Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy 3/15/2012


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 asks someone you know. If Naughty Nurse Kimpy doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find an expert who does!

DISCLAIMER:The information and advice from Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy is for entertainment/educationalpurposes only and is not intended to be used as expert medical advice. It is not meant to replace theadvice of your physician. All medical advice and information should be considered to beincomplete without a physical exam, which is not possible without a visit to yourdoctor.

It would hardly be Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy without having reader feedback. Not surprisingly, the birth control posts generated some great comments:
Just a tip for ladies hiding condoms. You know those big, white, tooth floss containers? Empty them, and they're great for holding two or three condoms. They are also good for hiding them in your purse if you don't want others knowing that you have them.

Clever, effective techniques are like Nurse Kimpy Kryptonite. Well done, you. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you for addressing the recent 'political' women's health issues. I did not realize that in 2012 women still have to fight for equal rights to this extent! Viagra and penis pumps are covered by insurance, how does it make a woman a slut for her birth control to be covered? I don't know if you saw this article or not:

Facebook. You Go Senator Turner!!!!!

The recent comments and attitudes shown by so many men that have a part in running this country have made me feel like I'm in the 1920s. Perhaps we all need to start acting like those women and begin again to fight for our rights. Women are powerful, and I think it's time we remind the world of what we can do together.

Oh, dear reader, you do not want to get Naughty Nurse Kimpy started... trust. She actually wrote an academic paper--in 1996--on a cost/benefit analysis of insurers covering birth control versus the cost of pregnancy, labor and delivery. Guess which is more cost effective? That’s right. *Nurse Kimpy rolls her eyes*

An internal clit?!? What is this?! Is this what my boyfriend says he can feel when he goes all the way inside of me?!

”Internal clit” is really a misnomer... think of it as clitoral nerve tissue that extends from the end of your clit all the way inside of you, along the inner walls of your vagina. Think of taking a penis, placing the non-head end over your clit, and pushing it inside of your body (hey, no snickers from the peanut gallery!), so that the tip of the head sits where your clitoris is. The big part of the penis that’s now inside you? It’s chock full of nerve bundles. Suffice it to say that our clits really pack a powerful punch.

When your boyfriend says he can feel it inside of you, I think we need to clarify something. The internal clit tissue is embedded into the vaginal wall, so it doesn’t stick out--it’s part of the tissue itself. I suspect that what your boyfriend is feeling is probably your cervix. It’s the only other thing in your vagina that sticks out.

I came across an interesting article today and I thought who better than Nurse Kimpy to weigh in on the discussion. The article says that scientists have declared the G-spot doesn't exist. I know in fanfiction the guys are always hitting "that spot." I wanted to know what you thought about this and your opinion on whether or not the G-spot exists.

Hmm. Really? ‘Cos I know plenty of women who will refute this claim. Just saying. Since Nurse Kimpy is, well, a nurse, let’s tackle this as a scientific issue. Before we dive into the G-spot *snort* let’s define it, so that we’re all starting on the same page. The G-spot was originally described by Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg. In 1950, he coined the word G-spot as a “particularly sensitive 1- to 2-centimeter wide area on the vaginal wall.” The diagram below is an excellent example of where, exactly, this area is located in the vagina.

One of the researchers in the “G-spots don’t exist” study--Dr. Amichai Kilchevsky, a urology resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut--said,

Without a doubt, a discreet anatomic entity called the G-spot does not exist.

The important wording here is, “discreet anatomic entity.” What the researchers tried to find were differences in tissue in that general area which would account for that most magic of spots. The research shows that they weren’t able to find an “anatomic entity.” Well, okay, so that means they didn’t find Old Faithful in our lady bits, but that doesn’t mean we’re all filled with a gaping black hole, either. Perhaps it’s more like Area 51--scientists have debunked that it exists, but people still believe in it. In fact, it might even be time to get conspiracy theorists to come out of the woodwork. This study was published not long before politicians started yammering on about the evils of birth control and the “sluts” who use it. Thus, if the G-spot doesn’t exist, then why have sex at all, you know? *wink*

So, while the G-spot as described by Dr. Gräfenberg might not be charted on any map, that doesn’t mean women who swear they have one are crazy. Nor does it mean that women who don’t feel it will never have an orgasm. If you look at where the G-spot is supposed to be located and then take into consideration the “internal clit” we’ve discussed here at ANNK, it’s probably more likely that what we’re really stimulating is internal clitoral tissue, packed with loads of nerve fibers. By stimulating it, we are able to create some monster O faces, regardless of the scientists who tell us that we cannot.

Evidence for this idea can be seen through the studies of another researcher, Dr. Barry Komisaruk, who is a professor of psychology at Rutgers University. He “advocates calling it the G-area, or G-region.”

I think that the bulk of the evidence shows that the G-spot is not a particular thing. The G-spot is more of a thing like New York City is a thing. It's a region, it's a convergence of many different structures.

Naughty Nurse Kimpy’s conclusion, now that she has reviewed the scientific evidence presented? She remains convinced that there are very powerful nerve fibers running along the vaginal wall, and that, when stimulated, can lead to powerful orgasms. No matter what it’s called. Yep, it exists. Nurse Kimpy pounds the gavel on her desk, all official like.

Can you use the Diva Cup as a virgin?

Absolutely! It might be a little more difficult at first, because your hymen isn’t broken, but there are two different sizes of Diva Cups. Size 2 is for women who have delivered children (either vaginally or via C-section), and Size 1 is pre-childbirth option for women like you. The only exception to the pre-/post-childbirth sizing is that all women age 30 and older should wear the size 2 option, because our vaginal muscles lose weakness as we age, and that’s a critical part of how Diva Cups work.

Wash your hands well with warm water and soap. Rinse. While sitting or standing in a comfortable position, insert your DivaCup according to the following instructions.

Step 1: "U" Fold - Moisten the rim of The DivaCup with water if needed. Press the sides of the cup together and then fold it in half again. You can also do the "Push Down" fold by placing a finger on the top rim of the cup and pressing it down into the center of the inside base to form a triangle.

Step 2: Hold - Hold the folded sides firmly between your thumb and forefinger. The single curved edge should be facing away from your palm.

Step 3: Insert - With the vaginal muscles relaxed, gently separate the labia with your free hand and then push the curved edge of the folded DivaCup into the vaginal opening.

Step 4: Removal - Wash your hands well with warm water and soap. Rinse. Pull gently on the stem until you can reach the base of the cup. Pinch the base of the cup to release the seal and continue to pull down to remove. The contents should not spill during removal. Simply empty the contents in the toilet, wash it well with warm, soapy water, and reinsert.You can learn more about Diva Cups by visiting their website

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Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, I work for an insurance company. We agree that birth control should be covered. It is the CLIENTS who request that it not be covered, not us. When a company is self-funded (they pay for everything and we just help them administer it) they are allowed to make their own coverage rules. The insurance company I work for has many self-funded clients that choose not to cover birth control. Some of these are religious organizations, but not all of them.