool from a nursing perspective. I think if women knew and understood more about their bodies and how they work they would take better care of themselves and respect more the beautiful bodies they have. Good luck with the site. :-)

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  223. Thank-you for doing this project. I worked at the Feminist Women’s Health Center for 25 years, I first became aware of my cervix by doing self-help with a self help group which consisted mainly of my fellow staff members and community women interested in self help. This was 25 years ago.
    Your pictures of the cervix each day of your cycle are beautiful.
    Thanks for further exposure of the cervix and the knowledge women can gain by becoming aware of their own cervix and bodies.

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  224. Thank you so much!! You are so brave!! I am irregular menstrual cycle… sometimes I can’t tell when I’m ovulating. My hubby and I are tossing around the idea of children- Today, 3-24-09- egg/snotty type discharge, stretched between fingers, kind of foggy white color. Just made love. He didn’t finish in me. So, trying to research when I ovulate… Thank you so much for the information and now I know what is going on the inside!!!

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  226. As a student midwife, I find the cervix complicated, but now thanks to you, I understand it much better and your pictures made it very clear to me.
    Thank you

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  227. This was incredible. I am 17 and not sexually active but i always find some symptoms that i don’t understand what they could be only to find that I am perfectly normal! this was really informative and answered many questions. I think that if other cervixes were posted up (sounds weird lol) it would be even more helpful since no girl is the same. Thank you for this! i came upon this website by accident, but it was worth it!!

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  228. This is very interesting, to actually see the various changes taking place in the vagina during menstruation. For years I never even wanted to be around a woman when she was on her cycle. Well, that is until I had the rare experience of tasting menstrual blood. It was an accident(just a little blood on the last day of my ex’s cycle.). That experience alone made me want to learn more sense I was no longer grossed out by it. Thank you for sharing. You have educated me further. Cheers!!!

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  229. This is a great series of images of your cycle. Really learned a lot about myself just seeing a record of each day and how you felt. Having done one full cycle it would be interesting to compare another to see if the images and comments are the same or if you experience and feel different symptoms and emotions.
    You have covered from ages 25 to 62 but a comparison would help teenagers, so 15 – 18 please (I am 20) and over 70 too as would like to see what happens when I am older.

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  230. 43 years old & absolutely clueless!!
    finding this information means more to me than i can express. ive seen both male & female gynos for years & not one of them have been able to make me understand my body the way you have….a pic is worth a thousand words. thank you for this awesome education.

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  231. Amazing – for some reason it made me feel particularly emotional. That’s what our bodies look like! Wow. Thanks so much.

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  232. it is a rare informative research at this time.so much satisfied after a lot of site searching………..really beatiful picture.
    why is my cervical mucus have a brownish tinge till ovulation?

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  233. I am a 54 year old man and I have recently been told that most (approximately 50 % or more) women all have their periods on the first weekend of every month. Is this true?

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  234. Thank you for your wonderful and helpful site. I found this site by accident and I am very glad I did b/c I have been looking for something more than what’s in my Anatomy books. This really helps especially when I have cramps due to irregular periods.
    Keep up the good work.

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  235. I didn’t even know what a cervix looked like before this! Thank you for expanding my mind, and making me even that much more interested in my own body. :) One more step of interest to lead me to midwifery school! :) hehe

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  236. Very interesting and informative! I don’t know why but I really couldn’t bring myself to say this is “beautiful”. I felt a bit squeamish whilst looking at your photos and I think it just goes to show how many women (myself included) are conditioned to be repulsed by their own bodies and bodily functions – periods are still seen as dirty. I feel I may be unusual compared to many women who have commented on this page, but I feel completely detached from what goes on in the reproductive part of my body – I hope to have children one day but for now its an inconvenience which I carry around with me. I actually think I would be scared to look at photos of my own cervix. I’m not proud of this and would like to change my thinking. I would like society’s thinking to change too. I think this page has started me on my way to feeling less appologetic about what my body does!

    You are very brave.

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  237. I thought it was BEAUTIFUL the way the cervical mucous was displayed soooo stringy between your fingers. That was beautiful!! Now I know my discharge is normal!
    thanx

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  238. I have a question for the creator of this site or anyone. I am a 25 yr old male. My wife just got off the pill. She got her tubes tied. Do women who are not on the pill experience wide swings in sexual desire? Will I notice my wife wanting sex more when she ovulates? If she is not ovulating will she have average to low desire? We are both 25. Thanks a lot. I check the site often to read new comments.

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  239. i have the same whitish discharge too esp b4 having my period..i thought it was yeast infection or something…sometimes the discharge irritates my vagina after drying..is it normal?

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  240. as a guy… this information makes me feel so in awe of everything you women are. i knew this information, the cycle and the whole phenomena… but it’s just awesome to be able to have such a depiction of what you girls experience.

    you have my gratitude and… all my respect for your vulnerability.

    really really cool.

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  241. I really appreciated this post, an amazing documentary. I’ve never seen anything like this before. Why don’t we teach women/girls about their body in such a clear biological/anatomical way? I bookmarked this and am hoping it stays up for many years to come.

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  242. I am a 29 year old, college educated woman. I cannot believe that this is the first time in my life that I have seen this part of the body! I am trying to conceive and this was incredibly informative. In addition to help with understanding my fertility, I am also just in awe of the beauty of the female body! Thank you so much for this gift.

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  243. Wow! Soo interesting! I couldn’t help to notice the similarity with the cervix and the head of the penis. I had not known what a cervix really looked like before. That was so informative. I had a leep procedure recently and I am so interested to know what the healing process is like for myself and other women because it can be kind of scary not knowing what is happening ‘down there’. Thanks for sharing your private space for the sake of knowledge. I hope that you are able to continue your project.

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  244. Thank you SO MUCH for doing this! Thank you for the time and effort you put into it, thank you for the details you included, but even more so, thank you for being so open and willing to share such intimate details of your private life in order to help others. And please thank your boyfriend, too! He deserves credit as well for being an integral part of this project. Just think of the knowledge he’s gained and can now share with other men. Wonderful!

    I’m ashamed to admit – I’m 40 and still can’t find my cervix. I just never knew what to look for! I’m anxious to try again. I was thinking the same thing as others – the cervix really does resemble the head of a penis. LOL (And your comment about ‘vigorous intercourse’ cracked me up as well! But the comment was definitely worth sharing, to uphold the integrity of the project.)

    Good luck with your project, and more power to you. I wish I had thousands to donate. You deserve it!! :)

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  245. I think that it is absolutely facsinating to visually see what our bodies do. I felt my cervix for the first time today, and was afraid something was wrong with my lady parts. After finding your website, I have become very educated on my cycle… Thanks!

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  246. When looking at the photos when you refer to cervix is high and low I get a little confused. Do you consider the position high if it is elevated say toward your head and low if it is closer to your bottom? Sorry if this question is dumb but I seem to think the cervix is high when you say low etc. I practice FAM and would love to start charting my cervical position.

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  247. I have to admit, this is extremely educational. Especially since I had surgery on my cervix when I was 19, now I know what the doctor was talking about.

    Very educational. And very cool of you and your lady do to this and share it! You guys rawk!

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  248. What a wonderful service you’ve done! At 23, I’m just now starting to learn what the heck is going on with my body. It’s amazing how hard it is to find pictures such as this, and it makes me sad that censorship should pan so far. It would be interesting to do this with a woman who has had children just to see how it would differ.

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  249. i dont think i could have found a better site to understand what i am going through!!! i am also 25 and have never given birth. i am trying though, and understanding how to check my cervix was a little confusing. i didnt really know what to expect and these pictures made me feel so much more confident about it. thanks!!!

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  250. What you have done is very significant.
    Thank you for sharing and enabling us to increase ownership and love of our bodies through education.

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  251. As a lesbian trying to conceive, it is crucial to pinpoint when ovulation occurs. These images were extremely helpful to me and my partner. Thank you for your generosity.

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  252. Wow ! Thank you !
    I too am a midwifery student, and this was a truly fascinating learning experience !
    Keep up the great work with your studies and best wishes ! I have already forwarded this onto another student & will fwd to some friends shortly !
    Well done ! (and Thank you for sharing so openly.)
    best wishes

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  253. Somehow I stumbledupon this site and got a bit of a surprise when i scrolled down! :D

    I gotta say from a mans point of view its quite scary! :P

    Well done on being brave enough to do this though as it seems to have helped a lot of people.

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  254. At 34, with 2 children, I had never seen anything other than a pencil drawing of a cervix. I know it’s been suggested in the comments, but I’d also love to see a similar set of photos of a pregnancy. Approximately weekly might be a good start?
    Also, I’d love to show a more mature cervix which has experienced 2 vaginal births. Any hints on how to get good photos, and would you be interested in them if I do this?

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  255. This fantastic and has heped me understand what going on inside of me. Hopefully ill now be able to pinpont ovulation and conceive

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  256. i am 16 yrs old and i have been having frequent problems with my cycle and understanding my reproductive system because in school they teach you the bare minimum. i found this site very enlightening and educational. i didnt at first understand that discharges were normal because i am constently being told that they are a sign of infection. i first looked up this website because my cycle has lasted for going on two weeks. i started on april 17 and then it came back a week and some days later and hasnt stopped. my search led me hear. I want to be a doctor so i feel like this will help me some how because i never knew that the cervix changed position nor did i know what tt looked like, where it was, and the fact that it was where secretions came from. thank you for your website.

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  257. I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SITE AND THE GREET INFORMATION THAT YOU SHOW TO US.
    AND I HOPE GOOD HEALTH AND GOOD HOPES FOR YOU BUT HOW YOU TAKE THIS PICTURES , IT IS VERY NICE AND IT IS TRULY VERY BEAUTIFUL AND I HOPE FOR YOU MORE SUCCESS AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MISTRY THINGS IN OUR LIFE
    ACCEPT MY GREETS AND GOOD LUCK

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  258. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this everynight! I never would have guessed that was how a cervix looked like, and that the secretions every woman gets come from it. The bit of blood on the cervix from the vigorous sex also helped a lot, now I’m not sure I should continue to have so much vigorous sex with my bf…

    One day, when you do become pregnant, you should do a similar project. I’m sure it would help even more women understand their bodies.

