Thanks to this group, I have learned the correct method of stretching the foreskin, and in about 4-5 weeks I have gone from no retraction, to retraction when flacid, to retraction behind the glans when erect not so long ago! THis is GREAT, im very pleased, but once I have reached this step, whats next? Is that problem solved, being able to get it behind the glans? I have seen some photos of "normal" penis' retracted a lot further, like all the way to the bottom, but this seems a bit weird to me - is there any reason or need for doing this? If it goes over the glans, I should be OK for sex, right?
SO what next? Do I just continue with the stretching every day, so that the skin doesnt revert to its old, unretractable state?
The only problems I have encountered so far are that first thing in the morning it seems the skin goes back to what was normal and its very difficult to retract even when flacid. But later on in the day I have no problem. I dont know if the skin naturally tightens up over night, or what?
And also, as stated I can retract my foreskin when flacid with great ease now - eventually, shoudl I be getting to a state when I can do this when erect? I CAN retract when erect but it does take a bit of effort sometimes and its not the most comfortable feeling, and returning the foreskin "forward" over the glans is often a little unpleasant, but not too painful.
What you have accomplished is exactly what we expect to hear. Yes, you will need to continue for another month at least. The experience you are having it the morning is from a tendancy of the cells to revert to their former status. You must continue applying tension until new cells fill in the little gaps you are creating by stretching. The principle is similar to what happens in weight training where you are actually creating a damage of sorts by the stress you apply. In the case of skin expansion, you are causing a simliar damage which is healed by the production of new cells. Make sense?
Some men have the ability as you've observed to retract the skin quite a ways behind the glans. This is due to the mobility of their frenulums. If you wish to accomplish this, you'll need to concentrate on stretching that part. It's the little web on the under side where the foreskin attaches to the shaft. Put tension on it specifically, and you'll find it responding in the same manner.
In summary, my recommendation is to continue stretching until you have no difficulty in retraction while having an erection. Then continue at least a month aftet that. In addition, work on the frenulum.
Thanks for the report James. You give me and Paul great satisfaction in knowing that someone has benefited from our suggestions. You'll be glad you've taken this small part of your time to ensure a lifetime of pleasure that you'll derive from being intact. Be sure to keep us informed.
JamesUK (no login)
February 13 2005, 6:32 AM
Thanks guys! I will continue!
Whats the best method for stretching the frenulum, as I think that mine is a bit on the short side. Do I stretch the foreskin away from the glans as much as possible, pulling UP? is there a photo that can show me the correct method.
I think you can get best results by also gripping the glans while pulling on the bottom side of the skin as in the picture. You may have to retract partially in order to do this. The idea is to put tension just on the frenulum. Does that makes sense?
In addition, you can retract to your limit and apply tension, trying to place that tension on the distal (bottom) side of the penis. Since you pee several times a day, you can work in a lots of exercise time while you have your penis out. Again, while you have the skin retracted to the limit, grasp the glans and apply counter tension. Just be gentle, not making anything hurt. The tension should actually create a sensual feeling.
I tend not to advise to hold the glans for "counter-traction" whilst pulling outward.
By all means do what you find comfortable and/ or effective, but the reason is, that I suspect it is more uncomfortable to try and grip the glans to do this, than to let it anchor the fraenulum by itself.
Stretching outward, you are pulling against the glans which is anchored very adequately by the shaft of the penis, and whilst I do believe that the skin, including the fraenulum, will stretch over time with moderate tension, the tunica vaginalis (the outside of the erectile bodies of the shaft) is a vastly tougher customer which is designed not to stretch (rather unfortunately and disappointing for all the "jelqing" enthusiasts), so it does an excellent job as an anchor to the fraenulum.
JamesUK (no login)
Re: Minor dissent here.
February 14 2005, 1:21 PM
OK fine, but wont doing this cause an elongated "elephants trunk" style effect? Since stretching horizontally causes a widening of the foreskin hole to allow retraction, wouldnt vertical stretching and demonstrated in the pic cause a longer foreskin? Not that it matters, but wouldnt that also result in more baggage and bunched up foreskin?
I venture to say that the "exercise" illustrated in the diagram is pretty specific to elongating the fraenulum. Jim stated "You may have to retract partially in order to do this", meaning that you deliberately identify for yourself, the "foreskin end" of the fraenulum as the point at which to grip, whereas I was making the point that the "other" end of the fraenulum is the attachment to the glans and that is pretty firmly anchored (to the tunica vaginalis of the corpora cavernosae), so this exercise really does exactly what you want of it, and virtually nothing else.
As to the bunching, well, recall that the fraenulum is the skin surface itself - if when you retract as far as possible, you find the fraenulum taut on the underneath, and the (fore)skin immediately on either side as well as the top, "bunched", then it is obviously the foreskin causing it.
If the fraenulum was itself part of the "bunching" then it would not be the cause, but then of course, pulling the skin further back on the penis would be possible, and the "bunching" would even out. That the foreskin naturally bunches up in this fashion is perfectly correct and is simply an exhibition of the (snug) elasticity of the foreskin and the fact that the shaft narrows immediately behind the corona and the foreskin sinks into that hollow. This is no problem at all however long the "elephants trunk", because it still moves (back) perfectly well on thrusting in intercourse.
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