multiple partners. The diagnosis of genital warts could be determined by collecting cells from the cervix during pap smear (Nordqvis, 2017). Molluscum contagiosum is both a sexually transmitted disease as well as a viral infection. They are described as painless lesions in the genital area, which are white or bone colored (Ball et al., 2015). These lesions generally vary from the size of a pinhead to a pencil eraser and are generally have a tiny pit in the center. Molluscum contagiosum is transferred through sexual contact and direct skin contact (Boskey, 2019). The virus can survive on surfaces touched by an individual with molluscum contagiosum, which enables the virus to bind to apparel and toys making it easy to contact the virus by handling these same items (Giorgi, 2018). Vaginal cysts are painless, sacs of air, liquid, or pus located on or under the lining of the vagina. Most women show no indications of vaginal cysts, except a small protruding lump from the vagina wall. Some women may complain about sexual discomfort (Cafasso, 2018). The cause of a vaginal cyst is generally determined by a tear during childbirth or surgery. During a pap smear or pelvic examination, lumps are often discovered by the advanced practice nurse (Fletcher, 2017). Genital herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The disease usually spreads through immediate genital contact with the skin or secretions of an infected person. This can occur during sex, including anal and oral sex. Symptoms include elevated temperatures, swollen lymph nodes, tiny liquid-filled vesicles that split open to create painful ulcers (Oseso, Magaret, Jerome, Fox, & Wald, 2016).
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- Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Human papillomavirus