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There’s no denying that Pap Smears play a super important role in preventing cervical cancer and the detection of STI’s, but no one said anything about having to like them! Here are the 8 emotional stages of getting a pap smear brought to you by America’s sweetheart, Kim Kardashian.There’s no denying that Pap Smears play a super important role in preventing cervical cancer and the detection of STI’s, but no one said anything about having to like them! Here are the 8 emotional stages of getting a pap smear brought to you by America’s sweetheart, Kim Kardashian.

P.S. for those who have never gotten a Pap Smear, whether out of fear, embarrassment, or the fact that you may not even have a vagina, these gifs will give you a brief glimpse of what getting one is like. As stated they’re not the most enjoyable way to spend a day (unlike reading this blog post) but they play such an important part in female reproductive and sexual health!

  1. Dread

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2. Extreme Procrastination

Look, you’re a super busy person. Maybe you have a lot going on at work, uni is getting full on, or maybe you just have to wash your hair or walk your dog. You have important responsibilities okay?!

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We feel you Kim, we totally feel you.

3. Mild Panic

You’re in the waiting room and only just remember that it’s been a LONG winter with 0% woman-scaping, and you’re not exactly ‘smooth for summer’. Then you talk yourself down. Duh, they’re Doctors! they’ve seen it all before right?…right??

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4. Irrational Fear

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The gif explains it all.

5. Over-confidence

After having your internal panic attack, you psych yourself and your ‘cat’ up because you’re a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man.

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6. Awkwardness

There’s no escaping the awkward shuffle behind the curtain or closed door, striping down and immediately regretting your outfit choice because there are way too many buttons. The doctor hasn’t even begun to stare at your junk and this is already a really complicated task.

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7. Next Level Anxiety

The doctor mumbles something about something being uncomfortable, so naturally you brace yourself for what you imagine is going to be the most painful moment in your life (it isn’t). You begin to think about all the things you’d rather be doing i.e. breaking a limb, sitting in a 2 hour lecture, or voting for another Prime Minister.

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8. Elation

It’s done, your pants are once again on and you can make like a banana and split! You are filled with a great sense of pride as you have faced your fears and done your part for your health and wellbeing!

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This is a guest post from the team at ‘Caring for your Cat‘. Caring for your Cat is a campaign which aims to break down the embarrassment and shame surrounding female sexual and reproductive health by creating a safe space for learning and discussion.Caring for your Cat believe it is essential for young women, whether you are sexually active or not, to have and a sound understanding of the sexual and reproductive health of your ‘cat’!

xx

LD

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