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Is it bad frenulum tears during sexual intercourse?

Is it a really bad thing when it tears, or can one just continue to have sex normally and enjoy it still? If it does tear would it need some kind of treatment?

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Tearing of the frenulum is a rare event that usually only occurs because there was some brute force or serious lack of lubrication during the act. It is generally a pretty tough little piece of skin. However, most circumsized men do not have a real frenulum, if there is a trace of skin left at all. It’s original design was to keep the foreskin over the head of the penis which is actually a mucous membrane like the inside of your lips. However, here in america with routine circumcision so common, people think that the hardening and deadening of the head’s skin is normal. Consequently, if a circumcised boys frenulum does tear, it is usually minor compared to that of his uncut counterpart. While there may be cosmetic procedure that would allow the frenulum to be corrected, it would no doubt be excruciatingly painful and require some sort of stiches and no sexual activity for a long period of time, even then one would have to be careful to not tear it again. But under normal circumstances, especially when lubricant is used, there is no reason for the frenulum to tear.

Take rest and let is heal a naturally. I’d say probably a week or so and you’ll be back to normal again, but be careful the first time out! I’m sure this recovery time would be different for all of us though, just take good care of it.

The ‘line’ linking your glans (penis head) to the inner foreskin on the under side of the penis is indeed your frenulum. This is attached to the glans close to the bottom of the meatus (the medical name for the ‘piss slit’). The sole purpose of the frenulum is to assist the foreskin to return to covering the glans as an erection subsides.

It is very easy to tear your frenulum during masturbation of sex, particularly if it is short and tight (frenulum breve). It will heal but to scar tissue which will be even less elastic and so there is greater risk of future tearing.

You would be well advised to consult your doctor to see if it is indeed a frenulum tear or something more serious. He can also perform a minor operation called frenulectomy to remove the errant frenulum and thus avoid future problems during sex for both you and your partner.

In the meantime you need to avoid all forms of sex until it heals, but do continue to daily wash yourself properly under your foreskin to remove the waste matter called smegma that collects there. Pull your foreskin back gently so as not to damage the frenulum any more.