There is some relation between the frenulum and urinary sphincter muscles; these two help each other to facilitate fluid movement through the urethral passage. A shorter frenulum can cause phimosis due to which an unexposed glans may become very sensitive to touch, and can oversensitive glans cause bladder to be sensitive too?

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There may be some articles like this one, but more clarity is needed.

  • The glans is generally sensitive to touch with a circumcised foreskin or uncircumcised. (doi.org/10.1002/sm2.67) Commented Mar 7, 2022 at 8:12
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    Circumcised or not, I don't follow your reasoning. Why would a sensitized glans have an effect on the bladder?
    – Carey Gregory
    Commented Mar 8, 2022 at 2:07

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There is a relationship between phimosis and urinary tract infections, which can cause urinary incontinence, increased urinary frequency and a recurrent "urge to pee"- nothing to do with sensitivity though.

It should be noted, as I referenced a study on male infants, that phimosis is a normal condition up until age 5-7 years, when the foreskin naturally starts to retract fully.

I'd say "citation needed" for the phimosis and sensitivity though.

  1. Wiswell TE, Hachey WE. Urinary Tract Infections and the Uncircumcised State: An Update. Clinical Pediatrics. 1993;32(3):130-134. doi:10.1177/000992289303200301

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