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Iam a 26 year old having a problem with my foreskin as it does not roll back when erect.So I decided to go and see a urologist.He examined and he was able to pull back my foreskin which was non erect very easily and said there was no need for circumcision.Now my only issue is that when erect when I try to pull back my foreskin will that cause a problem or will the skin loosen over a period of time.Should I try to pull back forefully everyday to loosen it? Iam confused please advice.


Hey there, I think I had the same problem with retracting the skin of my penis, it was really annoying as when in erection my penis started to hurt and it was really uncomfortable. Also I had a problem putting a condom as I previously had to roll the skin back so that I could put it on, I really had difficulties with it, but all of the sudden it somehow stopped, I don’t have problems with it anymore, like my foreskin became more elastic or something, I just have no clue what happened but hard times with it are history now. If you have more serious problems, if the top of your penis gets inflamed or something, you should go see your doctor, but meanwhile I think you could help yourself by rolling back and forward the foreskin, just in order to make it more elastic. If this doesn’t help, you ask for a medical help.


Hi Harri_1980:

If you want to retract you foreskin when you are erect, then you need to stretch it to make the tip wider.

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.

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.

It is never necessary to be circumcised. Non-retractile foreskin is not a reason to get a circumcision. Circumcision is a very destructive, damaging, and harmful operation. Furthermore, it is an ELECTIVE operation that in only done with the consent of the patient.