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Is my Penis supposed to look like this


Im 16 and i was wondering because on porn websites all the penises i see the foreskin is retracted, even the uncircumzied (when errect) but i was getting a bit scared because i cant pull my foreskin back too much when not errect and not at all when i am. When i am you cant see the head because it is completley covered by my foreskin. It looks like the picture on the left even when its boner, and the foreskin looks tight.


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I think you have phimosis and if you don’t know what that is then search it up and it can be fixed by stretching or circumcision.

I was looking at it but i cant find stretches

If you contact the chrity 15 Square they will advise you on stretching techniques.

You should go see a doctor he’ll explain phimosis to you and how to stretch it, and have you tried searching up phimosis stretching?

Ill have a look Thanks!

No problem happy to help

Make sure not to tear your skin when stretching! This could make it worse!

Yeah I’m getting circumcised after the summer I tried creams and stretching the creams did nothing and the stretches caused my foreskin to rip so be carful be gentle start of small and work your way up slowly

Good luck

Stretching healthy skin will not cause it to tear. You probably have a yeast condition which needs to be cleared up first. The steroid commonly prescribed actually makes the skin susceptible to a yeast infection, so when using it, steps to prevent yeast should also be taken. If you’re willing to try again, you can prevent circumcision. For professional advice and coaching, go to

It all depends on how hard you stretch your skin, and remembering all foreskin is different, it can be really thin, and it can be really think, or in can be in the middle, and their could already be existing tear or weak skin their from something, which will make it more likely to tear, so be careful if you have anything like that when stretching.

But it’s unlikely that your skin will tear, but you should always take caution because this can make the situation worse, plus it would be quite painful.

The first rule always is not to cause pain.

John, your situation has an easy solution without surgery. Go to to learn proven techniques.


Hey man, I’m also 16 and I was in the exact same position as you as I couldn’t be pure my foreskin back comfortably when erect. I just got my circumcision done on the 28th of June there and it was so much more worth it! I have a girlfriend of 2 years and things feel so much better! Tell me how you get on bro.

It is not necessary to tell your parents. Actually, it is better if you don’t. They might take you to get circumcised, which is the last thing you want.

Please 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. It is not uncommon for teen guys to have a foreskin that does not retract.

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.


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.

There are three possible reasons that a foreskin will not retract.

1. The tip of the foreskin is too tight to pass back over the head.

2. The frenulum is too short to permit retraction.

3. There is a fusion or adhesion of the inner foreskin to the glans penis.

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.

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.

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 grows 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.


You are still quite young, try stretching and creams if needed. I was well into my twenties before I could pull back and everything worked as it should otherwise. In my opinion, surgery should be a last resort.

If you still have the problem i have doctor contact in internet, an urologist you can count on him. He is a turkish doctor. You can contact him with instagram: “haydardumen1931”

If having a boner, and pain is present. Its a problem. For me, get circumcision for health benefit because you can clean the smegma, but lost of sensitivity of the head.

Hey im 14 and i have the same problem have you fixed it? If u have What did you do?

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