Sexually Transmitted Diseases/what is that?

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I havent had any sexual intercourse with anyone since birth, I'm 25. but when I was teenager a already got this. it can't be STD because I didnt have intercourse with any. But what is this underneath my penis?

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Hi James,

They are known as pearly penile papules and are relatively common in a great deal of men; I have them myself. They are not caused by any disease or ailment, but appear to be a hereditary skin condition. They appearance of your first two at your age is quite remarkable at most men would have noticed them much sooner, but they tend to appear only on the corona (as in your case) and can spread along the rim. They can be removed by in-house procedure by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, but I've never considered mine to be that kind of deterrence. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

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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