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Old 07-29-2004, 09:36 PM   #1
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Concerned over never having cleaned uncircumsized Penis!

I'm uncircumsized, and have some questions and concerns. I was NOT taught as a young boy by my mother to bring back my foreskin to clean, I'm not even sure if she did that when I was a baby (kinda embarrased to ask her). Basically, my foreskin is very tight, and has only come back once, and I think that may have only been partially (I did'nt look, I just tried to get it back as fast as possible because it hurt like a @#$#$ and kinda burned). My concerns are as follow:

1) I am 25, and have NEVER brought back my foreskin, for cleaning or any other purpose...not sure if my mother did when I was an infant. Could there be a negative long term affect if I don't start cleaning under the foreskin soon? Only reason I'm asking is because I've only recently discovered that i'm supposed to clean there, and not because it hurts, or looks weird, or anything like that. Should I be worried? I don't have any strong smells coming from there either.

 
Old 07-29-2004, 11:22 PM   #2
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Re: Concerned over never having cleaned uncircumsized Penis!

It is imp to clean under the skin regularly for hygiene reasons. Also it is better during sex if your skin is pulled back. Makes you last longer. Try to pull the skin back while taking a bath. Apply a water based lubricant if it is too tight intitally. With time it will come back simply by pulling it back


 
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Old 07-30-2004, 12:13 AM   #3
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Re: Concerned over never having cleaned uncircumsized Penis!

Hopefully, Lance2 will be by soon to help you with the retractibility issue...

I just wanted to say that the foreskin is almost always adhered to the glans at birth, and seperates on its own over the years. Pulling back a baby's foreskin to clean is not necessary or adviseable. The first person to pull the foreskin back should be the boy himself, at which point the parent can encourage proper hygiene.

Edit: Oops! GeoffB is the one who knows about stretching.

Last edited by Darkfur; 07-30-2004 at 04:21 AM. Reason: credit where credit is due

 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:04 AM   #4
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Re: Concerned over never having cleaned uncircumsized Penis!

Darkfur is right about retracting infant foreskins. That can cause terrible damage. The foreskin is fused to the glans like a fingernail to a finger in about 99% of infant boys. Doctors separate it from the glans with forceps before performing infant circumcision. At this stage there is no cavity for germs to collect in so there is no need to retract for washing until the foreskin naturally separates from the glans.
You should have been told to retract when you were a boy, though but the foreskin becomes retractable at differing ages so it can be hard for a parent to know when to raise the subject. It is likely that your mother was not aware that this subject needed to be raised with you. If your father was cut he may not have known either. The good news is that it is not too late.
Here is the link to my detailed stretching instructions. They are on an old board that is now hidden from easy viewing but the link still works.
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=178155
To copy and paste it highlight the address and press "Ctrl" and "c". Then delete the address in the web browser's Address window and with the cursor still in that window press "Ctrl" and "v". Then press the "Enter" key.
Thatís on a PC. There must be similar shortcuts on a Mac but I donít know them.
Have a read and get back with any questions. The post also covers some related problems like the over sensitivity you describe when you attempted to retract.
Good luck and I hope this helps,
Geoff

 
Old 07-30-2004, 05:41 AM   #5
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Re: Concerned over never having cleaned uncircumsized Penis!

My major concern is health related right now. Since I haven't been cleaning under the foreskin, are there any health issues?

 
Old 07-30-2004, 05:56 AM   #6
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Re: Concerned over never having cleaned uncircumsized Penis!

No, there is potential for infection but it is only that. You should start stretching and then cleaning because of the resons I state in those instructions i.e. it can smell and turn off your partner, it can become infected thus causing pain, irritation and odour or it can hurt during intercourse as normal sexual movement can force the foreskin back, plus you are unable to experience all the sensations you should feel. If you do the stretching the chances of actually getting an infection while that is going on are quite small.

 
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Re: Concerned over never having cleaned uncircumsized Penis!

short term, there can be problems such as balanitis. you would know it if they showed up. long term, never cleaning seems to invite cancer, when HPV viruses are present.
it also may gross out prospective sexual partners. the glans and foreskin, when it can be retracted, supply the most lovely sexual sensations. they are not to be missed, and worth any amount of tedious stretching.

 
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