This section of my webpage originally described my thoughts on the subject of erections. Like the rest of my webpage (and other things) it has grown, and should now really be called 'Matters of the Penis', as it covers a wide field relating to the penis, even the bum is included!

Apart from the obvious, it now includes my thoughts on:

 
Facts About the Penis
Penis Size
Micro Penis
Penis Enlargement
Soft to Erect Change in Size Survey
A link between large penis size and erectile problems?
Ball Size
How the Penis and all its bits work
Circumcision
Circumcision 'Pros & Cons'
Foreskin Restoration
Lesser Known bits of the Penis
The Frenulum
The Maxiglan
First Hand Exerience of Circumcision
Forced Circumcsion
The Ageing Process
Masturbation
The Bum and the Anus
Dry Orgasms
Ball Stretching
Piercing
Viagra
Erectile Dysfunction
Nipples and Breasts - Why do men have them?
My Penis - The Video

And More!!

Erections

Its all about a taboo subject and convention! For some reason few nudist / naturist webpages discuss the subject of erections. As far as I'm concerned, it is a subject that just can't be ignored. Whether you are a 'seasoned nudist' or a 'first timer' as a male you can not ignore that fact that a penis has a mind of its own, and can pop up without any say from its owner. What's more, if it does decide to 'pop up' the reaction you are likely to get could vary from ' disgusting' to it being ignored as 'I've seen them before and they all look very much the same'. It obviously depends on where you are at the time and the given situation. For what it is worth, I have tried to document my thoughts on the subject below. I hope that you can make sense of them, and that they are not misinterpreted, so here goes!

An erection is a natural state, and is generally brought on by thoughts of a sexual nature. I think that the basic concern is that a man, when aroused will rape or have sexual intercourse with the nearest women around. I can only speak from a personal point of view, but as I mentioned above, it does not take much to get my penis excited, and I find having a stiff penis a pleasurable experience. On the odd occasion when my penis gets (or starts to get) stiff on a nude beach, it will mean that I am happy, relaxed, enjoying a pleasurable experience, (normally witnessed by a smile on my face) and do not offer danger to anybody. I do think that people can get too hung up about the subject and take it too seriously. A light hearted view on the subject can be seen from this British sea side post card, which shows the lighter side of the subject.

While on the subject of postcards, the Greeks sell a postcard which is commonly available of a character called Seilinus (I think) who sports the most enormous erection (well by my standards it is enormous). It is on sale on postcard shops along with the general views across the bay etc, and no one is bothered by it. He has an alternative name of Satyros/Priapus, and is the Liberator of Sensual Inhibitions. According to one source, dates from 550 BC. His libidinous form on vases and amphoras accompanies most depictions of Dionysos and his maenads. Wildly dancing, hugely endowed, satyrs were shown with horse's tail and hoof, sometimes garbed as female, often engaged in pranks or contorted sexual coupling with each other, with men or with women. It may be a part of Greek history, but it always amuses me when I see the 'giant penis' on display in quite innocent Greek post card shops!

Much closer to home, on the downs rising from the small Dorset village of Cerne Abas in Southern England, the 60-meter tall Cerne giant and the Maypole mound above his head have marked a fertility power place since ancient times. The deep trenches (cut into the chalk rock of the hillside) outlining the giant's form have been maintained by generation after generation of local inhabitants. As you can see from the photo, the downs are still grazed by sheep.

Maypole dancing still occurred at the site as recently as 1635 when Christian authorities finally suppressed the pagan festivals. During prudish Victorian times the trenches of the giant's penis were filled with dirt and hidden beneath grass. The giant, whose name may derive from the Celtic fertility god Cernunnos, has the legendary power to cure barrenness in women, and childless couples still copulate while lying on the grass in the giant's phallus. A sight line taken up the giant's penis on May Day points directly at the sun as it rises over the crest of the hill.

There is a naturist group for men in Central London providing nude swimming (with sauna and steam room) and social events. The group is called Gymnos who have a very informative webpage. As part of their webpage, the have a 'Frequently Asked Questions' section for prospective new members. They have an enlightened section on the subject of erections:

Q. What happens if my worst fear happens - I get an erection? Will I be told off, criticised or even told to leave?

A. Getting an erection is a perfectly natural occurrence and happens to all men at times. No one will mind and you will not be told off, criticised or asked to leave. In fact nothing will happen at all as nobody takes any notice. It is just one of those things that happens. It can happen at a swimming session and at a social function but the same thing applies - it does not matter and there is no need to feel embarrassed.

Sunset BeachI am not suggesting for one moment that men should wave their stiff penises at every passer-by. The sight of a stiff penis is supposed to shock people, and waved with lewd intent, then shock will be the result and should not be condoned. But if it is not waved, and there is no lewd intent the you may well ask ‘what is the problem’? I do think that walking along with a stiff penis constitutes waving it! I did read somewhere that it is not necessarily the sight of a stiff penis that bothers people,but the intent!

Assuming that you are on a mostly nudist beach with no children around, then consider just who might be shocked. Every male has a penis, and will therefore have seen a stiff penis before. Assume that half the people are married, then half the women (ie, those married) will have seen a stiff penis. Assuming that half the remainder will have been involved in mutual petting sessions with men, and that half of the remainder who have not been involved, would like to, that leaves about 6%. I do not know just how many of them will be gay, but that will leave you with about 5% who are ‘unknown’.

This brings me to Norman’s Theory. He suggests that it is wrong to stop doing something that you enjoy on the basis that people might object to it. If they object, then let them say so. Then respect their desire and stop doing what ever you were doing. I would therefore deal with the 5% using Norman’s Theory, and enjoy myself until someone objected. You might say that that was selfish, but then, there again you may not be bothered (good old Norman). If you understood the above paragraphs, then award yourself a GCSE in psychiatric nursing (Norman was a psychiatric nurse).

You might be interested in an article that was sent by Peter from Australia. It is an extract from a book on Leonardo da Vinci (by Sherwin Nuland; Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2000), which contains a quotation from the great master of Renaissance anatomy about the penis:

"About the penis: This confers with the human intelligence and sometimes has intelligence of itself, and although the will of the man desires to stimulate it, it remains obstinate and takes its own course, and moving sometmes of itself without licence or thought by the man, whether he be asleep or waking, it does what it desires. Many times the man wishes it to practice and it does not wish to; many times it wishes to and the man forbids it. It seems, therefore, that this creature has often a life and intelligence separate from man and it would appear that the man is in the wrong in being ashamed to give it a name or exhibit, seeking rather constantly to cover and conceal what he ought to adorn and display with ceremony as one who serves."

