First pelvic exam is embarrassing to many girls, and so many girls avoid reporting of infections and pain in their reproductive organs. During pelvic examination, the girl is asked to be comfortable in partial sleep mode at the very edge of the exam table, with her feet in stirrups, knees bent and relaxed out to the side. If she is not down far enough, the exam will be more difficult and more uncomfortable for her. The stirrups are padded to avoid the stirrups digging into her feet, any soft padding material can be used. The images are shown below for better understanding.