Brave Conversations: Talking About Sex & Birth Control

Many of us find talking about intimate stuff doesn’t come easily. However, conversations about intimacy are a healthy and wholesome part of every relationship. Follow our guide on talking about sex and birth control, designed to give you the tools you need to have a productive heart to heart.

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Non-Hormonal Birth Control Methods Through History

In the 1700s women used lemons as birth control, the ancient Egyptians used crocodile dung as a sperm-killing suppository, and on top of that, early versions of the condom were reusable... Let’s take a step back through time and look at the weird and wacky wonders of non-hormonal birth control methods and where we’ve ended up in the 21st century.

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A History of Birth Control Rights

People have sought to control reproduction through countless different methods in history. Looking back on some of the methods, many seem rather bizarre: urging women to hold her breath during intercourse and immediately sneezing after ejaculation, blocking the passage of sperm by lemons or how about moistening a sponge with brandy? Thankfully, scientific and medical research has advanced and over the years, we have become more knowledgeable about effective methods of birth control.

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The Truth About Sperm Survival: How Long Do Sperm Live?

There’s a huge amount of myths and truths around the resilience of these swift swimmers! Here at Natural Cycles we know a thing or two about sperm survival.  In fact knowing how long sperm live is one of the key factors our smart algorithm takes into account when it calculates your daily fertility.

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