The current trend in men’s urological health is shifting away from circumcision, and most men who are uncircumcised report greater penis sensitivity than their circumcised counterparts. However, there is another side to this issue: a significant percentage of men who were not circumcised at birth find that their foreskin is too tight to retract completely, making masturbation painful and sexual intercourse virtually impossible.

Although adult circumcision can help to alleviate this problem, it is not the only answer and surgeries can cause severe complications. Rather than risk penis sensitivity loss through full circumcision, stretching the foreskin using moisturizers and a combination of penis-specific vitamins and minerals over a period of time can resolve the issue gently and effectively.

Know the signs of phimosis

Phimosis can be easily detected in males during the early teenage years, although the condition is often not diagnosed until men are older, mainly because most teenagers are reluctant to talk to their parents or healthcare providers about sexual issues. Phimosis is generally diagnosed when the foreskin of the penis is so tight that it cannot be retracted fully over the glans, or when it causes pain to do so.

Without the ability to retract the foreskin fully, it is impossible to clean the area completely, allowing bacteria to develop and causing a risk of infection, as well as unpleasant odors. In addition, as any man with a tight foreskin can testify, even masturbation can be prohibitively painful, and engaging in sex is generally out of the question.

Treating phimosis at home

While surgery is one option to consider, this can be painful and carries the risk of side effects. Many uncircumcised men are reluctant to have the foreskin removed, as this can result in a dramatic loss of sensitivity in the glans. However, by working the foreskin gently over a period of time – usually several weeks, it can be stretched and retracted without cutting.

Men who choose to attempt this should proceed very carefully to prevent further injury. Treating the foreskin and surrounding area with all-natural moisturizers and healing vitamins and minerals is an important part of this process in order to avoid damage to the skin that can create further penis problems. While there are a number of devices on the market that are advertised as foreskin-stretching solutions, it is best to consult with a health care specialist before attempting to use anything besides gentle manual stretching to retract the foreskin.

Will retracting the foreskin cause penis sensitivity loss?

While men who are affected by phimosis often find that the glans is hyper-sensitive, it is understandable to be concerned that complete retraction of the foreskin may have the opposite effect and result in loss of sensation in the area. But supporting skin tone and nerve tissue health with the right combination of nourishing ingredients can reduce the risk of losing penis sensation.

How the right nutrients can help ease phimosis while retaining the skin’s natural suppleness and moisture:

During the course of retracting the foreskin, as well as afterward, the penis skin can benefit from a variety of nutrients. Vitamin A, for example, is known for its healing properties, helping to prevent scarring and wearing of the dermal tissue and keeping the skin soft and smooth. Vitamins C and D help to promote rapid healing, while natural moisturizers such as shea butter and vitamin E preserve the skin’s hydration and help to prevent tearing. A specially designed penis health formula (most health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) containing a combination of these vitamins, antioxidants, and all-natural moisturizers may help to enable retraction of the foreskin, as well as maintaining the skin’s natural sensitivity once the glans is fully exposed.

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For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.