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Do Tell: Have You Had an Embarrassing Moment at the Gyno?

Even at its best, a trip to the gynecologist is usually pretty uncomfortable and can be down right awkward. Since going to a doctor’s appointment already makes most of us feel vulnerable, being naked in front of a doctor only makes things even more nerve-wracking. Anxiety, discomfort, nudity, and discussing sex and birth control are just about the perfect equation for an embarrassing moment to arise. So ladies, do tell, have you ever had an embarrassing mishap at the gyno?

— Additional reporting by Alexis Nordby

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Evelyn3756 Evelyn3756 8 years
Okay, here's one from one of the guys. My fiance recently had his annual head-to-toe once over with his lady doc and when it was time for him to drop his shorts for the intimate bit she actually complimented him on his "down-there" grooming habits (he regularly trims his pubes and shaves both the shaft of his penis and his scrotum)! Imagine that?!
skypoem skypoem 8 years
My gyno (he's also my PCP) is freakin' handsome ~ I'm always "wet" around the time I have an appointment .. knowing I'm going to get touched there by him!! Him also being my PCP, sometimes I want to create a body/health issue and come up with a reason to go see him =P
joesbabygirl joesbabygirl 8 years
The whole things is always bad.
Marci Marci 9 years
I had a gynecologist where his wife was also the nurse. They were very nice and made you feel really at ease with their easy chit chat when you were lying on the table. One time, the doctor applied the lubricant then put the clamp in to take a pap smear, and his wife said something that was really funny and we all started laughing and the clamp went flying out of me and hit the floor. I found that a little embarrassing. But at least I didn't have any stamps or glitter down there at the same time. :D
Blackwood Blackwood 9 years
I only went once at 15, but he wouldn't check my private parts because I'm a virgin and the only thing that I needed were pills to regulate my periods. He was very funny, and since he's also my mom's gyno, he said "it's in time like these when I realize how old I am, when I'm seeing daughters of patients I helped giving birth to". That had me cracking. About the girl that asked her obgyn why did he became an obgyn, that's funny! I've always been curious to ask the same thing, but to a proctologist! x)
Red77 Red77 9 years
My very first exam was when I just started college and was with my family practitioner my entire family had been seeing for years. It was cold outside so I had a sweatshirt with my sorority letters on and I draped the sweatshirt over a chair when I changed into the gown. I was nervous of course and as she began the exam, she glanced over at my sweatshirt and said, "Aww. You're a XXXXXXX. So am I!!" I just laughed because that wasn't exactly what I expected for the ice breaker, but it worked. We then went on to share stories and before I knew it, it was over and I had a new found knowledge my doctor and I were sisters. My mother couldn't stop laughing after I told her.
tiffanyfuchsia tiffanyfuchsia 9 years
I had a student who was mid-checkup announce to me "Yay! I found your cervix! I'm batting 1000 with all my exams today!"
Doodle-Bug Doodle-Bug 9 years
My very first lady-exam was begin horrid to begin with because it was with our family Doc of many years. Smallish town so I went to school with his kids, etc.. So when he comes into the room he lets me know that he has a medical student and asked if it would be ok if the student observed the exam. I panicked and said it would be fine. The student comes in.. he is only like 5 years older than me and SMOKING SUPER HOT!!! Hot Guy took the reins and did the majority of the actual exam. OMG.. I think I blushed so badly that even the parts he was looking at were flushed. Awful!
Janine22 Janine22 9 years
I was at a birth control clinic to get my pap. The doctor asked me if it was ok that a student nurse be present during it. I said yes, turns out it was a lady that lived up the street from me whom I used to babysit for! Holy humiliating! She was also a pretty weird, creepy lady which made it worse.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I've never had anything like that. Mine asked me why I shaved and told me it's not healthy and you're supposed to have hair there or it wouldn't grow there in the first place. I wanted to yell that hair grows on our legs and under our arms and we shave that.
krazykarot krazykarot 9 years
I am incredibly ticklish so every single year I have the booby check I burst out in uncontrollable laughter. that's always a fun warning for new gynos.
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
fireannach, that third story is so cute :) and the first is just... rude! i would be offended! haha
