Myth or Fact: Foreskin Damage From Mesh Swim Trunks

Comments (10)
  1. mary says:

    my husband is not circumcised, he was always taught to pull the foreskin back to clean because there is a build up of gunk (he used a different term for it but it wasn’t a scientific one) under there. gunk can build up and cause more issues than a practiced hand at pulling the foreskin back. if you have the equipment, you know how to use it. in my husband’s case he was taught while potty training how to clean himself properly. in most things it is advisable to listen to medical professionals. everyone is an individual but the medical profession follows practiced guidelines. in his case he was from a long line of men who were not circumcised, he had men of experience to guide him.

  2. Lisa says:

    Even if a,medical professional disagrees?!?!??? What the hell is wrong with you people??

    1. Trimester Talk Team says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Please refer to this website regarding the very real problems that come from premature retraction of the foreskin by anyone other than its owner:

    2. Raquel says:

      Medical professionals are stuck on old medical practices for intact care. They refuse to learn how to properly care for intact people based on ‘newer’ medical studies. It’s basic knowledge that if intact, do not retract because the foreskin is fused to the head of the penis by a thin membrane. Basically if you break that away, you’re asking for infection and scaring to occur which will lead to complications down the road.

  3. W.j McCallister says:

    I will cut out the mesh lining from son’s swim trunks but don’t make blanket statements saying”all current research shows short and long term risk for circumcisions.” That is erroneous information.

    1. Dr. Lisa says:


  4. Emily says:

    To be honest i only thought girls had problems getting their swimclothes off, since i know their bikini panties and swimsuit often gets stuck, but if ihad a boy i would i probably take the meshing out, since i know some boys have problems getting their swim trunks off, since they get stuck, just like for a girl.

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