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Cervical Fluid: It's Totally Normal

Cervical Fluid: It's Totally Normal

I'm sure you've all noticed some wetness down there in your lady business — maybe you thought it was some kind of an infection, but then miraculously, it goes away, right? Well that's your cervical fluid, and it's not an infection at all. It's actually totally normal, and if you take notice of it in the weeks leading up to your period, you'll be able to tell when you're the most fertile. Your cervical fluid will become progressively wetter as you approach ovulation.

To check your cervical fluid, you're going to need to get pretty intimate with your lady parts. In the privacy of your own home, slide your index and middle finger just at the beginning of the vaginal opening. Glance away so you can feel the sensation. Is it creamy? Dry? Sticky? Slippery? The answer will give you great insight into what's happening inside your body.

To check out a chart explaining the difference between each kind of cervical fluid


Type of Cervical Fluid Explanation
Menses This is your menstrual fluid. It's red or dark brown in color, and very wet.
Spotting This is when you're period is almost over. It's brownish in color, sometimes streaky, and sometimes thick and sticky.
Nothing It's dry. No cervical fluid is present. You may feel dampness on your finger, but it quickly evaporates.
Sticky It's opaque white or slightly yellow in color, and occasionally clear. It can be fairly thick. It has a sticky quality, or rather no wetness. It may be crumbly or flaky like paste, or gummy and rubbery like rubber cement.
Creamy It's milky or cloudy, white or yellowish in color. It'll feel creamy like lotion, wet, watery, or thin.
Egg White It's usually clear, but it can have opaque streaks in it. It's extremely slippery and wet, like raw egg whites. You'll have a lubricative feeling at your vaginal opening, and it can stretch from one to 10 inches.

I know this is a lot of info to digest, so tune in tomorrow to find out what your cervical fluid is trying to tell you.


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minxa25 minxa25 8 years
New that for a while ,that a a pretty interesting nutz and bolts
skigurl skigurl 9 years
turns out, i was backwards its not the egg that lives in you, rather the sperm, so if you have sex and then drop an egg days later, that's when you can accidentally get pregnant either way, i am religious about not forgetting my pill!
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
this is great, if/when i start planning for kids
Mirna-Januarie Mirna-Januarie 9 years
thanx, i got a tipp... i always thought the thick mucus are a sign of an infection
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
As soon as it happened at the age of ... 11? I found this out for myself. It kind of worries me that grown women would have no idea what their cervical fluid means. What do they think it is?
Beaner Beaner 9 years
My friend has been trying to get pregnant for the longest time. I'm going to send this to her!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Ive known this for the longest of time.
MsWalton MsWalton 9 years
LOL@sarah_bellum. I've been saying that for YEARS!! That chart was rather interesting. It just affirmed my desire to NOT have children.
k-squared k-squared 9 years
Yeah.. who knew that having ovaries was so complicated?
sarah_bellum sarah_bellum 9 years
Ugh. It must be so easy to have a penis.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
my friend, who is extremely active in charting her fertility and the whole pregnancy adventure, told me that when its like egg whites it means you're ovulating, ie: you are more likely to get for her, it means, DO IT! for me, it meant DON'T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR PILL! it's pretty cool to find this stuff out, because one month i forgot my pill and based on which time of the month it was, she was able to tell me how likely i was to have an accidental pregnancy....and it doesn't matter WHEN you have sex in that month, cuz your eggs can stay in you for up to two weeks, so if you forget your pill and you drop an egg, and have sex a week later, you can still get watch for the egg white stuff! sick, but useful and true!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
Natural Family Planning has been teaching this for years. Also if you want to increase your cervical mucus especially if you're trying to conceive - eat raw carrots a few each day you will notice a significant difference in your mucus.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Uhhh whoa.
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