Male foreskin has always been a hotly contended issue among the sexually active. Some people love the sight of a throbbing uncut cock, while others find them to be garish and unsightly. Then, of course, there are those who don’t have a preference either way. Cosmo recently spoke with two men– one gay and one straight — about their thoughts on circumcised and un-circumcised penises, and what they had to say was interesting.
Man #1 is a 22-year-old gay man. Man #2 is a 31-year-old heterosexual. Both gentlemen are circumcised. When asked if they wished they weren’t, they had completely different responses.
“I have never thought too much about the possibility,” Man #1 said. “I feel like most guys are circumcised so I guess I just feel like I was ‘normal.'”
Indeed, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of American males (55 percent) are circumcised, though that number has been declining over the past 30 years.
“I wish I wasn’t,” Man #2 lamented. “Mostly because I’ve learned that uncircumcised men experience more pleasure. It took me until my mid-20s to learn about this, and I felt cheated out of a natural and beautiful part of my body by a decision that was never given to me.”
He continues: “I think it looks better to be circumcised, [but] sex is less pleasurable, for both men and women, and the organ itself is more sensitive than it ought to be. I remember reading somewhere that there are about 12 square inches of skin removed in circumcision. Also, there is probably buried body trauma of the event itself that still affects me in sex although I don’t consciously remember it.”
The Cooperative Institutional Research Program confirms that body trauma, including disruptions to the parental-infant bonding process and grief over the loss of a body part, can result from circumcision. The program also claims that, contrary to what previous reports have said, infants do, indeed, experience pain from the procedure.
Of course, many would argue that time heals all wounds. Especially those inflicted when a person is less than 10 days old.
When asked if they had a preference over whether their partner had a cut or uncut penis, Man #2 remained quiet on the issue. Meanwhile, Man #1 said he didn’t care either way. “It really is a nonissue for me,” he replied. “I’m not going to complain too much about size or shape as long as things work in a way that pleases us both.”
He also said that, in his experience, whether a man is cut or uncut did not affect his overall sexual performance or the taste of his dong during oral sex.
“I also never noticed a distinct difference with this,” he explained. “If there is a strong taste for anything, I’m hoping it would just be soap.”
The most distinct difference between a circumcised penis and an uncircumcised one, he continued, was when it comes to hand jobs.
“Giving a hand job to a man with an uncircumcised penis is different, but definitely not a negative experience,” he said. “As a circumcised man, there is just a different ‘look’ to what is happening.”
What do you think? Do you prefer your man to be cut or uncut, and why? Sound off in the comments section below.