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MY FORESKIN

i hav not yet tried to pull my foreskin but its tight im 16 and idk abt it so plzz help. is it normal to have a little tight foreskin

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You probably have phimosis and would likely to go and have a circumcision.

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That’s complete nonsense. Simple stretching will loosen it.

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Your still quite young at your age circumcision is definitely not recommended. Your foreskin may be still attached to your glans I would suggest wait another year or so and see if anything changes you may be a late developer as ever is different.

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Well you have to define normal. Is it normal not to be able to retract your foreskin. No. Is it unusual or rare, no it is not. Many guys suffer from it. Depending on the severity of the phimosis the doctor can recommend either stretching, which requires time and effort on your part, or circumcision, which is a one of procedure that will remove the foreskin from your penis head.

Best thing to do is visit a urologist and go over the options with him. If for whatever reason you explicitly do not want a circumcision (though from person experience I can say there is nothing to be worried about as I am happy with it) make it clear to your doctor and go over the other options that you might have. Ultimately it is your penis so only you can make that decision, however I do recommend reading up on it both circumcision and stretching to get as much info as you can.

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To be honest it’s not that many guys that actually suffer from phimosis it’s about 1 in 100 guys and it’s usually resolved by stretching in the uk

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1 out of 100? Sources?

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medicalnewstoday.com/articl...

This I just one source I have more that also state 1%. If you want me to find them I will .

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Just under the table in this link en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi...

Be aware, their is a penis on this link.

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Hi Mr. Devil:

It is very normal to have a tight foreskin in one's teen years.

Do not worry. You are normal for your age. Your foreskin is still developing. You don’t have phimosis. You have a normal, non-retractable foreskin due to your youth.

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.

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Do not be misled by those who want you to have part of your penis cut off.

Every male starts life with a tight, non-retractable foreskin. Some get looser automatically and some need a little help.

The foreskin is supposed to be tight and non-retractable in childhood so that it provides protection, but it is supposed to retract and glide back and forth in adulthood. Teens are in transition between childhood and adulthood so frequently the foreskin is still non-retractable.

It is not necessary to have a foreskin that will retract. Some men live their entire lives with a non-retractable foreskin. They can masturbate, have penetrative sex, get married, and father children with a foreskin that does not retract.

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You may clean non-retractile foreskin with a rubber-bulb ear syringe. Just fill the syringe with lukewarm water and squirt it into the foreskin.

It is easy to make your foreskin wider and looser by manual stretching.

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Almost all boys are born with a foreskin that does not retract. This is normal. It takes years for the ability to retract to develop. About ½ of boys have a retractable foreskin by 10.4 years of age. Many adolescents still have foreskins that have tips that are too narrow to pass back over the penis head. These foreskins may be gently stretched over a period of time to cause them to widen. In most cases, the foreskin becomes retractable by age eighteen.

When your penis is erect, gently pull your foreskin back against the head of the penis. As the head attempts to pass through the foreskin it will stretch the skin a little. Do this several times every day and in a few weeks or months your foreskin will widen and you will be able to retract your foreskin. Do NOT force retraction. Do NOT cause yourself pain.

It works by tissue expansion. Stretching skin induces “mitosis” which is a word that means “division of cells”. New skin cells are formed and the skin expands but it takes some time. The increase in size is permanent. Be patient and give mitosis time to work.

The important thing is to put the skin under tension several times every day so that it will grow wider.

Betamethasone valerate ointment, which is available by prescription may help, but it won’t work by itself. Manual stretching is still required.

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There are some who would want you to be circumcised. Circumcision is a horrible, mutilating, destructive, harmful operation, that takes off the best part of the penis. It should be considered a last resort after conservative treatment fails. One may prefer to remain as one is rather than undergo circumcision.

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You sir, are clearly biased. Stop scaring the kid.

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Manual stretching has no risks and is much safer than any surgery so I am guiding him away from danger. Why would you object to that, unless you have an agenda to promote circumcision?

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Because you, sir have no clue how severe his issue is, even if it is an issue. You say circumcision is a horrendous mutilation of a male penis which is a blatant lie and you should be ashamed of it. You are telling him to do what YOU think is right, whereas I tell him to get informed and do what HE thinks is right. You are in no position, neither professional nor any other to tell anyone what they shouldn't do especially when you support your "claims" with lies, hyperbole and other made up and highly subjective opinions.

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The guy is normal.

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Don't listen to all these charlatans on the web claiming circumcision is evil - how do they know circumcised men experience less sensitivity when they've never been circumcised themselves? It is an internal contradiction in and of itself. Unlike those charlatans on the web, I have been BOTH circumcised and uncircumcised; and I can attest to the best of my sincere knowledge that the distinction in terms of sensitivity between circumcised and uncircumcised is absolutely negligible. New nerve cells grow in erogenous areas of the penis as the incision heals. The penis is the penis, it has nerve cells all over it and not loss of extra foreskin will rob you from the wonders of sex. On the contrary, ever since I was circumcised I've noticed that my orgasms are more powerful and my ejaculations are a lot more voluminous.

