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Old 10-26-2003, 05:01 AM   #1
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I'm a 39 year old male. For the last 5 or so years I've experienced a drying out of the skin around my penis (I'm uncircumcised). Sometimes it gets so dry that having even a slight erection will make the skin break (several small 1/16"-1/8" cuts) around my foreskin. My wife and I have been using lubricants to help during intercourse. She's also, in the past few years, begun to experience some drying of her own. Sometimes during sex, even with lots of lubrication, the skin around my penis, and sometimes even the skin around the base of the head, will get these little cuts. When she performs oral sex on me is not so problematic, but sometimes, even with the extra moisture, I will get the cuts, specially at the moment of ejaculation, when my head expands. Is this normal? Is there something I/we can do to prevent this?
I'm 17, having sex around 5times a week, but started gettin the same problem.... so I searched the net for answers, and came up with this guy who got EXACTLY the same problem. no one really answered him, so I wanted to know if anyone does know what's going wrong here.
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Old 10-26-2003, 11:52 AM   #2
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Man this might be what i have...
After sex like 3 months ago that was very dry my penis got red and dry and its still painful and comes and goes...
It can look pretty good actually the colour and everything but when it gets erect then BOOM it goes red and the cracks and redness comes right back..

 
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Old 10-26-2003, 01:21 PM   #3
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I, of course, don't have experience in this field, being a female. But have you tried using lubricant as just a daily lotion that you put on in the morning and night (when you are not about to have sex)? I've experienced dryness and tried this myself, and it really helped. Since female and male genital tissue is similiar, i thought this could be worth posting. Good luck.
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Old 10-26-2003, 05:03 PM   #4
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hmmm, I get it when im not erect... or if im erect, but not wet if you know what I mean. after about 5mins of sex, it seems to go away, and no pain.
Im just gettin worried it might get worse, or not go away... been using 'mates' and 'durex'... and it only appeared after I started usin em, since she was on the pill at first.. maybe a reaction or something I don't know. If anyone else has any ideas/information, please share.

 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:43 AM   #5
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this is a symptom of a mild infection. you need to get it taken care of, or it will cause scarring, and a tight foreskin.

 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:54 PM   #6
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And how do I take care of this? Sorry, ive never had anything like this before, and don't know anything about it....

 
Old 08-15-2004, 09:45 AM   #7
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Re: Dry Foreskin causing Cuts and Soreness

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I'm 17, having sex around 5times a week, but started gettin the same problem.... so I searched the net for answers, and came up with this guy who got EXACTLY the same problem. no one really answered him, so I wanted to know if anyone does know what's going wrong here.
thanks.
I am diabetic Type II and searched for the same thing coming up with his Question also, but I really didn't believe the answers I saw relating to using lubricants.
I have not had this cracking for years now, then all of the sudden it's back. The only things different were not cleaning up sperm on my penis right after sex, and my blood sugars have been on the high side due to eating ice cream and such.

I had this problem some years back and it came along with, and continued past, a bout with Balanitis, which gave me an itchy, bumpy, red rash on the head of my penis. The Balanitis was Diabetes realted: too much sugar in the blood and too much coming out in the urine. The dry, cracking foreskin was the really bothersome part. I moved to Maui and I never has a problem with it there. I was swimming in the ocean every day. I wondered if the salt water helped cure the problem. Right now I am seeing a urologist for ED (I'm 46), after wasting several years with tring Viagra, and not getting the answers I needed from Internal Medicine Doctors. I was always hoping they would ask, "How's the ED?" or something instead of me bringing it up. Anyway, I will ask the Urologist about this and relay the information here.
Don't wait. Ask right away and keep it up and ask for the name of a Urologist. I'm finally getting some answers now.

Have any of you gotten an answer yet yourselves? Are you still checking this board?

 
Old 08-15-2004, 11:59 AM   #8
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Re: Dry Foreskin causing Cuts and Soreness

Sounds like you may be allergic to latex in the condoms since you use a lubricant. I have gotten cracks in the frenulum before, and that was caused by too little lubrication. Don't use the concoms for a while and see if it gets better. If it does not then there is always the doctor. Good luck.

 
Old 08-17-2004, 03:50 PM   #9
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Re: Dry Foreskin causing Cuts and Soreness

Try Aqueos Cream, a water based cream that is perfect for rehydration

 
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