Ballymahon's Maura Higgins uses her 'fanny flutters' catch phrase to highlight the importance of smear tests

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She got the nation talking about fanny flutters and now Maura Higgins is getting people talking about cervical smear tests and the importance of ending a fear of going for your smear.

On Twitter this morning, she encouraged women to start talking about their vaginas, cervixes and smear tests in a bid to #EndSmearFear for those who are anxious about getting a smear test.

Twitter has responded in an overwhelmingly positive way in the last few hours with almost a thousand retweets and well over seven thousand likes at the time of writing this post.

That's before you even look at the comments that have been posted in response.