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What Is A Frenulum?
It is not uncommon for males to be unaware they have a frenulum if they still have their foreskin. If they were
circumcised the frenulum is cut or completely removed. It is the triangular area of skin on the
underside of the penis, which attaches to the glans. The frenulum is often considered the most sensitive
area of the penis. The picture below shows where the frenulum is:
What happens when I break my frenulum?
Breaking a frenulum can occur following a trauma to the foreskin or during rough intercourse or
masturbation. This can sometimes be related to having a short frenulum between the area just in front of
the glans of the penis and the foreskin. When the frenulum breaks, it can lead to pain and bleeding.
When this happens, you will need to rest (no sex or masturbation) for about two weeks to give the frenulum
time to heal. Sometimes during the healing process, scarring can occur. This can lead to a shorter frenulum
than before and cause recurrent problems.
Circumcision is not the solutions for this. Through gentle stretching after the frenulum heals can lengthen
the frenulum and stop this from happening again. You can read the article on
Frenulum Breve to get more information on the stretching exercises.
What does a frenulum look like?
Frenulums can come in different shapes and sizes. Below are some examples of different frenulums.
I broke my frenulum, now my doctor is saying I need to get circumcised. Is that true?
You do not need to be circumcised because your frenulum broke. Just let your frenulum heal,
then use the stretching exercises outline in the Frenulum
Breve article. This will take a few months of work, but it is better than getting circumcised.
Many men who have contacted N.O.R.M. discovered too late that their doctor gave them bad advice to
get circumcised. Now they are going through the foreskin restore process.