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Residual Penile Spines in Humans

You may have read one of the recent so-called “scientific” articles about how penile spikes disappeared in human beings. Ever wondered what their vestiges look like?

Have you ever heard about Pearly penile papules? They are especially prominent in some men and can be mistaken for genital warts by inexperienced doctors.

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Unlike warts they have a very regular and orderly appearance, and are harmless. That will however not stop some women from mistaking them for warts..


  1. Gorbachev
    March 11, 2011 at 10:50 pm


    Gross. Was this entirely necessary?

  2. Meme
    March 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Nature’s answer to the ribbed condom.

  3. robert61
    March 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    That is fascinating. Thank god I don’t have them.

  4. dharshanist
    April 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Kinda kinky if you ask me but gross all the same!

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