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  259. Wow, your site is very interesting. Is your boyfriend in the medical field as well? Can you post photos of a pregnant woman’s cervix? Or perhaps a cervix, early post conception? thanks!

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  260. Thank-you for doing this project. I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and the doc just started checking me for dilation ect. I had no idea what she was talking about when it came to my cervix. Even tho I have to admit, I normally have such a strong stomach it wasnt so strong towards the end. LOL Thanks again!!!

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  261. Thank you so much. I’ve learned too much about women’s cycle in a deep way.It’s also important for to know what happens in a woman for understanding her better.

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  262. I was determined to stay up all night and find pictures of cervixes but thanks to your website I found it on the first page of my search. Thank you so much for doing this project. I now know exactly what my body is going through and what to feel for some what better.

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  263. You’re very brave. To be honest with you, all I was trying to find was the music band “Day 26″ and this came up. Fortunately I found it quite entertaining and just a little bit disturbing; considering the fact that I’m a young boy. Coincidentally, I’ve just started to learn about this in school again yesterday. I will be happy to tell my teacher and mom about this article; good work!

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  264. Hi, I am very happy to found your website, I was browsing into a website about fertility and your website is really perfect inorder to learn about what Im looking for. We just have plan to have a baby and we both looking up into your website and we found it very helpful.
    Juliet

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  265. I enjoyed the pictures and I learned about my body and I also liked reading the comments. That was very educational. I will share this website with other females.

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  266. Wow..this was so awesome! I googled “day 26″ and this happened to pop up..good thing im a fairly curious person!! This was a really good idea..good luck :)

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  267. This was very informative I loved it thank you…Going into nursing soon I found this to be insightful you are brave. I also am having a hard time conceiving and found this to be a roadmap into conceiving. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  268. This is a great work…very informative. It even helps us to treat a women with required care on their tired and complex days durin thier cycle…

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  269. this proved to be quite informative, its amazing the changes that go on within a woman’s body preparing her to become fertile.

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  270. What an amazing collection of photographs.

    I especially appreciate seeing these photos because no matter how many ‘drawings’ you see, nothing is as good as a photo. How uneducated I am and I think most women are about their own miraculous bodies!

    Thank you!!

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  271. wow. :3 i recently discovered that cervical stimulation for me means intenser orgasms for both of us, and made me a lot happier and much more curious about my lovely lil cervix.

    i really like your documentation of this. :D i think all women should be as curious and appreciative of all the nooks and crannies of their bodies.

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  272. that is the most interesting article on the female body i have ever read. congratulations on your honesty and bravery in doing this!!!!

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  273. I have been told I have a tilted uterus and never really understood what this means. I have had 2 cone biopsies and if you were in the uk I would have offered you the chance to take my pics. Great site especially the discharge part cos i’m told at every smear ‘oh you have a bit of discharge!’ as if I have something wrong with me when I asked what could cause that then? am given the reply discharge is normal – Which makes me wonder why they point it out in the first place and start me worrying. Anyway fab site and pics keep up the work

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  274. Thank you so much for doing this. I have been having such a frustrating time trying to find a doctor who will listen to me and talk with me about what is currently going on in my body. Your project makes me feel like I’m not alone, and I cannot wait to add this idea to my current process of journal-writing and self-teaching. Thank you for so generously sharing this knowledge, and these breathtakingly beautiful pictures.

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  275. Hi. Last weekend in LA Carol Downer sponsered a Self Help Clinic group who met and looked at our cervixes etc. We also grooved on your website and learned so much. Thanks for your great work. Laura

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  276. Wow!! I’m a first year student midwife, and although i have had 2 children and have examined my own cervix, I never realy ‘got it’! These pics are realy educational!! Thanks!

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  277. as a physician, this site will be of striking interest to patients, mostly females, but also some males.

    and as a person interested in life, i was very pleased, delighted and inspired with your simple and elegant self-investigation, brought forward for others who might share the desire to see and know something more about these processes.

    andrew

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  278. oh i clicked the link to order the self exam kit and was soooooooooooo disappointed to find out that you don’t post this to the united kingdom!! what a bummer, maybe this could be something that you could expand on.

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  279. Wow.. This should be in all sex ed classes. I just recently thought I had a cyst on my vaginal wall and had never felt my cervix before.

    When I found your site. I was relived also felt quite a fool too. But this page has givin me more info than every talking with my mother , sex ed class or my doctor could of told me…

    I am still getting checked out just in case. But,
    Thank you! Keep it going.

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  280. I am 39 years old and didn’t realize how much I don’t know about what happens during our entire cycle. Absolutely amazing. Thank you!!

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  281. Wow!i dont know what to say but thank you so so much to help in particular to understand my body. Am forever grateful and i wish u the very best in life

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  282. I kind of just stumbled on this site though not to be confused with the actual stumble upon. Anyway as a nursing student it was interesting to me as obviously I cannot see this situation of a woman (obviously) and the knowledge I took from this was, in the very least, interesting.

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  283. brill thankyou i wish we could all understand our bodies more and this is a fantastic start for us :-D I am searching for stories and pictures about nabothian follicles on the os… if you know of any…? :-D THANKS for your venture! :-D

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  284. i just had to comment! i´m brazilian and just got this link on a orkut community and i am just amazed! thank you for sharing this!

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  285. I found this extremely helpful. I often have questions for my gyn about things going on within my body, and I can say that it wasn’t until now that I have a better understanding. I am a nursing student interested in practicing in the area of ob/gyn, and this was a major help. Thanks

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  286. Hello! Sorry for my english, I want a baby and I try to understand my body, with your help by this pictures I will know what is happening…there. Thank you!

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  288. Thank you so much. You don’t know what this pictures meant to me. For the first time in my life(and I’m 35…)I saw hao eggwhite should look like

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  289. After giving birth when a women becomes pregnant again does the cervix close up completely again or does it remain slightly open?

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  290. hey i found this site at random when i was looking for information on what a cervix looks/feels like. Its really been a big help. I’m not sure if you have this already but you should take pictures of the cervix of a woman on the contraceptive pill; I wasnt able to find any. Keep up the good work. =]

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  291. I googled female anatomy images and didnt get much then i found a site where a woman asked a question and someone gave the link. I was shocked to see how detailed it was but then was relieved. Im 24 years old and have had a child but in recent developments have learned that my body is not working as i think it should. I Google discharge and find that it is normal but im like “why o Why is it every day?” Its just annoying so i decided today to take a gander and find my cervix… I found it but it did not feel as i expected it should and then well… I googled the anatomy.. I really really appreciate this and now feel like i am normal. I hate going to the GYNO and not getting the information i want but paying my $35 copay every time!

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  292. What a wonderful work! Thanks for the photos!

    I’m having a little problem with my cervix, and that’s how I ended here, searching for information. Seeing your photos made me more happy…more…proud to be a woman. What an amazing body we have! It looks like a great conspiration for us to get pregnant! hahaha

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  293. I wanted to let you know as someone who is TTC this is sooo helpful. You can read all the “technical” things possile but NOTHING helps more than seeing it like this now i know what I am feeling for . Have you become a midwife yet ? THANK YOU

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  294. definately, easily, the best reproductive health education i’ve had. just amazing! imagine if i’d been shown this diary in high school!

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  295. I just want to let you know that your website is quite informative. Like anything else seeing is believing especially what happens to a female body. I just went to my gyne yesterday and asked a few questions about the discharge Im getting, he asked me the color and I told him it is whitish and told me that’s normal cervical mucus…and amazing pictures for being right on the target.
    You did a great job presenting it beautifully to everyone in the web world.
    Thank you

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  296. Very interesting. At least now I what that “bulb” is that I keep feeling. The diagrams you see on most sites dont really do any justice for what our bodies really look like

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  297. Thank you for sharing this. These are things every women should know. I find it especially shocking that even some medical professionals still have such a dim view of women’s bodies and their functioning. I hope your project will shed more light on this very important topic.

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  298. This was so amazing. I study with CBI and this was one of the group emails that I recieved. I can’t stop looking at the photo’s. I’m 54 and have been starting premenapause, I think. I’m not regular like I have been. It’s only begun this past March 2009. It would be so great to see photo’s of a woman going through full blown menapause. All the feelings that are associated with no period, yes period, no period and then again yes period. Thanks so very much. I will definately donate to your cause. All the best.

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  299. wow, at first i was highly grossed out but then I started to realize that I have normal vagina stuff going on down there. I just reached inside my vagina and thought my body had closed itself up apparently its in the stages lol. thanks for the information way good!

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  300. Ditto on most of the above: wow, beautiful, amazing, educational, thank you, etc. I’m 51 and know what my cervix looks like mostly from charts at my doctor’s office, but it was difficult to find anything to show my 13 year old daughter. I was delighted to find the photos to show her what her cervix (vaginal canal, etc.) lookes like. This was perfect. Thanks again!!

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  301. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This webpage has been most informative. I’ve always wanted to have a better understanding of what is going on inside of my body. I’ve never read a book, seen a picture, or pamphlet this difinitive. Excellent work! I’m 30 years old and have given birth to 3 children and for some reason my husband and I can’t seem to get pregnant again. I’d love to have an opportunity to see my own cervix for a full cycle.

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  302. I would just like to thank you for this site, i have learnt so much about my body. It’s quite embarassing to admit that I had a baby 10 months ago and even then hadn’t realised there were so many changes in the cervix throughout the month. Fantastic site!

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  303. This was fantastic. Thank you for sharing such an intim secret with us. I plan to pass on hormonal prevention after using it for over 12 years. And now i have to educate myself more in the women secrets. Your journey through your cervix was very educatinal and i hope to figure out msyelf with your amazing information. So that i can use natural prevention in the future.
    Thanks a lot and all the best for you.

