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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

"and should be against the law" from an earlier post

In much of Europe it is practically illegal to circumcise baby boys or minor males with an exception for Muslims and Jews to do religious circumcisions. Many countries in Europe, especially Sweden and Finland, want to make it illegal to circumcise all baby boys and all minor males, but they can't because of too much protesting from Muslims and Jews. If a country in Europe tried to make it illegal to circumcise all minor males, there would be huge protests and huge violent riots from Muslims and Jews. Although it won't be any time soon, I think some day circumcising minor males will be illegal in the U.S. with an exception for religious reasons and extremely rare medical need.

According to the Old Testament males are supposed to be circumcised as a religious sacrifice, which is why Muslims and Jews do circumcisions. But according to the New Testament, because Jesus died on the cross for us, males are no longer supposed to make the sacrifice of circumcision. In Galatians 5: 1-6 it says "If you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you."

February 6, 2010 - 11:42pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Religion has been given far too much respect. Eventually it will be illegal across the board hopefully. Religious freedom in the US doesn't extend to practices that harm infants and other people. It disgusts me that Jews and Muslims find it such an integral part of their faith to harm and mutilate infants. Freedom of religion? What freedoms are being expressed when a newborn infant is having his genitals cut off? Who's freedoms are the ones that are being infringed upon when a child is protected from such a monstrosity?

You can't claim freedom of religion when it involves taking someone else who is unable to consent to what is being done to them. It makes no difference who the child's parents are. It makes no difference what the intentions are. It's 100% unnecessary cutting of erogenous tissue.

What more perfect a crime is it to take something away from someone that is theirs by all the rights in the world before they even know/experience it. Then it's victims don't feel victimized. They grow up feeling as if they aren't missing anything and that they are somehow superior to those who are genitally intact. This is the most wretched crime against humanity ever devised due to how widespread and under-the-radar it has been for so long.

February 7, 2010 - 12:55am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

"What more perfect a crime is it to take something away from someone that is theirs by all the rights in the world before they even know/experience it. Then it's victims don't feel victimized. They grow up feeling as if they aren't missing anything and that they are somehow superior to those who are genitally intact. This is the most wretched crime against humanity ever devised due to how widespread and under-the-radar it has been for so long." >>>>>>>>>>>>> YES!!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

February 9, 2010 - 3:39pm
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Anonymous

Very interesting article and the comments are fantastic. I do not have children yet, but this will certainly make me think differently about circumcision.

Thanks to the writer and the people that have commented. What a great thing to know 'being a woman'. Also to the writer, thank you for the additional tip at the end...:-)

February 6, 2010 - 10:24am
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Anonymous

Anonymous @ 11:13 PM wrote: "and should be against the law."

Several countries have approached this. There have been restraints enacted in South Africa. The Australian Medical Association in concert with The Children's Commissioner has sponsored legislation in that country. Courts in Germany and Finland have rendered judgments putting limits on it. Vietnam has outlawed it and The Oregon Supreme Court stopped the circumcision of a 9 year old boy where the father wanted him circumcised and the mother didn't. It gave the decision to the boy and the circumcision was never performed.

Much as Sweden was the first to ban female circumcision and most of the world's developed nations followed suit in the next twenty years, some country will ban minor male circumcision and the other nations will eventually follow their lead.

In just the last 20 years, the circumcision rate has fallen by almost half. When these boys reach maturity and start forming their own families, it is highly unlikely they will circumcise their sons. With those that are seeing the truth, the circumcision rate will plummet. Evidence of this has been seen in Canada that once had a 57% circumcision rate. As a result of better informed parents and physicians, the circumcision rate had dropped to 17% by 2002 when Ryleigh McWillis died as a result of his circumcision. This was the wake up call to both parents and physicians and in the next two years, the circumcision rate dropped to 6%. In some (most) areas of Canada it is very difficult to find a physician who will circumcise a newborn these days.

The medical profession has always been the driving force behind this cultural practice. An early 1980's study performed at a military hospital in Hawaii to quantify the effect of parents getting correct and accurate information about infant circumcision. At the begining of the study, the infant circumcision rate was 80%+. The circumcision rate immediately dropped to 20% and remained at this level throughout the study and only grew slowly after the study. This tells us that parents want to do what is best for their children and will mostly take that information to make the decisions. It also tells us that their physican can be the most influential factor in making that decision and that these physicans are giving them either no information, useless information or wrongful information.

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February 6, 2010 - 8:33am
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Anonymous

Great article. According to Canadian Dr. John Taylor who did extensive studying of the nerve endings in the foreskin, circumcision cuts off around 20,000 erogenous nerve endings. According to the Sorrells' study which was done by a group of doctors in California, circumcision cuts off the 5 most sensitive parts of the penis. Circumcised males can have a lot of sexual pleasure, but they can't have nearly as much pleasure as if they had never been circumcised. Most circumcised males who find out what they're missing are outraged that they were circumcised. The U.S. is the only country in the world where it is common to circumcise baby boys for non-religious reasons. I think circumcising baby boys in the U.S. is a very evil and inhumane ritual which does many times more harm than good and should be against the law.

February 5, 2010 - 11:13pm
Restoring Tally

Dr. Buffman, there are several studies that address the effect of male circumcision on women. I am an engineer and I readily understand how the natural male anatomy aids in sex. The mobile foreskin serves as a sleeve that allows the glans to move within, stimulating both the man and the woman. I have restored enough of my foreskin to verify that it works that way. It feels great and she likes it, too.

The New Zealand Journal of Medicine published "Effects of male circumcision on female arousal and orgasm." This study determined that sex with circumcised men was a cause for many female problems, including vaginal dryness and women being sore from sex.
http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1181/595/

Another study is "The effect of male circumcision on the sexual enjoyment of the female partner" published in the British Joural of Urology International.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119091407/abstract

February 5, 2010 - 1:49pm
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Anonymous

Just another quick comment on foreskin restoration - although some do use tape and weights to pull the skin, it can be done by hand. All it takes is to stretch out the remaining skin on the penis several times a day, for a few minutes each time. The skin eventually does expand - much like if you were to wear heavy earrings and stretch out your earlobes.

February 5, 2010 - 1:03pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

As a woman, I could never tell the difference!
This is all new to me, and an interesting read!

February 5, 2010 - 12:50pm
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Anonymous

An intelligent post about male genital mutilation being harmful to the sexual experience?! Kudos to you, madam. These are few and far between. As for "doctor" barry buffman, quit trying to justify mutilation of male genitals, your entire profession is a disgrace.

February 5, 2010 - 11:56am
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