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.



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NEW on this site: Photos showing the condition and the questionnaire showing which condition leads to which effects would make an optimal contribution.

Most valuable - for diagnosis and research about which conditions result in which erectile problems, we need
pictures of the flaccid penis with the foreskin retracted as far as possible (ie. what a doctor sees) - together with pictures of the erect penis to show the erectile problems, and a basic description of the erectile effects.


Harmens intro
Harmens Main Page

Frenulum Breve

Tying the Frenulum

Pinhole Phimosis

Frenulum and Partial Phimosis

no frenulum - Foreskin attached directly

Relative Phimosis

unhappy after frenulum treated with laser and partial circumcision

Dorsal Slit