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cuts on penis

Hi, I have had a problem with cuts on my penis for some time now, it started back in January 2008, I had sex with my wife, pretty rough sex, on 31st December 2007. In/around early January I noticed small paper thin cut on my penis, I applied vaseline and it went eventually, however it has happened again after I either had sex or masturbated, I should add that I do not use lubrication. I do try and abstain from sex to allow time for cuts to heal but I do no tseem to leave it long enough, this time I intend to leave it 3/4 weeks. I have read similar stories which is reasurring because first of all I thought it was Herpes, even though I have not had sex with anyone other than my wife and she likewise. Obviously it is now April and this has been going on for some time, I have seen my GP and she seemed to think it was friction from the sex, or rather she accepted my diagnosis, I guess if it continues I should see a dermatologist? Any advice regards cream etc would be appreciated. Thank you, Tony  


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Hi Tonyb108,

I don't want to rain on your parade, but you might have herpes type 1. I had the similiar situation after having sex with my x-boyfriend. I noticed a small paper cut on my private area and I put vaseline on it and it went away. The next time we had sex I noticed the paper cut again but this time I felt really irratated down below so I started itching and the skin kind of bubbled up, but it didn't break. I put some stuff on it and it went down. I had a herpes blood test done and it came back positive for type 1 herpes. I have'nt been in the best of moods since then. I feel really sad and I think the virus is affecting me in other ways. I hope for your sake that the cuts are just from rough sex. I wouldn't push it to the side though, because I have had rough sex before and nothing like that ever happened to me. Good luck.
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Hi,

I understand your concern.However at this point,scratch like lesions ( allow me to use the term lesions ) do not seem to fit any specific pattern of skin disease. I would agree that this may be caused by mild skin irritation during sexual activity .The penile skin is fragile and sensitive.During sex ,this may be sloughed off, mild abrasions may occur. It is best to continue observing this. At this point, if this shows any signs of pain ,swelling or discharge then you may need some medications. Have an initial assessment by your dermatologist to allay your worries.Although, I personally think this is not due to an infection.
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Hi.  I am a 38 y.o. male and I recently suffered from small thin cut-like ruptures of the skin between my circumcision scar and the head of my penis, after wild sex.  As Dr. Lacuesta said, the skin of the penis is very fragile and it can brake easily through rough sex or intense masturbation without the proper use of lubricants.  I looked all over internet for info. since I was too shy to go to my doctor and followed the recommendations given in this same forum.  I wash my penis twice a day with oatmeal soap (while taking a shower).  Then, I dry my penis well with a soft towel and apply Neosporin (or any other triple antibiotic) cream on the cuts.  Do not use alcohol or witch hazel since those can irritate the penis.  In a week I was healed.  Try to use lots of water-based lubricant when having intercourse and be gentle with your tool when you masturbate or used lube to avoid skin abrasions if you are too horny to be gentle.  LOL.  I hope you get better soon.
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