to cut off a males foreskin.
It is usually done in muslim and jewish countries. America is the only non jewish or muslim country where most males are circumcised. It is also the best treatment for phimosis and infections like balanitis.

It also prevents masturbation. This is entirely psychological due to being made to feel unhappy and inferior by anti circumcision activists and most of the other authors on this page, saying that circumcision is mutilation and decreases sexual pleasure. It makes the penis less sensitive which does not mean less pleasure. It increases staying power for better orgasms and is more enjoyable for both man and woman.
if all the anti circumcision activists didn't write all the crap about circumcision on the internet, circumcised men would not masturbate any less than uncircumcised men.
by dr sex May 29, 2006
A procedure done to male infants in which the foreskin is cut off. It is usually done either for religious reasons (done by Jews) or for hygiene reasons. Believe it or not, Circumcision is not cutting off the entire penis, but merely the outer layer of foreskin. Many assholes believe Jews are bad people because they do this but it has no negative effects. Pleasure in intercourse is not increased or decreased, and the ability to produce children is also not affected. What? You thought it meant you couldn't have children. Idiot, how do you think Jewish babies are born? Honestly. The only real effect that circumcision has is better hygiene and less of a chance getting varied penal diseases.
The main reason many people believe circumcision is bad is because of varied anti-Semitic reasons, as well as the fact that many men are sensitive to cutting down there.
"I'm Jewish, so I was circumcised."
"Is circumcision like cutting off a girl's nipples?"
NO, you idiot. If you cut off a girl's nipples she would have no way to nurse her children and many other health problems. The foreskin has no use but nipples do.
by Irefusetotellyoumyname February 13, 2011
It is the removal of the foreskin. Some facts are: Not only are male circumcision rates in USA at 90-95% but other countries have even better numbers: all Polynesian Islands; the Philippines; South Korea; some African tribes; Israel and all Jewish conclaves around the world; all Muslim countries. The latter two are at 99.999%
When the foreskin is removed, the nerves in the shaft that ended in the foreskin grow new endings in the whole shaft. The result is a penile shaft that is more erotic.
Isn't there a lot of pain, when circumcised? Doctors now use creams or a shot to the penile nerve to deaden the nerves. There is no pain and no screaming. My two infant younger brothers slept through it all. Adolescent and adult males usually have a general anesthesia.
Is male circumcision a mutilation? No. Just look up the word in a good dictionary. It is a minor form of cosmetic surgery. It really makes the penis look better.
Are there any good health reasons for circumcision? Yes, there are. A first line of defense against infections such as AIDS/HIV and various sexual diseases. In the infant, a preventive for kidney diseases. Simplified hygiene. Good sex. The glans really remains soft.
A conversation with my roommate at the university.
Some anticirc persons had come to the campus today.

"What do you think of their point of view?"

"I don't think they know what they are talking about. It is really none of their business, being cut or intact."

"With them the foreskin seems to be a new religious symbol. I think that it may be only another fetish."

"You really like your circumcision, don't you."

"As you can see I am grateful to my parents for having it done."

"I'll second that. All the males in my extended family have been circumcised as have all the guys here that I have met in the campus locker rooms or in the showers on our floor."
by IvyLeague19 March 26, 2010
It's the removal of the foreskin. It's not a "sadistic rite," insanity, or a barbaric act. It's a surgical procedure that parents may choose to have their boys undergo for the best interests of the child, or at the recommendation of a doctor.
Circumcision eliminates problems with retracting the foreskin and inflammation of the foreskin. It also may reduce the risk of penile cancer and urinary tract infections. Aside from that, many people don't consider a drooping hunk of skin at the end of a sex organ to be very attractive.

Hygiene is an issue with circumcision. You can see why the hygiene argument might have a basis in circumcision, since the foreskin acts as a storage unit for nasty substances. It doesn't take long for bacteria to multiply and become great in number, and for build-ups to happen. See smegma.

Label on a penis: Not circumcised. Wash before and after sex, masturbation, or public display.

Come on, people. Circumcision's a personal point of view. Be happy with what you have. The only "damage" here is that caused by people that tell circumcised males that they _are_ damaged or "mutilated!"

Mutilation: the destruction of something to where it is not nearly what it was or how it used to perform. Well, if circumcision is sexual mutilation, how come America (with the majority of males circumcised) are happy people -- many with children?
by Shauser5005 December 14, 2004
An entirely legitimate procedure done with a male child, usually at birth, that involves cutting off the excess foreskin of the penis. Those who have not been circumcised are required to pull back the foreskin over the head and clean it, if this is not done early in life (which is entirely possible due to that the United States only accomodates for circumcised men, that they never show pictures of uncircumcised penises when a child is studying Sex Ed so the uncircumcised boy doesn't know what it's supposed to look like) then the ligements in the penis will bond to the foreskin and the skin will have to be medically pulled back by anesthesizing the head and scrotum with an epidermic needle, which is equally painful, if not moreso, then having the foreskin completely cut off at birth.

The foreskin has one rewarding factor in that it increases sexual pleasure, but most uncircumcised men will never be able to experience that due to the bizarre and gross appearance of the penis (seriously, it looks like a saarlac) that will disgust the woman.
“Ah!” Sammie yelped “You think my vagina’s gross! What the hell’s the matter with your penis!?”
Jack looked down at it “I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, society!”
“Society made your penis look like a sarlac?”
“No” he pulled his foreskin over the head “It used to look like this.”
“What happened?”
“I already told you, society!”
“That still doesn’t answer my question!”
“Okay, my parents didn’t have me circumcised when I was born.”
“Why would they ever do such a thing to a young child?”
“I know, right!? Now I have to suffer for life, as opposed to the few short seconds that I would have as a child.”
“So why don’t you just get it taken care of?”
“Because it hurts.”
“So? Isn’t it better than having a penis that looks like it eats Jedi’s?”
“I suppose so, but foreskin actually increases the amount of pleasure” he shrugged his shoulders “I don’t know. I just sure as hell know that our kids are getting it cut off.”
“Damn right they are! I want the best for our children.”
“Me too, they’ll even fit in better. It’s the most important thing you can do for a child.”

*Lil' Jack Horny: Circumcision Discussion*
by Jackyl Hermanubis October 19, 2009
The insane belief that every male is born with defective genitals.
"God/nature/evolution got it wrong, son, time for your circumcision."
by SaneJane88 October 23, 2015
What happens when ignorant parents are jealous of their beautiful child.
Mother: Honey, our son was so handsome that I cut his foreskin off.
Father: Thank god you circumcised him! At least he isn't as good looking as I am.
^^^ Fucking parents don't even know what circumcision does to the poor boy's sex life.
by ProfessionalProgrammer January 17, 2015
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