Ah, discharge. That lovely bodily fluid we all experience but never talk about. It's like it's the Voldemort of body fluids--the one that must not be named.
Well folks, it's time to bring discharge out of hiding and decode what is really going on down there.
One type of discharge that can happen throughout a woman's menstrual cycle is clear stretchy vaginal secretions (CSV). Yes, you read that correctly...clear stretchy things are coming from your nether regions.
So without further ado, let's dive into this mystery and learn more about CSV!
What Exactly Is Clear Stretchy Vaginal Secretion?
Clear stretchy vaginal secretion is exactly what it sounds like—managing to perfectly describe its appearance and texture in just a few words. This particular substance has no color or odor, making it stand apart from other types of vaginal discharges that have a stronger scent or hue. Essentially,it looks like something sticky straight out of Nickelodeon.
So Why Does It Occur At All?
In case your school failed you miserably on sex ed,let me give you the breakdown:
- CVS occurs when the body enters ovulation.
- Normally last four days during ovulation.
- The cervical mucus increases level producing increasingly "egg white-esque" substances to help protect and even nourish sperm traveling towards an egg if conception comes around 1 day after discontinuation (TMI?)
Woohoo! A moment where weird stuff happens for immense reasons; Our bodies good ????.
Vigorously graphing these events taphonomically should resistively make sense as follows:
|Menstrual Cycle Stage||Cervical Mucus|
|Ovulatory||Egg white/Clear stretchy|
Makes you think of a farm and farming cycles, right?
Why is Clear Stretchy Discharge So Important?
There's actually a pretty dang good reason for your body producing this discharge. Without it,the journey future babies take would be much harder.
When ovulating your hormone estrogen increases, making the uterus lining thicker for potential implantation from fertilization- so that sperm don't have to face an impossible swim upstream to reach their target "Blissssful Procreation????".
The various functions of clear stretchy discharge are:
It Helps Sperm Swim: Embarrassing as this may look ( and feel), but cervical mucus helps sperm get through tougher terrain than they could ever handle alone by forming small channels in which they swim towards the egg like fish swimming together on migration
Nourishing: Not only do these secretions help support and nudge along approaching sperms(we love encouragement right?) , but make sure conditions around them remain healthy during what can often be quite the trek from point A to B
Indicator Of Ovulation: Recognizing changes in CM consistency throughout her menstrual cycle allows women to predict exactly when they will ovulate; Relying solely on charting basal body temperature can create inevitable risk if she targets only one day
4. Estrogen levels stuff: Low estrogen during second half(luteal phase) leads decreased or absence of egg-white cervical fluid production.
Learning all about how our bodies operate within functioning parameters feels like we needed new classes up in school previously.
What Are The Components That Create Clear Stretchy Vaginal Secretion?
While we've covered what commonly causes CVS, there are actually three components at work to create this magical elixir:
The primary ingredient in most of our bodily fluids is water, and CVS is no different. For this particular secretion, the liquid portion comes from small glands that are located throughout the cervix.
Water just got cooler..
We all know what happens when we get dehydrated: We need to replenish our electrolytes! It turns out; these tiny ions also play a vital role in creating clear stretchy discharge (though nowhere near as essential as their impact on other body systems). Potassium and sodium are two electrolytes found within CVS.
Electrolyte drinks marketing out there should now tackle vaginal health ???? since urine examples aren't doing it for them anymore apparently.
Finally, proteins also contribute to the creation of CVS (as well as many other bodily secretions). These specific proteins aid in making the discharge thick and stretchy while nourishing sperm during its journey.(Adding protein juice into Bikram yoga classes has never sounded more intriguing).
So When Is Clear Stretchy Discharge Not Normal?
Like with any type of fluid your body produces(yes only vagina), clear stretchy vaginal secretion can help diagnose certain issues if discharge varies from color, amount (duhh) or consistency.
Some signs something may not be quite right include: - Thick white cheese-like substances that often points yeast infection. - Grey fish smell indicative bacterial vaginosis - Vagina itching - Tiny bumps around external areas causing irritation
Whooooaaa too gross?!
Stressful to find out something's going haywire between your legs ? Yes stressful but staying on top will surely pay off..
Souced by Savsan65