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.

DAD CHECKS SIMPLY

I am an Norwegian 45 years old male that as a child had a very narrow phimoses, that was compleetely cured by gradually streching. When I was 10 years old, my parents discovered the phimosis, which I actually had had from my early childhood, and brought me to a doctor that recomanded operation (circumcission or dorsal cleavage?).

Well, I got very angry, refused the operation, and actually showed That I was prepared to fight violently to avoid it.

Then I was taken to another doctor (actually a surgeon that really had some understanding of the problem). He recomanded that I gradually streched my foreskin dayly in order to solve the problem. He called my type of phimosis "soft".

That I did, and in three months the problem was completly solved.

Having my own experience in mind, I checked my sons penis for phimosis on regular intervals when he was young, regularly pulling in back, but without using force. I also instructed him to retract his foreskin and wash his penis.

When he was 12 years old I had not done this for some time, but thought it usefull to do it one more time. Then I discovered that his foreskin had become inflamed and he was developing a phimotic condition because of this. He had forgotten to pull his forskin back and wash it for a long time.

Well, I then smeard the tip of his penis with an antibacterial cream for some days, and pulled the foreskin gently back, some more each day. In some days the condition was reversed. I reinstructed him to pull back his foreskin every day and wash his penis.

Since then he has not had any problems.

My experiences has told me that it is important to check a boys penis in regular interwals, at least antill one can be sure the boy himself has developed a regular habit of doing this himself and was his penis.

My experience also tells me that a phimosis often is best treated with very simple methods, that can be done at home, either by the boy himself or a parent.