This site discusses phimosis in its specific forms of phimotic ring, frenulum breve, adhesions or skinbridges. During erection these conditions inhibit the relationship between foreskin and glans. This functionally restricts the erection, and thus has an effect on the sexuality. With our culture's attitudes on health care, it would be appropriate to monitor boys before puberty and encourage early prevention.

2012 : note from author: My previous idea of monitoring boys before puberty is impractical, unecessary and now only of historical interest. please see Postscript.

updates and supporting education on new site : Phimosis.cloud

BEARING THE PAIN OF SLIGHT RETRACTION

Hi there..
Last night I was doing some research on circumsized / uncircumsized pensis's and I discovered that I have the condition called Phimosis... when I finally got the clinical name for my condition, I found your site.

I'm 22 years old, uncircumsized, and I saw in some pictures on a few sites that some men were able to retract their foreskin all the way behind the "head" of the penis. I've never been able to do that, and the few times that I tried, I experience pain... what is described on your site is exactly what I have.

I just thought I'd e-mail you in an attempt to get some additional info or advice on it. I don't want to become circumsized, mainly because of the pain that I think it will cause.... in addition, my fiance' doesn't want me to do it either. I can usually bear the pain of slight retraction during sex, but she knows it bothers me at times. I read on your site that the skin can be ripped as well. I'm lucky that it hasn't happened to me as yet.

Is there anything you can tell me in relation to this, I read about the creams and the stretching, the slitting of the foreskin, etc.. as far as you know, what would you recommend. Has anyone mailed you with similar scenarios before? I'm getting a little worried because I don't want to beleive its a serious problem.

Let me know what you think.. thanks for whatever input you can provide.

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I think you might have some success with stretching, ...

Beause yours is a childhood phimosis, (you say you could never retract it), ... then you should be able to stretch it, we have recently been researching this on ARC, and the 4 or 5 men I've advised in the last month, seem to fit the pattern, ...

http://www.male-initiation.net/stretching.html
is sort of a good start, but it seems stretching in showers (and thus steam?) might help ...

>Has anyone mailed you with similar scenarios before?
TONS otherwise I'd have never been able to get so far with research in the face of the ignorance which abounds on this subject.

>I'm getting a little worried because I don't want to beleive its a serious problem.
hummm I'm not going to get too inolved with answering this, you see if when you retract you experience pain, ... which you can just bear ... hummm ... ? ... the main consolation is theres possibly a very simple cure, and theres lots of other men like you.
Cheers
Robin