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Ask The Batemaster: Is Circumcision Okay?

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.

The Bate Master - Bruce P. GretherBRUCE P. GRETHER is the “BateMaster”. Mr. Grether’s lifelong love of penises and masturbation has led him to achieve a level of mastery and understanding of masturbation that is at once unique and extremely rare. He is renowned for both his ability to achieve seemingly endless states of prolonged and intense masturbatory pleasure as well as his skill in passing this knowledge on to his students. Mr. Grether has made it his life’s mission to encourage men to take their practice of masturbation to new levels of personal enrichment and self-discovery.

Mr. Grether is a globally recognized masturbation activist, an accomplished masturbation coach, and a tireless facilitator of masturbation workshops. In 2001 he coined the now popular term “Mindful Masturbation”. He is the author of a best-selling book, The Secret of the Golden Phallus, plus the erotic fantasy novels

The Moontusk Chronicles. His website can be found at www.eroticengineering.com.

A note from The Batemaster: I’m honored that the guys at Bateworld have asked me to respond to some questions from male masturbators around the world every week.

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.

8 replies
  1. fullmoonma
    fullmoonma says:

    Not much to add to Bruce’s excellent response. I was born with a hooded foreskin – just the top half – and I’m glad to have it because it is so sensitive, and would hope that the decision on circumcision would be left for the owner to decide at maturity. Yet, many of my favorite penises are cut and their owners seem to get along just fine.

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    • Bruce P. Grether
      Bruce P. Grether says:

      Yes, your balanced response if much appreciate, Brother! It’s definitely a “sensitive” issue for many men, and for good reasons, actually. — BPG

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  2. fullmoonma
    fullmoonma says:

    PS As I’m doing a multi-orgasmic bate session after posting the previous comment I’m paying a lot of attention to my foreskin. Notice that doing my favorite bate stroke: 1 1/2 handed (my cock isn’t long enough for a full left hand, just forefinger and thumb wrapping around at the base of my shaft) stroke about 1.5″ long, which take about 50 – 60 strokes to reach each orgasmic peak, my right hand never leaves my foreskin, palm rubbing up and down over its folds. Not accidental that this is the most intense stroke!

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    • Bruce P. Grether
      Bruce P. Grether says:

      Thank you for this excellent description! For many years you have impressed me as a major Mindful Masturbator, and your precise description here is most welcome! — BPG

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  3. apalmer5
    apalmer5 says:

    Seems like the ‘cutting’ trend is changing and hopefully having a foreskin will be more the norm in the future, I do believe it truly is marvelous to have one (wish I did). But of course there are times when the foreskin causes problems for some and then other options need to be explored for remedy.

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    • Bruce P. Grether
      Bruce P. Grether says:

      Indeed. Ideally the practice of infant circumcision will go away, and the operation (of which there are several variations, such as partial, or a slit) will only be done for serious medical reasons, or after a carefully educated, informed and timely dec vision by the man himself.

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    • Bruce P. Grether
      Bruce P. Grether says:

      This depends entirely on what you mean by “legitimate.” In reality, the various methods used to stretch remaining skin of the “neck” of the penis on the shaft below the head can sometimes result in skin that can cover the head partially or wholly. This may protect the sensitive head from too much friction, and feel good rolling across the glans penis, still such a restored skin lacks the kind of intense pleasure nerves that a natural foreskin has all over both the inside an outside of the original foreskin. Some day in the future it is not impossible that your own genetics (your DNA) may be used to script a process that could “clone” some tissue resembling the foreskin you were born with, and it might be mature and then attached to your penis with microsurgery. If this is ever possible, it is still some years away in the future, and far from being available today.

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