Issues with my foreskin make sex embarrassing

Hi all, I'm 19 and I've been to the doctors a few times about this but was just wondering if my foreskin is normal/if anything can be done.

It used to be tight to pull back when erect (6 months or so ago) but now when I'm erect I can easily pull back the foreskin behind the glans. However, I thought this retraction was supposed to happen automatically- rather than me manually having to fiddle before I can put a condom on (which is embarrassing) Also when the foreskin is behind the glans it makes putting a condom on quite hard as there is all that skin to manoeuvre the condom over. During sex my foreskin will come back over the glans which makes sex painful. I mentioned this to the doctor and he said if stretching doesn't help then circumcision is an option.

So I was wondering a few things:

1) Is this normal that I have to manually retract my foreskin- is this lifelong?

2) Are there other options than circumcision anyone knows about?

3) What exactly are the stretching exercises I'm supposed to be doing?

4) Are condoms supposed to be this hard to put on?

Thanks for any help or guidance!! :D

13 Replies

  • Sounds all pretty normal to me. I doubt you would get an NHS op with this story, but more and more are wanting plastic surgery to genitalia.

    Use plenty of lubrication, stick with it and I expect it will all settle down.

    The usual stretching exercises referred to are just retracting the foreskin with soap in the bath, but I suspect his/ her concentration was wondering off the topic at this time.

  • Thanks Goldfish!

  • Hi mate . I hate to tell you but what you are experiencing is pretty much normal. I can empathise with you. I have put up a similar post myself. I dare say you probably have a long foreskin . The reason why my foreskin rolled back behind my glans during an erection was my skin was short and didn't fully cover my knob even when flaccid . A nice sensation .

    In answer to your questions . In your case yes it's gonna be the norm for life. To prevent your 4skin moving forward during sex you could try keeping it back permanently . After time and from person observation and what cut guys have told me the corona (rim of the glans ) flares out holding the skin back. But do you want the Roundhead look. The problem with the excess skin and condom remains. The stretching exercises are just pulling back. I hate condoms for the reasons you do even forgetting the fact wearing one is like fucking with wellies on. Cut guys don't have the issues you have. So pop round and see me I have a sharp chopper. LOL . Cheers!

  • Ahah might not pop around for the sharp chopper! Thanks for the advice! :D

  • Normally you should be able to pull back after erection and then put condom . Condom has lubricants , so there should not be any problem during intercourse. If it's painful means the retraction is not fully ok and hence you may need circumcision. Before taking decision for surgery you can use steroid cream (Betnovate C or so ) and try to handle , to see if the retraction improves without any pain . Or else go for circumcision. Not a big deal

  • Thanks for the reply! :)

  • Hi CurlyCar

    I think it is all all right with you. But of course a specialist consultant could give you more answers. Only one thing. You need not be embarassed when you are putting on a condom, even if you have to make a little mavoeuvre on your foreskin. Your partner just have to be sympathetic with you. If she (or he, I do not know) does not accept your anatomy, it is her (his) problem! Every penis is different as every nose is different. You need not be ashamed of your penis, never. If you go to a gym or a swimming pool, take a look of the penises of your mates, and you will be convinced that everyone has his anatomy!

    Bye. Nick

  • Thanks for taking the time and replying Nick! I'm not as worried now thanks :D

  • That's OK! Nick

  • Just have to ask why you need to pull back before putting condom on ?

    I would just put condom over erect penis, skin and all. For me this avoided the skin pulling back during sex, which would sometimes hurt. I did not notice any difference in feeling.

  • Hi jaglad . I find having to have sex with a condom on as pleasurable being vacuum packed . Lucky you if you had no loss of feeling but I dare say most guys would miss the stimulation to their glans. A whole new topic I think.

  • Hi Snip

    Sorry did not make myself clear there. What I meant was pulling the skin back before putting on condom did not make any difference to feeling. Though to be honest, I felt better with 'skin on'. But, yes condom off is better than on. Though not a game changer.

    But in the early days when my skin would pull back and become tight under the head, then yes, condom was better.

    And without realising it we have started that new topic ...

  • When there is excitement actually nothing matters at young age . Send a photo to get right advice . Or meet a surgeon , he will guide .

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