Hi, Im new to the forum. I came across it while doing some research. I am not circumsized and I heard that you could increase sexual dexterity by exposing the head of your penis more often to get used to the sensation and friction. Naturally, I tried it. I went most of the day doing it and at first it was a bit uncomfortable but needless to say it felt alright at times. After a while, I guess I got used to the sensation and didn't feel much from there on out. A few days later I noticed some pain and checked it out. On the ridge of my penis ( the corona) I noticed it was more red, and that there were bumps as if the nerve endings were inflamed or swollen from all the friction and sensation. Didn't think much of it and figured it would go away with time. Fast forward 6 months later and I still have them.. when doing research I found that they look very similar to papillae coronis. In fact, I am very confident that is what it is. Now they seem to be more sensitive than the rest of the corona... not sure whether to take that as good or bad news. Sometimes, when masturbating there is minute pain. I'm curious about two things, did they root from my little experiment deal? Because I hear they come about naturally with other men. Secondly, is there anything that I can do to minimize their appearance? Hydro-cortizone cream, if thats safe to use on the penis? I'm a virgin so I know its not a sexually transmitted disease. if you're curious, I did it cause...well... no one wants to be the premature guy in "that girls" story right? Any suggestions?