Some Men Claim Uncircumcised Sex is Better
Those who are against circumcision bring up the question of sexual pleasure, pointing out that there are thousands of nerve endings in the foreskin that will be excised. It’s impossible, however, to study the difference in sexual sensation for men who were circumcised at birth.
Benefits of Circumcision
There is also evidence that circumcision has many health benefits, including:
- Less risk of urinary tract infections
- A reduced risk of some sexually transmitted diseases in men.
- Protection against penile cancer and a lower risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners.
- Prevention of inflammation of the glans and foreskin.
- Prevention of phimosis (the inability to retract the foreskin) and paraphimosis (the inability to return the foreskin to its original location)
Circumcision also makes it easier to keep the end of the penis clean.
In a survey, when asked about his views on circumcision, a father of 5 sons answered “All of mine are. Gotta think long term with hygiene. If you wait until the kid is 2 then they are in terrible pain. As newborns, it’s much easier on them!” Another mom had this to say: “My daughter is a CNA and many of the older men continuously keep getting infections because they can no longer properly clean themselves.
By the time we catch it, it’s already too late and infection has set in which is very painful for them. Some parents feel like it’s easier for a son’s penis to look more like his father’s, whether he’s circumcised or not. Others lean toward circumcision so their son’s penis will eventually match the others in the school locker room. Consider this, though: If the current circumcision trend continues, at least a few other boys in his class will be also be unsnipped.
It can be tempting to put off making the circumcision decision until later. Some parents argue that circumcision isn’t their call to make. Still, the risk for complications is much greater for older boys than for infants, so it’s better to do it when your child is a baby. In some cases, though, the choice not to circumcise (or at least to wait) is a medical one. If you have a family history of bleeding disorders, consult your pediatrician before getting your son circumcised.
The bottom line is, if you want a circumcision done or not done, unless there is a medical reason, that is always the parents’ choice.