Sexually Transmitted Diseases/red bumps on penis shaft

Advertisement


Question
Penis Shaft
Penis Shaft  
Hi,
I have been sexually active with only one girl for several months now. We didn't have sex for 5 days and yesterday we had sex. This morning I noticed multiple red bumps on only my penis shaft. They are soft and do not hurt but itch from time to time. It is not painful to urinate and there is no discharge. I would like to know if this appears to be an std as I couldn't find any pictures like it over the internet. Thanks for your help

Answer
What you see is the result of friction when you had sex with your partner. The red marks are quite normal and occur occasionally during intercourse and masturbation, but they generally go away on their own. They may return every time you have intercourse, but it is not an indication of an STI. Your question is a very common one, so if it continues to bother you, I would suggest to make an appointment with your primary care provider or specialist, like a dermatologist. Stay safe friend.

John

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


John Brice

Expertise

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.

Experience

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

Awards and Honors
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.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.