On specific days, women will want and enjoy sex much more than other days and knowing them ahead of time can help women to take advantage of hormonal effects to have more fulfilling sexual experiences. Gabrielle Lichterman, author and founder of "Hormonology", shows women the exact days of their menstrual cycle when sex will be most enjoyable
Many women will go to great lengths to improve their sex life. "But before they head to lingerie shops and adult toy stores, they may want to do something even more important for ensuring better sex - check which day of their menstrual cycle they're on", says Gabrielle Lichterman, author of "28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods, and Potential" (Adams Media, May 2005) and founder of "Hormonology", a science-based method that shows men and women how to predict their day and plan their life according to their hormone cycle.
"Testosterone is the hormone that affects a woman's libido and sexual satisfaction. In women with menstrual cycles, testosterone rises and falls throughout the month, which raises and lowers their sexual desire, ease of achieving orgasm and intensity of orgasm," explains Lichterman. The result? "On specific days, women will want and enjoy sex much more than other days. Knowing ahead of time when these days will be can help women take advantage of these hormonal effects to have more fulfilling sexual experiences."
Lichterman outlines the perfect, and not so perfect, days for bedroom fun in her "Hormonology Guide to Sex", which follows:
The Hormonology Guide to Sex
Testosterone rises and falls throughout a woman's monthly menstrual cycle, affecting her sexual desire and enjoyment. Here's what sex will be like for women every day of the month:
Day 1 (first day of menstruation) to Day 14 (ovulation): RED HOT DAYS - A woman's libido, her ease in reaching orgasm and intensity of orgasm all increase steadily throughout these days. That's because testosterone rises during this time of a woman's cycle, peaking on Day 13 and remaining high on Day 14.
Day 15 to Day 23: LUKEWARM DAYS - Testosterone is at lower levels on these days, which dampens a woman's sex drive. What's more, the hormone progesterone is rising and this can make it more difficult for gals to reach climax. Women who opt for sex during these days should be prepared to set aside a longer amount of time to overcome these hormonal obstacles.
Day 24 to the end of her cycle: BONUS RED HOT DAYS - Here's a hormonal surprise; testosterone plunges on these days, yet a woman's libido increases. This unexpected boost has been attributed to the thickening of the uterine lining, which stimulates nerve endings and makes a woman feel aroused. NOTE: Women who engage in sex on these days may want to keep a bottle of personal lubricant by the bedside. That's because estrogen is also declining and that can decrease a woman's natural lubrication, which can make intercourse uncomfortable.
While there are many days and times throughout the month from which to choose for great sex, Lichterman says there is one ultimate day and time all couples should pencil into their calendar every month - the morning of Day 13 of a woman's menstrual cycle.
"The morning is when a man's testosterone peaks in his 24-hour hormone cycle. And Day 13 is when testosterone peaks in a woman's monthly hormone cycle. When these two hormonal peaks intersect, they can set the stage for the best sex all month long," states Lichterman.
A nationally-known health journalist and founder of "Hormonology", Gabrielle Lichterman shows men and women how to predict their day and plan their life according to their hormone cycle. The first book in her Hormonology series is "28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods, and Potential" (Adams Media, May 2005), which is available at bookstores everywhere. For more information, visit the Hormonology website at http://www.Hormonology.info
Written by Gabrielle Lichterman