Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmissible infections STIs. They are caused by the human papillomavirus HPV. There are more than strains of HPV, but only certain types affect the genitals and not all cause visible warts. Genital warts can appear around the genitals and anus or, sometimes, inside the vagina, rectum or urethra. This means that you may be carrying HPV on your skin, even though you do not have any visible warts.
My experience with anal warts - San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Back to Health A to Z. Genital warts are a common sexually transmitted infection STI passed on by vaginal and anal sex, sharing sex toys and, rarely, by oral sex. Treatment from a sexual health clinic can help. Call a sexual health clinic if you need help or advice.
Anal warts are small growths that appear around and inside the anal area. The human papillomavirus HPV causes anal warts, which doctors call condylomas. These strains are also more likely to cause anal cancer. However, it is rare for anal warts to indicate the presence of cancer.
I love bottoming, and am not using condoms for anal sex. And I have anal warts. For a bit of context: I come from California and live in Berlin, Germany. I am a gay man in my mids, love to bottom, and have been taking PrEP for the last two years. Before having anal sex I love to take time to prepare.