Ash, here's your answer (IF this posts)

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Ash, here's your answer (IF this posts)
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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 6:51pm

My husband is not circumcised, and had this problem as a youth.  In addition to the infection issue, them AND their partners--UNcircumcised men are more likely to pass an STD to a partner-- there is cleanliness, and a sensitivity issue.  If the foreskin does not retract fully, the glans may become super sensitive--even to the rubbing of underwear.  The good news, is that unless there is scarring or some underlying problem, skin stretches.  Every time your son goes to the bathroom, and after his bath, he should pull the skin down off the glans, and as far down the shaft as possible, till it bunches at the base like a loose sock. KEEP DOING THIS, till the skin loosens, and then KEEP IT RETRACTED.  The glans will toughen, he will be able to keep clean, and he WON'T need a circumcision!  If the skin will NOT loosen, then he should see a urologist.  Good Luck.  

Still can't see replies, or even some of the original posts.  Getting fed up.  My sister went to CafeMom.  I'm considering.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 2:02pm
For anyone who can see this and wants to run on internet explorer, they fixed the bugs in it, if you go in and clear out all your history, cookies and cache, you should be able to log in just fine now. nice to "see" you back Ash! LOL!
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 12:30pm

Thanks, Sabr (and those who helped her message get posted). I was finally able to log on and read messages today after lots of frustration. I'm using Google Chrome, so if you're having trouble while using Explorer, switch to another browser. That was the advice I received in an email message from Kim at iVillage.

I am too old to have to deal with stuff like this. Thinking of becoming Amish....

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 9:28am
Lisa, you may want to try and PM Sabr since she's not seeing replies at all...
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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 7:05pm

sabrtooth wrote:
<p>My husband is not circumcised, and had this problem as a youth.  In addition to the infection issue, them AND their partners--UNcircumcised men are more likely to pass an STD to a partner-- there is cleanliness, and a sensitivity issue.  If the foreskin does not retract fully, the glans may become super sensitive--even to the rubbing of underwear.  The good news, is that unless there is scarring or some underlying problem, skin stretches.  Every time your son goes to the bathroom, and after his bath, he should pull the skin down off the glans, and as far down the shaft as possible, till it bunches at the base like a loose sock. KEEP DOING THIS, till the skin loosens, and then KEEP IT RETRACTED.  The glans will toughen, he will be able to keep clean, and he WON'T need a circumcision!  If the skin will NOT loosen, then he should see a urologist.  Good Luck.  </p><p>Still can't see replies, or even some of the original posts.  Getting fed up.  My sister went to CafeMom.  I'm considering.</p>

Please, don't! At least give us a few days to iron out the kinks. I promise the tech team is working HARD to get us back up and running smoothly. 

Lisa