I am just wondering if just pulling the foreskin down when erect helps fix my phimosis problem. I've been doing that for a while and can finally see the glans but the hole is still tight.
I also went to see an ENT the other day and he was the most pro-circumcision doctor I ever met. He told me at my age (25) that it's impossible to fix my phimosis problem. You can't pee properly with a foreskin and all this garbage. In addition, he mentioned he performed over 20 surgeries and even got his relative of his age (I guess 50+) to get the surgery done. He kept on saying, "Just get it done." After reading through these forums, I refused to believe a word he said. Can't believe ppl are so for circumcsion...it's a little scary.
Is that what you meant? How did the subject come up? I'm guessing you're either from the US or Canada.
Tell us how the peeing has gone so far? Did you tell him? Obviously the guy is in denial over his own loss and because he hasn't come to grips with it, he is further digging himself in with endorsing it. It's like an addiction. You know, "I can quit anytime I want to. I just drink to calm my nerves." To them, it's benign and even beneficial, so they pass it off as worthwhile.
So what are you to do? Since you have already begun, I advise finishing the job to prevent getting the foreskin shoved back during sex and having to take action with it.
What you are currently doing is the slow way. My suggestion is to read back over all of the threads on this page. Within them, there is a link to a site which illustrates exactly what to do. Directions are given. Do it twice a day minimum. You should also find a picture of a man pulling on the bottom side of his foreskin. Do this after each time you pee, every day. This is done to lengthen the frenlulum so you have a good range of retraction.gr
After you've read the threads and found the links, get started on it and get back with us.
You are correct. ENT refers to a Ears, Nose and Throat doctor and I am from Canada. The conversation about circumcision came up when I mentioned about phimosis and I was doing stretches to solve this. However, that doctor shot me down right away and he said it's impossible to retract at my age...
1) Is it safe to put a couple of marbles inside the foreskin when flaccid to stretch the foreskin?
2) Is it possible to leave the marbles in there for let's say twice a day, an hour (or more) per session, without causing a lot of damage to the foreskin (tears etc.)? I usually sit infront of a computer majority of the day so leaving the marbles in there shouldn't be a problem.
If you could put it in such that the opening would be stretched, it's certainly safe to do it. I think the marble would probably follow the path of least resistance and not do any good. We have recommended to several others to use a skin tunnel. Perhaps that's your answer. Are you familiar with them?
Hi Jim, ok I will go to a local piercing place or one of those kiosks at a mall to get them. To wear them, do you just insert it in? In some of the other posts, someone mentioned about about stretching the frenulum as well by inserting it a certain way? Thank you mate!
Heh, heh, actually I think marbles would be just fine as they are very smooth and "safe" in terms of an extremely inert and easy-to-wash material. I am assuming you refer to the larger sizes of marble.
Whether they would help? Hmmm, it would be difficult to hold them in place such as to selectively apply pressure to the tight part. You would presumably have to load one fully into the foreskin (meaning you have to stretch enough to do that), compressing the glans (and making it rather uncomfortable if you happened to spring an erection) and a second into the foreskin opening over that, then some tape to hold it in place in the very opening. That could work. As long as you do not force anything, you are unlikely to cause tearing with such a smooth object.
Rather inconvenient when you want to pee, have to remove the whole apparatus and reassemble it later. I am presuming that the intent would be to leave them in place for long periods (much more than an hour even) and that is indeed, the general advice. The "flesh tunnel" or a facsimile constructed of the mouldable plastic we discuss would be more practical in terms of size adjustment and facilitating peeing.
And if you were to lose one whilst walking around at work, then your fellow workers would be merciless in claiming that you really were losing your marbles!
My penis looks sorta like this picture on the bottom at its initial stage (hoping I can achieve full retraction just like the gif animation). I am assuming that little pink bulb is the frenulum? Is it safe to grab that little bulb along with the underside of the skin and pull it together outward or better to just pull the underside of the skin, leaving the bulb alone?
No doubt you've seen them--perhaps I should have said flesh tunnels
October 29 2011, 1:33 PM
Nearly every country now has those who think making big holes in their earlobes is a act of beautification. The holes are made by inserting little devices known as skin tunnels. The resemble the bobbins which hold thread in sewing machines. They appear to be ideally suited for dilating foreskin openings.
Comfort is the best indicator of time limits. I believe with the right fit and perhaps some lubrication, you should be able to keep it in between trips to the bathroom. A rest period for an hour would help to overcome any uneven pressure on the skin. I don't think wearing them overnight is advisable until endurance is established during waking moments.
You have little to lose in trying them. They're very inexpensive and they are available in graduated sizes ideally suited for your project.
Sorry about that Jim, a few posts ago I mentioned this "I am assuming that little pink bulb is the frenulum? Is it safe to grab that little bulb along with the underside of the skin and pull it together outward or better to just pull the underside of the skin, leaving the bulb alone?" but forgot to post the picture.
But you already answered my by saying whatever gives the most tension. I'll keep you guys updated with my situation. Thanks again.
