A 24-year-old male asked:
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is it possible to get genital warts (or hpv) just from masturbating? i've never had sex before but woke up with a white lump on the shaft of my penis.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: You do dot get them that way. They are passed from infected genital skin on one person to uninfected genital skin of another person.
Answered on Aug 23, 2020

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