How being a feminist can boost your fertility

The chances are that even if you don’t immediately identify as a feminist, you’re probably just a feminist in disguise.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Do you believe men and women should be paid the same wage for the same work?
  2. Do you believe that women should have equal rights as men within the eyes of the law?
  3. Do you believe that women should be educated to the same standard as men?

Did you answer yes to questions 1-3? Congratulations! You are now a card carrying feminist. Download and print out the card below to put in your purse.

 

So how does being a feminist boost your fertility?

You can take control of your own health

 

When you believe you are equal in the world, you begin to stand up for your body and your health. You ask questions when you speak to your healthcare professionals, you assess the risks and the benefits of every drug, test and treatment and you make informed choices based on your body – not just doing what you’re told.

By taking personal responsibility for your health and fertility, you are ensuring that your own body’s needs are being met and that you are in the best position possible for getting pregnant.

 

You can protect yourself from low self esteem and mental illness

 

Mental health issues are running rampant in our society right now, and it’s no coincidence that the rise in mental health issues goes hand in hand with the rise in social media and our exposure to the media in general. The social expectations put on women in our culture is enormous. 

We are constantly bombarded with images and stories of how we should look, how we should behave and what we should buy. It is no wonder that these impossible expectations have eaten away at our confidence until anxiety and depression are the norm?

Being able to identify these expectation as unrealistic goes some way to easing the pressure to conform and can help boost your body confidence.

Low self esteem and mental illness has a huge impact on your life and trying to get pregnant. It can decrease your libido so that you don’t want to have sex, it can make making healthy choices really bloody hard so your health suffers and generally makes everything more shit. So the more we can do the ensure we take good care of our mental health, the better.

 

You can masturbate more

 

When you fully embrace sexual equality, it leads to an understanding that your needs in the bedroom are equally as important as your partners. So whether you masturbate on your own or encourage your partner to help you orgasm, doing this on a regular basis will boost your health and wellbeing in multiple ways.

Masturbation has many, many beneficial effects on your body aside from pure pleasure. 

  • It can help prevent UTI’s by helping flush out any nasty bacteria
  • It can help you sleep better by releasing dopamine and other sleepy hormones 
  • It can help relieve menstrual cramps
  • It can boost your immune system
  • It can reduce your stress levels.

Now if this isn’t enough reasons to masturbate then I don’t know what is.

Need a little help getting started? I definitely recommend OMGYes – the scientific approach to women’s pleasure.

Written By Nicola

Nicola is a fat-positive fertility coach and author of “Fat and Fertile”. She helps fat folks navigate getting pregnant in a weight-obsessed world and advocates for change in how fat people are treated whilst accessing help with their fertility. Nicola uses her unique fat positive framework to support people in finding their own version of health without diets, advocate for their bodies, relearn how to trust their body and believe in their ability to get pregnant.

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