Dr George Lee is a consultant Urologist and Clinical Associate Professor whose professional interest is in men’s health. The column “Putting Dr G on the spot” is a forum to help men debunk the myths and taboos on men’s issues that may be too “hard” to mention. You can send him questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The practice of “autocircumcision” has gain popularity in recent years.
Contrary to what the name implies, autocircumcision is not some crazy practice of self-mutilation or medical cost-saving exercise of DIY for men who want to get rid of their own foreskin.
This is a practice of retracting and retaining the foreskin in a retracted state at all times to expose the glans penis.
This will make the penis appear like being circumcised, without the drawbacks.
Achieving an autocircumcision is not possible for all, as it requires some “training” and entirely dependent on individuals’ penile shape and size, length and the tightness of the foreskin, and tightness of the frenulum.
For men who find the retraction impossible, specific silicone glans rings are available to assist men for the training of retraction.
The practice of autocircumcision seems like harmless and has all the advantages of circumcision without actually having the operation. “
A lot of guys that aren’t circumcised, make the decision to keep the foreskin back permanently. I have started keeping my foreskin retracted 6 years ago. At the beginning the foreskin would go back over the glans and I had to pull it back again. I started to use the silicone glans ring to keep my foreskin retracted and it worked great. The glans has dried out a bit and has turned from pink to purple. It seems like the corona has widened a bit. I love the way it looks and feels. The penis is a lot cleaner, there is no smell anymore. I only pull it forward when I shower and clean my penis otherwise It is always retracted.
Considerable flare on the glans after five years of wearing foreskin retracted using the silicone ring.
“I am happy with retracted penis for more than 10 years and couldn’t want to live with it even for a second, now I am of 37.Being circumcised always fascinated me during my childhood as being a Hindu I can’t go for that so I tried it and it worked successfully…now I have what I desired.There is not any demerit in permanent retraction,actually it gave me more pleasure,my hamlet is now totally dry and keratinised but is not a problem for me as I stay longer during sex with my less sensitized love maker. Weathered penis-head is well able to withstand rough handling,rubbing and even pinching during fore play, I passionately enjoy it when my wife stroke my hamlet and shaft without any lubricant. There are many other benefits of it like hygiene and confident look when being nude before female partner.”
Keeping the foreskin continuously rolled back
Keeping the foreskin retracted can become a medical emergency only if the penis has phimosis (in the retracted state, then paraphimosis). Otherwise, keeping the foreskin retracted is not only OK but even advisable. It’s the best way to keep it clean and to prevent phimosis and hypersensitivity of the penis head. Many of us choose to wear our foreskins permanently retracted, as it provides all the benefits of circumcision, and can even eliminate any need for circumcision. This should be encouraged, starting from the time of early potty training, for every uncircumcised boy.