Top 6 Benefits of Male Circumcision

What is Male Circumcision?

Male Circumcision is a simple surgical procedure involving the removal of the foreskin or loose sleeve of skin covering the end of the penis so as to permanently expose the glans or glans knob. 

Ideally, this usually result in full exposure of the whole glans and what is named the “coronal groove” behind it. In such instances, there’s no bunching of shaft in the groove, leaving it smooth and unable to accumulate or trap “smegma”.

Smegma is smellycheesy-white substance formed in damp folds of skin on the human body. It accumulates when such areas are not properly cleaned in normal hygiene routine and has been reported to be a possible cause of cancer of the penis in uncircumcised men and of the cervix of their sexual partner.

Globally, about 25% of all adult men are circumcised. This also varies from country to another. Over 85% of Americans are circumcised (because of the great economic emphasis placed on preventive health issues in that country). 

About 20% of British men have been circumcised and higher proportions in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

It is the norm among African settings and a strict religious requirement for Jewish males, who are ritually done eight days after birth, and a custom among Muslims who have it performed at varying ages before puberty.

In fact, the only groups globally that have not embrace the practice of male circumcision regularly are the Mediterranean Europeans, South Americans, and Scandinavians, and non-Muslim Asians.

Why male circumcise?

As I have explained above, some people see circumcision as religious requirements while for others a social indicator making a boy’s progression into manhood.

 In developed countries like USA, it has become an approved medical and social custom for the majority. Moreover, there are strong medical reasons for male circumcision –many of which actually united religious and social performance of the rite.

Here are the benefits of male circumcision:

Circumcision totally prevents phimosis

This is a condition in which the opening at the end of the foreskin is too small and tight to allow it to be freely retracted over the whole glans when both flaccid and erect.

To some men, this opening is so tight that the whole foreskin balloons out painfully when voiding. This is unnatural and if not properly treated, can cause severe bladder and kidney failure.

Circumcision prevents paraphimosis totally

This is a situation in which the foreskin or prepuce can be retracted over the glans, often with some difficulty when flaccid but then becomes trapped in the coronal groove as the glans swells with erection.

The constriction of the foreskin causes the glans to swell up even more and a vicious circle sets in.

A prompt medical attention from experts can return the foreskin to its original state of covering the glans, but if left untreated, a paraphimosis can cause gangrene and loss of the glans.

It is of great important to note that any man who has suffered an incidence of paraphimosis should be circumcised after immediate relief of the symptoms to prevent it from occurring again—as it surely whilst he is enjoying sex!

Male Circumcision prevents balanitis

This is the infection of the foreskin and glans caused by bacteria and fungi which thrive on stale urine, unremoved smegma and the warm, moist environment beneath the foreskin. Irritation can also result from some individual’s reaction to body soaps which comes in contact with this sensitive area.

Sometimes, it can equally set off by certain detergents used to wash underwear which are not properly rinsed in clean water before drying. When this happens, the inflamed area then becomes colonized or invaded by harmful bacteria.

When a foreskin is removed during circumcision, it cannot become infected. The bare glans of a circumcised penis changed slightly and is not susceptible.

Male Circumcision corrects frenulum Breve

This is a condition in which the frenulum (a cord of skin joining the foreskin to back of the glans in the cleft on the underside) is short and tight, thus pulling the lip of the glans over to a point of pain.

It forms a tight web preventing the retracted foreskin form lying along the shaft. If not properly attended to, the short frenulum can rip during sexual intercourse with painful and bloody consequences.

Also, it can inhibit a man’s enjoyment of sex as he strives never to put any strain on the frenulum and hence, limits retraction and suppresses his erections. Most times, some women report that this tight band can rub and cause them pain during coitus.

 During all circumcisions, the frenulum is severed in part and in many it s removed totally.

Circumcision increases “staying power”

Most common complaint form women regarding sex is that their partners “come” too quickly and they themselves are not brought to orgasm.

Men naturally reach their orgasm quicker or earlier than women do unless one takes some time and trouble to learn how to delay orgasm until a partner has had hers, sex becomes a one-sided affair and the other feels cheated.

That is, by slightly reducing sensitivity of the glans, male circumcision assists delay orgasm and thus improves sexual relations.

Moreover, it has been reported by both partners sometimes ago that, because there is no foreskin to get in the way the rim of the glans can be felt by the woman –giving her better friction and stimulation and the man a more sexual teasing during such movements.

It is important to know that almost all the artificial penises on sale are modeled on the circumcised shape, that’s, a larger, fuller and rounded elliptical one of the uncircumcised.

Circumcision improves genital health

Studies have shown that the circumcised men suffer fewer urinary tract infections than uncircumcised men by a factor of 10.

Also, there is clear evidence that male circumcision makes a man slightly less susceptible to getting HIV virus. It is a well-known fact that cervical and penile cancers are reduced by circumcision.

Urologists have confirmed that a much higher percentage of uncircumcised men need the professional care in old age than circumcised men.


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