The Cycle Club (Maandverbond) happens live during 28 days -the length of an average menstrual cycle- on 28 Telegram channels. Participants can join the channel that matches the day in their own cycle, aided by an online calculating tool. Together with experts, gynecologists and people sharing their own experiences, hosts Dzifa Kusenuh, Lize Korpershoek, Thorn Roos de Vries and Fatima Warsame zoom in on a wealth of hormonal topics: everything you wished your biology teacher would have told you a bit more about.
In the intimate, closed environment of their smartphone, participants receive daily videos, audio messages, memes and graphics that match the current moment in their cycle. They can start a conversation about it, right there and then, with the other people in their channel.
Why don’t we talk more openly about menstruation? What is the relationship between sex and hormones? What is the best time in the cycle to shine? And how does it feel to menstruate when you’re not a woman? All these topics and more are covered by the Cycle Club squad.
Goals? To normalise the hormone cycle, to open up the conversation about it and to learn more about the workings of hormones in the body. Whether you use the birth control pill or another form of birth control; whether you have a natural cycle, or no cycle at all.