Facts About the Penis

The National Health Service in UK has a great website covering all sorts of health issues. They have a couple of pages covering the penis and masturbation which may be of interest:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/penis-health/Pages/Five-penis-facts.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodsex/Pages/masturbation.aspx

I've lifted the articles from their webpages and put them into a separate page, I hope that you find it informative. Let me know if you learn anything!

Penis Size

This rather conveniently brings me to the subject of penis size. If there are any purists out there, then you would probably say that size does not matter, but I've a sneaking suspicion that most men are curios about penis size, and how their penis compares, etc. I've found a very informative webpage on the subject called Images of Size. The website is very well put together, its not pornographic, but it does attempt to illustrate just about every size of penis, both soft and hard. It not only concentrates on the penis, but for the women reading this page, it also illustrates vaginal size and how they vary.

As a nudist, I'm quite familiar with the variation in size between different soft penises. I always think that they are like a finger print, ie, no two are the same. However to a non-nudist reading this page they could be totally unaware of the differences in size a soft penis can be. Just to give and indication of a smallish one and a largish one, I've extracted two example from the Images of Size webpage:

 

Even when a penis is flaccid it can change in size depending on its tempreature. Below are two example of how the size changes from hot to cold.

 

The Images of Size webpage gives a far more comprehensive indication of the how penis sizes vary. A description of their webpage is given below, which gives a much better summary of the subject than I could attempt:

"The site is arranged in picture gallery format. There are galleries in order of size, from the larger to the more compact penis

So - what IS normal? The answer seems to be - whatever you have is normal !
The penis is one of the most variable parts of the human body, and its many forms, sizes
But WHY have a site dedicated to penis size? Simple! Because so many men are curious about the penis. And no wonder, since the penis is such an essential symbol of manhood and masculinity. As men we may wonder what other men have got, we may admire the sheer masculinity of the penis, or we may feel insecure about our size - but we are always thinking about our penises!
HERE, you can see where you fit once and for all on the size scale - the results may surprise you, but one thing's for sure - you WILL know how you compare by the time you've seen the galleries!
If you like the idea of photos of very large cocks - or if you're just curious about how big a dick can be - or if you want to see a whole range of average penises, both cut and uncut, erect and soft, from both professional models and amateurs - well, you're in the right place!
This site will also prove that if you have a small penis then you are most definitely not alone! The penis regularly comes in all shapes and sizes from one inch to one foot long! You may not believe this now, but you will when you've seen the galleries!

There are currently over 450 penis size photographs arranged in size related galleries from large to very small indeed."

Another interesting site, called 'My-Penis', describes a personal account of a penis, its doings, its moods and functions, and accounts of its gloriously hard moments (well, minutes, really, and sometimes even hours) and its calmer, softer life hanging around waiting for something to happen?

Another site worth a visit is 'The Penis'. I've recently found a new website which in many ways is very similar to my erections webpage. It is full of photos discussing, showing and comparing erections and is well worth a look.

Yet another excellent website on the subject is the Secret Penis, which is a documentary about one mans evolving relationship with his penis.

A Woman's Perspective

All this talk of penis size is very male orientated, what do women think about the subject? Is size as important to women as men would like to believe? So come on girls, I know that you read my webpages, let me know just how important you think the issue of penis size really is. It is clear that penis sizes do vary considerably, so what about vaginal size? Its only reasonable to think that they vary in both depth and width similar to the variability of penis size. My knowledge on the subject is limited, but I'm always willing to learn. This example on the left appears to be rather extreme. It is an unusual way to store your beer, and its no good if you like your beer cold. It is neat the way that the 'ring pull' is kept facing outwards. It could be that it makes it easier to extract, or it could be there as a test to see if the husband / boyfriend can open it with his tongue!

I've had an intertesting perspective on a woman's thoughts regarding penis size from Tina:

"My husband is a keen nudist (me much less so - too shy probably) and enjoys reading you web page very much. Recently he shared with me your article on penis size and wondered what I thought about the subject.

Normally I wouldn't contemplate publicly disclosing my thoughts on such a private topic. However, a night out with my girlfriends has changed my mind somewhat. After a few glasses of wine, our conversations somehow got onto the more risqué subject of sex. Before we knew it we were all freely discussing our sex lives. Nothing too intimate, but when a group of middle-aged woman get together the unexpected can happen.

Like men, I think it fair to say that women fantasise about sex as well. Anyway, somehow we got around thinking what it would be like to be seduced by a young Adonis. In our dreams yes, but the wine didn't stop us from describing what he would look like.
Standard cliché was our response; tall, blond, incredibly handsome with a "nice bum" but no one mentioned the size of his penis.

Until my husband asked me about my thoughts on penis size I never thought anymore about it, but I guess that night's playful banter sums up my thoughts on penis size - it really isn't that important.
I've seen many nude men, long, short and many sporting an erection, but I have always judged them by their personality rather than the size and appearance of their penis.

Sexually a few women may like a big penis, but most really don't care about penis size as the vagina will accommodate virtually any length as it has the most remarkable capacity for lengthening if the penis is inserted gradually when she is sexually aroused.

Some women are more impressed by the thickness of a penis, rather than its length. This is because some females like the sense of feeling stretched round the entrance to the vagina where the vagina is more sensitive to stimulation.

Nowadays many women have had several sexual partners and have probably experienced sex with different sized penises. I have but believe me when I say - focus shouldn't be on size but what a guy does with it.

As a post script you might wish to note - Male Homo Sapiens have the largest penis of all primates. It would seem some men are never satisfied. Nevertheless, many men will no doubt still wish for a larger penis!"

So come on girls, let us blokes in on your thoughts!

Micro Penis

There is a medical condition called Micro Penis that affects about 0.6% of the population. The definition of Micro penis - (a very small penis) is a penis that is 2.5 standard deviations below the mean (average) for the age and race of the child. This definition translates to a stretched penis length of less than 1.9cm (3/4 inch) long at birth and can be described as a Micro penis. Micro penis, also known as microphallus.

