(Closed) Do you/did you tell your SO when you are ovulating?

posted 8 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Do you tell your SO when you are ovulating?

    Yes, he knows!

    No, only I know!

  • Post # 3
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    I didn’t vote since we are not TTC. But if we were, I would probably tell him.

    Post # 4
    875 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes my DH knows and he just likes to have sex in general so he doesn’t care WHY I initiate it just that he’s getting some. 🙂

    Post # 5
    36 posts
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My DH knows…I promised him before we started TTC that I would try to be casual about it so we could keep things fun, but that may be a tough promise to keep. This past week I was like hmmm…I’m ovulating so we should probably just do it. and he was all…OKAY! Haha

    Post # 6
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Well when we were TTC the first time, I didn’t use OPKs or chart… but I knew I was ovulating because my sex drive was off the charts! I mean, we did it before work, after work, then before bed, and I would wake up horny again… we had a 3 day sex marathon because I kept forgetting that we just did it…

    So.. yeah.. I never told him, but I’m pretty sure he knew. We got pregnant that month.

    Post # 7
    510 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t tell him the exact day, but I hint that it’s ‘time’ for lots of BD… 🙂  I don’t really share a ton of the details at this point bc I’m trying to keep it casual (& being crazy on the side, haha).  I did opk’s last cycle, but didn’t tell him about those. 

    Post # 8
    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My DH asked to know,  and I get so excited when I see that smiley face that I couldn’t hide it from him even if I wanted to 🙂

    Post # 9
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re not TTC yet but I don’t think I’ll tell him when we are.  I think him knowing (at least in the early stages) will only stress him out more and I don’t want to put pressure on him.

    If we have difficulties, I’d make him more involved with that type of knowledge at that point.

    Post # 10
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh he definitley knew. It didn’t give him any anxiety or performance issues – he was just excited that he got to do it way more. haha.

    Post # 11
    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    When we first started TTC, we tried to keep things casual so I didn’t tell him. Of course I knew when I was ovulating (or, supposed to be ovulating) so it was impossible for me to be casual, but I didn’t want to put a ton of pressure on my husband.

    Now that we’ve been TTC a long time I am more up front about when I’m supposed to be ovulating, etc. It’s really helped me because that way I’m sharing the responsibility with my husband. I was starting to feel so much pressure with trying month after month and it helps that I can talk it out with my husband. 

    Post # 12
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

    We’re not TTC yet but I still tell Mr. D, haha. We’re data nerds, so charting is kind of fun.

    Post # 13
    1396 posts
    Bumble bee

    He’ll definitely know. We’re not TTC yet, but Mr. Artichokey is anxious as I am so it’s pretty likely he’ll want to time everything perfectly. Plus, he’s a scientist and the idea of tests and accuracy windows and probabilities are something he loves. I think he would buy OPKs now if there were any point to using them.

    Post # 14
    5117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @Miss Dragon:  Same here. He doesn’t check my charts or anything, but he always is on top of my cycle. He usually knows when my period will start before I check my app – the guy’s good!

    Post # 15
    3470 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    When we are TTC I don’t plan to tell him.  For me, I don’t want DH to feel like we are “baby making” instead of “love making”.  I can be somewhat OCD about a lot of things, and I know for sure him knowing when I’m ovulating would be a HUGE turn-off. Our plan for the beginning at least is to just stop all preventitive methods and see what happens.  I’ll be tracking (because I’m OCD) but I want to try and let it happen more “naturally” and not so much as a calculated thing.  

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