I have had these bump on my glans for a while and was wondering if they are an sti/std

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imageFor some background, I am a 23 year old virgin and have had these bumps ever for as long as I can remember (7+ years). I admittedly masturbate without any lubricant atleast once or twice a day and don't always wash off afterwards with water simply wiping away (speaking of my penis after ejaculation as I suspect this may be caused by hygiene). Recently due to CORVID-19, I have been masturbating more often and these bumps have been getting more and more sensitive and noticeable. I was hoping for some help diagnosing these bumps, since I have been obsessing over them for weeks now, and I am still not sure if this is a combination of poor hygiene and frequent masturbation or an std. I will be getting an STD test soon once everything has settled down, but was hoping to get some advice in the mean time.

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    Hi jamie,

    You are not at risk of an STD if you're still a virgin! The problem you have is quite common, which is dry skin and irritation from friction (e.g. from dry masturbation).

    You should consider applying a moisturising cream to the glans at least three times a day (e.g. Aveeno, E45, Diprobase, coconut oil etc) and washing with a moisturising soap/gel (e.g. Oilatum soap, Aveeno Body wash, etc).

    Adhari

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      Thank you for your response adhari. I know that STDs mainly occur due to as the name states sex, but I had been worried as I had thought it could have been an STI/STD passed on from my parents during birth (fear just warps with reasoning). Thank you again for the quick and well-written response and I'll be sure on taking your advice.

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      Photos don't lie, so take some photos of the glans maybe 3-4 weeks into your programme of intensive moisturising as you already have some 'before' photos for comparison.

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