Because it is tight, the way to loosen it is to just work on pulling it back and forth a few times every day. For the best result have an erection while you do this.
The most accurate opposite of retract is protract
The word retract means to take back, to draw back, to draw in. To retract means to take something back. It means to reject a formerly held belief, usually while under pressure.
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Retractable clotheslines are similar to a retractable tape measure in mechanics. You pull out the desired length of line and when finished retract it to its original position.
Take a cold shower.
During sexual stimulation your foreskin naturally tends to retract, you do not need a circumcision to have intercourse. It is mostly done for cultural or higienic purposes.
The foreskin of an uncircumsized newborn should NEVER be pulled back; it is a myth and it is dangerous to do this. It should never be forced back by a parent, no matter what the reason the parent has. Keep your hands off of it. Tissues of the glans penis and of the covering foreskin are not yet differentiated, and the foreskin should be left alone. Some physicians consider that an unretracted foreskin can be normal and non-problematic even as late as puberty. Yes, there can be problems with the foreskin, but pathological phimosis (a medically problematic unretractable foreskin) is virtually NEVER a competent diagnosis at birth.AnswerThe foreskin does not retract at birth. Forcing it back at this age can cause tearing and scarring meaning it will be difficult to retract in the future.
Do you mean why do men retract their foreskins and expose the end (the glans) of their penis? This generally occurs all by itself when the penis is erect, as the normally loose foreskin is stretched tight when the penis stiffens and extends in length. Many guys also retract the foreskin by hand when they urinate because it reduces the likelyhood of their urine splashing around, it also avoids trapping urine droplets under the foreskin. All guys should retract their foreskin when bathing or showering to ensure that they wash their penis properly and thus avoid unpleasant smells and infections.
I do not think you have anything to worry about. If you were asking these questions at age of 18 or 20 years, then I could understand your concerns. Just give yourself a few years and you should be ok. As for the foreskin not retracting, you know, it is so silly to think that you have to do things to hurt yourself or to be like somebody else. Just because someone says you have to retract your foreskin why do you think you have to do it? The reasoning is not correct that if a foreskin isn't retractable it can cause problems with cleaning and sex, and if it doesn't retract it's not functioning properly. There actually are millions of men in the world at any one time, myself included, who do not retract their foreskin. I have a number of current patients in a similar condition and have, in the past, treated men in Europe, Asia and other countries with the condition of tight foreskin. Not one that I have personally met and not one that I have ever read about has a problem with cleaning. Nor do they have problems with masturbation or sex. And I have to join with them in saying that it is ridiculous to suggest that our penises are not functioning properly. Your penis and your foreskin are a unique team. They work together almost always in perfect harmony. Some guys have a foreskin that retracts, so they retract it. Some guys have a foreskin that does not retract, so they leave it alone. Some guys have had their foreskin removed and no longer have a choice. If you are watching videos, then the guys are probably porn stars and they do so much drugs and other stuff that their sexuality is no longer normal in any case. I would not worry about them. If your foreskin does not easily retract, do not try to force it to. It does not have to. You do not have to pull the foreskin back to put a condom on, to masturbate, or to have sex. It is an absolute nonsense to think so. Only fools will tell you this is necessary. Some people label a tight foreskin as phimosis. Generally people with a tight foreskin do not have phimosis, they just have a tight foreskin. There are millions of guys in the world with this condition which is quite normal. The only abnormal thing is when you try to stretch a foreskin that does not need to be stretched or try to use medications that rarely have any beneficial result. The unfortunate thing is that retraction has been taught, mainly in USA, because personal hygiene was not taught. Washing a penis with the foreskin covered (not retracted) is very easily achieved and very efficient. Any boy or man can be shown how to do it if they are having a problem. The same goes for masturbation or sex. Many will argue that it is much more effective and it certainly feels great. I cant compare it to an open foreskin, because I have never done it that way. Just leave your foreskin as it was intended to be. Anything you do to yourself that hurts is normally not a good thing to do, so don't do it.
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No, sex should not hurt. Sex may hurt if your foreskin is too tight and can not slide up and down over the head easily. For information on how to fix this with gradual stretching exercises, search on Wikianswers for "How do you stretch your foreskin?"
