Yep, we’re gonna talk smear tests, sorry to any guys reading this but it’s happening.
In the simplest terms I can possibly think of, the smear test is designed to test for any abnormal cells in your cervix.
I can detect certain cancers or changes to your cervix, a vitally important factor in early detection and saving lives.
I never used to go for my smear test, the whole thing terrified me, that was until Jade Goody died.
If you don’t know who Jade Goody was then read this article
After that happened I got myself down to the GP’s surgery and I’ve never missed a smear test since.
Yes it’s gross and uncomfortable, but, for the 5 minutes it takes to do, it could save your life. The thought of it is also far worse than the actual test.
I think woman can get funny about their privates, I know I used to be really weird about them, only me or my significant other was ever allowed to see or touch them but if it’s a choice between flashing my fanny at the nurse and dying, i’ll choose the former thanks.
People poking around in your vagina is also far less embarrassing when you’ve had problems, or i’d imagine, after having kids.
About 8 years ago I started getting very itchy bits, like itchy to the point where i’d just have to scratch no matter where I was or who was watching.
I saw so many Dr’s all of whom had to have a good look and a swab and eventually one who showed me my fanny on a 32inch screen, once you’ve seen that you really don’t care.
As it turns out i’m actually allergic to washing powder and nothing else.
The point i’m trying to make is if you are offered your smear test go, it could make all the difference.
Plus it’s a good excuse to eat chocolate or have a bikini wax, although i’d take the chocolate.