THE THREE DEVELOPMENT STAGES
There are three stages in the development of the ignorance
i) The avoidance of sensations of pain from infant adhesions or pre-puberty
phimotic-frenular conditions; or a childhood trauma such as tugging
at the foreskin.
ii) Typically at puberty with active masturbation, an unavoidably conscious
experience of pain or restriction which may motivate treatment but
often will be repressed.
iii) Reinforced during adolescence and adulthood: The tendency to avoid
any sexual contact which may threaten the delusory sexual identity
and self-integrity. Becoming confirmed by repetition and established
in the same way as any other habit
i) Among the many reasons for sexual disturbance taking root in
childhood are the anatomical ones of painful experiences with epithelial
adhesions, thereafter frenular or phimotic difficulties even previous
to puberty. A boy is easily influenced and vulnerable, many are involved
in a search for identity and feel consciously unsure about themselves
and their bodies. Such semi-conscious pain acts as a deterrent, it
certainly does not encourage comfort and a feeling of ease with one`s
ii) These childhood complaints usually becomes active around puberty.
Many youths are treated as a result of conscious pain during puberty
or after first love. There are hundreds of different degrees and combinations
of frenular-phimotic variations with minute differences each causing
specific physical effects when erect.- All conditions cause some restriction
on the free movement of the foreskin during erection. Some cause pain
others are merely difficult or irritating, some cause obvious problems
by masturbation others during intercourse, still others result in soreness
iii) Some men avoid the physical problems, psychologically accommodate
the difficulties and recognise their foreskin condition first in adulthood.
This self ignorance is based in childhood and puberty experiences and the lack of public information or discussion, the cultural taboo.
The following discussion describes the psychological and behavioural development
of these late initiates.