Weymouth, MA
A 18-year-old male asked:

How can i make the skin on my penis more elastic? it is dry and contracts often from when i used to wash the skin vigorously in the shower trying to get rid of the fordyce spots on my shaft. moisturizer just irritates my skin and makes it worse.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Penile skin: Penile skin is naturally very elastic to adjust to erection. If you have normal erections, your penile skin is normally elastic and nothing need be done. Fordyce spots are normal, no need to remove. Stop all moisturizers or other treatments and just wash normally when you shower each day. (Including retracting and washing under foreskin if not circumcised.) If problems continue, see doctor.
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