Period cramping your style?
Same, but guys, I am so in touch with my uterus right now, and it’s all because of this amazing period-tracking app I’ve been using.
Flo (Aunt Flo, get it?) is one super comprehensive period-tracking app AND it’s totally free.
Unlike other menstrual-trackers, Flo gives you more information than just how many days you menstruate — you also get heaps of great insights to how your body works, interesting facts, and super helpful tips. I’ve tried a few different apps like this before, but none have been as comprehensive as Flo, and using Flo is actually kinda fun.
Yep, I said fun.
Okay, so basically, you put in your start and end dates and it tells you when to expect the next tsunami. Even if shark week is irregular for you, Flo works to find a pattern over time.
Pretty cool, right?
My favourite thing about this app is that you have the option to log your menstrual symptoms, and you get immediate advice and little articles on how to deal with them. And I don’t just mean ‘sore back’, ‘head ache’, ‘cramps’, I mean, you can get de-tay-yelled if you want. I’m talking bowel movements, vaginal discharge, sleep patterns, appetite, sex drive, sexy times, weight, mood, acne, and a bunch of other stuff.
But you don’t have to log this stuff: you just choose what you want, and Flo works with you. Plus if you’d like to keep the information you log private, you can set a pass-code for the app.
The app also tells you when you’re ovulating, and has headings like ‘low chance of falling pregnant’, or whatever, depending on the stage of your cycle. If having a bub is the last thing on your mind, set handy reminders to take your pill.
Another great feature is that if you’re totes preggaz, you can use the app in Pregnancy Mode.
Flo gives you a countdown to the birth (as if you don’t already know) and a reminder to check your cycle afterwards.
No matter which mode you set, Flo also offers surveys that show you where your symptoms sit compared to other women, let you in on heaps of interesting stats, and most importantly, help you understand your body better.
Let me sign off by saying this isn’t a sponsored post; I just genuinely love this period-tracking app, and it’s truly helped me understand my cycle better.
If tracking your period is something you’ve been thinking about, I definitely recommend Flo!
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