Since we now have discussions on breast and penis size, one popular topic is still missing in the adult forum. So let's get a mature and organized discussion going on...circumcision.
I'm obviously talking about male circumcision, as female circumcision (don't ask me how that works - women don't have an awful lot down there one could cut off!) is condemed by the United Nations and should thus be illegal in the countries all of our members live in, so there shouldn't be anyone with any experience in that field.
Before we start the discussion, some facts:
What is circumciscion?
Circumcision is quite simply the removal of the foreskin on a male's penis. The foreskin is a layer of normal skin that protects the tip/head of a penis. On a normal flacid penis, the foreskin should cover all or most of the tip/head of the penis to protect it, as the head's skin is very thin and thus very sensitive. As the penis gets erect, the foreskin will either slide back or be pulled back by the owner to reveal the head of the penis and thus get ready for sexual intercourse.
If you're unsure about whether or not your circumcised (and you're not a girl ), check if you can easily (!) pull back the skin at the top of your penis when it's in a non-erect or semi-erect state and if the loose skin on your penis' shaft can cover the entire tip/head of your penis (unless erect). If that is not the case for you, you're most likely circumcised.
Pros and cons
People claim that an uncircumcised penis enhances the feeling both partners get from sexual activities: Keeping the sensitive head of the penis protected by the foreskin and only revealing it for sexual intercourse keeps it sensitive to the touch and thus gives the male a more pleasurable feeling when actual intercourse occurs. In addition, the foreskin acts as an additional lubricant when it slides on and off the head of the penis during sexual intercourse. It reduces friction, as a circumcised (w/o the foreskin) would rub along the walls of the vagina and could cause pain to the girl if there is insufficient lubrication.
People in favor of circumcision mostly cite hygiene reasons as an argument. Dead skin cells from the head of the penis are trapped inside the foreskin and cause a nasty and somewhat smelly white residue to collect between foreskin and the head of the penis. Cutting the foreskin off obviously eliminates the residue and thus reduces the risk of infection.
I've heard and read that circumcision is the rule rather than the exception in America and routinely done shortly after the birth of a male decendent. In Europe, it tends to be the exception rather than the rule.
Aside from that, circumcision can be done for medical reasons and later in life by choice of the male himself rather than his parents.
To test the theory of the different attitudes towards circumcision in the U.S. and elsewhere, there are 8 different poll options. Please choose the correct one!
Note: It's an anonymous poll, so no one will find out about your male member!
And now feel free to discuss the matter in all detail, pro and cons and personal opinion, but keep it at a mature level!