Masturbation and circumcision

It has been argued that the practice of male circumcision for non-religious reasons, still widespread in some countries, arose originally as one of the most popular remedies against masturbation. See circumcision for a detailed discussion. Extreme male circumcisions, where much of the penis' skin is removed, are in fact effective against masturbation because erections can become very painful, severely restricting the sexual use of the organ. Such circumcisions would today be referred to as malpractice in a medical context, but are sometimes practiced in a religious one. As noted above, even routine male circumcision complicates masturbation, because the glans penis, which is keratinized and less sensitive in circumcised males, can not be massaged with the help of the foreskin. Masturbation becomes more difficult to learn and may be experienced as more troublesome. Several surveys indicate that uncircumcised men and boys masturbate earlier and more frequently than circumcised men. http://users.bigpond.net.au/xeyr/circum/mast.htm A survey in the United States has indicated the opposite http://www.cirp.org/library/general/laumann/, but that has been attributed to strong sociodemographic difference between the two groups of circumcised and uncircumcised men in that country in particular. Even in pro-circumcision circles, the negative effect on masturbation, through the painful aftereffects of the operation and the complication of the process, is sometimes cited as an advantage. http://www.circlist.com/considering/masturbate.html Circumcision opponents like Paul M. Fleiss http://cirp.org/news/Mothering1997/ also refer to the over 20,000 nerve-endings in the removed tissue, which are believed to contribute to a loss of pleasure. While foreskin restoration can alleviate keratinization and make masturbation using the foreskin possible, it cannot regenerate the lost nerve-endings. In males with phimosis, frenulum breve and other similar rare conditions of the foreskin, however, circumcision alleviates painful erections (if present) and therefore increases the likelihood that masturbation would be pleasurable, as would successful foreskin stretching, frenoplasty, or frenectomy.

DISADVANTAGES OF CIRCUMCISION
DISADVANTAGES IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES
a. Unnecessary Operation.
If performed in the absence of essential indications, or as a routine procedure, it may be an unnecessary operation. Some men who were circumcised in infancy feel that they have been mutilated and deprived of an important structure without their consent and they are just as obsessional about this as those who clamour to be circumcised. On the other hand feelings of regret or resentment are not engendered in men who are coerced into having the operation when it is not essential (e.g. going to sea or request of fiancée) and they are just as pleased as those who are done for say phimosis.

b. Theoretical Risks.
As with any other operation there are theoretical risks of bleeding, infection, surgical error and death under the anaesthetic. Out-of-date statistics and 'horror' stories from the past are still quoted even though modern infant circumcision with a 'Plastibell' under 'Ketalar' anaesthesia is devoid of these complications. Adults and adolescents can be circumcised using only local anaesthesia so as to again eliminate the risks.

c. Psychological Harm.
It has been suggested that the operation may cause psychological harm if it is performed at an unsuitable age. It may well be that separation from parents and not the operation is the factor because I have never been able to find any evidence of psychological trauma. Also if circumcision is not explained the child may be disturbed to find he is different from his brothers and friends. Life may also be made miserable by remarks from his uncircumcised school-fellows in the showers about the shorn state of his organ. Conversely in a society where infant circumcision is the rule it is the uncircumcised scholar who is made to feel inferior by his classmates.

d. Meatitis.
If an uncircumcised infant gets a nappy (diaper) rash his foreskin becomes inflamed but his glans is protected. In the circumcised infant if the glans becomes involved, a sore (meatitis) develops at the opening of the water pipe (meatus) and passing water is painful. The meatus soon heals, occasionally there is slight scarring and very rarely the opening may have to be stretched. Napkin rash is caused by urine in sodden napkins decomposing and releasing ammonia so the condition can be prevented by proper hygiene. Modern high-absorbancy disposable nappies also make the risk negligible. The risk of meatitis, which is the most common complication of circumcision in infancy, is advanced as the main argument against routine circumcision but little mention is made of the fact that balanitis in the uncircumcised male later in life is the most common cause of meatal scarring. Severe inflammation of the foreskin due to nappy rash can result in phimosis or balanitis and thus in any case lead to a need for circumcision.

This common bond between African men and American women demonstrates an ignorant intolerance for natural genitals. Ray ©1997.they are circumcised. This flesh “is like the hood of the female clitoris in function and anatomy. All Rights Reserved Last Modification: 10/31/99 Little girls in Africa share a common bond with American boys. During female circumcision. The Sexual Preference for a Circumcised Penis and its Disadvantages by Mary G. their genitals are also cut. This is definitely untrue but after circumcision the technique may have to be changed and a little lubricant may be initially required. Patients are in agony for weeks after the operation. These complaints are similar to the mutilation obsession because men with naturally short foreskins are not troubled by having the glans exposed. Pain. Meanwhile. Europe for example. Both are comparable to the sensitive tissue of eyelids. There are American women who similarly insist that the natural male is unclean and unappealing.e. ALLEGED DISADVANTAGES There are also a couple of alleged disadvantages which are just 'old wives tales':- f. It is also untrue that the exposed glans rubbing against clothing is uncomfortable. in other cultures. If there is active balanitis or the prepuce has been adherent to the glans then there is more post-operative discomfort.” [Home] . They say they prefer a circumcised male. Both cultures are unmindful that circumcision hurts them as well. A number of men complain that a loss of sensitivity or dryness of the glans following circumcision has spoiled their sex lives. There is obviously some discomfort for a few days and the scar is a bit tender for a couple of weeks but that is about all. women say they prefer a natural penis. where the circumcised penis is the exception. Their natural genitals are seen as ugly and unclean. Loss of Sensitivity. g. These women are not unlike African men who demand that their wives be circumcised. At the other extreme are those who seek the operation to achieve these changes in the glans to enhance their sex lives. The foreskin is errogenous tissue that can enhance penile sensations during sex. inner lining of the tips and palms of the hands. Cutting the genitals of either gender modifies the sexual experience of the person cut as well as their sexual partners. Masturbation is prevented. It is natural to assume the idea that we prefer what is familiar to us. They are considered unfit for marriage --unless-. Prevention of Masturbation.

