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.

CONFUSED WITH SKIN BRIDGE

Growing up I always noticed that my penis seemed different from those of others. I was always lost and confused why mine was so different. Then, I read your webpages. And it opened my eyes to what was going on. I have what you reffered to as skin bridges. One small one on the right side and one larger one on the left. Connected to the top of my Glans. I am 20 yrs old and having one incident where i was made fun of, really affected the way I think of it. I was wondering if there was anything I can do to correct those and get rid of them in the privacy of my own home. Or what is the procedure when you have them? Please get back to me soon. I really appreciate any help you can offer.

Skin bridges are probably the easiest condition to correct, and it is well worth doing.

really and truly, with this condition I have never heard of any complications, a surgeon ... probably any normal doctor could perform the operation ... an urologist, particularly some of the older urologists, are perhaps more sympathetic to such conditions.

Write me how it goes,
good luck
Robin