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My boyfriend has a beautiful penis and it seemed completely normal. (NOTE - he is uncircumsized)

I have recently found out that when a man gets an erection his foreskin should retract over the tip of the penis... this is normal.
We has always just assumed he was normal because he has no problems.. sexually, everything is great. He has no pain or discomfort and the penis is actually really aesthetically pleasing.

I'm just slightly worried because the internet says a lot about phimosis, and having to stretch the skin/ have surgery....
however, if there are no problems is it necessary to do anything?! 


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Don't read the internet so much.

If it's not a problem for you/him then don't make it one.

You're happy, he's happy, enjoy life.



njoynlife is right it's not a problem. Your boyfriend just has a tighter than usual forskin; nothing wrong with that.



To retract the foreskin, one must grab the foreskin on the shaft and pull it rearward. If the foreskin will not retract then you must consider leaving it as it is or doing stretching exercises.

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.

The medical profession has tried to make simple non-retractile foreskin into a disease called phimosis that must be surgically corrected by circumcision, which carries a large fee.

Men get along just fine with a non-retractile foreskin. Almost all boys are born with a non-retractile foreskin that become retractable in late childhood or puberty, but sometimes it does not become retractable and that is fine.