Circumcision an ancient procedure practiced on newly born since
biblical times by the Hebrews. By all means, stands as the oldest surgical procedure
ever widely employed in the world.
Usually, reasons for circumcision stem from familial, cultural
and religious background, obviously, in the absence of penial or prepuce complaints.
Thin tissue called the foreskin covers the penis glan. Spawning
from the third week when a skin fold develops from the glan itself, shaping
the male sex anatomically.
The prepuce mucosa has glands that moisten the glan given it
protection against dryness and traumatisms. A protective role within its functions
against infections when the baby is in diapers yet.
Given that, there can be more technically defined as partial
or whole extirpation of the glan prepuce. The surgical procedure lasts around
thirty minutes. As for adults, there can be conducted at day clinic to get back
to usual life activities by employing anti-inflammatory. For those younger than
ten surgeries conduct general anesthesia.
Post surgical care calls for double check. As seeking immediately
medical assistance if any symptom occurs, namely as follows- the penis head
turn bluish or black, urine released in droplets, fever and circumcision bears
Further, whether incision line presents more than few blood
drops or clamp-ring remains on over fourteen days- the only post-surgical procedure
known protecting the glan past initial seventh to fourteenth day, yet other
worries or concerns.
Otherwise, complications may occur however rarely such as nauseas,
infections, hemorrhage, ulcers, urine retention, and phimosis.
Later, there may have complaint of pain or alterations in sensitivity,
though, in most cases, these are psychogenic disturbances of genital somesthesis.
As for sexuality, nothing seems to affect a circumcised
man. And why would you want to lose all those nerve bundles which provide fine
touch to fingertips. Therein, extirpation does not interfere in his sexual pleasure
and touch-ridden sensitivity when sex time urges.
Hereof a man many other body parts exist that should and deserve
Whether circumcised or not, sex-linked pleasure is the
same, by no means let nobody prove you otherwise.
Adriana Sommer da Costa
Psychologist and Sexologist