Amanda Chatel gives her perspective about the difference between sex with a circumcised and an uncircumcised penis.
The first time I came into real-life contact with an uncircumcised penis was several years ago. Up until then it was something I’d only seen online as some bizarre curiosity to me, an American woman.
A friend would ask, “Have you seen an uncircumcised penis?” Then, we’d gather around a computer as the images were brought up, and we expressed our disgust.
It’s not like penises are in the running for any sort of beauty award but the way an uncircumcised penis looked to us — early 20-something American women who very rarely come across them in our sex lives (although more parents are opting against circumcision these days) — was a horrifying specimen. Read more
An expert weighs the pros and cons of sex with an uncircumcised penis.
Circumcision—it’s one of the most hotly debated sexual health issues in the medical community. In part that’s because in this country, and other developed countries, there isn’t any clear benefit to circumcise or not to circumcise, says Karen Boyle, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Chesapeake Urology Associates in Baltimore. In other words, since HIV hasn’t reached epidemic status in the States (circumcision is a tool for AIDS prevention in other parts of the world), the circumcision debate often boils down to sexual pleasure and hygiene. But does going foreskin-free affect pleasure—for the man or woman? Is being “cut” really cleaner? Read on for an expert take on the issue. Read more
Do women have more pleasure during sex with circumcised or uncircumcised men? Some women prefer either circumcised or uncircumcised penises over the other. However, this is most likely due to whatever they are accustomed to seeing. By the 1970s, 80 percent of American male infants were circumcised though that figure has dropped to 60 percent today. This still handily outdistances the international average of 15 percent.
There are three common complaints from American women about sex: vaginal dryness, vaginal discomfort or pain, and difficulty achieving orgasm during intercourse. In my opinion, all three of these problems are not the woman’s fault at all. Those problems exist almost entirely because her partner’s penis is missing its foreskin. Continue reading
A new study conducted in Uganda has found that women are just as sexually satisfied with circumcised men as with those who are not.
Women find sex just as pleasurable with circumcised men as with men who are uncircumcised, a new study suggests.
Some experts have speculated that removal of the foreskin might make sex less pleasurable for women. But in the study, conducted in Uganda, the overwhelming majority of women indicated that sex was equally satisfying, if not more so, after their partners were circumcised. Read more
While circumcision as a religious rite has been around for thousands of years, the practice took hold in the United States in the late 1800s as a means of curbing sexual diseases and masturbation. By the 1970s, 80 percent of American male infants were circumcised. Today, that figure has dropped to 60 percent, but this still far exceeds the international average of 15 percent. Many American women have literally never seen an uncircumcised penis and don’t know what to do with one when they encounter it, especially when it comes to oral sex. Performing fellatio on an uncircumcised penis can be a pleasurable experience for both you and your partner as long as you are gentler with your moves. Continue reading