A Cut Too Far?
QUESTION: Masturbating on vid chat, twice now there’s been a guy with a foreskin who told me I was missing something important, that I’m mutilated because I’m cut. What do you think? Is it a lot better to be uncut?
RESPONSE: All penises are wonderful, circumcised or not! Many men in the USA are still circumcised as infants, a custom that began with World War 2. Of course, Jewish and Islamic men usually are circumcised, mainly for religious reasons. As far as we know the ancient Egyptians invented circumcision. They had mythic and religious beliefs around it, but also in their hot climate, they apparently thought it was easier to keep an exposed penis head clean.
It’s true that circumcised men (like me) will never know the fantastic sensations of a foreskin rubbing over the penis head, as the foreskin has pleasure receptor nerves on both the inside and outside of the skin. In a more ideal world, the choice to be circumcised should be left to men to decide after they mature sexually in their teens, and they can study the matter. Some boys are circumcised in later boyhood if they have the condition called “phimosis,” which means a foreskin too tight to withdraw back to uncover the head. To be able to touch the head directly provides a lot of sensation.
The subject of circumcision is now surrounded by a lot of emotion and strong opinions. Personally, I refuse to consider myself mutilated, as my penis provides me with indescribable amounts of great pleasure. Also, I know men who go to great lengths to “restore” their foreskin by stretching the remaining skin on the upper shaft around the head, so that it can cover the head. This may look the way you want, and even feel very good. Still, it is not exactly the same as a natural foreskin. Of course, I also admire the natural foreskins of many online masturbation buddies.
I coach men all over the world in masturbatory skills via video conference. To me every penis is a miraculous organ, to be celebrated and honored exactly as it is. Sure, it might be wonderful if I had not been circumcised, but I do love my penis as it is. Also, I know men who were circumcised as adults and do not regret it. To say this may not be “politically correct” these days, but I think a penis is remarkable and beautiful both ways, cut or uncut.
Nature evolved the penis to have a foreskin. I’ve compensated for my lack of foreskin by using plenty of lubrication and by endlessly exploring the potentials of masturbating as a fine art, what I call Mindful Masturbation. This trains your penis to give you ever-increasing pleasure.
I encourage all men to love yourself as you are, and also appreciate differences.
BRUCE 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.