Sexually Transmitted Diseases/STD or yeast infection?


Hi, i've recently noticed these little white bumps on my vagina, they aren't big and they don't hurt, and are not in clusters. most recently, i've noticed these cuts, and tears. One of them looks like a paper cut. Just a thin red line that feels like a paper cut on my labia. and on the top of everything this is a tear. I'm scared it's an STD ): Please help...the picture is of what it looks like

Hi Taylor,

The bumps are called genital papillae and are not associated with STI's. They are present on a large number of sexually developing adults and do reflect any disease or abnormality; they're just "there." As for the "tear," I really don't know what that could be, but since you complained that it hurts, you should get it checked out!

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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*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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