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    • #7297 Reply
      Choice Maker
      Keymaster

      Well, four and a half years after my circumcision, I removed my frenulum. Rather than pay a doctor for a trivial surgery that could not possibly be covered by insurance, I just did it myself a few nights ago. Images of my results are here.

      I’m quite satisfied with my result. It’s healing nicely, and it feels fantastic.

      I’ve always told people that the choice to remove or retain their frenulum is a cosmetic one, and I think I may have been wrong. Not having that minor tendon constantly pulling back on my glans makes a pretty big difference in day-to-day sensation: it feels more “free”, and my flaccid length is slightly longer. Also, the glans extends further than it used to.

      Since the sensitive nerves some people ascribe to the frenulum are actually underneath it, I haven’t lost anything in sensation. I’m looking forward to sex with my wife once it’s fully healed to see if it makes much of a difference there too.

      So anyway, I have to change my recommendation on the frenulum: I recommend removing it. I can’t in good conscience recommend removing it the way I did, but… well it has worked out fine for me.

      • This topic was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Choice Maker.
    • #7311 Reply
      Choice Maker
      Keymaster

      So anyway, this was four or five days ago, and there’s no pain normally when flaccid or erect. It does hurt if i rub it though, so I’m on the fence for whether I want to try to gently masturbate. I’ve heard that it’s good to wait an entire week, but I’m not sure I can hold out that long.

    • #7375 Reply
      Choice Maker
      Keymaster

      People have been asking how I did it, so here goes…

      First I poked a hole in the super-thin layer of skin underneath the frenulum, which i maintained for a few days, essentially a frenulum piercing.

      Then a few days later I used a sharp pointed knife poke through the hole to cut upward and through the frenulum. Then used the knife to remove the remaining pieces after cutting it in half.

      I used a lot of vaseline, a lot of antibiotic pointment, a few paper towels for soaking up the little blood, and some bandages. It healed pretty quickly. Two days after the initial frenulectomy I cut off a remaining dangly piece of frenulum that I hadn’t gotten the first time around.

      For pain management during the procedure I just used some analgesic cream, similar to the stuff used for a toothache. Nothing was needed for pain management once it was done.

      Again, this is something that should probably have been done by a doctor, but nothing bad has come of doing it myself.

    • #7445 Reply
      N A
      Guest

      I just got a circumcision for medical reasons and my frenulum is removed. I’m day 9 into recovery. I can feel some pleasure in the frenulum area but nothing significant.

      What is the prove that the sensitive nerves are underneath the frenulum and not IN it?

      Thanks!

      • #7449 Reply
        Jack
        Guest

        Bear in mind you’re still healing- it took me a couple of weeks before sensation was anything like approaching normal. Don’t worry too much about it at this stage- lots of guys had their frenulums cut without it impacting their sensation later on.

      • #7450 Reply
        Choice Maker
        Keymaster

        The assertion that the nerves are in the glans underneath the frenulum comes from practicing urologists on some related mailing lists, such as Inter-Circ (found in the links section). As for me, I can confirm first-hand that there is no loss in sensitivity going from with-frenulum to without-frenulum.

    • #7454 Reply
      N A
      Guest

      Thanks, that is reassuring. I’m worried that without a frenulum, I lose out on some acts of oral sex and so many guys say their frenulum is super fun.

      Some guys say that sex without it is more about the end result than a gradual, more sensational journey. Would that be true?

      There’s a scab where my frenulum was and it is coming off (naturally) but I feel nothing there. Granted I am healing. It makes me think that maybe if I did have a frenulum, it would have been pretty numb?

      Would you say that the glans is just as stimulating as the frenulum?
      Does your glans experience just as much satisfaction as that area, pre and post frenulum removal?

      Thanks for the re-asurance

      • #7457 Reply
        Choice Maker
        Keymaster

        Thanks, that is reassuring. I’m worried that without a frenulum, I lose out on some acts of oral sex and so many guys say their frenulum is super fun.

        I haven’t had a blowjob since taking it off. but thinking back I have never noticed any “frenulum” play. Yes, it felt good to have tongue brushing against the frenulum when I had it, but the sexual sensation in that area is actually stronger now without it. Imagine getting a blowjob where she never retracted your foreskin, keeping your glans covered the whole time. Well, my frenulum was the last piece of foreskin covering my glans.

        Some guys say that sex without it is more about the end result than a gradual, more sensational journey. Would that be true?

        Sex still feels good, really good. Removing the frenulum doesn’t seem to have changed the duration of sex in any measurable way, nor the amount of sensation. The area -is- more sensitive now without a frenulum, but it’s a difference I notice when I am touching myself and not when I am inside my wife.

        There’s a scab where my frenulum was and it is coming off (naturally) but I feel nothing there. Granted I am healing. It makes me think that maybe if I did have a frenulum, it would have been pretty numb?

