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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 #141 of 176
My dh did not retract until he became sexually active at age 23. He did not fully retract until last year (age 34) when he started to work on that with exercises. It obviously did not affect his fertility.
post #142 of 176
My dh is circ'ed.

My ds, is gleefully intact, and gleefully not retracting yet at 4.25 years.

The balloon animal comment is something we can identify with around here!!
post #143 of 176
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post #144 of 176
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post #145 of 176
my son self-retracted around when he turned 2.
post #146 of 176
Umm... I have no idea! DS is 5 and frankly, I've never looked... It just never crossed my mind that it would matter?
post #147 of 176
My ds is 4 yrs. old and not retractable at all as far as I know (I don't try to do it and I have never seen him do it so I'm guessing he's not yet).
post #148 of 176
my son is 2 1/2 and as far as I know is not yet retractable. Our ped said it was normal for some boys to not be retractable till puberty...it was just part of their general non-circumcised speech when they came to the hospital.
post #149 of 176
Don't erections and urination help in this regard?
post #150 of 176
ds1 was fully retractable by age 3. ds2 still is not at all retractable, but he's only 6mo. i have a feeling ds2's retraction will be a lot longer in coming because the opening to his foreskin is so tiny. with ds1 you could pull it back enough to see the meatus just about from birth.
post #151 of 176
my older son retracted early, before 6 months, my 2nd son is 17 months and is still not retracting...
post #152 of 176
can't vote - ds is 21 months and i would assume not retractable.
post #153 of 176
DS is 5 and from what I have observed I do not think he is retractile yet.
post #154 of 176
I voted by age 16 for my dh, as that is around the age he was fully retractable.

My ds is just over 3 years old and not retractable at all (as far as I know - I don't ever have cause to do anything with his penis any longer as he can wipe when he goes to the bathroom and clean himself in the bath).
post #155 of 176
m is one and had recently discovered his penis. as per normal for his age, he pulls his foreskin forward like taffy rather than do anything else. i don't think he's retractable yet.
post #156 of 176
I voted Not Yet! My son is only 10 months old.
post #157 of 176

Not Yet

My son is 6 and has not retracted yet, to my knowledge. When my husband (his dad) talked to him about it he got very aggitated, though and said he didn't want to pull the skin back because he was afraid that it *might* hurt. Then we started asking him if it did hurt now, and he insisted that it did not.

I haven't been getting into his business for a couple of years now because he's been asking for privacy, and I feel like we should respect that. But I have to admit I was a little worried. That's how I found this forum, actually! Looking for answers!

When I asked him if he could just please try to see if he could pull the skin back, he looked at me with puppy dog eyes and said, "Can I watch you do it to yours first, mom?". How. Cute. Is. That. ?:

Hope I didn't get in on the poll too late!
post #158 of 176
ds is 22 months and not retracted yet.
post #159 of 176
Ds just turned three, and I don't think he's retracting.
But the "ballooning" thing has came and passed, so it's probably partially retractable?
Isn't ballooning a sign of separation?
post #160 of 176
My 5.5 yo cannot retract at all.

The other retractible members of this family are in the poll.
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