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.

updates and supporting education on new site : Phimosis.cloud

Chapter Two
FROM INNOCENCE TO IGNORANCE
Initiations and Taboos in the Twentieth Century

From Innocence to Ignorance - Summary - (400 words)

BACKGROUND
Starting off in 1994 and Personal Bias
Am I alone? - The Cultural Taboo
Cultural Taboo Index
Namings the lack of terminology
My First Sample Group
Medical Studies lack of research
Psychologists Collective Repression
Impressions from practicing doctors
Pro-Anti Circumcision Debate
Publicly Available Literature

The Examples (e-mail anthology)
THE PASSAGES TO MANHOOD
Childhood Traditions
Stone age all cures
Brute Force
Puberty Rituals
Phimotic Ring
Frenulum Breve
Epithelial adhesions
Pin hole Phimosis
General
Bettelheim and Adhesions
Extract from Beauge M.D.
Adult Initiations
Taboos and Illusions
Awakening in the Darkness
First Love
Women suffer Too
Self image - Social Confirmation

E MAIL LIBRARY

Archive
(1996) "From Innocence to Ignorance"
(1998) "Passages to Manhood"

Discussion
THE LATE INITIATE
The Blind Spot
People Avoid Pain
Conditioned Behaviour
Intimate Relations
The Magic of a Man

Address to Late Initiates
Inhibitions
Medical Reports on Late Initiations
Notes for the Sexual therapist

Discussion
ADHESIONS and EARLY LEARNING


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