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As someone who has seen genital warts lasered off in surgery and smelled the nasty burning flesh of it HELL NO! That would be so gross to me and even on meds/ or not being in the middle of an outbreak, you can pass it to others.
Herpes is NOT the same as genital warts! They are two completely different viruses. Genital herpes looks like the tip of a grain of rice, and they don't "burn" them off. You take an anti-viral medication and the outbreak goes away, or you don't
take an anti-viral medication.... and the outbreak goes away a little more slowly, about as long as a bout with the common cold takes. You may get an other outbreak in a few months or you may never get an other outbreak again. Most people have more frequent outbreaks the first 5-10 years, then the disease burns out, and the outbreaks seem to not occur anymore.
HPV (genital warts) and HSV (herpes simplex virus) are TWO different things. They're not even related.
The thing is, the medical profession doesn't even distinguish between "Type 1" and Type 2" Herpes anymore, because most people have both
types (which are the same virus) in BOTH places by the time they are in their 40s or younger.
One study (which I already posted and some found convenient to ignore) found that more than 97% of a population of 20 somethings tested positive for Herpes.
People say they are "scared" of STIs. That may be wise, but herpes isn't like most STIs. And considering herpes is something you CAN get from kissing and even from hard surfaces, chances are.... you already have it.