A Gallery of Circumcisions
A skin-bridge is formed when the raw remnant where the foreskin was cut attaches to the raw surface of the glans and heals that way. This happens after the doctor has lost interest in the case and the mother, who has been told her son's circumcised penis is now "low maintenance" and has no idea what it is "supposed" to look like, does not notice that anything is the matter. It is not only ugly, but creates a space where smegma may be trapped and - unlike under the intact foreskin - can not be readily cleaned.
The owner of this was 18 when he took the first picture. There is also a small skin tag on the right side of his glans. He later had the bridge resolved. A scar on his glans may still be seen (click to enlarge).
The owners of these bridges have made a virtue of necessity:
This bridge indicates how far down the shaft circumcision damage can extend.
The frenulum has been removed almost completely.
This one has an additional bridge further down the shaft. The expression "penis butcher doctors" starts to seem less extreme.
Multiple tiny skin bridges
(which would not make this penis either "cleaner"
or "easier to keep clean")
Some skin-bridges are minor...
...others are more serious:
Skin bridges can result from adult male genital cutting.
He complains that the top and left bridges cause pain during sex, by pulling on the base of his glans. This makes him anticipate more pain and distract him from pleasure. Even when his penis is flaccid, he can feel an assymetrical tension between the lower and upper sides.
Skin bridges can be "resolved" (cut)...
... but the result is still unsightly:
Actor Rupert Everett appears in a book of male nudes and has a small skin bridge.
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