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17 y/o and my foreskin is still attached to my penis. What do I do?

So I am 17, turning 18 soon. I am sort of a late bloomer, only started puberty around 1.5 years ago (though i do have pubic hair and some facial hare, and my voice is deep).

When I pull my foreskin back, there is a small line of foreskin that prevents it from going any further (on the bottom when looking down at it). It is connected near the tip of the head. It doesn't look like it will go away any time soon (as in it is quite firmly there)

I have read that the 'adhesion' is supposed to deteriorate before puberty, though mines still hasn't and I am a bit worried.

I don't really want to resort to circumcision. And I was wondering if there's anything I can do to make it deteriorate faster.

Thank you in advance!

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Are you sure that this is an adhesion and not just your frenulum?

Are you able to retract it all all when flacid or erect?

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Yeah you're right, sorry, it's just the frenulum. I googled it.

And I cant retract the foreskin in either case because of this. (Also my foreskin my be tight because when erect, i cant get it very far down)

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Try stretching it over time.

You can get some tips by googling "foreskin stretching".

Try soaking in warm bath and pulling it back as far as you can and holding it there for 5 or so minutes each time you bath or shower.

Best thing is to visit docs as they can give you a steroid cream that thins the skin and aids stretching.

It's nothing to be embarrassed about.

This is a really common problem that doctors see all the time and they won't even bat an eyelid.

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Thanks for your advice.

I’ll try talk to a doctor. I’m just a little nervous talking to my parents about it because we haven’t really discussed stuff like this. But I’ll be sure to get it done.

Thanks again :)

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Go with the stretching, you may not need to do anything else. It is possible that the first time you do pull back, if that happens, it may feel tight and uncomfortable. Just gently ease it back up. But as ever if in pain or real discomfort, see a Doc.

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You are blessed with a protective, highly-innervated, erogenous full-length foreskin. Many unforeskinned guys would envy your foreskin. You display great wisdom in wanting to avoid circumcision.

You should thank your parents for protecting your physical integrity. Because of your physical integrity you will be able to have sex the way nature intended it.

sexasnatureintendedit.com/

doctorsopposingcircumcision...

There are two types of attachment of the foreskin to the glans penis (head). The frenulum at the bottom of the penis is normal and supposed to be there. The other is the lingering fusion from childhood.

Baby boys are born with the inner layer of the foreskin fused with the surface of the underlying glans penis. This is natural, normal, and protects against infection. Over some years, the fusion spontaneously disintegrates and releases the inner foreskin. This usually happens prior to puberty, but not always.

It is not uncommon in adolescence to have the inner layer of the foreskin still fused to the glans penis. It is not a serious problem. Do not worry!

Apparently, your foreskin has not yet released, although it probably is about ready to release due to your age. You can try peeling the foreskin away from the glans penis to see if you can break the remaining fusion. Use your thumbs. Do it carefully and little by little. It may take you several tries to get it all.

The foreskin can also adhere to the glans penis if it is not retracted on a regular basis.

When you pull the foreskin away, the head will be red in color, where the separation occurred, for a while. Put some Vaseline under your foreskin to prevent it from re-adhering to the head.

You may also try "ballooning" your foreskin by pinching the tip shut when you pee and causing the foreskin to fill with pee. That will lift the foreskin away from the head and tear away the fusion.

When your foreskin does separate you will probably find a large deposit of smegma that has been harmlessly collecting since your birth. Do not worry about it. Just wash it off.

If you can’t get it to separate by pulling on it, then a urologist can help you. It is called “lysing”.

Many doctors will want to do a circumcision because they make lots of money from doing a circumcision. Circumcision is not necessary and extremely harmful. Just say NO.

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Absolutely. BE GLAD you have a foreskin!

Good luck, young man.

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You are blessed with a protective, highly-innervated, erogenous full-length foreskin. Many unforeskinned guys would envy your foreskin. You display great wisdom in wanting to avoid circumcision.

You should thank your parents for protecting your physical integrity. Because of your physical integrity you will be able to have sex the way nature intended it.

doctorsopposingcircumcision...

sexasnatureintendedit.com/

That piece of skin at the bottom of the glans is called the frenulum. Almost every male is born with a frenulum. It is normal and it is supposed to be there.

The frenulum has a high level of sensation because of its high innervation and serves to limit the rearward travel of the foreskin. The stretching of the frenulum during sexual intercourse helps to trigger orgasm and ejaculation.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frenu...

acroposthion.com/anatomy-an...

If your foreskin bunches up behind the head when you retract you most likely have a short frenulum (frenulum breve). Test it by pulling back on the foreskin. If the head of your penis bends down when you pull back your foreskin, you have frenulum breve.

You can stretch the frenulum manually just like you do your foreskin. That is the best course of action if the frenulum is too short to permit your foreskin to retract. Search the Internet for:

willywellbeing.com/forums/f...

drelastic.com/

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