Great question, thanks for bringing it up. It is a little hard to know exactly what is going on without seeing a clinician. If the skin is red, dry and … read more
Articles Tagged: foreskin
Hi, my foreskin does not retract by itself when my dick is erect. Is this normal?
Thanks for the question. It is not abnormal for your foreskin to stay up when you have an erection. You would want to get help if your foreskin’s position makes … read more
When I urinate should I retract the foreskin? I don’t usually do this but some of my other uncut friends said they do to promote hygiene under the foreskin.
Thanks for your question. It is recommended to gently retract (or pull back) your foreskin when you urinate. You should pull back just far enough to see the meatus (the … read more
I’m very athletic and workout plus play many sports. I’m uncut. I’ve been having a large amount of white stinky junk (smegma) on my penis. I wash my penis well. It’s embarrassing in the locker room and when intimate! How do I keep from getting it?
Thanks for your question. Many people have questions about their uncircumcised penis. It’s great that you are taking care of the skin on your penis. In general, we recommend gently … read more
My foreskin still covers the head of the penis even when erect, I can pull it back all the way without any pain. Is this normal? Should the head stay covered when erect?
Thanks for your question. Many people wonder about their foreskin and erections. First, it is a good sign that you can pull back your foreskin without any pain when your … read more
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 … read more
I cannot pull my foreskin back at all. I can hardly expose any part of my glans. Why is that? Also, my penis is bent towards the left and is oriented towards my body and does not point straight outward. Can all of this cause problems in the future?
For guys who have foreskin it’s important to make sure you can gently retract (or pull back) your foreskin to be able to expose the glans of your penis completely. … read more
Hello, I have two issues. I have phimosis, which I am not confused about. My other issue is that the interior of my foreskin in some areas is fused to my glans on the side of head. How do I go about separating the skin?
Thanks for your question. Phimosis is when the foreskin does not retract completely. In other words, the foreskin cannot be gently pulled back to the base of the penis. Over … read more
I’m 15 turning 16, and when I have an erection my foreskin doesn’t go back. Is this a problem or will it go away when I’m older?
Congrats on wanting to make sure you’re healthy. This is a common question. Sometimes your foreskin can go back (or retract) on its own when you have an erection. If … read more
I’m 14 and I am uncircumcised. I’m having trouble pulling my foreskin down, and recently the top of my foreskin has become red and sore. I researched and it said to clean the white smegma but I can’t clean it because i can’t retract my foreskin… help!
Thanks for your question. You are right, it is important for males who are not circumcised to be able to pull back their foreskin. Sometimes you can get smegma, which … read more