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Circumcision

Hi everyone, I’m 21, and I’m a position where I’m thinking about my body.
For a number of years now, I’ve been quite interested in circumcision. I really like the aesthetic qualities of a circumcised guy, and as a result, I’m thinking about getting it done myself.
Are there any guys here that have had it done at my kind of age, and if so do you like it?

Thanks,
George.
Generally speaking circumcision is only undertaken in adults for health or religious reasons (though even still the reasoning for having it done due to religion is an abhorrent excuse for genital mutilation). You’ll find it difficult to find a healthcare provider who would do it based off of aesthetics, even cosmetic surgeons would advise against it if it was not totally necessary for a health of hygiene reason. You would certainly not get this procedure done for free on the NHS, unless there was a genuine threat to your health.

Circumcision at any stage of life comes with risks, most notably the reduction in sensation from the penis.

Circumcision is essentially removing the protective layer over the sensitive glans - this is uncomfortable post-op until the time in which it eventually dries out, often reducing sensation. You risk reducing the level of pleasure you feel during intercourse and masturbation, resulting in long term complications when with a partner.

If pursuing this procedure is purely motivated by aesthetics, please reconsider. As it is not for any real health concern, what you are pursuing is genital mutilation. As a society we are so against the mutilation of female genitalia, so why on Earth do we idolise it for men?
Please don’t be alarmed by the extreme views of Anonymous 1. People do get circumcised for aesthetic reasons and are very happy with the result. I was circumcised as a baby and chose to have a revision when when I was 20 as I wanted the skin to be drum-tight and I wanted my frenulum removed. Apart from two injections it was painless, I recovered with no problems, and I am delighted with the result.
However, it is imperative that you search around for a good circumciser who will give you the style you want (do you know about styles?) You certainly won’t get a circumcision for aesthetic reasons on the NHS but there are plenty of private circumcisers around who are specialists.
Every type of surgery carries a risk of complications. This is rare with circumcision but not impossible.
In terms of losing sensation you will probably lose a bit, but this will probably enable you to last longer before orgasm.
Please feel free to message me if you want to. We have two friends who were circumcised within the last two years and they are both delighted with it.
Original post by Anonymous
Generally speaking circumcision is only undertaken in adults for health or religious reasons (though even still the reasoning for having it done due to religion is an abhorrent excuse for genital mutilation). You’ll find it difficult to find a healthcare provider who would do it based off of aesthetics, even cosmetic surgeons would advise against it if it was not totally necessary for a health of hygiene reason. You would certainly not get this procedure done for free on the NHS, unless there was a genuine threat to your health.

Circumcision at any stage of life comes with risks, most notably the reduction in sensation from the penis.

Circumcision is essentially removing the protective layer over the sensitive glans - this is uncomfortable post-op until the time in which it eventually dries out, often reducing sensation. You risk reducing the level of pleasure you feel during intercourse and masturbation, resulting in long term complications when with a partner.

If pursuing this procedure is purely motivated by aesthetics, please reconsider. As it is not for any real health concern, what you are pursuing is genital mutilation. As a society we are so against the mutilation of female genitalia, so why on Earth do we idolise it for men?

I understand your reservations, and I respect them, but to dismiss it as just mutilation is taking my own decision making away from me. It is not constructive.
However, thank you for pointing out some of the risks. I am prepared for a reduction in sensitivity because I believe my current sensitivity level is too high, and I’ve been considering this for a number of years.
Apart from a reduction in sensitivity, which I know about and would quite like, there seems to be little in your post that reads as a considerable downside other than your judgement of it as mutilation.
Additionally, I know of many people who have been cut for aesthetic reasons, so I see no issue why I would not be able to have it done. Of course, I know the NHS wouldn’t do it, but that is completely understandable.
Original post by 135Peter
Please don’t be alarmed by the extreme views of Anonymous 1. People do get circumcised for aesthetic reasons and are very happy with the result. I was circumcised as a baby and chose to have a revision when when I was 20 as I wanted the skin to be drum-tight and I wanted my frenulum removed. Apart from two injections it was painless, I recovered with no problems, and I am delighted with the result.
However, it is imperative that you search around for a good circumciser who will give you the style you want (do you know about styles?) You certainly won’t get a circumcision for aesthetic reasons on the NHS but there are plenty of private circumcisers around who are specialists.
Every type of surgery carries a risk of complications. This is rare with circumcision but not impossible.
In terms of losing sensation you will probably lose a bit, but this will probably enable you to last longer before orgasm.
Please feel free to message me if you want to. We have two friends who were circumcised within the last two years and they are both delighted with it.

Thanks Peter. I do understand that many people believe circumcision is not a good thing, and I respect that view completely. However, I just wanted an opinion on anybody else that’s been in the same boat or has had it done in adulthood. As a result it’s great to hear that you had a revision when you were 20. As I’ve said in my reply to the previous post, I understand that sensation would be reduced and I’m actually thinking that would be a good thing.
To be honest, I know nothing about styles. In fact, I didn’t know that circumcisions could be different! I thought they were just cut in one way.
Please, if a medical procedure in such a high sensitivity area is not medically required to improve your quality of life, please reconsider.

Altering your body in such an area for the sake of aesthetics is just not worth the risk.
I am English and was circumcised as a baby for non-religious reasons (and am happy that my parents chose this for me). My girlfriend greatly prefers it. I have two friends who were circumcised as adults and both are very pleased with the results; they were both circumcised at the Thornhill Clinic in Luton.
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Original post by georgebryant00
Hi everyone, I’m 21, and I’m a position where I’m thinking about my body.
For a number of years now, I’ve been quite interested in circumcision. I really like the aesthetic qualities of a circumcised guy, and as a result, I’m thinking about getting it done myself.
Are there any guys here that have had it done at my kind of age, and if so do you like it?

Thanks,
George.


Circumcised and Frenulectomy when I was 19. Best thing I ever did! It's clean and very tight. I just love it and the way it looks now! Wish I could send you a before and after!

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