IMPRESSIONS OF INDIVIDUAL DOCTORS |
It is clear that the majority of the medical profession do not recognise
any connection between these genital conditions and the sexuality.
... Initially, most doctors treated me as if I was under a delusion,
this was mutual, I diagnosed that the doctors showed symptoms of a
One suggested very tactfully that if I had a sexual problem, I did not need any operation on the foreskin but
should seek "professional help" (ie. from prostitutes), I could add
that in my opinion this was one of the most thoughtful comments
which I received (simply because he acknowledged what I said about
a sexual problem!).
Both diagnosing surgeons failed to see the relative phimotic ring,
I saw no reason to point it out and then have to persuade them against
a circumcision - first I wanted the "tight band" removing
- I had no idea at that time how the "tight ring" would influence
my erection . and it was pretty obvious they hadnt either. ... I have had to point
it out to several urologists - it obviously
takes a trained eye to recognise this pale ring
It seems the practical doctors have only rarely received feedback
from individual men on these problems. One urologist suggested that
he was being tactful by not asking the men about possible sexual
problems to do with their condition (8).
It is not the practical doctors job to understand such matters.
Urologists and surgeons are trained to be aware of the practicalities:
a man experiences pain difficulty or tension, and this requires
an extremely small routine job, - the most commonly performed in
the world - which in comparison to e.g. heart ops, is truly are
not worth worrying about.
Surgeons and urologists operate for cosmetic, so-called "free
choice" or hygienic reasons and have no idea of any sexual effects
It is not the surgeons job to understand sexual behaviour and psychological
research has concentrated on parental and environmental phenomenon.
Freud was a taboo breaker and thus he has my full respect; but unfortunately
he confirmed the taboos about circumcision (see Oedipus
complex). Today, our cultural wisdom unquestioningly interprets
adult sexual inhibitions in terms of problems with upbringing and
Years previously I had consulted psychologists with the primary
symptom of quelling my erection (to make it manageable for masturbation
and when waking in the middle of the night). This should have been
an obvious symptom of a difficult foreskin, for anyone who has studied the subject of problems
in male sexuality. I never thought of consulting a surgeon or urologist
about these disturbances and neither did the psychologists,
such ideas simply do not belong to our cultures accepted thinking patterns.
Recently I consulted psychologists again, imagining they would be
interested in the true cause of my disturbances. It is clear that psychologists
have never researched and have no training or awareness of the effects
of genital pain and difficulty from foreskin conditions.
Even those practicing psychologists who specialise in giving sexual
advice, receive no training or education on foreskin conditions. I
consulted 3 specialists in this field. The idea that foreskin conditions lead to sexual difficulties is categorically rejected.
See also The Psychologists
This taboo is not simply all caused by a medical oversight on
behalf of the experts - this is a cultural taboo. The taboo exists
at street level.