CURIOUS TO GET CLEAR ANSWERS ONLY WHEN ONE IS 47
Some personal information : Living in Switzerland, born in Italy,
46, married, no children, circumcised.
Since 10 days, I have access from home to Internet and I found on
the Web a lot of information on circumcision issues.
Among other sites, I found your site and your essay "From Innocence
to Ignorance" and I would like to give you my feedback and my personal
I agree that circumcision is a cultural taboo. I have learned much
more in ten days than in 40 years and I need to exchange experience.
I was circumcised when I was 10 months old because of a phimosis.
For reasons which I still don't know, the surgeon left on the penis
some seven skin bridges on the right side of the shaft near the frenulum
connecting the glans with the shaft. Some were positioned exactly on
the edge of the scar in connection with the glans, some between the
scar and the corona. As a young boy, I never understood where these
adhesions were coming from. For many years, I thought that they were
the rest of the foreskin attached to the glans on purpose ! I was wondering
how a circumcision is done, especially when I realized that other circumcised
boys had no such skin bridges.
My erect penis was a little bit curved on the right, but without
any pain or trouble. One of the skin bridges broke during love-making
(when I was 26). When I was 32, during a check (for other reasons),
an urologist proposed me to remove these skin bridges for esthetical
reasons, which I accepted.
Since then, I am very satisfied to be circumcised for esthetical
reasons. We are, my wife and myself, naturists. My evaluation is that,
in Europe, about 50% of the male naturists are circumcised. I don't
know, of course, why, but I am sure that it is because of the aesthetic.
I would like to thank you for the excellent information which I
found on your site. It helps me to found the answers to a lot of questions
I would appreciate also to get your opinion : as mentioned in the
beginning, to break this cultural taboo is necessary to exchange experience
with other people. I know that I do not fit with your approach to "check
uncircumcised boy before puberty". In my case, a check before puberty
could have solved some "troubles" with clear answers to my questions
and with the removal of the skin bridges earlier.
Your question :
>Did the skin bridges cause the curve? i.e. after they were removed
did the phallus straighten out ?
The answer is yes.
I particular appreciate your description of treatment of phimosis and
of skin bridges. As mentioned before, I was circumcised as an infant
because of a phimosis and the left skin bridges were removed when I
was 32. I finally get the answers to questions that were without any
clear answers during years. In one of your previous answers, you wonder
that "a circumcised boy is able to see everything and thus be aware
of any problem". I was really asking myself - especially during puberty
- what are these "skin bridges" ?, are they normal (i.e. are skin bridges
also present under the foreskin) ? are they a consequence of the circumcision
? It is curious to get clear answers only when one is 47