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False. The speculum exam is just a way we can look at the vagina and cervix. That's all. The Pap is where we take a smear of the cervical tissue to see if the cells are normal, and the culture for STD is a swab we do. Both are done through the speculum and I think that's where the confusion comes in.
There are many instistances where we need to look inside your vagina for other issues such as vaginal bleeding or non- STD related vaginal infections.
Hope that clears it up.