with suggestions for the sexual advice books and therapists
Every adolescent and adult male should realise that when erect,
the foreskin is normally movable, with the possibility of pulling
it back inside out so that it sheathes the shaft. In doing this,
the frenulum should not be so tight that it pulls the glans downward,
or the foreskin forward again.
A good piece of information is that retraction takes place automatically
when erect among most normal uncircumcised men.
Another way of describing the situation: most uncircumcised men
find it enjoyable to move the foreskin backwards and forwards over
A good description is phimosis "inhibits
the movement of the foreskin, especially on the erect penis."
You are not stupid if you didnt realise this! If you did not realise
then your foreskin is certainly either painful or difficult in some
way, and it is normal for people to avoid pain and difficulty, this
happens in all walks of life.
Such information is essential among sufferers who have adapted
to their condition accepting it is normal. It is exactly because
of their anatomical inhibition that some of these men have never
developed a normal awareness of the phallus. Such men have never
looked at their own glans when erect let alone compared themselves
with other men. Thus it is also important to remember that such
men may find pictures of the phallus to be estranging or even objectionable
- simply because these pictures are so different to their own experience
and year long confirmation. Written information in sexual advice
books is necessary, in year 1997 neither this nor pictures were
Often men with such conditions believe that pictures of the retracted
foreskin simply belong to circumcised men. A row of pictures showing
the gradual retraction of the foreskin would be helpful.
Therapists should be aware that with any sexual disorientation,
even if environmental problems appear to predominate, a short conversation
to confirm the patient is aware of foreskin retraction will eliminate
the possibility of this extra hidden complication. - Please see The Sexual Therapists
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