Additionally, the rolling mechanism and the ability of the penis to lubricate it's own glans gets ablated with circumcision, thus circumcised men rely on artificial lubricants. Some claim permanent contact friction against the clothing also diminishes sensitivity. Functions and purpose of intact foreskin is summarized on Foreskinfunction.org.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
[“F***ing pissed” wouldn't describe how I would feel if I watched American Circumcision [documentary] as a mutilated male.] (similar)
—Henri Duncard (lost tweet by Intact man)
Throughout the world[edit | edit source]
Women in parts of the world prefer men to be either circumcised or uncircumcised based on whatever is the majority in that area. So, for example, women in Europe favor uncircumcised, while women in the United States prefer circumcised. In both cases, there are substantial minorities that prefer the off-type.
Criticism[edit | edit source]
Various studies found lower infection and cancer rates in circumcised individuals, possibly due to a lower bacterial load around the urethra. However, one study found that susceptibility to STDs is roughly the same for circumcised and uncircumcised men, but also found no difference in the prevalence of sexual dysfunction when comparing circumcised and non-circumcised men, though the demographics of both groups differed (with circumcised men being more likely to come from higher SES families, for example).
Another, much more recent meta-analysis discovered mixed outcomes for the effect of circumcision on male penile sensitivity and sexual dysfunction, though the highest quality studies examined provided little evidence for major adverse effects on male sexual function, penile sensation, or sexual pleasure. The authors concluded that the glans and the underside of the penile shaft, and not the foreskin, were most important in mediating these sexual outcomes in men.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Men's rights activist Daniel Rold's rage statement about circumcision (“in your face intactivism”) (warning: coarse language)
- Video: 21 reasons why women prefer intact penises
- Video: The orgasmic distinction.
- Bonobo3D YouTube channel (interviews about circumcision)
- CircumCrippled intactivism channel.
- Article: The Real Reason Women Can’t Orgasm During Sex: Circumcision (2017-08-03).