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Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised Penis: The Honest Truth About Which is Better

Circumcised vs. uncircumcised penis – the age-old battle. When it comes to the differences, there are many. Find out the pros, cons, and preferences here!

Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised Penis

Believe it or not, the circumcised vs. uncircumcised penis topic still rages between both ladies and fellas. You may be asking yourself if it really matters. While some lovers shrug their shoulders with indifference, others insist that there is a huge difference between cut and uncut men.

Have you ever been surprised by an uncircumcised penis and thought, “What am I supposed to do with that?” Have you ever stared down at a circumcised dick and felt disappointment?

Opinions differ wildly. Battle lines have been drawn, and we’re here to make sense of it all!

Whether you’re a guy with a cut or uncut penis, or a partner who’s keen to learn more, know that this is a subject that’s truly personal to you and your personal views. [Read: 18 fascinating and unknown facts about the penis]

What is circumcision?

Circumcision refers to the medical removal of the foreskin of the penis, which is the skin that covers the head of the penis.

This practice dates back thousands of years and is still a fiercely debated subject, both medically and sexually.

Typically, circumcisions are performed when guys are babies. Parents choose to have the procedure done because of religious or cultural reasons, but it’s also common that they choose to have it done just to keep up with societal norms or for aesthetic reasons. Hygiene has also been known to be a factor, though the notion that uncircumcised penises are less hygienic is hotly debated.

Circumcisions in adults are far fewer, but they do happen. Adult males might choose to be circumcised for the same reasons mentioned above or because of their own medical issues and development.

When it comes to a circumcised vs. uncircumcised penis, the reason behind the procedure is personal. A girl might have her own opinion on her boyfriend’s circumcised or uncircumcised wang, but it’s not her penis. [Read: What do women really think about your penis?]

Which feels better – circumcised or uncircumcised?

When it comes to feeling better during sex for both the man and his partner, there is no significant difference to note.

For a man, being circumcised does take away a plethora of nerve endings, which can reduce sensitivity. However, the difference is so slight that the general consensus is that both circumcised and uncircumcised men can experience the same amount of sexual pleasure.

For a woman, it’s basically the same regardless of which type of penis she’s dealing with. It’s been said that the foreskin on an uncircumcised penis could potentially create a small amount of extra friction, providing extra pleasure. Just as with men, though, the difference is extremely minimal.

There is no real difference between the feel of sex with a circumcised or uncircumcised man, and an uncut guy will enjoy sex just as much as a cut guy.

Both types of penises go in the same place, and everything still works the same. [Read: The average penis – easy answers that’ll make you a know-it-all]

Who lasts longer?

Various interesting studies have shown that circumcised men do last longer than uncircumcised men – by a whopping twenty seconds on average.

We feel pretty strongly that the extra one-third of a minute is definitely no reason to go out and get circumcised if you’re not already. It’s also not a sufficient enough reason to ditch your uncircumcised man for a circumcised one.

It’s speculated that the difference rests with the removed nerve endings that go with the circumcision procedure. Without those nerve endings, a guy is slightly less sensitive.

Maybe it takes him a little longer to cum, but since when is that a bad thing?

Does it affect fertility?

Having a circumcised vs. uncircumcised penis makes no difference in terms of fertility. [Read: Sexy things to love about an uncircumcised penis]

A guy’s foreskin has no direct link to sperm production, so there’s never been any indication that the presence of the foreskin has any hindrance or advantage when it comes to making babies.

The only way that being uncircumcised could negatively affect your fertility is by way of infection. Uncircumcised males DO have a tendency to be more prone to certain infections, such as balanitis, which can play a role in reducing sperm count.

The pros and cons of a circumcised vs. uncircumcised penis

There’s so much to love about both cut and uncut penises, but who really takes the cake? Here are the top pros and cons of having a circumcised vs. an uncircumcised penis.

