Purpose of the Foreskin Prepuce

Foreskin is Necessary

http://www.noharmm.org/mothering.htm

Wikipedia on the Foreskin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreskin

Functions of the Foreskin

http://www.circumcision.org/foreskin.htm

Functions of the Foreskin:
Purposes of the Prepuce

http://www.drmomma.org/2009/09/functions-of-foreskin-purposes-of.html

20 Functions of the Foreskin

http://www.circumstitions.com/Functions.html

Sexual Function of the Foreskin

http://www.cirp.org/library/sex_function/

Functions of the Foreskin

http://www.nocirc.org/symposia/second/denniston2.html

Strange Uses of the Foreskin by Skin Product Companies

http://knowledgenuts.com/2013/09/23/the-bizarrely-profitable-business-of-baby-foreskins/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-cut-above-the-rest-wrin/

http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/is-oprah-supporting-the-harvest-of-baby-foreskin

Reasons Not to Cirmcumcise

http://www.circumstitions.com/reasonsnotto.html

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Foreskin Restoration

Imagine if society made it acceptable to cut off people’s eyelids.  If you could later pull on the skin above your eye socket until it stretched over your eyeball again, you would because that would be beneficial to protect your eye and keep it lubricated.

Those are also a few good reasons to restore the foreskin to keep the head of the penis or the glans, protected from the loss of sensitivity and lubricated for better sexual performance.

It also protects the woman from vaginal damage and pain allowing the man to thrust in a way in which the foreskin actually strokes and lubricates her clitoris so the man and woman can have mutual orgasms during intercourse.

Here are a few helpful links to get started on the process:

Top Ten Ways Circumcised Penises Harm Women
http://www.sexasnatureintendedit.com/10F/1hook_scrapes.html

From Dr. Christine Northrup, a gynecologist’s perspective:
http://whale.to/a/northrup.html

A woman asks how to convince her husband to restore his foreskin:
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081008112535AA6K2z7

About Foreskin Restoration

Hope for regrowing nerve endings in the foreskin
https://www.reddit.com/r/foreskin_restoration/comments/35wevo/what_happens_to_the_nerves_of_stretched_inner/
A history of Foreskin Restoration
http://www.cirp.org/library/restoration/bigelow1/
http://restoringtally.com/blog/2010/12/women-overwhelmingly-prefer-sex-man-who-has-foreskin

Circumcision Harms Both Partners

http://www.sexasnatureintendedit.com/10F/4circ_chafes.html

http://notjustskin.org/node/7

http://intactamerica.org/dyk_effects_of_circumcision

http://www.noharmm.org/IDcirc.htm

http://www.quranicpath.com/misconceptions/circumcised_discomfort.html

http://www.circumstitions.com/Sexuality.html#women

http://www.circinfo.org/Warren.html

10 Ways Circumcision Harms Women

http://www.sexasnatureintendedit.com/10F/1hook_scrapes.html

Even in Israel More Parents Choose Not to Circumcise their Sons

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/even-in-israel-more-and-more-parents-choose-not-to-circumcise-their-sons-1.436421

After two Israeli Jewish parents did some research, they learned the truth and changed their perspectives on circumcision.

The mother quoted:

In any event, it is worth dwelling on research relating to the connection between circumcision and AIDS. The subject is particularly interesting because a consensus exists among both advocates and opponents that circumcision does reduce the risk of contracting the disease. The key debate, then, is over the question of whether circumcision represents a solution per se to the AIDS epidemic.
Proponents of circumcision claim that it reduces the prospects of contracting the disease and can therefore help reduce its spread. The approach of the opponents is reflected in Galit’s question: “Am I supposed to tell my son that because we circumcised him and reduced the chances that he will get AIDS by half, that he can use a condom only once every two times he has sexual intercourse?” In short, she says, this is a ridiculous argument.
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/even-in-israel-more-and-more-parents-choose-not-to-circumcise-their-sons-1.436421

The father quoted:

