AN UNDERSTANDING OF STRETCHING AND LSA
.... my foreskin has become much much looser than it ever has been
before. The other week I noticed that I had a developed some tearing
of my foreskin on one side and so I have taken it a little easier over
the last few days.
If I don't stretch it for a few days I have noticed that it has
a tendency to tighten up again. Interestingly enough though, to get
it to where it was (post stretching era) is not as difficult the second
time around as it was when I started out (pre stretching era).
I've a couple of thoughts,
If your phimosis was since birth, it was not
caused by LSA, and therefore it will stretch.
LSA: lichen sclerosus atrophicus... Lichen means some sort of mixture
between fungi and algae, sclerosus means scarring, atrophic means
degenerative, --- it seems simple phimotic rings stretch, but when
are connected with "degenerative fungal scarrings" (LSA)
At times a simple phimotic ring can degenerate to a "lichenoid
--- By stretching what we're doing is reversing or preventing this
atrophic (degenerative) process.
From what I've heard a simple phimotic ring doesn't give up, once
stretched it needs stretching every couple of days ... but you'll find
gets easier to stretch, ... its on the way to regenerating
Are you still with me? -
The question is now, how does one prevent LSA from developing?
I've been wondering about the rips, ... I've heard people saying
a phimosis rips it gets worse ... lets think sensibly, ... when once
phimotic ring ripped it bled, - lets imagine its a rip like anywhere
on the skin, .. when I bleed there is a scar afterwards, when I was
scar was gone in a day, when I was 40 it took a week ... so I don't
ripping in itself is going to permanently tighten the phimosis (except
older age) ... but rips, and open wounds can pick up other infections
So, here I return to your first question (in private mail), the
If the phimosis will stretch then creams would help this ... I don't
which creams, .... but surely most important would be a bit of Dean's
lubrication jelly to help prevent the skin from ripping in the first
An interesting question would be what sort of antiseptic, or
anti-lichenoid cream could actually prevent or reverse any lichenoid
Wearing the foreskin retracted to keep the area dry may be the simplest
Just a few thoughts, hope you can follow me, ..
Good Luck Robin
Subject: Re: ARC: stretching and LSA
Hi to all-
I find this quite interesting as stretching is something I started
and have found it to work quite well. The lubricant Robin mentioned
"Astroglide" and it is as close to the natural lubricant
as can be formulated-
and works quite well. I have also found that Vaseline Intensive Care
provides healing for minor irritations on the foreskin.
As to stretching- I even do it at night when waking up with an erection-
my recommendation is to stretch daily-- it becomes rather pleasurable
so is not
a 'burden' to do it and the benefits are great!! After once having
tight foreskin- now to be able to fully retract when erect without
"ring" is quite nice.