Hi, I am having a problem with my foreskin. When it is pulled back behind the glans, it is extremely tight. In addition to this, I have many pimples around the edge of my glans and my glans smells like fish, even when I clean it regularly with hot water. Does anyone know anything about my problems? Thanks.
Keep stretching your foreskin and it should loosen up.
Pimple around the glans? Look up "pearly penile papules." See if that's what they are.
A fish smell, good hygeine is important. Use a plain soap and wash thoroughly. It can indicate a yeast infection too.
I have been stretching it for months and I've been told not to use soap just hot water. My foreskin is extremely tight even when trying to stretch it
You can use soap, but a "plain" soap, not some scented body wash thing.
Just keep stretching. The alternative is a circumcision and you don't want that.
Would it be better to just keep the foreskin back behind the glans?
Some guys do.
Please don't give up on stretching though. When your foreskin slides freely up and down it can really feel good.
If the stretching doesn't work, is circumcision the only option left? I wouldn't like to go down that route if possible...
Stretching is the first choice.
The next option would be a steroid cream (prescription) used in conjunction with stretching.
Last would be circumcision.
Ok thank you
You are blessed with a protective, highly-innervated, erogenous foreskin. Many unforeskinned guys would envy your foreskin. You display great wisdom in wanting to avoid circumcision,
You should thank your parents for protecting your physical integrity. Because of your physical integrity you will be able to have sex the way nature intended it.
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.
Foreskin retraction is not absolutely necessary. A male may masturbate, have sexual intercourse, and father children with a non-retractile foreskin. Some believe that sex is better with a non-retractile foreskin.
It is normal for teens to have a foreskin that does not retract. One’s foreskin is still developing. If you want your foreskin to retract (not everyone wants a retractable foreskin), then you can help it develop ability to retract by stretching it.
If you choose to stretch your foreskin, then 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 several times 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.
Search the Internet for:
“How to Fix Phimosis and Tight Foreskins, Solutions That Work”
and you will find the information and support you need.