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I was wondering if you could identify what the small red bumps under the head of my penis are
They do not hurt or itch if i leave them be but if i press down with decent pressure on the top and bottom of the head of my penis, it may hurt slightly
I noticed this about an year ago and im 18 and still a virgin
Thanks a lot
Toronto canada

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Danny,

They're called Fordyce spots and are basically pimples, except they can appear on your scrotum, penis, and even on your mouth. They are considered genetically inherited, so don't think of it as anything wrong with you and please, please don't pop them! It will hurt like hell and you can scar yourself. Plus, the risk on infection is so much greater because bacteria love the damp, dark places in your groin. They can heal on their own but they can also come back as well, so this is something nearly everyone just gets used to seeing from time to time. Even I have them. If you have follow up let me know.

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

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3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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