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Oh. my. freaking. hell. I was just told this in a another thread. Is it true?<br><br>
I know it's barbaric anyway, but just the thought of a man not having a frenulum...
 

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Most of the time, yep they do. Sometimes some of it is left, but many doctors scrape it totally off.
 

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I'll be honest, and admit that most (if not all, my memory has holes in my old age) circ'd men I've known that well had some or most of their frenulum left (I read 'The Joy of Sex' when it came out in the '70s, & much was made of the frenulum, so I always was aware of it. It would've seemed very odd even in my American-circ-is-business-as-usual mind to run across one that had been totally removed- what would it be, concave? What a horrible thought, fully as awful as any female circumcision).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">what would it be, concave?</div>
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Ayep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">What a horrible thought, fully as awful as any female circumcision).</div>
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Ayep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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After some searching and looking at pics, yeah, they do take the whole frenulum sometimes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
And yeah- concave.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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and how on earth could you tell in advance, on such a tiny person? much is made in some instances of how 'quickly' it goes- it's butchery, i am more careful fileting a trout.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I think I might cry. I suppose I thought they'd cut an arc shaped peice of skin or something. More fool me to think they'd actually try and preserve something so important.<br><br>
I want to say thank you for replying, but actually I wish you'd replied and told me I was hallucinating and of COURSE they didn't take the frenulum.
 

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My current H still has I'd say 90% of his... probably as much as can be left. My XH's was obviously missing... even though at the time I didn't even know what one was.
 

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I was left with most of mine luckily, but according to polls and whatnot elsewhere it seems about 25% have most, while 20% around half, and the remaing 55% have little/nothing left. Im sure the exact % varies from location to location, but when I found out this was commonly removed I was also amazed (and also really pissed)... people try to push for circ as being more hygienic, better looking, with medical benefits, but the frenulum, wtf? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"> Come on, yea if it is too short can need a minor fix, but removing it most definitely not worth it compared to the extra pleasure received. Then again, if you are going to chop of one important part, might as well do another while your at it.
 

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I'm pretty sure DH's is completely gone.
 

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Dh has maybe 3% left <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Depending on the type of circ done more can be left. One kind (forget which) crushes it so much even what is left isnt that sensistive. Dh's most sensitive part is not the frenulum but the corona around the glans. He actually dosnt have much feeling at all were the frenulum is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Yep, DH here has practically nothing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Another dh without a frenulum here. It's the most sensitive spot left, but there's no there there IYKWIM -- nothing to distinguish it from the rest of the skin.<br><br>
He was born in 1967 in Boston, where I believe the fashion was for "as high and tight as possible." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Even in a loose circ, though, wouldn't the frenulum be partially to mostly destroyed when they run the probe around to break the adhesions? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Another dh without a frenulum here. It's the most sensitive spot left, but there's no there there IYKWIM -- nothing to distinguish it from the rest of the skin.</div>
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Same here, done about the same era, and it's sensation has diminished to almost nothing in the past few years. I can only imagine what it would've been like if it had actually been there.
 

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Quite a bit of frenulum left - to the point where it normaly flares out. Definitely the most sensitive area, followed by the coronal groove. However sensitivity has diminished considerably over the years.<br><br>
QUESTION - Has anyone seen any kind of study with regard to how long men stay sexualy active, circumcised vs intact. I have seen statements saying that seniors are still at it into their 70s. My suspicion is they are intact. Given the huge loss of sensitivity caused by circumcision, I have a hard time seeing circumcised males being able to continue that long. Maybe this topic should be in a separate thread?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Another dh without a frenulum here. It's the most sensitive spot left, but there's no there there IYKWIM -- nothing to distinguish it from the rest of the skin.</div>
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It is still sensitive on DH, but I'm 90% sure there's not the tiniest speck left.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I have seen frens but...I dont know what without would look like....DH seems to have some tissue there...but not sure if that is just the shape and skin...anyone have a link to a pic withOUT a fren? DS2 was circed in 2004...plastibell...and seems to have all...or atleast a bunch of his fren. DS1...I can't remember...and don't see it much now. = ) DS3...has all of his since we didn't circ him. DUH on me.... = ( Feeling more like an ass about ds1 & ds2 everyday.
 

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No fren - <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Glans_Penis_by_David_Shankbone.jpg" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:G..._Shankbone.jpg</a>
 
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