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October 8, 2007 1:04 PM   Subscribe

Post coital broken penis capillaries? Oh joy!

This guy I had sex with the other day ended up getting a few tiny red spots on the head of his penis right after we had sex. This was under the skin, it looked like, and so I thought it was a case of broken capillaries (I'd gone down on him prior and either I have the suction power of a Hoover or I accidentally grazed him with my teeth, though this was *totally unintentional*)

He freaked out, though, and copious amounts of web surfing, has caused me to do the same and to come to AxMe.

So, my question is - is my assumption about the broken blood vessels correct? I mean, STDs don't manifest this quickly from what I've seen and heard. But I've also never heard of sex causing this to happen. And anyways, I've always been safe when having sex with the few partners I've been with. Thoughts?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)

Latex allergy?
posted by Eringatang at 1:09 PM on October 8, 2007

Normal (I hope), especially if it looks like any other bruise.
posted by wtdoor at 1:34 PM on October 8, 2007

Sounds like Fordyce spots. From the link:
Fordyce spots: small (1-5mm) bright red or purple papules that can appear on the glans, shaft or scrotum and usually affect younger men. They may occur as a solitary lesion, but frequently appear in crops of 50 to 100. They are painless and not itchy, but may cause embarrassment because of their appearance, or a fear that they might be sexually transmitted. They are abnormally dilated blood vessels, covered by thickened skin. They may bleed if injured or even during intercourse. They are not infectious and their cause is unknown. Although a number of approaches have been tried, there is no simple, reliable treatment to remove them. Troublesome bleeding spots can be sealed with a device that uses a small electric current (electrocautery).
BTW, love the post title.
posted by cerebus19 at 2:04 PM on October 8, 2007

Ok, I'll say it. I have had these before.

Cerebus19 is right. They will disappear in a few days.
posted by TheOtherGuy at 5:00 PM on October 8, 2007

I've had these, I assume it is due to um, higher than normal hydraulic pressure in the blood vessels. They do go away.
posted by tomble at 5:38 PM on October 8, 2007

I've had these before too. Should go away in a day or two.
posted by number9dream at 5:53 PM on October 8, 2007

So, basically, this is a penis hickey?
posted by Brittanie at 11:27 PM on October 8, 2007

So, basically, this is a penis hickey?


Uh, yes. Though it's both more discrete and more enjoyable.

I never got the whole hickey thing. You could get the same sensation without "branding" your partner and marking your turf.
posted by willconsult4food at 10:11 AM on October 9, 2007

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