Tuesday, 12 June 2012


The debate over circumcision has been going back and forth for years.

Get back to my earlier post on circumcision, plough through it and remember these posts will always touch someone delicately, however my objective is to be able to share and reach others who care and choose to help others, for we are only here today, tomorrow may not be yours or mine.

Intelligence plus character is the true meaning of education.

Some American medical experts believe that all newborn males should be circumcised. The side in favor cites the decreased rate of urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases among circumcised men, and the other emphasizes the pain and stress inflicted on a baby during circumcision.

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.

Others believe that the benefits of circumcision are not great enough to justify the possible complications of the procedure.

In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision found potential medical benefits of circumcision, but decided that the evidence was not strong enough to recommend routine circumcision. But, more important, back to sex.

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant. By the way, could anyone help me with the other unimportant eight? And once again, whether I believe in reincarnation, leaves me astray.

There are several studies found in urology literature that look at the effect of male circumcision on male sexual satisfaction. These studies found conflicting answers.

Sex is two plus two making five, rather than four. Sex is the X ingredient that you can't define, and it's that X ingredient between two people that make both a man and a woman good in bed. It's all relative. There are no rules.

The effect of male circumcision on the sexual enjoyment of the female partner was also examined in a study in theBritish Journal of Urology . The authors concluded that “women preferred vaginal intercourse with an anatomically complete penis over that with a circumcised penis.”

Interestingly, the authors of the study also wrote and published a book entitledSex As Nature Intended It . They also recruited some of their volunteers for the study from an announcement in an anti circumcision newsletter. We mention this not as circumcised males but as impartial interpreters of the medical literature.

There comes a moment in the day when you have written your pages in the morning, attended to your correspondence in the afternoon, and have nothing further to do. Then comes that hour when you are bored; that's the time for sex.

The twelfth-century physician and rabbi Moses Maimonides advocated male circumcision for its ability to curb a man’s sexual appetite.
Male circumcision was introduced into English-speaking countries in the late 1800s as a method of treating and preventing masturbation.
Male circumcision, the most commonly performed surgery in the United States, removes 33 to 50 percent of the penile skin, as well as nearly all of the penile fine-touch neuroreceptors.

I am, I must confess, suspicious of those who denounce others for having "too much" sex. At what point does a "healthy" amount become "too much"? There are, of course, those who suffer because their desire for sex has become compulsive; in their case the drive (loneliness, guilt) is at fault, not the activity as such. When "morality" is discussed I invariably discover, halfway into the conversation, that what is meant are not the great ethical questions but the rather dreary business of sexual habit, which to my mind is an aesthetic rather than an ethical issue.