Circumcised penis, better or worse?  

redmustang91 58M  
8976 posts
7/12/2005 8:59 am

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Circumcised penis, better or worse?


Well mine was cut when I was a few days old so that is that. I watched a Penn & Teller Bullshit episode condemning this barbaric practice on a number of grounds. They failed to mention the health benefits.

I recall reading a study which claimed Jewish women with circumcised husbands had a much lower incidence of cervical cancer. Unclear why.

Also found this comment recently posted here:

"the study concluded that males were 70 times more likely to get and give HIV if they were NOT circumcised. Want to avoid HIV? Get the cut...one study section in South Africa was stopped halfway through the study because the results were overwhelmingly positive on the stoppage of the spread of HIV by circumcised men."

If true, seems pretty compelling advantage for circumcision. Most parents seem to do it for aesthetic reasons or so their boy will not feel different from others. Does make it easier to keep the area clean.

Comments?

Idunno135 34M

7/12/2005 10:32 am

It was set practice back when I was born. So same as you I had little choice. But I like my penis as if, so far no woman has been unhappy with it.

Glad to hear my parents and doctors looked out for my safety.


rm_cumshoteyes 56M

7/12/2005 11:15 am

I am so very appreciative that my parents had me cut after birth for so many reasons. It's my opinion they look better (flaccid or hard) and knowing that I'm getting all that great tactile sensations without interference of skinned hood, I'm all the more pleased. I passed the tradition onto my son. I have no idea what the AdultFriendFinder women think about it. I do know that a female co-worker was giving her boyfriend a hard time for having a turtle-neck. Not that its been a frequent topic of discussion in mixed company, but I've never had a conversation with a women that expressed preference to un-cut penis.


redmustang91 58M  
8917 posts
7/12/2005 11:39 am

Actually the safety of the woman is more like it, as there seems to be little benefit for the male other than less likely to have a urinary infection.


JasonFlirting 44M

7/12/2005 12:10 pm

I think condoms are probably a lot more effective than circumcision for preventing AIDS and other STDs. Personally I feel the process is barbaric, and although I was circumcised as a child (like you - standard practice in the 60s/70s/80s), my son is not cut.

According to our doctor, because of the lack of clinical evidence in North America that there are health benefits from circumcision only about 30% of boys are being circumcised in my province right now, so they are the ones who will look funny in the locker rooms in the next couple of decades...

Personally, I like


Ana_6973 44F

7/12/2005 12:48 pm

There was also a study done in Europe that tended to support the theory that uncircumcised men were more susceptible to disease then circumcised. Perhaps being circumcised allows the body to build up some form of immunity to disease because there is nothing to protect it so to speak.

~~"I can scream as loud as your last one, but I can't claim innocence."~~


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