The word Circumcision describes the act of surgically removing the foreskin from the male penis.
This is commonly performed for social and religious reasons.
It’s prevalence in mainstream American society is widely contributed to the work of John Harvey Kellogg – a proponent of abstinence and a supporter of the reduction of sexual enjoyment. He believed that masturbation was evil, and in his position of authority he instigated a wide abuse of children and adults, including the use of surgery, genital mutilation, torture and humiliation.
Quite simply, he was a religious nutcase in a position of authority. People believed and trusted him.
Unfortunately, a ghost of his unfounded and insane teaching remains to this day in the medical institutions of America, with circumcision still widely practiced under the falsehoods of his flawed and biased research. Why America has not moved on from this and paid attention to the data and statistics from countries which don’t carry out this unnecessary practice is anyone’s guess.
While many circumcised men claim that no sensation is lost due to circumcision, only those who have had the process performed on them as an adult can truly know of its affects. And even then, the loss of sensation for them will not equate to that of a male who was circumcised at birth or in childhood.
Many medical professionals who openly talk on the subject do support the idea that the flesh of the corona and meatus (the head of the penis) does indeed become desensitized over time. They support the notion that the foreskin acts as a glove to protect the surface from friction and the nerve endings from becoming desensitized to touch.
And of course, you only have to see that John Harvey Kellogg began circumcising young men in a deliberate attempt to dramatically reduce pleasure. He even suggested that this should be done with no anesthetic, to allow for the pain to psychologically scar the individual.
While the vast majority of men who have been circumcised have been for absolutely no reason whatsoever, there are genuine cases where circumcision must be done. This is usually in extreme cases of phimosis, where the foreskin of the penis cannot be comfortably retracted to allow for cleaning and general bodily functions. This is usually diagnosed in young children and circumcision is performed under local anesthetic. The results of this vary depending on the person carrying out the procedure. Some practitioners cut the foreskin very close to the shaft of the penis, while some others will only perform a “partial” circumcision, removing just enough skin to allow for free movement.
In adults, while circumcision is still performed to rectify late-identified phimosis, there are also other modern methods which allow the male to retain his foreskin. These are generally based upon the methods of traction, or stretching. The foreskin is gradually stretched over time to become looser and able to be moved freely over the glands of the penis.
Ultimately, circumcision should only ever be considered an option for children or young adults if there is a genuine medical condition requiring it. But in some countries (like the USA) this is sadly not the case.
Adult men should, of course, have the freedom to do whatever they like to their genitals, medically required or otherwise.
Foreskin restoration is now absolutely possible thanks to the ingenuity of some individuals. With various methods available, men can now restore their foreskin almost completely within a year. With dedicated practice and attention, the penis can be restored to its more natural state, with sensitivity and sexual enjoyment increasing over time.
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