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
Horrible and usually unnecessary surgical practice in which some of the most sensitive parts of the penis (foreskin and frenulum) are cut off, leaving the now exposed head to desensitize. It's limited potential benifits in most cases don't outweight the losses. The procedure decreases sexual pleasure for the man and woman during intercourse. It was popularized in the 1800's and recommended as a cure for masturbation by so-called medical professionals. It is most commonly performed in US hospitals to helpless infants. It was derived from a similar procedure which Jews and Muslims observe as a religious rite.
Neonatal circumcision is a American money making medical scam that is not endorsed by any medical organization worldwide. The myth of it having medical benifits was a lure to get so many people to do it. Now that most Americans are circumcised, they want their boys to look like them so they have them circumcised for no reason too.
by Damon May 07, 2005
The excision of a perfectly healthy and normal tissue of the penisand sometimes the frenulum,usually at birth. The foreskin protects the glansfrom abrasions and keeps natural secretions (smegma, which acts as a lubricant and antibacterial)protecting the glans. The foreskin glides over the glans during sex or masturbation and stimulates the glans, frenulum, sulcus and the foreskin itself. The Americans adopted the practice from the British because they thought it prevented masturbation, which was thought as the cause for epilepsyand mental insanity.The Greeks deemed circumcision wrong because they believed the exposure of the glans was offensive.
Neonatal Circumcision is illegal in Sweden.
Male genital mutilation.

Millions of years of evolution have decided that every male mammal under the sun was to be born with a foreskin. In nature you won’t find a single mammal species where the males are born without a foreskin. If the foreskin was a useless part of our anatomy, evolution would have gotten rid of it before we became human.

Circumcisions are performed on babied because they can’t complain as no adult in his right mind would subject himself to it.

Circumcision is barbaric and useless. It continues to this day only because it's practiced on innocent babies.
by ilbtna July 10, 2007
A barbaric act of mutilation in which the skin hanging off the end of the penis (Foreskin) is removed for no good reason whatsoever. People can say it looks cleaner and it prevents smegma... well, it looks horrible. If you say that your penis looks better because it's been circumcised, then there was something seriously wrong with your foreskin. The only way I could see it from that point of view is if the foreskin was three inches long or something. The reason people do this is to prevent masturbation. Yeah, smart idea, dumbass. Mutilate me at the age of six before I even know what masturbation is... *Clap clap clap*. I wank off every day. Jackasses.
Husband: Hey, hun... feel like mutilating our son and making him hate us for the rest of his life?
Wife: You mean a circumcision?
Husband: Yep. Let's circumcise him before he has the right to choose, before he knows what masturbation is and before he knows better!
Wife: He isn't even born yet.
Husband: ...

As you can see, they made the decision without the boy. It was the same for me. Don't do the same to your son.
by The unknown guy October 11, 2007
The thing that parent's will neve be forgiven for.
You cant undo the past. circumcision is horrible and the only way to get the pleasure of having one is drugs because you will never naturally experience it.
by Sta aka staples September 27, 2006
This is an operation done to appease the mighty and vengeful god because god hates foreskins more than anything and if you don't have yours forcibly removed without your consent he will send you to hell.

Any man who dies with his foreskin intact will have rains of sulfur fall upon him. He shall drown in a lake of fire while being stabbed by demons' pitchforks and eating shards of glass.

The only thing that god hates more than foreskins is sodomy. Things that he hates less than foreskins include theft, manslaughter, murder, and any of the seven deadly sins.

God: Augh! What's that thing on that guy's dick?
Person: Uh, it's a foreskin.
God: Well what's it doing there!
Person: You... are the one who put it there. Remember? You created man in your own image and that included giving him a foreskin.
God: Yeah, but jesus! I hate those things! Make him get rid of it!
Person: What, like make him get a circumcision?
God: Yeah!
Person: Even though every male is born with a foreskin, and there's no health reason to remove it, and removing it will deprive him of pleasure, and he's not yet old enough to consent to the surgery, and h--
God: Yes!
by the letter d November 20, 2007
Circumcision is a form of barbaric sexual-sadism. removes most or all of the frenum and ridged band, and a fair amount of shaft skin and inner mucosal tissue. the remaining nerve endings of the penis are made even less sensitive through constant rubbing against clothing and keratinization of the now exposed glans and inner mucosal tissue. Lord knows how much agony a baby goes through during the procedure. For anyone who doubts how barbaric and bloody it is, the videos are on the net if you have the stomach for them. You'll never hear such bone-chilling wailing from a baby in your life.
Aside from circumcision, there's another term for the removal of healthy tissue from a newborn baby, and it's called child abuse.
by canadiana November 10, 2006

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