BRUTE FORCE - stretching by tugging
All too frequently it is thought that forcefully retracting the foreskin
will cure phimosis.A great many extra childhood problems are caused by this inappropriate
ex.7 "The first 10 years of my life were punctuated by occasional episodes
of pure hell (painful infected penis, or embarrassment & terror caused
by clumsy, insensitive doctors who yanked the foreskin back while muttering
about smegma & my need to be circumcised) followed by months of inattention
e.g.8 "The doctor told my mother that my foreskin would have to be retracted
and stretched daily but after a few days my mother gave up because
I couldn't bear the pain and kept on crying. So, any treatment was
forgotten and I continued to grow up with my phimosis."
e.g.9 "The pains I suffered by the doctor who was trying to retract my foreskin
were very extreme, I remember especially one occasion when I was five
years old. At this point he suggested a circumcision but wanted to
retry it once more, I myself was never asked,"
e.g.10 "Today I was watching my husband pulling our son's foreskin, his delicate
skin formed tiny tears and started bleeding. We were instructed to
do this by our pediatrician. I was mortified. .... I came across your
website, and am very happy to have found it. We have noticed our son
naturally stretching his penis- we never knew why. Now we do. - We
just want to thank you."
Speaking of a 2 yr. old e.g.11 "I took him to his pediatrician who forcefully pulled back his foreskin
and advised me to continue this practice. My husband did so twice but
it seemed to cause my son so much pain that I insisted that we stop.
I contacted the pediatrician again and he stood by his recommendation
- Since reading your info, I have encouraged him to pull forward on
I believe this is all an
unfortunate reflection of our cultures attitude to pain and male genitals.
Though certainly an exception, one father (incidently a plumber!) justified
the effects of stretching his sons foreskin as follows, "a bit of pain
never hurt anyone - he also howls when he goes to the dentist".
The pain inflicted on boys who have their foreskins tugged at and
forecefully retracted leaves very strong traumatic memories. The use
of force is astounding for any intelligent medical care: the effect
of pain is to build fear about exactly what we are trying to achieve: uninhibited and natural retraction of the foreskin.