I believe that human fertility is simply wonderful. A woman’s reproductive cycle is a beautiful thing. I am extremely comfortable with my own body and have no qualms reading stories about other’s bodies involving birth, surgery, wounds, etc.
But I always find myself a little repulsed when I encounter someone writing about cervical mucus.
And unnecessarily so.
The only thing gross about cervical mucus is the term “mucus.” Mucus is nasty snotty stuff associated with mild sickness and two-year-olds in need of having their noses wiped. In fact, I plan to encourage my children to avoid sex by teaching them about “seminal mucus” and “arousal mucus.” That is how gross mucus is.
There is nothing gross about cervical fluid. It is clean. It is an amazing source of life and aid to conception. Cervical fluid is beautiful.
Words matter, and we should try to use them to reflect the fact that a woman’s fertility is beautiful, not disgusting. So why on earth would we call something as amazing as cervical fluid “mucus?”
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