Study Finds Male Genital Mutilation Still a Terrible Idea

by Jason Stotts

A new study from Belgium has, again, found that male genital mutilation (circumcision) is still a terrible idea:

Male circumcision decreases penile sensitivity as measured in a large cohort.

Conclusions: This study confirms the importance of the foreskin for penile sensitivity, overall sexual satisfaction, and penile functioning. Furthermore, this study shows that a higher percentage of circumcised men experience discomfort or pain and unusual sensations as compared with the uncircumcised population. Before circumcision without medical indication, adult men, and parents considering circumcision of their sons, should be informed of the importance of the foreskin in male sexuality.

This study follows one from 2011 that found that:

Conclusions: Circumcision was associated with frequent orgasm difficulties in Danish men and with a range of frequent sexual difficulties in women, notably orgasm difficulties, dyspareunia and a sense of incomplete sexual needs fulfilment. Thorough examination of these matters in areas where male circumcision is more common is warranted. (link)

Of course, male genital mutilation was in the news last fall after it was found that Rabbis were fellating freshly mutiliated babies and some of these were getting herpes and dying. The rabbis protested that it was their “freedom of religion” to fellate these young boys they’ve just mutilated.  I think that freedom of religion stops at the point where it involves mutilation of the human body, including both male and female genital mutilation, and sexual abuse of children, including the fellating of freshly mutilated boys by rabbis.

I fully and emphatically support bans on all genital mutilation (with the exception of only medically necessary mutilation and only to the extent to restore proper function) for anyone who is a legal minor, like in Germany. Circumcision without medical necessity is immoral and it should be illegal to mutilate your child, especially when the only end is to placate an imaginary friend in the sky.

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