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  • 1 day ago

    Question about dark spot on penis shaft and soreness/throbbing sensation

    Hello all, I have had a dark purple/dark blue spot (a circle about half an inch in diameter) on my penis shaft, just below the penis head, for about 8 months now. It hasn't bothered me until recently. Recently, I have been getting a pain/throbbing sensation in that spot multiple times a day. When the throbbing happens it lasts less than a minute and then goes away. I am now very concerned due to the pain. And it happens at random times during the day and night. (It also looks like the spot is....
  • 7 days ago

    Problems with Foreskin

    I'm 16. Ever since I remember I've had problems retracting my foreskin. People my age can do it but I can't. I try to pull my foreskin when I'm flaccid but after a while the hole seems too small for me to continue. If I still go on the foreskin rolls on itself till it reaches the base of the head. My smegma accumulates quickly and it's making it really smelly.
  • 2 days ago

    Help with a sexual problem.

    I am a 52 year old male in great physical shape. I am with a partner finally I have been trying/waiting years to be with. She turns me on greatly/easily and I have NO erection problem. I just can't orgasm. We go for long sessions sometimes 2-3 hours. I maintain my erection but can't get over the edge. I think it is making her feel bad. We have a great relationship out of bed and I don't want to lose her.
  • 2 days ago

    Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise

    A new vaccine for genital herpes could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say. The vaccine has proven effective in animals against herpes simplex virus 2, the sexually transmitted virus that causes genital herpes, according to a new report. You can read more here: What do you think about this news? Would you get the vaccine?
  • 2 days ago

    What You Should Know About Antibiotic-Resistant STDs

    Infectious diseases specialist Kristin Englund, MD, has not seen a patient with antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea -- yet. But The sexually transmitted disease is among infections that are becoming most difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance. Learn more about which STDs are causing the most concern, and what this means here:
  • 3 days ago

    Burning nerve pain under buttock

    A year and a half ago I had protected sex with someone and I did not know their std status. A couple weeks later I developed a burning pain underneath my left buttock where my underwear sits. It started to also occur in my right buttock with occasional feelings like a hair is being pulled or a bug bite. The burning felt sort of like a sunburn but there was nothing physically there and it doesn't hurt to touch. I was very paranoid that it could be related to herpes. Long story short, I saw two....
  • Should I tell...??

    I recently started a sexual relationship with someone I care about a great deal. We've had unprotected sex twice, with only a short conversation ("'are u clean?' 'Yes, I'm also on prep.'") prior to having sex. About 6 months ago I discovered that I'd contracted type 2/genital herpes. I've learned a little about the virus, in that, it's most contagious and easiest to pass along during an outbreak, at which point in time, sexual contact should be avoided....
  • 3 days ago

    Seeking analysis of urinalysis results for potential infection

    Hello, about 7 days after having (protected) sex with someone for the first time, the tip of my penis becomes red whenever I ejaculate. If I repeatedly clean up (I don't use soap) the trace amounts of ejaculate that come out of the tip of my penis in the hour that follows, the redness is lessened, which makes me think something in the chemistry of my sperm has changed. I tested negative for every common STI and then was referred to a resident urologist, who ran some urinalysis tests. I got the....
  • 4 days ago

    Erectile Dysfunction: L-Citrulline vs. L-Arginine; Risk of Herpes Outbreak?

    I've been struggling with libido/erection problems since I started taking Zoloft for anxiety/depression. I've eliminated alcohol and junk-food from my diet and added more exercise into my life, But while these adjustments have lead to many positive physical improvements in my body, sexual performance isn't one of them. After lots of research on effective ways to combat anti-depressant induced sexual dysfunction, I purchased a bottle of L-Citrulline pills (1200mg). Yesterday was my first....
  • 4 days ago

    Std or not?

    I found a lump on the edge of my vagina lip. It is smooth and is not painful or itchy at all. It was a little bigger than usual shaving bumps I get. I popped it and a little white came out then just clear. It's starting to go away but I'm very worried because ive never had any bump like that down there before