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
Apart from the
obvious, it now includes my thoughts on:
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.
I 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 Normans 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 Normans 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:
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."
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:
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
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
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
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."
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
I've recently found a new
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.
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!
had an intertesting perspective on a woman's thoughts regarding
penis size from Tina:
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!
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.
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
Then you will see that you are not alone! I will not ridicule
you - honest!
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
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
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.
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.
On non-survey specifics,
56% were circumcised and 44% were un-cut. Only 4% were shaved.
| When Soft
| When Erect
When soft, while
most penises are medium, and an equal number (28%) are both small
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:
|Medium when soft becomes:
|Large when soft becomes:
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
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.
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.
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 is an excellent guide
to circumcision, how it is done, how much skin is removed and
the resulting different circumcision styles. I've taken extracts
from the page, but this
just how much skin is removed for each of the styles. It also
shows the effect on reducing penis length that the really tight
styles have. This
shows photos of the results.
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:
favourite 'uncut' version
loose cut with not much skin removed
tighter cut showing the 'join' scar
neat tight cut
This next section
I attempt to demonstrate the bits of a penis and with the help
of a red felt tip pen, gives some idea what is removed during
is the starting point. Soft and intact.
marked on the circumcision cut line and the location of the ridged
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!)
foreskin starts to be slid back.
the foreskin is almost clear of the glands.
the foreskin clear of he glands, the cut line is now at the base
of the penis.
inner layer of the foreskin is just starting to become exposed.
the foreskin is pulled about as far back as it will go.
there is slack on the upper surface, the lower surface is prevented
from going any back due to the frenulum.
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.
strain on the frenulum can be seen here as the foreskin is is
the cut line is stretched forward to meet the circumcision 'join'
line. Notice how it pulls the scrotum forward.
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
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
that describes the foreskin and all its bits and functions.
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.
'Pros & Cons'
Although I get
the impression that most American's are in favour of 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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
without a frenulum
with a frenulum
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.
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
for anybody who wants to submit
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.
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.
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.
with glans exposed
with glans exposed wearing a Maxiglan
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
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'.
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.
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
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.
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:
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
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."
What happens to
the penis and its plumbing bits as age creeps up on you?
This is a new
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
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.
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.
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
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'.
is an American idea to raise money for charity. On Saturday 5th
August Europes 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
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
the Masturbate-A-Thon. 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
Another Peter has
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
and share them with the rest of the world.
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.
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!
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
I hope that you
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!
people actually chose to have their balls removed (technically
have the whole lot removed (now thats what I call smooth!)
this is all thats left when the penis, balls and scrotum have
all been removed.
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