Odd retraction question - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 05:22 PM - Thread Starter
123
 
123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 379
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I thought I knew all about this, but my 6 yr old son asked me a question this morning when he was getting out of the shower.   He is partially retractable and he pulled it back as far as it would go (to where about 1/3 of the glans was visible) and asked if it was supposed to be red there.  I thought he meant the glans and said yes and told him the name of it.  But he said that he meant the retracted skin that was stretched over the glans (the inner foreskin?).  I noticed that it was more red than the surrounding skin he said it didn't usually look like that, but that it didn't hurt either.  We talked a little bit more about retraction and I told him I'd see what I could find out.

 

So, is that redness of the inner foreskin a part of the retraction process?  That's my best guess, since he doesn't have any itchiness or anything.

123 is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 05:28 PM
 
MCatLvrMom2A&X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: With Vin Diesel ;) YUMMMM
Posts: 14,785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Since it isnt sore then I would say yes it is red because it is newly retracted so the blood is closer to the surface than it will be later on when it has totally healed from the retraction. I hope that is clear I can picture how to say it in my head but writing it down it is hard to describe.

 

Kinda like when you scrape your skin and as it heals it is more red than it will be after it heals.


 
SAHMlady.gifread.giflovin' trekkie.giffan intactivist.gifwinner.jpg to loveeyes.gifenergy.gifDD 10/00 & superhero.gifmoon.gifDS 10/04 ribbonpb.gifIf your ds is intact, keep him safe, visit the Case Against Circ forumnocirc.gifCirc, a personal choice, Your sonsyes.gifbrokenheart.gif11/98brokenheart.gif6/99ribbonbrown.gifanti-tobaccoribbonyellow.gifThyroid cancer survivor. With cat.gif& goldfish.gif & (Boxer)dog2.gif wishing 4 whale.gif&ribbonwhite.gifsigncirc1.gifselectivevax.gifdelayedvax.gif

MCatLvrMom2A&X is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 11-17-2010, 06:58 AM - Thread Starter
123
 
123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 379
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

That must be it.  This morning it was the color of the rest of his skin, so it's all good.  Thanks for the reply.

123 is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 11-17-2010, 08:16 AM
 
PuppyFluffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 9,177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

How nice that he is comfortable talking with you about his body and that you are comfortable with these discussions.  It's so healthy.  So many in our our culture are not and the weird message that sends can have far reaching negative effects on children and the adults they grow up to be.


"To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Unknown
PuppyFluffer is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 11-17-2010, 04:11 PM
 
eepster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: growing in the Garden State ............
Posts: 9,010
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Since it isn't always red, it might be b/c it was warm from the shower.


Timmy's Mommy WARNINGyslexic typing with help of preschooler, beware of typos
eepster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off