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  304. Thank you for being so brave ! Im 34 and on a ttc journey after tubal reversal .I didn’t relize how much about my own body i did’nt know till now.Thank you for giving insite and kudos to ur BF for helping and being understanding..

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  305. Thank you so much for completing this project and making it available for viewing anyone. I am a nursing student entering the Obstetrics clincal portion of my program and this website helped me to understand what happens to the cervix over the course of a month. Wonderful job and again thank you.

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  306. WOW! I have 2 children and have recently wondered exactly what my body looks like, and how dr’s can diagnose different things. This is absolutely fascinating. Since I’ve had 2 children, I would love to see how it changes during pregnancy, especially during labor. This is truly great!

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  307. i visit this website frequently because it is truly unbelievable and I continue to try and better understand the reproductive system (i am a student midwife). was wondering if you considered trying to capture the phenomenon of multiple ovulation…in calculating women’s due dates, there is the assumption that they ovulate on Day 14 and that the luteal phase is 14 days long (at least according to Nagaele’s Rule). current research, however, suggests that some women will ovulate more than once, and this could impact the way we calculate EDB’s. anyway, just a thought — i know you have many projects on the go and each costs time and money. best wishes! LJS

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  308. I would love to see pictures of a low cervix if that’s possible i heard that its hard to conceive with a low cervix I wonder if that’s true

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  309. Very intresting!
    Why don’t they teach stuff like this at school? It’s definately more useful than watching people walk around naked!

    Thankyou for teaching me more about my body :) x

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  310. Thank you thank you thank you!

    I breastfed our baby for 9 months and pumped for one month. As a result my cycles are inconsistent and still working it out(came back a few weeks after I started pumping). We are trying for another so to see the difference in the cervix visual consistency throughout the month is helpful.

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  311. This website is so cool! Throughout my maternity clinicals in nursing school, I never actually got to look into the cervix itself..after seeing this, the cycle and fluids makes much more sense. Thank you!

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  312. well thanks to you letting me know when i ovulate, i am now pregnant!! We have been trying for a year, and it seems that now i have come upon your website, i n=know my body better and therefor i got pregnant. THANK YOU AND awesome work sweetie. I too one day would love to become a midwife. Very interesting pics!

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  313. I am 29 years old, and Today is 1st time, THANK to you Miss That I got to see what a Cervix Looked like :)
    I am Thankful that You have shown these amazing pictures to Woman like myself who actually have NO idea of what we look like on the inside.For me to see the Pictures its been the BEST experience for me.Like they say “You Learn Somthing NEW Everday” My next step is to REMEBER to ask Our Famil Doctor to Let me See “My BEAUTIFUL Cervix” Thanks for being Helpful and to just put this knowledge out there.FABULOUSFAMILYof6

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  314. Wow, this was awesome! I have for some time now wondered about the changes in consistancy of my cervical fluids, if eveyone experienced this, but I’m so embarrased about this sort of thing ( I know i shouldn’t be, but…) I never could muster the courage to ask even my doctor about it. Thank you!

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  315. Although I actually threw up while looking at these pictures (weak stomach), they are definitely quite informative. Though for now I think I’ll continue having sex with men instead. It’s really interesting though.

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  316. What an amazing website!!!!!
    I’ve recently had 3 procedures to ‘burn’ off my cervix due to a cervical erosion (twice chemically, once heat probe). I could not see what the consultant was referring to, nor doing and had no idea what a cervix looked like (except for what you see in Biology books – a very ‘sterile’ version with no fluids etc!). Your pics were really informative and educational and now I know what she was referring to!
    It is nice to know that my fluids are consistent with other woman – I’ve never had ‘proper’ periods since my teens until 2 years ago due to having PCOS (I’m now in my 30’s). I never had the fluctuating fluids – so this is all very new to me!
    Thank you for sharing it with us and all the best x

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  317. Yes…so amazing photos!
    I think everybody – who take the anticoncipiens – need to see this site.I had also given a lot of poison to my body,but for 1,5 years I did not do this.
    So today I had seen the consistancy of my cervical fluids and it is the same that what I am able to see on the pictures.
    Thanks a lot!

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  318. Regarding Eutimia’s comment… “Energy flowing”? What scientifically illiterate nonsense. And, yes, cramps and headaches are part of the menstrual experience, despite all the fluffybunny crap about how one’s “moonblood” should be some sort of ethereal, “spiritual” experience.

    Also, as a woman, I don’t think these photos are any more “beautiful” than photos of a liver or a kidney. It’s anatomy, people. That’s all it is.

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  319. This has to be the most interesting, gross, beautiful, educational, wonderful, and inspirational site (and I mean all of it, not just this page) I’ve ever seen to help me learn about how my own body functions.

    I have to wonder how birth control affects this process, as well as many other factors. Thank you for making me think and doing this!

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  320. Thank you thank you, thank you!

    I cried when I read this; it’s opened my eyes in so many ways and I only wish I had this information sooner. When I was younger I was sexually abused, and endured years of being told that I was abnormal and ugly down there. I spent the greater part of my life thinking that there was something wrong with me and have always been too afraid to ever see a gynecologist or even mention anything to my doctor. Now that I’ve seen what the healthy, if messy, cervix is like, I feel like so much has been made clear, like I can finally start fighting against my body and just accept how it’s supposed to work.

    You cannot possibly know how much this means to me, I feel like a whole new person!

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  321. I was so happy to see this; you did a really excellent job! It’s great to have an alternative to the cartoonish drawings in most doctor’s offices.

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  322. Thank you for posting this. I had no idea what a real cervix actually looked like.

    I’m happy to see that the monthly discharge I have is normal. It’s shocking that all the doctors I’ve seen (I’ve moved a lot) have prescribed something for it. Yikes!

    I finally feel normal… sigh.

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  323. Pingback: Daily photos of a healthy cervix for one month | Newsblog

  324. Congratulations – this is a great and well documented journal – i have been charting my cycle for 3 years, always with personal intrigue but also with the noble intention of being able to Eventually, share something informative with the less informed .. But you’ve ticked off the task more effectively than i might’ve. I hope it sparks further enquiry, understanding and empowerment to women. I will be forwarding this link on – it’s very impressive!
    ps word up to my beautiful man for sharing with me Xxx

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  325. I love the Fertility Awareness Method! Been practicing it for a couple years now–what a gift. How dare doctors not educate people about cervical fluid? And worse, prescribe drugs for it. Thanks for the fantastic cervical journey with photos and temps and documentation. Can you please teach this in schools? Maybe guerilla style…

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  326. Thanks for researching and posting… I found this very informative and interesting. Definitely not something every woman knows about, but something we should all be taught!

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  327. thank you, i’ve never seen my own/any cervix before. At first I thought I might be grossed out, but in truth it was really cool. I want to get to know my body better.

    Thanks!

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  328. Amazing! Thank you so much for pursuing and sharing this project. I linked over here from feministing.com not sure what I was going to find, but I’m really impressed. This is a must see for anyone interested in women’s health or just seeing the awesome variation our bodies undergo. Thanks!

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  329. Your project is amazing. I wish more women (especially young women) could take charge of their sexual and reproductive health and truly understand their bodies, instead of fighting them every day of the cycle. Good luck, and I hope you continue to educate the public.

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  331. Hi, I am in my 40’s & have been on ‘the pill’ since a teen, never had children & I don’t get a period anymore & all of a sudden my thyroid was low & I started taking synthroid, now I am experiencing things & I dont know what is normal. Doctors won’t talk to you about this, maybe bcause I am in CA & people are sue happy. When you see that clear stickiest goop, does that mean that you produced an egg? or are you about to produce one?, Does an actual egg come out of you? I have had a pea sized round white thing drop out of me before & I don’t know what it is? I still do not get a period…

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  332. Thank you for this website. It’s quite educational and enlightening. I learned something about myself and will share this information with other women. Thank you again and continue your wonderful work!

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  333. I have been searching for a wedsite which would help me understand where my cervix is positioned during ovulation , i think it was a miracle i found this site, and i must say i was very lucky, because it answer all my questions and cleared all the doubts that i had
    I think the information you provided will help me to know when i am ovulating and help me to concieve.

    Thank you so much

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  334. very interesting project. I am a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and I see the cervix every day but your photos are the most magnificent I have seen because they show the complete cycle and demonstrate changes that patients come complaining about all the time. It is sometimes hard to explain that the viscid white discharge they sometimes complain about is normal. Your site says it all and shouod help many women (and Doctors) worldwide to better understand what is happening.
    Congratulations

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  335. Hi

    Yhank you so much in showing me what the cervix looks like through a cycle. I am currently trying to have a baby. I will try and check it so I know when I am due to ovulate. I am 38 years old so I am a late started in thrying to have a baby.
    Dee

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  336. I am like “wow” Facinating (you must me the first) you’ve set the bar.
    have wondered how it looked like, have felt it though…, repect where it’s due and girl you get tonnes!!
    awesome, keep it coming :)

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  337. Hy
    I’m from Roumania(Esten Europe) (sorry for my bad english)
    I whant to have a baby and i started to serch on the web for information about ovulation.
    Thanks a lot for this project – is amazing.
    Now i finally know what is happening with my body.
    Hellooo from Roumenia.

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  338. WOW!! this is really cool! Pictures are Great! I can finally see what all the Doctors see!! lol!! I am interested to see pictures when they insert a IUD I had one placed about a year ago and couple days ago got it removed.. just curioust why it Hurts so Much?!

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  339. Thank you so very much. Just what I needed to see and understand. Totally normalizes and demystifies any wonders I had. This should be in text-books!

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  340. Wow! Thanks a lot for sharing these pictures. I didn’t know what a cervix really looked like before I saw them, let alone what it looked like through a full cycle. Now I feel like I know my own body better. Thanks again.

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  341. Wow, as a woman with PCOS and has tried to educate myself with as much information possible, this has got to be one of the best pieces of material I have come across!! Thank you so much for helping me understand what our bodies go through during our cycle. Kudos to you for sharing your body and stories!!

