In this episode of the Birth Kweens Podcast, Karly and Ali talk with Vienna Farlow (aka – The Cuntsultant) about general body literacy and the Justisse Method of fertility awareness. Vienna is a vagina enthusiast, advocate, and student. The Cuntsultant is the culmination of her lifelong pursuit to learn as much as possible about the vagina and the people who have them — physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She strongly believes that all female bodied people should be empowered to know more about their bodies and the way they work. She is passionate about reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ inclusion, full spectrum care, abortion access and provocation in the name of education. She is currently a Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner intern and a member of the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals. Here’s what the Kweens covered in their conversation with Vienna:
- Vienna’s background and how she became The Cuntsultant
- Her path to discovering the fertility awareness method and what learning about it did for her sense of body literacy
- What the Justisse Method of fertility awareness is all about
- Vienna’s experience with hormonal birth control
- Whether the fertility awareness method can be used in concert with hormonal birth control
- How Justisse is unique compared to other fertility awareness methods
- The practicalities and logistics of using the Justisse Method to track fertility – what tools and information you need and how to interpret the data that’s collected to inform fertility decisions
- The role that a basal body thermometer plays in fertility tracking (and Vienna’s current favorite, the Geratherm)
- Some common misconceptions about fertility tracking and why using an app to track your cycles is NOT a form of birth control!!
- The great books mentioned in this episode:
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