I have little white spots/dots/pimples over my scrotum and my penis. What could they be?
I have little white spots/dots/pimples all over my scrotum and the base of my penis.
I'm not sure for how long i've had them, but i think i first noticed them when i started masturbating (about 1 and a 1/2 years ago). They are no bigger than 1mm wide and hardly 1/4 of a mm high. Sometimes my scrotum is itchy but the skin under my pubic hair above my penis is itchy almost every day.
I have never had sex. What could they be?
Hi there, thanks for your question. It's great that you are concerned about what's happening in your genital area and taking steps to find out what it could be.
Many people experience certain lumps or bumps in their genital areas at some point in their life. Sometimes these are sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
Since you say you have not sex it's unlikely that what you have is an STI. STIs can be spread through touching other people's genitals and then touching your own, or skin-to-skin contact with other people's genitals, anus or mouth. Condoms are the best way of reducing the risk of getting an STI, which is something to keep in mind for if/when you do become sexually active.
The lumps you describe could be many normal things, such as hair follicles. These can stand out more when you are cold for example. You didn't say if you shave your pubic area or not, but if you do then what you describe could be a shaving rash.
The genital area is a nice area for skin infections because of its warm and moist environment. You may have a skin irritation, such as eczema, psoriasis or a fungal infection, which could be leading to the itch that you are experiencing.
The best thing for you to do to find out for sure what the spots/dots/pimples are is to visit a doctor. If you're not sure where to go, try Brook (link below). A doctor will be able to correctly diagnose what is happening in your genital area and if necessary, prescribe a treatment to help reduce the itch and hopefully clear the spots. There's no need to feel embarrassed about seeing a doctor—they're used to looking at penises, just like any other body part.
All the best.