San Francisco Chronicle Science Editor. 3. The natural penis looks natural .Unlike the penis intact.277:1052-1057) . David. Perlman. For additional photos showing differences. The preceding link will provide you with the opportunity to see the difference in appearance and learn the details as to why the foreskin can enhance the sexual experience for the male and his mate. the circumcised penis is not protected by a sheath. [Perlman] How can a foreskin benefit his sexual partner? One of the primary functions in the design of the penis is to preclude dry and painful intercourse. based on a study conducted by the University of Chicago and reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association (1997. 2:3. Study Finds Circumcised Men More Sexually Adventurous but procedure has no health benefits. It is especially difficult to realize how the amount removed as an infant will ultimately affect an adult male. desensitized and toughened organ.” This benefits usually goes unnoticed until later years when the female lubricates less. Many circumcisions result in too much skin having been removed. Full body pictures of males who are noncircumcised.” Men circumcised later in life have complained that the removal of their foreskin dramatically reduced their sensual experience. see the 33 foreskin photos. For an extremely thorough look. visit Male Sexuality . CLICK HERE Sexual Mechanics of Intercourse and Anatomy of the Penis Return to The Foreskin Has Value Top of Page Return to Mothers Against Circumcision Homepage References: Home Remedies. Intact Network Newsletter. The foreskin “descreases abrasion and loss of fluid to the female. unnatural.Foreskin Anatomy (and be fully prepared to see graphic photos of the natural adult penis. Oct. Vol. One of the most common complaints of circumcised adults is that they experience painful erections because their circumcisions were drastic. “The constantly exposed glans grows layers of nerveless cells (cornification) in an attempt to protect itself and [over time] the head becomes an abnormal.Cut or Uncut? For an excellent description of foreskin anatomy and the sexual advantages of remaining intact. Pictures of noncircumcised penises. The head of the circumcised penis requires heavy touching in order to be stimulated. oral and anal sex. One theory is that circumcised men have an increased need for more intense stimulation such as masturbation. Many experts believe that circumcision diminishes sensitivity during intercourse. p.because it is.) Some people who insist an uncircumcised penis is ugly haven't even seen one. A recent study found that circumcised men are sexually more adventurous than men intact. 1996. Read personal accounts of men who have experienced sex cut and uncut as well as of women who have experienced both in Which Sex is Better -.

It is truly ironic to think that this unusual defect is forced upon more than half of the males born in our country. during infancy. Mechanics Of Intercourse .I am saddened to further realize what I've never know. It has been determined that the foreskin is normal.” For those of you who do NOT know the difference between a circumcised and uncircumcised (intact) penis. They fight infection. When it does. Dirt. M. a support group. . One of the surgical procedures to correct this problem requires the foreskin. All mammals have a foreskin.This site removes any doubt that the foreskin plays a substantial role in sexuality. No foreskin should be removed in a circumcision without first checking to make sure the child does not have hypospadias. It’s first task. “In some children. chemicals and pollutants “can easily be embedded in the exposed and toughened glans of the [circumcised] penis. It also keeps the glans soft and moist. This abnormality. penises. Both are removed unnecessarily.. Both are American rituals. Many people think the tonsils and the foreskin are responsible for causing infections.The Foreskin Has Value by Mary G. and the child is unable to produce a forceful stream of urine. Throughout life. has received letters from circumcised men who have suffered from the accumulation of this type of “debris in skin tunnels and suture holes from their circumcision causing abscesses and blackheads that require constant attention. the foreskin represents 60% to 80% of entire penile skin covering. Ray.. dust. confine it to the throat and prevent it from entering into the bloodstream. ©1997 All Rights Reserved "The 33 foreskin photos are enlightening.. the foreskin is a protective jacket. Tonsils are not worthless pieces of tissue. healthy tissue as well. hospital records must report it as a birth defect. The page also lists the 12 Functions of the Foreskin clearly eliminating the common belief that the foreskin is just a small piece of skin with no purpose. particles." In addition to the sexual benefits. CLICK HERE for information and pictures showing those differences. Like all other body parts. which guards against trauma and injury. see the 33 foreskin photos.. the end of the penis has not completely developed.” Thomas Szasz. The penis is an internal organ. is to protect the glans from infection by shielding it from bodily waste and other types of exposure. it has a purpose for being there. occurs very rarely.” [Derifield] On occasion. Circumcision completely exposes the glans. They show what circumcised males are missing . Pictures of noncircumcised Full body pictures of males who are For an extremely thorough look. “.D. a male is born without a foreskin. it’s just the opposite. called aposthia.. noncircumcised. Anatomy of the Penis. as well as sores on the scar and glans. In reality.” [Derifield] The Intact Network.the practice of routine circumcision rests on the absurd premise that the only mammal in creation born in the condition that requires immediate surgical correction is the human male.

Myths are generated. Having tracked many circumcision . Cut Which or Sex is Better Uncut? by Mary G. I have encountered people who assume that sex with an ‘uncircumcised’ man is unpleasant. Our culture’s tendency to prejudge the man with a foreskin reminds me of a child who claims to dislike a particular food because he’s never tasted it. whether it’s a male (circumcised or intact) or a female.’ We often believe negative generalizations about sex and the foreskin even if we know noone ourselves who has actually experienced these things. it would be ‘nasty’. whether he’s circumcised or intact? I have tried to answer these questions by providing posts made by various people online in different circumcision discussion groups. Dean Edell Circumcision effects sexual pleasure For additional information offsite. Some have even gone as far as to say. visit of female partner Female Sexuality which includes a poll and survey form that can be completed by women who've experienced both circumcised and intact sex. Think of how many kids have refused to try something new because it ‘looks funny. For -- Man & Mate.repulsive. There is the assumption that women prefer the ‘look’ of a circumcised penis and the idea pervades that anyone with a foreskin is ‘smelly. It is not a big production. There is the stigma that men with a foreskin are unclean. ©1997. The world is flat. Anyone who doesn’t bathe adequately runs the risk of causing a ‘nasty’ experience for their mate. It is time for this myth be laid to rest.Foreskin Restoration Procedure Satisfying Fix For The 'Unkindest Cut' Contraindication to Circumcision: Hypospadias Return to Mothers Against Circumcision Homepage Last Update: 4/14/99 Circumcision Diminishes Sensitivity Circ No Cure for Premature Ejaculation Men Who are Glad to be Intact Who Is The Better Lover: Circumcised Or Intact Men? by Dr. See Natural Penis Easy to Clean. the foreskin -. Something new and different prompts fear and suspicion. The male with a foreskin can keep himself sufficiently clean with total ease. All Rights Reserved These questions are repeatedly asked: How can the foreskin benefit the sexual experience of the woman? Is sex different for the man.’ Familiarity is safe. Ray.

