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What are these small white bumps around the head of my penis?

I have small, white bumps around the bottom of the head of my penis. What are these? Can they be transmitted through oral sex?

Do STDs ever develop on their own?

If I had sex with my girlfriend, and neither of us has a sexually transmitted disease (STD), can an STD form on its own? Also, I’ve had unprotected sex with my girlfriend using baby oil, and now I have little pimples or blisters on the bottom of my head of my penis. Could that be from the baby oil? Or could it be something else?

Can you get genital herpes from oral sex...with a prostitute?

I’m a 22-year-old male. I always had protected sex with only one girlfriend. Then, six months ago, I got drunk at a bachelor party and received oral sex from a prostitute. I’ve developed red bumps with white heads that come and go in the area around my penis. The most recent bump is larger, darker red and filled with pus (like a large pimple) and is now getting smaller and a little crusty around the edges. I also have similar bumps on the edges of my eyelids and around my mouth. I’m concerned...what do you think?

After having sex with me, my partner got bumps on his penis, but I don’t have symptoms...could it be an STD?

A guy I had sex with told me he’d gotten some pimple-like bumps all over his penis. The bumps hurt until he popped them. He also said it hurt to pee. He’s had sex with other people, but he only got the bumps after he had sex with me. We both got tested for STDs and we’re both negative...but I’m concerned. Could something else have caused those bumps?

I have whiteheads at the base of my penis...can I do something about them?

I’m worried because my penis has a large number of whiteheads around its base. Is there a way to get rid of them so I can have clear skin? 

I’ve always had these small bumps on my penis...they’re similar to the ones around nipples on girls. What are they?

I’ve always had these small bumps on my penis...they’re similar to the ones around nipples on girls. What are they? Can I get rid of them? They’re not painful unless I pick at them like a pimple. I’ve had the same sexual partner for four years so I’m pretty sure I don’t have an STD. Please help!

We’ve been having sex for over a year, but now I’ve noticed some red and itchy bumps...do I have an STD?

I’ve been having sex with my wife for the last year without any problems. But last week, I found something that looks like a pimple on my penis. It’s red and itchy. It went away after a few days, but after we had sex tonight, I found two more bumps on the other side of my penis. Do I have an STD?

I haven’t had sex yet, but I have bumps on my scrotum and penis. What are they?

I think I may have a venereal disease. I'm 19 and haven't had sex…I have some bumps on my scrotum at the base of each hair and these bumps around the ridge of my penis head that look like pimples. I've had these for about three years, possibly longer. I'm scared as I’ve entered my first real relationship where sex is inevitable...can you tell me what I have?