When I was in college MTV did a special on teens going to the doctor for their private parts. This girl agreed to have her first gyn examination done on camera for all to see. Â It got me to thinking that if Iâ€™m grown enough to have sex, I need to be grown enough to go to the doctor.
I began going to the GYN sophomore year of college. Every question she asked made me want to crawl under a rock..â€œAre you sexually active?â€
Uh, yeah. Why else you think Iâ€™m here?
â€œWhen was the last time you had sexual intercourse?â€
(Sidenote: As I write this on my phone, a passerby hands me a religious booklet with â€œSalvationâ€ across the front. SMH)
â€œHow many partners have you had?â€
â€œWhat form of birth control are you using?â€
Early on I would lie. I guess I was ashamed to be having sex at 18. Awwwâ€¦
Iâ€™ve had six different ‘GYN’s in my sexually active lifetime, three of them for extended periods of time. I canâ€™t live without one.
When I began a new job I asked some of the women if they could recommend a ‘GYN under our insurance. I was floored and disgusted when all three of them told me they donâ€™t go to the coochie doctor.
For the record, I feel the same way about men not going to the dick doctor. Just cause it looks fine and acts fine doesnâ€™t mean its fine.
I talk to my coochie doctor like weâ€™re old friends. I donâ€™t care if she thinks Iâ€™m a whore when I ask for the morning after pill. I donâ€™t care if she barely hides her reaction when I tell her how many sexual partners Iâ€™ve had in the last six months.
Itâ€™s her job to treat me.
Itâ€™s my job to tell her the truth.
If she can look up my love canal, I can ask her about the effects of anal sex or if sex with a hung man can lead to an UTI (yes, it can! along with sexinâ€™ on a full bladder).
Me and my coochie doctor have one of the best relationships. She takes care of me so that I can take care of him.
â€¦Says The Single Girl
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