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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INHIBITIONS and ILLUSIONS

When the foreskin is fastened, restrained or harnessed, its movement relative to the glans is inhibited. The Oxford dictionary says an inhibition is a "restraint on the direct expression of an instinct." What could be a more direct inhibition of the male sexual instinct, than on the phallus itself . To inhibit: hinder, restrain [Latin - hibit - hinder] - Foreskin conditions consitute an anatomical inhibition

Anyone with any sort of inhibition does not experiment as freely in that area. With a boy whose phallus is inhibited this is also true. With this anatomical inhibition, he does not experiment, he does not discover, he does not know, and he is simply not as aware of his phallus, as he would be potentially, (or not as aware of it in the same way as he would be potentially) if he had no inhibition.

If he's not as aware of, he does not admire, or have as much interest in his phallus (as he would have potentially ... if he had no inhibition).

When the physical essence of his maleness, what defines him as a man, is inhibited, the individual cannot real-ise what a man can be and do anatomically. If a boy with these conditions does identify with his phallus, any visual or tactile recognition of his sexual identity would be at most one dimensional, one sided and limited. With the foreskin retracted the phallus is more interesting simply because of the great diversity of shape and skin types. In addition the possibility of being able to move the foreskin to cover and uncover the glans is considerable, this could be compared to the difference between a snap shot and a movie.

This is the physical inhibition of an instinct. These conditions are implicitly sexually inhibiting, and sex is a social activity, thus they constitute social inhibitions.

AN ILLUSION
The Oxford dictionary says an illusion is a "False impression or belief . . state of being deceived by appearances". Though a sense of belief in himself as man - it would essentialy be founded on the appearance of the foreskin being held forward, it would be correct to understand this as based on an illusion. - (ie. not a delusion: false impression or belief, as a symptom or form of mental disorder.)

His perception of his own manhood, and his self image as a man. . any recognition of or belief he establishes in his sexual identity, would be based on a misinterpretation of his full potential, it would be based on the misconception that the foreskin is designed to remain forward or cause difficulty, tension or pain

Though a sense of belief in his maleness may develop it can never be founded on facts, it would be based on an illusion

His perception of his own manhood, his self image as a man and any belief he establishes in his sexual identity would be based on the misconception that the foreskin is designed to remain forward or cause difficulty tension or pain. This is a misinterpretation of his potential as male, an illusion.

This is the physical inhibition of an instinct. These conditions are implicitly sexually inhibiting, and sex is a social activity. They inhibit the potential development and the full participation in life as a man.

I can already hear the voices saying "but that`s not all it takes to be a man" and yes I agree - and Im only describing one aspect of the human male.