Adult circumcision: Does it increase sexual pleasure?

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Adult circumcision: Does it increase sexual pleasure?

Question

Is it true that circumcision increases sexual pleasure?

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Answer

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves removing the skin (foreskin) covering the head of the penis. There is much debate about whether circumcision enhances or diminishes sexual pleasure in adult males. Some experts believe that circumcision reduces sensitivity of the tip of the penis and, as a result, decreases sexual pleasure. Others believe it has no effect on sexual sensation or satisfaction.

Last Updated: 09/23/2005
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