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A 20-year-old male asked:

Im 20 & have just learned how to properly clean my uncircumcised penis from a urologist. thus, i have never retracted my foreskin or exposed the head before. as such, retracting the foreskin & any contact (touch,water) to penis head is painful. tips?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Keep trying: Any area of the body that is protected will be sensitive. I would make it a regular habit to retract the glans when you wash. I think you will find in time the glands will get less sensitive. If you do not notice any difference after a two to 4 week period then I would let the urologist know about the issue

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Last updated Aug 20, 2019

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