Finally - I don't know how to go about my sex life anymore.
I think KNOWING you have the virus is actually worse than any warts.
”It took a month or two of telling myself “that’s not what it is!
There are many strains of the virus, most of which aren't dangerous and have no symptoms, so you can get it and get over it without ever even knowing.
It also means you can give it to someone else without knowing—which is a big part of the reason it's basically everywhere.
As of September last year, I believe I have genital warts. I went to GUM, they couldn't see it and gave me the all clear - telling me I was free to have unprotective sex if I wanted (but safe sex was still advised). There's my backstory which I guess people might find useful to know of, my questions are as follows: Is my penis likely to be permanently scarred from the freezing treatment?
However, maybe a month and a bit from that day - that area of my penis is still very pink and noticeable.
I didn’t want to think that I could get an STI—it was that whole “but it can’t happen to me” cliché. I put my legs in the stirrups, feeling like I was opening myself up to judgment and ridicule. But I got the meds I needed, along with some verbal lacerations from Mom about my lifestyle.