Does circumcision make sex less pleasurable?
Cherished Aunt, First of all please allow me to congratulate you on the splendid job you are doing. I am uncircumcised male, contemplating going under the knife due to health concerns. My question is will the removal of foreskin lessen the sensation and render lovemaking less pleasurable? A fan.
Dear valued fan,
Thank you very much for your kind words. I can tell from your reservations that you don’t belong to a tribe that glorifies male circumcision. I am flatted that your confidence in me handling such a masculine issue. As a woman, I am not very qualified to answer this question. Therefore I have consult and research widely before answering.
Circumcision on men in the past was probably for health and hygiene issues back in the days of our ancestors. Biologically, the foreskin (like in most animals) protected the penis from the elements of nature and infections. Men now put on clothes and with running water and plumbing systems. However, before tap water, you can imagine the situation where everyone bathed at the river; many men must have died after contracting all sorts of diseases and infections. Due to viruses and bacteria hiding under the foreskin, once they figured out that by removing the foreskin they could reduce fatalities, it was probably turned into law for the health sake of the tribe.
There is no documented evidence that circumcision lessens or heightens sexual pleasure. Neither does it make one a better or a worse lover, what really count is the ability to effectively use what one has. So long as one makes extra effort to clean under the skin by pulling the fore skin away from the head, there should not be much of a difference. There are many arguments for or against circumcision by both men and women, but I insist it’s the lover and his skill that gives sexual pleasure and not shape, length, width, the foreskin or lack of it.