A comedienne once said, "Women love circumcised men because like a good sale, circumcised men are ten percent off." I have to say this statement isn’t completely true.
For those of you who haven’t seen an uncircumcised penis, just think of it as a flesh-colored hoodie covering the penis. The hoodie is also known as the foreskin or prepuce. On an uncircumcised man, this skin retracts when his penis is hard. However, with a flaccid penis, the foreskin can be retracted manually.
One of the incredible things about the foreskin is that it is extremely sensitive for the man, so sometimes 10 percent off isn’t necessarily a good deal. Wink. Wink.
I have slept with two men who had a little extra something. Both men were from Europe where circumcision is generally not practiced, but optional for parents when a child is born.
Now, the burning question is this: Is there a difference between uncircumcised versus circumcised while having sex? My experience tells me that it is easier to reach orgasm because there was a little something-something extra. The extra foreskin acts like a ribbed condom and give more friction, hence more stimulation in the vajayjay.
One of my girlfriends shrilled at the idea of having sex with a guy who was uncircumcised. Her complaint was that it wasn’t clean and the woman could get an infection.
But my experience counters her hypothesis, because the uncircumcised man was trained to clean his extra man parts efficiently, and to also wash after sex. The men with the hoodies knew that they needed to keep the area spotless to avoid infection and smell which would send any woman running for the hills.
Now, when it comes to foreplay and performing fellatio, the foreskin is very sensitive and should be treated delicately, but should also be an area of focus. Again, when the penis becomes erect, the hoodie typically peels back.
For those of you with a circumcised partner, a study performed at Michigan State University determined that "the most sensitive part of a circumcised guy’s penis is his circumcision scar."
Darius Paduch, M.D., Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Urology and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, a clinician-scientist at Weill Cornell Medical College, and a urologist and male sexual medicine specialist at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, spoke with Shape.com.
"One way his foreskin can be a tool for your pleasure: When an uncircumcised guy’s foreskin retracts, it may bunch up around the base of his penis, providing a little extra friction against your clitoris. This is going to play a role [in pleasure] for women who have the clitoral pattern of arousal,” Paduch said.
While I have never had an issue with pain during sex with an uncircumcised man, Paduch adds this valuable information. "The uncircumcised penis is much glossier, a more velvety feel,” Paduch said. "So for women who aren’t lubricating well, they may have much less discomfort having sex with a guy who is uncircumcised."
Paduch said that guys who have their foreskin intact require lubricant far less frequently during sex and masturbation, since the skin of their penis is naturally slicker.
So, sex with uncircumcised men equals a thumbs up and nothing to fear just because it may look different from what you might be familiar with.
"Sex Talk Realness: Circumcised Penises vs. Uncircumcised Penises." Cosmopolitan. 23 Oct. 2014. Web. 04 Nov. 2015.
"Is Sex with a Circumcised Man Different?" Shape Magazine. Web. 04 Nov. 2015.
Reviewed November 4, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith