Comment of the Week: Don't Judge a Man By His Foreskin

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We’re not taking sides on this debate (yet!), but we did like Dannie’s analogy where she compares penis prejudice to a man refusing to sleep with a woman whose inner labia hang lower than the outer. And the debate rages on…

When erect, an uncircumcised penis looks pretty much the same as a circumcised penis, and the foreskin provides comfort benefits to the woman involved in intercourse as well. Which leaves only the aesthetic of the flaccid penis to be your criterium for whom you will and will not sleep with. Sorry, but that seems a bit shallow to me. And as for my personal preference, I find nothing aesthetically attractive about a penis that has a strip of skin missing at the glans — but even so, that wouldn’t prevent me from judging a person’s potential for sex based solely on that little personal physical preference.

Also, a man has a right to decide what he wants to do with his body — a woman’s/partner’s preferences shouldn’t weigh in on his own personal comfort and satisfaction. I mean, a woman with her labia minora extending past her labia majora shouldn’t have her inner labia trimmed just because a man thinks it looks bad. She’d be losing precious nerves, protective tissue, and risking awful complications. Sound familiar? It should be the informed, consenting adult man’s choice. Period.

Dannie, responding to the post “Dear Dr. Joe, What Do You Think About Circumcision?”

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5 years 2 months ago

I find that it is sexy to be uncut. The head protected from rubbing of boxers, jeans or what not making it not as sensitive when a man is cut. Also the pulling back of the skin, knowing that your what touches it not everything else

just my oppinion

5 years 2 months ago

I definitely don’t think you should judge a man by his foreskin. To circumcise or not to circumcise is typically a choice made by the parents when the boy is an infant, so it’s not really like men have much of a choice in the matter.

5 years 2 months ago

Ditto! Also in Canada, and Jewish – very used to seeing cut. I had one uncut partner early on, and I think I didn’t like him, and so I didn’t really love his uncut penis (the first I’d seen). However, many years later, current partner (European) is uncut and yes. Best. Sex. Ever.

As for who decides – fortunately or not, parents will keep deciding for the most part. No kids yet, but hypothetically, for myself, I’d discuss it with my partner, and probably lean toward his feelings on the matter….

5 years 2 months ago

I also agree…Best Sex Ever with my uncut partner…idk what it is, but we likey…

5 years 2 months ago

I’m a middle-aged man in the US, my grandfather was cut and I was cut as a baby. I was in my mid-20’s before I understood what circumcision was because I had never seen an uncut penis. Now I’m angry at my mother for doing that to me. My sons are complete, thank god.