Thursday, April 14, 2016

Circumcision Does Not Reduce Penis Sensitivity, study finds

The study, published in The Journal of Urology, gets uncomfortably specific: was the tip of the penis less sensitive in circumcised men as well as whether the foreskin was more sensitive than other parts of the penis. They tested 62 men between ages 18 and 37 on their sensitivity to touch, pain thresholds, warmth detection, and pain induced by heat. (Study participants probably deserve medals)

On all fronts, they found no difference between circumcised and uncircumcised men. Satisfaction, desire, and ability to orgasm were the same. “This study indicates that neonatal circumcision is not associated with changes in penile sensitivity" say study authors. So there we go. Now we know, and without needing to test it out ourselves. God bless science.