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Dear @cyclesandsex,

Is stringy discharge normal if it continues throughout the entire cycle? (considering after the fact of being cleared for STIs and such)




Dear #WhatsMyDischargeTellingMe

It’s great that you’re asking! Normal vaginal discharge (or cervical mucous) changes throughout the month and from month to month. Our vaginas are complex environments that are always doing their best to stay in balance. Sometimes discharge can reflect that, as well as reflecting the particular time in your cycle. The main idea is this: if you aren’t experiencing any unpleasant symptoms (itching, burning, fishy smell) then you can trust your discharge is just doing its thing - being a self-cleaning oven for you! If you are experiencing unpleasant symptoms, go ahead and contact your midwife or doctor for a visit.

All the best,


Tanya Willis (@manhattanbirth) is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Womxn's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and owner/founder of Manhattan Birth


CYCLES+SEX is not providing medical advice! Check in with your practitioner and use the above as a conversation starter to figure out what is best for you and your unique health history and situation.

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