A group of doctors headed by Dr. however. No matter what. However. although it can be stimulated by heavy touch. see the 33 foreskin photos.” [Van Howe] “Research published last year in the British Journal of Urology may well explain the links between circumcision.discussions online for a few years now. He can be confident. Visit Male Sexuality . Rather. it is often said that “sex is between the ears. a very natural. it is a ‘reasonable hypothesis’ that if circumcision diminishes sensitivity during intercourse.) Circumcision Diminishes Sensitivity A recent medical study concluded that circumcised men engage in a wider variety of sexual practices than uncircumcised men.Foreskin Anatomy (and be fully prepared to see graphic photos of the male organ. I’d be lucky if I saw more than two posts where a woman claimed to have had a ‘nasty’ experience. John R. it must be so.” It has been suggested by circumcised men that any loss of sensuality can therefore be overridden mentally. not between the legs. according to Dr. Robert Van Howe. it wouldn’t be an issue if all the sensitive nerve endings of the foreskin were never removed in the first place. if a male’s sexual experience is immensely filled with pleasure. Taylor at the University of Manitoba discovered that the small sheath of foreskin tissue removed during circumcision is filled with extremely sensitive nerve endings and mucus membrane cells. See also: Pictures of noncircumcised Full body pictures of males who are For an extremely thorough look. In fact. . For those of you who do NOT know the difference between a circumcised and uncircumcised (intact) penis.. part of a male’s body. mental effects on sex must vary widely. The head of the penis itself is extremely insensitive to light touch. CLICK HERE for information and pictures showing those differences. He begins to question whether the girl will like an uncircumcised penis. noncircumcised. healthy. [Perlman] “Although there have been no studies to confirm the idea.” The sexual experience of the male can directly affect the female experience. Some people are less mentally ‘plugged in’ then others. Before they’ve even had the chance to fully experience that their foreskin is definitely sexually worthwhile for both him and his mate. then men will seek more effective stimulation through other forms of sexual activity or masturbation. constant knocking of the foreskin. he may be affected by the omnipresent incongruous generalizations. the assumption alone is enough to worry parents and some young men. should stop so that young men who are intact do not become confused and worried. he can explain these benefits to a partner who also has been affected by this misinformation. they found. frequent masturbation and oral sex. Mentally speaking. and if necessary. by learning about the benefits. I have seen countless posts where people reiterate the generalization that sex with a foreskin is unpleasant. That lack of sensitivity in the head of the penis may well account for an increased need by circumcised men for the more intense stimulation that masturbation and oral sex can provide. Therefore. Possibly this is true for some.. it will usually enhance her experience. penises. Somehow. (See The Sexual Preference for a Circumcised Penis and It's Disadvantages) This pervasive. I have been contacted by teenage intact boys online who are afraid that girls won’t like them sexually because they have a foreskin. He can get beyond the negative programming our society continually plants.

I had a few that were uncut. Sharon.A Survey . I was totally fascinated at looking at them with all the extra skin. and I discovered that since the penis goes in and out of its own skin.it is much more exciting for us both (the prematurity mentioned in some posts has never been a problem). more sensitive than circ men I've known. CONTAIN CRUDE LANGUAGE OR ARE OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DELETED. I had more problems with size (some too large & impossible to use) than with cut or uncut.” AOL Member. Uncut is by far better. but my uncirc husband is definitely. Below are accounts received prior to creating the above automated survey: Personal Accounts of The Female Experience: “I've had a pretty modest number of lovers. April 11. far and away. of men in my age group. This is such a plus . My present guy is circumcized but I accept that. you might want to look it up at Amazon just to read the positive reviews. Age 44. I wish all guys were uncut. 4/13/99: I have experienced both cut and uncut. This book is available directly through the publisher (as linked above). PERSONAL SEXUAL ACCOUNTS . from the common circumcized penis. It is a much smoother process. However. All entries are screened before they are allowed to be seen by visitors to the site. However. but orgasms with the uncut smaller one were equally if not more enjoyable. Read or add your own sexual experience to help others learn the differences between sex with and without a foreskin. It is less expensive there than through Amazon.Most of my boyfriends have been circumcized. ENTRIES THAT ARE PORNOGRAPHIC. by Kristen & Jeffrey O'Hara.WARNING: Most of these pages contain sexually explicit details. I have never seen anything listed in the arguments against circumcision . It is gentler and the man seems to enjoy himself more. but that might just be a fluke of my own anatomy.Sex as Nature Intended It: The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Making Love. and then smear cortisone cream on my vulva. and I would never have a son of mine cut. please be informed that this forum was created as a source of information -. This was a long term relationship. I have had times when I was having frequent (what I call 'nuclear sex' at the beginning of a relationship) and got so sore and raw. If you would like to enter your own account.to educate parents who are interested in knowing how their decision might affect their son's sexuality. If you are uncomfortable with open and frank sexual descriptions or if this type of content is offensive to you. the feelings are more exquisite. the vagina does not get sore from frequent sex. I had to sit in a hot bathtub. Size made a difference with some as far as reaching orgasms sooner and easier. male or female. With a 'ragtop' that does not happen. 1999 . do not enter these webpages.But No One Could Tell You Until Now.

