If you’re a virgin and have CIN 1, and your doctor won’t believe you’re a virgin, it’s highly recommended that you find yourself a new doctor.
That’s because virgins CAN get cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, which is precancer of the cervix.
Sexual Intercourse Not Required to Get CIN 1
“CIN is caused most commonly by human papilloma virus (HPV), which is sexually transmitted,” says Mylaine Riobe, MD, founder of Riobe Institute of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Riobe, board certified in OB/GYN and integrative medicine, is the author of “The Answer to Cancer.”
“As far as being a virgin, technically, vaginal penetration is not required to contract HPV,” continues Dr. Riobe. “It infects the vagina and vulva (the area surrounding the vagina).
“It’s important to know that condoms do not protect against HPV because it’s not isolated to the penis and also infects the area surrounding the penis.
“Any significant skin to skin contact in that area can lead to infection.”
If you’re worried about contracting CIN 1, you need to do more than just avoid having sex.
You need go avoid any kind of genital interaction, even if it’s just hand to genitals.
The HPV can be contracted via the hands, in that once on a finger, for instance, you may then touch somewhere on your body through which the virus then enters.
It can lie dormant for years, then manifest as CIN 1, though this is not likely.
Possible, but not likely.
Vaccination to Prevent CIN 1 in Virgins
“This vaccine is indicated for females and males ages 9-26 to prevent certain forms of cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina and anus caused by various strains of HPV,” says Dr. Riobe.
“Vaccination does not prevent progression of infection contracted prior to obtaining the vaccine, nor does it preclude the need for continued cancer screening.”
In summary, being a virgin does not protect against CIN 1 – unless you and your partner also avoid any other kind of genital activities.
Dr. Riobe has helped thousands of patients overcome difficult illnesses by addressing root causes, not just masking symptoms. She has over 15 years’ experience using integrative techniques to treat diverse patients.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.