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Poll Results: What age(s) did you, your significant other, your children, naturally retract?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 3% (8)
    By age 1
  • 4% (11)
    By age 2
  • 9% (22)
    By age 3
  • 10% (24)
    By age 4
  • 5% (14)
    By age 6
  • 2% (5)
    By age 8
  • 0% (2)
    By age 10
  • 2% (6)
    By age 12
  • 1% (4)
    By age 14
  • 3% (8)
    By age 16
  • 1% (3)
    By age 18
  • 53% (127)
    Not yet (give ages in post, please!)
  • 0% (0)
    Retracted non-surgically post puberty (age please!)
  • 1% (4)
    Circumcised for 'phimosis' (ditto!)
238 Total Votes  
post #121 of 176
My 3 year old can retract his penis, but my 5 year old cannot. Sometimes I am concerned about him, but he has no problems peeing, nor does he complain when he experiences the occasional 'morning wood', so I am hoping that this is a normal delay.
post #122 of 176
Originally Posted by mara View Post
By two he was a happy retracting fool. Oh and a happy shoving crayons in his foreskin fool.
LOL, this made me laugh. My 3 year old love to retract his foreskin, then poke his penis back in with one finger. DH and I cringe, thinking it must be painful, but he just laughs.
post #123 of 176
DS is almost 22 months and is not yet retractable. His foreskin is beginning to separate from the glans because he has a large smegma pearl on each side of the glans. He doesn't pull back on his foreskin that I've seen - he just likes to twiddle it and stretch it out. I'm guessing it won't be too long.
post #124 of 176
2 years, 6 months and non-retractable, no worries...
post #125 of 176
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post #126 of 176
Huh, I can't believe I haven't posted in this thread. Weird.

Ds is 22 months, no signs of retractability yet. He sure does like to push it, pull it and twist it though. I swear one day he's going to walk up to me, looking like he has a balloon animal on his crotch! "Wanna see me make a horsey, Mama?"
post #127 of 176
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post #128 of 176
OK, I voted not retractible.

However, in the early half of age 2, DS did retract himself a few times and was half fascinated and half scared, I think. (mostly fascinated... )

He even asked me to help him retract a couple of times to see the glans, but I told him that that was for him to do. Then once, he got a little stuck and that scared him. He asked for my help to get the foreskin back over the glans and I certainly helped then!

He plays constantly, but there has been no more retracting to my knowledge for about 9ish months... It seems to still be adhered again, but I don't really check enough to know.
post #129 of 176
i say when puberty is finished, which is like mid-20's for a man, right?

and even if he isn't fully retractable, he can do stretching excercises and use stroid creams, (if he has true phimosis) to correct the problem w/ out surgery.

so there...

Tiger, are you going to bump in TAo again??

post #130 of 176
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I thought I was bumping this one, accidentally did that one, & then thought, "Well! There it is!" Why, what happened?! I'm afraid to look- Lord, that's not controversial, is it? Ack!

Actually I asked in Questions & Suggestions for this & Graphic Video to be stickied (and had suggestions for consolidating others so they don't get too unwieldy) but nil response.
post #131 of 176
nothing happened, sorry, I just thought your bumps over there were so funny...

Originally Posted by TigerTail View Post
You know you wanna BUMP it

Originally Posted by TigerTail View Post
I feel all bumpy today, Dr, what can it be?
they just had me cracking up ,lol.
post #132 of 176
I said not yet, because if he is, I don't know about it. He's 2y8m old. I have seen some of the head, but only right after he's peed.

I kinda feel like I did when the doc asked me how many times per day the kids nursed. Ummmm, all the time? I don't know, am I supposed to know that?
post #133 of 176
My boy is only 3 months, so he isn't rretractible, and I don;t expect him to be for a long time.
post #134 of 176
Ds is almost 2.5. He isn't retracting fully yet, but he's retracting a teeny, tiny bit. I noticed when he stood up to pee in the bathtub and he pulled his foreskin back a little. Also, there isn't any ballooning when he pees now. I'm so proud of my little intact guy! :
post #135 of 176
My son is 7 months old. Not retracted. I just wipe it down during poopy changes and any other change that I am wiping anything else down, wash it in the bath, and call it good.
post #136 of 176
DS is 12 months old and I assume him to not be retractable yet. He pulls his penis away from his body, but I have never seen him retract at all.

DH is circ'd, so nothing to add there.
post #137 of 176
DH coudl retract as far as he can remember.

DS could not retract at all until he was 10, he was getting a bit of help when he was 12, but now at 13 is fully retractable.

His old pediatrician every year when he went in for his checkup kept telling us that he should be circed, because the foreskin was still completely fused.. We kept saying no way... heh
post #138 of 176
none of my four retract yet (ages 8.5, 6.5, 4, and almost 2)
post #139 of 176
ds is 3 plus a few months, not yet.
post #140 of 176
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