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.

A good tale depends
On a happy end
And a moral would bore us
So lets have a chorus


In the beginning its said, the Chinese
In order to ease the digestion,
Would ask themselves "Why am I not?"
And other impossible questions

By nature, the questions they chewed
Were never quite like this taboo

Many primitive tribes weren't so blessed
They were prone to the primal delusion
Of the local Medicine Man
Adopting a routine solution
If asked why, he would always complain
So, such matters were left unexplained

Then we Europeans set sail
Colonising the poles to the tropics
And when uncorrectable, with science and spectacles
We studied the native habits
We'd put in our thumb and humm
But never quite expose our plum

These days men are still having delusions
But psychologists have recorded
That as genital pain, is all in the brain
There are hundreds of ways to ignore it
Once manhood caused much celebration
Now we use our imagination

Soon, we'll be routinely checking
And UFOs will marvel our methods
No one will find in us, phimotic mindedness
Over pubescent deterrents
And, In future no doc will just chop it
There'll be brochures of cuts quite exotic