myself saw 2 psychologists about sexual dysfunction previous to my
own discovery of the physical problem. I had discussed anatomical symptoms
of masturbating in an abnormal manner. This should have been an obvious
symptom for anyone who has studied problems in male
sexuality. An awareness of the symptoms related to foreskin conditions
would truly be desirable among therapists, particularly those dealing
with problems in sexual and relating behaviour.
e.g.37 "My sexual life is non-existant, and that at the age of 30 .. I truly
wanted to get myself castrated, but I havent got the nerve. So, I can
fully confirm for you, that in my experience, the anatomical problem
can lead to enormous psychological disturbances, and these can be far
far worse than the original problem!"
e.g.38 "And so to the great day when I was circumcised. ... I thought that
at last, I was a man. I could have sex. But hang on, where was all
the youthful experimentation and the social skills. How could I ever
find anyone who would put up with an emotionally retarded man of 26.
... I had suffered for nothing, and I was swamped with guilt and anger.
I could not shake the feeling that I was different. ... Years passed.
I was still untouched, ..... at the age of 33, I lost my virginity.
... For the first time in my life I am secure in my sexuality."