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Foreskin

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Hello so recently I turned 17 and I still have a piece of foreskin stuck in the head of my penis, is there anyway to seperate it from home without seeing a doctor I think its a little embarrassing to tell my grandmother I need to see a doctor, I've tried playing with it, rubbing it, water, etc. it still never went away and its preventing me from being sexually active, please help.. thank you
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Re: Foreskin

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Hi there, ricosuave.

So, I first want to see if we're sure this is what you think it is. Has a doctor said you have foreskin left there (I assume after an infant circumcision?)? I ask because it's entirely possible you might be mistaking something that's just a usual part of your penis, like the frenulum.
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Re: Foreskin

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I haven't seen a doctor but I believe it is the frenulum but I cannot pull the skin back very far at all, is that normal?
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Re: Foreskin

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And I have also hear people get this skin cut so thats what worried me if it should've went away or cut already
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Re: Foreskin

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Yes. You want to keep whatever is left of the frenulum: you don't want to try and remove it or ask anyone else to remove it. That part of your penis is still important, even without the foreskin. It plays a part in erection and also in sensation. Without it, you'd typically have less sensation.

There's nothing weird about it (there's also nothing weird about a foreskin!), it's a part of everyone's penis.
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Re: Foreskin

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Alright thank you for your help, I appreciate it
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Re: Foreskin

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Glad to be able to. Anything else I can help you with?
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