From syphilis to gonorrhea, it’s safe to say that we’ve got quite a good handle on most STIs, but there’s one confusing, wily MFer that’s a lot tougher to grasp.

I’m talking about HPV – a heavily misunderstood condition that affects more people than you think. Today, I want to set some things straight.

Anyone can get HPV, even nuns.

Even if you’ve never had sex, or had sex with one person and used condoms – you can get the virus, but it’s not all gloom and doom. Not all strains of HPV are lethal or even symptomatic.

Which strains do we have to look out for? In this episode, I’m kicking off a little series on HPV.



“Even if you have sex with a single partner and use condoms every single time, there is an 80% chance you’re going to acquire HPV in your lifetime.” -Heather Bartos  


3 Things We Learned From This Episode

  • Why you shouldn’t immediately panic after an HPV diagnosis
  • The link between HPV and cervical cancer
  • Why an HPV diagnosis doesn’t mean someone cheated on their partner