The original reason for the surgical removal
of the foreskin was to control ‘masturbatory insanity’.
The current ‘Hygiene’ rationale for circumcision
developed after the operation was in wide practice.
Uncircumcised men have more intense orgasms.
Circumcision is Male Genital Mutilation [MGM]
To Cut or Not to Cut
Circumcised men are in for some bad news.
It puts them at a disadvantage in the bedroom.
About half of American baby boys have their foreskin surgically removed at birth, and about 30 percent of men around the world are circumcised.
Some religions, such as Judaism and Islam, consider circumcision part of religious practice, while other people choose circumcision for possible health benefits – including a reduced risk of urinary tract infections.
Hygiene is probably why so many Americans are circumcised. The obsessive fear of dirt.
There are very few studies researching whether foreskin plays a role in sexual pleasure. Previous randomized controlled trials – considered the gold standard of medical research – looked at sexual performance and satisfaction.
One possible explanation for any potential difference in sensitivity is that a man’s foreskin may protect his penis’s head from rubbing against underwear and clothing.
It’s possible that friction makes the head of the penis thicker, drier and ultimately less sensitive.
Circumcised men were more likely to report more pain and numbness during arousal than uncircumcised men.
Many doctors refuse to perform circumcision. They consider it to be genital mutilation. We are shocked to hear of clitoral circumcision but consider male circumcision to be ‘hygienic’.
The foreskin is rich in nerve endings and helps reduce friction during sex. When a man has been circumcised the unprotected head is desensitized. Circumcised men are getting less out of sex. Penile sensation and sexual satisfaction are decreased.
The original reason for the surgical removal of the foreskin was to control ‘masturbatory insanity’. It was a term used to describe the range of mental disorders that people believed were caused by the ‘polluting’ practice of ‘self-abuse.'”
Is Circumcision Similar to Female Genital Mutilation?
Circumcision is, like FGM, an outdated and unnecessary practice. The number of nerve endings removed by circumcision is the equivalent of the total removal of the clitoral hood and the labia minor in a woman. Basically it is child abuse and genital mutilation.
Preemptive surgery to stop potential infection is just not a valid reason to do this. OK, 3000 years ago, living in desert conditions, circumcision might have seemed like a good idea and potentially prevented some infections. But, hang on… Most of us have running water now.
Just teach your kids to wash properly.1 in 100,000 uncircumcised men in the UK get genital infections and have to be circumcised. For the other 999,999 it was unnecessary!
1 in 8 women get breast cancer but we don’t go around removing their dormant breast buds as a preventative measure. Sure, at a later date, a woman might decide that because of genetic factors it might be wiser to do this (Ms. Jolie). But that’s their choice as an informed adult.
People who have had their foreskins removed in childhood are probably unaware that the foreskin is attached to the glans until puberty and it’s retraction for ‘cleaning’ is totally unnecessary.
Please stop hiding behind religion as an excuse for unnecessarily mutilating your children’s genitals. If anyone wants to do this to themselves, when they are old enough to decide, then that’s fine.
Freedom to do what you wish with your own body is a fundamental human right. Unlike piercing a baby’s ears genital mutilation is not reversible, you can’t replace those nerve endings that were hacked off.
Then there’s the whole anti masturbation school of sexual puritans. In 1850, the New Orleans Medical & Surgical Journal declared masturbation public enemy number one, warning:
“Neither plague, nor war, nor smallpox, nor a crowd of similar evils, have resulted more disastrously for humanity than the habit of masturbation: it is the destroying element of civilized society.”
“Scientific” declarations like these inspired Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (brother of the Corn Flakes Kellogg) in his campaign to eradicate masturbation from the United States.
Though widely considered to be one of the leading sex educators of his day, Kellogg proudly claimed never to have had intercourse with his wife in over four decades of marriage.
As a medical doctor, Kellogg claimed the moral authority to instruct parents on the proper sexual education of their children. If you’re unfamiliar with the writings of Kellogg and others like him, their gloating disdain for basic human eroticism is chilling and unmistakable.
Kellogg and his ‘religious chums’ kicked this whole thing off in the US. If it is a hygiene thing then why, when less than 10% of English/French are circumcised?
Please leave that foreskin alone. For whatever reason, religious or otherwise, stop mutilating your boys. It’s just not necessary or justifiable