A lot of the penis photos that you see tend to be of the larger variety. People with smaller penises tend not to be so willing to show them off. However, there is an interesting website full of photos of small penises. Its run by Miss Tracy. I do not agree with her approach of ridiculing people with small penises, after all you only have what you are born with, and there is little that you can do about it.

If you do have a small penis, you probably think that you are the only person like it. I suspect not! Why not send me a photograph and I'll start a micro penis gallery. Then you will see that you are not alone! I will not ridicule you - honest!

 

 

 

 

Penis Enlargement

I never cease to be amazed by just how many people try to sell penis enlargement techniques, but I've never heard anybody tell me that that they actually work. May be if you had spent lots of money on a technique and it did not work, then you would not want to broadcast the matter!

I have found a great website by 'Mayo Clinic staff' who have researched the matter. The introduction to their research is given below, and the whole webpage is here. I hope that you find it interesting. If you have had success enlarging your penis, please let me know as I'm sure others would be interested

Penis-enlargement products: Do they work?

Tempted by products that claim to increase penis size? Get the facts about what to expect from male-enhancement pills, pumps, exercises and surgeries.

Penis-enlargement products and procedures aren't difficult to find. Men's magazines, radio shows and the Internet are full of ads for pumps, pills, weights, exercises and even surgeries that claim to increase the length and width of your penis.

However, there's very little scientific support for any nonsurgical methods to enlarge the penis. And no reputable medical organization endorses penis surgery for purely cosmetic reasons. Most of the techniques you see advertised are ineffective, and some can damage your penis. So think twice before trying any of them.

This is the full report.

I found this video which may be is aimed at penis stretching.

This is me trying out out. I've no idea if it works, but it is good fun trying!

This is the video

Can you do better? If so send me your video!

Soft to Erect Change in Size Survey

One of the regular readers to my webpage suggested that many people were just not aware of the differences in size between a penis when it is soft and when it is erect. For example, some small ones (when soft) more than double in size when erect, where as some larger ones only grow by an inch or so. Its relatively easy to search the internet to find photos of soft penises and photos of erect penises, but they are never the same penis so it is virtually impossible to get an indication of how the average penis changes between its soft and erect states. So I undertook some research on the subject, which will be unique on the internet (I think), with the help of readers of my webpage. The survey shows photos of the same penis, both soft and erect (taken from a similar angle).

The gallery of survey photos submitted by readers is now closed, but confirms the suspicion that the bigger they are when soft means then the bigger they are when erect.

It is intended to be informative and educational and not pornographic.

In early May 2002 there were 25 pairs of survey results, and this is my attempt to analyse the results so far. I've categorised the sizes when soft and erect into 3 groups, short, medium and long. My definition of these sizes is purely subjective, using my own penis as a guide taking it to be both medium when soft and erect. Anything noticeably shorter than my penis got classified as short, and anything noticeably long than my penis got classified as large.

Analysis

On non-survey specifics, 56% were circumcised and 44% were un-cut. Only 4% were shaved.

 Short

 Medium

 Large
 When Soft

 28%

 56%

 28%
 When Erect

 4%

 80%

 20%

When soft, while most penises are medium, and an equal number (28%) are both small and large.
When erect most penises are about the same size (ie, medium), suggesting that the small ones when soft become medium when erect. A more detailled analysis is given below.

   Short when erect  Medium when erect  Large when erect
Short when soft becomes:

 0%

 100%

 0%
Medium when soft becomes:

 7%

 79%

 14%
Large when soft becomes:

 0%

 60%

 40%

Assuming that erect size is the dimension that mainly occupies the imagination, then short ones when soft make up for it when erect as they all become medium. Most medium ones when soft stay medium; and that most long ones when soft become medium when erect. Although saying all that, some 20% of penises are large when erect.

That's my interpretation of the results, but feel free to cast your own opinion on the subject.

It there a link between large penis size and erectile problems?

One of my webpage readers has a theory:

His reasons for believing there is a relationship between penis size and erectile problems are as follows (in his words):

I have a seven and a half inch penis (not huge) and have had problems for years (I'm 47 now).
My previous doctor (who is gay) said I had a large penis, and that men with large penises have more erection problems.
It seems reasonable that since more blood is required, circulation must be better.
Society would not like to admit this as "Bigger must be Better", and well endowed men would not like to admit they have problems. I do believe this would be a great consolation to "smaller" men.

Please let
me know what you think.

Ball Size

Men do tend to get carried away with penis size, but how about ball (or scrotum) size. Can you beat these?

   

How the Penis and all its bits work

In simple terms there is the shaft and the head and if you are uncircumcised then you also have a foreskin. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. I do get questions asked about how the foreskin works, what it does, what functions it performs and the 'pros and cons' of Circumcision. Most of the questions come from circumcised men, but I also get a few from uncircumcised (intact) men asking 'what is normal', I even get a few queries from both men and women who are trying to educate their youngsters about how it all works and (in the case of girls), what to expect when they actually come across one for 'real'. You can't rerally discuss the foreskin without ra

In this section of the webpage I've tried to illustrate how it all works, together with the names of some of the bits. As with my erection size survey, this section is intended to be informative and educational and not pornographic. I do not claim to be a medical expert, so I've really no idea what is normal, but hopefully it will give you some guidelines.

Being a person who is not circumcised, it has always fascinated me why some men are circumcised, and how it is actually done, so this section also attempts to show the process involved and illustrates the bits that are removed.

This is a technical diagram of all the bits:

If you have a foreskin then you should be able to retract it back over the glans. It is important that this functions properly as it is necessary as you need to be able to retract the foreskin to keep it clean. At first it many be a bit reluctant, but the foreskin is very flexible and stretches quite easily.