It was so sexy and exotic to me.. but I know that it definitely did for me. you'd know. I told him no and he proceeded to educate me first hand. blue eyed and full of muscles! We got serious in our relationship and that's when I saw my first uncircumcised penis.” “Circumcised penises look ugly and unnatural to me! Also. Being American born and 35. I had more steady relationships with cut men simply because in the baby boomer age group there seem to be a lot more white men who are cut. Of the few friends that I know that have been blessed to experience both intact and cut first hand..” In another post. Some women say that it doesn't make a difference. I don't want to go into details *as I will start blushing* but at one point in my life I lived with two men.” Posted in Circumcision Discussion Folder.the anatomically correct penis is a much better ride.. the chances that I or my peers to have experienced sexual relations with both intact and circumcised men is a rarity. too. His father was circumcised and all of my previous boyfriends were circumcised! My father and brothers were circumcised along with my cousins! It was just the way I was brought up to know. A Talklist Member. In turn. I found I could last longer without getting sore and to experiment with different oral techniques that I never could have performed on my previous lovers. . .. I'm extremely disappointed that my husband is not intact. with an uncircumcised penis. . 3/8/99 “I had my son circumcised at birth. Moms Online. Put on this site with express permission from the poster. If American woman only knew. Sex is better.one was cut and one was intact.. 1999. I fell back in love with a wonderful all American born hunk! Blonde. In fact. I have had the opportunity to compare the two side by side at the same time.. I was mesmerized and didn't know what to do next. (Think "ribbed for her pleasure". He sensed my hesitation and asked if I had ever seen one before. And I absolutely loved his penis. I would like other women to post their same experiences in detail. AOL in January... I never performed oral sex on an uncut guy and they never seemed to want it. this will help eliminate circumcision in the future. we all agree.. My husband was the . If you've ever had sex with both a circed and an uncirced man. I recently divorced and started to date again. If I knew then what I know now. I have heard a man complain about something he lost when he was 24-48 hours old. my college boyfriend was from Spain. when you rub the penis with your hand. I assume they were getting enough stimulation from regular vaginal sex.that it makes sex much easier and less painful for the woman... and yes. the foreskin makes it "glide" up and down easier.. I feel that by opening up and letting the public know about the sexual benefits of having an intact partner would open the eyes of many skeptical women like myself and perhaps spark their curiosity to want to go out and experience it for themselves. so he wasn't circed. The endless pleasures it gives to the both of us during foreplay and sexually. Samantha.. I would have left my son intact so he and his future sex partner can enjoy the same experiences I have gratefully experienced. for the same reason .) So I *do know better.the foreskin helps it slide in and out better. “Well. I learned and experienced the true nature of god's gift. the same person said: “Circumcision can harm sexual relations.

Here's my "account" of life as an uncircumcised man.(as would he. not being certain if she had actually ever "had one". When she took over and learned its mechanics. (during entry). My partner was definitely interested. ugly!!!! The penis intact is beautiful. but growing up the only penises I saw were on TV. Forcing the dry. if you will. and I am uncircumcised. but in a way in which you could almost say I made me sound "superior".. because your friends tell you that the glans keritinizes (sp?) over the years.. incidentally. actually) and up until that time I thought of myself as "different".. and entry is easy and pleasurable. I seem to recall that in Quebec. your vaginal lining is much thinner than it used to be. and the skin becomes thicker and drier. I have made a quite recent (about 4 years) transition from loathing my penis to never wanting it to change for any reason whatsoever. I will look for an uncircumcised man. which helps me enjoy it more. I had no real sexual experience with a woman until quite late (at 29. But sex with uncircumcised men is described as much more comfortable. I was very open and uninhibited. about me.” In an attempt to be fair. Quebec. natural.. I decided to bring it up very early in the relationship.. she was overjoyed with the feeling of the skin moving over the shaft of my penis and the smoothness of the gliding motions.. I became involved in my first relationship at the age of 29. .he wishes he were circ'd. so I had nothing to compare to with my previous partners.” In later years. your husband is not circumcized. 1967. but for the reason given above. so he seems to get more enjoyment out of sex. and I can't stand the sight of a circumcised penis. dry and painful intercourse is usually explained by the idea that women lubricate less. In 1989. it is one mucous membrane meeting another. in life around me I believed most men to be circumcised. since by this time I had learned to love and appreciate my penis through masturbation. I found it easier and less of a hassle with the circ'd man. most women had unaltered breasts) which therefore made the movies more "real" to me. The circumcised penis is ugly. as most men in them were uncircumcised (and. it sure was a lot easier with the circ'd man because we didn't have to worry about the foreskin being pulled back too far and causing him pain. The sex is better.. First.” Personal Accounts of The Male Experience: Mike Gauthier 5/11/99 .. leathered penis into your ever drier and thinner-skinned vagina would be less than wonderful.. I explained to her that until the age of 16 or so I wondered why men needed lubricant to masturbate. Luckily for you. but we've talked about that before). You shudder to think what sex would be like if your dh was circed. you enjoyed sex better with the uncirced man? Hmmm. habitual circumcision was stopped somewhere around the year of my birth. I developed a preference for European pornography... (Although I love my dh dearly and our sex life is just fine. Not only that.. since you've been through menopause. the late age being mostly due to my high school years at an all-boys private high and my general shyness. here’s an OPPOSING VIEW: “So. wonderful! I can't imagine ever sleeping with a circumcised man again. When his penis enters your vagina. I'm 32. until I realized that their skin was almost motionless. If my husband ever dies and I start dating again.first man with an uncircumcised penis that I had had. ugly. and gave a good demonstration. You also have much less lubrication.I've also had sex with both. no doubt helped by my perceived difference in anatomy. in movies or in magazines. However. and I would prefer a circ'd man if given the choice.. from Hull. Around the age of 20. I would prefer circ'd. This future scenario is described very appropriately here: “Well. and while I'll admit the actual act I can't tell a difference. There are quite a few uncut men in Quebec. my husband's penis seems far more sensitive than my other partners' were. and of course practically all of those were of circumcised men.

my hormones were raging. I would venture to guess that for most mammals the sexual part of the penis is similarly internalized. One night I had an erection that quickly turned painful. The circumcised folks at the Circumcised American Academy of Pediatrics should delay their position statement until they have digested the material at Mr. myself. Raymond Doherty When I was 13 my body was growing. Though we practice much less intercourse than oral sex. to my knowledge. February 1999 . there were only thee of them.My partner very soon developed a preference for the uncircumcised penis.. mainly because of her expert use of the frenulum. I have gone from feeling very bad about myself and my anatomy to the polar opposite. We can easily see this in the dog. almost nearing the experience of a female orgasm. I recommend this site to everyone. I am impressed. the penis is actually an internal organ. and that the biblical deity who flim-flammed Abraham into externalizing his organ and those of his descendants. loving myself. and is contra-indicated. In fact. but has many disadvantages. especially those folks at the Circumcised American Academy of Pediatrics. In particular I would like to mention the series of photographs titled. I have become VERY comfortable with mine. Then they should take the position . She actually almost cried at one time. and I try to avoid them at all costs. In Memory of the Sexually Mutilated Child. You are correct in saying that a lot of it depends on the attitude of the male towards his penis. which gives me many "mini-orgasms" along the way. I just finished reading almost all of the information on John Erickson's web site. as I would view that with absolute horror. and plenty of aftershocks. saying how sad she was that she had had her son circumcised. my body. Because of this. It is an internal organ and the thought of circumcising a dog is therefore repugnant to most of us. I believe my orgasms through oral sex to be very powerful. "the three zones of penile skin. is that as an intact male. I believe a penis should be left intact unless absolutely necessary. As a 64 year old intact male who has engaged the female vagina (another clearly internal organ) in intercourse thousands of times. When I ." These [GRAPHIC] photographs suggest that. for sexual purposes at least. My next two sexual partners also developed a preference for the uncircumcised penis. for coital purposes. and would even entertain the idea of going to a nude beach. and like many teenagers. but were mainly unaware of the differences. all my sexual partners (okay. do not have to have it done at any time in my life. Erickson's web site. intercourse while wearing a condom is an annoying and sometimes difficult experience. and had also garnered a lot of knowledge on how to please a woman and be a good lover. however. I must say that by this time I had gotten over my dislike of my penis and my ideas of being different. My partner will probably send in her account of the differences between her experiences with cut and intact males. and believes that my penis is A LOT more sensitive than some circumcised men's. And I pray that I. and I must say. *S*) have developed a preference for intact men.. and I can't help but feel a bit lucky. the human penis is also an internal organ. and would fight to prevent the procedure should I one day have a son.Permission granted to feature these comments here from the poster. and my penis.that circumcision has no benefits. I can vouch for the fact that Mother Nature got it right. The photographs mentioned above tend to support the thesis that. whose foreskin is thick and covered with fur. though they did not have any prior dislike of them. One thing I must add. There is no better sex than sex between two consenting internal organs. I have always found intercourse to be very pleasurable. and his comfort with it.a position clearly rooted in reality . I am very proud to be uncut. got it wrong. The one I am currently with enjoys performing oral sex on me very much.

