Thirty-four percent of the 2,017 women aged 25-35 surveyed by the British charity said they were embarrassed by the appearance of their vulva, while 38 percent were anxious they might not smell normal.
A third (31%) also admitted they would not attend their appointment if they had not waxed or shaved their bikini area.
Or maybe you're one of the the thousands of women who ignore that all important letter despite the fact it could save your life?
"Feelings of shame and embarrassment are preventing young women from attending smear tests, according to a new report". But while the NHS has come under scrutiny for sending out letters that reinforce the fact it's a "choice" to attend the screenings, experts in the field would actively urge all women to attend their smears.
And statistics showed that many people are unaware of the comparatively high risk of cervical cancer among younger women, as well as the overall importance of smear tests.
As it stands, only women over 25 are invited for a test, but the petition calls on the Government to offer access to a check if they visit their GP with symptoms on two occasions.
Cervical screenings - also known as smear tests - help identify pre-cancerous cells. "It is of further concern that body worries are contributing to nonattendance".
Over the past three years the average number of women in the Western Isles attending cervical screening appointments has been 77 per cent, with the national target being 80 per cent. Screening actually prevents cancer by detecting early abnormalities in the cervix, so they can be treated.
Health professionals screen millions of women every year using cervical smear tests.
That prompted Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust to launch the #SmearforSmear selfie campaign which encourages women to post photos on social media of themselves with smeared lipstick to raise awareness about the importance of getting your Pap smear.
If you find the thought of attending a cervical screening distressing, you do have the option of asking in advance for a female doctor or nurse to carry out the 5-minute test. "The [health professional's] focus is to make women feel welcome, comfortable and ensuring their dignity is maintained, while obtaining a good sample".