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Monday, May 31, 2010 cilla, Community Member, asks

Q: Why is my boyfriend getting red bumps on his penis after we have sex?

My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 months. Recently after we have sex he has noticed some itchiness and small red bumps on his penis. They go away after a couple of days this wasnt happening when we first started having sex. Ive been tested for stds and came out ok. We have sex maybe twice a day and then usually in the mornings. Any information would be helpful thanks

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Paul, Community Member
6/ 1/10 3:46pm

Does he use condoms? There are people allergic to latex which is predominantly used in those.

This article lists symptoms, some serious. The mild symptoms are itching, skin redness, hives or a rash. There are more potentially serious symptoms listed in that article.


Then think about anything you or he use in the genital area that might be responsible, like lubricants, soaps, perfumes, lotions, anything at all and try eliminating those one at a time.


He should then be tested for any std's or infection too, but it sounds like he is having a reaction to something. If nothing works, he should discuss this with his doctor.

shazuki, Community Member
12/26/10 9:32pm

hello cilla,

me and my partner are having the same problems. did you end up finding out what it was coursed from if you do can you please let me know.they never came when we first were having sex either its only been the last few months please write back if so that would be great

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By cilla, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/05/14, First Published: 05/31/10