The field of male circumcision is not devoid of myths. If you have intentions of going for the snip, it is imperative to seek the right information so that you are not misguided by the many myths concerning this topic. To help you out, here are some of the top myths you are likely to encounter whenever the topic of male circumcision comes up:
It is painful to get an adult circumcision compared to a child circumcision
Whether you are an adult or an infant, the procedure will always involve anesthesia to numb the pain. For an adult circumcision, a powerful local anesthesia will be used to make it safe and less painful. For a child or baby circumcision, the safe Plastibell technic is used
Recovery period of male circumcision is lengthy and painful
The time required to the penis to heal after circumcision is not as long as some people would want you to believe. For normal cases, it takes between 3 and 4 days to heal so that you can resume your daily routines. As a matter of fact, you can get the procedure done on a Friday, and you will be back at your desk the following Monday.
Adult circumcision is expensive
Since most insurance doesn’t cover the cost of an adult circumcision, a good number of people believe that the procedure is very expensive. The truth is that rates will vary from one practitioner to another or from one facility to another, but it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It is possible to have the procedure completed for less than $1000, which is insignificant compared to the lifetime of benefits you will enjoy once it has been done.
Male circumcision leads to less sexual enjoyment
Several studies have shown that male circumcision indeed increases sexual pleasure, as opposed to the belief by the uncircumcised that you won’t enjoy sex when the foreskin is removed. It is not only the man that enjoys sex more when circumcised, but women are reported to have recorded increased pleasure and sexual responses when they engage in sexual intercourse with circumcised men.