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Im a 16 year old boy. I've been getting these pea sized bumps in my pubic hair area. Its very painful the first 2-3 days then gets very hard and stays for a week or more. I haven't had any sexual contact yet. I shave down there. I do masterbate 3 times or more a week and I wash my hands before and after. Can someone tell me what this is and how to prevent it.


Hi Jay,

Shaving can cause these bumps.  When you shave it breaks the skin, maybe not enough to bleed, but enough so that bacteria (we all have it on us) gets in and causes an infection. 

Look up folliculitis.

You can get pimples or sebaceous cysts as well.  They are more noticeable because the skin around the genitals is very thin.

Hope it helps.