Wednesday, March 01, 2006


I don’t understand why 99.9% of women are the pill. ‘Specially the single ones. The pill works by suppressing ovulation, and ovulating is one of the absolute best things about being female.

I’m pretty chirpy most of the time, but for those three or four days mid-cycle, I’m bouncing off the walls with happiness. Men look infinitely more attractive, and I’m frisky as fuck. (Bit frustrating when you’re perennially single mind.) And it becomes difficult to concentrate on anything….Oh look, it’s snowing!

So, ovulation, a wonderful thing.

But it has just dawned on me – is this how men feel all the time?


  • I agree - I spent years on the bloomin' thing, then had all kinds of dodgy side effects when I stopped it after 13 years, Evil, evil!

    By Blogger Miss Meep, at 11:46 AM  

  • Only when we have a beautiful and happy woman in our lives.

    By Blogger the Beep, at 12:14 PM  

  • I feel blissfully happy for my every waking moment.

    As soon as I open my eyes in the morning, I'm bouncy and full of beans.

    Tazzy, on the other hand, is the most miserable cunt in the world for at least 9 hours after waking. Followed by 2 minutes of happiness. Followed by more misery because he's tired and wants to sleep.

    By Anonymous Piggy and Tazzy, at 12:33 PM  

  • I'm counting the days until I stop ovulating (maybe less than 10 years to go, with any luck). Menstrual cramps and menstruation in general are the work of the devil.

    By Blogger Betty, at 12:41 PM  

  • Hm. I've been feeling pre- or even right-on-menstrual for about a week since starting this new pill. I've been moping around with no energy and have had period pain CONSTANTLY. Great stuff. Well at least I get to have sex whenever I want. There is always a silver lining.

    By Blogger Loganoc, at 1:40 PM  

  • going off the pill is one of the best health decisions i have ever made...well that and giving up smoking, but the giving smoking isn't going nearly as well as giving up the pill. the problem is; you never forget to smoke, but i was always forgetting the pill.

    By Blogger Kirses, at 3:22 PM  

  • the best thing about ovulating is stopping. menopause, children, is the ultimate aphrodisiac! no worries, no messes, no cramps, no mood swings...of course theres the chin whiskers....

    By Blogger First Nations, at 5:30 PM  

  • I have to be on the pill for medical reasons. If it weren't for that, I'd have no reason to be on it at all.

    That's just depressing.

    By Blogger Cleavers, at 6:58 PM  

  • I suspect men have this 'frisky' feeling most of the time spinny.

    I never had properly functioning hormones until after my kids so didn't experience the 'ovulation' madness that you refer to until then. It was quite a revelation. I rarely ever say this except when I wish to pee in the bush, but sometimes it would be fun to see what its like to be a man :-)

    By Blogger Kyahgirl, at 8:14 PM  

  • Hmm. Reasons for taking the pill - pregnancy avoidance. Quite a good one. Plus, my one tastes slightly sweet.

    By Blogger frangelita, at 9:18 PM  

  • I'm on the pill for both medical and pregnancy avoidance. I have one child, not ready for another. I'd love to go off the thing. One less thing for me to remember to do.

    Come to think of it, did I take the damn thing today?

    Uh oh ...

    By Blogger Maidink, at 9:43 PM  

  • I need the pill to retain something that resembles sanity. No pill means mood swings, sobbing, screaming and two or three days a month off work on account of being unable to move because of the pain. I have been seen practically crawling through Manchester sobbing in pain because my body decided to come on while I was in the middle of HMV.

    God bless the pill ;)

    By Blogger Fuckkit, at 10:29 PM  

  • I don't get all bouncy cheerful when i'm ovulating; I just have an uncontrolable urge to fuck anything that comes within reach. I'm single, so it's not as fun as it sounds.

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 10:53 PM  

  • Er, are you entirely sober?

    By Blogger garfer, at 1:34 AM  

  • No - men's hormones don't really play a part so it is mostly a mono-emoition. Apart from when we find ourselves surrounded by the hormonal effervescing radiance of flirtatious, vivacious, ovulating women when we go a bit funny in the head, sperm production doubles and we feel great, randy and aggressive to other men - well according to some scientists anyway.

    Apparently most perfumes are based on the chemicals women produce when they are ovulating - that or rhino piss.

    By Blogger hen, at 1:40 AM  

  • I'm on the pill for medical and baby-avoidance reasons. I get that 'ovulating' feeling during my 7 pill-free days, but my libido is not exactly quiet the rest of the time, either.
    Those pill-free days just become unbearable (I imagine it's like being a man), being randy as hell. Having said that, being a woman I still remain fussy who with (but not necessarily how or when or who started it)

    By Anonymous Undercovercookie, at 9:40 AM  

  • the pill made me ill, very ill

    and you're right: who'd want to miss out on all that mid cycle friskiness? (that said, this is NOT the time to be looking for a life partner - best do that on days pre- or post-ovulation otherwise you'll be lurching for every alpha male sh*t on the planet)

    alpha males being great in bed but rubbish as life partners and all

    By Blogger Urban Chick, at 10:30 AM  

  • Yup, all the time.

    S'fucking great! :o)

    By Blogger Ant, at 5:42 PM  

  • I had the exact same thing as miss meep. Now I've gotten back on it, but on a lower dosage. 'Course, I haven't gotten any sex since I hopped back on. Grr.

    I got off it in a pagan attempt to synchronize myself with the moon and feel more "natural" hormonally. Truth be told, it made very little difference, and apparently our modern society with all the electricity and city lights and gadgets upset one's menses too much to synch with the moon anyhow. Instead, it toyed with my weight and complexion. Great.

    Apparently, any time can be frisky time in my pill-i-fied cycle. Rowrrr.

    By Blogger zura, at 8:32 PM  

  • for Hen-
    not Rhino piss, whale vomit (ambergris), and scent squeezed cruelly from the anal sacks of Civet cats.

    By Anonymous kyahgirl, at 8:56 PM  

  • God, I love the pill. I'm able to walk around while having my period instead of crawling. Gone are the days of two week periods. Plus - not too keen on the whole kid thing.*

    *and that's putting it mildly.

    By Blogger belladona, at 8:12 PM  

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