So a while ago, The Daily Cramp asked me to try out their free PMS newsletter service. It is very much like a period tracker except it emails newsletters to you or your boyfriend about your mood according to your period cycle!
The Daily Cramp sends you or your partner email newsletters to predict your mood depending on period cycle. Each newsletter comes with a hormone level chart to show you how far along you are on your cycle and a short prediction. The predictions are hilarious and kind of like a horoscope in that it can take some deciphering but the chart always helps if you don't understand it. The service is targetted for the young adult audience is sometimes NSFW.
This is a service I have never heard of before and their mascot is pretty cute too. I was really curious about how this idea came to fruition so I asked The Daily Cramp, how did this start?
"This is actually a fun story. The logo comes from one of our founders affectionately calling his girlfriend a Crazy Bear at certain times of the month. The change in her behavior was so noticeable that she actually helped him set up alerts in his calendar to give him a heads up each month! Guys are not educated at all about the female menstrual cycle. When they tell you about it in Sex Ed as a kid you cover your ears the second you hear the word blood! So recognizing how the lack of education and understanding(for both sexes) could actually adversely affect relationships we tried to figure out a fun way to deliver the message. "
To read about my experience with The Daily Cramp, click on read more!
How To Sign Up
The sign up process is very easy. If you are signing up to track your girlfriend's period, all you have to know is the date of when her last period started and the length of her cycle. Currently they only offer tracking for cycles 25 days to 35 days so if you have a shorter or longer cycle you won't be able to track your period accurately
Since our periods can sometimes be unpredictable, becoming longer or shorter without any control on our part, the Daily Cramp also has an option to adjust the length of her cycle.
During my cycle, I received a total of 8 email newsletters. I got an email about every one to seven days and this will vary depending on how long your cycle is. Here is a sample of some of the emails I got:
My parasitic twin
Gaining the freshman fifteen doesn't even begin to compare to the weight of lugging your sorry @ss around everywhere. Seriously. It's like you're my g* damn parasitic twin. You eat my food, drain my energy, and suck me dry. And if you had the chance, I'm pretty certain you'd hijack at least one of my kidneys.
I know what you're thinking... "What beeatch? I just took you out last weekend." But here's something you need to know: looking backwards, I count in dog years. But I don't stop there. I multiply dog years by 25. That's right. Dog years x 25. That means last week's gifts were received over six months ago.
Get off your lazy arse and do something nice for me. No matter how much (or little) I deserve it.
The Daily Cramp: Learn the math. Then get with the program, parasite.
To be honest, sometimes I had no idea what the messages meant and sometimes I really just didn't have the time to decipher it! Thankfully, the Crazy Bear on the Hormone chart saids it all.
People of Walmart
The Daily Cramp: Anti-Depression Tip: Go to your local Walmart and hang out by the fitting rooms. Instant "OMG I'M SO GLAD I'M NOT THEM!" happy.
Yes yes! Good advice! It's true, sometimes just listening and agreeing to what I have to say during my period will make me very happy. They should also throw in offerings of chocolate.
Also when I got this email at night, I thought ok this tracking thing does not work. I don't even have my period! I went to the washroom later that night and yup. I got my period. This tracker works.
How to get a girl to climax
Q: How do you get a girl to climax?
The Daily Cramp: Study this email. There will be a test tonight.