Helping you with phimosis, frenulum breve, tight foreskin, and other male health issues.
The foreskin is a continuation of the skin on your shaft that covers your glans completely or partially when flaccid (limp). It protects the glans and assists penetration by keeping the head moist and sensitive. It is similar to how an eyelid protects your sensitive eyeball and keeps it moist.
All men are born with a foreskin, but some cultures and traditions remove the foreskin when a male is in his infancy, usually within the first few days after birth. This process is called circumcision.
If you do not know much about foreskin, then you are not alone. My father and friends growing up were circumcised and never mentioned foreskin. Depending on where you live, you may not hear much about it either.
During sex, the glans should be able to pump back and forth through the foreskin like a piston. Ideally, it allows you to penetrate without excessive lubrication.
The foreskin commonly catches on the opening of the vagina and then the penis thrusts the rest of the way. This allows the moist part of the penis to enter the vagina. However, it is not necessary, nor can it happen when you are wearing a condom.
During masturbation, a fully-retractable foreskin allows you to emulate sex by wrapping your fist around the foreskin and pumping it back and forth over the glans.
The foreskin normally glides back and forth over the glans.
|The foreskin often covers the glans completely when limp, but not necessarily.|
|As it is retracted, the glans is exposed which is kept moist and sensitive.|
|The foreskin retracts further to sit comfortably behind the ridge of the glans.|
|A fully-retractable foreskin can be retracted until either the the frenulum stops it or the foreskin sits flat against the shaft.|