The quantity, appearance, and texture of your mucus change throughout the course of your cycle, following a certain pattern. After menstruation ends, there's usually not much mucus and your vagina feels dry. Next, the mucus becomes stickier, and then creamier. As ovulation moves along, more mucus is produced, and it is usually accompanied by a sensation of vaginal wetness. During your most fertile days, around ovulation, the mucus will be stretchy and transparent, similar to an egg white. Mucus production declines after ovulation, resulting in a dry vaginal feeling.
Remember: everybody is different. You might experience a different mucus pattern from cycle to cyle, and you may not observe some of the types of mucus at all.
Note your mucus observations at OvuFriend by choosing from the following five different types:
- Dry - no mucus.
Sticky - mucus is sticky, gluey, rubbery, rather dense. You cannot expand it between your fingers and it tears easily. It may be white or slightly yellowish.
- Creamy - mucus is smooth, similar to a light body lotion, milk, or mayonnaise. It's usually white, but it can also be yellowish. It may be a little flexible, but tears easily.
Water - mucus is transparent, has an almost water-like consistency. It feels clearly wet and is considered fertile mucus. It may expand between the fingers.
- Eggwhite - The most fertile mucus. It's transparent, very stretchy, similar to an egg white in consistency (How to distinguish fertile mucus from arousal fluid?).
If your mucus consistency falls somewhere between these types, note it as the more fertile type. For example, if you have both creamy and watery mucus throughout the day, note it down as watery.
Remember to always record the most fertile mucus observed during a given day.