MALE INITIATION AND
THE PHIMOSIS TABOOS
The History of Phimosis
up until year 2,000
by Robin Stuart
Version 1.0 : February 22nd 1996
Version 6.4 : Nov 2007
Last Version 7.0 : March 2016
Postscript June 2014
This site is totally against a full Circumcision of infants.
This site praises the intelligence of the partial circumcision and
other traditional cures performed by many ancient cultures.
The modern world needs intelligent modern methods.
Please see my future dream : finding a solvent for adhesions.
My previous sub-title "Now all Boys must be Checked" was appropriate only up until about year 2000.
The new easy possibility of internet videos, suggests the simplest modern method of prevention and education, is for boys check themselves using internet videos,
- Please see Postscript.
The normal foreskin can move freely and be retracted without
any difficulty. A normal man can see and touch the entire penis,
glans and foreskin, without pain or difficulty.
Phimosis, or "the inability to freely
retract the foreskin" - inhibits the relationship between
the foreskin and the glans. This functionally restricts the erection, causing pain and
difficulty during masturbation or intercourse.
Due to the difficulties experienced when attempting to retract his
foreskin, a boy may believe this act to be unnatural. As with many other inhibitions people avoid pain and difficulty; thus many boys and men simply do not realise that their erection is, in effect, anatomically 'inhibited'.
In the source studies
on statistics a figure of at least 8% is reported for
adolescents who have problems of foreskin retraction in the non-erect
Most human males in the world receive no care at all for this.
But to our astonishment and amusement we discover : farm animals are examined early for such problems as part
of the Breeding Soundness Examination, because "Copulation failure
in food animals can be economically devastating to producers." (32). !
For humans, either a
routine circumcision is performed, or the culture does absolutely
nothing at all, until after a problem has occurred usually after
several years difficulty. Operations occur typically during puberty
or after the first attempts at intercourse.
The full extent of the effects of phimosis have
only recently come to light, due to the anonymity of Internet
where adult men have been able to relate their experiences openly
for the first time.
This site researches the erectile effects of phimosis, analyses
the information from over two thousand personal experiences, and
then describes the influence of foreskin conditions on the sexuality.
I argue that a difficult or painful foreskin
restricts the erection and when untreated this inhibits the sexual behaviour
of a man. These pages illustrate aspects of human nature and experience which have never before
The continuing taboos on phimosis and the
century long debate on the pros and cons of routine circumcision
has led to a minefield of wild speculations, rumours, and generations
of puzzled parents who seriously ask the question "should boys
be circumcised or not?"
My intention is to demystify this entire subject
With our culture`s attitudes towards early
health care, it would be appropriate to educate boys about phimosis and when possible, routinely examine boys
foreskins and prevent or treat any individual problems in good
time, before puberty.