Adult male circumcision: Does a circumcised penis require less (yes) or more (no) care?

  • A male circumcised penis requires less care.

    A male circumcised penis requires less care. I think uncircumcised penis is at risk of an infection if it is not properly taken care of. That is loose skin that can lead to urinary tract infections and other serious conditions if not taken care of. The circumcised penis does not have the skin to worry about.

  • Yes, it is cleaner.

    Yes, a circumcised penis requires less care, because there are less parts to clean. With an uncircumcised penis, there are more folds and more other parts to clean. There is more moisture that can get trapped in the man's private area, so that makes it harder to clean. A circumcised penis is easier to clean and more sanitary.

  • It means less care.

    A circumcised penis does not require as much care as a non circumcied penis. This is because it is much easier to clean, as you do not have to pull back the foreskin to clean underneath it. This makes it less likely you will ever have any issues with it.

  • Yes, it's easier to keep clean.

    I know of some parents who decided that they would not have their infant son's penis circumcised in the hospital. However, they decided when the boy was older to have it done because it was very hard to keep it clean and teach their son how to do that. So it is easier with circumcision.

  • A circumcised penis requires less care.

    Yes, a circumcised penis does require less care. You don't have to worry about trying to clean under the foreskin, where a lot of grossness and infections can develop. Also a circumcised penis is generally more attractive and appealing to the eye. Being cut is the way to go, for sure.

  • Circumcised dicks require less maintenance

    Circumcision has a lot of derision, largely from anti-religious advocates, but in reality there are many benefits to the procedure. One is left to wonder where this crusade popped out of all of a sudden, but regardless many of their claims do not hold up to reality, and should be dismissed.

  • The intact infant needs no Vaseline!

    Easy care of foreskin!
    I need to point out that the care of the foreskin is as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1) DO NOT RETRACT. Pulling the foreskin back causes tears. Leave the foreskin alone. When the child is old enough, he can pull it back comfortably on his own. 2) Do not use harsh soaps or bubble bath. Mild soap or plain water is good enough. Rinse after each wash. 3) Give your child a regular bath.

  • A natural penis requires less care than a cut one!

    Intact babies and boys need NO extra care - the foreskin is fused to the shaft (like a fingernail - imagine tearing and cutting that away) and anything which might get inside the tip is washed away by sterile urine. No need to peel back the foreskin before it naturally retracts sometime in later childhood/puberty. Teens/adults just need to retract and rinse in the shower - and how many men do not like to touch themselves in the shower?

    The male foreskin contains over 20,000 specialized nerve-endings; in contrast, the female clitoris contains only 8,000! Why would any man not want to have that; why would any parent want to deprive their son of a full and natural sex life?

    In Europe, where baby boys are not routinely mutilated at birth, boys and men are not running around with rampant infections. Men are happy to have 100% of the bodies they were born with, to use and enjoy as God/Nature intended. The foreskin serves many protective and pleasurable (for BOTH partners!) purposes and is MEANT to be there. The rest of the civilized world looks at us Americans, still cutting our boys, with the same horror and disgust with which we look upon cultures who cut their girls.

    "When it comes to holding down perfectly healthy babies and severing flesh from their bodies, how much can you cut away before it becomes morally wrong?”

    But if an adult man elects to have the procedure - all power to him. By then he will be fully aware of what he is giving up. His body, his choice.

  • Of Course Not

    The "cleanliness issue" is a false lead when the foreskin is compared to the inside of the vagina. They are made of the same types of tissue, and require care in the same ways.
    A penis that has had this surgery is missing its mucous membrane, and both the self-cleaning aspect and immunological protection that that covering provides.

  • Say no to circumcision

    A natural, intact penis requires no special care, beyond gentle washing while bathing. Later, when the foreskin can be retracted (something that often does not occur until adolescence), a boy can be taught to pull back his foreskin to wash his penis. Forcible retraction of the foreskin results in pain and injury, and should not be done.

  • No, a circumcised penis doesn't require l more care.

    In my opinion the actual reason behind the origin of the act of a circumcision of the penis foreskin was to reduce the likelihood of infection throughout life. Being that the practice was adopted in arid and alkaline climates it would be apparent that the reduction of the foreskin would be much healthier.

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