Just had my pap smear done yesterday and it was really nothing to worry about. I had postponed it for a while as I do feel a bit embarrassed having it done, but really shouldn't have. I booked at my local womens health clinic, all the staff are women, very friendly and they do the pap test on a daily basis.
I have already set a reminder for my next appointment in 2 years time.
So if any of you are overdue, please make an appointment now, the test only takes a minute and is too important to ignore :-)