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.

CHARLES II - PHIMOSIS REQUIRES CORRECTION NOW

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Written by Charles II at 13 Sep 2000 19:14:41:

As an answer to: Phimosis... written by DD at 13 Sep 2000 05:25:48:

Hi DD: Your closing sentence was "I just wondered if it is likely to interfere with intercourse? I don't exactly want to grab a girl and "test" it on her you know." If you -don't- want sex, there is your answer. Something is not normal, something is not right. Ultimate sexual pleasure and satisfaction can only be reached when you have access to the penis head to stimulate it directly. Doing so through the foreskin is like having sex with your slothes on, watching a movie with a bag over your head. or going to the opera with ear plugs. A common cure for phimosis is circumcision. However, you may be able to avoid this if you can get your foreskin loosened enough to make it retractable. After a hot bath, to make the skin loose and plyable, you can apply certain steroid creams or ointments to the outside of the foreskin near the end, and then begin stretching it back as much as possible but not to cause pain or injury. This may take frequent or regular attempts over a period of time to make it gradually loosen up more. Complete retraction so as to expose all of the penis head is the only acceptable goal. Your desciption of the problem sounds like phimosis due to the foreskin opening being too small, but there is also the possibility that normnal childhood adhestions of the inner skin to the penis head have not released and seperated, and that is a different condition that may require medical treatment. Let us know how you progress with this. Down below are some messages with the names of the creams and ointments and salves that you can try.

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Written by Charles II at 25 Aug 2000 19:52:43:

Yes, there are many creams, gels, ointments and salves that people try with various degrees of results. This is another case where the sufferer uses the term "no problem" except it IS a problem. This guy is at the peak of his sexual development and should not be robbed of its pleasures by defending an unborn penis. This forum is so full of stories like this you would believe that half of Europe has phimosis and soon it will invade America as routine circumcision is being abandoned. Boys, your foreskin is -made- to retract for a reason. Use it or lose it. Teach your little brothers and cousins and sons to skin it back as soon as they can so they don't grow up with the problems you have.