“All my life I have treated my circumcised sexual organ as something natural, as though this is how I was born,” Sadeh says. “But when I looked into the subject in connection with my son, I reached a point where I could no longer avoid thinking about myself, about how my body was mutilated. It was a horrific experience which even women who are against circumcision are incapable of understanding. It is hard for a man who underwent circumcision to internalize fully the meaning of the loss. The part of my sexual organ that was cut off contains the highest and most sensitive concentration of nerves on the penis. The foreskin is a third of the skin of the sexual organ and in the adult male reaches an average size of 10×15 centimeters. That is a tremendous amount of pleasure-making skin that is lopped off.
“Today I realize that my parents caused me to have a scar on the sexual organ. It’s hard to be understanding about that. Suddenly my parents’ rationale − that everyone does it − becomes one that I would not be capable of presenting to my son.”
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/even-in-israel-more-and-more-parents-choose-not-to-circumcise-their-sons-1.436421

 

A man who compares his sexual experience before and after circumcision:

Yuri, 26 ‏(not his real name‏), a student at the Technion − Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, was circumcised when he was 16. “I was seven when we came to Israel,” he says. “I was not circumcised in Russia because I am not a Jew − my mother is not a Jew, but my mother’s father is, and that made it possible for us to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return.” It was only when he was 15, Yuri says, and started to have sexual relations and confessed to his first girlfriend, a native-born Israeli, that he was not circumcised, that he started to feel there might be a problem. “I realized that having to tell about it every time anew was going to be a burden, and I didn’t want to have to deal with that,” he says.
Yuri asked his mother to arrange for him to be circumcised, and together they looked for a private doctor. The procedure was carried out under a local anesthetic, but contrary to what Dr. Daniel Shinhar says and to the prevailing opinion, Yuri does not recall the event as traumatic. He went back to having sex with his girlfriend, but then realized that “the feeling in the sexual contact was affected, it was wrecked. There was a great deal less sensitivity and I needed a higher level of stimulation to reach erection. Two years ago, when I entered the Technion, the subject started to bother me. I am a person who often looks back, and unfortunately I cry over spilt milk. I understood unmistakably that I had made a mistake. I was 16 and I was an idiot.”
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/even-in-israel-more-and-more-parents-choose-not-to-circumcise-their-sons-1.436421

Circumcision Harms Women

 

The Pain of Circumcision

Robert Van Howe, M.D., a Michigan pediatrician who has authored numerous studies about circumcision, describes the infant’s response. “Circumcision results in not only severe pain but also an increased risk of choking and difficulty breathing. Medical studies show significant increases in heart rate and level of blood stress hormone. Some infants do not cry because they go into shock from the overwhelming pain of the surgery.” According to clinical definitions and researchers’ reports, circumcision is traumatic. Even when pain medication is used (local injection, the best option tested), it relieves only some of the pain, the effect is inconsistent, and it wanes before the post-operative pain does. General anesthesia is not considered safe for newborn infants.

Effects on the Mother-Infant Relationship

The trauma of circumcision raises questions about effects on mother-infant relationships. Based on more than twenty years of clinical observations using leading-edge techniques, psychiatrist Rima Laibow, M.D., reports,

When a child is subjected to intolerable, overwhelming pain, he conceptualizes mother as both participatory and responsible regardless of mother’s intent. . . . The consequences for impaired bonding are significant. . . . Circumcision is an enormous obstacle to the development of basic trust between mother and child.

Men’s Feelings about Circumcision

In a medical journal survey of 546 self-selected men between the ages of 20 and 60 who reported circumcision harm, the following effects and feelings were noted.

  • anger, rage, sense of loss, shame, sense of having been victimized and mutilated
  • low self-esteem, fear, distrust, and grief
  • relationship difficulties, sexual anxieties, and depression
  • reduced emotional expression, avoidance of intimacy

Statements about circumcision from dissatisfied men include the following:

“I have felt a deep rage for a long time about this.”

“Circumcision has given my life a much diminished and shameful flavor.”

“I feel violated and abused.”

Some of these circumcised men wish they had been given a choice at a later time rather than having it forced on them when they were too young to resist. Six medical societies in Australia and New Zealand and the British Medical Association recognize the long-term psychological risks of circumcision.

This survey does not suggest that all circumcised males have such feelings or how common the feelings are, only that they persist in some circumcised males, and more research is needed. There are various possible reasons why we don’t hear more from circumcised men about how they truly feel.