This next section demonstrates the bits of a penis and with the help of a red felt tip pen, gives some idea what is removed during circumcision:

This is the starting point. Soft and intact.
I've marked on the circumcision cut line and the location of the ridged band.
Left to dangle, this is what it looks like (don't worry, the lines really are just from the felt tip pen and not a scaple!)
The foreskin starts to be slid back.
Here the foreskin is almost clear of the glands.
With the foreskin clear of he glands, the cut line is now at the base of the penis.
The inner layer of the foreskin is just starting to become exposed.
Here the foreskin is pulled about as far back as it will go.
Although there is slack on the upper surface, the lower surface is prevented from going any back due to the frenulum.
With the foreskin pulled back really tight, the strain the the frenulum actualy rotates the head downwards. The skin between the thumb and the glands is the 'internal' part of the foreskin.
The strain on the frenulum can be seen here as the foreskin is is pulled back.
Here the cut line is stretched forward to meet the circumcision 'join' line. Notice how it pulls the scrotum forward.
Left to its own devices, this is where the cut and ridged band lines finish up. Even like this, there is still considerable strain on the frenulum, which tries to pull the foreskin back over the glands the moment the glands reduce in size. With a length of about 4 in and a girth of about 6 in, that about 24 in sq of skin removed!
This shows the view from underneath. The raphe is actually a 'seam' that runs from the frenulum to the anus. The shiny appearence of the mucosa quickly dulls as it drys out and after time takes on the appearence of a circumcised penis, i.e. slightly wrinkled. Fortunately is reverts back to its glossy look once recovered.

This is another good webpage that describes the foreskin and all its bits and functions.

Circumcision

From the email correspondence that I get through this webpage, its clear that different parts of the world have varying attitudes the the subject. Its well known that all Jewish men are circumcised for religious reasons (what ever they are!). It has become evident to me over that past few years that in USA the majority of men are circumcised. Although there are many Jewish people in USA, religion is clearly not the only reason for the high proportion of circumcisions.

In many parts of the world, circumcision is performed just after birth, consequently the owner of the foreskin has no say in the matter. There is a group who object to this meaningless amputation, and although having suffered the 'cut', they long to have their foreskin renewed. There are techniques that will enable its renewal, but obviously you can never replace all the nerve endings that are removed. One of my webpage readers has provided lots lot relevant links on the subject which can be found here. Information in the links gives some interesting reasons why circumcision was carried out, one of which was to prevent masturbation. What a shocking thought! I can imagine masturbation not being as 'smooth' with the foreskin removed, but it is difficult to imagine that it would actually put people off the idea.

The American webpage explains exactly how the operation is carried out (with photos!), and illustrates some of the instruments that are commonly used during the operation. As far as I can work out, a cut is made through the outer skin around the penis shaft about half way along its length. Another cut is made through the skin around the penis just behind where the foreskin attaches to the penis head. This leaves about 5 cm of skin that previously formed the outer and inner parts of the foreskin which wrapped over the penis head, which is discarded. The piece of skin on the shaft of the penis is then stitched to the piece of skin just behind the penis head, which normally leaves a 'circumcision scar'. In simple terms, about a 5cm 'tube' of skin that is the bit of the foreskin covering the head of the penis is removed and the two ends are stitched back together.

Depending on where the various cuts are made, and how much skin is discarded, determines the appearance of the circumcised penis. They range from loose to tight, with varying scar locations, as shown below:

     

 

 My favourite 'uncut' version

 A loose cut with not much skin removed

 A tighter cut showing the 'join' scar

 A neat tight cut

Yet another webpage on the subject discusses the different circumcision styles. As discussed above, the style is dependent on just how much foreskin is removed. Although it is a very informative website, it really comes across more like a brochure that you might study if you are thinking of having your foreskin removed, so that you can decide what style or fashion you might prefer. Your basic decision is just how much skin you would like removed. As you can see from the photo, which has been copied from the website, there are various fashions, depending on just how much foreskin you have to start off with. If you are shopping around trying to find which style might suite you best, the website has an good gallery of 'samples' to chose from, with the various styles (full, loose, partial, and minimal) being shown both soft and erect. In fact some of the photos would make good survey results in my 'soft to erect' survey.

Although I've always maintained that there is no way that I would ever have my foreskin removed, I think that if I had one similar to the one in the photo, then I might be tempted to go for a 'minimal cut', although I must admit that that I have never seen a penis with such a large excess of foreskin.

Clearly circumcision is very popular in America, and viewed by some as a fashion accessory. Hovever its not all doom and gloom as there are organisations in America committed to securing the birthright of male and female children and babies to keep their sexual organs intact.

Circumcision 'Pros & Cons'

I've discovered a fascinating webpage on the subject which throws quite a bit of light on the American attitude to circumcision. There are however Americans who hold completely different views and think that the generally held view in America is blatantly a form of genital mutilation (just as female circumcision or cutting is) and should be outlawed. While the first American webpage promotes circumcision, another excellent webpage give the opposite view, giving lots of reasons why the penis should be kept intact and 'uncut'.

According to the American webpage, one of the reasons for 'having it done' is hygiene. Another reason is that it is perceived by both men and women that a circumcised penis looks good. Although most circumcisions are done shortly after birth, some quite mature men decide to have the 'cut' purely for fashion reasons. Some men who have a 'loose' circumcision actually have it re-done to make it tighter!

On the subject of research, there is a very interesting Australian website, which compares the views of Australian men and women as to whether they prefer a cut or un-cut penis. It discusses just about every angle possible between the two types of penis, including mastutbation, intercourse and oral sex. It does produce some facinating conclusions, but I will leave you to investigate for yourself.

In my own personal opinion, I can't think of any other part of the body that is modified so dramatically. If it's done for health or religious grounds, then fair enough. But having it done for any other reasons strikes me as not far short of barbaric. If a responsible adult male decides to have his foreskin removed, then that is his decision, but to have someone else decide that it should be removed, albeit a parent, to me is wrong.

Health reasons are frequently quoted as a reason for circumcision, but surely if the head of the penis is kept clean, then there should not be a problem. After all, its no different to various other parts of the body, and if cleaned in a bath or shower, then I would not have thought that hygiene is a problem. I'm not a medical person, but just follow common sense!

Personally I'm very attached to my foreskin, and can think of no advantages of having it removed. If its removal was a straight forward matter, then fair enough, but its removal must be extremely painful. To inflict such pain on to a small boy, and to consequently rob him of such delights during his adult life, can't be right!

Foreskin Restoration

Foreskin restoration to some degree is possible without surgury. Peter Ball is a doctor who specialises in the penis and is a keen fan of foreskin restoration. He was circumcised at birth, but he (and many others) have managed to create a new foreskin by stretching the remaining skin on the shaft of the penis, to create a new foreskin.

