Should I have unprotected sex with a girl with HPV?
May 11, 2010 5:34 PM Subscribe
I am a man. Should I have unprotected sex with a girl with HPV?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I met this nice girl - we are both 30. We have been using condoms every time so far. But, since condoms are no fun for us in an exclusive relationship, we both got tested for STD's in preparation to not use the rubber. (She is also starting the pill.)
She came up positive for HPV. I understand that this is self-eliminating over a period of time - a few months to many years perhaps - no treatment exists. I also understand that it is rare for men to have serious complications from HPV. I understand that that the worst side of this can cause serious cancers in the rectum and penis and the lighter side of this is just warts in the penis area or throat.
Is having unprotected sex with this person a bad or dangerous idea or is this one of those "everyone gets it" things? What are the real risks here regarding contracting this and/or having issues from this?
Using condoms with her long-term is a deal-breaker for me, so this is a go or no-go decision for me.