Just a little first date discussion...
I went on a date last night. The guy was really cute and we had a lot of fun, and he's actually a lot like me. But, there's one conversation that still has me confused - it went something like this:
R: So...what prescriptions do you take (side note-I'm not sure how we got to this topic, it flowed here and didn't seem weird at the time)
S: Umm...Wellbutrin for anxiety
R: yeah? anything else?
S: Umm....birth control
R: Why do you take that?
S: uhhh....(I wanted to say "to not get pregnant" but I didn't want to sound like a skanky whore on the first date so instead I said) to keep my period regular
R: Oh, doesn't taking birth control pills make you get cervical cancer? Do you take folic acid? You need to take folic acid for that.
S: Umm...I think birth control can make you more likely to get breast cancer, and blood clots. Cervical cancer is usually caused by HPV isn't it?
S: Yeah, the Human Papilloma Virus?
R: I know what it is. It's genital warts right?
S: I think that's only certain strains of it.
R: I think they say that about 70% of women have it. YOU probably have it.
S: ha ha...thanks (for basically calling me a skanky whore!!)
R: Well you should take folic acide because once you get a negative pap smear...
S: You mean abnormal?
R: Right, once you have that you get abnormal cells and you'll have them for forever.
S: Uhhh...no. They can get rid of the abnormal cells...that's why you go to the gynecologist every year.
R: Well, just take the folic acid.
S: ok...I'll get some folic acid...
S: Do you have the gynecological health discussion on every first date?
R: Umm...I've had some weird conversations, but never this one. Actually, just forget the last 20 minutes and remember the first hour and a half.
So this gets me thinking...imagine dating a gynecologist. Would you have to worry about this stuff all the time? How weird would that be? I like this guy, don't get me wrong, but it was too funny and odd to not share.