I was responding to a thread from a young man who was concerned about numbness in his penis. He feared it was the result of a misdone circumcision. When I posted my reply, it wouldn't post. The thread had disappeared. I'm thinking perhaps the poster was underage, and the thread was removed because of that. However, in case he's out there, I wanted to post this reply. It's tough to feel all alone in the world on this subject. So, young man, here's my reply for what it's worth: = = = = = = = = = = = = = Why do you feel that you need to battle this alone? And why NOT seek medical advice? Are you underage? If you are unable to seek medical advice, and you're too embarrassed to speak to your dad, then surely there's someone in your family that you can talk to. Surely there's SOMEONE in your family who is "safe" -- perhaps you have an abnormally dysfunctional family, but then again, statistics are against ALL of them being judgmental weirdos. Is your family so religious that you're not even supposed to masturbate? If that's the case, trust me, there are people in your family who are NOT so religious. I really can't think of any valid reason why you SHOULDN'T seek medical or family help. So think. Who CAN you talk to? There has to be someone.