I swear I begged for it.
October 16, 2011 4:44 PM Subscribe
I'm sporting some pretty awesome, consensually-obtained bruises in some choice places this week, which I certainly wasn't planning on showing to my doctor. Now I just realized I'm almost out of birth control and need to go for my annual women's health checkup to get more. Am I going to run into any problems? (NSFW)
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So, I'm a submissive masochist and my sex life happily involves lots of fun pain play, especially impact play. I was caned hard on Friday night by a wonderful partner, and I'm black and blue all over. My butt and breasts are the most heavily bruised up, but the backs and insides of my thighs are also well marked.
Normally that would be all well and good, but I just realized I'm near the end of my pack of birth control pills and I don't have another one - that was the last pack in my year-long prescription. I always get my pap smear/STD tests/year's worth of birth control at the same time with an NP who I like very much. If I'd realized it was nearly speculum time I would have held off on the caning!
I want to get a new prescription by Thursday, and there's no way these bruises will be gone by then (although they won't look as scary as they do now). I've always tried to avoid letting any doctors see bruises like this, because I figure they just don't need that in their lives. But are there any more serious reasons to avoid it? Will my NP be obliged to do anything about it? Will it be noted on some sort of permanent record? Does it have legal implications? Insurance ones?
If it makes any difference: I'd be totally comfortable warning my NP before I undress that I'm bruised up because I'm a masochist who indulges in impact play. I'm not shy to come out as kinky to her and own the marks, if that will help avert any concerns of abuse.
I could go off birth control for a week or two until the bruises clear up, if I had a compelling reason to hide these marks from the NP. But I'd really rather not because I've been struggling to get my body used to continuous cycling (no periods) for almost a year now, and I don't want to set back the progress I feel like I've finally made in the last couple of months. I suppose another option would be to request a new birth control prescription without the rest of the annual exam, but I'm guessing they'll be reluctant.
This is in Pennsylvania and I'll be going to my university's generally excellent student health clinic.