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.

EMBARRASSED 17 yr. old

please could you give me some advice.I am a 17 year old male and have noticed for years that i cannot retract my foreskin at all hardly without it hurting.This has me extremely worried all my friends can do it fine.I do not know who to turn to.I cannot tell my parents cause they wouldn't understand and i would be embarassed.I haven't even seen a doctor.I am also worried about having sex with my girlfriend as my fore skin does not move properly.