Cycles, intimacy, living your biology


#1

Collection of links about female cycle, female biology, tracking,…

Tracking (and contraception) apps & devices
http://www.helloclue.com/

Apps with thermometers:
https://www.naturalcycles.com/


https://trackle.de/ - let’s all sleep with a thermometer up our vaginas!!??

monitoring hormone levels:
http://uk.clearblue.com/contraception/persona-monitor

spit ferning microscopes:
http://www.fertile-focus.com/



???

DIY alternative: https://fertilityproject.tumblr.com/DIYfertilitytracking


#2

Discussion around the parallels between discussion about environmental conservatism/purity and gender normativity.

@marymaggic recommends…

Queer Ecologies
Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire
Edited by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson



from this^ book:
CHAPTER 7 Polluted Politics? Confronting Toxic Discourse, Sex Panic, and Eco-Normativity (pp. 199-230) - GIOVANNA DI CHIRO

TOXIC SEXES
PERVERTING POLLUTION AND QUEERING HORMONE DISRUPTION
Malin Ah-King & Eva Hayward

Things we found that look interesting but we didn’t read them yet:


#3

I really liked Michelle Murphy’s Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience(2012), whith a good chapter on the fascinating history of menstrual extraction. You can find it in your favorite bookstore, as well as on a well known Russian website.


#4

…the point here being - we want to listen to and understand our bodies, and be animals with each other. If you need it, technology can support that - you can build it yourself, and it can be super low-tech. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SLEEP WITH A FUCKING THERMOMETER IN YOUR VAGINA!!


#5

Well I never tried that, but I think I get your point. “Listen to”, not “measure”. Just wrote a blog post on “experiential knowledge”, which tries to capture that. Comments welcome!


#6

Throwing another paper (aka, the fish dildo article) into the mix, this was
something I read last year in a seminar called Alterlife with Tim Choy. … I tried to upload the PDF but can’t so here’s a link, hopefully you can find it online somewhere: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/608469