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Laser hair removal and HPV

By Anonymous April 24, 2012 - 8:13pm
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If a person can get HPV from sex toys, could it also be transmitted from the laser hair removal tool if it hadn't been cleaned properly?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. HPV infection occurs when the virus enters your body through a cut, abrasion or small tear in the outer layer of your skin. The virus is transferred primarily by skin-to-skin contact.

Genital HPV infections are contracted through sexual intercourse, anal sex and other skin-to-skin contact in the genital region. Some HPV infections that result in oral or upper respiratory lesions are contracted through oral sex.

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