I have only ever been in same-sex relationships - do I need to be screened?

Yes. The virus that causes cervical cancer (HPV or human papillomavirus) can be passed between same-sex partners. HPV is passed on through skin-to-skin contact and some body fluids. So oral sex, transferring vaginal fluids on hands and fingers, or sharing sex toys, can all be ways of being exposed to HPV.  For this reason, it is still advisable to be screened.