Circumcision and your sex life

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Registered: 01-15-2009
Circumcision and your sex life
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Tue, 01-19-2010 - 12:28pm

I am for ever seeing circumcised men proclaim that they are "just fine". That if "I was any more sensitive, I could not stand it"  etc  etc.  These are obviously the quotes of young men.


Now there have been occasional postings on this board about how circumcision affects one's sex life, but there seems to be very little information about what happens as one ages.  I can say that, personaly at the age of 60, I have few issues with ED, but I have virtualy no feeling left, and it is hit or miss whether I actualy 'get there'.  When I mentioned this to my doctor she replied "Well, it's the circumcision thing".  Do any of you know of any studies or research that addresses this issue?


Recently one of you posted a portion of a paper that compared the evolution of a human penis vs a primate penis. It showed that most of the nerves that a human posesses are located in the foreskin with a few more located at the base of the glans.  Seeing that diagram was a "light bulb" moment for me.  I can vividly recall, as a teenager, the exquisite sensations in the area of the sulcus.  Feelings that, alas, have completely disappeared.


It seems that few people consider the long term affects of amputating a foreskin, and I would be very interested in learning more about this issue, and equaly importantly,  if there are any stategies to mitigate this loss of sensation.

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 1:29pm

I don't have any actual information.

2010 Siggy
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Registered: 07-02-2009
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 10:01pm

A perceptive reply, Traci - and significant because you're a woman who obviously cannot talk from a male perspective.


I will now answer Hak directly and offer my views.


Christopher



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"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-02-2009
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 12:41am

Your 60 years with a circumcised penis compared with my 8 years, is an


CL - Circumcision Debate


"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance.

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 5:25am

"I am for ever seeing circumcised men proclaim that they are "just fine". That if "I was any more sensitive, I could not stand it"

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Registered: 07-02-2009
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 8:26pm

Frank, firstly you're making an assumption that Hak's frenulum was removed. It may have been, but he hasn't said as much.


Secondly, the coronal sulcus is very sensitive, especially in an intact male, but also during a period following circumcision - eight years in my case, but diminishing. Whether


CL - Circumcision Debate


"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2009
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 12:47pm

I think this touches on one of the problems with the US dropping RIC.

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Registered: 01-15-2009
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 1:03pm

Christopher, Thank you for your reply.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2009
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 1:18pm

You can regain some sensation through foreskin restoration


Frank, you make some excellent points and observations.

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 10:46pm

"I first learned about foreskin restoration about 17 years ago from Bigelow's book "The joy of uncircumcising".

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Registered: 01-15-2009
Sat, 01-23-2010 - 9:11am

The only downside I witnessed is that I had intense anger issues while I was wearing the device.

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