I had my gardasil shots when I was younger and I had my last pap smear done in April of 2012 which came out negative. Since then I have had 4 male partners, with each one I engaged in protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex.
Now I absolutely hate, hate, hate getting a pap smear done. It feels like I've been seared open when they use the speculum.
I went to get birth control pills a few weeks ago. I refused a pap smear. The doctor kept trying to convince me. I did request a urine test just as part of my routine annual checkup. She then took it upon herself to also book me for a pap smear and instead of giving me a year's worth of birth control, she gave me only 6 months because that way I "will HAVE to come back here".
I use protection during vaginal sex, I have my shots, there's no history of HPV or cervical cancer in my family and my last pap smear was just over a year ago. Should I even be concerned with getting it done? I wouldn't consider myself high-risk.