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  342. Muchas gracias por saciar mi curiosidad y darme a conocer un aspecto de la feminidad que siempre me ha atraido.

    Thank you very much for offering this visual info of the female body. SOmething that has always attracted my natural curiosity.

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  343. Since youre expanding the project, this is really great, but id like to know as a man more about the consistency, color, opacity and thickness of mucus through the cycle, theyre not very clear from the photos, althought theyre much clearer then the textual descriptions that i find in other places.
    Thanks for the info :), and btw, it looks much less threatening and repelling then i thought, down there :)
    tc

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  344. have you given birth yet? i wanted to know the position of you cervix (if pregnant) about 2 days before expected period. I’ve given birth vaginally 1 time, 3 1/2 yrs ago.

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  345. Thank you so much. I’m 19 and had my first pap smear today. (They can’t see the strings of my Mirena) so I had a nurse and 2 doctors come and try and find them.. all looking inside me.. I REALLY wanted to see what they could see and thank you so much for posting your photos, now I know what they were looking. I’ve never seen a cervix before today.. so I’ve got nothing to compare yours with, but it’s very beautiful! lol

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  346. I think you have done an amazing job of capturing this. You must have been very dedicated. I thought about offering you my cervix – 4 child births and one miscarriage, 43 years, but then I don’t have a boyfriend as obliging – my husband just stared at me in horro when I suggested it – plus you’d have to be very dedicated to capture it at the same time EVERY day.

    So I take my hat off to you. Very interesting and something that I think you may only get to see once in a lifetime!

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  347. This is so amazing and very interesting. I went to the Dr. today with some concerns and they felt a “mass” and set me up to see my OB/GYN tomorrow with Sonogram. I’ve had some difficulty finding information with this much detail that relates to “masses” on the Cervix. Any information would be very helpful to this. I had not voided before the exam but my bladder did not feel very full so I would hope the Dr. could tell the difference. I will know more tomorrow as I’m seeing my GYN.
    thank you.

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  348. never took the time to explore my own body to that extent, but glad someone did! thanks, you answered a lot of questions that a lot of women probably have. this info should be in a magazine.

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  349. Thank you for this – so interesting and informative. I have seen other pictures but for you to be so committed to do this for a whole cycle every day – not to mention the support from your boyfriend – is remarkable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  350. Thank you!

    After losing a wad of cotton in my vagina, I was convinced that I had accidentally pushed it into my uterus. After seeing your photos, I realize that I couldn’t possibly have pushed anything through that little hole, and I feel much better now. Thank you!

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  351. As a Biomedical Science student in NZ, majoring in Reproduction, genetics and development, is it awesome to have an idea of what the cervix looks like at each stage of the menstrual cycle. I am planning on becoming a midwife, so images like these are invaluable. Thankyou for taking the time to take these pictures

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  352. We want to know if you are still in school and what school are you attending? We are midwifery students also in Gainesville,Fl and love your site!!! Thank you… This was awesome!!!

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  354. Hey guys, thanks so much for posting these pictures!! I’ve always wanted to really understand what was going on with my girlfriend during various cycles and I understand so much better now!

    hehe its so much hotter now knowing exactly how it works!!

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  355. Thank you very much for creating this website. As a woman with a quarterly cycle, and being a visual person, I have had a difficult time following pure text descriptions of a standard cycle. Your photos gave me insight I’ve never had before.

    Thank you again.

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  356. this was the best thing ive seen regarding a womans vagina and has given me complete confidence that i am completely normal. I have an 11 year old daughter who has started asking questions about her period as girls do. As soon as i feel she is old enough and mature enough i will be showing her this site to put her mind at rest aswell. I wish i had seen it when i was maturing as it would have answered my questions growing up.

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  358. Amazing! Truely amazing. There is so much I didn’t know. It makes me want to do the same. Thank you for your time and effort. I am curious, did you experience any discomfort with taking the pictures? Anyways. Very facinating. Well done.

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  359. After reading through the many many comments, there is not a great deal left for me to add!
    A heartfelt thank you is all I can offer!!!!!
    The site is named so appropriately!

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  360. Thank you for posting these – I’ve recently been diagnosed with PCOS, and my curiosity about my own cycle (and how it works for someone who is, for lack of a better word, perfectly ‘normal’) has been piqued. This is an extremely helpful site, and I can see myself recommending it to many women in the future :)

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  361. Great Research. Textbook quality. Keep up the good work.
    Just as a point of interest to me, have you ever known a practicing male midwife? I did some research on this, and found very few male midwives overall, and none practicing. The few I found were all administrators or educators.
    thanks,
    JG

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  362. I just wanted to say thank you. As a 34 year old woman I really should have know more about my body but today, when removing a moon cup whilst in a rather unsual and uncomfortable position due to the my new jobs toilets (looking back at it now it was kind of funny but at the time trying to balance on a weirdly placed ledge while trying to not bump my head on a stupidly placed shelf was of somesort of tightrope walking experience lol) I felt a sort of bump inside I had never noticed before. Convinced it was something awful I first turned to google and discovered it was highly likely that it was my cervix, but all the written detail I could fined didn’t really fill me with any certaintity. Then this page cleared it right up, your pictures show exactly what I felt. The fact I never knew you could find the cervix so easily and that it changed over the course of the month was something I never knew. We really should be given more information about our bodies and be encouraged to learn more about them ourselves. Thank you once again for this very educational site, it helped me to learn much more about my own body!

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  364. I know this will be unpopular, but those pictures make me want to puke. Safe sex groups should stop talking about AIDS and just show these pics. Every guy would wear a condom and use a dental dam!

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  365. Thank you so much for doing this. Until just recently when I got an IUD, I really had no idea what was going on with my own cervix. All I knew was I hated pap smears and I never wanted anything touching my cervix. I didn’t even know what it looked like in there! It’s not so scary. It’s really good to see what happens as the body goes through the cycle

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  366. BeautifulCervix, thank you. It’s great to know that I DON’T have BV or Yeast just because I have thin watery mucous or copious thick mucous (all in one month.) I am just now going off the pill, which I’ve been on for nearly 20 years. So ladies, take note that even if you’re on the pill you can have these mucous changes, and apparently, that’s normal.

    The burning sensation that some of the fluid gives occasionally, though (especially the watery milky fluid) – is that normal? Is that vulvodynia?

    One more question: Does the cervix go higher during/after intercourse? I ask because I’ve been using an Instead cup/ring for a year now, both during my period and the rest of the month to “handle” the excess mucous. After intercourse it is a LOT easier to insert.

    I’m 38 and TTC for the 1st time and thinking the Instead cup will actually help me to monitor my mucous since it catches it. I can just take out the cup and look at my mucous each morning – which I do anyway when I clean it, but now I’ll understand what I’m looking at, thanks to you!

    No, I’m no salesman for this product, I just want to share because I’ve been SO happy with my cleanliness since I started using it every day. One more tip: there is NO reason to throw out the Instead after each use – they are easy to clean and reuse, and are actually more comfortable once broken in.

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  367. Hi, I am a little confused. I know that the os is supposed to close but in u it looks like it just covers with mucus. I can see that it looks smaller at some points – I guess does that mean it is closed? Also, I am a women who is highly wet – it seems like all of the time. I have never noticed the eggwhite mucus before. I have had 2 children and so I know that I am ovulating. I will admit that this is the first time that I have begun to feel my cervix! Also, what happens to the sperm? I believe that it hangs out in the FT until ovulation – at least if the sperm survive. But does the rest of it just “fall out” of you? Can this be confused of the eggwhite appearance? Sorry, these may be dumb questions!

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  368. eventough i know this is normal and stuff, i still find it very… disgusting maybe?
    not that i want to offend any women out there and i see that it has sense and all, but still…

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  369. I have a question, I’m supposed to be dry by now, and the outside of my vagina is dry, but the inside I feel a little moist [not much, though], and sometimes I have a bit tacky mucus near my cervix, is this considered that I’m dry and my period is about to start?

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  370. This was really, really helpful. I am 16 years old and i was really worried that some of my secretions were normal, but i have not seeing a gyno yet so i didn’t really know who/how to ask. It was gross but awesome to see, thanks!!!

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  373. Thank you so much for providing us something which is so obvious and missing from all fertility websites. I had no idea my cervix moved, and there were different types of cervical fluid until a month ago. I am 38, well educated and I find that fact quite shocking.

    Thank you again, and good luck with your project. Perhaps we can have pictures all taken from the same position????

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  374. Wow! Thanks a lot for sharing these pictures. I didn’t know what a cervix really looked like before I saw them, let alone what it looked like through a full cycle. Now I feel like I know my own body better. Thanks again.
    pk

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  375. hi five for being brave enough to not only touch your cervix but to take pics of it for the whole world…i think we can all be encouraged to learn about ourselves since you have enough courage for all of us:)

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  376. nossa e incrivel todo isso ke eu acabei de ver fikei inprecionada . e muito bom saber ke existe sait como esse pra nos conhecermos. muito obrigado por esse sait existi . fike com deus.

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  377. As a man, this was very enlightening for me, I had no idea all the things a woman goes through during her menstrual Cycle.

    Thank you for all the hard work you put into this.

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  378. Thank you for the educative pics of a whole cycle. It gives me a better understanding of what to expect and look for when doing my own cervix exam.

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  379. Although i think that was the nastiest thing ever which is because am 17. I am very happy now because i thought it was weird that white stuff was coming out of me and i would run to a gyn. But thank you for helping me understand.

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  381. Thank you so much for your website! I’m 40 years old and always thought I was pretty open and comfortable with my body. And yet viewing your pictures has me realizing that I really had no idea what my cervix looks like or how much it can change throughout my cycle. I also recently freaked out when I felt what seemed to be lumps on my cervix, but after reading the comments that accompany your pictures, I think I was just noticing normal changes. I just never had paid enough attention to my own cycle before. So thanks on both accounts!

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  382. This was just beautiful and such a wonderful idea! I appreciate your time and effort in doing this and I am so happy that more and more women are striving to explore and understand their bodies! Thank you so much!!

