Raise your hand if you look forward to your yearly visit with your gynecologist! Anyone? No one? Bueller? Yeah, laying naked on a table while you're feet are in stirrups and your lady bits are getting probed isn't exactly my idea of a "good time." It's no surprise, then, that everyone in the waiting room at a gynecologist's office is on their phones, busy texting their friends to avoid making eye contact. The texts every woman sends while at the gynecologist all probably tell the same awkward tale. You know the one about that time you paid someone to probe you and violate your personal space? Yep, that's the one. Though you tell it every year, it never gets any less intrusive or weird or at least mildly annoying.
The gynecologist's office is always awkward, but it's a rite of passage in every woman's life; one where she walks in as a naive girl and leaves as a woman who values her reproductive health. Awkward or not, gynecologic visits play an extremely vital role and are absolutely, wonderfully, necessary. The men and women who choose to become gynecologists should wear capes instead of lab coats, because the work they're doing is some of the most important work in the world and, honestly, we should be thanking them instead of fearing them.
It's safe to say that most women don't actually enjoys their annual pap smear, but it's something that we all have in common. At least, now, we have our phones handy and can communicate our struggle while we wait for that annual shake down. Would a visit with the gynecologist be complete without seeking a sense of solidarity from your friends via text? No way. Haven't we all sent these texts at some point? Absolutely.