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Old 04-13-2012, 11:10 PM
sejuti sejuti is offline
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menstrual synchronization is not a myth

I think some unlucky women are more sensitive than others to this phenomenon. I say this because my cycle length has always been influenced by women (and men) I have gotten close to, although my cycle apparently cannot influence anyone else's. When I first got my peiords, I had a very long cycle (1.5 months), but within a year or so, I started getting themwithin 4-5 days of my sister's who is older than me by 6 years. When I first had sex, my cycle lengthened again, but with the end of the relationship, they went back to my sister's length. After I got married, my cycle went to 28 days, even more perfect than it was when I was with my sis. Then over the last 5 years, I have gotten close to a woman for the first time (we are just colleagues and good friends), my cycle started getting irregular and shorter, closer to 21 days. Only recently, she told me she has a 21 day cycle. Now is this amazing or what???
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:17 PM
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Welcome to SDMB, sejuti! When you start a new thread, it's always a good idea to include a link to the column in question, so we all know what we are talking about. Perhaps this is the one?

Column-wise, I can only assume you are agreeing with Cecil. Right?
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:40 PM
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It's not at all unusual for a girl's cycle to be very long the first year or two...or to change length as you age. I don't live with any other fertile women and mine abruptly shortened from 29 to 26 days when I was 29 or so.

Besides, I thought "menstrual synchronization" was supposed to be that one's cycles matched up with other women so you menstruated at the same time, not had the same length cycle. I lived in a all girls dorm for 4 years, which would seem to be the perfect place for such a phenomena if it really happens, and I can't tell you how happy I am that there weren't 150 girls with PMS all at the same time.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:55 AM
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It's confirmation bias. Their periods don't synch, they just forget what day they started and when prompted, will give the same answer the girl before her did.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:39 PM
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Perhaps this is the one?

Column-wise, I can only assume you are agreeing with Cecil. Right?
I was assuming the OP was disagreeing and referring to the follow up piece.\\

It's nice to know (or at least imagine) that not only do men not understand how women's bodies work, women don't understand how women's bodies work!
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:07 PM
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I was assuming the OP was disagreeing and referring to the follow up piece.\\
Which shows how important it is to specify, but it doesn't look like sejuti is coming back to tell us.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:13 PM
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It's not at all unusual for a girl's cycle to be very long the first year or two...or to change length as you age. I don't live with any other fertile women and mine abruptly shortened from 29 to 26 days when I was 29 or so.

Besides, I thought "menstrual synchronization" was supposed to be that one's cycles matched up with other women so you menstruated at the same time, not had the same length cycle. I lived in a all girls dorm for 4 years, which would seem to be the perfect place for such a phenomena if it really happens, and I can't tell you how happy I am that there weren't 150 girls with PMS all at the same time.
As I understand it, it's not that ALL the girls would synch up, but the ones in closest contact. In other words, roommates (especially BFF roomies) would synch with each other, but not with the girl down the hall.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:19 PM
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I work in a small clinic with all women. I'd guess that it took about 6 months to a year, but now I cycle with all the other ladies here. It makes for a fun few days every month!
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:24 PM
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Which shows how important it is to specify, but it doesn't look like sejuti is coming back to tell us.
I think our posts are starting to synchronize! Wanna braid each other's hair?
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