Is it normal that I am not yet able to retract my foreskin fully since I’m not done with puberty?

Thanks for your question. We receive many questions about foreskin. For people who have foreskin the goal is to be able to retract (or gently pull back) the foreskin past the glans (head) of the penis.

If you can retract your foreskin past the glans without any pain this is totally normal and healthy.

If your foreskin gets stuck (called phimosis) or it hurts it’s a good idea to set up an appointment with a health care provider. They can help determine whether it’s normal, or whether you may need some medicine (such as a medicated cream) to help. It’s important to get treatment to prevent problems such as penile pain, pain with erections, problems peeing, and problems ejaculating.