Time of the month, period, menstruation, monthlies, the curse – the female cycle is both a miracle and a weak spot. Always there, or again and again – periodically to be precise ­– hushed in public, packed away fit for swimming and cycling and, thanks to pill, coil, ring and the like, always timed accurately. Modern life planning, you call it, medical progress or just convenience. In our neck of the woods, the first period – the lingo is menarche – usually starts when girls are between 11 and 14 years old. This “happening” often also marks the time we administer hormonal contraception to our bodies for the first time. And – hey presto – we’re between 24 and 34 years old and have suddenly spent most of our lives under the influence of hormones. No offense, but how does the body react now when we take this concoction away again? Where do the mood swings, migraines and general discomfort come from? What is normal? What does my body need? What does my diet have to do with it and my sleeping patterns? How can I feel my actual self more again? Learn on which days I’m fertile, feel capable and powerful or like total rubbish? Ida Tin wanted answers to exactly these questions. In 2013, she launched her app CLUE with the goal to change the way we handle our period. The result is something like the monthly calendar of our time with over 5 million active users. Confident, scientific and not pink! With CLUE, you can keep track of yourself, your body and your menstrual cycle. Which is much more complex than you think. CLUE uses a special algorithm to calculate and forecast your individual cycle. The app also provides information on topics such as PMS, pain or pregnancy and leaves space for personal notes. CLUE wants to make women confident about their own fertility and make a real contribution to healthy family planning. Oh, and it’s free, of course. You can download it in the App Store or Google Play Store. Your body, your miracle.
CLUE – App | |  App Store | Google Play Store