It’s scary when a condom breaks. My current sex partner and I are very safe, but he IS a vampire and I AM a sexual evangelist-both considered “high-risk”. Though he’d spent the month donating blood as a way to give back, and I spent most of September devoting myself to frustrated virgins, and we were PRETTY sure we were perfectly healthy, it is much better to be truly safe. So we decided the thing to do to ease our troubled minds was to get tested immediately.
Planned Parenthood Staten Island gave us a SAME DAY APPOINTMENT. They do sliding scale based on your income and they even signed us up for medical insurance! Within 2 hours, we got insured at an affordable monthly premium, we got tested for everything- including HIV with instant results (PHEW!)-and I even got my annual gynecological exam and breast exam.
I was beyond impressed by the patience and professionalism of the entire staff. It seemed as though the whole office was efficiently run by 5 women–one doctor, one receptionist, one nurse, one financial counselor and one other lovely person–and they see several patients a day. While we were waiting, I watched them deal with several RUDE people who were totally ungrateful for the free high-quality health services they were receiving, yet nobody on the staff ever lost their composure or compassion.
If there were any other wonderful humans behind the scenes that day I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting– THANK YOU!
I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who works at PlannedParenthood.org in NYC and around the world, and I want to urge everyone reading this to donate your time, talent or money to this incredible organization.
If you ever need free or low cost birth control, STD testing or counseling, emergency contraception, free condoms, safe abortion, abortion alternatives and adoption options, or any help with your physical or mental health, visit PlannedParenthood.Org. to find a health center near you.
Stay Fuckable, my magical angels.
Photo by the incredible: Kevin Yatarola