        Yep. The frenulum itself doesn’t have many nerves at all. It’s a connective tissue whose purpose is to replace the foreskin over the glans. Just wait until you are healed.

        Would you say that the glans is just as stimulating as the frenulum?
        Does your glans experience just as much satisfaction as that area, pre and post frenulum removal?

        The glans is absolutely not “just as stimulating” as the frenulum; the frenulum turns out to have had no particular sensation itself and a dulling effect on sensation from the glans by covering up the nerves behind it. The second part of your question doesn’t make a lot of sense; “that area” from which the frenulum was removed is just the underside of the glans. I would say that the area on the underside previously hidden by a frenulum is slightly more sensitive than the upper “mushroom cap” of the glans.

        Thanks for the re-asurance

        Sure. To be perfectly fair, removing the frenulum is still -mostly- an aesthetic choice, and even though my circumcision was not about the way it looked, removing my frenulum was definitely about aesthetics: they way it looks, the way it feels, and my desire for it to be smooth. The difference in sensation is minor and only comes into play if aesthetics or medical reasonse (such as frenulum breve) don’t apply.

    • #8302 Reply
      Bruce Douglas Thurston
      Guest

      I have no idea what happened to my frenulum to make it completely literally disappear without having surgery to remove it. I had the frenulum when I was a little boy, but when I got into my late teens & 20’s, it completely disappeared. I don’t know if it was caused by pulling back the foreskin to hard & then holding it that way for a long time (like hours), or if it just disappeared on its own. Anyway, it’s gone and I did NOT have surgery to get it removed! I really like it WITHOUT the frenulum.

    • #8764 Reply
      Daniel
      Guest

      Could you post pictures of the frenulum, prior to cutting it?

    • #10429 Reply
      David
      Guest

      I am a physician who decided to be circumcised when I was 34 yo. I kept the frenulum because it was a source of intense pleasure and a major trigger spot to reach orgasm.

      The end result aesthetically was not as good as that of a newborn circumcision, where the frenulum is NOT removed, but does not develop fully into the triangular “sail” that uncircumcised adults have. The mucous membrane is still there but flattened against the shaft.

      Removal during an adult circumcision produces the same physical appearance as that of a neonatal circumcision. But what about the sensations?

      After healing, the result was just like “Choice Maker’s” with a smooth appearance. What was MOST gratifying was that the same erotic sensations were there, just as before and I could orgasm by stroking the neo-frenulum just as before. Being a physician and interested especially in THIS particular piece of anatomy, I tried to figure out why the mucosa that was once some 1 cm away from either side of the midline but now joined in the center following removal of the triangular piece, should feel the same. I surmised that it is the nerves to the urethra that lies below the frenal area is what makes the frenulum appear to be point of erotic sensations.

      Just recently I had a prostatic biopsy — no cancer– and during the procedure when one particular area was biopsied I felt a tingle in the frenal area. I mentioned this to the urologist who said that the nerve supply to the urethra UNDER the frenal area is from the nerves that supply the prostate. This explains why there has to be separate local anesthetic injected during an adult circumcison apart from that injected into the base of the penis. The blocking of the dorsal penile nerves is not sufficient to give full anesthesia.

      The question is why is that? While I don’t know, it may well be that the blast of semen through this part of the urethra reflexly stimulates the prostate to contract more. Who knows?

      Summary: frenulum removal does not result in loss of sensation in the frenal area.

    • #39521 Reply
      Neale Close
      Guest

      Choice Maker – I would love to have a frenulectomy and would love to know more and get even more detail about the DIY job you did so well.
      Please write.
      Thanks!

      • #39522 Reply
        Josh
        Guest

        I had my frenlum removed during my circumcision. Still just as sensitive. Do you have snap chat?

    • #39524 Reply
      Charlie
      Guest

      I too removed my frenulum. I did it myself about a year after I did circumcision at 39 years old. My frenulum got a tear from some aggressive sexual activity and it was not pleasant! So I decided to remove it.
      I agree with David about the sensitivity. My frenulum had always been a trigger spot for me as well, not necessarily to orgasm, but most certainly intense pleasure from stimulation. I did a high circ to retain a lot of inner foreskin because of sensitivity, which I love. I was concerned about losing some of that feeling with removal of frenulum but the frenulum area is still sensitive! Win!

    • #39771 Reply
      Graham
      Guest

      This is something that I have thought about doing for a long time. Choicemaker you make it sound very straightforward. I just like the idea of the frenulum not pulling my glans down, and kind of freeing it up. Plus getting a smoother look too, when erect.

      Any other tips from others? It is the cutting through the string which seems a bit daunting.

    • #39861 Reply
      Karl M
      Guest

      For better understanding :

      When y cut upward the frenulum y had cut out a little pice of skin or respectively y not only spilt the frenulum skin ?

