Pearly Penile Papules – are they as scary as you might think?

I know that the first time You see these formations on your penis , you might get panic  stricken.

Your head will start spinning , with bunch of questions like: cancer, STD…, what the ….., and so on..!

Well, just to let you know that the bumps like pearly penile papules are not as scary as they look, an they can be treated.

What the penile papules are not:

To set your mind at ease from the start, pearly penile papules are completely benign. Many men mistakenly think they have acquired a sexually transmitted disease or developed genital warts when they first notice the lumps. They are not a symptom of an STD. There is really no known reason why the bumps form, but it has nothing to do with sexual activity or personal hygiene. If you are experiencing discharge or see a yellowish-white color, you probably have a clogged gland or sebaceous cyst instead. Either way, having a doctor look at it is wise.

What they are:

Pearly penile papules are tiny bumps that ring the rim of the penis head. They are typically flesh-colored or a little lighter and have a smooth dome shape. Interestingly, they also seem to form in organized rows, like a string of pearls. There are no harmful effects other than some possible sensitivity that may be uncomfortable during sex or other activities.

Actually, these bumps are very common, especially among men in their twenties and thirties. Uncircumcised men also report a high occurrence of the papules as well. Throughout your lifetime, it is possible that the bumps will appear and disappear on their own. Even though they are harmless, do not pick at them or try to pop them. You can cause some serious damage- scarring and infection can occur. See a doctor if they bother you.






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Is Pearly Penile Papules a Contagious Disease?

Pearly penile papules is a disease which affects a large share of men population. Well known for its little bumps situated on the top of the penis, pearly penile papules or Hirsuties Papillaris Genitalisas it is known in the medical world, is one of those conditions which affect more men’s self-esteem and pride than it actually harms the part of the body where is situated. One reason for which men are highly terrified about this disease is the fact that their partners may see the little bumps and refuse to have any sexual activity with them until those little bumps will go away.

There is nothing more “painful” for a man than being laughed at or avoided because of some condition their penis has. This is why, if you suffer from penile papules you will want to get rid of them as soon as possible, but until then you will also want your partner to know what exactly is this condition all about.

Are The Penile Papules Contagious?

The first thing you and your partner have to be aware is that these papules are not contagious. Because it is a skin condition characteristic to men and has no connection with the STD, the pearly penile papules will not be transmitted through sexual intercourse or any other way. In fact, there is no way through which these small bumps will be transmitted from one partner to another.

To understand it better, let’s make a simple comparison with acne. Both of them are skin conditions and as you will know, acne is not a contagious condition, well neither are those little bumps. Even though their nature is not the same and the consistence of the bumps present in acne and in pearly penile papules are not the same, this is a good comparison in order for you or your partner to understand better what pearly penile papules are.

Only by making it clear to yourself and your partner that pearly penile papules is not a contagious disease will you be able to make progresses in ignoring this condition and move on with your sexual life as if nothing happened. So, even though it may take a little time to get used with the idea that the papules will be there for a period of time, you still know for sure that they will not affect, in any way your partner.

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