I've been reading this site for a while now and I just want to say you guys are doing an awesome job...keep up the great work.
Anyways, when I was growing up I never fully retracted my foreskin. It was never really painfull when I tried, I was just aprehensive about doing so and a little scared. I fully retracted it over the gland about a year ago, only with a slight amount of discomfort. Since then I haven't done retracted it much up until about 3 weeks ago. I can now retract it without any discomfort at all. Now that I'm 17 with a girlfriend I'm obviously thinking more seriously about sex and I can only retract about 2/3 of the way over the gland when I'm erect before it starts to feel uncomfortable. Should I use the stretching techniques indicated? Or just keep retracting it? Also about the sensitivity issue... When I do get to the point that the foreskin can easily slide over the gland while erect, I imagine that oral sex and sexual intercouse would be quite uncomfortble. The mere act of inserting my exposed gland into a vagina wouldn't be plesent I think. How will the sensitivity diminish to the point where these things won't cause discomfort? Thanks.
My suggestion is to do the exercises while continuing to retract. Retraction alone would evenutally do it, but you need to put stress on the opening which is more easily done by pulling the sides open. Make sense?
With time, the glans should tone down enough for you to enjoy sex without discomfort from the super sensitivity you are now experiencing. Remember the eyeball and contact lens explanation? Be patient with yourself.
You say you have read well through this site, so I shall give a very much abbreviated comment regarding sensitivity (because I certainly have gone into it in detail elsewhere), and in particular, whether you might be "too sensitive".
Your comments suggest that you have not "gone very far" in the (sexual) relationship with your girlfriend. Fair enough, too!
Two things - firstly, I believe you need to "share" your concerns with your girlfriend. Please do not view the relationship in any respect, as one where you "perform" or "prove yourself" to her. That sort of approach is shallow, and has no future! By all means, continue with the stretching (you will indeed, lose a little of the overt sensitivity of your glans as it is more often exposed), but as soon as you begin to reveal your sexual nature to your girlfriend (and she, to you), include and share your concerns, your difficulties, and your triumphs, with her.
Secondly, and particularly important, as you begin to explore her anatomy, you will if you are cautious, learn something most important - that all of her "sexual" parts (and a few others to boot) are indeed, very sensitive, and very easily hurt, including nipples. As I prefaced, I won't go into detail, but the message is - that degree of sensitivity is considered entirely normal for a woman, and it is not for you or me to claim otherwise. If you consider it equally normal for yourself, then you are in a far better position to be a truly understanding spouse.
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