No doubt a foreskin is a marvelous thing…
QUESTION: Still in my early twenties here. My foreskin was very tight, and not easy to push down past the head onto the shaft. Always washed carefully but jerked it so much it got painful and raw—then worse: infected! Ended up totally embarrassed at a doctor, but they put me at ease, explained my options. Decided to get circumcised. Truth is, I still love my cock more than anything. But do you think circumcision is okay?
RESPONSE: I was not given the choice, as I was circumcised during infancy. No doubt a foreskin is a marvelous thing to have, but I refuse to view myself as mutilated. (Of course, in the most literal sense, I am mutilated, but how we view ourselves is important!) My circumcised penis remains incredibly sensitive, so much so that I’ve spent much of my life training myself to endure the intensity of its incredible sensations.
Still, in today’s world people are increasingly aware that to leave the penis intact is far wiser and more sensible and humane. In your case, it sounds as if you actually had the condition called “phimosis” or an especially tight foreskin. In some cases, the foreskin can be gradually stretched to uncover the head more easily, both for washing it, and for the powerful pleasure it produces, to fully expose the head and cover it again. When phimosis is extreme, there are several surgical options which may be suggested, such as partial or complete circumcision.
In your situation, it sounds like your medical people were helpful by explaining the options and making it your choice.
Though this issue is a sensitive one for many men, and “political correctness” in this area tends towards anti-circumcision crusading, in truth I know quite a few men who have had adult circumcisions without regret. Where I stand is definitely opposed to infant circumcision (though this is often done for religious or cultural reasons, which I may not like, but cannot judge). If you are given a choice, it should be made fully informed and with plenty of time to consider carefully. The procedure cannot truly be reversed with today’s medical technology.
What is called “foreskin restoration,” usually involves stretching remaining upper shaft skin until it can cover the penis head. This may appear more satisfactory to the man who does it, still it is not quite the same as a fully functional foreskin richly endowed with pleasure nerves inside and out, and with its special delicate rim at the outer end.
Most important here is that every man be encouraged to enjoy his penis to the maximum regardless of having a foreskin or not. While the intact man may enjoy that skin naturally lubricated by precum sliding deliciously over the head, those of us who are circumcised are well advised to use plenty of lubrication both to protect sensitivity and to maximize pure penis pleasure. Whether you use commercial silicone lube, Holy Albolene, or 100% pure organic coconut oil, even many intact men find using plenty of lube extremely pleasurable!
I’m sure you made the right choice for yourself, young man, though in a more ideal world, circumcision will always be an individual choice and not one to make lightly.
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Always check with your doctor about any issues you might be experiencing with your sexual organs. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are important. This article’s purpose is to inform and entertain readers and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.