There are some real reasons for the existence of a sub-culture of men who seek foreskin reconstructions or try to reconstruct them DIY-fashion. Some are using small metal weights attached with sticky tape to the ends of their penises, a method applied by Jim Bigelow, a Californian psychologist who successfully undid the effects of his own circumcision.
Inspired by that, many men claim they want to restore the sensitivity of penile tissue, after circumcision or other small „accidents”. But those practices, such as using weights to pull the remaining penile skin forward, is neither efficient nor safe.
Sometimes, a circumcision is necessary to address health problems like chronic penile infections. But concerns about the sensory impact of circumcisions and infants’ or young men’s inability to meaningfully consent to the procedure have led to a backlash against male cuttings.
Specialists recommend, during sex, never to use on the glans something you wouldn’t put in your mouth or eyes, opting for silicon-based, body-safe lubricants, and only washing the glans as needed with soap and water.
If any small irritation occurs, just give the penis a while to heal. Some men who overwash their penises with caustic agents can wind up with chronic conditions that can lead, whether in circumcised or uncircumcised men, to further tissue change.
Inflammation can clear up with the aid of a topical steroid or some other doctor-prescribed treatment; even skin hardening can reverse itself. But repetitive or long-term injuries or conditions can impair that healing process. Some types of inflammation or skin conditions can also spread into the urethra, causing scarring that can even block the flow of urine.
Relatively dry masturbation, or sex, always risks pure mechanical irritation. Circumcised men may actually be at greater risk, depending on how thin or tight some of their circumcision scar tissue can be. These abrasions, however, typically heal quickly and easily.