The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Sebaceous glands (Fordyce spots)Like some others, I have little tiny white bumps under and on the bottom of my shaft. It stops about an inch or two before the head. It has not spread. I also have some on my scrotum. They are not grouped, only maybe 1 or 2 next to each other. Sometimes it itches. I am a virgin. I've had it for as long as I can remember. Please help.

I found a picture of what it looks like:


You are seeing sebaceous glands through the thin skin of your penis and scrotum. These are the oil glands which keep the skin of your penis soft and stretchable. When they appear on the shaft of the penis, they are also called Fordyce spots.

These glands usually become noticeable during adolescents when your penis grows. You can especially see them during an erection when the skin of the penis is stretched.

They cause no harm, they are a normal part of all men. How noticeable they are depends on how large of oil glands you have and how transparent is your skin. For most men, these spots fade as you get older. As you get older your oil glands slow down and thus shrink, and your skin thickens so you can't see through it quite as easily.

The itching isn't because of these glands. It probably has some other cause, but because you noticed the oil glands you blamed them.

Thank you very much! This takes so much weight of my shoulders. Thank you!