If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had sexual vaginal intercourse — you may have a low risk of cervical cancer, but you can still consider testing. I feel like she actually raped me and that I have physically lost my virginity. Together you can decide what's best for your particular situation. Advertising and sponsorship policy Advertising and sponsorship opportunities. It was painful, she used a speculum that was too big and she didn't use lubricant on it or her finger. You should start having Pap smears within three years of the onset of sexual activity, or by the age of 21, whichever comes first. It should have an opening — otherwise your menstrual blood cannot come out and an opening would need to be created.
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I had a PAP test; Am I still a virgin?
Everyone deserves that kind of respect, so do not hold back; ask the questions and share your fears regarding the speculum and your virginity. You should start having Pap smears within three years of the onset of sexual activity, or by the age of 21, whichever comes first. Hi there, I am so sorry you had such a negative experience for your first PAP test. See also Blood clots during menstruation: It really hurt and she was irritated with me that it was taking so long to do. The purpose of a Pap smear is to collect cells from your cervix, which is the lower end of your uterus. We now know that none of this is true.