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Where can I go to get a vaginal exam without having the GYN use a speculum?

By Anonymous July 16, 2016 - 8:55am
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Since I was fairly young, I have been feeling something moving inside of my vagina, this typically happens several days before my period and sometimes it happens throughout the month. I have never had penetrative intercourse but I have had oral intercourse. I have gone to several GYNs and ALL of them tell me the only way they can possibly test what is going on in my vagina is to put a speculum in there. I have tried to go through the procedure 5 times and each time I begin to cry, cringe and everything in between. I understand it is a mental block I am experiencing that won't allow me to let the procedure happen but I am truly afraid of the speculum and having it enter and feel uncomfortable and take my "virginity."

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
Another way they can give a general examination of your vagina and uterus is through an ultrasound. It is a very non-invasive option. Any OBGYN can give an ultrasound.
I want to add as well that the concept of virginity is not associated with penetration of an inanimate object. Virginity refers to sexual encounters with another human being. So, a speculum cannot take your virginity because it is not a human being. Virginity is not an anatomical thing. In other words, the general anatomy of the vagina does not change after penetration. Virginity only refers to sexual purity. Your anatomy and physicality remains the same before and after penetration.
I hope that helps a little bit.

July 16, 2016 - 11:52pm
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