 Peter's new foreskin

 and with the foreskin retracted

So if you regret being circumcised, don't dispaire, contact Peter who will be happy to help you restore your foreskin. Has has written an excellent webpage describing all aspects of the foreskin, including how to create a new one should you have lost your original one! Talking to Peter about his new foreskin, and comparing it with my foreskin, it obviously does not sound quite as good as the real thing. But then it can never be as good due to the large number of nerve endings that were also cut off, but it sounds like the next best thing! One part of his webpage that I found of particular interest are comments by men who have been circumcised at a mature age. Their comparisons of the sensitivity of the glands, before and after circumcision suggest that the removal of the foreskin and the resulting harding of the glands, does de-sensitise the business end of the penis.

Lesser Known bit of the Penis

The webpage in favour of leaving the foreskin in tact is equally informative and contains some excellent graphics illustrating 'how it all works'. Its an excellent page and well worth a read.

Another website is undertaking some research into the subject of the ridge band which is a line of nerve endings which lie just under the foreskin. Theses are the ones that create a 'good' feeling in most 'intact' men when the foreskin is slid back over an erect penis. If you have a foreskin then have a look at the website and join in the questionnaire and see if you agree with the findings. If comes complete with photos which illustrates the point. If you are circumcised, then have a look and see what you are missing! One of the researchers is Peter Ball from UK, who is looking for 'intact' men to help him with his research. If you are interested in filling out his more detailed questionnaire, then drop him an email. (Peter appears at the top of Visitors Gallery 11)

Obviously if you are trying to create a foreskin fron scratch, then you need Peter's advice. However, I you already have a foreskin it is quite easy to stretch it to make it larger if you want. I suitable 'tool' is the top of a 'Mum' deoderant bottle. The foreskin can easily be stretched over to container top to achieve some easy and totally painless stretching.

The removal of the foreskin exposes the head of the penis (the glans) which is quite sensitive. Its sensitivity certainly has its advantages during intercourse. By constant exposure of the sensitive glans, they must lose there sensitivity, with consequential associated delights! From discussions with readers of my webpage, when the glans at the head of the penis are constantly exposed it can be quite sore. If exposed for long periods, the glans lose their sensitivity. Surely the most sensible thing to do is to let the foreskin cover the head and glans in 'normal' mode and maintain their sensitivity, but if you want to expose the glans, for example during intercourse, then just slide the foreskin back, or just let the foreskin slide itself back as it enters the vagina. Surely that has to be the best of both worlds!

 

 

The Frenulum

The frenulum is a facinating part of the penis. It connects the underneath section of the shaft skin to the glans. It is probably of most interest to uncircumcised people, but even during circumcision the frenulum is not necessarily 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. If you are lucky enough just by playing with your frenulum will cause orgasm and ejaculation. If you can find a friend to assist you, then you could be in for some delightful pleasures as seen in this video. As the fremulum is packed with so many sensitive nerve endings, many feel that the removal of the frenulum is not a wise thing to do as it is likely to reduce the sensitivity of the penis during intercourse etc. The frenulum can be removed during circumcision, but if you have a choice, have it left intact!

With the uncircumcised penis, if the frenulum is short or tight when the foreskin is retracted then it can make it difficult to fully retract the foreskin, or it can pull the head of the penis in a downward direction. In extream cases this is known as a Frenulum Breve.

This condition can be 'fixed' by stretching, or by doing something called a 'frenuloplasty', which basically cuts the web of the frenulum. This frees the shaft skin from its attachment with the glans and allows the head of the penis to be in alignment with the shaft. This means that the foreskin can be retracted completely clear of the glans. with the removal of the frenuulum there is no constant tug trying to pull the foreskin back over the glans so it is much easier for the glans to remain uncovered.

     
 

 

 

As I've said above, I'm no expert on circumcision, but during circumcision, the frenulum is not necessarily removed. If the frenulum is left in-tact, to a certain degree, it still attaches the shaft skin to the glans. In some cases circumcised men go back and and have the frenulum removed completely. This obviuosly releases the tension in the shaft skin and allows the penis to lengthen even more during erections.

 
 Circumcised with a frenulum

   

 Circumcised without a frenulum

Apparently the remooval of the frenulum is an easy process and can either be done by a doctor or by yourself. If using a doctor then the frenulum will be cut under anesthetic and the ends stitched up. This is described in the website Male Initiation and the Phimosis Taboos.

Another website describes how you might do it yourself using a process called 'Frenulum Tying'. In this process a needle passes some strong thread through the back of the Frenulum. This thread is tied off very tightly, so constricting blood flow. Apparently it is not as apinful as it looks! After several days the thread drops off, taking with it some dead fremulum. Apparently this might take several goes as more and more frenulum is teased away.

The photo below shows how progress was made. Initially points 2 and 3 were connected, but then with more frenulum tying, it was possible to separate points 1 and 4.

This photo also illustrates the impact of releasing more and more frenulum

 

I'm not sure if I fancy having my frenulum trimmed, but then may be I'm fortunate in having a generous frenulum, although I suspect that years of masturbation and retracting my foreskin, may well have made it longer! However, the idea of having a foreskin that is not attached to the glans and that slides back the penis shaft without resistance is attractive!

Just out of curiosity I'm starting a Frenulum Gallery for anybody who wants to submit a photo.

I'm interested in photos showing people both with and without a frenulum, circumcised and uncircumcised. I've had a go a producing a suitable photo -->>

It is probably best taken laying on your back and erect if possible. I do not want your name, but it would be interesting to know where you come from. Also:

If you are uncircumcised and do not have a frenulum, it would be interesting to find out why you do not have one. If you are circumcised, it would be interesting to know when you were circumcised and the reason.
If you are circumcised and do not have a frenulum, it would be interesting to know if you were aware that you did not have one.

Maxiglan

The sensitive nature of the glans does mean that if exposed for shortish periods, then it can feel quite nice. The awareness of this sensitivity does increase the excitment of an erection, both from a point of view of intensity and duration. If you look at many of my photos in the various parts of my webpage you will see my penis with both its head covered and exposed. One additional thing that is obvious is that without the forekin cover, the glans are allowed to expand slightly and the end of the penis takes on greater form, as you can see in the above two photos. Consequently exposing the glans not only feels good but also looks good.

My foreskin slides over the glans quite easily, even when erect. However I have created a device (which I call a Maxiglan, or Maxi for short), which anchors the foreskin behind the glans. It is basically a plastic ring, which slides over the head of the penis and sits behind the glans. It is hardly visible and not only does it prevent the foreskin from moving forward, the slight pressure exerted on the shaft of the penis, further accentuates the size of the head and the glans.

