The cervix is a part of the female anatomy perhaps most directly associated with birth (as in “she’s __ centimeters dilated, doctor”) or pelvic exams involving pap smears for cancer detection. Most women don’t spend a lot of time exploring their cervix outside of the stirrups at the doctor’s office.
My most recent pap smear came back abnormal. I had a colposcopy and my doctor said that it looked like I had only mild cervical changes. He checked for warts but did not find any. Can I still have sex with my boyfriend (vaginal and oral)? What safer sex practices should we use, and for how long?