Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Pimples on my penile shaft


Pimples on my penile shaft
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White spots and more pimples
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Hey I got a blowjob middle of September in 2015. A week later I started noticing pimples on my penile shaft which don't hurt,itch, or bother me unless I pinch them. The only way they bother me is by me looking at them.It's been 6 months since the blowjob and I think there more growing but at this moment there small so that's why I can't get a good picture of them. In addition, there is this white marks on my corona ring which I had for couple of months and just like the pimple they don't bother me but if I though them hard they sting. There are bunch of red dots on the left and right side of my penis. I googled that as best I can and from what I can tell they are a sign of blantities or something. I'm not worried about the red dots but the white spots, and pimples on my penile shaft is worrying me. I got tested for chylamedia and gonnerea and came back negative and haven't been in a sexually active since that blowjob which was six months ago. Is it possible this is an STD and if it is which one could this be.

Hello Atif,
Congratulations on the BJ! Blemishes occur on the skin everywhere, including the skin of the penis. The bumps which you notice are difficult for me to see in the photos, however they are NOT associated with STDs. This is NOT balanitis, which is acute swelling, itching and irritation associated usually caused by a skin fungus.  This usually involves the foreskin of the penis.  It is good that you were tested for both gonorrhea and chlamydia, by the way!!

You may wish to apply plain table vinegar to the skin of your penis for about 30 seconds, and observe for any skin coloration changes.  If areas look really, really white, than we must suspect either an acute scratch, or HPV infection.  

Good luck!

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Mark P. Behar


Almost any question or concern about gay men's health issues, sexually transmitted infections, abnormal Pap smears, anal cytology (anal "Pap smears"), etc. There is no such thing as “d/d free” or “clean” (free of infection), so why do so many of us deceive ourselves into thinking that some people are indeed totally free from a potentially infectious disease, like HIV, herpes, hepatitis, syphilis, chlamydia, warts, gonorrhea, etc., just because they say so? Clinical laboratory tests are not perfect, and having a “negative” or “nonreactive” test does not mean that a person is free from infection. Perhaps at the moment the test was taken, the person was uninfected; or, perhaps, the test wasn’t sensitive enough to detect presence of the infection. There is really no way that anyone can determine that they are truly “disease free,” and there are over a hundred of infectious conditions that can be spread without your knowing anything. Rather than trying to “pre-screen” or “serosort” a potential sex-mate with deceptive questions that are impossible to know by today’s technologies, a wiser option may be to consider everyone infected with something, and either use appropriate protective measures (“safer sex”), or accept the responsibility and consequences of possibly “catching” something from someone who’s hotter than expected (pun intended!). There is much research that supports the contention that an HIV positive person reliably taking HIV medications, and having an undetectable viral load, presents a lower risk for transmission of HIV than people who may think or say they are HIV negative, but are not. Food for thought!


Family Practice PA since 1981; Volunteer Clinician for Brady East STD (BESTD) Clinic, Milwaukee, since 1977; answered STD questions submitted to their web site. Professionally lectured at national and regional Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner conferences, and at national gay & lesbian health conferences on topics including HIV/AIDS, herpes, hepatitis, STDs, human papilloma virus (the cause of venereal warts), abnormal Pap smears, gay and lesbian health issues, among others.

Co-Founder, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Gay Physician Assistant Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc.; American Academy of Physician Assistants; Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants; National Co-Chair (2012-16), National Association of Black and White Men Together: A Gay, Multiracial Organization for All People (NABWMT)

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAPA) Q Visions, Quarterly Newsletter of the NABWMT

Bachelor's of Arts, 1972 (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI) Graduate Credits Experimental Psychology, 1972-75 (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) Physician Assistant, Bachelor's of Science, 1981 (George Washington University, Washington, DC); Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, 2000 (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE)

Awards and Honors
Colposcopy Recognition Award (CRA), the American Association of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology; Distinguished Fellow, Clinical Preceptor, American Academy of Physician Assistants; Fellow, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants

Past/Present Clients
Brady East STD Clinic, Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (Martin Luther King Heritage Health Center), Dept. of Family Medicine and Early Intervention Program for HIV Infected Persons

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