• Beatrice Schaefer

January 2021 | We Celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


Ladies, this is for you! Isn’t it fantastic to be a girl? Isn’t it fantastic to be a woman?

We are all born into this world with different body shapes, sizes, skin colour, hair colour, eye colour and so much more. We are all exceptionally unique inside and out. Besides all of our beautiful distinctiveness, we also have a lot in common. Amongst the more visible features of our female anatomy are our breasts. As much as I love to talk about these two beauties, today, I would like to focus on our sexual anatomy.


The “vulva” is the outside part of our gentiles and provides us with a curious hint of what awaits us on the pleasurable way to the inside. Layer by layer passing through the outer and inner labia (also known as lips which are the folds of skin) through the vaginal opening into the vagina. Our vagina is like a tube that connects the vulva with the cervix and uterus. The vaginal tube is where you put your tampon or menstrual cup during your bloody season. This is also exactly the place where you put your fingers during masturbation, a penis during sexual intercourse and also the occasional sex toy for some additional fun. Your vaginal tube is really stretchy and luckily expands (dilates) when you are turned on – I mean I am not so worried about some fingers, but a penis and a sex toy needs to fit in there somehow, am I right?


Going from the opening and vaginal tube, to the other end where our vagina meets the cervix. You can usually feel your cervix at the end of your vaginal tube, if you insert your finger/s, a penis or a sex toy. Did you know, that your cervix looks like a donut with a tiny whole in the middle where it connects to your uterus and lets also the menstrual blood flow through? Oh and FYI - your cervix separates your vagina from the rest of the body, so things like tampons, your menstrual cup or other objects can’t get lost inside of you – just in case you were wondering. I would conclude, that this cervix of ours is pretty amazing – so where do I wanna go with this? In order to keep enjoying your sex life and have a healthy menstrual blood flow, I propose to take good care of your body and health.


Unfortunately, Cervical Cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer among women worldwide. On the bride side, Cervical Cancer develops slowly, over time and is one of the most preventable types of cancer. On the downside, we don’t get checked out often enough in order to prevent it, even though it is very easily done. Each year, the month of January brings Cervical Cancer into focus. This January, as every January, I would like to raise awareness on this topic. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and is represented by a vivid petrol blue cancer ribbon. Did you know, that each cancer has its own ribbon colour to represent the diversity of the different types of cancer? 2021 just started - January is a great month to talk about the possibilities of taking positive action in order to prevent this type of cancer.


Take action and control your health. You can lower your risk for cervical cancer by getting screened regularly. When you read this, grab your phone and call your gynaecologist for a quick and easy check-up. Preventative health care is much better than sick care. Health is key to happiness. Too often we take our health for granted and start caring when we are already sick wondering why we didn’t take charge earlier on. Health is the most fundamental form of empowerment in order to reach your goals. We are nothing without our health and everything we can dream about with it - empower yourself today and make an appointment to get checked out.

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