 
Penis with glans exposed

 
Penis with glans exposed wearing a Maxiglan

 
 How to make your Maxiglan

At first glance there is not too much difference betwen the penis with and without the Maxiglan, but on closer inspection, the shaft of the penis behind the glans is slightly constricted, accentuating the glans.

The plastic ring is made from a Radox (bubble bath) bottle, with a modified spout. To find out more about how to make one and what it looks like, have a look at my Maxiglan webpage.

First Hand Exerience of Circumcision

I'm always interested to try and understand the other person's opinion, particularly when it comes to circumcision. During the 'soft to erect' survey it became apparent that one of the contributors had sets of photos before and after his circumcision. So I could not resist the temptation to quiz him on why he had it done, and what he perceived the benefits to be. The person involved was Jez, who is in the survey at numbers 35A and 35B (with and without foreskin). He is quite happy to let me tell you about our conversation, in the chance that it might help might make the decision for anybody who is tempted to 'go for the cut'.

 
 Before

 

 After

Q So why did you decide to get yourself circumcised?

A The grounds for recommending circumcision were no more than their very strong personal preference for it, as a sort of male initiation rite. I wasn't bullied in to it but as I was interested in getting it done for my own reasons. My friends helped me make the decision, their persuasion made it a certainty that I would go ahead with the operation.

For me a cut penis is a clean penis by ensuring the glands as permanently exposed to the air. This was the foremost reason for my circumcision. However there are other reasons which I considered. It is sometimes described as the ultimate sacrifice to achieve complete male nudity. However I didn't do it for that reason. There is a powerful lobby amongst nudists for men to be circumcised for aesthetic reasons. I wouldn't disagree with that, a circumcised penis does look better in my opinion. The appearance of an adult male penis takes on a special significance in a nudist environment in that it will be seen by every man woman or child who cares to look, sometimes in close proximity, and that is reason enough for ensuring it looks clean and tidy.

Q How did you get it done. Was any preparation or pre-examination required?

A As for how the circumcision came about, a nudist pal of mine was circed and proud of it. He was going on about it being clean and healthy, every man should have it done. He talked me into visiting a 'special' doctor with him. Although it wasn't strictly necessary from the medical point of view the doc strongly recommended it.

During the examination, I had to masturbate so the doc could judge better how much foreskin to remove. (Apparently some guys can't face doing that, but luckily it was easy for me). To enable the doc to judge just how much foreskin to remove, he actually masturbated me as part of his manual examination. He asked me how I normally masturbated so as he could copy my technique if necessary. He must have been good at it because I was fully erect quickly. He complimented me on the size of my erection, flattery no doubt dispensed to all his patients. The doc explained he needed to continue manipulating it to reach the point when the penis is at its hardest and the skin stretched the tightest, the best time to make a judgement on how much foreskin to cut away. He knew there was a risk of 'an accident' because he asked me to warn him as soon as I knew it was inevitable that I would ejaculate!

Q So did the doc just do the circumcision there and then?

A I had to return to the surgery a couple of days later after the initial examination for the operation itself. There was lots of anaesthetic (local), there was some pain despite that, and the cauterisation of the veins to stem the bleeding. But that goes for any operation, which took altogether a lot longer than just the cutting of the foreskin, however dramatically triumphant that particular point was in proceedings.

Q So what are the benefits?

A The main benefits are that the penis is clean, dry and doesn't smell. In recent years it didn't matter how often I washed under the foreskin (not difficult I agree) it stank again in a couple of hours. No remedies worked. It also looks better. After the operation it was sore for about 4 weeks. Full intercourse is not recommended for 8 weeks. Masturbation was not recommended for 3 to 4 weeks. It may seem strange, it did to me, but one of the side effects of the healing is a succession of night time erections (so hard they woke me up) despite the wound being held together with stitches and wrapped in bandages (maybe because of the bandages) and really sore. After a week of erections like that I felt desperate to masturbate but it was much too sore. I had to wait three weeks. You can imagine the relief and volume that pumped out. If I had been a younger man I guess I would have had a wet dream. I wish I had, it would have released the pressure I felt.

Another benefit of circumcision is dry masturbation. Masturbation is important to me, more than intercourse, which frankly I don't often get the chance to enjoy. It's only dry till the precum starts to ooze but until then the friction pumping the fist lightly over the erect glands and shaft feels fantastic. This was a totally unexpected pleasure.

I wouldn't try to persuade you to get circumcised, you are either interested or you are not. I don't think you would regret it if you decided to have it done.

 

As I've said before, I'm firmly attached to my foreskin and could not imagine life without it. But if you are tempted to have your one removed and want some first hand experience, then contact Jez.

Forced Circumcsion

While we are on the subject of people who chose to be circumcised, there are those who sometimes have no choice, as described in the story below from one of my readers:

"When I was 7 years old my parents decided to emigrate from the Netherlands to Canada. As part of the immigration process we naturally underwent extensive health checks. All was fine but the Canadian officials were disturbed by the uncircumcised condition of the three male members of my family. Since my father and brother were already "too old" they were reluctantly passed, I however was not.

The officials-one was allegedly a doctor-convinced my parents that I had to be "cut". My parents did not like the idea much but were assured by the doctor that; and I quote here, "boys do not have any sense of feeling in the penis untill they are much older". Then this fellow went on to add, "He won't even notice the cutting so a local anaesthetic was not necessary".

I still recall that day vividly, 48 years later. I disagreed so loudly and violently with the doctor's incorrect theory on the insensitivity of my penis that he was not able to get much further than the initial cut. Apparently I made so much noise I cleared out all the other patients in the waiting room outside that day. I am very glad I kicked up such a fuss for I too am very attached to the skin of my toy.

The other subject you covered; "masturbation" was equally perceptive. I too am a nudist and thoroughly enjoy regularly fondling my penis. I keep myself hard and on the brink whenever the mood suits me, and it suits me whenever I have my hands free. It's a great joy to feel your manhood respond to your thoughts and touch and I highly recommend it to all men. Thanks for reading this, and if you wish to post it you may do so."

The Ageing Process

What happens to the penis and its plumbing bits as age creeps up on you?

This is a new section and I would welcome contributions. The subject was raised by Iain who has a set of photos taken at the age of 25 and is intending to compare them with an equivalent set taken at the age of 60. The obvious comparison is the quality of the erection, but any other observations would be welcome. Your comments and preferably photos would be most welcome.

