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Kerk
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Hi.

Basically, I've heard a 'myth' that a torn/snapped frenulum can lead to difficulties getting an erection.

Is this true? I was reading up and found those who have endured this has let it heal after a week or so and found no difficulties thereafter.

Also, types of circumcision removes the frenulum and I doubt the people who have this done find erection problems.

So can someone please confirm this? It hasn't occured with me but I'm paranoid you could say about these things.

Thank you [Smile]

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Welcome to the boards, Kerk. [Smile]
Erection is due to blood being directed to the gential area, where it is kept in the corpus cavernosum (I think that's the name anyway), a blood sac in the penis. High pressure in this sac causes an erection.
So I don't see why a snapped frenulum would make any difference to be honest.

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Well, the frenulum is the most sensative part of the penis, roughly analogous to the female clitorus, and if it is removed or broken, it is possible that you would loose some feeling, and make erections harder to maintain
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I don't know how much damage breaking it could do (it's just a bit of skin, so I'm not sure it can cause much major damage) but it WOULD be agonisingly painful to break it in the first place.
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Hi Kerk,

I've done a bit of research on the topic this morning, and I think it's safe to say you're correct- it doesn't appear that the frenulum has anything to do with maintaining erections at all.

If you have torn your frenulum, be sure to keep the injury clean and treat it gently while it's healing! [Smile]

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Heather
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Just a quick clarification.

The frenulum really can't be compared accurately to the clitoris: the clitoris (internal and extrnal) is much more like the wholeof the penis, albeit with more nerve endings. It's far more often compared to the female G-spot than the clitoris, which is a more accurate comparison.

That said, sensitivity does still vary among individuals, so while for some men (more often uncirc'ed men) it is the most sensitive spot, just like the g-spot isn't the big deal for plenty of women, so the frenulum isn't always the most sensitive for all guys.

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Maybe what led to the original question was a misunderstanding of the condition of frenulum breve, or unusually short frenulum, which can cause the glans to bend downward (in some cases painfully) during erection. That doesn't mean men with this condition cannot have erections or sustain them, but it can interfere with sexual intercourse and other stimulation.

Thanks to Heather for clearing up that issue about the frenulum being like the male clitoris. I remember reading that somewhere years ago, and rubbing my frenulum energetically for quite a while before I realized it really didn't feel particularly good. Another (arguably more significant) nerve-filled part of the penis is the ridged band. At least for me, that's a much more important area for stimulation. Does anyone else have any information or experiences related to the topic of the 'ridged band'? I have heard so little about it that I wonder how scientifically legitimate the arguments are for it's significance.

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@Heather
"The frenulum really can't be compared accurately to the clitoris: the clitoris (internal and extrnal) is much more like the wholeof the penis, albeit with more nerve endings."

Anatomically and homologically, yes the whole clitoris is like the whole penis. Analogically or in sensory terms, the frenulum is more like the external clitoris. The penis glans is completely different sensory wise.

"It's far more often compared to the female G-spot than the clitoris, which is a more accurate comparison."
The frenulum is no way like a g-spot. Its sensory characteristics are very clitoral(external) like. Actually the male penis glans is comparable to the female g-spot. They are both pressure receptors while the clitoris and frenulum are touch receptors.

"That said, sensitivity does still vary among individuals, so while for some men (more often uncirc'ed men) it is the most sensitive spot, just like the g-spot isn't the big deal for plenty of women, so the frenulum isn't always the most sensitive for all guys."

The g-spot not being a big deal for women is more of a physcological issue if not ignorance. Uncirc'ed men have far more sensory nerve endings than circ'ed men. The entire male foreskin(inner mucosa, ridged band and frenular region) is very rich in nerve endings and is the sensory equivalent of the external clitoris, clitoral hood + labia minora, and the vaginal spincter.

Complete removal of the foreskin is akin to removal of a woman's clitoral glans and hood, labia minora and vaginal sphincter. Male circumcision is the equivalent of female circumcision despite many claiming that female circ is like chopping the entire head of the penis.

A circ'ed man has just his glans left to bring him to orgasm. This is like a woman having just her g-spot to bring her to climax.

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