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The present article explores how cycles are brought into being through the practices and affordances involved in period-tracking with apps. Based on thirteen in-depth semi-structured interviews with period-tracking app users living in the Netherlands, it expands on literature discussing the relationship between embodiment, apps, and quantification. The contributions of this article are two-fold. Theoretically, it argues for the use of Karen Barad's notion of apparatus to understand how bodiesdoi:10.7146/mediekultur.v37i71.122621 fatcat:wksdftr35jbzvdbux2bv7clnvm