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."
#circumcision #barbaric #american #religious #unnecessary
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!
#sexual pleasure #cutting #mutilation #god is always right #dryness
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
#penis #religion #circumcised #jim gaffigan #sex #medicine #circumsision
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.
#stds #double standerd #foreskin theft #female circumcision #penis
by Deep Blue 2012 August 10, 2009
The act of surgically removing the foreskin from a man's penis. The surgery is usually done to boys as infants. Reasons range from religious (practiced in the Jewish and Muslim faiths) to personal (many fathers want their sons to be like them; some parents worry about their sons not being like other boys) to health (birth defects or physical problems that could be fixed or relieved with the removal of the foreskin). The act is most common in Jewish and Muslim countries, as well as the United States (though the rate is decreasing). Most boys in Europe, Asia and Central and South America are not circumcised.

Although it has been a controversial subject for many years, most doctors now agree that the surgery is not beneficial except in individual, health-related cases. Most insurance companies no longer cover the surgery. A penis generally functions the same way circumcised or not, so the only real difference is aesthetic.
John was not circumcised because his parents didn't feel there was good reason to do so.

Daniel and Elizabeth's son was circumcised as a part of their Jewish faith.
by david January 22, 2005
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