Why am I so wet lately? Is it normal? Read on to see what this wet feeling tells you about your fertility and sexuality.
Every day I receive many questions from women around the world asking about their cervical fluids.
Some of the questions concern fertility and pregnancy.
Some concern sex and health.
I’ve seen confusion, embarrassment, and even shame expressed – regarding the natural fluids of our body.
Cervical fluids may seem dirty, gross, or unpleasant. But I’ve learned that they are clear, tangible, and useful indicators that can help us understand our body’s rhythms, our fertility, and our health.
Wet Days Versus Dry Days
Once you start charting your menstrual cycles and cervical fluids, you’ll notice the distinct pattern of cervical fluids throughout your cycle.
It may look like the chart below if you have a 28-day cycle.
To put it simply, you have wet days and you have dry days.
On the wet days you’re fertile, and on the dry days you are not.
The important thing to observe is whether you feel wet or dry down there. It’s rather intuitive.
If you observe an increasing amount of moisture around your vaginal area especially with a slippery sensation, you’re likely to be fertile, and vice versa.
6 Stages of Cervical Fluid in a Cycle
Here is the typical pattern of a woman’s cervical fluids during her menstrual cycle…
There is no cervical fluid during menstruation. You’re infertile at this stage.
2. Absence of Cervical Fluid (Dry Days)
Right after your period, you have a few days without any cervical fluid. However, it’s possible that you may not notice this change if your menstruation lasts a bit longer, say 5-7 days. You’re also infertile at this stage.
3. Pasty Cervical Fluid (Dry Days)
After a few days of dryness, you may observe a type of cervical fluid that is pasty, tacky, crumbly, gummy, springy and dry like rubber cement (usually white or yellow).
Note: Even though this type of cervical fluid is not conducive to sperm survival, it’s considered possibly fertile if it occurs right before ovulation.
4. Creamy Cervical Mucus (Wet Days)
In the next few days, you’ll notice a creamy, milky and smooth vaginal discharge (usually white or yellow), and feel the wet, moist, gooey, or cold vaginal sensation. This is an indication that you’re approaching ovulation and you’re fertile during this stage.
5. Slippery / Egg white-like Mucus (Wet Days)
Then you may notice clear, slippery, egg white-like discharge that can be stretched from one to several inches.
Even though it’s usually clear or streaked, it can also be yellow, pink, brown or red-tinged, which indicates the presence of possible ovulation bleeding.
Women in their early 20s may have as many as five days of slippery eggwhite discharge, but women in their late 30s may have only a day or two, if any.
Note that you may still be fertile if you feel the wet vaginal sensation a day or two after the slippery or stretchy cervical fluid has passed.
6. Absence of Cervical Fluid (Dry Days)
After ovulation when estrogen has peaked and progesterone has taken over, your cervical fluid dries up quickly – usually in less than a day. Here you have a window of dry days until your next menstruation. However, this is accurate only if you have ovulated. So it helps to chart your ovulation.
Always Wet Down There?
If you are always wet down there, you may be wondering if it’s normal. The short answer is, it depends.
Sometimes you may notice clear and watery discharge at different times of your cycle. This is normal, and it can be particularly heavy after exercising.
However, if you’re feeling wet all the time while experiencing symptoms such as PMS, irregular periods, irritability, etc., it could indicate a sign of estrogen dominance, since the amount of cervical fluid is closely related to estrogen levels.
To learn more about these various types of cervical mucus, please review my post on Vaginal Discharge Cycle – What Is Normal and What Is Not.
Before I started charting my cervical fluids, I had no clue about the stages of my menstrual cycles, when I was fertile and when I was not. Now I’ve learned to rely on them to tell me where I’m at during my menstrual cycles – with consistency, reliability, and predictability.
You can too. By simply observing whether you are wet or dry down there, you’ll learn much about your own fertility and hormones.
P.S. Want to learn how to enhance your fertility naturally? Be sure to visit my Fertility Blog.