In the past, after a busy sex life with condoms, I would develop an irritated spot at the base of my penis about the size of a quarter, which would then "heal" and the skin would crack and peel off (eww, sorry -- probably not a pretty image). My lover and I have been together quite a few years now and we have been able to safely eliminate using the condoms, but now sometimes even if I masturbate using creams or oils, I still develop this irritation. Sex has become "difficult". Has anyone else had a similar problem and do you have a good remedy? I have a dermatologist, but I've never approached him about the problem out of embarassment -- "hey, doc, I've got this dry patch on my dick, wanna see?" Any comments or recommendations are welcome -- and if you think I should talk to the dermatologist about it, then I guess I'll steel myself to talk to him... Thanks!