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Will you tell your daughter the truth?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
About sex?

My parents told me that you can get pregnant after having sex one time. Although that is true the truth is you will only have a 24 hour window to actually get pregnant once a month. So what about all the other days in the month?

Will you tell your daughter the truth about a women's body and that actually knowing your cycles and knowing about that window? I honestly didn't learn about that until after my kids were born.

I want to tell my daughter the complete truth so she is truly aware of her own body. And maybe even plan accordingly before she has sex and avoid those certain days.


What is the fertile window?

The fertile window is made up of the days in the menstrual cycle where pregnancy is possible. The length of the fertile window has been determined by documenting the farthest away from ovulation that intercourse can result in conception. To determine the length of the fertile window and the probability of pregnancy relative to ovulation we need to know the maximum lifespan of the male sperm in the female reproductive tract. While the human ovum has a lifespan that is likely not more than 24 hours, making conception highly unlikely after the day of ovulation, the lifespan of the sperm is potentially longer and more variable.


I'm so surprised by how many women in here actually don't know the true facts of there own body. It's really sad.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM
I'm not talking about sperm. I'm talking about the 24 hour window of a woman's egg when she ovulates.

Quoting EmilyD83:

Sperm can stay alive for up to 3-5 days, not 24 hours.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM


Quoting cateringtomel:

Lmao.

At least someone got it!




Quoting ColtsFan1912:

around the bush *giggle snort* ;)

Quoting cateringtomel:

Yes.


I hate sugar coating and beating around


The bush.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Haha I got!! That was pretty clever. Haha

Quoting cateringtomel:

Lmao.

At least someone got it!




Quoting ColtsFan1912:

around the bush *giggle snort* ;)

Quoting cateringtomel:

Yes.


I hate sugar coating and beating around


The bush.



svolkov
by Emerald Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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This more like 4 days which could easily vary in dates especially as a teen


Quoting Anonymous:

24hrs... This is not true.

ELKmountain.mom
by Peepers on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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Yes, I will explain to my daughter. Part of the would include the fact that sperm lives for 5ish days inside the body so you can get pregnant even if you didn't have sex when you ovulated. Its not just 24 hours. She will also need to know that unless she is regular at a young age and able to personally track her cycle (not an app) then she will need to always use protection and understand that isn't even 100%.

 What your mother said was more true than not espcially for a young person who isn't able to track her unpredicatable cycle or isn't mature enough to do it correctly.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM


sorry, the double entendre really made me laugh. 
I will be telling my daughters the truth in age appropriate ways, but am guessing my ODD will tell my YDD sinc they are 2.5 years apart, so YDD will get a slightly advacned for her age educcation. 

Quoting cateringtomel:

Yes.
I hate sugar coating and beating around
The bush.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 11 on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM
I'd tell her she can get pregnant if she has sex. That's the truth.

I'd also tell her I'd beat her ass if she spread her legs
svolkov
by Emerald Member on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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Its longer...u r most fertile the few days prior to and day or so after ovulation


Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not talking about sperm. I'm talking about the 24 hour window of a woman's egg when she ovulates.



Quoting EmilyD83:

Sperm can stay alive for up to 3-5 days, not 24 hours.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Its more like a week/week and a half....

Quoting Anonymous:

24hrs... This is not true.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Oct. 22, 2013 at 11:26 PM
I dont have to, thanks to health class in school and she doesn't ask questions. I did try talkingto her about it, but she didn't want to, she just says learning it in health class is enough for her.
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