Guys like to be able to show off an unblemished manhood, but that’s not always possible. Sometimes they inspect their members and find penis bumps which they hadn’t seen before, and this can raise questions. Is his penis health sub-par? What is causing these penis bumps? Knowing about penis bumps can help a guy know what to do – so this quiz can help test a man’s knowledge about this subject.
1) True or False: If a guy has penis bumps, he has a social disease.
2) Which of the following is NOT true about Fordyce Spots?
a. They are small (1-3 mm usually).
b. They are dangerously malignant.
c. They are common.
d. They are visible sebaceous glands.
3) True or False: Fordyce spots are more readily visible on a tumescent member than on a flaccid one.
4) These penis bumps typically appear around the ridge of the head of the member, usually in one or two rows. They are small, raised and may be reddish, whitish or flesh-colored. Although their appearance may cause alarm, they are harmless and don’t need treatment. Some studies suggest about 25% of men have them, and intact men are more likely to possess these bumps. Their scientific name is hirsuties coronae glandis. What are they more commonly known as?
5) True or False. Lymphoceles may appear after partner-based sensual activity, but not after self-stimulation.
6) True or false. Penis warts are a form of cancer.
1) False. In some cases, penis bumps MAY indicate an STI, such as herpes or HPV. But there are many non-social disease causes of penis bumps.
2) B. Fordyce spots are NOT malignant but are instead benign. They do not occur due to any illness nor do they cause any medical or health problems.
3) True. They are typically visible on the balls at any time, but much less likely to be seen on the member when it is in its resting state.
4) Pearly penis papules, or PPP.
5) False. A lymphocele is a hard bump that usually appears on the shaft of the member near the head, caused by a lymph channel getting blocked. It is a temporary occurrence caused by the manhood receiving friction from a tightened grip or other body part, and can definitely be caused by self-stimulation.
6) False. Penis warts, which are bumps that can vary in their size and often have a cauliflower-like appearance, are not a cancer. However, they are caused by HPV (the human papillomavirus), a social disease which affects about 79 million Americans. HPV also is not a cancer, but it can bring about changes in the body which may then cause cancer, including penis cancer, anal cancer and a cancer that affects the throat and tongue. Many people who get HPV suffer no problems, and so they may not be aware they have been infected. Penis warts, however, are a sign of infection, and they can alert a doctor to monitor an infected person to catch any signs of cancer in its early stages. (And again, not every person with HPV or penis warts gets cancer.)
As this quiz indicates, penis bumps are not always a signal that there is a penis health problem. But it always helps to maintain maximum penis health just in case, so guys should daily apply a top notch penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Keeping member skin healthy can be beneficial, so the ideal crème should include both a high-end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E). The crème should also include L-carnitine, especially among men whose manhood engages in a lot of friction-based activity which can diminish valuable sensitivity. L-carnitine helps to protect the member from loss of sensation due to rough handling.