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  383. Iam 33 now.After my period was delayed,I did some search to why and bought books relating to FAM. I learned lot of things, Things that should be taught in school( in more detail, so young girs can understand thier body)I was still confused about how to check your cervix and wondered what it looked like in real.
    Thanks A lot. You have no idea how much I appreciate this website.I have also told my younger sister about this site. I hope you will have this site up, so when I have my daughterwhenever Iam ready(lol), I can teach her about her body, so she does not hate her menses.

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  384. Thank you so much for this wonderful information. I have been trying to conceive my second child with some rough patches and this has really helped me to understand my cycle better. It would be amazing to see a full cycle with a successful conception. Are you planning on doing that at some point?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I am not planning on conceiving at any point in the near future, but I invite other site viewers who are to participate in the project.

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  385. I wanted to vomit…but kept viewing. I had a biopsy of mine yesterday and was wondering what this thing looked like, etc. I have 2 children and I’m 34 years old…now I know! Very interesting, now I can tell my very inquisitive 12 year old daughter.

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  386. Well done! inspirational! Was just researching cervix after childbirth…hmmm.probably should have known more about it before…but still…In childbirth only half my cervix dilated and I had to be given a hormone to aid me after a 3 day stop start labour…any Ideas why this could be?? obviously position of the baby was a factor but still. Feelin a bit disconnected from my cervix and wondering about having more babies…will it happen again??? any knowledge on this matter gratefully received… thanks

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  387. Thank you very much for your photos and this site. I see that I’m one of the few men leaving comments, and I’d like you to know how fascinating I find your work. I’m a dentist and sociologist, so I love the science behind our bodies and behavior.
    Thank you, be healthy,
    ruce

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  388. You have done a grate thing, thankx. Im a 21 yr old. I notice white dicharge time to time and pasty white things on sides like u do. It has no smell or any other issues. Tested for STD (negative) and normal pap . I have had yest-infections in past so i guess im more worried and looking a lot more because i have it drill in my head white discharge equals yest! I think that I need just stop thinking about it so much. Plz replay. Thank you.

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  390. Great website! As an NFP instructor, I am very interested in this topic. Did you know that the cervix ages at twice the rate for women who are on the pill? I believe Dr. Eric Odeblad did that study. He is a European dr. who did studies on the pill in the 60’s and then was fired when he tried to publish his findings. He has devoted his life to studying the cervix and has a paper called ‘The Amazing Cervix’. Fascinating.

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  391. This thank you is lengthier than when I started. So without having to read on, Thank you for caring.

    As a naturopath and medical massage practitioner, it is outside my scope of practice to be involved with any of the intimacy of the female anatomy, and it is sometimes inappropriate to even discuss. However, I am frequently asked to explain the mysteries and science of the menstrual cycle to women of all ages, background, and education. Mothers have sat their daughters down, both in large groups and in groups of three. We could only review textbooks and photos, and while some Moms also shared, this gentle-man has always provided his best explanation. But I knew there had to be ‘something better’ available.

    Today, I googled ‘cervix’ for a female patient because I was out of town presenting, and she needed to know about a discharge she had not seen or felt before. ‘BeautifulCervix.com’ presented itself and I was so blessed to be blown away. I can now refer to your site for the answers to questions about highs and lows of the cervix, cycle duration and temperature changes, and even normal stickiness and color of healthy discharges. Many of my patients and clients have spent monies on prescriptions or herbal remedies they did not need for their ‘monthly yeast infection’, because their Gyn staff said the white material was yeast.

    So, please don’t take offense to this next statement. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU.

    I feel awed and honored by your spirit of endeavor. Your provision of this educational material of this simple wonder of the female anatomy has blessed me. I am requesting a hardcopy of your material when it becomes available, and or, your written permission to reproduce the online photos with professional reference to your work, to share with my client base. Please contact me to discuss.

    Respectfully,

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  392. Thank you for sharing your research so openly. Five minutes on this site undid years of negative self talk and misunderstanding about how my body works. Often women are taught that vaginas are dirty and need to be cleansed and degermed- I remember reading about a woman who douched with diluted lysol once a week for almost her whole adult life and ended up with a bleached out vagina. I just learned for the first time in my almost 40 years that secretions are not wrong or a sign of uncleanliness. I feel freer than I ever have before.

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  393. Your website has been the biggest help ever! My husband and I have starting trying to have baby and I wanted to learn more about my body and what it is capable of. I was looking for information on ovulation and signs for predicting it and I found your website. I believe knowledge is power and this fantastic read has completely opened my mind to how amazing our bodies are! I know you’re helping so many women, like myself, out there who are trying to understand their bodies better. Thank you so much!

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  394. One of the commenters, Rosemarie, asked “I wonder if there is also any significant difference in their [the fluids’] aroma during the course of menses?”

    I have noticed that the aroma of my vagina is “sweeter” when I’m not menstruating, and more “bitter” when I am.

    I have also noticed that it’s true that the foods you eat affect the aroma of your vagina. One evening after eating mangoes, I noticed that my vagina had the aroma of mango.

    Hope that’s helpful/informative!
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    To the woman who did this project:

    Thank you! It was very interesting to see these photos. I have explored the inside of my vagina by touch, and found that what I envisioned it to look like based on how it feels, is what it actually DOES look like. It was good to see a visual representation of what I have experienced through tactile sensation.

    I also think it would be interesting if you pointed out the location of your “g-spot” in these photos. I have been told that the g-spot is spongy and normally the size of a dime, but expands to the size of a quarter when a woman is aroused. I have felt mine, but would also like to know what it looks like.

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  395. As a college student who has just started studying human sexuality, I found your photos very helpful and inspiring!! I admire your dedication and courage!

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  396. I admit I was kinda grossed out at first, but then I got curious and read more. I never knew that the cervix moved around so much until now. Tank you for putting this up. Many women out there don’t know what goes on down there which can lead to a lot of misconceptions. Every women wanting to know more about their va-jay-jays should definitely look at your site.

    BTW, I admire your bravery for putting in that speculum every day. I still hate the feeling of one inside me, even if it’s only once a year lol.

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  397. I am currently trying to concieve and when I tried to check my cervix I felt like I was touching the wrong parts. Most diagrams that are out there don’t describe what it looks like very well and I thought it should be a flat wall at the top of the canal. But seeing your pictures makes me realize that it’s more like a little round lump, which I have been feeling. I was starting to think I was shaped wrong so thank you so very much for taking the time and effort to make this site. I sorta wish I had a speculum and a camera so I could see my cervix instead of just feeling it.
    Thank you.

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  398. Hi,
    I have been watching your site grow over the past few months. Me and my husband have been trying to conceive. I have been going off of your site to check my cervical fluid and my cervix. We have a 4 year old. It is great that you came up with the project it is helping a lot of women. Thank you. I will send you a message if we are successful.

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  399. Wow! I’ve been searching for something like this for years now! This is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much! These pictures are incredible as well as informative. Now I want to try for myself!

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  400. i must commend u firstly, it was a really BRAVE accomplishment. it was an honor to have visited. please feel free to use my email address and send me anything tha u feel may be vital at all. And lots of luck and progress with ANYTHING in the upcoming future.

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  401. i have 21 years old and these is very interesting for me because i need it very much for knowing if everything is good with me…i always wanted to know how looks like because mine i can not see and i am not doctor:))…i would like to send you some money to continue this project.i dont have eighder so much but is better like nothing..i will give this adress site to all my friend…all the women from Romania will apreciete the work you have done……………………………………………………………..you make a lot of good to women from contry like austria germania..because in these contry the prostitution is legal and lot of girls make sex unprotected and a lot of women have sexual sickness or desturb of menstuation…they can compare thers with yours and they see how must showed…..kiss from romania:):-*

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  402. Thank you so much for doing this project and bravely sharing it with all of us. My freind sent me a link because I have been researching and writing about women’s Moon and it’s conections to the creation of ‘civilization’. This was wonderful and beautiful.
    Thank you again.
    May the Moon bless you
    phoenix

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  403. Thank you for posting this. I’m 27 years old, a virgin, and have often wondered if I had an infection because of the discharge I have. Being scared, I’ve never had it checked out and I stumbled across your website and talked with a friend …. it makes sense now! Thank you again!

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  405. wow — thank you! i happened to see the link to this site on “cuntlove.com” and had to check it out. i’ve been aware for years of the changes in consistency of my discharge over the course of my cycle (i really love the ovulation fluid — really fun, in my opinion) but had no idea how much the cervix itself might change. or really what it looks like at all. makes me want to get my own boyfriend in there with his camera and a speculum!

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  409. This was a great. I have been charting my cervix by touch but to actually see what is going on in there is very instructional thanks for this website.

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  410. My sister (a nurse) sent me a link to this site 10/01/09… and unfortunately I just got around to looking seriously through it today. We’ve been trying to conceive for 6+ months and thanks to this website and TCOYF I am finally understanding my body and ovulation cycles (90+ days into this cycle btw). Thank you for such an informative, interesting project!!

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  411. I just got a mirena and wanted to see a real cervix, not drawings, so this was great, I feel like its not so foreign of a part of my body. I was amazed at how it looked nothing like I thought it would, I also apprceciated the explanation of the discharge each day b/c its the same as mine and now I know that is normal. Thanks

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  412. I have vulvodynia (a disease that causes nerve pain and is associated with painful intercourse and recurrent BV and yeast infections) I have not been normal in YEARS. So I had no idea what normal even looked like until now.

    Its good to know that some of the things I attributed to my disease are just part of a normal cycle (like on day 19).

    I just bought a speculum and I was excited to see my own cervix for the first time.

    Here’s a question though- my cervix is blueish and not pink. I’m not pregnant (I’m on the pill and used a condom) so I don’t understand. Can birth control pills cause this?

    Thanks again for the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  413. We (me & hubby) have been through each and every details on your site since last 4 months.

    I was disappointed that I could not get pregnant for the last 6 months despite very sincere efforts.

