Friday, June 29, 2007

Breakthrough into Consciousness of Forbidden Ideas...

This is no news to those in the NO-CIRC movement, but nice to see
some of it break through into the ordinary media from time to time...
(for example, see http://www.nocirc.org ) Circumcising cultures tend
to deny and deny and deny, based upon sequestration of forbidden ugly
feelings about sexuality. Not only in Saharasian regions, but having
crept outwards over generations... J.D.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070627144210.htm

Does Circumcision Remove The Most Sensitive Parts Of The Penis?

Science Daily - The most common medical procedure in the US is infant
male circumcision. The long-term-health impact of neo-natal
circumcision has received little study while the consequences of
circumcision on sexual function in the adult male have received even
less attention.
A recent study by M. Sorrels and colleagues from the National
Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Center and Michigan
State University mapped the fine-touch pressure thresholds of the
adult male penis in circumcised and uncircumcised men and compared
the two populations. The study is published in the April 2007 issue
of BJU Int.
Adult male volunteers were evaluated with a 19 point Semmes-Weinstein
monofilament touch-test to map fine-touch pressure thresholds of the
penis. Circumcised and uncircumcised men were compared using mixed
models for repeated data, controlling for age, type of underwear
worn, time since test ejaculation, ethnicity, country of birth, and
level of education.
Analysis of results showed the glans of the uncircumcised men had
significantly lower thresholds than that of circumcised men (P =
0.040). There were also significant differences in pressure
thresholds by location on the penis (p < 0.0001). The most sensitive
location on the circumcised penis was the circumcision scar on the
ventral surface. It was remarkable that five locations on the
uncircumcised penis that are routinely removed at circumcision had
lower pressure thresholds that the ventral scar of the circumcised
penis.
This study suggests that the transitional region from the external to
the internal prepuce is the most sensitive region of the
uncircumcised penis and more sensitive than the most sensitive region
of the circumcised penis. It appears that circumcision ablates the
most sensitive parts of the penis.
Note: This story has been adapted from a news release issued by UroToday.


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