I felt like I was watching Joe like a hawk as he was preparing for my pelvic exam. He attached the gooseneck lamp to the table. He put on a pair of gloves. He removed the speculum from the warm water bath and dried it off. He squinted some KY on a paper covered plate. He laid out several long q-tips for the samples.
Meanwhile I slowly placed my feet in the stirrups while trying to keep covered with the sheet. I scooted down a little and placed my hands on my stomach.
Joe turned around and smiled, “Shall we get started.”
“Ok. I’m ready.”
Joe walked towards the end of the table and stood between the stirrups. He lifted the sheet and rested in on my knees.
“PJ, I need you to scoot down a little more until you feel my hand.”
I scooted a bit more and paused.
“A little more.”
I scooted a bit more, finally reaching his hand, yet feeling like I’m hanging off the table.
“Let your knees fall to the side.”
I parted my knees a bit. I heard the light click on and I felt the heat. I’m sure by this point, Joe had caught his first look. He sat down on a chair that he had placed at the end.
“You are going to feel me touch your inner thigh, then I’m going to get started.”
Joe touched my inner left thigh and gave them a little more of a push open. The sheet fell to my lap, and we made eye contact.
“You are going to feel me touch. I’m checking the appearance of your labia. I’m going to separate your labia and check your clitoris.”
I felt the heat of the lamp as he began to open me up.
“I’m going to inspect your urethra and vaginal opening.”
I felt Joe place his finger just inside my vaginal opening.
“You have a nice amount of natural lubrication,” Joe commented with a smile. “That’s very normal.”
I felt my face getting a little red. How embarrassing.
“I’m going to insert the speculum. It should feel warm. Just relax and take a deep breath.”
I felt the speculum slide into my vagina. Joe turned it slightly. I could feel him slowly opening the blades. I heard the screw turn as he located my cervix.
“Your cervix looks very pink. I’m going to insert a few cotton swabs to get some samples. This may be a bit uncomfortable. Please continue to breath and relax.”
I felt Joe use the swab to take a few samples. He was very gentle. I then heard him release the screw as he withdrew the blades. He turned them slightly to finish looking at my vaginal walls. For the first time, I felt excited for what would be happening next. I could feel my heart racing.
Joe placed the speculum on the table. He turned back around and stood up.
“I’m going to perform the internal part of your exam. How are you doing?”
“I’m doing great.”
Joe applied some lubrication to his fingers. He took another step towards me. I felt him insert two fingers into my vagina. He pushed them in and pulled them out as he was checking my vaginal walls. He then rested them back near my cervix.
I was definitely allowing myself to relax more as I felt my knees fall apart completely.
“I’m going to palpate your uterus and ovaries. Let me know if anything is uncomfortable.”
Joe pressed down on my lower abdomen as he moved his fingers around inside of me. He palpated my uterus, then moved on the right ovary. He the moved toward the left side. His touch was so gentle. I could feel myself getting excited. I was feeling more wet inside. Then, Joe withdrew his fingers a little.
“Can you bear down and hold it. I’m checking your muscle strength.”
I squeezed his fingers the released. Joe had me repeat this several times. Then, he inserted a third finger and asked me to bear down one more time. I easily obliged.
“Your pelvic floor muscles are very strong.”
Joe withdrew his fingers and removed his glove. I then watched him put on a new glove.
“I’m now going to do a recto-vaginal exam. I will be inserting one finger back into your vagina and one in your rectum. Are you doing okay?”
“I am, thanks for asking.”
Joe reapplied lubrication. He placed his finger on the outside of my anus.
“Bear down and you will feel my finger slide in.”
I beared down as my rectum swallowed his finger. I felt another finger enter my vagina. Joe then proceeded to palpate my uterus and ovaries. I then felt him palpating the area between my rectum and vagina. He then pulled his fingers out and removed his glove.
“Excellent. The last part of our exam is the digital rectal exam. For this, I’m going to switch you from the stirrups to the knee supports so I can put you in a more comfortable position. Go ahead and slide up on the table a bit.”
I pushed myself back up the table a little and placed my heals on the end of the table. Joe removed the stirrups and set them aside. He attached knee supports to the end of the table.
“I’m going to help you place your knees in these supports.”
Joe lifted each of my legs and placed them in the supports.
“Go ahead and move towards the end of the table. You should hang over the end a little bit. I’ll tell you when you can stop.”
I slowly shifted my body back down the table. I went until Joe instructed me to stop. I was sure I was completely off, but he reassured me that it was ok. Joe adjusted to knee supports as wide as they would go. The lips of my vagina were wide open and I couldn’t really do anything to change my position.
Joe applied some lubrication to his fingers.
“I’m going to begin. Are you ok?”
“Yes, I am.”
Joe placed his finger on my anus and asked me to bear down. I did. I felt his finger slowly enter my rectum. He moved it in slowly waiting for my body to relax. He turned his finger as far as he could in one direction then back the other. I felt him pull his finger out as my anus closed.
“Everything looks great. I’ll help he sit back up so you can get dressed. We can the discuss the exam.”
“Anytime, and I mean any time!”
Joe helped me scoot back on the table. He lifted each of my legs out of the knee supports and placed them on the table. The he helped me sit up. I got up and went into the bathroom to get dressed. When I came out, Joe asked if we could go for a coffee. I obliged. We packed up my personal belongings and headed out.