A third of the male population is circumcised. Is this practice simply a religious tradition or does it have sexual or health benefits? Here are some benefits of circumcision:
Protection against infections
Various surveys carried out in the mid-2000s showed that circumcision reduced the risk of AIDS by half, because the internal surface of the mucosa, which is permeable, is reduced. Since then, WHO has been encouraging this practice in Africa to limit the spread of the disease. It will also have some effectiveness in preventing papillomavirus, chlamydia infections and herpes transmission.
This procedure will also protect against sexually transmitted infections, especially syphilis and AIDS, hence the World Health Organization’s support campaigns.
In addition, it has a protective effect against urinary tract infections in children, justifying its practice in subjects at risk (urethral valve, hydronephrosis of the infant at birth, ureteral reflux).
Circumcision reduces the risk of urinary tract infections in newborns by about 12 times. However, children aged 0 to 7 years were hospitalized in the first year due to urinary tract infections.
It also reduces the risk of penis cancer, an extremely rare form of cancer.
No effect on sexuality, on the contrary!
Does a circumcised man have more or less pleasure than a man with an uncircumcised penis? It seems that circumcision has no direct effect on male sexuality, without sensory consequences, the foreskin is not a particularly sensitive part of the penis. Thus, sexual pleasure or orgasm is in no way affected. Same for erectile functions: circumcision does not change the ability to have an erection or its duration.
It also seems that it doesn’t directly affect a woman’s sexuality. Indeed, once erect, it is practically impossible to distinguish a circumcised penis from an uncircumcised penis. Whether it is during penetration or sexual intercourse, as circumcision does not affect the feeling towards the partner. On the other hand, manual masturbation of the penis can even be easier, because there is no risk of injury to the partner by pulling too hard on the foreskin and immediate accessing the glands is possible. Ultimately, it appears that circumcision is a (partial) protection against certain sexually transmitted infections, as we will see later.
The penis is better cleaned after circumcision. In addition, it also avoids urinary tract infections, because there is no foreskin, if necessary, it must be dilated regularly to remove dirt.
This procedure also avoids the possibility of some of the most common penile conditions such as foreskin stenosis, foreskin stenosis or inflammation of the foreskin.
In a small percentage, it helps to prevent HIV infection.
After circumcision and for weeks or even months, the penis tends to grow when released from speculum.
It also increases sexual performance because there is a delay in ejaculation, which allows intercourse to last longer.
The thickness of the foreskin increases in size as it releases pressure from the foreskin. This makes the head of the penis much larger.