I have been told I am a naive somebodi and as much as I would love for only married women to answer ‘Yes’ to this, I am not that naive.
The world has gone so mad that a group of teenage Year 11 girls are said to have paid some of their male classmates to sleep with them.
Because, they did not want to go to University as virgins. THAT would just be so shameful!
Can you believe that?
I am praying it is just another Nigerian urban legend but sadly I suspect it is not. But that is a blog for another day, if ever. All I know is that many women, married and not married are sexually active.
Woman, art thou one of them?
If thou art, please when was your last pap smear?
What kind of question is that?
The kind of question that could save your life?
If you are 21 years old and /or a sexually active woman you should have had a pap smear to be sure your cervix is healthy and not at risk of being attacked by cancer.
I am not a Gynecologist. All I am is a woman that has been scared to death by the prospect of being one more victim to the ‘C’ word.
No, don’t panic, That is not my portion and yes, I rejected it with all my spiritual might and God’s report trumped the doctors BUT can you tell me why me, an intelligent woman, would wait till I was unwell to do the right thing. Get myself checked out fully?
Faith is not foolishness and just like wearing your seat belt, God has given us these tests to help us keep ourselves healthy.
So even as you exercise your faith by covering yourself in the blood of Jesus Christ and claiming your wholeness and divine health bought by his stripes, please I am begging you, go get your pap smear done.
Most of the women who die from cancer die because they found out too late. Early detection is the first ‘cure’.
So dear woman, if thou art sexually active and have not or never had a pap smear, I beseech thee, go forth and submit thine-self to one at once!
Once again, I can’t shout o!
Like I said, I know only what I have been told for myself. Most irregular results don’t mean cancer. And even if evil cells turn up, they can be ‘killed off’ never to be seen again. BUT this is only if they are caught early…….. a word is enough for the wise woman who is sexually active. And even if you are not sexually active, if you are over 21 and have never had a pap smear, go get one done. Please.
P. S II
Christian woman over 21, not yet married, why art thou sexually active? Just asking. Being as thou art meant to be keeping thineself for thine marital bed?
Bola Essien-Nelson (aka Salt) is a blogger/author based in Lagos, Nigeria. You can connect with her via her blog – The Salt Chronicles on Blogger where she is ‘seasoning’ the world around her one salt blog at a time.