Ok, Thanks Paul B. for clarifying that up. However, what is that little pink bulb thing anyway. The picture I posted shows it but you can't see it in others. Is it just extra skin that is part of the frenulum? Thank you.
I find sufficient things to trouble me on the Internet without deliberately looking for trouble.
We post here what we believe to be necessary. Significantly, we are not "selling" anything in the sense that we receive no physical reward. If you have a problem, we advise on what you need to deal with the problem. It is possible that on occasion, we might be unaware of something that may be really helpful, but I am pretty confident that we don't miss much.
So in regard to the "snake oil" that you point out, we haven't advised it up to now, and (especially because it has no pharmaceutical provenance) it does not look like we will be suggesting it in the future. For reasons explained in previous threads regarding urea.
I can't see any "bulb thing" on that graphic (which is incidentally, very badly behaved and doesn't animate properly in my browser), as Jim points out, to us, everything about it is normal (and of course, it is originally posted as a demonstration of a perfectly normal functioning penis with foreskin). It is just so normal to me that I cannot see what you are seeing.
If perchance you are referring to an apparent prominence of the lower inside of the foreskin in the first frame - which is the one to which the animation stops - then let me assure you, this is nothing more than a "ripple" or fold in the foreskin which naturally puckers when it is closed; nothing more. It may or may not correspond to the point at which the frænulum ends in the foreskin.
It looks like there are some blisters or some red bumps on my skin when pulling my foreskin back. My doctor told me it doesn't look like yeast and suggested I use polysporin. However, I heard it's not good to apply Polysporin in that area? What should I use?
There is very little else it would be (unless you have been using soap). "Polysporin" is an interesting American phenomenon - sort of a "nothing" treatment that pharmacists - and apparently as you say, doctors - give when there is nothing worth treating. It is really not used, or should I say, marketed in other (first world) countries, generally due to better regulation and the risk of adverse reactions (sensitisation).
As you should note if you have been reading well here, I advise simple Zinc and Castor Oil cream - much safer and in almost all circumstances, more effective!
Skin expansion works as you create little gaps between existing cells and your body responds by filling in the gaps with new cells. At least, that's how I understand it. This process takes time, as you know by watching cuts repair themselves.
If you quit before new cells generate, you stand to lose what small amount you apparently gained. The truth is that there hasn't yet been a gain. You've just loosened the skin to permit permanent growth. Once the new cells generate and fill in, it is permanent. Some foreskin restorers report a slight adjustment made by the skin to conform, but I really can't tell you that's true. You might find some answers at www.foreskinrestore.com. His chronological display of progress reveals the nature of skin expansion better than anything else I've seen on the subject. The same principles apply for you as he used.
You may find some minor changes in your foreskin length where you are now tugging. This can be averted by grasping the frenulum inside the foreskin when that is possible.
The frænulum is "pleating" the foreskin on the underside, preventing it from stretching out to the full length it already has.
As you stretch it, without stretching the adjacent foreskin at all, that foreskin will become more mobile and you will see more of it.
"Excess" foreskin is a somewhat bizarre term.
As Jim explains, what we describe as stretching is a two-step process. Firstly you mobilise the skin to the extent of its innate dimension, causing slight disruption to the collagen matrix. This kicks in the repair/ growth process which is slower. Just how this process proceeds now depends on whether the skin is repeatedly and persistently stretched, or whether it is left at its pre-stretched dimension. If the latter, the skin will respond by toughening up in order to resist what must be interpreted as future trauma, just as you develop callouses on your palms from heavy work.
If however the skin (or other tissue) is repeatedly and particularly if it is consistently held at maximum stretch, then the "fill-in" or repair process remodels the collagen matrix to allow for that new "resting", longer dimension.
The point is again, that until the remodelling process - taking weeks - stabilises, no actual gain has occurred. This means that early rapid "gains" in stretching are illusory and will be lost if not continued, including for a period after the target dimension is reached. The actual progress of growth - to a wider or longer dimension - is not readily perceptible unless you make a point of measuring it over a longer time interval; month by month not day by day.
Last night, I used some effort and a little bit of force and was finally able to retract while flaccid! I used extra virgin olive oil to help with the sensitivity. However, my glans and the underskin of my foreskin skin was filled with a ton of this white crusty stuff (probably smegma). I tried cleaning in the shower with water but most of it wouldn't come off (probably got rid of 20% at most before I pulling my foreskin over the glans due to the pain from the underside of my foreskin (I am guessing my frenulum is still too short and my hole is still probably too tight).
Is there anything to help clean the smegma besides water? Olive oil?
Everytime I went to pee (last night and this morning), I felt pain at the underside of my foreskin. However, a few washroom trip (till around 4:00pm today, the pain was gone - right now I don't feel pain when peeing. Does this have to do with the crusty white stuff?
I am going to retract again tonight and clean my penis a little more.
how long that "white crusty stuff" has been there, why are you in such a hurry to remove it?
Clearly the area is a trifle delicate - for the present - so just continue with the stretching. To the extent that you can retract, you can slowly and progressively peel away the smegma. Point is, it has done you no harm in the past, so there is definitely no hurry.
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