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The cut banjo string

July 29th, 2010 · post by Edd · 2 Comments

My friend Chris 12o5 is putting together a zine called ‘Once more with morphine’. I’ve not had any experience with morphine, but I do seem to have spent too much time around hospitals in my young adult life. Anyhow, I thought I’d draw a short comic about having my frenulum cut – the short bit of skin that connects the foreskin to the head of the penis – because it was too short (Frenulum breve). According to an article in the Guardian Frenulum breve affects 5% of uncircumcised blokes, but I guess doesn’t get talked about much so thought I’d draw a comic about the process (which was thankfully much less painful than Jonathan Cope who wrote the article on the Guardian!).

(click on the images to see a readable version)
Frenulum breve comic strip

Frenulum breve comic page 2
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Frenulum breve comic page4 500px

p.s. I should point out that some of this is exaggeration, especially the photo of the exploded penis (I found it online whilst looking into the operation, I believed it at the time, less convinced now. It was easier for the consultant to tell me about it in the comic!)!

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  • anon posted:
    Jul 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm. Comment #1

    i just typed a huge post about a similar experience that happened to me, but didn’t put an email and so got an error when i clicked submit and don’t really feel like typing it again – but i just want to say, thanks for sharing

  • Edd posted:
    Jul 29, 2010 at 10:12 pm. Comment #2

    Glad you liked it, sorry the comments form messed up for you!


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