    After going through details on your site, I suggested to my hubby to make a direct unison of the tip of his penis with my cervix os at when he was ready to ejaculate; it was a bit difficult initially but after a few trials, it was a perfect trick and my hubby did it very well. The result was that he was able to directly inject the semen at every attempt…and lo after a two week successful trying, I am now pregnant and feel very fine and elated at our success.

    All our sincere thanks and gratitudes for the guidance your site provided; I suggest to all couples wishing to be successful quickly to try out this method.

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  414. Thank you so much for taking the time to show women these images :-) As a midwifery student and long time doula I really appreciate your efforts. I hope you can continue to educate women and those who care for them. Many blessings**!!**

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  415. A great website. Have always studied a woman’s cycle in my own mind for most of my married life and wondered about her feelings and her feeling of sexuality at certain times of the month.

    Often come across females who’ve given me a ‘hard time’ at approx’ the same time each month. Have you considered doing a study of a females sexuality during the month in conjunction with her menses?
    Yes, its a man asking – sorry.

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  418. i had always thought when it was chunky/creamy that i was having a problem. i felt myself being “not fresh” but it’s normal! hallelujah! thank you for sharing this with all of us.

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  419. Wow, what an amazing insight to our bodies, I always wondered what it looked like up there and what the doctors can see. lol Thank you for sharing your personal experience with all of us.

    I stumbled upon your website, of course by accident, but I was trying to get a feel of what my cervical fluids should look like if I could be pregnant right now. I haven’t gotten knee deep into the whole ovulation tracking process, I just have a little program on my phone that lets me know my highest fertile days, expected ovulation and expected period. The program is usually right with my period so I assume that its right with my ovulation. Anyway, it last said that I was fertile between jan 29 – feb 3 with ovulation on the 3rd. My fiancee and I was having sex alot, and he came inside me on the jan 28 and 30 and then again feb 2nd, i should be expecting a period by this friday feb 19th and of course I’m hoping it doesn’t come and that I am pregnant. But I’m looking for any signs before taking a test because I’m getting anxious now.

    Anyway, so do you have an opinion or fact towards someones cervical fluids who are pregnant around the time of the 1st missed period?

    Hope my question isn’t too crazy. But thanks again for your pics!!!

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  422. Thankyou for this fantastic insite . The photos are fascinating. Is it possible to buy copies . Thankyou for the opportunity to finally understand what its all about.

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  423. Great clinical site! I am an older,retired guy and was fascinated by the realism of it all.If you are familiar with Photoshop, some arrows pointing out exactly what I am seeing would help me to understand better how one pix might subtly differ from the next.
    Makes me think how humans are just another animal on the long list of animal species on earth. From the pix, I can see that we have literally evolved into something quite complicated and high-end. Thanks.

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  424. I never tend to post comments, but I am just so thankful to you for doing this that I have to let you know! I’m a 22-year-old and feel like I should know more about my body by now, but I have come to realize I’m just beginning to learn, and will be continuing to learn my whole life. This is very educational and so fascinating and wonderful! Again, thanks so much.

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  425. I think you should do something like this but with a pregnant woman. Just like a woman’s cervix changes in her normal cycle it also changes during the pregnancy cycle. I think a lot of woman would find it interesting to see how the cervix changes during pregnancy.

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  426. This is magnificent work. I am a 48 year old women going through menopause. I wonder is there are any brave volunteer who are will to show what the cervix goes through during menopause. Also as mentioned it would be great to show the changes durig pregnacy. Have you considered publishing a book from this. I would be interested in a copy. I will show this site to my three daughter and all my female friends. This has been the most informative site for women to learn how their body works. Thank you a million times Great job.

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  427. I’M VERY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR SITE. OPENNESS AND LACK OF SHYNESS MAKES MAKES YOUR PRESENTATION VERY BEAUTIFUL. IT HELPS TO TELL THE STORY OF THE MIRACLES OF NATURE AND HUMAN REPRODUCTION.

    THANKS. AS THE PUBLIC WILL SOON FLOCK TO YOUR SITE, YOU WILL BE VERY BUSY AND HAVE A GREAT FUTURE TO DEVELOP.

    THANKS.

    I AM A MINISTER AND A PSYCHOLOGIST.

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  428. hey i’m a fresh house officer and interested in Obs gyn as my future speciality
    i’ve never been impressed by an illustration until i saw yours i studied all these changes wiz details in medical college but you made a perfect simple illustration to medical and non medical people
    great work

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  429. OMG, i was looking for pictures of a normal and cancerous cervix. but this is amazing. i’ve always wanted to know how mine looks like. thank you. you’re really brave

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  430. woow!!I’s soo amazing!:) thank you for sharing this… your boyfriend is also a good photographer to capture this amazing images..:) this really help a lot of people in understanding our bodies..:) God Bless and more power to you!:)

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  431. Hi, Amazing site. I was looking for a site which can give me details about ovulation and cervix pics to show to my wife. We accidentally landed on this site and truly its very informative.I appreciate your good-heart to share these pics. Thanks a lot.
    -Muthu.

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  432. i can’t tell you how much this website helped me. myself and my husband are trying for a baby and its been 9 months of trying and worrying if there is something wrong with either of us. but thanks to the pictures and information i know what to do . thank you xx

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  434. I have to say that I’m amazingly surprised by this website. I found out about it from a place making fun of it for its ‘wtf content’. But, on hearing it, I was curious. I wasn’t expecting much; the way they made the website sound I expected it to be run by some very disturbed people with very odd fetishes. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find this site informative and amazingly helpful.
    I am seventeen, and I am looking into starting to have sex. It is something I’ve put a lot of thought into. I am very nervous about the threat of pregnancy, however, and so I have done exhaustive research on how the female and male bodies work, and everything that comes into play withe the body getting ready for pregnancy, and how it works with intercourse so I know how best to protect myself. I have never found a website this helpful and informative with showing the female monthly cycle, and how exactly the body changes with each entry into a different phase. I had never before heard of keeping a list of basil body temperature and paying attention to the mucus and cervix to predict days of fertility. This website really opened a window of great opportunity for me, and I will now be keeping a journal according to the Billings Ovulation Method to prevent pregnancy, as well as birth control and condom usage. I feel very relieved with this information as a tool to keep myself protected.
    As well as that, I also learned much about my body that I did not know. I didn’t even know mucus was normal, and I use to worry a lot when I had heavy bouts of mucus, thinking I had some sort of infection. But now with seeing this I know that I am perfectly healthy.
    Thank you, creator of this site, for going against the norm, and creating something so bold and interesting. You may be considered ‘wtf’ to some people of the world, but it really is worth it when you bring such helpful information to people who can really appreciate its value and beauty.

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  435. WOW,
    I thank you deeply from the bottom of my heart for undergoing this project and being brave enough to show it to the whole wide world!! You’ve changed my life, thankyou xx

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  436. im 20 years of age and im ashamed to say i had no idea how it really looked don there it is absolutely beatiful. i am a physiology student and no textbook or article will ever measure up to the amount of work you have done and the huge gift this is to women and eventually humanity. this right here is how history is made

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  437. WOW! This is Great! I’ve always had questions about this topic…But Not Anymore! I’ve learned a lot! Thanks for taking your time out to better our knowledge! =)

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  438. I agree with Sara – post 4/6/2010! You need a facebook fan page.
    I’m a 47 year old woman whose menses have never been normal. In my late 20’s, I was lucky to have had training in the Billings method. I charted for many years BBT and CM quality. Then i was able to predict menses and fertile times.
    I often thought this was information that would have helped me in middle and high school. I wasn’t sexually active, but never knew when my menses would begin (and, of course, had a few embarrassing moments). Thank you for putting this up; it’s invaluable for helping many irregular girls and women…

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  439. Thanks a lot for your research and the brilliant pics! I went through a missed abortion two weeks ago, feeling fine now, but got extremly curious about everything inside of me looks like. Nobody ever shows you this kind of pictures in school or hospital.

    I feel enriched and inspired, thank you!

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  440. I really enjoyed this site. Good thing I run into this site now I know more about the female cycle. At 17 years old most kids probably have no clue what happens inside the vagina. Thanks for the insight.

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  441. Great website. Very helpful and educational. What other “projects” have you accomplished? Thanks for all the efort creating this cite.

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  442. really it was very good and helpful education,i am mid of 25 yrs old girl same as like happen with me so i was in tension and worry due white and creemy lequid, but after watch your websit and got this knowledge now every thik is clear.exactly same time cycle.i’ll tell my mom n to all my frnds about this website.thankyou!

    and i have beautiful cervix.
    can i ask one thing is this virgin cervix or nonvirgin?

    bcoz i have one question here?

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  443. My fiance felt my cervix last night and described it to me. I felt like I wasn’t normal. So I started looking around the net to find out if this is how it is supposed to be shaped. I found this site and was very impressed and found, also, that I am quite normal. :) Thanks so much for having this site.

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  444. Another voice of appreciation! I loved seeing these photos and definitely think all women and men should see them. I was not able to get pregnant, now probably too old, and I know this site would have given me a great deal of useful info. Plus, I just think it would be much harder to over sexualize women (something so prevalent these days, both women and men do it) when these pictures so *humanize* us. Thank you. And good luck with your fundraising–this project should be expanded for sure.

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  445. thank you so much for sharing. First learned about your site on a midwifery school forum. Have since shared it with clients to help them learn more about themselves.

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  446. Great information and picture. I have a question though, where does the sperm travels, is it through that little opening I see on the tip?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Yes, sperm enters the uterus via the os- that little opening on the tip of the cervix.

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  447. This is an amazing website!! Informative, lovely, well thought-out and positive. What a great site to stumble upon.
    I am beginning medical school this fall and will refer my fellow students and future patients here. Bravo! And thank you!

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  448. was told to look on here by a nurse friend of mine- fantastic find! Im a student midwife and have sent it to all my classmates, really fascinating, thank you!
    :-D

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  449. THANK YOU I HAVE BEEN WONDERING WHAT IT LOOK LIKE IN THERE AND WAS SURE MY DOC WOULD SAY NO IF I ASKED TO FILM MY NEXT PAP :) BUT THANKS THIS WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL.