another person says: “He said that he lost a lot of sensitivity and masturbating with the foreskin was very nice and he missed doing that. the foreskin plays an important part in arousement. Do not [attempt to] rationalize the "minor discomfort" that an infant feels to the pain and suffering of those who have had painful erections. The analogy of "seeing without color" is perfectly apt to describe sex without a foreskin.I feel that I made a mistake to reduce the level of sensation and expose that very sensitive bare penis tissue to jockey shorts. with several tears occurring while I was healing. BIG DIFFERENCE! 1/3/98 Describing what it’s like for her husband who was circed during his 20s. I got circumcised purely out of curiosity.. penile sensation. Again it took weeks to heal. blood coming from a tear in the skin of my penis. It 's now been three full years since this grave mistake was made... I believe the unit was meant to be covered and protected until ready for use. complete penile loss. I believe I would have enjoyed the added pleasure of sexual intercourse with my foreskin intact. with many lesser tears occurring any time I had an erection.. I was quite sexually active before marriage. I had my foreskin removed at the age of 47 to avoid those old age problems I read about. as hard as it is to admit. it becomes merely a pressuresensitive tool. I was painfully aware that at that time I did not have enough skin to cover my own erection.. as the subject had been so close to the top of my mind for all my life.S. Rather than being a touch-sensitive organ. and loss of life. and had a pretty normal sex life after marriage for two years before my reduction. abnormal disfigurements. It took several weeks for the tear to heal. Now I am essentially only interested in oral sex. The pain and embarrassment cannot possibly be described with words. .” Getting circumcised was the most foolish thing I've done in my life. and ease of penetration.. also posted in AC Talklist by MAC Member on 12/26/98 “Later in life. (Did you hear about Dustin Evans Jr who died in Cleveland OH on 11/22/98)? This is a post excerpt from entry in Ethics in Wound Care discussion group under the thread of AntiCircumcision.. What I discovered is that I lost about 50% of penetration pleasure. I want it back!” I was born in a family where half of the boys were circumcised and half not. etc. This time while I was in bed with a girlfriend. I had it done when I was 27. The last thing a foreskin is is a hindrance to sex.” “At 40 I sure wish that I had the benefit of the sensory nerve endings lost to circumcision and the protection and comfort afforded by a foreskin. I always wondered about that and when I developed a subcutaneous cyst under . athletic supports. All the interaction of my brain and thought process will never replace the pleasure lost.looked at my penis I discovered blood. Having grown up in the U. When I was 21 it happened again. as vaginal sex does not provide the detailed sensations that it did when I had a foreskin.

6/18/97 I was very interested in your web site on the differences of circ'd vs uncirc'd men. However. if there was a donor and no chance of cross contamination. I am currently practicing non-surgical foreskin restoration. I am now 64 and sure wish I did not lose that foreskin. The urologist. quickly going away when the erection faded). that foreskin has to help him reach a climax due to the friction of the movement of the foreskin. however. Bleeding was minimal and I felt no pain whatsoever. penetration was easier to . not having that foreskin stroking sensation. first made a dorsal cut in my foreskin and clamped off the bleeding tissue. but I can feel the lubricating effect of the foreskin while making love semi erect. I was under local anesthesia (several shots at the base of my penis quickly numbed the organ). decades later. as it had always been prior to the surgery. To those men thinking about getting circ'd later in life. Watching the surgery was fascinating. When a male gets older. using a freehand technique. With each erection I felt some pressure around the circumcision scar for a month or more after my surgery. I haven't regained enough skin to cover the glans while erect. Keep what you have! 12/18/97 I was circumcised in my late 30s after fathering three sons (all of whom were routinely circumcised shortly following birth). Also. Following are my candid conclusions: 1. is a bummer. using what appeared to be surgical scissors and a scalpel. The surgeon removed too much foreskin under the shaft to excise the cyst and healing was uncomfortable during erections. My surgery was entirely elective (both my spouse and I prefer the look of a circumcised penis) and I found it a both brief and relatively painless procedure. In later life. There is no question the head of my uncircumcised penis was more sensitive than it is today. having lived about half of my life intact and half as a circumcised male. If I had my druthers. providing the type of personal information you seek. I never did get over the uncomfortable sensation of the penis head. I am a 28 year old straight male that was circ'd as a baby. My first post-circumcision sex was normal and quite enjoyable. I entered a local hospital as an outpatient and the operation took less than 30 minutes. He then neatly sutured the incision which was located approximately one-half inch below the corona. I believe I can speak with some experience and authority on the subject. Within two and one-half weeks the sutures were gone and I was left with a small. I discussed its removal and along with that a complete circumcision. barely noticeable circumcision scar. I was 46 years old. however. in my opinion. Now. only a notable pressure where the foreskin was being cut away. When my healing did occur I did enjoy vigorous sex as the new wound stimulated me. No pain followed the operation although I would wake up with nightly erections (the pressure around my incision was uncomfortable but not really painful. I would opt to keep what my body came with. I don't know because I ignorantly had mine removed. He then clipped away the foreskin around the entire circumference of my penis. a complete foreskin. I would certainly consider a foreskin transplant just to see if I am right. the sensation of pressure soon faded and finally disappeared completely. I have found that there is a tremendous difference in feeling now that my glans has begun to heal from all the years of constant rubbing on my clothing.my penis shaft.

