Phimosis Stretching – Additional Information

In addition to your daily phimosis stretching with the 4Retract kit, you can perform manual foreskin stretching exercises, which can help to speed up the process and promote linear progress.

How to Stretch the Foreskin

Skin elasticity is improved during, and for a short period after a bath or shower, so if this is an option, you should perform tight foreskin exercises after 10 minutes of beginning your bath or shower, and this can be done with the following tight foreskin exercises:

The lateral stretch
This is performed by gripping the tip of the foreskin between the finger and thumb on either side, and applying an outward stretch. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds then rest for 30 seconds. Repeat this 10 times

foreskin stretching exercises

The Proximal Stretch
This is performed with an erect penis and is very useful if the phimotic band is wide, as the domed shape of the glans will push against the tight foreskin, helping to dilate the outer edges of the tightest region. The stretch is performed by pulling back on the foreskin gently (being careful to avoid retracting the foreskin) and holding for 10 seconds, release for 10 seconds, then repeat for 10-20 times.

tight foreskin exercises

The Frenulum Stretch
Occasionally, the frenulum can also be tight, which can limit full retraction as you reach resolution of your phimosis. For this reason, it is good practice to pre-empt this possible issue by performing gentle frenulum stretches. This is performed by taking the tip of the foreskin between the finger and thumb and pulling forward, hold for 10 seconds, then release for 10 seconds and repeat 10-20 times. The frenulum can be more delicate, so it is important to avoid an excessive stretching force

stretching for phimosis

When you are ready to progress to the next ring size, it is very helpful to perform the above stretches during a bath or shower, then fit the next size.

Should you wish to take a smaller steps when progressing to the next ring, you will notice that they have been designed to accommodate a smaller size in the centre, which increases the outer diameter slightly. To do this, fit the current comfortable sized ring being used, then push a smaller size into the centre of the fitted ring.

When you have reached the level at which the foreskin could be retracted but is still very tight, care must be taken to ensure that the foreskin does not retract and become stuck behind the glans. Should this occur, attempts can be made to extend the foreskin to its natural position by squeezing the glans to reduce its size, pushing the blood flow back into the shaft, and pulling the foreskin forward. Should all attempts fail then medical assistance should be sought.