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Hi, about a week and a half ago I noticed that these bumps had appeared on the lower part of the penis head, with another on the shaft. They don't really stand out to the naked eye, and I was pulling the skin taut in the attached photos so they would be easier to see. I'm not convinced that they're the result of an STI/STD, mainly because I haven't been sexually active lately. The only change in my sexual habits is that I ran out of my usual silicone based lube and for several weeks masturbated using olive oil. I'm acne prone, and I'm sure that if I were to aggressively rub olive oil into my face daily for several weeks I would likely have a break out. So I'm also wondering if maybe the bumps are just a result of the olive oil, since they do look like they may contain pus. I do plan to see my doctor within the next few days, but any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

Hi John,

I was reading your story and as I soon as I hit the "olive oil" part I fell out of my chair. When I got back in it, I commenced to writing this response to you, but WHAT do you use olive oil FOR exactly? :-) There's your problem mate.

Cheers and stick with your original lube choice,

John Brice

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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.


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

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

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

*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)

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*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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