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  450. Good effort. You made possible for us to see inside as other pics don’t give a look like this. A very informative project.

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  451. The presentation was superb n i jst culdnt belive it (sooooooooooooooooooo many comments) thanks for d education shared……………:)

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  452. Hi! I´m from Portugal and I just want to say THANK YOU!!! You give women the oportunity to see ourselves in a different perspective!
    Sorry If my english is not so good, but I felt that I needed to say: thank you so much!!

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  453. was a little grossed out but you helped me understand my insides. I had a scare and I went to the internet to find some answers and you answered them Thank you

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  454. Hello,

    I can relate to this. It is of great help. Thank you very much for this presentation. This is an excellent job! : )

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  455. This was very educational! It made me realize that the “questionable” discharge coming out of me is actually very, very normal. I’m 29 and I am just beginning to learn more about my body.

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  456. hi this is amazing, i was wondering if you could help me, i have a problem when i finish my bleeding. i have a smell and slight dischard for abot 5 days after my period. i also get thrush like dischard i have been tested for everything including std’s im 27 have to children. its driving my crazy

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  457. ME ENCANTO YO ME HABIA VISTO MI CERVIX PERO CUANDO E IDO A QUE ME REVISEN POR EL PAPANICOLAU PERO NO SABIA QUE CAMBIOS EXPERIMENTA MI CUERPO DURANTE TODOS LOS DIAS HASTA QUE MENSTRUO ES MARAVILLOSO ESTE ESTUDIO ME ENCANTO DE VERDAD GRACIAS…

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  458. I am 52 years good health. Still have 12 periods a year. In the past periods were heavy bleeding. In the last 6 months periods. They are Hard Heavy flow 3 to 4 days now I am having multiple clots 2in x1 1/2in x 3/8 to 1/2 thick clots red and like liver. Do others have this in normality. My husband got me a vibrator and I have been concerned this may have caused these clumps.

    You have a great site

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    you might want to check out:
    http://www.obgyn.net/displayarticle.asp?page=/endo/articles/blood_clots

    http://www.everydayhealth.com/menopause-specialist/blood-clots-and-menopause.aspx

    I doubt using a vibrator has caused the clots.

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  459. Thank you for publishing this onlin, I have pcos and have difficulty concieving so rely lots on checking my cervix and cm and os. I ahve used lots of books and online information to guess what this lal means but in 10 minutes of reading your prodjuect and looking at your amazing pictures i feel so much more confident in what i am doing. thank you again!

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  460. I am surprised how many women have written favourable comments. I am not so astonished, though I am no doctor nor familiarized with things like these. But it is indeed strange. Though my reaction is nothing compared what would be that of my grandparents and great grandparents, and greatgreatgreatgranparents, in the XIX century or even before. To say nothing about the middle east. Don´t take me wrong: scientists, women or men, would see nothing strange in this, for their are scientists. But common people is another story. Anyway, my wife says I can´t bear even to see a drop of blood, for I faint, and she´s right. Women are more familiar with things like doctors and how their inner things work than men: we avoid going to doctors the most we can. We are very coward, that´s the truth.

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  461. Wow is all I can say! This is quite informative and like many others comments, I’m fascinated at how it all works. Lol. All this time while menstruating you think you know what’s going on, but really a lot of us are clueless as to what the WHOLE process is. It was kinda creepy looking at the pictures, but at the same time very helpful in showing women what exactly happens day to day during our cycles. An eye opener for sure. Thanks for literally putting yourself out there so that the rest of us can learn something. You’re a brave woman. Good luck!

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  462. I am intrigued by the impressive photography, it is nice to know what goes on inside. A very informative website, thanks for sharing with us.

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  463. GREAT! Hats off to you from Eugenie.This is an amazing site. I was surprised reached age 40yrs I could not believe what I looked like from the inside. I still wonder how you were able to photo shoot your very beautiful Cervix. I kept wondering why I can’t feel my cervix and how you were able to take out your pictures of Cervix. I really admired it again and again only to understand it better. Wish we were able to even have a look from the inside of fallapan tube. Cheers you are amazing.

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  464. Thank you for this intimate look into this aspect of the female menstrual cycle.
    As a male with a rather vague concept and reality of what women really go through each month, I found this to be very educational. Interesting how the internal environment changes over a month, and how it affects sexual desire and mood. I had no idea. Will look into it further (no pun intended) to get a better understanding of the whole process.

    Thanks again. Wonderful project. :-)

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  465. Muito interessante, achei por acaso este site mas foi muito legal, isso mostra que a cada dia a mulher tem a capacidade de conhecer melhor o seu corpo.

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  466. Thank you so much for making this website. I didn’t know cervix changes this much and that explains a lot of my physical experience. You are awesome!

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  469. i was always under the impression that the opening of the cervix is very small, but now that i can see how small it really is i’m freaked out at the thought of my baby coming out through that hole(and the horrible pain)in 5 months’ time!!!!!! thank you for the info, ever so much, a really mind opener!!!!!

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  470. Truly amazing! I am a consultant with Temptations Parties (the home party plan company from Adam & Eve) and am always doing research and learning about anything having to do with the many aspects of our reproductive system. I am always amazed at the number of women who are oblivious to what is going on within their own bodies, and want to send you a very heart felt Thank You for providing such an invaluable resource I can pass along to my clients!

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  471. I’ve been trying to observe my cervical mucus to better understand my cycle as my husband and I try to get pregnant. It has been so difficult to observe and try to figure out what the terms mean, “egg white,” especially! I cannot thank you enough for posting your entire cycle, allowing me to clearly understand what a cycle LOOKS like. You are doing very good and valuable work!

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  472. i know that there are over 600 comments already on here but THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing this! i am 25 i have given birth but i had no clue what the vaginal wall and cervix looked like it other than drawings i have seen in books, this is just truly amazing, and i hope someday you or someone else will follow this and do the same thing but maybe while pregnant so we can all see what our cervix looks like when going through such changes or even after birth so we can see how much it changes after as well! :)

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  473. Thank you so much for this! I never realized how my cervix even truely worked, look like, or what it even did. This defiently shed light for my husband and myself. Once again thank you!:)

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  474. Hi there,

    Great website.

    It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful the female body is.

    Thank you from all the men in world.

    Love, Rob

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  477. this is for normal cervix for those who aren’t pregnant. is there anything which u cud do to explain for a pregnant lady who alwaes have the question on ”how to know whether their cervix is open or not.” coz i wana no how it looks like too as i still dun understand after long plain xplanation without images or demonstration. it would greatly help if u cud do sumtin out it…

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  478. My Husband put me on to your site – he said it was so beautiful and I should see it – I agree. Thank you –
    We are both in our 60s

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  479. I’ve always wanted to know what my cervix looks like. I’ve seen medical pictures (cadavers) but nothing this REAL. Thank you so much for your time, devotion and beautiful cervix! I can’t wait to tell everyone to check out your site. You’ve given me more insight into my body in a set of pictures with info than any doctor ever has!

    The cervix is an amazing, beautiful and magical gateway and you have truly captured how awesome it really is!

    *Starla*

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  480. a very fantastic and informative site sans all vulgarity and sexual excitation. very informative and very helpful for medical students and medicos like me. and regarding the pictures are they copy righted. please continue your wonderful service to medical education and provide information regarding parturition pre parturition and post parturition. reg…

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  481. WOW!
    I am 61 years old. Have had tilted cervix all of my life, NEVER understood it, and how it affected my menstrual cycle and my sexual experience.

    This is fabulous information even at this age. KUDOS!

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  482. Thank you so much! I’m 25 and trying to conceive my second child, this helped me track my cervical postition for fertility monitoring! Thanks again!

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  483. Thank you for doing this! It helped me in understanding what a cervix looks like in there. I’m an RN student & sit in on exams, but really couldn’t see that well. I notice the thicker stringy stuff sometimes and I freak thinking something is wrong! This helped me to understand alot. THANKS AGAIN!

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  484. Your site is amazing! I to have a retroverted uterus AND have the same cycle length. I have always been confused about cervical position, as (you’re well aware) it can be very difficult to reach sometimes. Thank you very much for your time and research!

    Best wishes

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  485. Thank you very much for those very informative images. Now, at last, I know how our beautiful cervix looks like. It is very generous and kind of you to share this with all of us. Thank you!

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  486. Wow! How awesome! As a future midwife this was totally awesome. Very educational and nice to see as a women what goes on in my body. I have always wondered what a real cervix looks like lol. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this project. But I do have to know how you got such good pics? Did you have someone helping you? Again thank you, its women like you who help us all learn and connect more with our bodies.

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  487. Love your pictures. Would LOVE to see pictures of a cervix during dilation, during childbirth!! Work as a doula, so this is fascinating.
    Thank you for sharing your photos!

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  489. Hey thanks a lot, U have helped me a lot by putting all this information in such a beautiful way. Now I could able to understand my fiancee pain well.

    Thanks a lot once gain. Great …. really amazing. Keep up this good work.

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  490. Thank you so much! I am 23 and I just had an IUD put in (in pain) and I’m trying to understand more about my body. It is simply fantastic to have knowledge like this available for women. I have never had children and have never had a chance to see my cervix so this is just very cool. I too have a tilted cirvix, though I think it is in the other direction.

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  492. Thank you for putting these images on your site. I was wondering what everything looks like and its so helpful to have a daily picture. It gives me something to compare to if I decide to have a look myself, such a shame doctors can’t show you and explain the image that they see when doing an internal exam. Good luck with your future projects.

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  493. To reiterate what has been said before!
    Thank you so much for this. It’s ridiculous how little we women know about our bodies; this has been such a relief to see.

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  494. I am so concerned about the feel of my cervix. Prior to getting pregnant, I could feel all around my cervix, as if it is a little nub inside. Now I can only feel the top part of my cervix and I can’t feel the bottom, it is imbedded in what I think is scar tissue from my C-section. I am afraid somehow that my cervix is attached to this scar tissue…I can feel the opening of the cervix, just not the top of it, toward where I would have had the insision. I’m scared there is something wrong with my cervix and it will cause fertility issues again… Ugh. Do you have any experience with this?

