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To Be (Circumcised) or Not To Be (Circumcised)?

To Be (Circumcised) or Not To Be (Circumcised)?

Is circumcision a good idea or a bad one?

According to Mehmet Oz, MD it's both. Here is his 411 on foreskin.

The Pros
Whether or not a man is circumcised is a highly debated issue, but some studies show that circumcision may cut the rate of sexually transmitted disease by up to half -- both the rate at which men acquire a sexually transmitted disease and the rate at which they transmit one.

The Cons
On the other hand, the penis is fairly packed with nerves, and some of the most sensitive are located in the foreskin. Obviously, men who've been circumcised don't know what they might be missing with a sheath-free sword. But there is some speculation that sexual experiences do feel different for both men and women when a foreskin is present. And some men report decreased sexual pleasure without one.

At any rate, regardless of how much skin you have down below, you might be thinking, "Works for me!"

Medically reviewed in July 2019.

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