Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Is this herpes?

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herpes?
herpes?  

herpes?
herpes?  
Ok i have never had a bump on my penis ever! Im just freaking out here i just got out of a 10 year relationship and i started dating. And im using protection but i heard condoms dont stop herpes. So im wondering if these bumps are herpes or some type allergic reaction to these fire and ice condom. I just dont know im really freaked out i just want to know do these small bumps  look like herpes or what? And if this doesn't look like herpes any suggestions on a cream that would make these go away?

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Hi Ken,

They are sebaceous cysts and NO you shouldn't pop them because they will scar and then you'll be dealing with a whole nother set of problems :P The best advice is to let them heal and disappear on their on, but they do take awhile to do that and they can come back.

Your penis isn't the same as your face, back, or chest and so if you see something there that resembles a pimple-please leave it alone. This is known as Fordyce's which is a common and non-pathological condition. You have an extremely mild case, so I wouldn't be to concerned with it. You can have them removed in-house by a dermatologist, but it can be costly. I have been living with them for over a decade and I just ignore them; its a waste of effort really. If you have follow-up let me know.

Cheers,

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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