Sex with an Uncircumcised Man

 
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I’ll be honest; I had to do a lot of research before sitting down to write this article. I have only come into contact with one uncircumcised penis during my short stint as a single adult woman, and it didn’t really seem to be that big of a deal at the time.

However, when it comes to uncircumcised penises, there’s more than meets the eye . Approximately 50% of men are “uncut,” which is really how the penis is meant to be in the first place (not many men outside the United States are circumcised). Circumcision originated among ancient religious populations as a way to purify man by removing the source of his sexual pleasure. This tradition has held its ground into the 21st century, which can lead to quite a bit of confusion when a woman unexpectedly comes into contact with a penis au naturale.

It may surprise you to learn that the foreskin itself, before it is separated from its owner, is extremely sensitive to pleasure. During circumcision two very important things are removed that will never grow back: the frenulum, the band near the tip of the penis that connects the foreskin with the glans, and then of course, the foreskin and all the nerve endings that go along with it.

Not only are these sources of pleasure eliminated during circumcision, but the shaft of the penis is left unprotected and slowly loses its responsiveness through a process called keratinization. In an article published in Fathering Magazine, Rio Cruz explains that “the male glans and inner foreskin, just like the clitoris and inner labia of women, are actually internal structures covered by mucous membrane that, when exposed to the air and harsh environment through circumcision, develop a tough, dry covering to protect the delicate, sensitive tissue.”

The main difference in having sex with an uncircumcised penis is that the foreskin acts as a glider of sorts, and it stays in place while the glans and shaft continue to thrust. This leads to less friction in the vagina and thus a more pleasurable experience for the female.

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Anonymous

My foreskin used to be really tight. Tight to the point where it hurt when it was retracted. It was awful. Per my doctor's suggestion, I started using a penis health creme that contained Vitamin E and shea butter. Things are so much better down there now! The skin slides easily and smoothly, and I can finally enjoy pain-free sex. I just wanted to share this tip with some of my fellow uncut brothers out there. Hope this helps some of you!

June 2, 2015 - 9:51am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

What is the name of the creme?

July 18, 2015 - 12:08am
CVYOUNG

Can we at least agree, that genital cutting is not a parental right, and this decision should be left to the person who is in possession of the penis? The best people to argue against circumcision are the men who have been through the procedure and who are now having to deal with the consequences of ignorant medical professionals. I was under a false impression about circumcision for a lot of my life but as an adult, I learned to recognize BS when I hear it and science when I read it. it's our job as human beings to change our minds when we are wrong. No matter how this practice became prevalent in the USA, it has to stop. A large percentage of medical texts floating around don't even have diagrams or information regarding the foreskin. Part of a boys penis is not expendable. There is a lot of misinformation floating around, and a growing number of doctors, nurses, and parents who are educating themselves about circumcision and realizing it has no value whatsoever. It is not a useless piece of skin, circumcision is not a harmless medical procedure with minimal pain, circumcision is not necessary for cleanliness......the foreskin doesn't even become loose enough to move until puberty ate age 10 or older and when you forcibly retract it to cut it away or clean under it, it is similar to ripping off a fingernail. You have nothing to lose by reading up about this, give your child a gift before you choose to get part of his genitalia removed and listen to the arguments against. Religion and tradition and deliberate ignorance are not good reasons to mutilate your kid.

May 28, 2015 - 5:40pm
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Anonymous

Circumcision is so prevalent in America because of it's health benefits. It lowers the risk of contracting various STDs. It also improves hygiene.

May 20, 2015 - 11:03am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Here is proof against your argument Anonymous> http://www.noharmm.org/advantage.htm

May 26, 2015 - 9:16pm
ml66uk (reply to Anonymous)

1) Almost no-one in Europe circumcises unless they're Jewish or Muslim, yet they have lower rates of STI's.
2) Female genital hygiene is far more complicated than male genital hygiene, but we don't cut parts off baby girls to make it easier.
3) Health benefits? This is what some national medical organizations say:

Canadian Paediatric Society
"Recommendation: Circumcision of newborns should not be routinely performed."
"Circumcision is a 'non-therapeutic' procedure, which means it is not medically necessary."
"After reviewing the scientific evidence for and against circumcision, the CPS does not recommend routine circumcision for newborn boys. Many paediatricians no longer perform circumcisions."

Royal Australasian College of Physicians
"After reviewing the currently available evidence, the RACP believes that the frequency of diseases modifiable by circumcision, the level of protection offered by circumcision and the complication rates of circumcision do not warrant routine infant circumcision in Australia and New Zealand."
(almost all the men responsible for this statement will be circumcised themselves, as the male circumcision rate in Australia in 1950 was about 90%. "Routine" circumcision is now *banned* in public hospitals in Australia.)

British Medical Association
"to circumcise for therapeutic reasons where medical research has shown other techniques to be at least as effective and less invasive would be unethical and inappropriate."

The Royal Dutch Medical Association
"The official viewpoint of KNMG and other related medical/scientific organisations is that non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors is a violation of children's rights to autonomy and physical integrity."

