More like Grey's Misogyny.
Ah, growing up. In every young woman's life, there comes a time when she must become acquainted with the special lady doctor: the gynecologist.
I don't know what is wrong with me, but I think my vagina is too tight/small. Although I have been having sex for almost a year, it is still often painful afterwards (if not during), and it snaps back to it's original state.
No matter how you slice it, visiting the gyno is awkward. Not only do you have to expose yourself in the most unflattering way to your doctor (and the nurse who is required to be in there), but you gotta do it while he or she makes small talk from between your legs.
Back when Matt and I were first dating, I had only known him for about three weeks when he got food poisoning. His roommate took him to the ER for treatment, but he had to go back the next day for dehydration. He asked me to see if his friend who lived across the hall from me would take him, but I told him to stop being so proud and that I would take him.
Q: Between finals, graduating and other personal stress, I can’t fall asleep at night. And then when I do, I can’t stay asleep. I’m always tired and grumpy and it’s only making everything even more stressful. Do you have any ideas for getting sleep?
As you try to rouse yourself out of bed, you feel it. Your head hurts, you can’t swallow and your whole body just feels achy. You walk to the bathroom to wash up, hoping it’s just one of those “I slept with my mouth open” deals; it will go away in a few minutes.
With all the crazy diet fads, weight loss pills and general hysteria over how to shed extra weight, it’s no surprise when another completely ridiculous tactic comes out. And I'm not talking "only eat bacon" ridiculous. Allow me to introduce you to Dr. Nikolas Chugay’s mesh patch.
Q: I have had lower abdominal pain, sexual intercourse burns or hurts at times, it burns like hell when I urinate after sex and at night I get shooting pains across my lower abdomen and almost feels like I'm passing a kidney stone.
One of the biggest obstacles between "tear-my-hair-out terrifying" and "not my favorite thing, but bearable" is finding a down-there doctor you like, trust and feel comfortable around - and not surprisingly, a big factor for a lot of ladies is their doc's gender.
Q: This is a really gross question, but I have to ask someone. I discharge...a lot. And it’s not just around the time of my period. It’s random and plentiful. Ew. Anyways, I don’t know what to do about it or if it's caused by something serious? Help. I’m afraid to be with a boy because he’ll be super grossed out.
Since establishing my own set of ideas about life, society and health, I've become immensely involved with holistic healing. I know, I sound like a total kook; but this stuff is not only interesting, it's also effective. I swear.
Q: I am still a virgin. It’s not because I’m religious or anything – I just haven’t met the right person. The only thing is that I’m finally ready to sleep with this guy, but I don’t know if I should tell him or not? Guys seem to get pretty freaked out about that kind of stuff. Is it possible to just do it and not tell him?
Talking sex with your doctor isn’t always easy. Whether you are afraid she or he will judge you, you just...
Dear Tuffy Luv, I'm broke. But I'm still in college so I can't work full-time. So I had this great idea. I'm going to donate an egg. Do you know anything about this? All I know is it's going to make me money. Thank you, Tuffy!