How are genital warts transmitted?

Genital warts are mainly transmitted through sexual contact and are classified as sexually transmitted diseases.

If the skin and mucous membranes of your genital organs are rubbed with the skin or mucous membranes of an infected individual, the virus enters your epithelium and may start causing infection.

The most common ways of transmission are vaginal and anal intercourse. Transmission through oral sex and rubbing of the genital area with infected fingers or sex toys is also possible.