I have been in contact with a university researcher who is undertaking a project investigating age related topics including how (or if) sexuality changes with age and whether society discriminates against older people when it comes to nudity and sexual relationships. Personally, as I have grown older I have adopted the attitude that I really could not care less what others think (as long as I've not offended them), and that as a result I have become more 'free thinking' and tolerant when it comes to the naked body. But there are parts of the media that think that anybody over the age of 30 should keep themselves covered up.

If you would lke to air your views on the subject, the either write a piece for the 'Ageing Process' of my webpage, or contact Jonathan and help him with his research.

Masturbation

My webpage does not discuss the subject very much, as it is just something that I take for granted. Although, saying that, I'm not sure if I know the real definition of the word. My dictionary describes it as 'to stimulate the genital organs of (oneself or another) to achieve sexual pleasure'. Can you get sexual pleasure without having an orgasm? I can only speak from a personal viewpoint, but I certainly get can get pleasure from 'playing' with my penis when it is erect. Obviously, when you 'come', the pleasure is at its maximum. I therefore think that my definition of the word is 'any stimulation that produces pleasure, but does not have to include an orgasm'. Consequently, taking it to extremes, my definition of masturbation also includes stimulation of other parts of the body (eg, the nipples) that can produce an erection and the associated pleasures.

Being nude for much of my life, my penis is always there, conveniently positioned at arms length. It can be ignored, but its is more fun to keep it involved, whether it is being lightly stroked just to keep it interested, or whether something more boisterous is involved. I can't help but feel that my awareness of the delights of being naked was linked to puberty. The processes involved during puberty result in changes to the male body that replaces a urinary tube with a 'fun play thing', which is at its best when unencumbered by clothes. As the male body moves through puberty and into adulthood, the 'fun play thing' becomes the 'ultimate Play Station', whether it is being used to provide the joys of masturbation or the ultimate delight of sexual intercourse. I could attempt to describe the processes and feelings involved, but I suspect that if I did, then my webpage would dramatically increase in length. In any case the whole subject is comprehensively researched in the Jackinworld website which is well worth a read. It is one of those websites were you think that you know all about the subject matter, but come away thinking, 'well I never knew that!'. Another interesting site is Solotouch.

As I mention above, masturbation is something that I take very much for granted, whether just playing with my penis in a non-soft state, or when taken all the way to orgasm. Fortunately, the experience and delight does not appear to diminish with age, but it is not a life long thing as it only starts at puberty. All sorts of things change during puberty, increase in penis size is one of the more obvious external signs, but its ability to be 'rubbed' with resulting erection, orgasm, and ejaculation of sperm, is not so obvious. Can you discover it on your own? If you do, then I suspect that the whole process must be a bit scary! More likely, I suspect is that process of masturbation gets past on by word of mouth. That was certainly the situation in my case.

"My first memories of anything related to nudity etc was at about the age of 10. My parents and I lived next door to my friend John. Being friendly with his parents, every Saturday evening they would go the pub together and leave John and myself to amuse ourselves. One Saturday evening we decided to play 'doctors'. I do not remember exactly how it started, but we finished up both nude and in bed together exploring various bits of our bodies. John was a year of so older than me and I get the impression that he had just discovered the delights of masturbation, and I remember him demonstrating how it all worked to me. He wanked, got erect and after a while he came and produced some sperm. Even at that tender age, I was obviously keen on experimentation, so did not take much persuading for me to try. It got erect very easily and after a while it came, but did not produce any sperm. I remember it being great fun, but prior to that, I do not even remember being aware that my penis was able to get erect, let alone anything else that it might be able to get up to. The following Saturday we were left to our own devices again and it probably comes as a great surprise that we played 'doctors' again and masturbation was on the prescription. Again John wanked, and came. When I tried, not only did I come, but I managed to produce some sperm, not a lot, only about half a teaspoonful, but it was a start. Our 'doctors' play sessions had introduced me to the pleasures of being nude and the delights of masturbation."

How did you discover masturbation? If you care to tell me, then I'll put your story on a new webpage so that you can share it with others. It can be anonymous or with an email link if you want.

You might like to also add whether you have continued to masturbate through your adult life. Whether your partner minds you masturbating. Many of the stories that I have received so far involve older friends or brothers giving a 'helping hand'. It would be interesting to hear from any of those 'helpers' for their take on the situation. By far the majority of boys / men appear to have been introduced to masturbation by another male. It is almost surprising that given the delights introduced by a partner of the same sex, that more men are not gay!!

Although there can not be any subsistute for the real thing, there is a device on the market called 'Fleshlight', which some people rate as giving better orgasms than using your hand and some say is comparable with actual intercourse. I find it difficult to believe, but if you have tried one, please let me know about your experiences. Have a look at my 'Fleshlight' webpage for more details.

Ever tried a Tenga device? Its Japanese and looks like a smaller version of the Fleshlight. I've not tried it, but I do have a report from a 'user', which I've added to the Fleshlight webpage. If you try it out, let me know how you get on.

Feel free to let me know if you disagree with my opinions, I'm always willing to hear the 'other side of the coin'.

Masturbate-A-Thon

The Masturbate-A-Thon is an American idea to raise money for charity. On Saturday 5th August Europe’s very first Masturbate-a-thon event took take place in London. Participants asked friends and loved ones to sponsor them for a certain amount of money for every minute they masturbate during the Masturbate-A-Thon, or simply for having the courage to turn up and take part!

It was in aid of global sexual and reproductive health agency Marie Stopes International, and sponsored by ID Lubricants (UK), and also aimsed to act as a public education device to increase the use of self pleasure as a strategy for safer sex. The Masturbate-a-thon seeked to raise awareness of, and dispel the shame and taboos that persist around, this most commonplace, natural and safe form of sexual activity.

The event rased money by sponsoring entrants, with the money rasied being based on the length of time spent masturbating and the number of orgasms achieved. It was open to both men and women. The record prior to the London event was eight hours and thirty minutes. The event was set up with three communal areas; mixed, men only, and women only. there were also screened areas for private masturbators.

Read more about it on their website. The entrance fee was £10. I could not work out what you win if you beat the record, but if the idea masturbating in pubic appeals to you, and rasing money for charity at the same time, then monitor their website and look out for the next event!

