This is Life or Death: Women start taking your sexual health seriously!

December 11, 2010 at 5:21 PM | Posted in Health, Hot Sex on Fire, Love, Dating & Relationships | Leave a comment

Many an HIV spokesperson say it was “only one time” of unprotected sex. Friends have admitted they haven’t been to the gyno in years or ever, and I have heard of a colposcopy that had not been done years after the gyno recommended one. I have but one question. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?????
I don’t know why more care is being taken to polish up the outside of female bodies rather than the inside. And the inside is what can kill you. A pap smear can detect abnormal cervical changes before they become cancerous. Did you know that you need to have a pap smear at age 21, or after you become sexually active? This applies to all of you reading. Do it now. Do it now. Do it now.

Elizabeth Edwards (R.I.P) said she let down her family and the country by neglecting to get mammograms that could have caught her cancer earlier. She said she didn’t, and by the time she felt a lump in her breast in 2004 and was able to get it removed, it had grown to nine centimeters and the cancer had spread elsewhere. She said she did not have to be in this situation. Early detection is still crucial in breast cancer survival. I remember figuratively beating my mother over the head to get one, I even sent her a mammogram reminder in the mail. She went. She said it felt good. She’s weird. Anyway, I don’t care if there’s “debate” over the “right age” to get a mammogram, you are the only person responsible for your life so start acting like it. Regular self breast examinations before age 40 are a must and do it often.

Did you know that some STDs can be spread even when using condoms? It only takes skin to skin contact to contract HPV and some strands of HPV can cause cervical cancer. Women need to take total and complete control of their sexual health and take their sexual responsibility more seriously. Your current beau doesn’t wanna wear a condom? Oh really? Hit the road Jack. You ask your new boo to get an STD/HIV test before getting busy and he’s offended? Go fly a kite while kicking rocks. Any sane person who wishes to remain clean will support this idea. You don’t have to be in an unfavorable situation either.

Schedule regular annual pap smears, use protection, use contraception, get tested, get to know your body, look at it, touch it, it’s yours. It’ll be easier to detect when there’s something wrong if you do. If there’s something strange happening down there, get thee to the doctor. If you had a gun shot wound you’d go to the hospital wouldn’t you? Some people are walking around with multiple internal wounds and don’t even know it. Scary. Did you know that you need to use TWO methods of contraception to be on the safe side. Yes, even though you use the pill, another method is suggested. Unwanted pregnancies and unwanted STDs don’t need to happen. It just doesn’t. It only takes one time.

According to the CDC, in 2006, the rate of new HIV infection for black women was nearly 15 times as high as that of white women and nearly 4 times that of Hispanic/Latina women. What accounts for this disparity? Unprotected sex. What makes a Black woman any less capable of putting on a condom? There may be other factors such as abusive relationship but I know that is not the case for the total infection rate. There are SO many resources for sexual health upkeep. College campuses have free and low cost family planning services, check yours out. Planned parenthood is another free or low cost resource. Your city’s health department offers the same. Stay safe, stay alive. I leave you with the words of a wise lady. “Have all the sex you want, go have sex, sex, sex, sex, but God please just wear a condom.”

Related: Ladies, you have ‘The Treasure’ so what’s the problem?
Related: “Only about 3 percent of the 4,000 mammal species are monogamous (and Homo sapiens isn’t one of them)”

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