• Worried in NY Worried in NY
    January 24, 2010
    How can you get genital warts?
    Worried in NY Worried in NY
    January 24, 2010

    My boyfriend has genital warts. He has been treated for them over the past 9-11 months; we have not had sex, but we fooled around (no oral sex, no anal sex, just hand contact on his penis); is it possible I can get these warts, and can we ever have sex?



  • James Leary
    August 15, 2014
    James Leary
    August 15, 2014



    I know it has been a while since you posted, but I was wondering how you are doing. I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you, but Paul has given you a good answer.  I'm going to add a few links that might help as well:



    The HPV Vaccines & Your Daughter

    HPV Virus May "Reactivate" Later in Life



    Please consider returning to the community to let us know how things are going.  I'm sure your experience could be a great help to others!


    Best of luck,




  • Paul January 25, 2010
    January 25, 2010

    Genital warts can be spread by skin to skin contact. It is conceivable that your touching him and then touching yourself could infect you.


    All I can do is give you some information. As you know, there is no cure but it can be dealt with. There is a good article about genital warts on this site.


    There is an article written by Merely Me, a writer and community leader for this site, about, Three Sexual Health Myths Debunked. Number two has some relation to your question and has some links to other information.


    Health Central has a page with information about Genital Warts, with a good number of articles listed.


    You should have yourself checked for the disease and talk about these questions with either your doctor or his doctor, they will be your best source of information. Write down the questions you have before going.



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