For whatever reason, it took me a little bit to figure out whether to post this or not. But then I realized that's why I needed to- it's the dialog that's important and having already had some version of this conversation with three good friends recently, this might be helpful.
I had my last dose of Gardasil today, the vaccine for HPV. I started it almost a year ago and three shots later, excuse my Sailor, I have moved several steps forward in saying Fuck You to ever having cervical cancer.
I know, it's an icky topic for a lot of people and we will get back to music, shoes, food and the like shortly but know this: a strain of HPV will effect 80% of women by age 50. Many of those will never have so much as a symptom, guys in particular, but many others will have one of the dangerous strains that lead to cancer. I have had people I care a lot about effected by this- none being of the habits I would at my most stereotypical associate with STD's. With that in mind, as soon as there was a vaccine I ran for it- it's currently recommended for "women" 13-26 and potentially older pending a one-on-one doctor talk.No matter who/what you're current "mischief" or "trouble" situation is (you would know if I had anything interesting happening), this is so so important. Get checked out, get the vaccine and keep up the good work. Hopefully the good sex too...lucky bitches:)
*Also, speaking of doctors, last week I made a cryptic reference to a claim-to-fame sports injury. Thanks to my parents’ heavy documentation of my prolonged awkward stage, the photo evidence has been inserted within my Meme. You’ll know. Ouch.