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    Welcome to A2A, adamlevine.

    I think it's the pain and the depression. 5 mm stones are quite big and it's not surprising they are painful, and I think any guy with intense pain there is going to find it puts a downer on his erectile performance. Then, of course, anxiety about it, and depression, make it worse and create a vicious circle.

    Erectile dysfunction is not a normally reported side-effect of lithotripsy, so you can expect that when the stones are finally passed and out of your system, you should get back to normal.

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    @TM332 Welcome to A2A, TM332!

    Have you seen two other recent threads on phimosis in this forum: http://forums.afraidtoask.com/topic/29611/my-penis and http://forums.afraidtoask.com/topic/29618/tight-foreskin-and-other-penis-related-problems ? You may find them helpful.

    Masturbation and sex with phimosis is certainly possible, but sex in particular runs the risk of pain, and even possible tearing, in situations where you don't have full control. It would be best to do some stretching exercises: see https://www.wikihow.fitness/Do-Phimosis-Stretching Do them regularly, at least once, preferably twice, a day, but gently. You don't want the risk of tearing, and you don't want pain. Gently but regularly is the idea.

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    @veryafraid Welcome to A2A, veryafraid.

    It doesn't look like warts--maybe you are thinking of herpes? But have you been having sexual contact with anyone lately?

    I would think friction burns is likely. It looks like it, and starting to form a rough texture on the top is typical, too--it's part of the healing process. I'd suggest trying to leave it alone for a week, if you can.

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    @Zeroselfesteem Hi Zeroselfesteem, you might find this site helpful: https://www.wikihow.fitness/Do-Phimosis-Stretching

    Stretching shouldn't hurt: if it hurts it's a sign you're going too far, too fast. Be gentle with yourself, and patient. You are worth it!

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    @Question123 Not in such a public place, no.

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    @Question123 It probably is illegal, if you do it where someone could see you. People have been convicted of indecency for masturbating in their own home but visible from the street.

    And it would be against school rules, too.

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    I wonder if the rubbing may have caused it in the first place. Perhaps more supportive underwear than boxers might help?

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    @boy Start with a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreskin and particularly the picture of the foreskin pulled back in stages at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/A_Foreskin_Retraction_Series.JPG

    Note that the foreskin tends to loosen in puberty. You start out life with it adhering (sticking) to the glans. Gradually it detaches from the glans, and then, in time, grows looser. Since you may be still fairly early in puberty, this natural process may still have a way to go. If you cannot retract at this time, it's not a cause for worry.

    Quite often the foreskin doesn't become loose enough naturally, and has to be helped. If, after puberty, it is not possible to expose the glans (the head) because the foreskin is too tight and won't expand enough to get the head out, this is called phimosis, and can usually be corrected by stretching exercises. There are descriptions and pictures of some exercises at https://www.wikihow.fitness/Do-Phimosis-Stretching

    Doing stretching exercises early, when the skin is most supple, is a good thing. However you should never force anything. You do not want to tear the skin or damage the skin in any way, as this causes scar tissue that is not stretchable. Be very gentle and very patient, but to be effective you have to do it regularly. Make it part of your daily routine; twice a day if possible.

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    If your mum thinks you have it, the easiest way would be to talk to her about it and ask her to take you to the doctor. The doctor might refer you to a psychiatrist, as this is a specialist area.

    If necessary, you could go to your family doctor yourself, or even to another one. I think, if you live where I think you live, it shouldn't cost much, if anything. But it would be best to have your mum on side.

    Bipolar is treatable. Is your father on treatment, do you know?

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    @jason.swallows Welcome to A2A, jason.swallows!

    I wonder how much difference there would be, from one neighbourhood to another?

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    Welcome to A2A, trekker1. It's rare for a male to be multi-orgasmic like you are, but it does happen--but never to me. :)

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    Welcome! Women's breasts get smaller if they lose weight (and larger if they gain weight). This may be the reason for your observation.

    However, if it's only over a few weeks it is probably just the apparent effect of a different bra. Some have an enhancing effect (especially, of course, padded bras, which are designed for this effect), and some have a suppressive effect (e.g. sports bras).

    It's unlikely that a woman with a C cup would feel the need for a reduction.

    Asking would be very rude, and probably considered sexual harassment, so don't think of it.

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    Welcome to A2A, randomthings.

    That is indeed a tough situation. You need to pass a test to drive a car, but you don't have to demonstrate any skills at all to be allowed to bring up a child, and though most parents do the best they can, some ought never to have been allowed to do it.

    I imagine that your mother is also very unhappy. At some point she may leave him, but she has stuck with him so far and may do so for the rest of your life.

    We will give you all the support we can here. You know that it's him and not you; it is good that you know that. It will help you through the next few years, until you can escape.

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    Welcome to A2A, Jason.

    Having sex desires and fantasies come to your mind frequently is the normal experience of nearly all males. It comes from having testosterone (male sex hormone) in your system. There are some guys who have either weaker desires or an unusually strong will who can suppress these always without masturbation, but they are very few. Yet so many pretend, or it just isn't talked about.

    Whether going at it with sex toys will help, I don't know. I'm doubtful. It might tire you out for a while, but I doubt any effect would last long.

    One thing that will reduce sex desire is old age, because then testosterone levels drop. But you want to be able to enjoy the rest of life before you get to that point; which means, I think, managing your desires rather than trying to suppress them.

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    Welcome to A2A, ghostpom12. Your attachment didn't work.

    Googling 'roast meme' seems to bring up some examples, especially in Google images; but not much wit is evident.

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    @precummer1 I take it you mean pygeum? Supposedly it helps urine flow in men with enlarged prostates, but I'm not sure that would translate to more precum. In any case, according to https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11934-016-0609-z it doesn't even work for urine flow.

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    Welcome to A2A, precummer1.

    It may be that people, like myself, don't know the answer.

    Of course, being properly hydrated would be helpful, but I doubt that over-hydration would help.

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    Welcome to A2A, somebody0.

    If you've never had sex, or had contact between your groin and someone else's, it's unlikely to be herpes--and the blisters look as if they are pus-filled, which suggests bacterial infection. (Herpes blisters are usually described as containing clear fluid.) But if the blisters keep appearing in various places it may indicate a systemic infection, which may need antibiotics, which a doctor would need to prescribe.

    Alternatively, it may be that something else--perhaps an allergy, or mites, or a fungal infection--is producing sores, some of which happen to get infected. A doctor will need to see them to tell (and sometimes it's still hard to tell).

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    @BrBa17 It's really hard to say what it might be. It doesn't look like an ordinary pimple (infected sebaceous gland). Surface sores are often fungal, in which case they respond to anti-fungal cream, and this may be worth trying first (anything for yeast infections or ringworm or tinea/athlete's foot would be fine); but fungal infections don't usually produce blisters. It could be a cold sore (facial herpes), which can be treated with an anti-viral cream, but they usually tingle a bit before appearing. If it is a cold sore it will disappear after a time, but may come back occasionally at times of stress. It could just be from friction. It could be from an allergy. It could be a bacterial infection of the skin.

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