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Sex with an Uncircumcised Man

By Shaina Gaul
 
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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 (reply to Anonymous)

"Circumcision removes the most sensitive part of a man's penis. Sorrells & others conducted touch-sensitivity tests, on 11-17 different places on their penises. The transitional region from the external to the internal foreskin is more sensitive than the most sensitive region of the circumcised penis. The five most sensitive areas of the penis are on the foreskin."
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- British Journal of Urology 99 (4), 864-869,
- Vol 99 Issue 4 Page 864, Apr 2007

February 23, 2010 - 1:14am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I'm curious to know if you're a man or a woman making this statement. Either way, have you had much experience with men of both states?

If you do, I don't know how you could believe what you've said. It sounds more like you're trying to talk yourself and believing this.

Most circumcised men are ignorant of what they might be feeling. If the foreskin fairy could wave her magic wand and give it back and then ask the guy after a month which state he'd like to have, I think he'd never go back to the "without".

February 16, 2010 - 8:21pm
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Anonymous

"Truth be told, you can't feel the difference"

Tell that to my girlfriend. She insists she can feel the difference. The foreskin glides and bunches right in the most sensitive area of the vagina during intercourse, and she reports that it feels great. I'm sure your penis works just fine, but if you are circumcised, you and your partners are missing out on something.

February 9, 2010 - 5:53pm
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Anonymous

Seriously, I don't know why you women get your knickers in a knot over a mans peen and whether it's cut or uncut. Truth be told, you can't feel the difference, and you won't taste the difference if he knows how to take a shower.

February 9, 2010 - 12:30pm
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Anonymous

What I want you to know is that not all circumcision involves taking out part of foreskin and/or cutting frenulum...there is the method "dorsal slit or V-cut" method which is a proper circumcision and not just as a procedure to address phimosis. In my practice in my country it is the method of choice in almost 95% of prepubertal boys. I can't do anything on what has been done already...if they have been circumcised using method of taking out part of their foreskin then so be it BUT circumcision with all it's hygienic benefits without those brouhaha about lessened sexual satisfaction on both partners can be had by using V-cut method. And no...I don't do it on infants and the medical term "circumcision" isn't in any way limited to procedure done on infants AND don't site the etymology of the term then reply to me that V-cut method is not a proper circumcision simply because it doesn't follow the etymological derivation involving circumferential taking out of a part of foreskin. V-cut is the answer!

February 9, 2010 - 11:27am
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Anonymous

Anonymous @ 3:45 PM wrote: "This statement in the article is erroneous and only goes to show how little knowledge the author has regarding the subject of circumcision. There is such a thing as "dorsal slit or V-cut" method of circumcision wherein no foreskin is removed and the frenulum is left intact."

Dorsal slit circumcisions are never done to infants. This type of circumcision is reserved exclusively for older children or adults to treat problems and where they want to preserve the foreskin. In actuality, it is not even a circumcision as it doesn't meet the defininition of "circumscribe" or to cut around.

Typically, this procedure is used to address phimosis, a tightness of the foreskin opening. Typically, it only cuts the very tip of the foreskin at the preputial sphincter leaving the foreskin intact to cover the glans. The end results are quite unappealing when used as a substitute for a typical circumcision. The foreskin falls to the underside of the penis and just hangs there. You appear to be trying to imply you are a physician. A typical parent would be quite dissatisfied with this procedure as a substitute for a typical circumcision and most of these procedures performed on infants would be circumcised a second time resulting in a quite unhappy patient list and a detrimental effect on your business. This leads me to believe you are not a physician and are trying to dupe the readers here with a little bit of knowledge you picked up on the internet.

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February 9, 2010 - 7:14am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Regarding phimosis. One of my sons had phimosis of the foreskin. His foreskin would balloon when he urinated and this was not a problem, just different than anticipated. I discovered that some members of online discussion groups knew more about this condition than progressive pediatricians. One pediatrician even told me to help my young son stretch his foreskin as the tightness was a concern to this doctor, but it wasn't necessary. Knowledgeable Intactivists told me to leave it alone and that it was entirely normal in many intact men in the world to have a tight foreskin as a child and that the adhesions would disconnect as he grew. It was suggested that perhaps the glans was something a mother might never see. Frank discussion about sexuality is important for conditions such as this. My son knows that it is his goal, as his body grows, to eventually stretch the foreskin so that it will retract back normally. According to him, mission accomplished. Over the years, there have been some online stories about some men 'needing' to get circumcised because they masturbated by pulling the foreskin foreword (only) rather than down the shaft so it never stretched. How is it so difficult to stretch it to retract normally when cut men are able to stretch the remaining skin to cover their glans? It seems that problems are being addressed with a knife when information is the answer. Considering the value of the foreskin to the sexual pleasure for both partners, it's tragic. Information will help keep babies intact so they may choose as adults what they want to do.

February 9, 2010 - 4:14pm
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Anonymous

Shaina, let me know if you got my previous comment on this posting. Dr. Barry Buffman HerWriter. Lifetimewellness2000@yahoo.com

February 8, 2010 - 8:50pm
ml66uk

Dorsal slit and v-cut circumcisions are very rare, and many people wouldn't even regard them as circumcision. 99% of US circumcisions remove most of the foreskin, and most of them also remove the frenulum.

Either way, I think the owner of the penis should get to decide what, if anything, gets removed from it.

February 8, 2010 - 6:19pm
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Anonymous

"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."

This statement in the article is erroneous and only goes to show how little knowledge the author has regarding the subject of circumcision. There is such a thing as "dorsal slit or V-cut" method of circumcision wherein no foreskin is removed and the frenulum is left intact. Go google it... Mine is V-cut and it's the most popular and easiest method of circumcision that I do in the office(yes, no need to be in the OR because it's just an office procedure).

February 8, 2010 - 3:45pm
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