when you ring the Doctor's surgery to find out if the albino period makes you a medical marvel or just one nasty personification of 'yeast infection'? And the receptionist asks you what type of test it was - "blood, xray. . . " You realise just how hard it is to say "vaginal swab" quietly. In an open plan office. With a colleague, who also happens to be a close male friend sitting about a metre away. Go on, you try. Hard isn't it.