Another thing I'm worrying about... sticking my long time partner. I told him about the "strings", that to me, feel like little wires poking out... And I keep reading about women who've complained about their strings not softening up over time. Should I be waiting for them to soften by a certain time before I worry, go to my gynecologist? I don't want to stab my poor partner in the penis! He's worried about that too... I know I shouldn't have put that in his head, but as I read more and more stuff online and fill my head with worry, I pass this along to him. (He hates that I read so much crap online... not just about THIS... but about lots of stuff, as I'm a chronic worrier).