Very tight foreskinJune 19 2007 at 11:37 PM
|John (no login)|
I'm only 16 years old, but about 2 years ago I realized that there was a vast difference between the intact penises I had seen (via health education, etc.) and mine. And it was that my foreskin did not pull back, at all. I have a very long foreskin, roughly 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch off the tip of the glans when flaccid. (I have done some research). I'm very sensitive about my penis and have had trouble coming to terms about stretching it, the tip of my glans is extremely sensitive due to lack of anything touching it.
I talked to my family about it, and my dad said he didn't retract his until his senior year, (17-18 years old). I'm approaching 17, and it is still extremely tight. I can barely see the tip of my glans, and the line that runs down the top/back of it. I plan on starting stretching soon, but I was wondering, what is the best method to do so that isn't particularly painful, and easy to do. I might visit a doctor if stretching doesn't help after a month or two. I was also wondering whether or not I have scar tissue on my foreskin (which I heard can only be solved by circumcision due to its tough nature).
Unfortunately I cannot take pictures of it (as its difficult to describe) and because I'm only 16 years old, but it's basically on the back of the foreskin. When flaccid, it somewhat sticks out from the rest of the skin, and is slightly darker. When stretched, it somewhat resembles a scar, as it is darker and seems "tighter" than the skin surrounding it. So in that case, I was wondering, if I DO have scar tissue there, is circumcision the only cure? I'm very against surgery, especially on something like my penis.
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(Premier Login jimsplacetofixthings)
Forget what youv'e heard
|June 20 2007, 7:53 AM |
Don't listen to people on other sites who tell you that scars don't respond to stretching. Men circumcised as babies have scars which encircle their penises, and those scars grow right along with the penile shaft, don't they?
Why would you have scar tissue?
The tightness is probably just the normal state of a frenar band that has never been exercised before. Most baby boys are born with a foreskin that will not retract. It's also normal to have pain when attempting to do so before the band is loosened and ready for retraction.
Can you insert a finger or two into the opening?
Re: Forget what youv'e heard
|June 20 2007, 11:10 AM |
I remember I had an infection in my foreskin when I was very young, but other than that - I do not know why scar tissue developed there. I can place a finger into my foreskin if I kind of roll it into it, but into the tight part, only the top of it. When retracted (as much as possible for me) I can see maybe 4-6mm in diameter.
|June 20 2007, 3:10 PM |
OK, then, a few brief comments:
- A long foreskin such as you describe is perfectly normal, but we must presume that you are approaching full adult growth and what does in fact happen is that your erections (frequently at night and for modest periods of time - perhaps 10 or 20 minutes) having failed to open up your foreskin, have instead elongated it. That's not a problem of course, and if you proceed with stretching, you will end up with a long, but retractable foreskin.
- The sensitivity of your glans is a concern to you. Now I always point out that you really need to read back through the entries here, at least a couple of dozen or in fact many dozen because all the answers have been given before. It's no different to research for a school project with the major exception that this really matters to you right now - you should have no trouble doing it!
I will however repeat the concepts regarding sensitivity of the glans. At this stage, you don't have experience of a girl's genital anatomy and sexual responses, but the fact is that your glans is essentially as sensitive as a girl's and for the same reason; it is protected by default. Nevertheless, by stroking the covering that is normally over the glans, both you and the girl can comfortably masturbate - and I am sure you do that with no difficulty at all.
The "key" factor is lubrication. When sexually aroused, both you and a girl produce generous amounts of natural lubricating secretion which then permits the glans to be touched and indeed, stroked directly and pleasurably. That's how sex "works". Under (most all) other circumstances however, anything less than a "slippery" touch (and the residual moisture that you find will generally be more "tacky" than "slippery") will be quite irritating or painful.
The hint is therefore - if you must touch your glans - such as when introducing a finger - one to start with - through the narrow part of your foreskin, then you will want to use a lubricant (thought this makes it more difficult to obtain a grip to get it in). The ones sold alongside condoms in the supermarket would be perfect (only ever the "plain" variety) but a vegetable oil might be a more practical substitute. Soap/ detergent/ shampoo or therapeutic products should absolutely never be used for this purpose.
- I don't follow reference to a "line running down the top/ back of it". There is the frænulum running underneath. Go take a look at the descriptive pictures and see what you can make of what you are describing.
- Reiterating what Jim has pointed out, the concept that "scar tissue ... can only be solved by circumcision due to its tough nature" is a myth proffered by those who support circumcision as a sexual "fetish" - a perverse activity pursued for a bizarre form of sexual gratification. "Circlist" is a website dedicated to this particular perversion; should you go there (as you may have already), you need to keep that caveat well in mind.
Now it is true that doctors tend to offer circumcision - inappropriately - as a remedy to all sorts of foreskin problems - such as yours. This is based on ignorance - doctors' ignorance of sexual matters (which is disturbingly common but - they are only human after all ) and societal ignorance and expectations that there must be a "quick fix" for a problem.
You do not need a circumcision under any circumstances. Virtually nobody needs a circumcision for phimosis. A substantial number of men who have it done, are actually dissatisfied with the outcome which is however, essentially irreversible. That is a bad outcome for a purportedly "curative" procedure - you would expect nearly 100% satisfaction.
For this reason, I would advise caution about seeing a doctor - unless you are extremely lucky, (s)he is unlikely to have competence in this area and that is why circumcision is so often suggested. If you did see a doctor, you should not mention circumcision - if the doctor then does so, you know you are unlikely to be helped.
- I can't quite follow your description of a darker part of your foreskin. As Jim says, if you have no reason to have a scar, you don't have a scar. I wonder if you are observing your median raphe - the "weld line" where your body is joined in the middle before birth?
So, I hope we can encourage you to a more rational and knowledgeable approach to your situation and - having read
a generous amount of the material here, you can start your stretching forthwith.
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