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.

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To use a description that I had read in a letter at your site, the foreskin isn't completely off the "edge/rim" of the glans of my sixteen-month old son's penis. The distinction I want to make is that he has been circumcised. Through the age of eight months, I would, occassionally, gently separate the foreskin and glans. During the past several months, the two have adhered, as described above. I can no longer attempt the separation, due to his discomfort. Can I expect them to separate, as would normally occur in an uncircumcised male? I can practice manipulation at his bath time, but I don't know if it will slowly reverse the adhesion process. I would appreciate any further information you may have.

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you are describing skin bridges, gentle manipulation will only cause pain please read the above file and follow links to skin bridges ... a small operation is necessary.