This site discusses phimosis in its specific forms of phimotic ring, frenulum breve, adhesions or skinbridges. During erection these conditions inhibit the relationship between foreskin and glans. This functionally restricts the erection, and thus has an effect on the sexuality. With our culture's attitudes on health care, it would be appropriate to monitor boys before puberty and encourage early prevention.

2012 : note from author: My previous idea of monitoring boys before puberty is impractical, unecessary and now only of historical interest. please see Postscript.

These pages are contributed to by Harmen
(with consultation and edited by RS)


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Penis frenuloplasty

The frenulum connects the foreskin on the underside of the penis to the glans. It can have many different shapes. Sometimes it's too tight (frenulum breve) to enable the glans becoming completely free from the foreskin during erection. Some people advise exercises to stretch such a short frenulum, but it's almost impossible to do this successfully. Because of disappointing results many men want their frenulum elongated by some form of frenuloplasty. A tight foreskin (phimosis) often can be stretched by regular exercises, but not in all cases. A tight frenulum can almost never be stretched in that way. Lengthening the frenulum by frenuloplasty is a simple operation. It's important that the erect penis is not obstructed by a short frenulum or tight foreskin. Many people wonder what an uncircumcised penis looks like after frenuloplasty. Afterwards it's also much easier to wear the foreskin permanently retracted (skinning back) if you want. You can see pictures of this on this site.

Frenuloplasty: example of elongation of a short frenulum (frenulum breve) with photos.

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