Should I operate on my foreskin right away?

I have a foreskin. When I talked to my male friends about it, they started to tease me saying, "He has a foreskin.
I feel like girls know about my foreskin and avoid me.
Is it bad to have a foreskin, or is it something to be ashamed of? Should I get an operation right away?


Keith Morris

2 Feb, 2022

2 Answers


Peter Kim

United States

I hate it when people make fun of my foreskin. But I think many people who make fun of me don't even know what foreskin is. I'd like to find out what it is in your case.

If you pull on the skin of your penis (foreskin), will it come off smoothly?
Can you peel it off and then put it back on again?

If so, it's not a foreskin. Did you know that?

The truth is that pseudoforeskin is the natural state of the penis. It seems that more than 70% of people do not normally have their foreskin peeled off, and the glans are covered by the foreskin.

If you find that the foreskin and the glans are sticking together, or the tip of the foreskin is too narrow to peel off, you should consult a urologist. If the foreskin is too narrow to peel off, you should consult a urologist.

However, don't force yourself to pull it off. 

You don't want it to bleed, or the narrow part of the foreskin to tighten around the glans like a rubber band, making it impossible to get it back.

Or maybe you want to cut the foreskin off even though it can be peeled off easily by pulling. Not even 4% of people do that, and it's expensive. 

It's a so-called cosmetic surgery, and there's no market price for it.

When I was in high school, I used to stare at my penis every day and wonder if it would ever peel off.

It didn't happen for a long time, so one day I decided to give it a try and said, "Okay, I'll do it myself." I'm going to keep it peeled until I get into the habit of doing it," and I decided to train my foreskin. I was on the volleyball team, so practicing with a peeled penis was painful!

But after about three months, I got used to it, and my foreskin got used to that (peeled) position, and since then, I've lived with my skin peeled for 40 years. Thanks to this, my skin has gotten so short that now when I try to put it back on, it goes right back on.

Do you think I'm jealous?

But I don't know... I think I'm just trying to look good, and that's not a very good thing. My glans get dry and horny, and I feel like I'm getting less pleasure from it. (Or is it just my age?).

(Or is it just my age?) At my age (58 years old), I envy those people who can keep their penis moist without peeling.

The overwhelming majority of people in Europe live with their skin on (foreskin protecting the glans) even as adults. The idea is that it's best left natural.

In the U.S., many people cut their foreskins off when they are babies for hygiene reasons, but recently more and more families don't cut their foreskins off because of the risks involved in using a scalpel. Because if you're worried about hygiene, just teach them to "wash their penises" like in Europe.

Academically, it is becoming clear that the foreskin is an important sex organ.

Irina Lin

Health Professional and Advocate @ Sexual Educator

It must have been a shock to be teased like that. It is sexual harassment to make fun of someone's appearance or body.

It is okay to say, "I don't like that, please stop it," and if she still doesn't stop, it would be good if she could talk to someone else about it.

And about foreskin. I had a male friend in junior high school who used rubber bands to keep his foreskin in place every day so that he could have a cheeky male organ. Both of them told me about it as funny stories when they were grown up, but at the time they couldn't even tell their male friends. As a woman, I can't imagine what kind of anxiety some of you must be going through alone.

On the other hand, to be honest, I think most girls don't really understand what foreskin is. "What is foreskin? So what is it?" I think most girls think, "So what?

However, regardless of whether you have a foreskin or not, there are people who are concerned about the smell of your genitals when they are covered with plaque. I think it is important to keep it clean and if you are going to be sexually active in the future, do so in a way that is comfortable for your partner and yourself.

Your body, including your genitals, is yours. If you feel any inconvenience in your life, you can consult a professional doctor, but if there is no inconvenience, why don't you take care of your body?

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