via Fridae, by Jan Wijngaarden
It can be quite a shock when you get them, or perhaps even more if you encounter them unexpectedly in a partner, when feeling someone up – they feel like little hard / rough cauliflower-shaped heaps on the surface of the skin. Genital warts often occur in clusters and can be very tiny or can spread into large masses in the genital or penis area, or around the anus. Click here to see an image. Be warned: It's not pretty.)Read the rest.
Genital (including anal) warts are caused by some subtypes of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is the most common sexually transmitted disease in many countries where data is available, including in the US, where the CDC estimates that over 20 million people are infected. It is easily transmitted, but in most people never leads to complications. This is exactly why HPV is spreading fast among gay men.
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