THE FACTS OF LIFE
It is normal for infants to have erections.
Among most normal boys the foreskin retracts automatically
With phimosis, frenulum breve and adhesions, it
is uncomfortable to retract the foreskin during erection.
That the foreskin normally retracts is hardly ever mentioned in
literature on sexuality. Due to their conditions and the consequent
actual experience that their foreskin does not retract, the fact of
life that the foreskin should be free to retract is not clear or apparrent
to many boys.
Books which discuss circumcision should include some sort of intelligent,
accurate and adequate information (see Available
Information), on the normal ability of the foreskin to retract,
so that boys, youths and grown men who experience difficulties and
are attempting to educate themselves can readily find information.
Dr. John Smith is one of the very few doctors who emphasises " ... the ability of the mature youth to retract
the prepuce with the penis erect was the criterion of normality"(25)
Since January 1997 pictures of
foreskin retraction are available on internet. It would be realistic
to print pictures of the erect penis showing the retraction of the
foreskin in books on sexual education, this would minimise the necessity
to find education through pornography.
See also: Adult Information