I wouldn’t be doing my job here if I didn’t convince you to time your sexual activities–either alone or with partners–around your monthly cycle.

That’s because the research is clear that there are certain points in your cycle when you have more desire for intimate fun and experience more fulfilling climaxes due to rising and falling hormones and nerve endings getting stimulated due to menstruation.

So, knowing when sexual peaks and valleys occur in your cycle can help you take advantage of your best days to go for an O and understand why your libido has bottomed-out or you can’t reach climax no matter how many times you try.

To make it fast and easy for you to know what to expect from your sexual desire and satisfaction throughout your monthly cycle, here’s a Hormonology Cheat Sheet to guide you:

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Gabrielle Lichterman is a longtime women’s health and lifestyle journalist whose articles have appeared in dozens of major magazines and newspapers around the globe including Cosmopolitan, CosmoGIRL, Glamour, Marie Claire, The New York Daily News and Woman’s World. Gabrielle began developing Hormonology® and the Hormone Horoscope® in 1999 and has been sharing menstrual cycle-related research and tips through her apps, blog, book, newsletter and magazine articles ever since.

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