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    Circumsision isn't necessary- people just need to get better hygiene. :dontknow:


    Just a list of features you lose with circumcision

    (Original post by londonboym)
    stop blowing sailors then!

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So what about the 20,000 nerve endings crucial for sensitivity that the foreskin has, and indeed cutting them off will loose the mechanical function of the gliding effect which is the most sensual part of the male anatomy. I just find it so baffling to think that a removal of a part of the penis that is there at birth, and has so many nerve endings, results in no loss of sensitivity at all! And it may or may not be 'cleaner' - but the removal of my teeth would also mean that I no longer have to brush them.
    Nice selective wiki quoting. There are studies that show that there's no real difference between the sensitivity of a circumcised penis and an uncircumcised penis. Removing some nerve endings isn't going to make that big of a difference - the penis is still packed with them. It may be baffling to you, but some times the truth is a baffling thing. And have you ever heard of an uncircumcised man not enjoying sex? I mean really.


    As for the gliding effect, so what? I have no problem gliding. Women produce their own lubricant, and if it's not enough, you can lube it yourself. It's really not that big of a deal.

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    But really, I have a problem with the strapping down of a newborn boy and removing his foreskin without an anesthetic.
    Which doesn't happen.

    There is NO REASON WHATSOEVER that this a) should not be consensual in any form b) needs to happen at birth. Let a boy reach 16 or so then he can decide if he wants to be circumcised. That's fair to both sides of the debate I think.
    a) It doesn't have any affect on their life whatsoever, and nobody really cares in the longrun whether they've been circumcised or not.
    b) The reason it's done at birth is so that it happens before they can start developing long term memory.

    (Original post by Dynamitri)
    You're talking trash, there has been research on more than one occasion that proves circumcised penises are less sensitive in the area of glans penis.

    I wouldn't recommend using sources that dispute what you say. Like when it says "The sexual effects of male circumcision are not well understood and researchers' findings are often contested."


    "In a British study of 150 men circumcised as adults for penile problems, Masood et al. found that 38% reported improved penile sensation (p=0.01), 18% reported worse penile sensation, while the remainder (44%) reported no change."

    And "An examination of 7 circumcised and 6 uncircumcised males found no difference in keratinization of the glans penis."


    (Original post by Delta Usafa)
    There are studies that show that there's no real difference between the sensitivity of a circumcised penis and an uncircumcised penis.
    Those studies are stupid because they are comparing sensation in the glans. How about if you compare foreskin sensitivity between the two groups?
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