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Hello im 14 years old and ive never tried to pull back my foreskin,

To do this do i need to have a warm bath, then move it back a little bit, then repeat this until it gets to rim of head??

and then you clean the smegma if you have got some??

please reply someone

Your Hopefully: lajj - The wondering person 8-|


Hi Lajj:

You are blessed with an erogenous, highly-innervated, protective foreskin. Many unforeskinned guys would envy your foreskin even though it does not retract. You display great wisdom in wanting to avoid circumcision.

You are very fortunate to have parents that did not circumcise you. You have a whole, complete penis so you have sex the way nature intended it.

Almost all boys are born with a foreskin that does not retract. The foreskin gradually becomes retractable over a period of many years. By age 10.4 years about ½ of boys have a retractable foreskin. Most of the rest become retractable during puberty. Ninety-eight percent of boys have a retractable foreskin by age 18. Many teens have foreskins that do not retract because the foreskin is still developing.

Grab your foreskin in the shaft area and gently pull it back. If the tip is wide enough, then it should retract and expose the head.

When it retracts you will find some smegma that has been accumulating harmlessly since you were born.

Don’t let people frighten you with horror stories about smegma. They aren’t true.

Smegma collects harmlessly under the foreskin from birth. It is normally white in color. Some people believe that smegma resembles cream cheese. It is common for a teen who retracts his foreskin for the first time to find a large accumulation of smegma, which has been harmlessly accumulating under the foreskin since birth.

Smegma is a natural, normal, harmless, and healthy substance. It is a mixture of exfoliated skin and skin oils. Smegma does NOT cause cancer. There is a lot of false and incorrect information about smegma circulating on the Internet and elsewhere.

It won’t hurt if it stays there for a while, but it can get irritating and smelly if it stays for a very long time without being washed away, so it is good practice to wash the smegma away once in a while. Washing with soap should be avoided because it can dry out the mucosal tissue and cause non-specific dermatitis.

Since smegma is composed of exfoliated skin and skin exfoliation occurs continuously, smegma is continuously forming. You may expect to see a little more every day.

Accumulated smegma may get hardened and difficult to remove if it stays a very long time such as under a foreskin that is not retracted. Olive oil has been recommended for softening and removing hardened smegma.

Do not worry too much about your smegma. It Is harmless. 

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