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i'm 17 and circumcised. ever since late october the right side of my penis on the foreskin has been red. it started happening after receiving a lot of oral sex from my girlfriend at the time. for about two months after that it was sort of dry sometimes and really itchy feeling (not to the point where i had to scratch at it). i think it never got better because i didn't really leave it alone. she was STD free, she was even tested. and we only had sex once, we lost our virginities to each other and used protection.

after those two months it stopped itching and i havent done anything sexual other than masturbation since december. that one side isn't as red as it once was, just sort of a pale pinkish color. it only itches very slightly when i wake up in a sweat or something like that.

i've just been applying vaseline to it twice a day for sometime now. as weeks go on the skin seems to be regaining normal color, but still more pale than the left side. when i masturbate it gets pretty red again.

it isnt painful or swollen or anything. it just gets me worried that i might have an infection.

does anyone have idea what this could be? if its normal and just healed as a different color because it was irritated for so long i'm not going to worry about it. or maybe its just dry from the very cold weather. but like i said as of right now the only thing i notice is a pinkish/very light red color to that side. no itching/burning/ or white stuff.

let me know, thanks.


Hi Kraig1999:

If you are circumcised, then you have been un-foreskinned and don't have a foreskin. 

Since you have been unforeskinned, you will need to use lubrication when you masturbate to avoid irritation and friction burns.

Masturbation is relaxing, pleasant, harmless, healthy, and contributes to restful sleep if done before bedtime.

 How you do it depends on whether you have an internally lubricated foreskin that glides up and down the shaft or you are circumcised.

 If you are foreskinned, then all you need to do is slide your foreskin back and forth. The internally lubricated foreskin glides without friction.

 If you are unforeskinned, then you will need some lubrication and you need to slide your hand up and down the shaft. You will likely injure yourself without lubricant. Some lubricants are baby oil, vegetable oil, personal lubricant, soapy water, and saliva.

 It is common, however, for a unforeskinned male, who has been deprived of his internally lubricated foreskin, to have friction burns if he does not apply external lubricant.