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Getting circumcised next week! Do you have any advice for me?

mnt1997
mnt1997

I’m 20 years old and I’ve been struggling with a rather “mild” phimosis my whole life. Just recently I’ve decided on getting this procedure done, but I’m a little afraid. So I would really appreciate it if someone who has had gone through this procedure could give me some advice.

Ps: how do I avoid getting those “skin tunnels” over the circ scar? What circumcision style is better in your opinion?

Thank you! :)

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I had it done two weeks ago but if it's mild have you tried stretching?

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Hidden

Hey! I’ve tried it but it’s really annoying and time consuming lol. I also have a very short frenulum. Sex is a little bit painful(not oral sex, but penetrative sex certainly is) so I wanna get rid of the problem as soon as possible!

Is it painful tho? With all the stitches, swelling etc?

You do realize sex and pleasure will never be the same... you will have it for the rest of your life. You should just stretch it daily...

Stretching didn’t work for me and I don’t believe there is anything wrong with getting circumcised. Thank you anyways! :)

jimfromcalif
jimfromcalif in reply to mnt1997

If stretching didn’t work, you did it wrong.

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to jimfromcalif

Maybe, but honestly I’d rather have it fixed with circumcision!

jimfromcalif
jimfromcalif in reply to mnt1997

Write that down and take a look at what ypu wrote in 20 years. You’ll live to regret your poor choice.

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to jimfromcalif

That’s rude! I mean I get that you’re against circumcision but that doesn’t mean everyone else is, hope you understand that

jimfromcalif
jimfromcalif in reply to mnt1997

I see no rudeness in sharing truth. I suggest that your rejection of truth is bordering on rudeness. That people embrace genital mutilation does not equate to being right or smart. I understand body dysmorphic disorder well enough to petition against its practice.

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to jimfromcalif

Sorry if I came across as rude! I really appreciate your concern but I don’t see circumcision as something negative :)

misterhyde
misterhyde in reply to mnt1997

You are not being rude. That guy is an intactivist and is against circumcision and can't be reasoned with.

jimfromcalif
jimfromcalif in reply to mnt1997

The only two reasons stretching won’t work are: 1. Unresolved skin disease, most commonly, yeast; 2. Improper technique and/or lack of sufficient effort. When skin is healthy, the laws of nature dictate that skin, mucosa and muscle tissue will grow when put under tension. Mild phimosis is generally curable within the same time frame as recovery from circumcision, and no side effects or complication result. Both the frenar band and the frenulum can be enlarged.

misterhyde
misterhyde in reply to mnt1997

Stretching doesn't work in most cases. I've tried it, and it can make things worse.

Rory87
Rory87 in reply to Hidden

How is your recovery going. I am a week post procedure tomorrow and still quite swollen and still finding I'm bleeding, which I was expecting at night because of erections

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Rory87

Hello! How is it like? Is it painful? I haven’t gone through the procedure yet, I’m getting it done next week!

Can you tell me more about the recovery process? Thank youu

Rory87
Rory87 in reply to mnt1997

Hello. Honestly extremely surprised I have not had any pain whatsoever I was expecting quite a bit. So no I wouldn't say it's painful at all. I bled for the fist couple of days regularly but not excessively (if that makes sense) but have bled at least once everyday this week. I suffered with the same issue of phimosis and the stretching didn't work for me.

I hope that's a little helpful

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Rory87

It is really helpful! Thank you very much!

Ps: what do you do with erections? Are they dangerous, do they hurt? Also when can you start jerking off and having sex again?

Thank you again hahah :)

Rory87
Rory87 in reply to mnt1997

You're more than welcome. Happy to share if it's going to help someone else.

Erections are the worst part. At night seems to be the only time they are a problem and the advice I have been given is to go to bed with as much of an empty bladder as possible or to try taking bromide which is something that the soldiers use to take to prevent them. I have been awoken through the night (not a lot) with a feeling of like stretching which has been an erection and only thing can really do is think of something else.

