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BonnieWright13
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If a boy is Uncircumcised does the foreskin fall off when he is older? I thought I read on another site that it does, but I could have read it wrong.
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Gumdrop Girl
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No, the foreskin will stay on. It's okay ot have a foreskin as long as he keeps it clean so it doesn't get infected or start to adhere to the heap of his penis.

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If the foreskin did fall off males when they got older, circumcision wouldn't be necessary (not that it is anyhow) for babies.
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Just to make things crystal: the penis is SUPPOSED to have a foreskin, and it is built to last. So, it's really more than just okay to have one: it's as nature intended, same way women have inner labia.

So, men who are/were uncut will be perfectly healthy through their lives, and essentially, the incidence of infection in having one is no greater (really, quite lesser) than the incidence of yeast and bacterial infections in women because of the way women's genitals are designed.

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