If you're a man, then you might as well stop reading this. Or, you could also decide to learn what the women around you have to deal with once a month. Your choice (Stay, stay, stay!)
If you don't take the pill, tracking your period is just yet another thing to cram into your very busy head. You need to remember which day you last got it, how long it usually takes, and analyze if your dramatic mood swings are justifiable or simply hormone-driven. Why not let your phone do the hard work for you?
There are plenty of period trackers in the app market, but the office favorite is Clue . Forget about pink girly details: this app is all about numbers and facts.
With Clue, you'll be able to anticipate your period, your PMS, any mood swings or unusual symptoms, and you can even use it as proof for showing other people you don't have time for their nonsense. Clue is a fantastic app, a must-have for women who have periods.
1. Install and open Clue for iPhone. (Also available for Android)
2. Clue will get to know you and your cycle by asking a series of questions. Select how long your period lasts, if you experience PMS, the duration of your cycle, the date of your last period, and, finally, your age. You can also specify your type of birth control.
3. Choose if you want push notification reminders for your period (we highly recommend it).
4. Take a look at the current cycle in a visual way or tap Calendar to see what your next month looks like.
5. Every day, tap the red center circle and enter data like temperature, sex activity, pill intake, emotions, pain, etc. The more info you enter, the better the app will predict your patterns.
6. Be prepared for each cycle and its symptoms.
Do you use any apps for tracking your period? What features do you consider essential? Let us know in the Comments section!