Hey guys. My name's Justin, and I'm a 16 year old male, from Canada. As you can probably tell by now, I'm having problems retracting my foreskin. Now, I don't know most of these medical terms and what they mean precisely, so I'm going to have to be very blunt. I tried reading around, but I don't know which one would be specific to my problem.
Basically, I've NEVER been able to pull the foreskin back over the head. It wasn't until a couple of months ago I realized that it was SUPPOSED to retract like that. Personally, I think my foreskin is WAY too tight. I can't even come CLOSE to retracting it while flaccid, and even when I'm erect and try pulling it back, I can see the head just BARELY trying to peek out.
I... haven't the slightest idea as to what I'm supposed to do. Over the past couple of months, I haven't been doing much about it, but today I decided I'd finally bite the bullet and do something about it - except I'm worried as to what my problem is exactly, and how I'm going to go about it without sustaining any sort of damage or medical issues.
Keep in mind, that the LAST thing I want to do is confront my parents or a doctor about this, as I find this INCREDIBLY embarrassing... and I simply don't want to get circumcised or anything of that nature. Is there any way I can do this with the utmost secrecy?
Please, information and extensive help would be WELL appreciated on this matter. I'm very desperate to fix this little problem of mine, and I just want it to be done and over with...
Thanks in advance, I'm looking forward to some guidance...
Desperation is not in order. You're sixteen. Give it time. Retraction often begins about the age of puberty, which could be expected from about twelve to thirteen, give or take a few. This is quite normal, so you aren't very far off.
By now, the normal adhesion of the foreskin to the glans should be gone, so that the only work to be done is the stretching of the opening.
The tightness you describe will probably prevent grasping the end to pull it apart. Regular and frequent attempts at retraction should get you some progress, and I recommend that. If you have some overhang beyond the glans, try pulling on the end as if you were trying to lengthen the skin. This also should get you some progress.
Here's an illustration:
When you've made enough progress so that you can grasp the end, do this:
Continue at that until you are able to insert two fingers inside in order to pull the skin apart.
Gentleness is extremely important at all times. None of this should ever cause pain. If you can hold these stretches for five minutes at a time, that's great. It will seem like an eternity, but the good news is that progress should come fairly quickly.