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The banjo strings we are talking about do not refer to the musical variety but the penis variety. But, for the uninitiated, the proper term is the frenulum and it is a small bit of skin found on the underside of the penis, between the foreskin and the shaft. If the worst happens during sex and you do end up tearing your penis, you will no doubt be pretty concerned and wonder what to do next.
Frenulectomy of the penis is a surgical procedure for cutting and removal of the frenulum of prepuce of penisto correct a condition known as frenulum breve. This condition prevents the full retraction of the foreskin with or without an erection. It is a simple and normally painless procedure that is performed in a urologist's office.
Back to Men's health. If you have torn the skin that joins your foreskin to the tip of your penis, you should avoid sexual activity until the tear has healed. Once it has healed, you can try using a lubricant during sex to prevent the problem from happening again.
Only recently I have noticed that I have a small cut across the frenulum of my penis. It is not at all painful except a little uncomfortable when having sexual intercourse. I noticed a tight feeling while having sexual intercourse and now am worried that continued sexual activities might cause this very small cut to suddenly tear.
Tell someone you've cut your frenulum and the chances are you'll get a blank look. But if you mention - to a man at least - that you've snapped your banjo string, he'll wince in sympathy. It's probably the most sensitive part of the male anatomy: the ridge of skin beneath the head of the penis, joining it to the foreskin.
If happens to you, take a deep breath. Although it likely hurts, this injury rarely causes any long-term complications. Although heavy bleeding is unlikely, getting the correct care is crucial in preventing blood loss and other damage.