2-1/2 years into an on-again-off-again foreskin restoration I can definitely report differences! Cosmetically it's pretty obvious. the skin remains loose. Now. I would agree that routine infant circumcision is a practice whose time has passed. but I must say it was well worth the time and effort put into restoration. Other than these two changes. I offer my experience as a male. however. certainly enough to encourage me to complete my restoration efforts! Peter. 2. When erect the skin was taught and I could feel the tension.. Finally. I found absolutely nothing different between pre. However. when flaccid the glans is usually half-way covered. I honestly have enjoyed my post-circumcision years more than the first half of my life which were marked with some ridicule and feelings of "being different. Further. for whatever reason(s)." Combine that with a spouse who always expressed a personal preference for the look. not unpleasant.or anyone -. over time I found I was able to delay ejaculation longer (perhaps due initially to the lack of penile sensitivity and later I assume due to my advancing age). During sex. the dominant sensation is no longer friction.achieve before my surgery.... who have had sex with both circumcised and intact. my wife and I are happy with the results and that is what matters most to me. The dominant sensation during sex was friction of the rubbing along the shaft and glans of my penis. my only regret is not being circumcised sooner in life. As previously noted. If it is due even in part to my circumcision.and pleasures -both my wife and me. This delay. but the tension of the skin being pulled in and out. My circumcised penis has less notable odor but that was never an issue or problem prior to surgery. pleases -. I was exposed before I was circumcised during intercourse and am similarly . I can not tell any difference in sensitivity whatsoever. both oral and vaginal sex remain pleasurable today. that must be considered a plus. After my circumcision. Regardless.. I guess I had what was the typical circumcised penis.and post-circumcision sex.can fail to fully understand and appreciate the welcome mental relief and physical satisfaction that an adult circumcision can offer a man and his mate. It's hard to describe. or at least the skin bunches up into loose folds around the glans (my flaccid length varies a lot. Inflicting needless pain on newborns -. but the usual naked glans. 7/14/98 Regarding your request to seek personal information from those. an additional pleasurable and very different sensation entirely absent before restoration.. but I didn’t know the difference. Circumcision certainly is not for everyone. Erect. no problems that were obvious to me. I respect the opinions of those individuals who have had adult circumcisions and lived to regret it (perhaps a foreskin restoration is the logical answer for these men). but half-way down the road to full foreskin restoration.. I know the differences for myself and find them largely inconsequental in the physical sense but quite major in building one's self-esteem and self-confidence. For example. anywhere from 2 to 5 inches). 3. 3/6/98 I was circumcised by personal choice at age 23. Living in a country during a time when most males indeed have been circumcised.women and intact men -..is a barbaric act. My experience and feelings may be the exception to the circumcision rule.. feel and taste of a circumcised penis and I cannot help but believe that I did the right and proper thing in having my own foreskin removed. male and female.. I can not imagine how my pleasure would be more if I had not been circumcised. My only regret was that I did not act sooner. circumcised. only people who have never been circumcised -. I am fifty now. I believe that adult circumcision is a mental as well as a physical act. especially when my wife was not fully aroused and moist.

or else maybe I was too hung up on the matter to be frank and forward about it. My mother told me about my penis’ being different from most other boys’ (90 percent in my age group) about the age of six. it has plenty of "play" to move up and down. Mostly . I have never had any urinary tract infections. but in any case.he was a urologist.we were having fun at the time. and in my case. I showed her how the foreskin functions. and we never followed up. earned me plenty of razzing. but I think the guy probably spends too many hours each day looking at penises! In my case the decision is clear: if it ain't broke. 1/16/98 I'm a British. and it took years before I would even use an open stall in a public men’s room with my foreskin held back. I went to a doctor once . but the room was so dark I don’t think the girl ever got a look at it. it's not the kind of thing us guys tend to compare notes on. There is absolutely no difference. I explained to my best friend why I did that. stroking my penis. boys being so averse to anything that might be construed as a gay come-on. so it would have been difficult to ever raise the subject with him. I didn’t know him.I am not making this up . I was 18 the first time I had sex. I wouldn’t shower or urinate in a trough with the other boys because I feared ridicule. Only one other boy I ever saw was intact. It retracts when my penis is flaccid but can't get more than halfway back over the glans when it's erect. I live in France. He was amazed I had children! He also said (really . also. I suppose this was my way of winning acceptance for being physically different from all the other boys -. if I'm counting).snip it off" school.) Showering at scout camp in my underwear.. The second time was a girl who took my penis in hand and slowly drew the skin all the way forward a couple of times before we proceeded with intercourse. I guess that after the births of five daughters my parents didn’t really see why their newborn boy automatically needed surgery. I have met none that did not. Finally.difference as an advantage with the girls. I keep it clean. Well. and he told me his cousin was intact. though. or at least very private about it. It is much easier to keep clean now and my partner enjoys giving oral sex much more and more often. so I guess the most obvious objection never came up. but her efforts still fell short. Briefly . she'll think you're weird". I suspect that my foreskin might be unusually long (I've never had another erect man around to check with. I imagine that whole town was full of foreskins by the time he retired. My early girlfriends weren't close enough emotionally for me to talk much about my foreskin. and all of them got really worked up by the competition. don't fix it. It was a spur-of-the-moment encounter. Unfortunately her way of conveying this made me feel ashamed. I have what by any standards would be considered a tight foreskin. The doctor in our small hometown was flatly opposed to circumcision and counseled them. . It just seems like maybe the opening is too small (not stretchy enough) to fit all the glans through. it might not be exactly visually correct. My favorite fantasy when I was a teen was to be lying on a bed and have all the attractive girls I knew standing around me. Neither have any of my other sexual partners (between 5 and 10. And yet: I've never experienced pain in masturbation. I have met numerous women that prefer circumcision. which just didn't work. as if she wasn’t sure what to make of it. after all. etc etc. and she tried to make me climax manually with baby oil. I spotted the red tip of his child’s foreskin as he was dressing in the school locker room. It was a mild relief to exchange this information. y'know. But he was of the "any problems . I thought he might be able to help maybe make the opening a little wider.).I'm quite happy as I am ! In fact I only found out that my penis wasn't "normal" when one of my girlfriends remarked on it once.. you'll be getting yourself a mistress. and if she has any sort of sexual experience. I am very glad I was circumcised and have no regrets. She never mentioned it again. but a good-looking chap like you. since the winner would be the one with my penis in hand when I reached orgasm.. My father was circumcised at birth but he had no strong feelings one way or another. but it works ! 2/10/98 I’m 33 and recently married.exposed now. We were both awkward for a number of reasons. I think there were too many other complications in that encounter for it to have gone well at all."maybe your wife doesn't mind. married man aged 37. They watched each other and me. intercourse. None of them seemed to dislike it. too. uncircumcised. (I was undoubtedly right.. though.

