Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What is lost to circumcision

1. The foreskin

Source: Wikipedia
2. The ridged band and its concentration of Meissners corpuscles (soft touch receptors)

Photo by deviantArt user ~tottus, used with kind permission - illustrates the ridged band
See The Forgotten Foreskin and its Ridged Band, John R. Taylor 2007

3. Inner mucosa

Inner mucosa fully deployed in last panel. Source: foreskin.org

4. Damage to the frenulum

Left side image used with permission of user oTupeiraX Original: otoupeirax.deviantart.com/art/…

5. The mobility of the skin (gliding function)

Photo by deviantArt user ~oTupeiraX, used with kind permission to illustrate the gliding function

Mechanical function of the foreskin. The foreskin does not remain static behind the glans during sex; it moves, covering and exposing the glans. This fact has been ignored by researchers such as Payne et al. This action is not possible for a circumcised man.
6. Keratinization of the glans

Comparison of the glans in an intact penis (above) and a circumcised penis (below) Photo: http://intactipedia.org/index.php?title=Keratinization
7. Sensitivity

See Sorrells et al, 2007. fine-touch pressure thresholds in the adult penis
8. Interaction ridged band and the ridge of the corona

Through the anatomy of the penis and the mechanical function (gliding skin), the ridge of the corona and the ridged band interact during sex, as the foreskin glides over the glans. As a result, the sensitive area of the glans and the sensitive area of the foreskin touch stimulate each other. This mechanism is destroyed by circumcision.

Additional information

What exactly is circumcision and what is it not. Francisco Garcia.

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