Because of the usual location of pearly penile papules around the base of the upper section of the penis, it would be easily for a partner (or potential partner) to see them and assume that they are the result of some kind of sexually transmitted infection. The truth of the matter is that these pearly spots pose absolutely no health risk whatsoever, and more importantly they contain no infectious elements that could be passed to another human being. Unfortunately, in our modern society there is a great deal of anxiety about any anomalies in this area – this is in spite of the fact that pearly penile papules can be found in around 20% of all men.
When a partner sees these white spots on the penis, the last thing that you want is for them to create any kind of ‘awkwardness’ between two people. You won’t be able to get intimate in a darkened room forever, so in this situation it is a good idea to apply a little common sense. If it is appropriate, you can simply explain to them that they are entirely harmless in nature, and perhaps even show them proof of this online if it doesn’t ruin the mood. Their presence could perhaps be compared to a birthmark or wart that may look a lot more harmful than it really is. As a responsible adult, you may already be following safe sex guidelines, and this attitude will prove to your partner that you are serious about the spots being completely harmless.
If the presence of your PPP is becoming a constant concern for you, you may wish to consider having them surgically removed for the benefit of your own confidence. This kind of procedure needs to be carried out surgically and professionally in order to avoid scarring and infection, and the Pearly Penile Papules Centre in London is headed up by Dr Joshua Berkowitz. Our clinic specialises in performing a pioneering procedure that involves using a CO2 laser to remove the spots in a safe and lasting manner, and you can get in touch with us on 020 3095 0001 for more information about this.