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    Hi All,
    I'm a 30 yo male, virgin, with tight foreskin.

    Saw the GP who recommended I see a specialist (I have health insurance) to discuss surgical options, so I'm working on setting up an appointment. Didn't recommend creams.

    However, my main concern with things like circumcision, and maybe the F and P (frenuoplasy, preputioplasty) is the loss of pleasure in sex.

    Can someone confirm if this is true and what can be done to prevent this?
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    The next step is seeing the specialist - they will be able to talk to you about what your options are.

    A full circumcision does involve losing a significant amount of erotically sensitive skin. Men who can retract their foreskins fully can see how much if they draw a line (with something that washes off easily!) around the head of their penis while soft and seeing how far down it goes when retracted when erect.

    But a) that's not the only option for most men with a tight foreskin and b) for many men having one, the choices are uncomfortable sex, if any, or having sex. The person I'm most familiar with who had an adult circumcision is in that category and was delighted. Another chose to have one as part of a religious conversion and I'm less certain they're so happy with it.
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    Please please PLEASE, do not get circumcised. You will regret it to no end. Please find another alternative. Please, for your own good, disregard mutilating yourself as an option. It will destroy you.
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    How lucky we are to have someone who knows for certain how someone else will feel...
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    How lucky we are to have someone who knows for certain how someone else will feel...
    I have science on my side, thank you very much.
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    You've an agenda.

    I wouldn't want a full circumcision - I know how much skin is lost. I am lucky in that I don't need one. The adults I know who did need one are very happy. Instead of no or very difficult sex, they can now have easier sex.

    If you want to do something with the agenda, go off and point out that the studies behind the 'circumcision protects against HIV' are crap.
 
 
 
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