"[30 September 2013] - At a meeting today in Oslo, the children's ombudspersons from the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland), and the children's spokesperson from Greenland, in addition to representatives of associations of Nordic paediatricians and pediatric surgeons, have agreed to work with their respective national governments to achieve a ban on non-therapeutic circumcision of underage boys."

German Pediatric Association
"Therefore it is not understandable that circumcision of boys should be allowed but that of girls prohibited worldwide. Male circumcision is basically comparable with FGM types Ia and Ib that the Schafi Islamic school of law supports"

"The other claimed health benefits, including protection against HIV/AIDS, genital herpes, genital warts, and penile cancer, are questionable, weak, and likely to have little public health relevance in a Western context, and they do not represent compelling reasons for surgery before boys are old enough to decide for themselves."
(Written in direct response to the AAP's position statement on male circumcision, and signed by 38 senior physicians, about half of them presidents or chairs of national paediatric or urological organisations).

May 21, 2015 - 2:32am
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Anonymous

It's too bad this writer knows so little about science, history, or sex.
* Circumcision did not originate to reduce male sexual pleasure. It doesn't do that. There are plenty of ways religion does that (along with female sexual pleasure), but circumcision isn't one. It was originally intended to create a visible difference between one group and another.
* Circumcision does not prevent men from feeling extraordinary sexual pleasure. Guilt, shame, back pain, lack of communication, fear of pregnancy, anger, and fear of losing erection do that quite well. When men complain about not enjoying sex enough, professional sex therapists never say "that's because you've been circumcised." A significant number of men who love sex are circumcised.
* The World Health Organization and American medical groups all agree that circumcision is an extremely safe way to reduce HIV.

January 29, 2015 - 4:54pm
ml66uk (reply to Anonymous)

* No-one except for Jewish people and Muslims would even be having this discussion if it weren't for the fact that 19th century doctors thought that :
a) masturbation caused various physical and mental problems (including epilepsy, convulsions, paralysis, tuberculosis etc), and
b) circumcision stopped masturbation.

Both of those sound ridiculous today I know, but that's how they thought back then, and that's how non-religious circumcision got started. If you don't believe me (and I was initially skeptical), then google this : "A Short History of Circumcision in North America In the Physicians' Own Words"
or just look for any medical text from about 1850-1950 that mentions male circumcision or masturbation. Heck, they even passed laws against "self-pollution" as it was called.

Over a hundred years later, circumcised men keep looking for new ways to defend the practice.

* Plenty of circumcised men have great sex. A significant number of men have problems due to being circumcised though.
Sorrells (2007)
"Circumcision ablates the most sensitive parts of the penis."
Kim and Pang 2006 (255 men circumcised as adults)
"About 6% answered that their sex lives improved, while 20% reported a worse sex life after circumcision."
Frisch 2011
"Conclusions Circumcision was associated with frequent orgasm difficulties in Danish men and with a range of frequent sexual difficulties in women, notably orgasm difficulties, dyspareunia and a sense of incomplete sexual needs fulfilment."
Bronselaer et al, 2013
"For the glans penis, circumcised men reported decreased sexual pleasure and lower orgasm intensity"

* There are far better ways of protecting against HIV than genital surgery, which can only help when having unsafe sex wtih an HIV+ partner. It is unclear if circumcised men are more likely to infect women btw. The only ever randomized controlled trial into male-to-female transmission showed a 54% higher rate in the group where the men had been circumcised.

May 21, 2015 - 2:38am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

you need to get your facts right you stupid anonymous writer

March 6, 2015 - 9:41pm
ml66uk (reply to Anonymous)

1) Non-religious male circumcision was indeed popularized to reduce male sexual pleasure. It's worth remembering that no-one except for Jewish people and Muslims would even be having this discussion if it weren't for the fact that 19th century doctors thought that :
a) masturbation caused various physical and mental problems (including epilepsy, convulsions, paralysis, tuberculosis etc), and
b) circumcision stopped masturbation.

Both of those sound ridiculous today I know, but that's how they thought back then, and that's how non-religious circumcision got started. If you don't believe me (and I was initially skeptical), then google this: "A Short History of Circumcision in North America In the Physicians' Own Words" or just look for any medical text from about 1850-1950 that mentions male circumcision or masturbation. Heck, they even passed laws against "self-pollution" as it was called. Over a hundred years later, circumcised men keep looking for new ways to defend the practice.

2) While the evidence is mixed and highly disputed, there are several peer-reviewed studies showing downsides to male circumcision.

3) Promoting male circumcision to prevent HIV seems a dangerous distraction in the fight against AIDS. We now have people calling circumcision a "vaccine" or "invisible condom", and viewing circumcision as an alternative to condoms. The South African National Communication Survey on HIV/AIDS, 2009 found that 15% of adults across age groups "believe that circumcised men do not need to use condoms".

The one randomized controlled trial into male-to-female transmission showed a 54% higher rate in the group where the men had been circumcised btw.

ABC (Abstinence, Being faithful, and especially Condoms) is the way forward. Promoting genital surgery seems likely to cost African lives, not save them.

January 30, 2015 - 5:53am
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