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This, to me, is awkward to describe, and seems to be graphic when I do attempt to describe it, so pardon me if it gets obscene.

I am a 14 year old male. I am a virgin in the ways of sexual intercourse. I have masturbated (there's the most awkward thing to admit), and I have not been seen nor touched by a female in my genital area... Ever.

Now for obscene AND awkward:

There are these bumps... I'm not really sure how to describe them. They aren't red like acne, but they're grouped close together. There are a seemingly large cluster of them that trail about 1/7 of the way up the right side of my penis, and around 1/8 on the left. I've noticed small bumps similar to them on my scrotal sac, and there are about 3 there. I have never shaved my pubic hair, just because I think that would label me a "faggot" for the rest of my natural existence. My friend suggested that the ones on my scrotal sac could be in-grown pubic hairs. Oh, and I should probably mention that I get frequent itchiness in my genital area. I've not really noticed any splotchiness of the skin, but I don't usually stare at my junk like "O HAI DERR LIL' BUDDEH!" when I scratch myself.

So... Genital herpes, or is it something completely different and random?

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Let me first say that we don't allow homophobic language or any other kind of bigoted comments here, as per our user guidelines, which you agreed to when you joined this site. We try to make this site as safe a space for everyone, so when someone uses that kind of language in their posts, it upsets the safety we work so hard to establish here. This is a warning, so please do be mindful in future posts.

On to your question. Are these bumps flesh colored? Are they relatively small? Do they itch? They could just be Fordyce's spots (see this article for more) or they could be sweat glands. I say this not being a doctor myself nor seeing them but only based on your description and lack of sexual experience. You can always go to your doctor, though, and the doctor can see them to better determine what they are. Also, shaving or not shaving one's genitals really says nothing about a person's sexual orientation, so that's an idea worth ditching (in addition to the homophobic language).

Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.--Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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