Genital Warts are a result of type 6 and 11 of the Human Papillomavirus, otherwise known as HPV. Typically genital warts are caught during sexual activities or the use of sex toys. Genital warts are painless but can be distressing to have, unsightly and can cause discomfort. They are fleshy type warts that appear on or around the male and female genital and anus area.
You may think that you have to have penetrative sex to get the virus but you would be mistaken, the HPV virus can be caught through skin-on-skin contact with someone who has the virus. Other ways of catching the virus is through vaginal or anal sex and the sharing of sex toys. In men genital warts can appear on the penis and around the anus, typically they appear under the foreskin or in the urethra. In women the genital warts usually appear in the vulva, the vagina or in the urethra. It can also appear around the anus.