I had ballinitis (or however you spell it) since my teens (Im 31) and, after perusing this site, decided to permanently retract my foreskin. Its been a month and I havent had ballinitis once which is the longest Ive been free of it so permanent retraction of the foreskin is definitely something I recommend to those who dont want to go all the way and get circumcised. My cock is always clean, has no odor and is always ready for action. My erections are more frequent and much sturdier. Orgasms are more powerful and I shoot more and further. I seem to spend half the day with a semi so my cock sure looks bigger. My boyfriend much prefers it this way too. The head was only sensitive for the first week of brushing against clothes, towels and sheets etc but then I got used to it. I can now actually top. So thanks to my fellow Large Penis Support Group members for, in essence, opening a whole new world to me. Now onto new (but related) business: Ive read that its wise to try this as early as possible (in your teens preferably) because one of the added benefits is itll supposedly reduce the length of your foreskin because its tucked behind the glans and cant really grow. This morning in the shower, I unretracted my foreskin for a few moments to see how it looked underneath. I discovered that, even in the short period of a month, my foreskin has noticeably shortened. Whereas it used to continue past the head of my cock by maybe half an inch, it now even with the end of my cock. No overhang. Has anyone else who didnt permanently retract their foreskin until after theyd finished growing have it shorten like this? And so fast? Dont get me wrong. I love the fact that its shorter. Im just wondering how much shorter it will get. The shorter the better I say.