When it comes to circumcised vs uncircumcised penis, several thoughts might come to your mind. Some might do it for cultural, social or religious beliefs while other might do it for being concern about personal hygiene. For some it is just very easy and simple to decide as ongoing cultural or religious beliefs while for some it is hard to decide whether to circumscribe or not. So, if you are planning to have a circumcision, talk to your doctor to help you make the right choice for you. In this article we’ll try to briefs on Circumcised vs Uncircumcised Penis.
What are the benefits of Circumcision?
There are several benefits of circumcision some of which are listed below:
Circumcision reduces the risk of infection. Individual with uncircumcised penis have several penile issues like inflammation, irritation and infection (both fungal and bacterial). It is easier to clean a circumcised penis than uncircumcised one. Bacteria or yeast can breed easily if you don’t take care of your penis every day especially in an uncircumcised penis.
Reduce the risk of inflammatory genital skin diseases. Circumcision reduced the risk of several inflammatory genital diseases, especially those common around glans penis. Individuals with circumcised penis have less chances of having pearly penile papules than uncircumcised ones.
Reduce the risk of having penile cancer. Although penile cancer is itself rare in men, circumcised men have low risk of getting penile cancer than uncircumcised men.
Decrease the risk of cervical cancer in partners. When your penis is free of infections and you are free of any sexually transmitted infection, chances of asymptomatic transmission of diseases like herpes, genital warts (that might increase the risk of cervical cancer) to your partner is less.
Decrease chances of sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Several researches have concluded that people with circumcised penis have less chances of sexually transmitted infection. As circumcision changes the penile ecosystem of bacteria, this perhaps may be the reason for reduced infection and the risk of HIV infection.
Decrease risk of urinary tract infections. It is estimated that urinary tract infection are about ten times more common in men with uncircumcised penis. So, circumcision might reduce the risk of UTI.
Although circumcision has several medical advantages, it also carries some risks just like any other surgical procedures. However, the risks are small; beside minor bleeding and local infection other major complications are very rare. It is for sure that the health benefits of circumcision outweigh its risks. For pain during procedure your doctor will either apply topical or injectable anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. For post-surgical pain analgesics may be prescribed.
Being said that there has been great debate whether to perform routine circumcision or not. Some recommends routine circumcision while some experts don’t agree. This might be because of the following reason:
Reduce sensitivity. Many people claim that uncircumcised penis was far more sensitive than a circumcised one resulting in less pleasure during sexual activity. However, people with premature ejaculation may benefit from it. You may drop your experiences below if you have something to say about sexual pleasure and other issues if you have.
Associated with some complications. Although major complications are very rare few complications like excessive bleeding and post-surgical infection may sometime be serious if not managed immediately. But still if adequate medications and antibiotics are prescribed chances are very less.
So, if you decide to have your penis circumcised, think twice and make a wise choice, get doctors and experts opinion. If circumcision will help solve your problem with no potential risk, than go for it.