I came across this froum while trying to find some info about my problem and have decided to register hoping to get some feedback on my situation.
I'm a 19yr old male and am very uninformed about my male organ,as I've recently found out...
I'm uncircumcised and have been very bothered lately by white residue which comes out of my penis quite frequently and seems to omit an unpleasent scent.
At first I thought the residue was leftovers from toilet paper after I clean my penis so I've decided to stop using toilet paper but it still kept on appearing.
I was too shy to ask my parents,relatives or friends about this so I've decided to do some research on the internet about this.
After reading a few articles and a few posts on this forum I've realized that the white residue is called smegma and that it's natural and supposed to be there.
I've found the answer to my question but that led me to another more important question/problem - Stretching the foreskin...
I've found out that I should actually be able to fully stretch back my forekin over the gland.I didn't even know that was possible,I thought that you can see the whole gland only when you're circumcised and that the foreskin covers the gland at all times and can't be fully pulled back when you're uncircumcised.
According to the articles,the posts and the pics that I've seen,that doesn't seem to be the case.
I've read that at my age(19) I should be able to fully stretch my foreskin back and if I can't I might have a serious condition called phimosis which could lead to circumcision.
I thought my male organ was pretty normal but after reading all of this I'm quite scared...
When I'm erect,my foreskin fully stretches but it doesn't pull back behind the gland,I can only see the tip of the gland.
I feel comfortable when I'm erect and when I masturbate,my penis doesn't hurt or anything.
I'm not sexually active therefore I can't comment on those experiences...
What I do know is that the tip of my gland is very sensitive
I rarely ever touch it and I'm very careful with it when I clean my organ in the shower.
Cleanliness is another issue which led me to believe that I might have a serious situation as I've not been very infromed about that either until the past 2 years.
Before,I rarely used to clean it properly(I just let water run over it without even pulling the foreskin back).
I didn't know it was that important and I wasn't sexually active so there was no one really giving me feedback and telling me I should wash it properly etc...
It looked clean enough to me and I've never really bothered much with it,I just let it be(up until 2 years ago).
That's basically my story,I'd appreciate any feedback/help regarding these issues other than the obvious "go get checked-up".
Hey bud, no need for a check up...you've already got this figured out. I'm uncut too so I understand your equipment and your questions. You will need to work with that foreskin just a bit to easily retract it over the head of your penis. This will allow you to remove all of the smegma and keep it clean under there on a daily basis which is very important. As to the sensitivity, you'll experience quite a bit of sensitivity to the head of your penis...remember that its been covered for 19 years. However, once you've worked with it a bit I can assure you that the head of your penis will be the pleasure point of your penis and you'll enjoy the pleasure you'll have through masturbation and sexual things. I've posted alot in the stretching the foreskin thread about how to really work with that foreskin and stretch the opening to allow for easy movement over the head and onto the shaft of your penis. I'm heading off to work so don't have alot of time right now. Take a look around and see what other questions you may have. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to discuss things off of the board more. Good luck and don't worry about a thing, everything you're describing is perfectly normal and easy to "correct" Welcome to the board!
Sounds like you've done a lot of research on your penis, which is a good thing! You need to stretch your foreskin so it will retract easier. Do a search on this forum for "foreskin stretching". And read up on how to do it. Basically, get an erection, and pull your foreskin back as far as it will go. Don't worry about tightness - use pain as your guide as to when to stop. Keep pulling it back until it hurts a little, then back off just a bit, and hold it there for at least 5 minutes, or as long as you can. Do this everyday, serveral times a day, and eventually over the course of several weeks to a month, you will notice your foreskin stretch and you can retract further.
Once you get the foreskin to retract easily, you will find a whole new world of pleasure in your penis, and it will be much easier to clean away the smegma each day.
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Dude, I was in the exact same predicament as you. I too am 19 years old. And until very recently (about a month ago), I did not know that the foreskin should stretch behind the glans.
At first I thought it was impossible. Because the foreskin seemed way too tight. But then, I followed the advice of people on this board and I didn't worry about tightness, and I kept gently pulling back. I kept expecting it to hurt, but before I knew it, my foreskin had rolled back behind the head of my penis.
I think it was able to roll back all along, but I was just afraid that it would hurt. At first it didn't roll back that easy, but I kept doing it, and now it rolls back really smoothly and easily.
My glans was also super sensitive. For the first few days, even touching it almost made me shreik. But I kept at it, and now most areas are less sensitive than before. It still hurts a little when I touch the top, but it's always getting less painful.
So just keep at it bud. I know exactly where you are coming from.
Thanks for all the advice guys.
I've read the thread "stretching the foreskin" and I've tried it out today for the first time today.I've managed to pull it back a bit and I could see the whole top of my gland for the first time ever.
The stretching part didn't hurt as much as I thought it would but touching the gland itself was very painful,hopefully it will desensitize after a few more tries.
I think that I might be able to roll it back all the way as well but I'm also afraid it would hurt and I don't want to risk anything so I'll just do it nice and slow,day by day.
I hope that in the end I'll have the same result as you Metman and I'm glad I'm not the only one with this situation.
Appreciate all the help guys,and your thread about stretching the foreskin was very helpful Lance.
Hey bud, you keep working with that foreskin, you'll be fine and have no pain later. Please feel free to keep in touch with us about other qustions, problems or just support...that's why we're here!
Hey Mate! This is weird! Im 19 too, and have exactly the same problem! Im so glad that Im not alone with this. From what you say, I have EXACTLY the same problem. Ive been worried for ages, but to embarassed to go to the doctors. Im gonna take the advice, and try using the stretching techniques. One question though, did u use any sort of lube when you were stretching the foreskin?
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if anyone has any feedback on this please! Thanks!
Lube is not required. However warming up the foreskin (hot bath, hot washcloth) helps loosen things up a bit.