I have severe phimosis, I'm unable to retract at all, never been able to. This has affected me all my life, I've had such a hang up about it that it's stopped me and my partner having sex, which has lead her to leave me this weekend just gone. I can't believe I've let it affect me this much, but it has. I'm going to see the dr this morning but I am so nervous about it, hearts beating faster and I feel sick. This is something I definitely need to do, I'm hope for the steroid cream as I have heard that this can speed the stretching process up? I'm reluctant for surgery.