A Sneak Peek into the Manstruation Book!
We are a week away from The Manstruation Book launch and are so excited for you to read it. Remember that you can still sign up for the book launch team and receive a free copy! If you aren’t ready to share the good news of this book on Facebook, you can sign up for a free copy on launch day (1 day only!). For that you can sign up here! What better way to stir up excitement but from giving you a sneak peek into the Manstruation book!
We thought we’d give you a sneak peek of what is in the book by sharing snippets from different sections. The menstrual cycle contains four distinct phases and this book gives you tips for how to be a good ally within the physical, emotional and mental realms as well as a summary of each phase.
Tips for the menstruation phase (Days 0-5)
* Offer a massage.
* Prepare a bath.
*Turn on the heating pad.
*Prepare some warming/comforting foods; this can help reduce period pain.
* Pick up additional period supplies at the store.
* Inquire about whether they would like time alone or time together.
* Stock up on pain relieving products that they prefer to use.
Tips for the Follicular stage (days 6-11)
* Offer gentle reminders to not overbook. (The enthusiasm during this phase can make overbooking easy to do!)
* The menstruator in your life will likely feel more social; cheer this on!
* Offer us reminders to ease into our high-energy phase—to go slower to avoid burnout.
Within the Ovulation section of Manstruation you’ll have a quick run down of how an egg shows up within a menstrual cycle. You’ll also find out why it’s the time to get pregnant or be extra cautious and the signs around it. Here’s a snippet from the tips section:
Tips for the Ovulation Stage (Day 12-16)
*Menstruators will likely be highly attuned emotionally during this time; appreciate it, but don’t expect it every day.
* Connecting might be easier during this phase, so snuggle up!
Each phase also contains a small overview of what’s happening to a person’s body and what it can feel like on the menstruator’s side. For example, within the Luteal stage (days 17-28, emotions can run high, and this section from Manstraution breaks down WHY it feels more challenging than usual, plus physical, mental, and emotional ways to be a good ally.
How can you show up as a supportive person during this phase?
The luteal phase is complicated and severely misunderstood. It is the highest self-reported phase of dissatisfaction among our app users. This is due to a combination of factors:
- Women and menstruators weren’t given tools or resources to navigate their bodies during this time.
- It is when their bodies are hormonally less similar to those of men (men’s bodies being used as the blueprint for how we orient our entire world).
- It is the longest phase of the cycle and one where we don’t really like ourselves (what a bummer).
- It is also when we are most likely to get teased and ridiculed about our emotions, e.g., “Oh, she must be PMS-ing” or “She’s probably on her PERIOD.”
Right now, you can sign up for our Book Launch Team here and receive a FREE copy of the book in exchange for being willing to download it on Amazon, leaving a review, and sharing about the book on your Social Media!
Are you new to learning about your cycle as well and tracking? Check out this blog about tracking your period with our app and a planner!