    Thanks!

    Heather

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  496. thankyou so much for doing this.. i always thought that my vagina was not normal because it felt like a tiny penis iside and i now realise that it is just my cervix thank you for this onfo very helpful

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  497. Wow! Thank you so much for doing this!! I’d like to point out that another incredible gift that this is to woman, is to see that the “birth canal” is not a tube, but an accordian with many folds that open and expand as they give birth!! In our online childbirth class, we have a section devoted to this topic, but I could only find one medical diagram that didn’t draw the vaginal canal as a tube!!! Will definately add this link to our course!! Thank you so much for sharing such intimate photos!

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  498. You are a major inspiration.
    This is such a great project and your commitment to this project is so admirable.
    You literally shine a light where only GP’s have gone before and I think it is fabulous.
    Aside from a pap how often do we think about our cervix and its health.

    This is great and I look forward to what you are going to do next.

    Blessings

    Snowdragon
    (Jessica Jolicoeur)

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  499. I think this is an amazing and inspirational project. I work with pregnant/parenting teens. I am a Doula and aspiring CBE. I will be sharing this website with them during our Childbirth groups. I am so excited to have a real picture to show them what happens within their own body….you are a pioneer! :) Fantastic job!

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  500. This was incredible!! Thank you so much for sharing this! I was totally blown away! One always wonders about these things and it was so neat to get a chance to see this! Thank you!

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  501. Thanks for providing these pictures as i am a 31 year old male and i feel that it is a very good experience for me. I will take care of my wife more cautiously as i am unmarried. But this learning sure helpful for me in next 2 years when i will be married. Thanks dear thanks alot

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  503. Thanks so much for your clear photographs and for sharing your knowledge and passion with the rest of womankind. I always wondered if my cervical fluid was normal and now that I understand more through your photos I see that it is. Thanks again. Continue with all your great success!

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  504. Thank you! my husband and i are trying to conceive our second child, and we are having a hard time, and seeing these pictures, and learning more about my own body through yours was an amazing experience! thank you so much for the pictures, and new knowlege of my own body!

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  505. I just came off Lupron, a drug for endometriosis. The experience of that was pure hell, and I’m ***anxiously*** awaiting my period so my hormones can level out. I have discharge and was wondering what the story was in terms of where I was at in my cycle (I haven’t had a period in 3.5 months due to the drug while I’m usually every 28 days on the dot, naturally). With this picture series and comparing it to my discharge, I feel a sense of EASE knowing I’m on my way. (Never thought I’d be SO HAPPY for my period to come back!)

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  506. abSoulutely Magic & respectful! you are an Awesome woman in charge of SELF & empowering Self & other women in the world!! Congratulations we need so much more of you in this world. Indigo Children are the future leaders of the world!!!!! Brigitte
    ps more Doulas & Empowered Midwifes to bring back Empowered Childbirth!!

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  507. I am a nursing student with the hopes of becoming a midwife someday. I came across this site upon researching nulliparity and I have to say, this is the most amazing site I have ever seen. A trully wonderful job and I will definitely refer this site to my fellow nursing students now and in the future, particularly when we do our maternity rotation. Thank you so much for such wonderful work on this project.

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  509. So I just received a new method of birth control, the nuvaring. I placed it myself on saturday and thought it might not have been correctly placed, so i asked my dr and to my dissmay, she advised me that the “ball” part i was feeling was actually my cervix and the ring was placed correcty. I laughed so hard and felt so ignorant at the same time. I am a 40 year old woman who had no idea that the “ball” feeling was my cervix and due to this website i was able to get a lot of understanding and image as to what i was feeling and what it actually looked like since text book pictures are no way close to what you have on this website. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help in opening up my eyes and getting a better view of my own body.

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  510. Thank you so much! I donated through paypal, wish it could be a lot more…good luck to you and this incredible project! You are a gift to women!!!

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  511. Very brave and honest of you thank you. I am also a student midwife but have only just begun. So much info to take in at the beginning and its all a bit too much however i think you pictures have been one of the most useful things i have seen. I may even have a go myself although not sure my boyfrend would be as prepared to help as yours :)

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  512. PLEAS COULD YOU MAKE IT SO PEOPLE CAN COMMENT ON OTHER POST’S, MAYBE SOMEONE CAN GIVE ADVICE TO OTHERS ON THERE PROBLEMS?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS SITE, ITS TRULY AMAZING

    SARAH XX

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  513. Thank you so much for such amazing photos. I am 41 and trying to get pregnant through a sperm donor program. I have my challenges cut out for me. Although I have been reading about the cervical shift and other fertility signs, there is nothing like seeing pictures of the actual occurance.

    Thank you!

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  514. This is amazing! I feel better now knowing that not everyone’s cervix is in a straight line. The opening to my cervix is off to the side a little and I was worried. Thank you SO MUCH for doing this project. I wish you continued luck!

    PS I would also like to see a continuation of this project through a pregnancy.

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  515. I was truly blown away by these beautiful images – what an education! Thank you so much for creating such an informative, personal portfolio! P.S Hope the donations will enable you to photograph a similar series of pregnancy image….wow!

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  516. Thank you so much for this! I was so worried about my cervix seeming longer than usual while waiting for my bleeding time to begin, & then I saw your pictures & realized it was quite natural. This was beautifully & tastefully done.

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  518. In a word…WOW. I wish I’d known what my cervix looked like. I had a hysterectomy a year ago and no longer have a cervix. I would be interested in following your reproductive life and hope you share with us your journey should you ever become pregnant. I have three children, and gave birth to them naturally and without pain medication. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I mourn the fact I can no longer have children, though I’m 46 I’d be pushing it anyway! Relish this time of your youth and the ability to give life for it is a wonderous gift*

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  519. if menstrual cycle is 28days the ovulation time should be 12-16days. how did u say the suspected ovulation on day20?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    My cycle is not 28 days long and I determined my ovulation based on basal body temperature, cervical chance and cervical fluid. That month it fell on about day 20 out of a 33 day cycle.

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  520. Hey!! super, je suis française et je suis en dernière année d’ecole d’infirmiere!! cela ma bien aidér à reviser, merci a toi et ton col uterin!!

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  521. Wow, what a fascinating website! Have you considered writing a grant proposal for furthering your project? I’m sure there are tons of nonprofits and/or government agencies that would consider funding you to continue this project (in the methods you indicated above).

    Thanks and good luck! :)

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  522. Wow…I had absolutely no idea of the day to day changes, but these photos give me more signs to watch for in my quest for conception. Thank you soooo much!

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  523. This is absolutely amazing! I too have long cycles, approximately 32 days. Recently I have been very curious about what’s going on inside especially b/c of my long cycles so it is really great that you were able to document your cycle. Amazing… thanks :)

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  524. My I had a question about the tenderness of my what I thought was my cervix, especially during intercourse in the week before my period, and this site answered that and some. This was very enlighening. Thanks so much

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  525. ~this is so informing of any science class or literature that I have EVER read, and will be so useful for women who are trying to become pregnant!~

    you really are intelligent to bring this subject to a whole new level of learning!

    thx for sharing! gby “)

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  526. Incrível!!!!
    Seu projeto está de parabéns!!!
    Ficou apenas uma curiosidade: quem e como foi fotografado seu colodo útero? Foi você mesma? Foi um médico?
    Nossa eu fiquei impressionada!!!!
    Parabéns!!!

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  527. Awesome experiment. Although it just reinforces my hatred of womanhood. I don’t necessarily have penis envy, but I am logical and pragmatic, and how the heck can anyone think it’s great to be a woman? The only alternative is to be born a male, and that seems so much easier and so much better in every aspect in life: physically, emotionally, sexually, professionally, etc.
    I mean think about it…as women (compared to men,) we have to tolerate less pay, less strength, less frequent, less intense sexual gratification, horrible pain and trauma in order to procreate, crazy mood swings, social injustice (still happening today)…and the icing on the cake? We have to endure the above b.s. while dripping blood from between our legs. And not just once–once a month, every month, from age 12 until 51. And what happens at 51? We have to endure the agony of puberty again…just in reverse order.
    I’m not bitter. Well, maybe I am. I just know that I really wish I could live in a man’s shoes for the period of one year. I fantasize about how much I could accomplish in a man’s body and in a man’s world, with the mental strength I’ve had to gain as a woman.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I sort of doubt it. if anything, i would guess that there are more women bleeding with the new moon especially in areas where there are no artificial lights, but i have no idea. do you have a source for this?

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  529. Great contribution to all women who doesn’t have much idea with regards to cervix and women’s cycle..
    I am 30 years old but i have problem (menstrual abnormalities)and this topic helped me a lots to understand womens cycle. thank you so much for this brilliant idea you have share to everybody.. keep up..

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  530. Like most other woman, we simply go through a pap test & take the doctors word on everything being okay every year. I have been told that I have a high cervix, so not sure if I would be able to self exam. However I found your site to be very informative & helpful. Honestly, I never took the time to examine cervical mucus till just recently. I found it to be confusing at times. I know approximately what is happening but you went into greater details. Which I am sure was highly appreciated by many viewers who left a comment on this site. Thank you for doing what most of us, truly wanted to do, but never did. I would appreciate you posting more female links, as more information is definately not harmful. Great to be informed. Thanks again! ♥♥♥ Dark_Mistress (mother of 1)

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  531. I think this was such an awesome thing to come across. I am happy you shared your experience with us. Very educational and helpful in a time of trying to conceive. Thank you!

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  532. This is a remarkable project to show inform all women and their significant others about their body. It is amazing to actually see how the women’s body works.

    Thank you

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  534. hi u don’t believe me…my boyfriend sent this website to me!
    he always wants me to be healthy and hence know about my body well.
    this is really amazing.
    …and informative.
    thanks a lot.
    have a good day

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