Embarrassing Skin Problems that you May not Even Know About!
One of the most embarrassing skin problems is probably acne. People with acne tend to be very self conscious about their skin. Fortunately for acne sufferers there are tons of products on the market that can help with this skin condition. But what about skin conditions that may not be easily treated?
There are probably at least 20 or so skin conditions that most of us at least have some knowledge of. Though there are numerous others that many of us are not even aware of. For example, have you ever heard of Fordyce spots? Most people haven’t even though they are quite common in men and women.
What are Fordyce Spots?
Fordyce spots are commonly found on the male and female genitalia as well as on the mouth and eyelids. They are not contagious, they are not actually a disease, and they don’t have an impact on health. They are essentially harmless with the exception of being embarrassing.
The spots that form on the penis are quite embarrassing as they are almost always noticeable. This can cause sexual intimacy issues for those who have Fordyce spots as well as for the partner.
I mean imagine finding out your partner has these white bumps all over their stuff. It’s a perfectly normal reaction to consider why they have them and even think they are a sexual related disease.
Even though Fordyce spots are common on the genital region they are not related to or passed through intercourse. They are totally benign and cannot harm your partner. Either way, it would still be difficult to explain this.
Another one of the top embarrassing skin problems that you’ve probably never heard of is called pearly penile papules.
Pearly Penile Papules (PPP)
PPP is probably the absolute most embarrassing skin problem a guy could have. PPP forms around the head and shaft of the penis or right where they connect rather. They are little fleshy colored bumps that look sort of like a canker sore or some other kind of growth.
PPP is also not contagious and does not pose health risks. PPP does in fact look like a major STD. This one would definitely be difficult to explain to a partner. For guys who develop PPP it’s not uncommon for them to abstain from sex due to embarrassment.
It doesn’t pose any issues for the female but I’m sure many would have a hard time getting past it. There are some treatments available, but they can be quite risky and expensive.
So there are two common yet embarrassing skin conditions that you may not have known about. Chances are you come across people on a daily basis that suffer from one or both of these conditions and didn’t even know it. That’s a good reason to always be kind to others because you never know what somebody else is struggling with on a daily basis.