Frenulum of prepuce of penis
|Frenulum of prepuce of penis|
|Latin||Frenulum praeputii penis|
The word frenulum on its own is often used for the frenulum of prepuce of penis, which is an elastic band of tissue under the glans penis that connects to the prepuce, or foreskin, to the vernal mucosa, and helps contract the prepuce over the glans. In the event of frenulum breve or frenular chordee, or to ensure that the glans can be freely and completely exposed, the frenulum may be partially or totally removed.
The frenulum and the associated tissue delta on the underside of the penis below the corona has been described in sexuality textbooks as "very reactive" and "particularly responsive to touch that is light and soft." The “underside of the shaft of the penis, meaning the body below the corona” is a “source of distinct pleasure.” Crooks and Baur observe that two extremely sensitive specific locations that many men find particularly responsive to stimulation are the corona, and the frenulum. Repeated stimulation of this structure will cause orgasm and ejaculation in some men.
Frenulum breve is the condition in which the frenulum of the penis is short and restricts the movement of the prepuce, which may or may not interfere with normal sexual activity. The condition can be treated by frenuloplasty, frenectomy, or circumcision.
The frenulum may be entirely missing in cases of first degree Hypospadias.
Frenulum breve may contribute to frenular chordee, where the glans is pulled toward the vernal body of the penis.
It is possible for the frenulum of the penis to tear during sexual activity. The frenular artery may be severed, causing significant bleeding.
Frenulum Breve may also be treated by manually expanding the shaft skin by stretching.
The frenulum is often crushed and cut away, or broken during infant circumcisions.
A frenectomy can be performed to remove the frenulum from the penis, which is a treatment for frenulum breve or frenular chordee. This is a form of genital frenectomy. The frenulum may be cut when a male is circumcised. This may also reduce the size of the frenular delta. The frenulum was reported to be cut in 26.7%, 20%, and 33.33% of circumcised patients in various surveys.
A removed frenulum preputii penis after a frenectomy
- Ridged band
- Frenular delta
- Frenum piercing
- Frenuloplasty of prepuce of penis
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