What about all the happily circumcised men?


Yes, many circumcised American male adults today are fine with their circumcision, but that’s due to ignorance: many of them think the foreskin doesn’t have nerves and isn’t good for anything.  They probably don’t even know that the glans is a mucous membrane that is supposed to be protected, not permanently exposed.  That’s because our culture, and the circumcised men themselves, and the parents who chose circumcision for their son, NEED to believe that “foreskin is useless” to justify what has been done to them or their sons.

However, if more men learned the truth–that the foreskin is HIGHLY-INNERVATED–you would see a lot more men resenting the fact that their parents circumcised them. But people are becoming more and more knowledgeable about the foreskin, and more and more men every year, after learning that the foreskin is erogenous and highly-innervated, and that circumcision ablates the most sensitive parts of the penis, ARE expressing there resentment.

There is a growing chance that your son will be one of those men, given the fact that the sexual benefits of the foreskin are becoming more and more known and talked about every year (knowledge that previous generations of circumcised American men didn’t possess) and will likely be mainstream knowledge by the time your son has access to Google.

Far more men in their 30s resent their parents circumcising them than men in their 40s, and far more men in their 20s resent their parents circumcising them than men in their 30s, and far more teenage boys are starting to resent their parents circumcising them than men in their 20s. This is partially due to the influx of information regarding the foreskin described above, partially due to the growing recognition of bodily autonomy as a basic human right (my body, my choice), and partially due to feelings of discrimination based on gender (baby girls are federally protected from having their genitals cut at birth, despite having even more folds of skin and a higher infection risk throughout life; it is wrong that I am not protected as well).

This is all to say that if these streams of thought continue and grow in the public mind (and there is no reason to believe that they will not, as they are all very sensible positions), there is a darn good chance that your son will resent the fact that you excised highly-innervated tissue from penis at birth, that his bodily autonomy was violated, and that you would never dream of doing something like that to his more infection-prone sister but went ahead and did it to him.

Even aside from any true detrimental effect that circumcision has sexuality (which there certainly IS), the thought, “My parents had normal, healthy, highly-innervated tissue excised from my genitals at birth,” has HUGE potential to be VERY psychologically troubling. Again, more and more men every year resent their parents for circumcising them after learning that the foreskin is in fact highly-innervated and that circumcision ablates the most sensitive parts of the penis.

You may not care, but it is unreasonable to assume that he will not. Leave the choice to him.

About notyourstocut

Genital Autonomy For All. Her Body, Her Choice. His Body, His Choice.


  1. Regarding all those happy circumcised men: What on earth could they do if they aren’t have a cut cock? Some years ago I heard that some cut men thought uncut guys did not have a cock head. That is how outrageously ignorant so many people in the United States are. I have a lifelong Jewish friend who totally pissed that he was circumcised, telling me several times over no such decision should be made without consent. Circumcised men have lost roughly 40% of penile sensation. Removal of the foreskin alters the glide and slide during intercourse — vaginal or anal — resulting in tearing vaginal or rectal tissue. During the period of Ancient Greece, young Jewish boys sought foreskin restoration because they felt so conspicuous being circumcised. Keeping mind the athletes at that time sparred in the nude, Jewish lads could see how “different” they were from all the other athletes. Again, I ask: How could a circumcised man NOT be happy with his cut cock? He knows nothing different sexually.


  2. Theo Baldi

    thank you for making this website.


  3. Gilbert

    I am not for infant circumcision. I was circumcised at 34 and there was no loss in sensation or pleasure even after ten years, I know many men like me but I am by no means saying for babies should be circumcised.


    • Jolene Satterwhite

      I find it very strange that you didn’t share the reason for getting circumcised at age 34! Although I am going to presume that there was at least a medical element involved – I can’t fathom anyone choosing this for cosmetic reasons at 34! Clearly I can only speculate, but it’s reasonable to assume that you didn’t relish the idea of anyone taking a knife to your penis; and you must have explored other solutions first! In fact, I’d assert that you most likely avoided treatment as long as possible.
      You also didn’t share any information about your sexual experience(s) before or after the operation. It is quite possible (and I would assert my deduction that it’s likely) that you had limited (and likely somewhat repressed) sexual experiences and habits. Furthermore, you neglected to comment on ANY changes/effects that getting cut had on the act of intercourse for you.

      Basically, to be honest, I don’t find any real relevance to your statement! You just aren’t providing any details that create a meaningful context or even credibility… There are so many potentially crucial mitigating factors and elements involved – it really doesn’t have any definitive meaning/importance that you experienced no loss in sensation or pleasure… Assuming that’s accurate, it is most likely merely an expression of the nature of your sensation processing.

      First of all, the experience of our entire lives really takes place completely in the brain – so I wouldn’t expect any variance in the pleasure of sex and/or an orgasm.
      And, if you didn’t note any loss of sensation; then the only possible conclusion I can draw from that is that the level of and depth to which you are consciously cognizant of the details of your experience of all the nuances of sensation during sex is quite simply COMPLETELY different and can not be meaningfully compared to the level of detail and the manner in which I frame & process physical sensations during sexual experiences.

      To summarize, it is preposterous & absurd to assert that the removal of ~40% of the pleasure sensing nerves in your penis will not result in any loss in sensation unless your experience of that sensation is largely subconsciously filtered/ignored (which is a typical response to a number of scenarios & issues which are fairly common).

      The information and conversations I’ve had with the handful of men I’ve known and spoken to about their adult circumcisions has been quite different from your statement. While only one reported significant negative results, they all described numerous changes (not inherently or necessary negative) including some loss of certain sensations—but no loss of pleasure!


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