Learning how to not get genital warts is a precaution that every sexually active man or woman should be knowledgeable about. Caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) they are contagious, and may effect different people in different ways. Some people may break out right away, and for others, it can take a long time to show symptoms. Following is some advice to help you learn how to not get genital warts.
- First and foremost, avoid sexual contact with other people. Touching or rubbing of the genitals is the way that these warts spread, and if you do not come into sexual contact with others, then you will not receive them.
- If you are going to be sexually active, choose your partners wisely; people who do not have encounters with many other people are much less likely to have them and transmit genital warts, so try to find a steady relationship or partner with whom you are exclusive. Beginning a monogamous relationship, if you wish to be sexually active, is an excellent way to keep warts out of your life, as, unless your partner acquires them from someone else (by being unfaithful, unless he or she already had them), you will be completely safe.
- The above is fundamental advice on how not to get genital warts. However, there are some things that you can do to keep them off of you. The healthier that you are, the more resistant to them you will be, even if you come in contact with someone who carries genital warts. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, and take any necessary vitamins, and you will have a much stronger immune system, which is an excellent way to limit the possibility of your receiving warts.
Learning how to not get genital warts should be on every sexually active person's mind. To keep them at bay, simply stay away from promiscuous partners, who are likely to have received them from previous partners. Try to start a one on one relationship, and keep your body healthy, and you will be fine and wart-free.