Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Naughty Nurse Kimpy 12-22-11

Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy is an advice column that addresses reader’s most burning questions on sexual health/relationships. STIs, birth control, is it real or is it fic, sexual positions--you name it. There are no stupid questions, only ones that are too embarrassing to ask someone you know. If Naughty Nurse Kimpy doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find an expert who does!

The information and advice from Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy is for entertainment/educational purposes only and is not intended to be used as expert medical advice. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician. All medical advice and information should be considered to be incomplete without a physical exam, which is not possible without a visit to your doctor.

Naughty Nurse Kimpy has been very busy trying to keep some very sick patients well over the holidays. One young patient even got a heart transplant for Christmas last night! Due to those circumstances, her post this week is a little abbreviated. In the meantime, she expects anyone standing under the mistletoe to use protection! She’s counting on you to put the safe in safe sex to good use. She’s arranged a deal with Santa Claus to deliver condoms to everyone. He totally agrees with Kimpy’s mantra that all sex should be safe, consensual and fun. If you don’t believe her, feel free to ask him about it the next time you see him; Santa is all about safe sex. Trust.

Naughty Nurse Kimpy will be back in full swing at the beginning of January. Until then, keep submitting your questions, and be sure to celebrate the holidays responsibly. You can also go to the Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy Topic Directory to revisit all the fun topics we’ve covered over the past 14 months.

Hello Kimpy! This has something to do along the lines of our bad word "normal," I'm not a well-endowed woman, I'm 19 (I'm at least a small B cup) and my nipples are "puffy" like the areola and nipple are raised and smoothed, no distinction between the two but when I'm cold or, for the most part, aroused they tighten to an average size. Is this something I have to always deal with or will it correct itself once I'm much older? Thanks!

Your breasts are shaped exactly the way they’re supposed to be--regardless of size. Part of the breast development cycle is for the areolas to be puffy, with little to no distinction between the areola and the nipple. When your nipples get cold or when you’re sexually stimulated, the nipples tend to protrude more.

Breasts are not considered to be fully mature or developed until you’ve experienced a pregnancy. When you’re pregnant, your breasts become more full, your areolas change, and they’re finally considered to be developed. Once you’ve been pregnant, your nipples tend to jut out more readily, but they still pebble up when exposed to cold temperatures or sexual stimulation.

In your case, don’t think of your breasts as needing to be “corrected.” They’re doing exactly what they’re supposed to be doing, and every adolescent/young adult female has nipples just like yours. If it makes you feel any better, I’ll tell you that you’re totally normal. *wink*

i recently went to the doctor and was asked if i was sexually active. i didn't really know how to answer and she made me feel kinda stupid and slutty. when is one considered sexually active?

I’m sorry that your doctor’s question made you feel badly about yourself. I want to emphasize that it has absolutely nothing to do with being judgmental about what you are, or are not, doing sexually. It simply helps them to understand what kind of medical care you’re going to need.

In a nutshell, you’re considered to be sexually active if you’ve had sexual intercourse. Typically, they’re referring to vaginal intercourse. It has nothing to do with how often you had sex, just whether or not you’ve ever had it, even once.

The reason a doctor asks this question is because being sexually active changes the nature of the exams and tests you might need to have. Women who are sexually active need to have regular Pap smears and screening for STIs. Your physician will likely have a conversation with you about birth control and the importance of having safe sex.

That’s the only reason the question is asked, and it’s never meant to imply that you’re a slut. I promise.

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