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Can you get STD's from a toilet seat? (HPV)

I found out a member of my household has genital warts O_O

Can I get it from a razor, or soap, or toilet seat???


Asked by Anonymous at 4:03 AM on Apr. 17, 2011 in Health

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  • Unless both people are shaving their pubic areas with the same razor, it's unlikely they got it from any of those methods. However, HPV often goes undetected for a very long time. About half of the American population has it, actually: it's so common that it's not frequently even tested for. So unless you were both virgins and have only slept with each other, there's a good chance it was contracted before you met (or if this was your child, they're very likely having sex).

    Answer by musicpisces at 4:06 AM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Also, genital warts and HPV are not necessarily the same thing. But they are rarely contracted from anything other than direct skin to skin contact.

    Answer by musicpisces at 4:08 AM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Very doubtful

    Answer by Sweet_Faith at 8:39 AM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • It actually is my younger brother. And I heard he contracted genital worts after a sexual encounter...

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:36 AM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • you can get it from tanning beds too. just cover the seat with tp

    Answer by ilovemymonsterr at 6:08 AM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I don't think you can, but I would say don't use the soap/razor that he uses, and lysol the toilet seat before you use it if you are too worried about getting it from that.

    Answer by laird6372 at 11:42 AM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I doubt you can get it from a toilet seat.

    Answer by Sarahb21 at 10:50 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

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