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Frenulum question not in the archives (FRENULUM, BANGO STRING, 2009)
Jul 5, 2009

Hi Dr Bob During protected intercourse with a sex worker, I recently tore my frenulum. I finished by masturbating on her breasts which she had touched with her fingers which had also been inside her vagina. I had also taken off the condom and therefore had some vaginal fluid on my fingers. Would these contacts between the fluid on her breasts/on my hands and my cut frenulum be a risk for HIV, HEP B or C and any other STIs? Thanks for replying and for all the good work you do.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

"Frenulum question not in the archives"???? Oh yes it is (see below). Your risk of HIV, hepatitis and/or other STDs would be negligible at best. If you remain worried, you can easily be screened for these illnesses. You'll need to wait until the three-month mark for a definitive HIV-antibody test result.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

Bango String Apr 28, 2007

hi. Ive recently snapped my bango string. its very painful. it hasnt healed in a week. everytime i go to have sex it keeps ripping a little bit more. do i have to go to the doctors to get it stiched up? thanks

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Snapped bango string advice isn't really part of an HIV information advice forum. But even this "off topic" subject has been addressed here before. (See below.)

Dr. Bob

sex Sep 7, 2006

during sex about 2 weeks ago i sat on my boyfriends penis when i wasn't wet enough and he started bleeding saying hes snapped his spangle cord ? what does he mean and when will it be cured ??

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

As I often mention on this site, the answer to almost all questions posted is usually already waiting for you in the archives. All you have to do is double click.

In your case I guess it is possible that you might not know that spangle cord = bango string = frenulum. We should all try to learn something new every day. I guess today's new fact is bango string/spangle cord snapping. See below.

Dr. Bob

Bango String

Aug 14, 2006

My friend told me he snapped his bango string when having sex, i cant help being really worried. He said he lost loads of blood and its still painful. Should he go to the hospital? please reply asap! Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

"Bango String," gosh, I haven't heard that term in quite awhile. Medically speaking, your friend most likely tore his frenulum, a little ridge of skin on the underside of the penis just below the opening to the foreskin. It's not uncommon to "snap one's bango string" (tear the frenulum) during vigorous sex, as it can become quite taut, if the foreskin is placed under a lot of tension, and then become abraded. "Bango strings" come in lots of different styles short, long, narrow, fanned-out, etc. so the risk of a tear is greater for some one-eyed monsters than others. Apart from the obvious discomfort and bleeding (a vein runs along the frenulum), there is not likely to be any significant long-term problem. However, I should note that your friend does need to be careful if this recurs, as scar tissue can form along the frenulum and become potentially problematic. I'd advise your friend to hold off on sexual activity until his trouser snake is completely healed. And then he should be a bit less acrobatic in his sexcapades. He should also use more lubrication. If he does have a recurrence, he should see his doctor for a proper evaluation of his Bango boo-boo.

Dr. Bob



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