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.

AMERICAN FRENULUM

I just came across your site. I have experienced much of what you write about. I am looking forward to reading more. I thought I was the only one with some of these issues. I am at work right now, so I will have to look into this further. Thanks

I am a 37 year old male with foreskin. I grew up in Minnesota and all other boys areound me were circumcised. Some of the things you write about I experience alone. I had no idea others had the same experiences.

I thought I would write some more. Like I said, I am uncircumcised and always felt different. I never really knew why I looked different until I was about 11 years old. I didn't know that I could pull my foreskin back until about that time. I thought I was born without a head on my penis. At a doctor visit the doctor exposed my glans for the first time.

The head of my penis has always been hard to touch, at first air even seemed to almost hurt. I have a short frenulum so when I am erect, the glans pull back at an angle.

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There's a hell of a lot of us who just didn't know we had a glans, or didn't realise that it could be exposed. So a doctor exposed your glans ... ouch ...

> I have a short frenulum so when I am erect, the glans pull
> back at an angle.

actually this only happens when you retract the foreskin otherwise the effect is that the foreskin is pulled forward ... penetration would be a little difficult .... relatively simple to get the frenulum fixed ---

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When I am erect, the skin only pulls back to just behind the glans, and if I am really hard, the glans pull back at an angle. Do you know what I mean? I also have a really pinkish purplish head. the slit has kind of reddish lips on it. I have noticed circumcised men don't have either. I think the head shape is different also, it is more tapered and slender, kind of pointed. I wasn't cut because I was sick when i was born.

My skin seems to be pretty thick also. I am not a very big person either, only I bet about 5.5 inches or 6 inches maybe. Soft I get really small, 2.5 inches. The head shape seems to be really more like an circular head than a mushroom head, there is not really a ridge that flares out.

I hope I can get some time to read more. I am very busy right now. I am interested in your thoughts. What percentage of men in England are circumcised?

I do have a kink when erect. The glans actually seem to pull back though. I went into the site again. I would like to connect with others with similare experiences. Do you know how I can do that? I really believe that not understanding why my penis was so different affected my own beliefs as what it is to be a man. Does that make sense? I think it really affected me.
Thanks, let me know

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> I wasn't cut because I was sick when i was born.

Some would consider you lucky ...

>The head shape seems to be really more like an circular head than a
> mushroom head, there is not really a ridge that flares out.

My coronal ridge started expanding within a month of the operation,

> I do have a kink when erect.

Are you sure, without pulling back on the foreskin or touching it in any way ... ? ... I wonder to what extent the frenulum is actually pulling the glans downwards, and if after an operation, this downward pull is at all corrected - I suspect the glans has formed with a kink due to the short frenulum ... i.e. after an op. there would be almost no change, ... have you got a camera? unfortunately I haven't so I was unable to take pics before and after the operation ...

> I really
> believe that not understanding why my penis was so different affected my own
> beliefs as what it is to be a man. Does that make sense?

This is what my site is all about, my condition affected my masturbation and my relationship with myself, and with others, and thus ultimately influenced a good part of my life ...

I'm not resentfully complaining, it is one of life's experiences, but I do want to put this experience to good use .. not just waste it and forget it all ...
Robin