FSH stimulates the follicles (which contain your eggs) in your ovaries to mature.
This causes estrogen and testosterone to rise which brings a boost to your energy, mood and brain skills.
The week before your period can be notoriously difficult.
You might start to feel moodiness and cravings for carbohydrate-heavy comfort foods. There is a remarkable cascade of hormonal events taking place.
What if I told you that your monthly cycle has four unique phases and each of them brings about different physical and emotional strengths?
You’d probably want to learn how to work with your cycle instead of against it, right?
Testosterone continues to amp up your confidence, which makes this the perfect time to try something new and exciting between the sheets with a partner.
You’ll also get a thrill out of flirting in new places, so attend a single’s event you wouldn’t normally go to, such as speed dating.
Ovulation is the culmination of the hard work your body has been doing over the last couple of weeks.
Reach out to the hottie you’ve wanted to ask out all month.
Join a new social group or schedule date night with your current beau.
An egg gets released from its follicle in your ovary and will survive for 12-24 hours.
Estrogen and testosterone rise to peak levels, boosting the effects of the follicular phase.