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Itchy rash with red bumps above penis after vigorous sex

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Lately, after vigorous sex with my girlfriend, I that the next dayI have an itchy rash with a few red bumps (nothing that ever breaks the skin or oozes etc.) above my penis. Nothing on my penis or scrotum area, just the area right above the base of my penis then narrowing as it goes upward. It goes away after two days or so and only appears again after sex. It is worse when she is on top during sex. We always use a condom - Lifestyle lubricated. But it seems if I had some kind of reaction to the condom or lubricant, that it would appear on my penis as well. Nothing there at all.
Could this be caused just by friction and stubble in her pubic hair region? She has very course hair and when she has not trimmed lately, it is very noticeable? When we get together we usually have sex several times that night and again early in the morning so that area gets quite a workout. She has no symptoms of any kind. Any ideas? I've been treating with 1% hydrocortisone.


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replied August 17th, 2007
Sexual Health - Men Answer A3168
According to your description (itching rash at the base of the penis and above in the pubic area that shows up after sex), you could be experiecning contact dermatitis caused by physical irritation (friction) from the sharp hairs of your girlfriend’s pubic region. Hydrocortisone balsam is useful in cases of contact dermatitis. For a precise diagnosis, you can follow up with a dermatologist.


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