Uncutting
It's 12:37AM and I'm reading about circumcision myths and have this look of utter disgust on my face for reasons mostly in the second or third of the five links on the post

Sadly, I’ve encountered more than a few people who believe those particular myths. The ones in part 3 are really damn frustrating.

For anyone who didn’t see the original post, check out Psychology Today’s six-part series “Myths About Circumcision You Likely Believe”. It’s one of the best articles I’ve read in regards to debunking the common reasons that circumcision is practiced. If you’re not familiar with the circumcision debate or don’t know why it’s controversial, please give this a read. And even if you are well-informed, it’s worth a look anyway, as it’s a great source of information if you’re trying to talk to somebody about the topic.

Question from a follower:

"Being uncircumcised, when I have sex, I don’t normally pull back my foreskin because that makes it so sensitive it can hurt. But I have been with woman who try to pull it back, like that’s the right thing. I’m curious how many uncircumcised men pull it back versus leaves up it when having sex."

Anyone?

I hate to say this because I don't want any cut people to feel bad but intact penises are so fucking pretty (most of the time) like they SHINE BEAUTIFUL PINK

I know right! I’d love for my glans to have that color/texture.

Anonymous submitted:

Had sex with an uncircumcised man for the first time last weekend and it was incredible! All the stereotypes are correct, at least in my experience: felt more natural, he lasted longer, and he was much more sensitive around the frenulum - he seemed to be able to enjoy a blowjob even more than cut guys. So yea, it was awesome.

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That’s great! I’m glad you both enjoyed it. Having a frenulum and a glans that hasn’t been desensitized really does make a huge difference in oral sex!

Can you do a post of how to clean an intact infant?

Sure thing. I do have a general post about penile hygiene here, but it’s pretty old and could probably benefit from a rewrite/update, so I’ll try to work on that soon.

Anonymous submitted:

The man I love and have loved for the past few years is uncut. This never shocked me due to the fact that I learned at a young age that circumcision is a thing that happens to men—which I have always found weird. Though, do not misunderstand me, both uncut and cut penises are beautiful. Speaking as a woman, the genitalia of the person whom we love is the best <3. So do not be afraid to show off dat dick! Uncut or cut, it doesn’t matter; it’s you!

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Thanks for this! Many of us, both circumcised and not, appreciate the encouragement :)

"So I was wondering, are there any particular type of condoms that work better for uncircumcised men? My main man just can’t wear them. They physically hurt him."

It’s not a problem I’ve run into, so does anyone have any advice?

Is there a general consensus on people preferring cut or uncut? I can't ask any of the people I know because it's pretty embarrassing to me.

It’s really hard to give a general consensus, as opinions are so mixed, and there are a lot of people in each of these “groups.” There are people who won’t even touch an intact penis, those who will accept it very begrudgingly, those who don’t mind one way or the other, or have a very weak preference, those who think circumcision is senseless but aren’t so passionate about it, the hardcore intactivists… there’s really no general statement on what people prefer.

That said, I can say that less and less people people these days are repulsed by foreskin as compared to previous times, and the amount of people who recognize that foreskin is okay will only grow. It also varies geographically: the West coast generally is the most pro-foreskin, while the Northeast and Midwest are the least accepting. There’s a pretty interesting map of circumcision rates by state here.

I can remember being younger and (as a gay guy) I was watching gay porn (with shame, because I had some pretty serious self-loathing stemming from my school life, new hormones and religious parents, but that's another story!) and seeing uncircumcised penises and being confused as all hell because I'd never seen anything but cut dicks so I was completely confused and couldn't ask anyone about it. It wasn't until a year or so later that I finally learned of circumcision.

It’s a shame that so many young people live without even KNOWING they’ve been altered in such a huge way. It’s bad enough that this is done when we’re not even old enough to remember it happening, and the fact that many of us aren’t even told, and have to discover it ourselves, just makes that even more messed up.

I was 10 when I learned about circumcision. I had stumbled onto some info about it on a message board I frequented as a kid. Prior to that, I had just assumed my penis was as it should be, and that everyone else’s was too. It’s a rude awakening!

Hey there! Thanks for everything you do! I'm new to the whole restoration concept, but it really seem interesting. I fantasize about where I could be this time next year (cl 1-2 right now). In sure you've covered this before, but what device do you recommend for beginners? I read that once you start, the glans becomes so sensitive that being left uncovered is almost too much.

You’re welcome!

I don’t necessarily recommend any particular device for beginners; rather, it tends to be a matter of what devices you *can* use. At CI-1 or 2, you might not have enough slack skin to use most devices. Some methods that are good for this stage are T-Taping, cross taping, and manual tugging. I like manual tugging, personally.

If you haven’t seen it already, here’s a useful comparison of most (but not all) methods there are: http://www.x-mail.net/restore/compare.htm

As for the glans getting too sensitive to be left uncovered, that won’t occur until you have coverage at least semi-regularly. At that point, you should be retaining most of the time you’re not actively restoring anyway.