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November 13th, 2011, 12:47 AM
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I have a question about how to chart my most recent CM if any of you lovely ladies can give me some insight?

This evening and night I have what is the beginnings of stringy/stretching CM I think. It was milky/creamy/stickyish this morning and earlier this evening I had a tiny glob that was stretchy, and now its just stretchy but not really slippery. Though my vaginal sensation is definitely slippery.

I am at a loss of what to put for FF. FF options for CM, creamy-it was earlier but now its stretchy, next option watery... no, next option EW... no. So I don't know what to put. It also does not have vaginal sensation so I cant identify that I am slippery but not EW/lubed. How would you chart it? Would you put it as EW even though it's not really that stretchy/lube? TCOYF is more detailed in descriptions but it does lump more fertile types of CM together so by putting it as EW in FF, you kind of would be doing the same thing?

I am beginning to like TCOYF better because of the details it allows, but the online version has technical problems that annoy me. FF is not for TTA and it's got a more loose set of rules, but no tech issues and it has an iPhone app. I originally started using both because i saw women on here were and sometimes they would get different results so I was curious. I wonder if I am confusing myself more though by using both. Sorry I went off on a tangent, its 11:45PM past my bedtime. Thank you for any help you can give!
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November 14th, 2011, 09:24 AM
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I use both TCOYF and FF, and I prefer TCOYF too since there's so many more options. There have been times that I've only seen creamy CM, but I know I'm fertile based on vaginal sensation, so I record it as EWCM. Don't feel like you have to use FF if you don't fit in their box of CM descriptions. TCOYF works great too!
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November 14th, 2011, 09:27 AM
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I personally like FF better. TCOYF has their option of water/egg white/ clear....my cm is either watery OR eggwhite and I think they are very different. And I like differentiating between the two on my chart.
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November 14th, 2011, 10:03 AM
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I think using both probably is adding to the confusion while you're learning. I think once you really get charting all figured out and know your body better, then you can play around with different charting systems.
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