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My 2yo is going the phase when he just discovered that he can do many new tricks with his penis. Whenever he is without a diaper, he will play with it by pulling the foreskin and sticking his finger in there. He is also beginning to retract the foreskin back, which I thought was kind of young, but I can't remember what age they said boys began being able to do it.<br><br>
Now, I have 2 other boys and I think they played like that too, but not so much. So my questions are:<br><br>
1. Can he hurt himself at all doing it?<br><br>
2. Seeing that DS seems to have have fun playing with his foreskin, I began wondering out of curiosity: do circumcised boys even play with their penises at such a young age too?
 

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I can't speak to the circ'ed penis as I just don't know. I have two intact boys, one 9 and one 2. The 9 yo did amazing things to his penis without any sort of negative consequences. I figured he wouldn't do something that would hurt. I think they all retract at different ages and so we shouldn't mess with them unless we are the owner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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My 2 always played with theirs <i>alot</i>, and never manage to hurt themselves. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
As for circumcised boys, I don't know. Form what I hear from my mom (brother is circumcised) he still played with it pretty often, though I suspect it may be in a different way. I can't imagine him trying to stretch the thing around his body like a rope, but I could be wrong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Your ds sounds exactly like mine! Sometime he stretches it out so far I think it's going to snap<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think if it was painful or harmful he wouldn't do this but I admit it gives me the heeby jeebies when he does it!<br><br>
I am interested as well whether circumcised boys do this. I wonder if it is different?
 

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Odds are very good that if he does something once and it hurts he wont do it again.<br><br>
My ds did hurt his he was poking his finger inside and his hands were not clean He ended up getting a bacterial infection that looked awful and scary but was treated with abx and OTC antibacterial cream and he recovered just find. I make sure now that I was his hands off if he is going to play with it so it was more my fault than his <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"><br><br>
Not any different to me than a little girl causing a infection from self exploration it happens and you treat it and go on. But boy his little penis was scary looking.
 

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I try to make sure DS's fingernails aren't sharp or jagged.
 

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I was an intact boy and now I'm an intact adult. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I think circumcised boys do, but I don't think it's as much fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Your son could be putting his finger under his foreskin, but he might not be. He could be putting his finger against his outer foreskin and pushing it down and having more outer foreskin cover it (his finger). It's hard to explain, but easy for me to do. I can put my entire index finger in there and cover it w/out it going under my foreskin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Sorry, probably TMI! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 
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