    • #40339 Reply
      Regarde
      Guest

      Hi there guys, is there someone here to help me through my DIY frenulum removal? Is this forum still active?

    • #40341 Reply
      Guest1
      Guest

      I read on a different website abt simply tying it off with some a needle and thread. I’m several days in and saw that although the area under the frenulum has started to separate, it hasn’t yet. Should I just go and cut it? Is a knife easier than a pair of scissors? I don’t want too much blood or pain but want it gone before the end of summer. It is a really stupid thing whose only purpose is to painfully rip if I jerk off too hard. Also if I wanted to get fully circumcised would I need to go to a doctor or is it something I could do at home? Any thoughts on a technique for a dyi circ?

    • #40343 Reply
      JC
      Guest

      I did this several years ago because of tears and the head would bend down. I used an elastic type string that would stretch and make the knot even tighter. It took about a week to go all the way thru. I would soak it in water a lot, more than the recommendation. I wouldn’t just start cutting with scissors or a knife. It’s worth the wait. What type of string are you using?

    • #41269 Reply
      Charlie
      Guest

      I too did my own frenulectomy, actually a few years before before the circumcision. It got tears that were painful so I fix it, as it were!
      Of course I used sterile technique and had oral antibiotic to help prevent infection. Though it was easy for me to do this, I absolutely do not suggest anyone do it, just because I did. You can end up in trouble very quickly even with such a little piece of skin.

    • #41334 Reply
      Graham
      Guest

      Charlie – your comments are useful. I had been planning to remove my frenulum myself – as I have always disliked the way that it pulls my glans downwards when I am fully erect. My frenulum is not in any way sensitive so I have no worries with a reduction in sensitivity. Many other men have said its so straightforward to remove it yourself – but I’m still unsure. I did though early last year get an inexpensive frenulectomy quote from a London consultant – who mostly does circumcisions. I explained what I wanted, and asked if he could achieve a smooth appearance. It was all very positive. So that’s what I plan to do instead, later this year. Graham, UK

    • #41335 Reply
      peter
      Guest

      I am in the same boat. Stupidly asked for free to remain but now slightly regret it. So glad to be circumcised though.

    • #41386 Reply
      Andrew
      Guest

      I too did my own by tying. It turned out wonderful, very easy and I felt it was safe. I did it before my adult circumcision 4 years ago. Feel free to ask me anything or for pics. Very happy with the result.

    • #44325 Reply
      Oliver
      Guest

      Most of my frenulum was removed when I was circumcised low and tight but a small tag remained. I cut it off with a sterile sharp pair of clippers at home with little pain or bleeding and it healed quickly. Best to get the whole frenulum removed when you are circumcised. Far more comfortable without the frenulum.

    • #44327 Reply
      Charlie
      Guest

      Oliver,
      I agree about removing frenulum. I removed mine.

    • #44644 Reply
      Henry
      Guest

      Hi guys, i tied my frenulum with the hole and thread technique, but i have remnants that i really want to get rid of.
      Could electrocautery be of any help? 🤔 🤷🏼‍♂️

    • #44716 Reply
      matt
      Guest

      Dividing your own frenulum is easy.

      1. Buy EMLA cream online

      2. Apply EMLA cream and wait half an hour. You’ll be really numb.

      3. Using a sterile needle and thread, poke a hole sideways through it and tie the thread around it really tightly and use three knots to make sure it stays tight.

      4. After a few days, it’ll have died and will divide by itself.

      5. You may be left with a remnant like a skin tag on the underside of the glans. simply use emla cream again and tie a knot around it really tightly and let it die off. It may help to stretch the skin tag by attaching some forceps too it once youre numb enough, then tie it off at the tip of the foreceps so you’re ultimately left with a smooth frenulum free end result that looks like you never had one to begin with.

      6. I do not recommend ever cutting yourself. bleeding it frightening and can be dangerous and super embarrassing. this is a easy bloodless way to do it and you just let time and nature do it for you. be patient.

      This is applicable to guys with or without a circumcised penis by the way.

    • #44821 Reply
      Jimmy
      Guest

      Hi. I lost one of my “banjo strings” during sex some years ago, and omg, there was so much blood! Hanging on with just one string was quite uncomfortable, to be honest, but a combination of phimosis and night time erections saw the second string break as well, about 5 years later. The pain was quite bad. I guess the point I’m trying to make is to seek a urologist or cosmetic surgeon as quickly as you can and have it fixed. Now, at 56, I’m up for circumcision, my wanger looks like it’s been in a war zone and feels like it, too. Now I have to try and find a surgery that will do elective surgery during a COVID lockdown….

    • #44411 Reply
      Thruston
      Guest

      Peter DeLuce

      I would NOT attempt a self circumcision under any circumstances! You are not able to deal with complications.

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