Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Male genital problems and injuries can occur fairly easily since the scrotum and penis are not protected by bones.
In an uncircumcised penis, a fold of skin foreskin covers the head of the penis. If your baby isn't circumcised, simply wash his penis with nonirritating soap and water during each bath. There's no need to use cotton swabs or special cleansers.
A cut is usually nothing to worry about. Read on to learn more about what can cause a cut on your penis, how these causes are treated, when you should see a doctor, and how to prevent penis cuts. Penile skin is thin and prone to getting rubbed raw from physical or sexual activity.
If a man is circumcised, he faces an increased risk of experiencing delayed orgasm, and his female partner has an increased risk of not feeling sexually fulfilled. This is the clear-cut conclusion of a new Danish research article, which has received international attention. Some 5, sexually active men and women were surveyed about their experiences and possible problems with their sex lives.
Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin of the penis cannot be pulled back past the glans. In young children, it is normal not to be able to pull back the foreskin. Typically, it resolves without treatment by the age of three.
In babies and younger children the foreskin is attached to the underlying head of the penis and usually by the age of three or four, the foreskin becomes more protractile. In some boys the flap of skin on the underside of the penis keeps the foreskin well-applied to the head of the penis making this retraction difficult. As your son goes through puberty it is likely that this flap of skin known as the frenum will stretch and allow retraction.
Information on the congenital condition called buried penis. Learn what it is and how to treat in children. The penis is wrapped in a sheath of skin. Usually, the skin is evenly distributed around the entire penis, down to the scrotum.
The foreskin is the loose skin that covers and protects the end of the penis. The foreskin and penis of a baby or child need no special care. A child's foreskin should never be pulled back retracted by force.
Back to Health A to Z. Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis glans. Phimosis is normal in babies and toddlers, but in older children it may be the result of a skin condition that has caused scarring. It isn't usually a problem unless it causes symptoms.