Visits to the doctor can be awkward. Depending on the type of doctor and purpose of your visit, the awkwardness can range from having to step on the scale to having to throw your feet into stirrups. As if these moments aren’t awkward enough doctors can ask questions that you just don’t feel comfortable answering with someone you might only see a few times a year. Sure they just want to know this info so that they can provide you with the best possible care, but do you really want to tell your doctor you engage in anal sex or have partaken in a little unprotected recreational knob slobbing (ala Trina Braxton) with random men? Many people hold on bits of info because they are embarrassed or don’t want to be judged. The feelings are completely understandable, but the omission could hurt you in the end. Having to grow through a few minutes of temporary awkwardness in order to avoid a lifetime of bad health is a small price to pay.

How much do you tell your doctor? Have you ever held back?

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  • velociraptor

    At my last annual pap my doc asked if I smoked and I said, “weed.” He replied, “Yeah…I’m only concerned about tobacco.”

  • I’m honest with the questions they ask. Nothing to hide.

  • SE

    I’m honest. I mean, we’re adults and we all had or have sex so it doesn’t bother me. I was a little uncomfortable as a teen because I didn’t know they were going to ask me all of those questions but now, I’m used to it.

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    I am very honest with my doctors, general med, and gyn.
    I don’t put my health and well being on the line either esp in this region (DC)

  • Mmmgood

    I’m honest. I know it’s for my benefit, and plus, my doctor is someone who I’m comfortable with because she’s very knowledgable but also down to earth. It also helps that she’s basically my life twin–name and all–and she is not judgemental at all. And I’m sure she’s heard it all.