1. Cleanliness

This has always been one of the most frequently raised issues in the debate of the circumcised vs. uncircumcised penis. [Read: How to manscape – 43 manscaping tips most guys don’t know but girls like]

It’s been said that uncircumcised penises are less hygienic, but penises don’t practice hygiene and have nothing to do with how clean they are.

The true scenario is simply that cut penises are easier to wash than uncut ones since there is no extra skin to pull back. If a guy puts forth the effort to clean his uncut penis frequently and properly, he’s just as clean as a cut guy. It just takes an extra step to do it. Improper washing of the uncircumcised penis can lead to some pretty funky smells, so make sure you’re extra generous with the suds.

2. Blood flow

There are several feet of blood vessels found in the foreskin that are removed during circumcision. Since healthy blood vessels contribute to a healthy blood flow, it makes sense to believe that this particular procedure might have a negative effect. [Read: Penis facts – 18 shocking & weird dick facts you have no idea about]

Studies suggest that removing these blood vessels can have a damaging effect on the natural function of the penis.

Since the size of a man’s erection is directly affected by blood flow, it might cause some fear. If erectile dysfunction is your concern, though, don’t worry too hard. The idea that circumcised men suffer from ED more often than their uncut pals has been debunked more than once.

3. Protection against HIV/AIDS, cancer, UTIs, and more

Circumcision can actually lower the risk of UTIs and bacterial infections, and studies show that circumcised men are between fifty and sixty percent less susceptible to HIV infection when having sex with women.

These same studies suggested that circumcised men also reduced their risk of getting the human papillomavirus, herpes, penile cancer, and syphilis. [Read: Is it safe to have sex with a UTI? The guide you shouldn’t ignore]

This particular benefit of having a circumcised penis is almost exclusively due to lazier hygiene. If an uncircumcised guy really focuses on keeping it clean, he can drastically reduce his risk of being exposed to certain infections.

4. Nerve endings

It’s reported that men who are circumcised have less sexual sensitivity than their all-natural counterparts. While circumcised men certainly wouldn’t know what they were missing out on, it still sounds like a bummer when you’re told you could have been having better sex!

As mentioned, however, any difference felt is likely to be minuscule. [Read: Why men hate using condoms and why you need one]

If you have to have a knife to swing for the circumcised side, it could be argued that their slight lack of sensitivity compared to the uncut means that they last longer and, therefore, have better orgasms.

5. Gliding foreskin and less pain during sex

An uncircumcised penis has a notoriously fantastic gliding motion that’s said to be unmatched by a circumcised penis. Uncut men still have their foreskin, which makes it easier to masturbate.

Some say that this also makes for a more fluid sexual experience since the foreskin provides a natural lubrication and gliding motion during penetration.

One study found that women with cut husbands were twice as likely to experience sexual dissatisfaction as those who participated with uncircumcised husbands. They were also more likely to experience pain during intercourse with cut men. May we suggest lube, ladies?

6. Aesthetically pleasing

While it all comes down to personal preference, we are more exposed to the sight of a circumcised penis in media, pop culture, and porn in the Western world. Therefore, many partners find it more aesthetically pleasing to be with a circumcised man. [Read: Why are men so obsessed with their penis size?]

On the flip side, though, the foreskin does have a tendency to make a flaccid penis appear slightly bulkier.

7. Medical accidents

Circumcision is the worst time to hear a doctor exclaim, “Whoops!” Sadly, it happens! While circumcisions are generally safe, there are definitely some oopsies that have happened along the way.

Issues range from bleeding and infection to either too much or too little foreskin removed. Complications aren’t extremely common, but they do happen, and it’s important to know the risks involved.

There are several hospitals and doctors that blatantly refuse to perform circumcisions and consider the procedure to be a form of genital mutilation.

8. Hand jobs/masturbation

Even though we’ve debated both sides of the sensitivity issue and mentioned that there’s hardly a difference, we can say that hand jobs and masturbation might be easier with an uncut penis. [Read: 34 hand job tips, secrets, & positions to give a handjob that drive him wild]

The fact that the foreskin is still intact allows it to glide over the glans acting as a natural lubricant. The friction is essentially built in, and lube is less likely to be required.

