Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Possible STI

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Penis head
Penis head  
I've been having frequent sex lately, probably 3 partners within the last 2 months and just the other day I noticed a red spot on my penis towards my pee hole, or urethra opening whichever, and it's just a collection of red dots. They don't appear to be filled with anything and they don't bother or irritate me whatsoever. I've had something similar before after rough intercourse but it cleared up and these have been here for about a week now. I am also uncircumcised and have an active sex life.

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Dale,

Those are abrasions and will clear up on their own, but they are not an indication of a disease. They are an indication that you probably do not use a silicone or water based lubricant during sexual activity, which would significantly reduce your chance of getting them. Even more so if you're using a barrier method. A few dabs of hydrocortisone cream on the spots will help them heal faster, but they go away within a few days. Any follow up?

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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.

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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

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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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