[Question #3929] dumb question

34 months ago
After reading you guys for many years on MedHelp, I know I'm probably just being silly.  I am a gay male and practically monkish in my sexual activity these days. I don't even let anyone perform oral sex on me. I have also had major STD anxiety for the last 3 years which resulted in a CPPS workup and an uncomfortable cystoscopy, which of course yielded nothing.  A few days ago I performed oral sex on a man visiting my city.  That was it. He was open and friendly. The skin around the sulcus seemed quite rough.  He did masturbate quite forcefully though.  But now I'm worried, of course.  I asked him about it later and he didn't seem to even know it was problematic and seemed offended I even assumed it was pathological.  My STD anxiety has crept up and I examined, squeezed, bitten, and scratched around my lips and mouth until I scratched a red spot into it.  I don't actually see anything though.  Deep down, I know I'm repeating my same, old behaviors. I used to do this with my penis (and still do sometimes despite not having had any sexual contact for over a year and negative HSV Igg tests - my provider friends at work patiently indulged me).  But was there much of a threat that this might have been herpes or warts? I'm mainly concerned about herpes.  I'm worried his rough sulcus/foreskin area might have been pathological and now it's on my lips.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
34 months ago
People vary in their skin texture.  Did you actually see anything?  HPV would have felt like a specific bump, no rough skin.  And herpes would have felt like a sore, not rough skin. My feeling is that your possible OCD about STD's has kicked in and that this worry has gotten the best of you.  If you had herpes on your lip, it would appear as a blistering area, not just a red spot.  And transfer to the mouth is highly unusual as genital HSV is most often HSV 2 and HSV  2 does not like the mouth at all.  I think you are OK but if you develop water blisters on the edge of your lip, get it checked out.  My guess is you will not develop blistering.

Terri
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