Victoria Circumcision Resources (Medical Information)

Supporting Vancouver Island families to make healthy, safe choices based on scientific evidence

Circumision & Sexual Dysfunction

Men’s Health News has published an article discussing recent scientific studies which have linked circumcision with erectile dysfunction and diminished sensitivity.

Researchers surveyed 300 men and found that circumcised fellas had a 4.5 times greater chance of suffering from ED than noncircumcised guys.

One reason: Circumcised penises can experience up to a 75 percent reduction in sensitivity compared to non-snipped members, according to a study published in the British Journal of Urology International.

- From Men’s Health News

To understand this on a deeper level, let’s review the conclusions of that latter study:

The glans of the circumcised penis is less sensitive to fine touch than the glans of the uncircumcised penis. The transitional region from the external to the internal prepuce is the most sensitive region of the uncircumcised penis and more sensitive than the most sensitive region of the circumcised penis. In conclusion, circumcision removes the most sensitive parts of the penis and decreases the fine-touch pressure sensitivity of glans penis.

- From The CIRP Library

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