Another Peter has spotted this Channel 4 contribution to You Tube is on the Masturbate-a-thon in London. It is not very informative, but might be worth a look if you have a broadband connection.

The Bum and the Anus

Its name changes depending on where you live. In UK, the word 'bum' is a common term, but in other parts of the world it is more commonly know as the buttocks, butt arse, etc. There are a whole host of words in common use that are linked to the bum, and are inevitably derogatory in some form or another.

Society's reaction to the bum is confused to say the least. It is probably the proximity of the excretory function of the anus that is the root cause of human hostility to the buttocks.

Willfully exposing one's own bare bum can be used as a protest, a provocation or for fun is called mooning. On the other hand having one's bare buttocks exposed by another unexpectedly and in public, can be a source of humiliation.

Although the bum is only muscle, and in UK it is not illegal, but I have heard the odd story about ladies turning up at public swimming pools wearing thongs or very skimpy outfits and getting the odd strange look but that's usually as far as it goes, I suspect that if a man was to do this he would not receive such a favorable reaction. You can't help but think that if society does not and don't understand it', they turn away and usually label it, 'perverted'.

But when you strip way the clothing, then the bum is certainly more than something that you just sit on.

The anus is full of thousands of nerve endings both inside and outside, making it very sensitive. For some people, the anus is an erogenous zone that can respond to sexual touch and stimulation. For others, it's a hands-off zone that needs to be respected. It is okay to enjoy anal stimulation, and it's also okay to dislike it - both preferences are common.

If you want to read more about my thoughts n the bum and anus, have a look at my bum webpage.

Dry Orgasms

An interesting subject, but if I'm anything to go by, not much is known about them. They were first mentioned to me by Marc, who appears in the Visitors Gallery. He maintains that it is possible to have an orgasm without ejaculation. If you can suppress the ejaculation, then the resulting orgasm can be much more powerful and last for much longer. That sounds like a fascinating idea, so Marc has very kindly described how he achieves his dry orgasms, illustrated with some photographs, which is on this separate dry orgasms webpage.

The topic got me thinking, so I did a web search on the subject. Most of the search results revolved around a device called an Aneros, which is able to massage the prostate and produce very powerful, very long, but dry orgasms. The prostate is just inside the rectum. The Aneros is inserted into the rectum so that it rests against the prostate. Then by flexing the anal muscles, it causes the Aneros to move slightly and massage the prostate to produce very powerful dry orgasms. Apparently it takes a bit of practise, so is not necessarily an instant success. For your information, I've extracted a section from the webpage, which describes it and how it works. It sounds fascinating and I would be interested to hear if anybody has tried one, and how they got on with it. The Aneros is also discussed on my dry orgasm webpage.


Ball Stretching

I've had several emails recently on the subject of ball stretching. It is an interesting subject, but not one that I particularly feel the need to indulge in. However, some of the readers of my webpage are 'into it' and with a little extra research on the internet, I've put together some information on the subject which will give you some idea of what it is all about, and hopefully point you in the right direction if you want to explore further. Have a look at the Ball Stretching website.

 

 

Piercing

I'm not really into piercing. The thought of being pierced and creating an opening in a part of your body that is extremely sensitive, just sounds too painful, whether it is a penis, nipple or what ever. The thought of then inserting a metal ring through the opening and then working it so that the opening gets larger and larger, with the metal ring getting thicker and thicker, not to mention heavier and heavier, really does not appeal, but may be sensation the heavy ring dangling from the tip of your penis is part of the attraction. I presume that during intercourse, the heavy ring clunking around inside the vagina must highten the sensation, but I really can't imagine it. John has sent me some photos of some view of his piercing and ring, which you may find of interest.

 
I'm not sure that you could be pierced like this if you had a foreskin.

 
 

 
 The 'hole' with the ring removed.

If yo have any photos of 'more unusual' piercings, thenI would be happy to include them as its always interesting so see what others do.

 

 

Have a look at this website for some interesting erotic genital art.

Viagara

As you will have gathered by now, I interested in all things relating to the penis. The topics tend not to be openly discussed, but there is a definate interest from the readers of my website. I'm always interested in new subject areas and Viagara sounds like an obvious one to find out about. Judging by the amount of junk email that I get from people trying to sell me the stuff, there must be a thriving market out there. My knowledge on the subject is limited and I suspect that many others have the same limited knowledge. Basically all I know is that it makes you erect for longer. I've heard that there can be medical side effects.

If anybody cares to provide me with their experience (with or without photos), then I would be happy to start a section on the subject.

If you want to read first hand reports of the effects of using Viagara, have a look at my webpage on the subject.

Erectile Dysfunction

It appears that about 10% of males have some form of erectile dysfunction. Again it is one of those subjects that people do not talk about much. There is an excellent website that provided information on the subject if you are interested.

Again, if anybody cares to share their experiences of erectile dysfunction, and to indicate how the medical world were able to help, then I'm more than happy to add their experiences to this webpage and share them with the rest of the world.

Prostatic Operations

It is very easy to take for granted the ability to masturbate, get and erection and have an orgasm. There are however several medical conditions that can stop this process. One reader who had a prostatic operation tells his story of how he though that he might have finished up impotent, but fortunately this was averted. He was given help by some special freinds and is willing to pass on his experiences.

Just a Bit Different

If you fancy trying or looking just a bit different, then try this website which will certainly make you look different, that is asuming that you can see through your watering eyes!

   

My Penis

After all the above discussion about the penis in general in all its sizes, shape and appearences, and with the relative easy these days of producing and maintaining videos on-line, I've done a quick video of my favourite 'toy'. It shows most of its 'bits' and other good fun things to play with.

I hope that you like it!

 

 

And Finally:

If all the above discussion gets your brain ticking on whether you should snip off some pubic hair or modify your circumcision, then all that pales into insigificance where eunuchs are concerned. Technically a eunuch is a person who has his balls removed. But some go even further and chop the whole lot off! Penis, Balls, Scrotum, and just leave a small hole to pee through. I never realised that they actually existed. They do and these photos are real - not modified in any way!

Some people actually chose to have their balls removed (technically a eunuch)

Some have the whole lot removed (now thats what I call smooth!)

 
And this is all thats left when the penis, balls and scrotum have all been removed.

Read all about him, with more photos and other eunuchs. It is not for the squeameish so be warned!!


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