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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lslassiter (reply to Robert)

Robert, this whole forum is for the empowerment of women. I am a woman and you are not. So, just curious, do you spend all your time on our website blasting us women for making comments and opinions on our comment pages? Or, perhaps, you are not really reading my posts either. In any case, I won't be returning to this ridiculous discussion thread with your name on it. You are obviously deluded into thinking that what you reference as a study is more important than my personal experience. For that, I am dismayed that you are allowed on the site. Actually, from what I can tell, you have only bothered to comment on this topic (insecure about your choice?). It seems you don't care about the real topic, that is, a woman's opinion. So, go spout your venom somewhere else.

March 30, 2010 - 12:30pm
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Anonymous (reply to lslassiter)

Islassiter, if you happened upon a men's website and one of the threads was discussing female circumcision, would you try to discourage women who had been circumcised from posting their opinion? If not, why not? It certainly seems the men posting here have an investment in the issue superior to your's. Is it just that you circumcised your own son and don't like what you are seeing here? Is it just that you want to shut down any discussion that makes you feel uncomfortable?

Frank O'Hara

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March 30, 2010 - 5:18pm
lslassiter

Whoa, Robert, you were doing pretty good on your comment trail until this one. I think a skilled lover is the important ingredient that women prefer, not the status of the penis that comes with it (oops, no pun intended!). In my experience, the size and, in this discussion, the wrapping are NOT what is important to create a preferred sexual encounter. I find the quality of the experience is always about the skills learned by the lover vs. the equipment. NO EXCEPTIONS. Hmm, I don't know for sure but I would think that there would be a lot of men and women who would agree with me. Thanks for your comments, lslassiter

March 22, 2010 - 2:06pm
Hugh7 (reply to lslassiter)

It's not all or nothing. Nobody is saying a skilled lover isn't important, but other things (such as skill) being equal, having a complete penis is going to be better than a reduced one, and the ideal will be a skilled lover with everything he was born with. Take it the other way, doubtless a virtuoso lover could manage with no penis at all, but most of us are not virtuosi, and it certainly doesn't hurt to have the best instrument to play on.

March 22, 2010 - 11:08pm
Robert

"You have discovered what most people in the world already know--why European men have the reputation for being good lovers, and American men are considered poor lovers--you can't be a good lover with defective equipment.

If you like dry, abrasive, hard-pounding sex that usually lasts only a few minutes (sometimes thankfully), a circumcised man is right up your alley.

But, if you like smooth, languorous, pleasurable sex, find an intact man.

A study of women who have had both normal and circumcised sex,showed that the overwhelming majority prefer the normal penis for a variety of reasons:

http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/ohara/

March 22, 2010 - 11:50am
lslassiter (reply to Robert)

To better understand a religious requirement, you have to read and reference the religious texts. Genesis 17:11 very clearly states circumcision is a sign of the covenant between God and Abraham. It goes on to require all males in a household bound by this same covenant to be circumcised. This becomes the basis of the Judeo, Chrisitian and Muslim (www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/mosaic_law.htm www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/mosaic_law.htm) influence to circumcise sons. The reason the Catholic church and others do not specifically require circumcision is explained in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 17:19 and more) in several verses that Christ replaced the law so circumcision of the heart is more important. Circumcision of sons is still allowed for other reasons. I made the decision for my son based upon what I knew at the time. It was a difficult decision to make, in the end, we wanted him to look like Dad and like most of the other US citizens he'd run across in Gym class. You may be dismissive of my reasons but, frankly, my husband and I made the decision as we thought best at the time. I bet your parents did the same.

March 24, 2010 - 6:24am
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Anonymous (reply to lslassiter)

"To better understand a religious requirement, you have to read and reference the religious texts. Genesis 17:11 very clearly states circumcision is a sign of the covenant between God and Abraham. It goes on to require all males in a household bound by this same covenant to be circumcised. This becomes the basis of the Judeo, Chrisitian and Muslim (www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/mosaic_law.htm www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/mosaic_law.htm) influence to circumcise sons. The reason the Catholic church and others do not specifically require circumcision is explained in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 17:19 and more) in several verses that Christ replaced the law so circumcision of the heart is more important. Circumcision of sons is still allowed for other reasons."

It always amazes me when Christians try to justify circumcision of their children by trying to quote The Bible. They are trying to make a "good showing."

Your quotations are Mosaic Law or "The Law." Christ came to do away with The Law. At The Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus quite forcefully spoke against circumcision and this angered many there as it was a Jewish celebration. This was the final straw that got him crucified. The Pharisees thought they had cut the head off of the emerging Christianity movement but the disciples continued to spread the word and gain converts. The Pharisees saw this as a threat to Judaism and set out to deceive and convert the disciples and bring them into Judaism. However, they required the disciples to submit to Mosaic Law and submit to circumcision. Some of the disciples were confused by the offer while some stood fast. To resolve this conflict, The Council of Jerusalem was called to discuss the issue and to come to an agreement and a common message. Apparently, the disciples realized that this was a trick and if the offer was accepted, the movement would come to an end and in due time, all record and memory of Christ would be destroyed and forgotten. This message is first communicated when Paul was addressing the Galatians in Gal. 5:2. He said "Mark my words! I Paul tell you that if you circumcise yourself Christ will have no value to you at all." What Paul was saying is that for a man circumcised himself, it was a symbolic rejection of Christ. By implication, for a parent to circumcise their son is a symbolic act of rejection by proxy.

Frank O'Hara

March 24, 2010 - 9:18pm
lslassiter (reply to Anonymous)

Gee, Frank, I think I did say that it was a Jewish and Muslim custom no longer required but still OPTIONAL for Christians. Get down off that high horse, fella.

March 30, 2010 - 12:01pm
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Anonymous (reply to lslassiter)

No, it is not optional for Christians. Jesus himself spoke strongly against circumcision twice and there are adequate scriptures in The New Testament to confirm his teachings. There is also a papal bull (policy statement) against circumcision. The teachings of The New Testament clearly tell us that circumcision is an offense to Christ and a symbolic rejection of Christ. That doesn't sound to me like it is optional.

I have already addressed this in an earlier post.

Frank

March 30, 2010 - 4:58pm
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