Circumcision is probably the most frequently performed elective surgical procedure in men. Simply put, circumcision can be described as the removal of the penis foreskin, prepuce eyebrows. Circumcision is usually not medically required, but can be done for a variety of reasons (cultural traditions, religious beliefs, personal hygiene).
Does "foreskin free" really affect passion - for men or women? Is it true that a circumcised penis is healthier? Read on to find out about this problem.
What's the difference between a circumcised penis and not?
The only difference between a circumcised penis and not is that the uncircumcised penis still has a foreskin attached to the tip of the head of the penis. Meanwhile, circumcised ones don't. In addition, there are no specific physical characteristics that distinguish the two. What about the way of working or the sensation obtained from both?
Foreskin represents at least one third of the penis skin. Foreskin functions to protect the penis head from abrasion and direct contact with clothing. Foreskin also increases sexual arousal by sliding up and down on the trunk, stimulating the glands by alternately closing and exposing it. This can occur during masturbation or sexual intercourse.
The skin of the foreskin will shrink back when you get an erection, its existence will not have a big influence on your sex drive and your partner, although with this foreskin friction can be minimized, and additional lubrication is not needed - thanks to the presence of smegma the liquid behind the foreskin.
Without the foreskin, the penile scalp, which is usually moist due to the mucous membrane, becomes dry and thickens further in response to continuous protection from contact. The most sensitive part of the penis now is the circumcision scar. These changes can result in decreased sensitivity during sexual intercourse, especially from "touch nerve receptors," which are very responsive to light touches.
However, experts argue that light touch doesn't have to be the only type of stimulation you need and can enjoy during sex. "As long as your sexual relationship doesn't tend to use light touches; touch is deeper, and different parts of the body become sensitive in different ways, "said Debby Herbenick, Ph.D, professor of sex, reported by Men’s Health.
On the other hand, thanks to the insensitivity of the penile scalp thickening after circumcision, you may be able to delay your orgasm. In a study from Turkey, reported from Men's Health, adult men who were circumcised as adults were asked to measure the length of time reaching climax, before and after circumcision. They reported an additional stretching time of up to 20 seconds after being circumcised.
On the head of the penis, there is a fluid-producing gland, called smegma, which allows the foreskin to move open and cover the top of the penis head easily.
When the penis head is not routinely cleaned, this fluid builds up with dead skin cells, bacteria, germs, sometimes sand and dirt so it produces unpleasant odors and can irritate the skin, cause inflammation or even good infection in the foreskin or gland. But, smegma is generally harmless and can be easily overcome by good personal hygiene. In general, there is no need to contact a doctor.
The absence of foreskin will save time when cleaning the body, although not significantly. However, some women may feel more 'clean' during sex with circumcised men. This can improve a woman's sexual function, just because she feels she has a lower chance of getting an infection, "said gynecologist Alyssa Dweck, M.DD, reported from Shape.
When a man is not circumcised, water vapor can be trapped between the penis and foreskin, creating an ideal environment for bacteria to breed.
Non-circumcised men are also more likely to transmit every infection they have, including yeast infections, urinary tract infections (UTI), and venereal diseases (especially HPV and HIV), such as genital herpes, genital ulcers , chancroid, and syphilis. The uncircumcised penis even places your female partner at an increased risk of venereal disease, with the incidence of genital herpes, Trichomonas vaginalis, bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted HPV (which causes cervical cancer), and possibly five times more chlamydia than women who have a partner circumcised sex.
It is also important to note that having foreskin is the number one risk factor for HIV infection in heterosexual men. Circumcised men have a 2-8-fold higher risk of HIV than circumcised men.
Another possible explanation is that the skin of the foreskin is vulnerable to being torn during sex, which will give viruses and bacteria an easy pathway to enter your body.
Some other problems associated with foreskin in uncircumcised people include:
- The foreskin cannot be pulled behind the head of the penis because it is too tight
- Foreskin, after being pulled back, becomes "stuck" trapped behind the head of the penis; this is a medical emergency because it can cause permanent damage to the penis. You should visit a doctor immediately.
- A rare condition in which scar tissue forms at the tip of the penis, tightens the foreskin around the head of the penis; this will make it difficult for the foreskin to be pulled back.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that medically male circumcision can help reduce the risk of contracting HIV and some other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other health problems in men during vaginal sex . The procedure has not been proven to reduce the risk of infection through oral or anal sex, or to reduce the risk of HIV transmission to female partners.
Circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection by 50 percent to 60 percent, the CDC guidelines note. This procedure also reduces 30 percent of the risk of contracting herpes and human papilloma virus (HPV), two pathogens believed to cause penile cancer (infant circumcision provides protection from penile cancer, which only occurs in the foreskin.) Early circumcision also reduces the risk of urinary tract infections in infants, in accordance with CDC guidelines, adapted from WebMD.
Circumcised or not, still use condoms
The outline is that there are not so many big differences for both types of penis in terms of beds and personal hygiene - including the performance of the penis itself, because penis problems, such as impotence, premature ejaculation or irritation can occur with or without circumcision. Both types of penis work equally well, and feel sensations as well. So far, the difference in sensation between a circumcised penis and not just an anecdotal story, and can be different for everyone.
However, whatever the problem, it is important to understand that circumcision is not included as an overall protection from infectious and infectious venereal diseases, or as a substitute for condoms. Using a condom is still the best way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases if you are sexually active.
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