I’m thinking about penises today. Specifically, I’m thinking about the whole circumcising of penises thing. And I’m wondering if we could talk about it a little bit.
I live in a part of the country where the majority of people still circumcise their sons. And as far as I can tell, people do it, “for health reasons.” We circumcised our son…we did it because my husband was circumcised and because when I asked him if we should do it, he said, “Yeah, I guess, I think it prevents infection or something.”
But lately, I’ve read some articles that talk about how much sensitivity is lost in the circumcised penis. I’ve read about how men who aren’t circumcised actually have sex differently than men who are circumcised.
So I’m wondering if we can talk about this a little bit, because I am sure there are people on this site who are going to be facing this decision sometime in the near future. Is there actually a benefit to circumcising our sons? Or is this just an ancient form of genital mutilation that has miraculously survived into the 21st century?