A 25-year-old got circumcised after being diagnosed with a condition where pulling back his foreskin felt like a ‘subtle tear or minor cut’

Circumcision at 25
  • A man revealed on TikTok what it was like to get circumcised at age 25.
  • Robert Walker said he had phimosis, a condition where foreskin cannot be pulled back from a penis.
  • Walker told his TikTok followers the procedure took 30 minutes, and he healed in about three weeks.
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A man shared what it was like to get circumcised when he was 25-years-old in a series of TikTok videos.

Robert Walker told BuzzFeed he struggled with his foreskin being too tight since he was a child. His condition, called phimosis, prevented him from being able to pull back his foreskin without pain.

Normally, phimosis occurs in young children and gets resolved by the time a child hits 5 or 7 years old.

For Walker, the condition followed him into his teens and early 20s. Simple things like cleaning and sex became a point of anxiety for Walker, as he told BuzzFeed pulling back his foreskin felt like a “subtle tear or minor cut.”

“I felt restricted both physically and mentally when it came to conversing with someone I was interested in and having to explain to them to not pull too hard, or don’t do this, or that. I just wanted to get to the point,” Walker told BuzzFeed.

Walker’s circumcision took 30 minutes and healed in three weeks

When Walker was 25, he decided to get circumcised to improve his quality of life.

Adult circumcision is usually performed using local anesthesia, meaning the patient is awake for the procedure while the area is numbed. During the surgery, a doctor removes the foreskin and frees the head of the penis.

According to My Health Alberta Canada, the procedure takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. The healing process is quick and the incision site usually only takes three to four weeks to fully heal.

Walker said he was all healed up in about three weeks and is very happy he made the decision.

“Now that my head is showing, I am GLOWING,” he told BuzzFeed. “Also, the size. It seemed to look bigger after the surgery, and as a result of these two things, I’m just happy.”