[Two different frenulums.]
"On the underside of the glans, the foreskin's point of attachment
is advanced toward the meatus (urethral opening) and forms a
bandlike ligament called the frenulum. It is identical to the
frenulum that secures the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The
foreskin's frenulum holds it in place over the glans, and, in
conjunction with the smooth muscle fibres, helps return the
retracted foreskin to its usual forward position over the glans."
("Where Is My Foreskin? The Case Against Circumcision," by Paul M.
Fleiss, MD, Mothering, Winter 1997)
"They told me there would be no pain ... a tremendous flash of
blinding white pain surged through my entire body ... I thought I
had been electrocuted and was dead ... The pain was the worse I
have ever experienced ... I cannot imagine any pain possibly being
worse." (From a letter to Rosemary Romberg, author of
Circumcision: The Painful Dilemma, from a man in Florida,
circumcised at age 25 under local anesthesia,
describing what he felt when the doctor cut his frenulum.)
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