fireannach fireannach 9 years
Three embarrassing moments with three different gynos (I don't think the first two were even actually gynos, just regular doctors at the Student Health Center): 1. I used to be in a long-term relationship with this guy who was an ultra-conservative Christian, and we didn't have sex. I was on birth control to regulate my periods and also because I'd been sexually active before and started it, and just continued it for convenience's sake. Anyway, I go to get my annual, and the woman I saw asked if I was in a relationship. I told her yes, for two years, but we were not sexually active, and she responded, "Really?! That's weird!" 2. I went to get my next annual and the doctor was examining me and she goes, "Hm! Your vaginal canal is really angled. But you probably knew that anyway, right? It makes it so hard to be on top!" Super awkward! 3. Actually a good gyno, and I'm sad to be moving because she's so nice and I'll have to find a new one. I was starting depo-provera and had to get a brief checkup before they would start me on it, and she asked me if I was in a relationship and asked a few questions about my boyfriend. I started to tell her that we were long-distance and that we only see each other every few weeks, and after a few seconds I couldn't help it and I just started crying so hard. I was so embarrassed but she just gave me some tissues and told me not to worry, that everything would work out, and to relish the fact that I'd found love when some people would never know what it was like. Really embarrassing to cry like a baby in front of your gyno, haha, but she was great about it.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 9 years
its embarrassing enough to go to a gyno and a guy at that.. that's why i go to female gynos; and kind of elderly so theyre nicer lol.. but its still really wack lol
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I wonder if those postage stamps were the kind you have to lick the back before they become sticky. If so, that's kinda gross!!!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
LOL @ the body glitter and stamps! :ROTFL: This is not that embarrassing, but kind of questionable. I think my gyno once made a sketchy comment about me downstairs. He said that it was much easier to work on me because I was skinny, and never given birth. He said that normally he deals with rolls of fat, and sagging muscles on the inside. I was taken back by that comment, to say the least. :o My friend told me he basically complimented me downstairs. :oops:
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
all my gyno ever says to me is "scoot down, scoot down, a little more, a little more" i feel like i am pulling a giant tugboat into port.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I love the stamps story. It reminded me of a story I heard years and years ago. Before this woman was going to the gyno she rushed home too give herself a little bit of a wash 'downstairs' to make sure she was clean. But she was running a little late so she grabbed a towel by the sink and quickly cleaned herself and fled. When she got to the doctors office, the gyno said, 'my you've made more effort than most.' It turned out that her daughter had put lot of body glitter on the towel she had cleaned herself with.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
why on earth would you ask your ObGyn why he became one? whats he gonna say, "my love of the meat wallet"
jedimasterarmi jedimasterarmi 9 years
I had the nerve to ask my gyno why he became a gyno once, and I learned never to ask why. To understand why I asked you have to understand what he looks like: My gyno is kind of over weight with acne scars, he looks like the type of guy who could only get pussy if he worked on them and that's why he became an obgyn dr.. And so I asked him: Why did you choose to become a gyno?? And he said: Because I learned what OBGYN stood for. You know what it stands for, don't you?? Me: Obstetrition and gynocology?? Him:No. Oh boy, got ya naked!!! This was so embarassing for me! It kind of comfirmed my thoughts! If i hadn't have been going to him for so long and if he didn't know that i could take that kind of teasing, i would have died!!!! after getting out of the offices i started cracking up! i think it's cool that i have such a comfortable relationship with my dr and hope that others can find someone they're comfortable discussing anything with.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
My gyno once looked at my bits and told me that I had razor burn. Really? I hadn't noticed. I didn't go back to her.
adw7984 adw7984 9 years
Oh my gosh! I feel so bad for the stamp lady! I am so lucky that nothing embarrassing has happened to me...knock on wood!
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