Circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the foreskin from the penis. The procedure is commonly performed for medical, cultural, and religious reasons, and it has been a topic of much debate and discussion for many years. In this blog post, we will explore both the obvious and non-obvious benefits of being circumcised.
- Improved hygiene: The foreskin can trap bacteria, sweat, and other substances, leading to poor hygiene. Circumcision eliminates this problem and makes it easier to maintain cleanliness.
- Reduced risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs): Circumcision has been shown to reduce the risk of contracting STIs such as HIV, herpes, and human papillomavirus (HPV).
- Lower risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs): Circumcised men have a lower risk of UTIs compared to uncircumcised men.
- Decreased risk of penile cancer: The risk of penile cancer is lower in circumcised men compared to uncircumcised men.
- Enhanced sexual pleasure: While circumcision can result in some initial discomfort, it can also increase sexual pleasure for some men and their partners. The increased stimulation provided by circumcision can lead to stronger and more satisfying orgasms.
- Improved psychological well-being: Circumcision can lead to improved self-esteem and body image, particularly for those who are circumcised later in life.
- Enhanced relationship satisfaction: Circumcision can improve intimacy and increase overall relationship satisfaction, as it can lead to improved sexual experiences and better hygiene.
It is important to note that circumcision is a personal choice and there are also potential drawbacks to the procedure. It can lead to pain, bleeding, infection, and scarring, and can also result in decreased sensitivity and sexual function. Before making a decision, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with a healthcare provider and weigh the pros and cons.
In conclusion, circumcision provides plenty of benefits. Ultimately, the decision to undergo circumcision should be based on individual preferences, cultural and religious beliefs, and a careful evaluation of the risks and benefits. Dr. Kia Michel and Dr. Mohamed Bidair have done many of these procedures throughout their careers and can discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks at your initial consultation.