A tightness at the end of the foreskin hinders retraction. There
are two typical forms of this tightness, an infant phimosis and
the phimotic ring. An infant
phimosis has an easily recognisable tubular form which looks like
the shortened trunk of a miniature elephant. This is normal, natural
and perfectly healthy.
THE INFANT PHIMOSIS
An infant phimosis has an easily recognisable pouting nozzle which
looks like the shortened trunk of a miniature elephant. It has also
been likened to a bottle nose dolphin.
Normal healthy babies will freely and playfully pull the "dolphin
nose" forward - this behaviour is reported as early as 7-9
months - it appears to be a healthy and natural way for infants
to release their epithelial adhesions. (see report
from a mother of two boys).
I am dependant for more information on advice FROM parents. (I
am not a father and I believe personal experience lies at the basis
of understanding, so I am unqualified on this subject, and would
very mush appreciate more reports from parents).
Many adults retain a degree of this long infant overhang. This is
common and certainly not unhealthy and though some men choose to be
circumcised due to a long overhang, this in my opinion, is not to be
considered as a problem or confused with any malformation..
Occasionally and possibly only when other conditions are present,
the tubular form of an infant phimosis remains undeveloped and tight
even during erections in adulthood.
" ... I could get the smallest of my fingers down the 'tube', and
under my foreskin to touch my glans. This lead to the discovery that
I had a skinbridge.... I discovered this when I was about 25 and I
was able to roll back the end of my foreskin - the tube. I guess that
it had been stretched enough by then. It was like rolling down the
neck of a polo neck sweater. My phimosis was - when limp, around 13
mm in length. When erect this did shorten, but I could not ever see