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06 Apr 2006

Foreskin Problems
I have really tight foreskin around the head of my penis, i have tried pulling it back gently but this doesn't help much, can you suggest anything? Also does masturbating affect the foreskin and has it stopped me being able to pull it back?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi there,

firstly masturbation does not have any negative impact on your foreskin. If it is too tight to pull back when you have an erection then this can becone a problem in terms of sexual pleasure and some guys even experience pain during an erection if the foreskin is so tight.

As a result some guys decide to have circumcision. The first thing you need to think about doing is going to see your GP to see what they suggest, and theycan then refer you to specialist.

Quite a lot of guys experience this problem so there is nothing "weird" or "wrong" with you okay?
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