“It’s been TWO YEARS already? Ugh.” – Me, every time I need to get a pap smear.
There are certain things in life you just want to put off for as long as possible. Necessary evils like doing the dishes, brushing your hair or, you know, getting a pap smear.
But like a slowly moulding pile of plates, you can’t ignore that little reminder note forever and you’ll feel better for sorting it out.
The Thinkergirls, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer, specialise in articulating things that many young women are too afraid to say out loud, like ‘Christ, do I really need to get a pap smear already?’
In their latest video, Kristie realises she can’t remember the last time she had a pap test and so embarks on, let’s face it, a relatively straight forward mission to get one.
Her lovely, and very unscary GP explains the process for her (and you) and removes some of the stigma by showing exactly what goes down when that sheet goes over.
“The key message here is that it’s maintenance,” the doctor says.
“It’s not something that’s going to tell you whether you have cancer or not, it’s about staying on top of it.”
Watch the video here: