Sexually Transmitted Diseases/spots on my penis

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Hi, i'm 18 years old and recently participated in unprotected sex, and i now have red spots coming up on my penis. Is this something to be worried about as i have became quite nervous,
Many thanks
Jake

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Hi Jake,

The pattern of redness and diffuse swelling would indicate a contact friction rash. When you're having unprotected sex or even masturbation and you're not using some form of lubrication, you're going to get something that looks just like that. Condoms are preferable because they usually already come pre-lubricated and unless you're in a monogamous relationship with this person AND know their status, then I wouldn't make the error twice! Hydrocortisone cream works wonders if applied once or twice daily, but if this doesn't go away in a few days on its own, with or without treatment, then I would consult a primary care provider or specialist because it could evolve into a fungal treatment and you'll need to be seen under a physician's care. Best wishes and stay safe.

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.

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.

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