Anyone who circ'd concerned about new study?

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Registered: 07-27-2012
Anyone who circ'd concerned about new study?
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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:55pm

I was reading about this new study out of Belgium that shows male circumcision is tied to less sexual pleasure. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/14/us-health-male-circumcision-idUSBRE91D1CO20130214

The article says that "uncircumcised men reported between 0.2 points and 0.4 points higher sensitivity and sexual pleasure when their penis's head - known as the glans - was stroked during arousal, compared to circumcised men."

I don't know what scale this is or if the difference is significant or not.  I just thought it was an interesting article.  Does data like this concern you if you chose circumcision?

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Registered: 02-24-2012

I saw this in the news the other day too.  I found a few stories, but none of them mentioned the scale they used, so those tenths of a percent don't mean a lot to me without proper context.  So, without that information, I can't say that I'm concerned.  Although, it isn't going to do me a lot of good to worry about it.  We had to make this decision based on a genuine medical need (which I won't go into here because I really don't want to debate our medical-not-cosmetic choices), so even if I had this information at the time it probably wouldn't have been a factor.

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Registered: 01-06-2002

Ladyingrn, I was necessarily circumcised as an adult in 2002, so I'm well aware of the deadning of exposed glans tissue since my foreskin was removed. As each month and year goes by, sensitivity decreases. Masturbation has been a learning curve without a foreskin. It's hard work by comparison and takes longer to reach orgasm.

So in my opinion, parents who intend to circumcise a son would do well to accept this study as bona fide evidence of less pleasure when he becomes sexually active.around the time of puberty. I have to say I'm surprised anyone would doubt the deleterious effect of removing such an important part of the male genitals.

That said, I see little mileage in parents worrying over a circumcised son - unless it gives them pause for thought before another boy is born.

Christopher

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Registered: 01-25-2010

  That study has been reviewed as flawed. 

http://news.yahoo.com/does-circumcision-hurt-sexual-pleasure-study-draws-fire-

chaika

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Registered: 01-06-2002

Ask any mature man who was circumcised after years of sexual experience with a foreskin, and if he's honest he will tell you two things.

1. After his penis if fully healed he will find his permanently exposed glans is extremely sensitive, and if he attempts masturbation or sexual imtercourse he will reach climax and ejaculation very fast, with no ability to control it as he would with a foreskin. He will also tell you that after this immediate affect upon his manhood he will suffer a sensitivity that is no longer erotic but positively painful in the manner of hitting his humerus (funny bone) when his penis head is touched by a finger or light brushing of clothing.

2. Eventually and increasingly as time goes by, his once exquisitely sensitive glans will die as nature takes over to protect it from its absence of a foreskin which once kept it supple and moist. It will grow a protective covering of toughened tissue leaving it progressively insensitive as the months and years go by.

Commonsense should tell you that.

If you wish to discuss this further we should take it to the Debate board. I would welcome your response there. Unlike other Family websites, iVillage gives us the ability to simply click on one of the three sections under 'Circumcision' without having to navigate away and return.

Christopher

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