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Clue Period Tracking Plus explained

All the benefits and must-have period tracking features you get when you subscribe to Clue Plus.

by Emily Hughes, and Eve Lepage, MSN, RN Reviewed by Lynae Brayboy, MD, FACOG, and Cornelia Hainer, PhD
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Top things to know about Period Tracking with Clue Plus: 

  • Plan six months ahead with advanced period predictions

  • Receive a monthly Cycle Overview Email to learn your personal stats

  • Use our Content Tab to read exclusive curated articles, advice and tips from the experts 

  • Discover your unique cycle patterns and experiences in the Analysis Tab

Clue Period Tracking mode in Clue Plus includes everything you’ve come to love about period predictions and experience tracking with Clue, with a host of additional features.

“When was the first day of your last period?”

An important question often asked by healthcare providers. If you’re a Clue user, instead of struggling to remember, you can simply pull out your phone and give an accurate answer based on what you tracked.

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Long before modern technology, people were tracking their cycles with analog calendars. While simple calendars can help you learn more about your body, pen and paper cannot predict when your next period will arrive. That’s where Clue and cycle tracking comes in.

What are the benefits of cycle tracking?

Research tells us cycle tracking can help women and people with cycles in a few ways:

  1. Learn more about your body. Tracking your physical and mental experiences can increase self-awareness and self-knowledge by helping you understand your body and its experiences through each phase of your cycle (1,2). From vaginal fluid to energy levels – you’ll discover your own unique cycle patterns. 

  2. Know your baseline and notice changes. Understanding your cycle baseline (what’s typical for you), can help you notice when something has changed (1). Sharing what you track with your healthcare provider can help them get a better understanding of your overall reproductive health so they can cater their advice to your body specifically (3). This can help you learn more about what to expect and look out for as some of your particular cycle experiences (3).

  3. Be prepared for your period and cycle-related experiences. It’s not only about making sure you’re stocked up with pads, tampons, or a menstrual cup – for many women and people with cycles, menstruation can mean managing pain, discomfort, and other experiences (4). Knowing when to expect your period and cycle-related experiences can help you feel prepared (1). Getting in front of your cramps and planning movement, or whatever makes you feel more comfortable, can help you have more pain-free days (1). 

So what’s the Plus in Clue Period Tracking Plus? 

While Clue has helped millions around the world know more about their bodies and cycles, we have even more to offer. When you upgrade to Clue Plus, you get access to advanced cycle predictions for even more information and insights – empowering you on your particular journey of self-discovery and reproductive health. What does this include?

Six months of Advanced Cycle Predictions

With Clue Period Tracking in Clue Plus, you can conveniently plan around your period for up to six months. Easily see the dates of your next predicted six periods via the Calendar View in your Clue app so you can schedule everything from leisure activities to intimate moments on days that you know will work for you. 

Advanced Cycle Analysis

Your Analysis Tab in Clue Plus is the go-to place to learn about your cycle’s individual baseline, like its typical length and your most common cycle-related experiences. This can help you discover patterns in both your physical and mental well-being, which you may not have otherwise recognized. These insights include answers to questions like:

  • How many days can you expect your period to last?

  • What emotions could you typically expect to experience before, during, and after your period?

  • What physical experiences could you expect in the coming weeks?

After tracking three cycles, Clue Plus will have enough data to give you individualized insights. You’ll be able to spot patterns in your cycle-related experiences in the “Your Recurrent Symptoms” section of the Analysis Tab. This will empower you to stay in tune with your body and get an idea of when you might be noticing experiences or changes outside your typical range. This information can encourage you to make more informed decisions about your health, like considering external factors which may be affecting this, or ideally contacting your healthcare provider and sharing it with them, for further exploration and discussion. 

Access to tips, articles, and advice from the experts

Clue is committed to writing science-based content that breaks down complicated topics like fertility, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the science of sex, and so much more into easy-to-understand articles. With Clue Plus, you’ll get access to evidence-based reproductive health information, written by the experts at your fingertips. 

We want to support you throughout different life stages and changes with helpful content you can use in your everyday life. You’ll also be able to tap into the shared personal experiences of everyday people like you, because chances are, you’re not alone.

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Personal Cycle Overview Email

With Clue Plus, every time you finish tracking a cycle, you’ll receive a Cycle Overview email with a breakdown of your average cycle and period lengths, as well as information about how much your cycles vary. No need to worry about the medical terminology, we’ll tell you a few things you might not know about your cycle, its phases, and give you a heads-up on when you can expect your next period to start. 

Think of your Cycle Overview email as the meeting notes or “debrief” from your cycle, perfectly summed up and delivered like clockwork into your inbox. This is both helpful for you and a goldmine of accurate information to take along to an appointment with your healthcare provider.

Who is Clue Period Tracking Plus for?

Your experiences and menstrual cycle are unique. Tracking with Clue Plus can help you live a life in-sync with your cycle and make plans for the future, thanks to science-based predictions and algorithms. Just as you might track other things in life like your finances and physical activity, Clue Period Tracking Plus gives you the same benefit of self-awareness, for your reproductive health.

At Clue, we recognize and respect that people’s bodies and identities are unique and diverse. Making health information accessible to everyone is at the core of our values. As a female-led health app, we acknowledge that this kind of language is not always compatible with the bodies and identities of all our users. Clue Plus contains gender-inclusive language and is designed to be used by anyone with a cycle. 

How to sign up for Clue Plus

If you’ve already got a Clue account, subscribing to Clue Plus and its advanced period tracking functionality is easy. Follow these steps:

  • Open your Clue app.

  • Go to the More Menu in the top-right corner of the Cycle View.

  • Tap ‘Get Clue Plus’, below your profile name.

  • Choose your plan (either monthly or yearly).

  • Tap ‘Subscribe’.

  • Confirm your subscription with the Apple App Store or for android users, the GooglePlay Store.

Once the subscription is confirmed, you’re all set to start using Clue Plus. If you don’t have a Clue account yet, follow the instructions here and you’ll be able to sign up to Clue Plus as you go through the steps of setting up your account.

Clue’s commitment to data privacy

Your data privacy is of the utmost importance to Clue. We have never, and will never sell your personal health data. 

As a female-led health technology company, Clue is committed to protecting the data of all people in the Clue community, regardless of where they live. Based in the European Union, your data with Clue is protected by some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. No one will ever see what you track unless you show them yourself. You can trust Clue to keep your information safe, from period to postpartum, and everything in between. You can find Clue’s privacy policy here.

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