Rephrasing The QuestionSubmitted by Cyril on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 01:05
Rephrasing The Question
While trying to track down the cause of a recurrent vaginitis in a young woman, I asked her whether her partner was circumcised.
My query drew only a blank look.
I rephrased the question in what I felt was a clever and tactful manner:
"When he does not have an erection, can you see the head of his penis, or is it covered by folds of skin?"
Her unabashed and matter-of-fact response:
"Doc, I've never seen him without an erection!"