Does Circumcision Cause Sexual Problems?

Does Circumcision Cause Sexual Problems?

There’s a lot of debate about circumcision lately.

And one of the big questions under discussion is, “does circumcision cause sexual problems?”

Some people will tell you no, it’s fine.

But the truth is that circumcision does affect the man’s sex life.

In fact, circumcision can cause sexual problems.

If you wonder what causes impotency, circumcision is right near the top of the list.

If you think about it, the foreskin was put there for a reason.

There are no truly useless bits to our bodies, even if we don’t understand their function.

People treat the foreskin as just an extra bit of skin on the head of the penis.

But in reality, the foreskin plays a role in not just sexual pleasure, but in function.

And the evidence is conclusive.

The foreskin contains the highest concentration of nerve cells in a man’s body.

And when parents circumcise their child, they have doctors destroy these cells.

These cells protect the glans of the penis from friction and dryness.

The foreskin keeps the base of the penis head wet with prostatic, vesicular and urethral secretions.

You need that moisture to protect the head since it’s covered with something called mucosa instead of ordinary skin.

Mucosa is made up of endothelial cells, the same cells that line the internal chambers of the penis.  

And so it needs a moist environment to remain healthy.

So circumcision removes that protection from day 1 (or day 8, depending on tradition). 

This means that circumcision is not only unnecessary but is even damaging to a man’s sexual pleasure and performance.

One of the foreskin’s purposes is to make penetration smoother. 

The penis enters the vagina without friction as the foreskin unfolds.

But circumcision makes it TEN TIMES harder to penetrate.

According to reports, 43.1 percent of circumcised men experience difficult penetration.

But the foreskin’s job isn’t over at penetration.

After penetration, an intact foreskin provides a gliding action that reduces friction for both partners.

Since up to 80 percent of American males are circumcised, you can bet circumcision has impacted the American sex life.

But 90% of men in Latin America, Europe, and Asia are not circumcised and they suffer no negative consequences.

What’s more striking is that Americans make up just 4.5% of the world population — but 47% of all Viagra use is by American men.

Anybody see the correlation between circumcision and sexual dysfunction yet?

Now, lucky for circumcised American men, they don’t know what they’re missing.

But I’ll tell you anyway.

A 2011 study of how circumcision affected Danish people found that: 

Circumcision was associated with frequent orgasm difficulties in Danish men, notably orgasm difficulties, dyspareunia and a sense of incomplete sexual needs fulfillment!

A Belgian study from 2013 measured comparative penile sensation between circumcised and uncircumcised men.

The study concluded that circumcised men experienced decreased sexual pleasure.

They also had lower orgasm intensity as compared with uncircumcised men.

Circumcised men reported more pain, discomfort, numbness, and “unusual sensations.”

Worse yet, circumcision is a cause of impotence!

The nerves in the foreskin apparently provide an impulse to aid erection.

We’ve known for years about the association between circumcision and impotence — but we still do it.

But the problems don’t end with physical, sexual experience.

Circumcised men are also more likely to engage in risky behaviors.

They’re more likely to skip condoms and other protections.

In fact, the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (2000) reported on this issue.

They also found that circumcised males tend to have a “more elaborate” set of sexual practices.

Risky and elaborate sexual practices typically lead to health and psychological issues.

But the risk is lowered simply by skipping the snipping.

This is why parents need to do their research to inform themselves before choosing to circumcise.

It is an irreversible decision that will affect your son for life.

The so-called benefits do not outweigh the risks of circumcision to a guy’s sexual well-being.

And many of the so-called benefits are myths anyway.

In the United States, it is the norm for men to be circumcised. 

Luckily, attitudes are changing — but slowly. 

Circumcision rates have dropped slowly by steadily since the 1950s. 

Let’s hope that the downward trend continues.



Matt Cook is editor-in-chief of Daily Medical Discoveries. Matt has been a full time health researcher for 26 years. ABC News interviewed Matt on sexual health issues not long ago. Matt is widely quoted on over 1,000,000 websites. He has over 300,000 daily newsletter readers. Daily Medical Discoveries finds hidden, buried or ignored medical studies through the lens of 100 years of proven science. Matt heads up the editorial team of scientists and health researchers. Each discovery is based upon primary studies from peer reviewed science sources following the Daily Medical Discoveries 7 Step Process to ensure accuracy.
Does Circumcision Cause Erectile Dysfunction? 

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The topic of circumcision is a subject that has been vehemently debated for a long time, but now medical studies have been able to shed new light on this subject with much clarity. In several cultures, circumcision of males are carried out at a very young age, even kind of like a part of their culture but in many ways the pain and debauchery that goes with this practice has never been paid much attention. Recent studies have also been able to present evidence on how circumcision may actually lead to sexual problems in the long run. The rituals of some religions require circumcision, but not much is talked about the reason why it is done in the first place. According to some circumcision has been believed to lower the risk of sexually transmitted diseases or even penile cancer but valid justifications for the same is usually missing. Unknown to many the penile foreskin is the most sensitive part of the penis and aids in satisfactory sex. The removal of the penile foreskin might not be injurious but sometimes the use of the circumcision clamp can cause traumatic injuries to the penile shaft and can result in causing damage to the urinary stricture which can cause difficulty in passing urine in the future.The foreskin of the penis helps to protect the glans of the penis from dryness and even friction. The glans penis is usually covered with mucous, not skin and helps in maintaining the sensitivity of the glans. Thus the removal of the foreskin can lead to the loss of sensitivity to the penile glans, which might lead to health issues in the long term. It has also been found that the nerves of the foreskin provide an impulse to aid in erection, thus impotence is a possibility where circumcision has been done. Some studies have found that circumcision led to painful erections for some men and diminished sexual pleasure, even leading to penile curvature in some adults. It has also been found that the penile foreskin protects the penis head from direct stimulation by the vagina during coitus. Thus the penile foreskin helps to avoid premature ejaculation. Some studies have also found that many men lose sexual pleasure after circumcision. Because of the damage to the nerve endings, it can cause loss of any sensation for the penile head leading to sexual problems in the long term.  

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