It’s a question that arises sooner or later. And while the answers depend entirely on personal preference, the health aspects are up for debate. It’s a question of trauma and pain versus hygiene and pleasure.
Do women prefer uncircumcised men or circumcised ones? It’s a question that’s more relevant now than 20 years ago, when around 90% of boys in the Western world were circumcised. Since then there’s been a movement to halt a practice that’s increasingly regarded as medically unnecessary and cruel.
Today only around 60% of boys are circumcised for reasons other than religion. But what are the affects on sex of being snipped or unsnipped? Firstly, it’s been said that the hood of the penis is more sensitive to stimulation if it remains covered by the penile hood.
But there’s also a drawback to being uncircumcised. Men with intact foreskins must take care to move it up and down and clean inside the covered areas. Neglecting to do so will lead to a build-up of smelly material that can cause nasty infections after lovemaking.
Slipping up works nicely
Secondly, some women prefer a circumcised penis, as it slides up and down more easily in the vagina, providing more pleasure for both partners.
There’s also the matter of safe sex: men with foreskins can have difficulty keeping a condom on during full intercourse. Like a dirty penis, this can cause anxiety - a really passion killer.
But with condom that fits properly, proper washing and good lubrication the problem should be alleviated.
Circumcision itself is no happy event – it’s bloody, painful and traumatic. There’s been a concerted effort recent years to discourage parents from circumcising their infant boys. Written accounts of the procedure are harrowing.
Whether you choose to circumcise your kids is up to you. When push comes to shove, there are advantages and disadvantages to having the snip. If you’re a hooded man, pay obsessively close attention to your hygiene. If you aren’t, enjoy your evening.
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