“I always wear a dress or a tunic, never go in jeans and a t-shirt, you feel vulnerable with your belly poking out. Also when you get up, you’re covered, so there’s no need to rely on a bit of blue paper towel which might blow off!” – Sarzie.
“I always request a plastic speculum. I’ve been shocked by a cold metal one too many times! They might try and convince you they’ve heated it up but nothing makes you jump more.” – Debs
“Have a good wash down there (seriously, some people don’t!) and always wear something easy to get in/out of. Don’t be nervous, it’ll make it worse if you get uptight.” – Cathy
“I’ve always had my smear test with a doctor or nurse that I know. It’s so much easier if you’re already relaxed with someone. Make sure you ask when you book the test.” – Caroline
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