The advice around masturbating and sex varies but my urologist has told me 6 weeks 😤 lol

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Rory87

Thank you soooo much!

6 weeks?! I can’t even get a day without jerking off lol, but well you gotta do what you gotta do 😂.

Rory87
Rory87 in reply to mnt1997

It's only been a week and it's killing me already lol 😂. Keep having to think of the end game. All I know is come week 6 I won't been seen much of 😂

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Rory87

Hahahaha oh my god I don’t think I’ll be able wait for so long! But I bet it’s going to be worth it, and I’ll make sure to make up for all the time lost 😂

Phimosis has really affected my sex life, penetration is painful af lol and I’m always afraid of cutting my frenulum off. So I’m really excited to finally having this done 😎🤟

Rory87
Rory87 in reply to mnt1997

Hahahahaha 😂.

Yeah I understand where you're coming from with that. It affected me but didn't think much of it tried the stretching and tried steroidal cream but neither worked. Just wish I had done it earlier in life as am 10 years older than you.

Am sure you will be fine and it will all go well for you 👍🏻

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Rory87

Same! I tried both but they never worked.

And heyyy it’s never too late! You’re still so young lol.

Good luck with your recovery! And thank you so much for all the info, it really helps to know what you’re getting into 😂

Vijju66
Vijju66 in reply to mnt1997

Don't do traditional circumcisions

I will recommend

Do ALISKLAMP STITCHLESS

CIRCUMCISION or ZSR STITCHLESS

CIRCUMCISION

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Vijju66

I’ll google that! Thank you very much!

You might consider canceling your appointment and try those stretching exercises. I believe most circumcisions turn out alright, but the recovery process is remarkably long - meaning painful or inconvenient for weeks or even months, and sometimes it doesn't turn out all right. On the other hand, stretching exercises have only one possible downside: They may not work, in which case, you can always get your circumcision later.

On the other hand, the stretching exercises can be quite enjoyable. Of course you have to be erect for the exercises to work. Where it gets really nice is when you get a friend or family member to help you out.

When stretching sufficiently to be effective, it can be a bit painful (I'm told), so you could tell close friends or relatives that you won't do it to yourself, and therefore, you need their help.

- Jeremy, Medibation.com

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Medibation

Hey! Thank you for the info but I’m not really keen on stretching exercises, I’ve done them before but they never seem to work on me!

I want a permanent solution (getting circumcised)

Yes go for it. Modern circumcision is very good now. Sometimes stitches are not required. I went for a local anasethic the jabs were a little painful but worth it. I went for a tight cut. It is perfect now, no problems and looks great. My wife loves it. Go for it. Recovery takes a while but look after it keep it clean you will be fine

Pain should not be experience in stretching. It is necessary to get only to the point of the onset of discomfort. Nor is an erection necessary or even desirable as it may prevent a proper grip. Only a skin disease interferes with the efficacy of stretching, and that is most frequently yeast. Yeast control should run concurrently with stretching, and especially so when employing the steoid cream generally prescribed. The steroid actually encourages yeast growth, thereby being counterproductive. I suspect this could be a major factor in the oft claimed failure of stretching. Truth is that stretching cannot fail when done properly.

Hey! What’s the difference between that procedure and a full on circumcision? I mean does it have any drawbacks? Thank you :)

jimpollard
jimpollardAdministrator

We have a pinned post on circumcision which is worth a read:

healthunlocked.com/mensheal...

Hey mnt1997, how was the procedure and your experience recovering from the surgery?

mnt1997
mnt1997 in reply to Jamie_12

Send me a dm! I’m more than willing to answer all your questions :)

Go for Medium and tight with Glue option. Be careful if you are doing free hand. Check the profile of Circumciser.

To each his own..I hope you are happy with your new dick..after you heal please remember you'll need lubricant were you might not have before? To Jerk off I wish you speedy healing a

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