Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:15 pm
I am circumcised but had a question on foreskin. A friend recently told my partner that her son couldn't retract his foreskin yet to expose and clean the glans. He's 6. We know that this cannot be forced because it can cause tears and other problems. I know that at birth the skin is attached firmly to the head of penis and after a few years is able to be retracted. I believe some people can retract from birth while others you can't and that there is no real reason why. I was wondering why the skin is attached firmly to the glans and doesn't retract naturally with every male from birth? What changes needs to happen within the body for it to finally detach? Does masturbation help to expose glans and retract? If someone older (an adult or teen) has issues with retraction or tightness how is it fixed?