The glans penis
Are there advantages with a circumcised penis ?
Generally, one differentiates between the circumcised and the uncircumcised penis. In uncircumcised men, the foreskin completely covers the glans when the penis is not erect. During the erection, the foreskin pulls back, revealing the glans penis.
Cultural aspects of circumcision
Circumcision in our culture is often carried out at a very young age and is mostly due to medical reasons (phimosis) or the parents' concern for hygiene. Other cultures circumcise their boys due to religious or cultural beliefs.
Function of the glans penis
The glans penis is mostly responsible for the sexual sensation. It is often assumed that due to scar tissue, the sensation is lessened for circumcised men. But because only very few adult men are circumcised, there is no direct subjective comparison to draw conclusions from. The circumcised penis however has neither advantages nor disadvantages in regard to intercourse than a non-circumcised organ.