Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You may be thinking of a gift to give a friend, family member or neighbor, such as homemade brownies, a fun toy that caught your eye in a store or even what you might get them for Christmas. Loved ones can credit estrogen for your gift-giving spirit. As this hormone rises, it gives you the urge to connect with others and make them happy!
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: High estrogen and testosterone have you turning up the dial on everything today. You want your music louder. Your food spicier and more flavorful. Your massages deeper. And your clothes more colorful. Why? When these hormones get as high as they do today, they amp up your enjoyment of intense pleasures.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You’re feeling the opposite of Week 2 gals: You prefer quieter music, familiar comfort foods, gentle touch and more subdued colors. That’s because rising progesterone and lower levels of estrogen are mellowing you out and making you prefer subtler pleasures.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Your libido gets a boost today and orgasms are more intense. But it’s not thanks to your testosterone, which is plunging. Instead, researchers believe the nerve endings down below are getting stimulated as your body prepares for menstruation. Consider it a parting gift from your body as you leave another cycle behind. Just one word of caution: Plunging estrogen is making it harder for your body to produce lubrication during sex, so a bottle of personal lubrication may be needed to avoid uncomfortable chafing.