I am an FtM/trans man (not had a hysterectomy). Previously I had a painful experience. I have just received my letter from CSW to say I am due my smear test. Is there anything the smear taker can do to make having a smear more comfortable?

We advise anyone who has had a previous uncomfortable or bad experience to speak to their smear taker. Smaller instruments or extra lubrication can be used to make your smear test more comfortable.