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So about 2.5 weeks ago I had a sexual encounter with a woman. Condom was used for vaginal intercourse but not for oral. I am not one to hook up with random people but in a spur of the moment thing it happened and now I’m nervous. 3 days ago I noticed a spot on my penis that was red and a little sore when touched(maybe half inch long by 1/4 inch wide). The soreness lasted about 24 hours and now it is not sore at all. After I saw the spot I panicked thinking I have caught something and looked up stis. The only one that might make sense is herpes. I have read about every publication I can find about it with varying results. So aside from the soreness,I have been looking extensively at the spot, and I possibly might see one small bump depending what way I shine a light or pull the skin. It has since gotten less red but still I am very nervous. I don’t have any pain when urinating or any flu like symptoms. But the 2 day- 2 week time frame seemed about right. Most articles I read said bumps would start within 24 hours of the notice of redness or irritation. I’m not sure how noticeable the blisters are or how fast from a slight bump to blister and ulcer they become. I wanted to add pictures but it keeps telling me my pictures are to big. If anyone can help me based off what I have said I would really appreciate your input. Thank you very much 

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It may have just been a friction irritation from any number of factors during sex (i.e. the condom, teeth, actual intercourse, etc.), as that can happen from time to time.

It's hard to make an educated guess at what it might be without some sort of visual. Try using https://imgbb.com for pictures, just as a recommendation.

Hope this helps!

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It hard to tell from the photos, but it doesn't look characteristically like HSV as described elsewhere on this forum. Someone with more experience please feel free to address this as well.

Do you have a habit of masturbating often and/or aggressively? If so, it could still be friction agitation that recently popped up when you took notice. I don't see any unusual bumps that you mention, just normal papulles.

If it continues to get worse over the next several days, then you may want to pay a visit to your PCP or a Dermatologist. If you find yourself continuosly stressed about the issue, go get tested, as that's the closest way to getting a definite answer. Hope this helps. 

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Please. Does anyone else have any input. I do masterbate some and that was when I noticed it actually. I felt something that had a slight soreness when I started to do it. So that is possible. But if anyone else can please help I’d appreciate it. 

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Although the pictures are suspicious, I think it's important to point out you didn't have pain, blisters and it will burn like paper cuts.  You are correct about the blisters that would appear later.  Sometimes the light shine looks like blisters and isn't. When I had blisters I knew it. 

HSV 2 really doesn't like the mouth area.

No fever is a good sign as well. You seem clear.

Best bet is getting a PCR in that red area, but that's only for your peace of mind. Another is getting igG at 12 weeks. And you can also test her to know immediatly.

It's also important to note that the base area would be red not the shaft itself because it was covered by a condom


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