When a man unveils his midsection masterpiece, the last thing he wants to put on display are male organ warts. Knowing the role of HPV in their production can help prevent this situation.
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By John Dugan
Quick: Name the most common viral social disease in the United States. Those who guessed male or female organ warts are correct. But do they know that those unattractive manhood warts that can put a major crimp in a manâ€™s sensual life are often caused by HPV? Understanding the connections between male organ warts and HPV is important in order to maintain male organ health at the proper level.
A man wants his member to always look its best and never wants it to look diseased. But thatâ€™s exactly what happens when a guy comes down with male organ warts. Scientifically known as condylomata acuminate, the warts caused by HPV are especially nasty looking. They may be very small, although some can grow to a surprisingly large size, and they tend to be in the tan-to-brown color range. But itâ€™s not the size or color that is off-putting so much as the shape. They are often described as â€ścauliflower-like,â€ť and that is an accurate description, making them look like something more at home in the produce aisle of the grocery store than on the manhood equipment of a sensually active male.
Most male organ warts are the result of HPV, the human papillomavirus that has been in the news in recent years. HPV is usually presented as a big problem for women, but the fact is that it can be a significant issue for men as well. In women, HPV is associated with (among other things) an increased risk for cervical cancer. Since men cannot get cervical cancer, that risk does not exist for them; however, there are other cancer risks that increase with the presence of HPV. These include cancers of the manhood, throat and posterior.
Much more of an issue, however, are the male organ warts. While these may pose a minimal health risk, they are unsightly and can have a significant impact on a manâ€™s sensual life, as well as on his self-esteem and psychological and emotional well-being. (Male organ warts do not always appear in all cases of male HPV.)
How does a man contract HPV? Most of the time he gets it through sensual contact with another person who has it. Up to 85% of men with male organ warts have partners with cervical warts, so the causal connection seems pretty clear.
In recent years, a vaccination has been developed to prevent HPV. It has a high success rate. Unfortunately, as of this writing the vaccine is only effective if people receive it by age 26; hopefully that will change in time. It is currently a three-dose vaccine administered over a period of 6 months.
It is very important that men use protection while engaging in sensual activity, especially if their partnerâ€™s HPV status is not known.
About 50% of cases of male organ warts clear up on their own, but they are likely to recur. There are several treatments available, so itâ€™s important that a man bring this issue to the attention of his doctor so an appropriate course of action can be prescribed. The virus itself is not targeted; instead, the warts are treated so they can be removed. In some instances, surgery may be required, but most often other options are effective.
Men may not know they have contracted HPV until (or unless) male organ warts appear. After treatment, it is crucial that a man continue to monitor his male organ health and to regularly utilize a first class male organ health crĂ¨me(health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil,which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best cremes will contain a range of vitamins known to provide a boost to manhood health, including vitamins A, B5, C, D and E. That crĂ¨me should also include alpha lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant that is a key player in the fight against free radicals and the oxidative stress damage they can cause, negatively impacting male organ health.