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Sunday, July 06, 2008 somegirl, Community Member, asks

Q: i have to small bumps like pimples on the outside of my vagina lips and i shave so is it like herpes

the outside of my vagina like on the outside lips one on the left and one on the right , they are like pimples really small doesnt hurt or anything but they scare me cause i dont want to have anything , back in april , i was with one guy all he did was rub on me i am still a virgin but his u know had touched me but did not go in me, or around where the pimple like things our, so i also shave so could that just be like a ingrown hair maybe or what ?  please give me some information. i am 18 years old also.

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healthgal, Health Pro
7/ 7/08 9:54pm

A herpes breakout comes and goes and typically painful vesicles usually form that tend to open up and "weep fluid" so it's unlikely that's what you have.  That being said, you do need to realize that if you have unprotected skin to skin contact with a man who harbors herpes - that is an easy transmission to you - so condom use at all times plus knowing your partners sexual history is really important - even without sexual intercourse taking place.

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By somegirl, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/18/12, First Published: 07/06/08