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Im 18 years old and have never been able to retract my forskin, when i start to pull on it, it hurts so i stop.
is there anyway it can be loosend so i can pull it back??

Please help


You need to work some to loosen it, but gently. You don't need to pull it so hard it hurts. Get some lube and gently stretch the skin. It is going to take some time, it won't happen in a day. The more you can tolerate it the faster it will loosen. One thing, you never want to force the foreskin back, it can get "stuck" and that could lead to a visit to the ER.

Take your time, use some lube, and stretch a little at a time.

Hope it helps.


Is there a certain way I should stretch it ?


Stretch it whatever way is the most comfortable for you. Maybe gently using your fingers to expand and pulling the opening or sliding the foreskin down your shaft, not forcing it. I think it is more of a personal choice as everyone is a little different.

Whatever you do, just go easy. There may be some discomfort but you don't need to do it so hard that you're hurting yourself.

It can take some time but if you do it every day you'll notice it loosening up shortly.


Hi Manchester:

To retract the foreskin, one must grab the foreskin on the shaft and pull it rearward, but do not force it. If the foreskin will not retract then you must consider leaving it as it is or doing stretching exercises to make it retractable. You are fortunate to have a choice.

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. Some

believe that a penis with a non-retractile foreskin has more sensation and that sex is better. One just needs to see that your partner is well lubricated before you attempt penetration. One may need to add some personal lubricant if she does not lubricate.

It depends on just how tight your foreskin is. If it is really narrow and absolutely won't retract, then you can have penetrative sex without pain. On the other hand, if it just a little bit tight, then it is likely to be forced back during sex and that will hurt because it is tight. In that case, it probably would be better to stretch your foreskin until it glides easily back and forth.

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.

It is normal for teens to have a foreskin that does not retract. One’s foreskin is still developing. One can help it develop by stretching it.

The goal is to have a foreskin that glides smoothly back and forth so as to provide maximum pleasure.

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 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 every day so that it will grow wider.

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“How to Fix Phimosis and Tight Foreskins, Solutions That Work”

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