  • lack of awareness and understanding that circumcision could be associated with their symptoms
  • emotional repression to defend against uncomfortable feelings
  • fear of disclosure because they may be dismissed or ridiculed

Male Abuses Toward Women

It is possible to compare circumcision rates by country to prevalence of male abuses toward women that include violence, repression, isolation, murder, rape, and forced marriage. The ten worst countries for women are Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Nepal, Sudan, Guatemala, Mali, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia. Eight of these countries have a male circumcision rate that exceeds 80%. Two other countries have a rate between 20% and 80%.

In the United States, domestic violence is the single greatest cause of injury to women. Every fifteen seconds a man beats a women. Low self-esteem can contribute to this behavior. Men low in self-esteem are more prone to jealously in their relationships. Jealously is a precipitating factor in violence toward women. Predictably, low male self-esteem, a possible effect of circumcision, correlates with a high risk of domestic violence. It has also been documented that exposure to violence in childhood is linked to later spousal abuse. The child experiences circumcision as violent. Those who have been violated generally have a problem with anger and may direct it at others.

The association between circumcision rates and abuses toward women could be related to the long-term psychological effects of circumcision on men which, in addition to low self-esteem and anger, include disruption in the mother-male child relationship, post-traumatic stress disorder, weakened relationships with women, and low empathy. More research is needed.

The Purpose of the Foreskin for Men

Christopher Cold, M.D., Chairman of Anatomical Pathology at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin, has studied and written about the foreskin. “It has important functions. The foreskin protects the head of the penis throughout life from contamination, friction, drying, and injury. It is an integral, natural part of the penis, not ‘extra.’ On the average adult male it is about twelve square inches [some circumcised men guess less than one square inch], and it consists of a movable, double-layered sleeve. The foreskin enhances sexual pleasure. Detailed study shows that it is made up of unique zones with several kinds of specialized nerves that are important to natural sexual function and experiencing the full range of sexual sensations.”

Detailed study on nerves in the foreskin:
http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/winkelmann/

Loss of the foreskin results in thickening and progressive desensitization of the outer layer of the head of the penis, particularly in older men. Some men circumcised as adults report a significant loss of sensitivity and regret the change. Circumcision may be an unrecognized factor in the high rates of erectile dysfunction in American men, which would involve associated psychological effects. Of course, any sexual and associated psychological effects on men would affect women.

The Purpose of the Foreskin for Women

Women who have only had sex with circumcised men may not know what they are missing. According to surveys in the medical literature, women reported that they were significantly more likely to have vaginal dryness during intercourse with circumcised men than genitally intact men. A medical journal survey of women who had comparative sexual experience included 138 responses. Other things being equal, on a scale of ten, they rated genitally intact men 8.03 and circumcised men 1.81. With circumcised partners, women were less likely to have one or multiple vaginal orgasms, and their circumcised partners were more likely to have a premature ejaculation. Circumcision was also connected with vaginal discomfort. Women were less likely to “really get into it” and more likely to “want to get it over with” if their partner was circumcised.

Medical Journal Data Published
http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/ohara/

The results can be explained. The foreskin, as previously mentioned, is a movable, double-layered sleeve. During intercourse, it glides up and down the penile shaft, reducing friction and retaining vaginal secretions. Without the foreskin, the skin on the penile shaft rubs against the vaginal wall, resulting in friction and increasing the need for artificial lubrication. The circumcised man has less sensitivity and requires deeper and harder thrusting to try to compensate, further increasing the friction.

With circumcised partners, surveyed women were more likely to feel unappreciated, distanced, disinterested, frustrated, and discontented. When their partners were not circumcised, women were more likely to feel intimate with their partners, relaxed, warmth, mutual satisfaction, and “complete as a woman,” and the greater sexual satisfaction benefited the relationship. To be clear, this does not mean that women cannot have a satisfying emotional and sexual relationship with a circumcised man. Other things being equal, it means that such a relationship may be likely to be even more satisfying if the man were not circumcised.

The above information are excerpts taken from the following article:

http://www.circumcision.org/harmswomen.htm

 

Circumcision is a feminist issue

http://www.circinfo.org/Circumcision_and_women.html

Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised Sexual Pleasure Comparison

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a32417/sex-talk-realness-circumcision/

http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/ohara/

http://www.cirp.org/library/sex_function/

http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/sex-and-love/sex-circumcised-man-different