Hey guys. I've been following the tips posted on this forum with the aid of a polymorph stretching device, and I have seen steady improvement of my phimosis. However, it is now time to work on my frenulum! My frenulum seems to attach VERY close to my meatus... it attaches about 2mm to it in fact. This seems discouraging, since I have seen photos where the frenulum attaches quite a ways lower down. It seems like my condition means that I will have to stretch the frenulum a lot more to get any kind of result than maybe a person with a "normal" connection distance would have to.
First of all, what range of distance is normal for the frenulum connection on the glans? Also, will I really be able to stretch my frenulum by the ~1 cm needed for it to make up for this distance?
The stretching of the frenulum will occur somewhere along the length of its structure and not be limited by its attachement. The 1cm goal is certainly achieveable if you dedicate the time and effort necessary. It won't happen overnight.
It relates to the mechanism of closing over of the whole urethra in foetal development - the "masculinisation" process. Consider that in a female, the whole of the urethra along the clitoris is open and the meatus is almost as far back as it could go. (In fact, a possible anomaly is that it opens inside the vagina.)
Hypospadias in males is the condition in which the urethra opens somewhere along the lower part of the penis instead of the tip. Minor degrees are quite common where the meatus is only barely on the glans and points about 45° downward.
So what you describe is either a very low meatus, or the more complete closure of the urethra at the tip of the glans with the incorporation of the frænulum as part of that closure. I'll let you assess which of those it is.
The time to (start) work on your frænulum was when you started any form of stretching. Since you do not wish to distort your meatus in the process, this should consist of stretching forward, away from the shaft of your penis. One logical way of doing this would seem to be to apply the "polymorph" stretcher with the "shoes" up and down, rather than side-to-side, so that the lower shoe presses directly on the frænulum.
People using "flesh tunnels" have in previous postings here, "notched" the rim of the tunnel to relieve pressure on the frænulum as a matter of comfort, but I advise exactly the opposite - you want that pressure on the frænulum to effect stretching and all of the reasons why you desire a device to provide consistent pressure for as much of the time as possible, apply even more so to stretching the frænulum!
And - do bear in mind that having a frænulum is in itself, perfectly normal - it is not some aberrant structure. It is normal for it to pull the lower part of the foreskin up toward the glans to some extent and cause a little "bunching" of the foreskin in that area; this appears to be the mechanism of the foreskin "automatically" re-covering when you lose an erection (or even with an erection if the foreskin is slipping easily back and forth during thrusting). The criterion is simply comfort - that it moves as you wish it to within reason.
Bryce (no login)
September 19 2011, 3:03 PM
Thanks Jim and Paul for your responses.
I believe the second option you described is the one that pertains to me. My urethra opens pretty well right at the tip of my glans, and my frenulum seems to be incorporated with that closure. If I could figure out how to host/post a photo I would do so, but I think what you've described is indeed accurate to my condition. Is this abnormal in any way? Also, will it make my chances of success any less attainable?
The point I was making, is that the urethra opening at the tip of the glans does - fairly obviously - represent the most complete development of the structure. It makes sense that for both of the purposes of the penis, you really want it to "fire" straight ahead as far as possible. So it is as "normal" as you could want.
Nor does it have any particular consequence for the frænulum - there are quite clearly two, mostly separate, aspects of the shape and formation of the meatus - where it is and how tight is the frænulum. There is some variation regarding just how close to the meatus the frænulum inserts or "terminates", but it generally is fairly close. So if it is too tight for your comfort, it needs stretching, irrespective of just where it is and where the meatus is.
I trust you have started your stretching at least a week ago?
Bryce (no login)
Re: Actually, the most normal.
September 21 2011, 8:31 PM
You bet. I've been using the polymorph stretcher vertically coupled with a little outwards tug. It seems to be keeping the frenulum taught all the while stretching the foreskin opening. Here's hoping for some results!
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