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I made no mention of sensitivity in my post above, so I am surprised that you are attacking me on those grounds. I suppose you are on the defensive.

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Not in the post above but in so many other posts you did!

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The charletans circumcise.

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No, the charlatans tell lies and try to scare off men from getting circumcised.

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Circumcision is a mutilation.

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Your personal opinion and hundreds of thousands of men beg to differ.

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Of course they deny being mutilated. Very few men wish to recognize a deficiency in their penises. Nonetheless, circumcision is a drastic mutilation.

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Sigh ...

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the experience our brother is having is for the same reason i considered the cut

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Don’t listen to anyone on weather too circumcise your penis or not! It is your penis and your choice, so do research about it make sure you use multiple sites and not just one because it may be biased, and the consult your doctors and make up your mind.

Please remember their are other options than circumcision.

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Well said!

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Another fellow member of the anti-circumcision sect?

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No but I’m also not a member of the pro- circumcision sect!

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Neither do I!

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For 16, you are normal. You may start attempting retraction to help the process.

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That’s complete nonsense. Simple stretching will solve the problem.

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I wish him good luck with the stretching. He gonna need it.

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The guy is normal for his age, so why are you so anxious for him to be mutilated?

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He’s technically not normal for his age, he should be able to pull I back by now, so he should start trying to stretch it, but it could take until age 18 for it to loosen if not then it’s definitely a real cause of phimosis and not just the foreskin being naturally tight or fused.

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Therefore needing real stretching, time and effort or a circumcision if he feels he wants that, but it’s not recommended in most doctors to be done before stretching has been tried.

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My experience (30 tears) dealing with this subject reveals that tightness during the teen years is normal. If he were phimotic, there’d be a problem, but from his description, that’s not the case. He does not have phimosis. My guess is that with dedicatex stretching, he can resolve the issue in six weeks to two months.

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It should not be tight at the age of 16 and at the age of 18 it’s considered real phimosis less than 1% of boys have tight foreskin from 16 - 18.

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Tightness in the teens is a lot more common than you claim. It’s not a serious matter.

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It obviously isn’t,

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi...

Warning theirs a penis on that link

medicalnewstoday.com/articl...

No penis on that link, this proves it.

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Why are you so argumentative when I’ve actually had experience in the field.

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I’m argumentative because your saying it’s normal when it’s not it’s not common to still have tight foreskin after the age of 16

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Just cause you have had it does not mean its “normal”

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What do you mean?

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I mean it’s not normal and not a lot of people get it just because you have had it.

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i recommend you go for the cut. it will makes things much easier for you. the foreskin is a very tender and tend to get bruised easily, a tiny scratch makes you uncomfortable for hour even a day two. when you become of age, sex will be uncomfortable for the skin will be moving back and forth. cleaning it it also is a problem. imagine its already tight and inserting a cleaning tool inside (a rubber-bulb ear syringe etc) i dont think its comfortable. more over it gives a conducive environment for bacteria to flourish. which one is better, gushing water in a invisible surface when cleaning or rubbing a visible surface. its my advice to just consider the cut. when you chop it off, easy life, no pain with attractive appearance. your conscience is right, for you to bring the issue in this forum, you must have been thinking about it, and for you to have thought about it, it must have been bothering you and for something to bother you, it must have been bringing you uncomfort..... consider the cut

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Bacteria inside the foreskin are necessary for good health.

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No offence but just about everything he said is bullshit, please don’t listen to him

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I used to have foreskin attached to my glans as I was younger but, well I masturbated as normally and eventually it started loosin up

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All you need to do is some stretching exercises, safely without tearing your foreskin, search up stretching for phimosis you will find alot of information and also consult your Gp

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As far as I am aware it is not normal I agree with ryanr with saying wait a year or so but if it's affecting you seek medical advice from your gp

I forced mine when I was 16 (now 23) and I have never had such an embarrassing a&e visit in my life according to hospital because I left it overnight with the skin stuck behind the head i could have ended up having it amputated (the pain was horrible) but there are a couple if things you can try.

1.stretching by placing your two little fingers for five mins a day about 3 times a day after first couple of weeks then use bigger fingers this did not work for me but it might for you.

2.there might be some form of medicinal cream.

3.circumcision after speaking with a healthcare professional they may suggest that it's advisable to be circumcised

And as embarrassing as it may be ask a parent if possible

I found out that phimosis runs in my family my dad and grandad had it my grandad didn't tell my dad he was circumcised my dad split his foreskin and I am now circumcised so asking family may be beneficial hipe this helps.

:) hopefully no matter the way it fixes itself or it gets sorted

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