If you have or are working with a circumcised penis, your hand is the thing stimulating the glans rather than the foreskin. Since your hand isn’t known for its lubricating qualities, you might need a little extra liquid help.

9. Condom positioning

There’s another subtle difference in having a circumcised vs. uncircumcised penis – condom usage.

When putting a condom on an uncut penis, you simply need to gently pull the foreskin back before putting it on. If the foreskin is too tight or you’re otherwise unable to pull it back, you should carefully put the condom over the foreskin. [Read: Buying condoms – the newbie’s complete guide to using condoms]

10. Stimulation

The biggest sword in this fight is stimulation. Is an uncircumcised penis more sensitive? Does it make a guy stay harder because of its sensitivity?

Yes, an uncut penis is generally slightly more sensitive and more easily stimulated. However, as we’ve already mentioned, the difference is truly nominal. The lack of nerve endings on a cut penis does reduce the sensitivity to stimulants.

What the ladies think

Most men are eager to know what their lovers think of what they’ve got going on down south. This can be especially nerve-wracking when they don’t know what their ladies’ preferences are for cut or uncut penises.

We’ve asked 6 ladies to weigh in on which is better – circumcised vs. uncircumcised lovers. [Read: The types of penises that women either love or laugh at]

Women who love circumcised men

1. Rebecca, 29. “Circumcised is the way to go, honestly. I hate to say it, but they’re just cleaner and prettier to look at. Plus, giving head is so much better.”

2. Brit, 18. “I love circumcised guys. I would never not sleep with a guy I like if he wasn’t circumcised, but I just feel like it’s so much cleaner looking. Plus, it’s just what I’m used to at this point. It’s what I’ve seen in porn and on TV.” [Read: Do women ever get penis envy? The truth revealed]

3. Amie, 32. “I enjoy both types, for sure. But there’s something nice about a circumcised cock. No surprises, just all out there. I will say that I’ve heard guys lose sensitivity and a bunch of nerves when they get circumcised. How is this not just another plus in the pro column? I’ve had way too many partners who couldn’t last more than a couple of minutes, and they were all cut. I can’t imagine how short sex would be if they still had those extra nerve endings!”

Women who love uncircumcised men

4. Jess, 27. “I’ve been with exactly two cut guys and one uncut one, and I have to say that I preferred the uncut guy. He was very clean, so no cottage cheese happening down there. He was also very well endowed, and I felt, at the time, that his foreskin made him feel even bigger.” [Read: Sexy things to love about an uncircumcised penis]

5. Cassidy, 24. “I love, love, love uncircumcised guys. If I could control it, I would only ever be with uncircumcised guys from here on out. The foreskin glides inside me and always makes me orgasm or, at least, makes it like a zillion times easier too. It’s amazing.”

6. Theresa, 25. “Giving head to a guy who isn’t circumcised is not my favorite, but I love giving hand jobs to uncut guys. The foreskin is amazing. It’s like his own personal lubricant. I never get a hand cramp and I never have to use lube or spit. It aces.”

So, let’s sum it up. Which is better?

The answer is clear – they’re both great in their own ways! At the end of the day, a working penis is all good and dandy. If a man needs to get a circumcision for medical reasons, religious reasons, or reasons of his own choosing, that’s his choice. Some guys might be totally against it, and that’s fine because it’s their view. [Read: How to have good sex with a small penis]

While there may be some pros and cons to each side, a penis that can do the business pain-free is all any guy or girl really wants.

[Read: Sex with an uncircumcised man, myths and all]

The big questions still loom on the horizon – which is the better cock? We’ve made it clear that each has its own advantages, but we’ll let you decide what your own preferences are!

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Vinod Srinivas Serai
Vin Serai
Vin Serai is the founder of LovePanky.com, and has delved deep into the working of love and relationships for almost two decades. Having dipped his feet in almo...