Sharing my experience in others has allowed them, in turn, to open up to me about embarrassing occurrences in their pasts.Amy Horton A former actress who has always loved the art of the written word, Amy is excited to be here sharing her stories!The following guide will help you figure out how to tell someone that you have genital warts: Most people have a negative perspective towards STD.
The stigma of genital warts and resulting insecurities not only lower the confidence of a person but also makes him or her psychologically weak.
Dating is scary when you have an STD, but with a strong will power, you can overcome this stigma.
Their matter-of-fact attitude about it helped me feel better about the whole ordeal, though I was quite glad when I finally became HPV-free.
For those of you out there with the virus, there’s no reason to feel bad about yourselves. Men are carriers of all strains of HPV, but unlike women, they aren’t tested for it.
It’s practically like getting chicken pox at this point — a rite of passage. I was surprised that I knew anyone at all who had gotten them, but most people aren’t going around sharing their sexual health history with everyone they know. You don’t get it because you’re promiscuous, or sleeping with promiscuous guys.
If you’re at all sexually active, there’s a chance that you are going to get some strain of it. You’d be shocked at some of the stuff you’d find out about those around you if you had a brutally honest, oversharing discussion. It’s common, and it goes away, and you should stop beating yourself up over it. Like most viruses, this will leave your system at some point.The lesson here is to make sure you know your partner’s sexual history before you get down and dirty. If they’re awful about it, well, you shouldn’t be sleeping with people like that anyway. It’s easy to be cool when everything is going well, but what do you do in a crisis? I learned that the only way to get over the judgement of others is not to judge myself so harshly.Can you stand tall and still respect yourself without crumbling at the seams or worrying that people will judge me? I felt gross and dirty when I found out I had genital warts, but the bare truth of the matter is that I’m far from being the only one.On the other hand, a wrong person can leave you, insult you, and ruin your reputation in front of others.Tell the person about your condition only if you are sure that he or she is trustworthy enough to tell.If you had multiple partners in the time period before you were tested, you really can’t know how or when you got it. It does help to be healthy – get enough sleep, eat right, don’t drink too much, keep your immune system strong.