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.
“Most find it uncomfortable and oversensitive initially and it takes about 3-4 weeks for the hypersensitivity to settle down as keratinization occurs. Once this has been achieved, few wish to revert to their previous mode of wearing the foreskin down.”
The surface of the exposed glans gradually becomes tougher and less sensitive.
Occasionally a male reaches adulthood with a non-retractile foreskin.
The foreskin usually can be made retractable by: • Manual stretching • Application of topical steroid ointment • A combination of stretching plus topical steroid ointment • Preputial plasty. Male circumcision is an outmoded treatment for non-retractile foreskin, but it is still recommended by many urologists because of lack of adequate information and understanding of alternative methods of relief. Nevertheless, circumcision should be avoided because of pain, trauma, cost, complications, difficult recovery, permanent injury to the appearance of the penis, loss of pleasurable erogenous sensation, and impairment of erectile and ejaculatory functions.