Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Std scare


QUESTION: Hi thanks for taking the time to answer my question.ive been having this weird rash that comes and goes each day sometimes I can't see it and sometimes I can. I usually see the rash when I walk a lot or when am at work where I work outside. ive been having really bad anxiety about this also.

Here is a picture where I can see the redness  clear.

ANSWER: Hi David,

You've been sending my quite a lot of queries lately and this one is just like the others. There is nothing wrong with your body and the redness you see is flushness that is neither abnormal nor alarming. After a long hard day at work or in the sun or exercise wouldn't you expect your skin to appear flushed? The fascia or tissue underneath the surface of your glans is a collection of hollow tubules called the corpus cavernosum. It fills with blood and causes your penis to both become enlarged (and engorged during arousal) and it changes color with the presence of blood as it fills the tubular network. If you want to test my theory out try taking a lukewarm to semi-cool shower after you've had a normal day and see what "color" your penis tends to take on and compare the two pictures. The color will not be quite as bright as you see in this picture. Let me know what your findings are!



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QUESTION: I took a picture after a shower and your right the redness does go away! But for some reason I've been having anxiety about this and I always look at my penis to check if there is redness at least 5+ times a day. I've been wanting to go get tested just to make sure it's not a std just so I can put this behind me and move on with my life. What do you think?
Thanks john.

Go ahead if it makes you feel better, but if everything comes out clean I hope you're willing to accept my very well written argument :) And stop checking THAT many times, it makes you paranoid. Then you'll start believing in anything, like aliens and brain probes and alternate realities!

Best wishes,


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John Brice


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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