Post # 1
Just curious! I am not mature enough to handle something like that. I mean obviously a medical doctor doesn’t view the lady parts in a sexual way, I get that. And I highly respect anyone (male or female) that has gone through all that schooling and dedicated their lives to caring for others. But the fact remains that your man would be touching naked ladies all day. If your man does this for a living, and you are fine with it, then you are stronger than I am.
My mom used to go to a male doctor whose wife ran the front office. That seems worse to me. So some really hot chick walks in, and you are sitting in the office outside the room where your husband is examining her breasts? Gah. I am just too jealous!
What do you think? (Please don’t think I am being insulting or disrespectful. I am more commenting on my own jealousy and insecurities! And I mean this to be a lighthearted discussion!)
Post # 3
Haha, no, I don’t think I could! I think I would really wonder about it… same thing with proctologists, etc.
Post # 4
I’d be worried that it would affect our sex life… I mean, what if he can feel something abnormal with my parts and just can’t enjoy?
Post # 5
Yeah, no, I don’t think so. It would take a stronger woman than me to deal with that! I’ll stick with my software engineer. 🙂
Sorry, I’m giggling because I’m remembering this old Saturday Night Live sketch… “Mel Gibson, Dream Gynecologist!”
Post # 6
My DH is an ICU nurse – and sees people naked yes – including women. And yes he has to clean them, handle bed pans, put in cathers etc. I don’t have any problem with it. It is just part of his job – it comes with training and experience. He’s totally professional. Most of the time I hear its nothing to feel special about anyway – old and obese people!
He definitely leaves his professional work there and it doesn’t affect our sex life at all! There’s nothing medical when we’re together, just romance!
Post # 7
I’m with @Rgeddy. The vast majority of the patients he would see would probably not be very appealing anyway! I’ve thought about your concern but I honestly think that comparing seeing a woman’s private parts in a medical setting with seeing your wife’s in your bedroom is like comparing apples and oranges for gynecologists.
Post # 8
@heathaah: I completely 100 percent agree with you.
Post # 9
My fiance is a urologist. He works with all kinds of genitals all day (urologists do women’s pee tubes too, not just old men). I usually just make fun of him. It doesn’t bother me.
Post # 10
I don’t think it would bother me. I am a vet and I spend a large portion of my day cutting off testicles. FI has expressed mild concern that I know how to do this.
Post # 11
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Sure. I don’t see any issue with it. It’s not like they insert the speculum, look inside, and think, “Yeah, now THAT’S a hot snatch.”
Post # 12
LOL. This is a hilarious question. Really, the seeing lady parts wouldn’t be a big deal. I would take issue with marrying any doctor because of the crazy busy lifestyle. I wouldn’t want to be a medical, political, or military spouse.
Post # 13
My dad is a gyno so I’m glad SOMEONE was willing to marry him so I could you know, be born and stuff. (Thanks, Mom!)
Post # 14
@laural: “I am a vet and I spend a large portion of my day cutting off testicles. FI has expressed mild concern that I know how to do this.” That’s hilarious!
As for the OP’s question, I would have been ok with dating a gynecologist before I met C. 😉 The breast exams would be a little wierder for me than the pelvic exams, though. Not sure why…
Post # 15
I would have zero problem with this. It’s their job/career and everything is completely professional/clinical.
Post # 16
I wouldn’t be bothered by this. I have a lot of colleagues who are OB-Gyns (males and females), and I had to do an OB-Gyn rotation during medical school. It’s really not sexual at all IMO. In my experience, as an OB-Gyn, you’re doing a lot of delivering of babies, or surgery to remove something from down there, or Pap smears… non of which are “turn ons” for men (at least the ones I’ve spoken to about the subject).