Hey guys -
I am a 28 year old guy, and I have phimosis. I'm really, really embarrassed about it. I know I shouldn't be embarrassed, but I am. It's been really helpful reading everyone's posts on phimosis and stretching the foreskin. It's all really helpful.
Once in a while I try stretching the foreskin like some of you have recommended while I'm in the shower for a few minutes. And I actually make a little bit of progress. In fact, my problem isn't so much that the skin is really tight--some of the head gets revealed even after a couple days of light stretching.
My problem really is this: I'm afraid to stretch it enough over a few weeks to be able to retract it fully because I'm afraid of some things. What if it's really nasty when I do. What if it's still painful? (I know the head is sensitive.) What if I can't pull it back? This sounds crazy but I've actually started seeing a therapist to hopefully deal with this. But unfortunately, as nice as the guy is, I'm still too embarrassed to even tell him my real problem.
I need help! ANY ADVICE THAT ANYONE CAN OFFER ME I TRULY DO APPRECIATE. This is the only place I really thought to go to. I'd be too embarrassed to tell any friends or doctors or anyone else at this point.
Thanks for all your help in advance. I will do my best to come back to this forum often and check back in. Thanks again, guys.