It was the first time I really “shared” other men’s experiences with their intact status. my wife really didn't know about it at first. She loves this because the head enters her with no “dry” friction.” The names and e-mail addresses of all people have been left out in order to protect their privacy. what my parents were thinking. This will surely raise a lot of eyebrows. I discovered Uncut magazine on a newsstand. Who better to give such a review? What we are talking about here is “the sexual value of the foreskin”.. She toyed with it a while. I think intact men who are considerate can offer their wives a benefit. too!” In my opinion. She had thought that was the way sex was supposed to be. A woman can describe the difference for her personally.. erections last much longer and with much less stimulation. she started laughing uncontrollably in the reptile section. and I felt much better about myself from that point on. his fully exposed penis would dry just enough to make the friction slightly painful. (Incidentally. and she pointed to a turtle just pulling his head back into his shell. I reached below us and held the skin back to demonstrate how abrasive a cut penis can be when there's no rolling skin to "give" just a little with each stroke. A gay man knows what men are capable of feeling. for one thing. Before entering my wife. She decided then that she would encourage any girlfriends of hers not to have their baby boys cut. reaching just over the tip when flaccid and automatically rolling back when erect. I roll my foreskin forward. My wife has been wonderful about my foreskin.) Finally. We were not a close family. I suppose this is akin to being one of only two persons of one race in a room full of people of another race -your consciousness of what makes you different is greatly heightened. he wouldn’t have put them on us in the first place. women’s bodies work much differently.they wanted to know why I was an exception. So here is what was sent to me from a gay man: “I do think I have a lot of insight about this subject. It’s a gay porno magazine with pictures and stories about foreskin-related experiences. In my opinion. and she had never liked the feeling. Other men stared. Obviously. the most persuasive arguments against circumcision are (1) it is unnatural to force an internal organ (the glans) into becoming an external organ. Now I’m comfortable with my intact status. We women are often criticised for even discussing circumcision because we don’t have penises. As you undoubtedly know. then said she couldn't imagine why anyone would want to be circumcised. unlike a woman. I should add that I’m not gay and have no desire for a same-sex encounter. Circumcised men always need to be stimulated just so or they loose the feeling of pleasure. my parents and I have not discussed the matter since the conversation noted earlier. possibly even more than a woman. She got a look of sudden familiarity -. I mentioned earlier that I’ve just gotten married. however. to clearly define the differences. I would imagine a lot of you will get upset and question how I can include the experience of a gay man when talking about this. and (2) if God meant for us not to have foreskins. Once. I pointed my foreskin out to her and showed her what part comes off in a circumcision.) As an adult. Then I hold the skin still and push the glans through it and into her. he possesses the very same equipment he is talking about. I quit hiding my penis in the gym. though socially careful about speaking up on the subject. Over the years I have noticed that uncircumcised men plainly have more intense pleasure (I see it as uncontrollable and very intense). but of course none would ever say anything. I would think a gay man has more insight because. while I was entering her lying on her back with her knees up high. the Web is just about the only place where foreskin comes up as a matter of conversation. always erect by the time she saw it. During sex. Later. a gay circumcised man would be quite qualified. She loves and is fascinated by it. unless I was instructed otherwise. I asked her why. “He has a foreskin. on a trip to the zoo.that was how it felt to have sex with her first (circumcised) boyfriend. after our first two sexual experiences together. 3/10/98 Here is a description of the differences in sex between circ and uncirc men from a circumcised man who is gay. (It was. of course. Since my foreskin is the looser variety. then push slightly inside her to moisten the loose skin and glans. being in such a small minority makes me curious about other men’s penises. but she cannot feel what a man feels and cannot describe how it might be different for him. .

Are you happy about it? Do you have any regrets? Did you and your circumcised mate(s) exchange infections? Is sex better circumcised or intact? frequent Did you and your intact mate(s) exchange What differences are there? frequent infections? Has it improved or modified your mate's In each situation. were both of you treated for the sexual experience in any way? infection? Is it more or less difficult to *keep Do you prefer sex with an intact or circumcised male and why? yourself clean*? Have you performed oral sex in both cases? Or is there no difference? How did they compare? Would you like to make any other Which is more appealing and comfortable -comments not addressed here? Intercourse with an Intact or Circumcised Male? Do you have any suggestions for Would you like to make any other comments not here? changes or additional questions on this addressed Do you have any suggestions for changes or form? additional questions on this form? OR. David. Wis. Robert. Originally Last /malecirc/educate/sxcut-un written Revised: 8/1/97 6/27/99 . was you. I would rather just read survey entries Suggested Questions to Aid in Providing Accounts MALES FEMALES Were you circumcised as an adult? Have you experienced sex with both Why was it done? intact and circumcised men? Was your entire foreskin removed? Was the procedure painful or difficult for If you've experienced sex with an intact male. San Francisco Chronicle Science Editor.Circumcision in Adulthood PERSONAL SEXUAL ACCOUNTS . Dr. Top Of Page Return to Mothers Homepage References: Against Circumcision Perlman. you can also volunteer your input about the differences between the two in a female sexual survey located on another web site.. male or female.Add your own sexual experience to help others learn the differences between sex with and without a foreskin. a pediatrician from Marshfield.A Survey . Study Finds Circumcised Men More Sexually Adventurous But Procedure has No Health Benefits Van Howe. who was quoted in the above article. if you are a woman who has experienced sex with both circumcised men and men intact. and in what way? it a single occasion or was it a common Were there any complications? occurrence? Describe your recovery. who is familiar with the Chicago study.

