Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Very small red spots

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I noticed after having sex with my girlfriend last night that I had a few very small very faint red spots on my penis. They don't hurt at all and if I didn't see them I wouldn't know they were there. I have always been careful when having sex. Just want an opinion before I spend tons of money on a doctor. Thank You

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Hi John,

They could just be friction burns. I have received a lot of responses from guys asking the exact same thing and they typically heal in 2-3 days, but you can make them heal much quicker by applying a dab or two of hydrocortisone to reduce the swelling and inflammation. This is to be expected because of the lack of lubrication between the penis and the vagina, which is why its recommended for couples to experiment with buying water-based lubricant. I recommend KY.

Best wishes,

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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