Herpes rarely occurs in the area you describe. Red bumps in the pubic hair area most likely are folliculitis (hair follicle infection) and are often brought on by shaving. Also, herpes symptoms cannot show up 12 hours after catching it--never. Of course the way to know is to see a personal health care provider.
1) Nope, doesn't sound like herpes or any other STD.
2) Aside from folliculitis and confidence it isn't herpes, I will not speculate about the cause.
3) See a provider and accept his or her advice about testing for herpes or other STDs. From your description, I doubt it is necessary.
Thanks for letting me know, Jeremy. Much appreciated.
The doc today agreed it was not herpes. He diagnosed it as molluscum contagiosum. This is still confusing since the symptoms showed up the day after sex, but the ASHASTD and other sites all expect a much longer incubation period. Still, I'm thankful it was nothing worse.
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