“A cut above the rest?”

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By Roselyn Dube

We have all heard about circumcision, but the question is, “Is it a cut above the rest?”

 Circumcision appears to affect males and females both physically and emotionally. Your worry as a guy might be that you are uncircumcised and your peers all have the so called “cut above the rest”. Should you follow suit and be like them, or follow your heart?

Also as a woman you hear your friends talking about their man with “the cut” and apparently yours does not have it. Should you feel pressured to persuade it into having it and also enjoy the benefits, or you feel satisfied with what you have?

Studies have shown that circumcision changes the bacteria ecosystem of the penis, and notably, the foreskin contains immune cells targeted by HIV infection, which could explain why it lowers the risk of HIV infection. However, some argue that it can reduce sexual pleasure. According to the study, men with uncircumcised penises enjoy more sexual sensitivity.

Many men say that the reason why they get circumcised is mainly because of hygienic purposes, and this is seen where one individual says, “My penis would develop n ‘smell’, to put it one way. Despite morning showers, by the afternoon my penis would start to develop a slight odour, not strong, and not noticeable to others, but noticeable to me. If I missed a shower, say because I was camping, the odour grew stronger, and in cases such as these smegma would start to build up under the foreskin rather quickly”.

During sex, the mucosal surfaces of the glans penis and foreskin move back and forth across the mucosal surfaces of the labia and vagina, providing non-traumatic sexual stimulation of both male and female. This mucous-membrane-to-mucous-membrane contact provides the natural lubrication necessary for sexual relations and prevents both the dryness responsible for painful intercourse and the rubbing and cuts which allow entry of sexually transmitted diseases, both viral and bacterial.

Imagine you are a woman and your man is uncircumcised, do you appreciate dealing with a penis which has a soft and moist glans surface caused by the mucous membrane or you would rather go one which the opposite? Should you diminish that pleasure by having it cut off and thereby destroy your usual pleasurable sex life? It is up to you as a woman to decide what you find attractive and pleasure for you in your man, either the penis with “the cut”, or the ordinary one.

Some men are favoured by the fate of being circumcised as infants, while others are forced by their religious backgrounds. Others argue that God designed men and women with Pro Creation Sex parts and why should you mess the good thing from the Almighty? Jews and Moslems in accordance with the biblical account of Abraham’s covenant with God, practice circumcision as a religious ritual. Even so, the “purpose” of the Jewish ritual has been argued by Jews throughout history. Moslems traditionally circumcised their males at age 13, but recently the boys are circumcised at varying ages from birth to puberty.

Being circumcised is therefore one’s choice, whether you want to have the “cut above the rest” or you just want to remain the ordinary individual. Also as a woman, it is up to you to decide the type of pleasure you want to deal with for the rest of your life. Never force your man to have “the cut” just because your friends also claim their man have it. “Your body. Your choice!”

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