Re: Foreskin not keeping my glans moist
To clarify, I was only talking about infection in case that was why you were asking your question, but I should have said, nothing you had said actually sounded like an infection at all. You don't have any reason to worry about infection. Sorry to worry you (if I did).
And I don't mean to sound so anti-dairy. Dairy is an excellent protein for fitness and weight loss and stuff (especially low fat dairy). It's only while fighting an infection that uncultured forms of dairy (like milk & cream) can make it more difficult for the immune system to overcome the infection, because they increase mucus production so much and pathogens often use mucus to conceal themselves from immune attack.
About keratinization (callousing), the pattern that forms on the intact/uncircumcised penis when the foreskin is retracted is basically the same pattern as the keratinization pattern. From a distance, the pattern looks the same (when the glans drys out). It looks basically the same, but the skin is actually a totally different texture/toughness in each case. This (drying) pattern goes away for you as soon as you cover your glans with foreskin again, but the constantly exposed glans of the circumcised penis has this pattern permanently etched onto the surface.
If you were to use a moisturizer on my penis (I don't), I might try shea butter or castor oil, because they're mildly antimicrobial. And I think baby oil smells awful (reminds me of dirty diapers).
One important thing (especially for younger people), it's very important to remember that all fats and oils will absolutely destroy condoms (silicone oil is the only condom-safe oil). The tiny bit of oil residue left on the skin hours later will still make a condom break (not immediately though). So do not moisturize your penis with any oil (except silicone) if you want to be able to use condoms!
And if you moisturize with anything, I wouldn't apply it until after the penis has completely dried from the moisture of bathing. Otherwise the moisturizer could trap pathogens and keep oxygen out in a way that could possibly promote infection.
Last edited by mc7; 12-27-2012 at 11:34 AM.