Sensation

You need to be up and about so that any cervical mucus can influence the sensation at the vulva.

The vulva has a very high density of sensor cells that are capable of detecting small quantities of discharge arriving from the cervix and/or the vagina. Don't use your finger to try and identify sensation.

Observations are made without prior genital contact so that the observations will not be confused by any secretions due to intercourse or contact.

Awareness of the sensation at the vulva may be suppressed or confused by wearing tight clothing or panty liners.

There are not many different words that English speaking women use for describing sensation at the vulva. The sensations experienced range from "dry" to "wet", and from "sticky" to "slippery". "Dry" is the least fertile sensation, "slippery" is the most fertile sensation. A changing developing pattern occurs in the lead up to the Peak. It culminates in a slippery sensation.

Some women fail to discriminate between the various meanings of "wet". If you feel wet then use the description "wet". However consider whether "damp" or "moist" or "sticky" would be a more appropriate descriptor. Women feel wet when menstruation begins. You may feel both wet and slippery at times near the Peak.

The word "dry" is the normal descriptor used in the case where nothing is felt. Thus it is preferable to write "dry" rather than writing "nil", "none" or "nothing".

Always be concise in your description. Record general information in the remarks field.

Always use the same word(s) to describe a recurring symptom.

A fertile pattern changes from day to day, progressing from a sensation of stickiness or dampness to slipperiness often with visible clear or cloudy strings of mucus until the Peak symptom, when the vulva is slippery, swollen and has a heightened sensitivity.

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