Moses Maimonides. "Why the presence of a foreskin enhances intimacy needs further exploration. said circumcision could control men’s desires for sex.. using elongated strokes.Articles Who Is The January 20. while unaltered men thrust more gently. not the type of penis. This article comes to us from the BJU International." Many societies have seen genital mutilation as a way to try to control sexuality." Remember these are statistics and they are not true for every individual. Back in the 12th century. a rabbi. women were less likely to have a vaginal orgasm or multiple orgasms and were more likely to experience sexual discomfort. This is the first study to look at what women said in comparing sexual experiences with sexual partners who were circumcised versus intact sexual partners. The authors continue. The 139 women respondents were overwhelming in favor of sex with intact partners. With circumcised partners. the consistency with which women felt more intimate with their unaltered partners is striking. O’Hara. "respondents overwhelmingly concurred that the mechanics of coitus were different for the two groups. to have shorter thrusts and tended to be in contact with the mons pubis and the clitoris more.’" the authors. Female genital mutilation in Africa is still used to decrease women’s desire today.73 percent [of the women] reported that circumcised men tended to thrust harder and deeper. "While some of the respondents commented that they thought the differences were in the men. K. the report says. Drs.. report. while in the 1800s society thought circumcision in men would curb men’s desire to masturbate. women were less likely to ‘really get into it’ and more likely to ‘want to get it over with. The subject is the effect of male circumcision on women’s sexual enjoyment. Researchers recruited women through magazine ads and an anti-circumcision publication and sent the women respondents 40 written survey questions. "During prolonged intercourse with their circumcised partners.a British urological publication. He also said . O’Hara and J." the authors state. 1999 Better Lover: Circumcised Or Intact Men? Here’s a brand new study on circumcision that got my attention right away.

. They have in common a release of the penile skin at the base of the penis. This is leading to a dramatic decrease in the number of these operations performed each year. as in all areas of medicine. the UTI defense of circumcision is weak. So. circumcision advocates in the medical profession have promoted various claims. Why don’t we stop this practice? MALE COSMETIC SURGERY uncircumcision or reconstruction of the male foreskin We now know that the disadvantages of infant circumcision exceed the advantages.. we can see from this evidence. They concluded that the test designs and methods of these studies may have “flaws." The point that I am trying to make is that circumcision is painful. But where does this leave men whose genitals were mutilated by circumcison at birth and want reconstruction of the foreskin? There is no perfect method of reconstruction. In most cases the benefits are worth this problem. now. less likely to promote a good sex life and a long and happy marriage.( 3) Furthermore. The most widely used current medical claim for circumcision is that it decreases the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in the first year of life. but because the logic and reasoning leading to the conclusion are flawed.( 1) However. the UTI studies this position is based on have been criticized by other physicians. For many a non-surgical approach using tape and stretching the foreskin can be used.the negative effect of circumcision on the sexual enjoyment of the female needs to be part of any discussions providing ‘informed consent’ before circumcision.”( 2) A similar study found no confirmed cases of UTI in intact male infants without urinary birth defects. Several methods are described. The bare area is reconstructed using a free skin graft or part of the scrotum." and that. which is consistent with what these 20th century researchers found.women were less likely to leave an intact man once they had had sex with him. With any method the penis rarely looks the same as it would if it were not circumcised . Others prefer the quicker method of cosmetic foreskin reconstruction. and. Female genital mutilation is the subject of international outcry and we can ony hope that the next few years will see a similar outrage about genital mutilation of helpless baby boys. most notably by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The UTI studies do not justify routine infant circumcision for the following reasons: . unnecessary. ". This skin is then stretched over the glans (head) of the penis. prevention is better than cure. In all these cases the penis will have skin on its shaft that does not match the rest of the penis. Explaining Claims of Medical Benefits In the last fifty years. The study's authors conclude that "the anatomically complete penis offers a more rewarding experience during intercourse. not just because the methods are flawed. However for some men these methods are worth trying.

( 6) Other harm includes loss of the foreskin and behavioral consequences. This “research” can then be used to support medical practices. Our science is affected by our cultural values.( 4) It is not reasonable to subject them to circumcision and the associated pain without demonstrable benefit. Even according to the questionable studies. less than 28% have sufficient statistical support for drawn conclusions. This explains the claimed medical “benefits” of circumcision.( 7) 3. 4. It is pertinent to ask: Would you voluntarily submit to an unanesthetized surgical procedure on your healthy genitals for this “benefit”? The answer is also evident from the fact that intact male adults are not generally seeking to have themselves circumcised.2 to 38 percent. . 2. Circumcision involves cutting off normal. then circumcision is not justified.( 5) (The higher rate included complications reported during the infants’ first year. Circumcision is a radical surgical treatment. There is no disease or infection present at the time of surgery. the medical community itself has acknowledged that it has not maintained very high standards in its published work. Circumcision advocates can only make the dubious claim that an unlikely or rare condition will be less likely to occur in the circumcised male. If we were to apply this principle in trying to prevent other potential problems. surgical injury. There is no such thing as objective observation.( 9) yet no doctor advocates genital surgery to reduce female UTI. Studies defending circumcision make this clear by ignoring vital information (such as the functions of the foreskin) that conflicts with observations. it becomes clear that the flawed reasoning of supposedly reputable studies has contributed to the confusion on the circumcision issue. Females have a higher UTI rate than males. and in rare cases. functioning tissue to prevent potential UTI problems in the future. The studies do not consider the potential harm caused by circumcision. healthy. Upon closer inspection. and a principal method for preserving cultural values is to disguise them as truths that are based on scientific research. infection.1. this principle is irrational. because observations are made by people who have inherent theories and expectations about how things should be. the overwhelming majority (96-99 percent) of intact male infants do not get UTIs in the first year.) There are at least twenty different complications including hemorrhage. Most of these arguments would be applicable to any claimed medical benefit.( 8) If good medical practice requires the least intrusive form of effective treatment. Clearly. death. then we would be pulling healthy teeth to prevent cavities. Circumcision reflects a cultural value. 5. Researchers and authors Charles and Daphne Maurer cite an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: In a study of 149 articles selected at random from ten widely read and highly regarded medical periodicals . and conclusions. . results. and (2) medical schools discourage questioning of authorities. Indeed. Blind acceptance of science and belief in “objective” reality is imprudent. . UTI is treatable with antibiotics.( 10) Maurer and Maurer explain why so much “nonsense” is published: (1) Experimental design and statistical analysis are not typically taught in medical school. This benefit is sufficient justification for many people partly because circumcision is a surgical procedure that is done on someone else. The rate of surgical complications is reported to be from 0.

Neither has been demonstrated. They must show that it is both safe and effective. the burden of proof in the circumcision debate rests with those who advocate it. .Because it is unnecessary surgery.

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