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The thing is, it hurts to touch my penis when the foreskin is back, so how am I meant to wash it and get rid of the smegma? Also, should my penis be soft or erect when I'm pulling back the foreskin? Which is easier?
I need as much information as possible please. I can't go to the doctor about this, so that's out of the question unfortunately. I need some help desperately :(
If the head of the penis is red and painful you really need to see a physician. It may be that your penis head (glans) is simply tender from not being exposed and cleaned.
The foreskin should move back and forth without difficulty erect or soft. If it doesn't then you may have a scarring of the foreskin called phimosis. This requires a physician to examine and diagnose.
Hygiene is very important for your health and you need to understand why you are reluctant to pull back the foreskin and clean your penis. It really shouldn't be much different than brushing your teeth or washing your body. Hope this helps.
Steve Johnson , PA-C