I have little white bumps on my penis but I haven’t had sex of any kind. What are they and why are they there?

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male symbolYou most likely have pearly penile papules (PPP), a skin condition that occurs in up to 45% of all guys. It’s more common in those who aren’t circumcised. PPP are little flesh colored bumps that form a ring around the base of the glans penis (the “head” of the penis). They are all about the same size and shape and they do not bleed, itch, or hurt.

However, it’s possible that you have something other than PPP, including genital warts, herpes, or molluscum, but these usually only occur when your penis has had contact with another person’s genitals, hands, or mouth. To be absolutely sure, you should show them to your health care provider.