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How can I tell the difference between fertile cervical fluid and semen?

If you find that you have more watery or eggwhite days than you would expect and that these often follow days or nights that you had intercourse, then you may be mistaking seminal and cervical fluid. They have similar properties because they share the same function: transporting and nourishing sperm. You will find, however, that fertile cervical fluid (eggwhite) is more clear and stretchy and shiny. It will stretch a couple of inches without breaking. Semen may be more whitish and is more likely to break when pulled.

If you are in doubt and it is near your fertile time, always record eggwhite cervical fluid, even if it may be obscured by seminal fluid. This way, you will not miss a potentially fertile time. Emitting semen immediately after intercourse by doing kegel exercises (which is sometimes recommended for people who are charting to avoid pregnancy so that cervical fluid is not obscured) is not recommended when you are trying to conceive. You don't want to sacrifice your chances of conception to have a perfect chart.
Hmmm...that doesn't tell you wether it sinks or floats. I think EWCM sinks, and semen floats?? Maybe?? LOL
 

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Thanks, Amber. I read that. It's basically the same thing that TCOYF says. However, I know that one substance floats and the other sinks. I just can't remember which is which.
 

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Jessica was right! Found this:

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Semen sometimes appears to be rubbery and is thinner than cervical mucus, breaks easily, and dries quicker on your fingers.* Also, cervical mucus sinks in water and semen floats.
 

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I'm pretty sure the fluid I tested was CM. I know I ovulated the in next day or so anyway, and it sure didn't smell like semen. TMI?


When I dropped it in the water it balled right up into a little blob and sank.
 
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