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31 July 2007

Circumcised sex no different

Uncircumcised men receive no more sexual sensation than circumcised men, according to a new study that contradicts the widely held belief.

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Uncircumcised men receive no more sexual sensation than circumcised men, according to a new study that contradicts the widely held belief.

Researchers from McGill University in Montreal found that circumcised men felt the same amount of sensitivity to touch and pain in various states of sexual arousal as those with foreskins.

"This study suggests that preconceptions of penile sensory differences between circumcised and uncircumcised men may be unfounded," the study's principal author Kimberley Payne said in a release.

The study, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, looked at a group of 40 men, half of them circumcised. Using sensory testing, the men were monitored at two points on the penis and the forearm while viewing erotic films. Thermal imaging was used to measure sexual arousal.

The effect of circumcision on sexual sensitivity has long been debated and the team hopes its finding will prompt further research on the topic. – (Reuters Health)

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