Question:

I have small pimples on my glans which turn red an start itching after sex. Otherwise, there is no interference with my normal life. What should I do?

Answer:

The pimples indicate an infection, but there is not enough information for me to narrow it down more than this. The activity of sex will irritate the pimples and afterward cause them to feel like they itch. You will need to see a doctor who can do a visual inspection of the pimples (different types of diseases cause different characteristics) and do some tests to narrow down what is causing the infection. Usually antibiotics are given to stop the infection and allow healing to begin.

You didn't mention whether your sexual activity is limited only to your wife or if you have been having sex outside of marriage. I must assume that you have been committing fornication because this is the most common way for infections to be picked up on the genitals."Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; he who does so destroys his own soul. Wounds and dishonor he will get, and his reproach will not be wiped away" (Proverbs 6:32-33). Hopefully your infection is something easily treated; however, you need to consider this as a warning.

Sex is meant to be limited to a loving spouse where you can have confidence that no communicable diseases are being passed. "Drink water from your own cistern, and running water from your own well. Should your fountains be dispersed abroad, streams of water in the streets? Let them be only your own, and not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and always be enraptured with her love. For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman, and be embraced in the arms of a seductress? For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He ponders all his paths. His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. He shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray" (Proverbs 5:15-23). Your fountain is your penis. Just as you would shutter to get a drink of water from the gutters on the street, you should find it just as repulsive to put your penis in a woman who has been exposed to all sorts of diseases from the penises of other men. You're playing a game with your life, which you will eventually lose. This infection might be treatable, the next infection might not be treatable.

See "Why Sex Before Marriage is Wrong" for more information.

Thanks a lot. My sexual activity is limited to my wife. Just to update you, the pimples are in much better shape after I applied olive oil. Thanks again for your advice.

I am relieved to hear this. As you might guess, it is difficult to give advice with very limited information. The olive oil would provide lubrication and thus limit irritation. However, this would only relieve the symptoms. It won't provide a cure. Since the body has strong mechanisms to fight disease, it is possible that the pimples will heal on their own. But it would still be wise to have a doctor take a look. Some diseases start with a visible outward sign, but then bury themselves deep into the body. While the odds are high that your problem isn't one of these, since it can't be ruled out, it is best to have it checked.