The Psychological Effects Of Genital Warts

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Genital warts caused by HVP is the most common sexually transmitted disease in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and in Europe, 10 percent of women ages 18 to 45 have reported outbreaks. genital warts worried

It comes as little surprise that those who suffer from genital wart outbreaks generally suffer in silence.

The problem is an embarrassing one, and even though those who develop genital warts understand they are not alone, statistics don’t change the fact that for each person, an outbreak is a very personal and potentially psychologically damaging experience.

That’s what makes reliable treatment options like Tyginta all the more important.

The stigma of genital warts

According to a 2010 study by Denmark researchers, patients with genital warts feel that an outbreak of warts carries with it as much of a stigma as any other sexually transmitted disease,

In interviews conducted with five men and five women, each of whom suffered from genital warts, researchers found that both men and women experienced some degree of shame regarding their genital warts, which severely impacted their self-confidence and their lives.

“You're afraid of being stigmatized,” said one 30-year-old man interviewed as part of the study. “I remember having heard that somebody had a venereal disease. And that’s just what you'll always remember about them. In the same way you think that's probably how others will think about you when you have genital warts, that they think, “Oh, it’s that guy with genital warts.’ That's why I have only told people I'm very close to.”

Warts result in a reduced quality of life

The Denmark researchers found that not only did the lack of control over the virus cause psychological issues, but those with HPV were also plagued with guilt over not protecting themselves or others more carefully.

Both issues were serious enough to negatively impact daily life, researchers said, and also led to lower self-esteem.

“The men and women participating in this study considered their quality of life to be significantly lowered because of genital warts,” researchers wrote as part of the study, which appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Bio-Med Central Public Health. “Patients’ experiences were related to cultural conceptions of venereal diseases and the respective identities and sexuality of the sexes. The disease had negative psychological and social effects both for men and for women and it affected their sex and love lives, in particular. The psychological burden of the disease was increased by the uncertain timeline and the varying effectiveness of treatment.”

“Sometimes, when you think about it or you notice them, you just become so discouraged and sad. Then I get this feeling that I simply can't relate to my own body or even look at it. Then I feel repulsive,” said a 21-year-old woman who participated in the study.

Traditional treatment fails patients

According to the men who were surveyed as part of the study, asking for more information from their doctors was particularly embarrassing, and they would have preferred that the possible psychological effects of genital warts were taken more seriously, especially given the length of time it could take for the warts to realistically run their course.

But because genital warts tend to be painless, and are rarely associated with cancer, they aren’t given the same priority as other STDs, even though they have the same emotional impact on sufferers.

“These were the kind of things that there was little information about,” said a 23-year-old who participated in the study. “I mean, you’re not alone in feeling that it hurts your soul when you've got this and that you can have problems with your sex life and all such things. There isn’t one single leaflet on dangerous diseases, such as AIDS, where it doesn't say something about those psychological things. It's like genital warts isn't taken that seriously, because after all, it doesn't do that much harm.”

Patient concerns are serious, long-term

For those suffering from genital warts, the problems associated with the condition can be monumental.

  • What if I have a recurrence?
  • How do I tell my partners?
  • Will I be rejected for having HPV?
  • What if I transmit it to someone else?
  • How will I live with this forever?

The Danish study showed that the quality of life effects continued long after genital warts cleared, and those interviewed continued to worry about the negative impact of genital warts and HPV on their sex and love lives, researchers said.

Why Tyginta?

Tyginta is a genital warts home treatment that can ease the psychological impact of an outbreak of genital warts by eradicating the warts, restoring self-confidence and self-esteem.

Our wart serum uses two treatments specifically targeted to treat genital warts.The two work together to eradicate even the most stubborn genital warts, tackling both the wart itself as well as the skin beneath it, encouraging the repair of damaged skin while speeding healthy cells to the skin’s surface as unsightly, embarrassing growths melt away.

Although it does not eliminate the HPV virus, it can eliminate the emotional pain and embarrassment of genital warts, restoring quality of life.

Tyginta is easy to use – it is applied with a brush directly to the site of the wart– and it is completely private, so no one will know you’re treating genital warts but you.

Our innovative product penetrates deeply below the skin’s surface to reach the root of your warts, attacking the wart at its core and effectively erasing it.

If you are suffering from genital warts, try Tyginta today.

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