This could be a relatively rare but not serious medical problem -- sometimes the opening of the foreskin just isn't large enough. Circumcision will fix this problem, but there are other surgical solutions if you want to retain your foreskin. Your doctor will probably prescribe medication after the surgery to suppress your erotic response until things heal. It sounds as if you may not be circumcised. Go have a good check-up by your doctor and discuss this problem with him. Don't be embarrassed as many men have this problem (your own doctor may have had this problem.) There are many things that can be done to deal with this. Having sex shouldn't hurt you so please get it looked after. Nothing terribly wrong, but obviously you are not comfortable with it and you can have it corrected. Sometimes it's a matter of exercising the foreskin believe it or not.
Firstly, you shouldn't worry about having a tight foreskin (Phimosis) because there is always something that can be done to help and alleviate the condition. You may need to visit your GP for advice or referral to a Urologist for consultation and/or treatment if by the time you are an adult the skin is still tight and non-retractable. 95% of males can retract their foreskin by adulthood.Boys foreskins are fused to the glans at birth and do not retract until somewhere between the ages of 5-years-old and the teenage years, It varies. There should be no pressure put upon any boy to forcefully retract the skin as this can cause damage to the foreskin with stretching or splitting the skin thus causing scarring, and be dangerous if the foreskin was to get stuck behind the glans (Paraphimosis), this then causing a medical emergency ! If there is scarring on the foreskin it can make it harder to retract, if at all.Phimosis can be treated either by yourself or with medical assistance:By gentle stretching of the skin, with or without the use of a topical steroid cream prescribed by your GP.By changing masturbation habits and techniques. Try a different method to see if you can gently pull the foreskin back and forth when erect.Preputioplasty; which is minor plastic surgery to make a small slit cut into the tight ring on the foreskin making it wider to retract over the glans. There is always a risk that this simple surgery turns the cut into scarring as it heals which then reduces the width, and maybe causing phimosis to return again.Circumcision; which is to remove the foreskin completely and the more radical and severe of treatments. Most males can manage to function fully sexually though without the need for circumcision, even without the foreskin being able to fully retract.
It's foreskin, not forkskin. Foreskin is the skin that covers the glans penis (penis head). Every male is born with it, but it's sometimes removed by circumcision. The only countries in which the majority of the population are circumcised are USA and Israel. Jewish people circumcise their boys for religious reasons, while Americans do it by tradition. The foreskin protects the glans and keeps it healthy and shiny, while circumcision allows the glans to become tough and less sensitive. During sexual intercourse the foreskin bunches up stimulating the female g-spot while cushioning penis and the vagina from friction causes by the bare glans rubbing against the vulva. Most men with a foreskin can retract it at well, and some do this to urinate or masturbate. Most men's foreskin will retract by itself when the penis becomes erect. In this state intact, and circumcised penises look the same other than the frenulum on the intact penis. If you want to learn more, read the wikipedia article on the foreskin.
There is a medical condition where the opening at the end of the foreskin is not large enough for the head of the penis to fully emerge. It can be treated relatively easily by a doctor. If the foreskin does not fully retract, infection may occur, so thoroughly clean the area daily.
phimosis: narrowing of the opening of the foreskin (prepuce) over the glans penisThis can be overcome with simple foreskin stretching exercises.PhimosisphimosisIf the foreskin becomes narrowed to the point where it cannot be comfortably retracted, it is a condition called phimosis. There are several different techniques that could be used to alleviate this, including stretching, steroid cream, or circumcision.But if you are having trouble retracting your foreskin, you should have it evaluated by a trained physician, because the treatment depends on the particular person. For instance if you stretch it inappropriately, you can cause scar tissue formation, which would force you to get a circumcision.PhimosisThe incorect diagnosis of "Phimosis" in young boys is not unusual, aspecialy in the US where there is a culture that encourages Circumsicisionmost foreskin problems can be treated without circumcision as is apperent from the European experience where less the 3% on average are circumcised and many of those for cultural and religious reasons.The #1 rule for intact care is to leave it alone.The first person to retract a boy's foreskin should be the boy himself.Until then, just wipe it off like you would a your hands finger or rinseit in plain water in the bath.Once a boy can retract the foreskin himself, all he needs to do is "RETRACT it and RINSE it", in the shower or bath.phimosis