To cut or not to cut? People have been asking this question for a long time now. Seriously, the circumcision debate has raged for centuries. These days, the practice isn’t as popular as it used to be. In fact, male circumcision rates have fallen drastically over the last few decades. According to Bupa, only around 32% of Australian men under the age of 30 are circumcised.
So, is a beneficial tradition being allowed to die out, or should circumcisions become a thing of the past? To help you separate fact from fiction, we can tell you everything you need to know about this rather touchy subject.
What Is Male Circumcision?
Male circumcision involves the surgical removal of the foreskin from a penis. Men usually undergo this procedure during infancy, but it can also be performed later in life. These days, anaesthesia is used to minimise the pain. Most circumcisions are performed for cultural or religious reasons. However, the practice used to be very common, even amongst non-religious people. It’s now regarded as an ‘elective’ procedure.
What Are the Benefits?
Despite being quite a painful procedure, circumcision has its benefits. Research shows that it can reduce the risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection (STI). However, this doesn’t mean that circumcised men can just go about having unprotected sex willy-nilly. Circumcision only lowers the risk slightly, so always keep a condom handy. Another theory suggests that circumcision may reduce rates of penile cancer. However, there’s not a whole lot of scientific research to back this up yet.
Then there’s the issue of cleanliness. Many people believe that circumcised penises are more hygienic, as they require less cleaning. This is undoubtedly true, yet it doesn’t mean an uncircumcised penis can’t be kept in tiptop shape. But what about the sexual benefits?
Circumcision and Sexual Pleasure
This is one of the most contentious topics relating to circumcision. One theory suggests that circumcision limits sensitivity. Around half of a penis’s skin gets removed during circumcision, resulting in the loss of fine-touch neuroreceptors (the things that make sex feel good). Before you start feeling sorry for circumcised men, the loss of sensitivity is said to be pretty minimal. On the other hand, it’s rumoured that circumcised men are better at pleasing women. There’s not much scientific proof to this theory, but it might be a personal preference thing.
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