I am 18 and have never once pulled back my foreskin. I have been reading on here how I should, and I have been following the stretching thread and have been trying to stretch the opening for the past three days but have had no results. I can't even use my fingers as it says in the thread because there is no way I can fit a finger in the opening; it is very small, somewhat smaller than the diameter of an eraser on a pencil and will not stretch any further. Stretching it to the point that it will go back behind the head seems impossible. Is there something else I could do that would help or do I have something wrong with me since it will not stretch at all?
Foreskin will not stretch
Be patient and keep working at it. What happens when you have an erection? Does your foreskin stay tightly wrapped around the head but move some? Maybe you can work with it while you're erect. Working with this in after soaking in a hot bath may help as the skin will be more pliable.
Sophocles ... your old friend Korydon, here, from ancient Greece, heheh.
"Stretching" the foreskin to permit retraction is actually a misnomer. The actual process is designed to encourage new skin cells to form, which, obviously, will take a lot more than three days, or even three weeks for that matter. Think three months or more.
I don't know which message you read, but let's rethink the entire process, OK?
First of all, have patience. You will succeed. It only takes time and persistence.
Using your fingers, pull the end of your foreskin gently but firmly out, away from your body, almost to the point of discomfort, but not beyond. Hold that stretch for up to five minutes. Repeat two or three times a day, whenever you are able. Make "stretching" a habit, so that you almost don't have to think about it. Do it early in the morning, while you are still in bed, and at night, before falling asleep, or, if you have the time and privacy, after urinating.
Eventually growth of new skin cells will increase both the length of the foreskin and the size of the opening. To that end, pull out, also, at right angles to the penis, around the opening of the foreskin. The process will increase expoentially when you are finally able to insert a finger, and then two fingers, and attempting to "stretch" the foreskin, as though you were opening, say, a pillow case, by putting tension on the skin.
A photograph which helps illustrate the procedure may be found at http://www.foreskin.org/46-33-03.jpg, or http://www.foreskin.org/ if the first address doesn't work. Look for photograph #3 of the 33 listed.
Further help may be found at the network54 site: http://www.network54.com/Forum/244184
P.S.: Let us know how you get on, OK?
Yeah, that whole encouraging new skin cells to grow by stretching makes alot of sense. This helps alot because I was worried something might have been wrong with me since I had never pulled back the skin, so this is encouraging and I'll be patient and keep stretching.