Re: Phimosis and paraphimosis help
I know why you're surprised no one ever told you, it seems like someone should have mentioned something so basic and important as how the penis works at some point--especially in our supposedly enlightened modern society. But no, foreskin ignorance is still extremely common. I think it's getting a bit better at least.
There are only two things I know about that can cause the skin to become tighter 1 tearing and subsequent scarring and 2 yeast infection, so if your skin got tighter at some point for no apparent reason, I would suspect yeast infection first--especially if the skin there ever itches. Yeast infections can stimulate skin cell proliferation making the skin grow tougher and making smegma at the same time. Phimosis makes you much more prone to yeast infections, so the unprotected sex or even just oral sex may have given you a yeast infection. Does it or has it ever itched?
Simple skin yeast infections like this are pretty common. Ear infections are usually yeast, athlete's foot, dandruff, thrush, a lot of diarrhea is yeast... basically yeast can infect anywhere on the body. The only thing that makes a yeast infection of your foreskin worse is that phimosis prevents you from drying the area out. And dryness is the simplest way to kill yeast.
If you could have minor yeast infection there now, I would recommend drinking cranberry juice. It has some very helpful cleansing properties as well as being anti-yeast. Even more importantly, milk, cream, and sweets make it much more difficult to overcome yeast and other infections, so you should avoid them if there's any chance you could be fighting an infection. High calcium in the diet won't help stretching or skin growth either. If it could be a bad infection, you'll need to get an antifungal drug from a doctor. But if you see a doctor, don't accept an antibiotic prescription alone, if that's what your doctor would suggest. Antibiotics almost always make yeast problems much worse (at least for as long as you take them). So at least get an antifungal drug to take along with any antibiotic(s) (if your doctor is very sure that antibiotics are in order).
And read about paraphimosis on the thread Fles mentioned. That's what you gave yourself a long time ago when you got the skin stuck back. You don't want to do that.
Last edited by mc7; 02-02-2013 at 05:48 AM.