I have been looking online for a few hours, to find out if it is necessary to retract my foreskin to urinate. I find information on hygiene and cleanliness in infants, but not on this specific topic. I have always been curious whether i should or should not retract it. Is there any benefit in doing this habit? or is it all in preference. I have also noticed that when i do retract my penis when urinating, i have more difficulty doing so compared to when i do not retract it. I also have realized that i cannot get out the last bit of urine out of my bladder when retracted, and the rest comes out easily when it is non retraced. Is this a problem?
I have not been able to get this question answered
Uncut guys often find that if they don't retract their aim is poor and it sprays all over the place. Infants usually can't retract, but generally as they get older and become able to they find it cleaner to retract. It may be that because you are used to urinating unretracted, there is a small psychological block to urinating retracted.
Apart from aim issues, it probably doesn't matter much. Some people would say that urinating unretracted means your foreskin is wet with urine and as bacteria get to work and make it ammoniacal this could irritate the skin as well as smelling. However even with guys who urinate retracted the last drops often come out later into the foreskin.
I retract when urinating and always milk and wipe afterwards if toilet paper is available.
It's not necessary to retract although you will have LESS urine retention if you do.
You say you have trouble urinating when retracted... Is your forskin perhaps tight when you retract?
I'd say it doesn't matter too much. Depending on the method, and how well you empty, you can get a wet penis either way, and a "dry enough" one too. If you wash it regularly, it also shouldn't pose any sort of hygiene problem -- if anything the thing was designed to be covered, and if anything (just as Ineligible said) infants and children don't retract and they still survive just fine
I'd say it's a "how you like it better" thing really. In certain cases my aim is better covered, other times it goes amok, so whatever -- neither is perfect
thank you all for replying and answering my questions. It has really helped. And i do not have a tight foreskin, but i guess when reading all this, i have become used to not pulling back, so that might be a psychological problem.
when i urinate i aalways pull the skin back..just because that's the way I was brought up...I did try one day to piss without retracting it..and it went everywhere...guess the stream is straighter when it cums out from a "pinpoint"
Isn't it the same or similar when we masturbate?..I always masturbate with my skin retracted..and after I cum..I go soft...cum still oozes out...even if I squeeze it all out...like piss still dripping out when we pull the skin forward after...makes sense?
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I didn't use to retract when i urinate becuase i couldn't! haha but now that i can retract i do it every time i urinate, my aim is just alot better like some people said.
Personally I don't often do this, as it seems my aim is worse when it's forced out of just a small hole, and often it kind of splits into 2 streams, with 1 going somewhat up. I'd not presume it to be totally neccesary to have to do it, even for hygiene reasons - urine is sterile afterall, so as long as you retract your foreskin when you wash, you should be OK I'd think.
I'm such a good lover because I practise a lot on my own.