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 practice of removing the foreskin from the human male penis to expose the glans.

Only common in the Jewish faith and in the United States, the vast majority of the developed world having paid attention to the research indicating it's a completely unnecessary and barbaric practice. Neonatal circumcision is illegal in a few countries and never offered on nationalised health care unless there is a problem with the ability of the foreskin to retract and expose the glans.

Reduces sensitivity by causing callousing of the glans tissue and if performed incorrectly can result in almost complete loss of penile sensation and resulting sexual dysfunction.

The vast majority of human males are not circumcised.

Boyle et al. stated that "the genitally intact male has thousands of fine touch receptors and other highly erogenous nerve endings—many of which are lost to circumcision, with an inevitable reduction in sexual sensation experienced by circumcised males." They concluded, "Evidence has also started to accumulate that male circumcision may result in lifelong physical, sexual, and sometimes psychological harm as well."

Sorrells et al., using monofilament touch-test mapping, found that the foreskin contains the most sensitive parts of the penis, noting that these parts are lost to circumcision. They also found that "the glans of the circumcised penis is less sensitive to fine-touch than the glans of the uncircumcised penis."
by Fraserw September 05, 2008
An unnecessary surgery of removing of the foreskin of the male reproductive organ, most typically preformed after a few days after birth. The natural job of the foreskin is to protect the head or tip of the penis from abrasion. IT IS NOT MERELY EXTRA SKIN, IT IS A VITAL COMPONENT TO THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGAN.

This is done for either religious or hygiene purposes. It has been proven both by science and by common sense that not only is this surgery unnecessary, it makes the penis less sensitive over time. This is so, because the glands are not being lubricated and enriched by the foreskin. Instead they are being dried out by the harshness of friction and the air.
GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES, DON'T CIRCUMCISE YOUR BABY!!!
When I was just a few days old, my parents decided allow a doctor to preform a mutilation i mean circumcision on my penis. Due to my parents unawareness on the negative aspects on this unnecessary operation, they both gave the doctor implied consent to cut away a part of my manhood. The doctor told my parents it would make it easier for me to stay clean down there.

The doctor turned out to be right, but only with the expense of experiencing sexual pleasure to its fullest quality. FUCK YOU DOCTOR ASSHOLE!
by The Truth Dude 3467 November 02, 2009
Ooooooooooowwww! (from the Latin for "oooooooowwww!")
Circumcision? "Uhh...could you talk about something else? Like prison rape? Anything?" -Jim Gaffigan
by aaargh i am not a pirate April 05, 2011
Benefitless excercise, the falcrum of many jokes.
Q: What happened to the short-sighted circumcisionist?

A: He got the sack.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 24, 2004
The act of removing a natural, normal body part, that most Americans think is a birth defect that every man just "happens to have"
That boy has some mysterious growth around the head of his penis, just like every other boy in the world! He should get a circumcision
by William May 07, 2003
the cutting off of the foreskin.
A primitive and barbaric operation.
I have seen studies that say that there is no health benefit at all to it.
But if there is some. I have a proposal. That the breast buds of all baby girls be excised so that they don't develope breast.
Thousands of lives and millions of dollars in medical expenses could be saved because it would wipe out breast cancer.
Also that all female babies be circucised so that it will cut down on there sexual activity which would cut down on teen pregnancies, STDs and HIV.
millions of lives and millions od dollars could be saved.
shall we do that or do we have a double standard.
circumcision is wrong.
by Deep Blue 2012 August 10, 2009
To have sex with others without being unfaithful to your true heart, as the connecting flowing feelings are not of real when to compare with your real heartfelt lover.
Controlling the flowing love through circumcision, the veins disconnect the heart from the sexual tension you may gain for wanting sex with someone else.
by Long Johns January 15, 2012

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