Hpv (genital warts) can be transmitted in two ways. 1. Fluid to fluid through intercourse: vaginally, anally, and or orally. 2. Skin to skin contact: the actual wart touching one's genitals. It is impossible to be spread via water or any other form. Hope to help.
People reading this need to be informed that HPV warts, which I, unfortunately, have on many areas of my body, can spread quickly. I was given a biopsy to ascertain that I did have warts, and not another skin condition causing the bumps on my skin. My point: YES, you CAN have HPV warts outside of the genital area. And YES, they can spread easily and quickly, and onto other people when there is skin contact.
People who are massage therapists should be aware of this. At the time I was misdiagnosed with a different skin condition that supposedly was not contagious, I had been getting occasional body massages. The friend who worked on me informed me that believed that the virus spread onto her skin -- she now has them too.