Conventional wisdom (CW) holds that
uncircumcised men have more sexual pleasure and penile
sensitivity than those who have been circumcised. These
claims arise from anecdotes and testimonials and have
no scientific basis. Recently published medical research explodes the myths
of better sex and sensitivity due to the foreskin.
We previously mentioned 2 reports in the Journal of
Urology within the past year that showed that sex is
just as pleasurable without a foreskin as with one.To
do such research requires men circumcised as adults who
have experienced sex before and after the procedure .
One such study found no difference in sex drive, erection
, ejaculation or overall satisfaction after adult circumcision
, while the other found that more men reported benefit
than harm from being circumcised.
Now there is evidence that circumcised men have the
same degree of penis sensitivity as those who are uncircumcised.
In a report from the Montefiore Medical Center to the
American Urological Association this year no statistical
difference was found between 43 uncircumcised and 36
circumcised men subjected to a variety of measures of
sensitivity . These included response to vibration ,
pressure , spatial perception and warm and cold thermal
Coming on the heels of increasing documentation
of the medical benefits of newborn circumcision , particularly
in the prevention of kidney infections in infants and
protection against HIV in adults , these studies of sexual
function constitute a further argument in favor of universal