Comment of the Month: Do NOT Try This at Home!

We’ve gotten some outrageous letters over the years: one from the guy asking us if he could get STDs from the corpses he was having sex with at the morgue; another from a couple inquiring how they could get their German Shepard to have consensual sex with the woman while the man watched. We try […]

Sexual Health
German Court Rules Circumcision a “Bodily Harm”

This week a court in Germany ruled that circumcising boys for religious reasons is “bodily harm.” The ruling came as a result of a court case about medical complications following the circumcision of a four-year-old boy. The doctor was acquitted, but apparently the court felt like stirring up a shit-storm anyway.  The ruling isn’t binding […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Joe, What’s Up with Adult Circumcision?

photo via Flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality here on To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the deal with adult circumcision? Is it crazy painful? What’s the recovery like? Can a guy expect sensitivity to be reduced? […]

The First Cut Is the Deepest: The Circumcision Debate

photo via Flickr Thanks to San Francisco’s proposed circumcision ban on the ballot this coming November, there’s been a lot of turtleneck debate of late. Many have been crying antisemitism, which seems a bit ludicrous if you think of male bodily integrity as a human rights issue (i.e. no one would call fighting against female […]

Naked News: San Francisco Puts Circumcision Ban on the Ballot

photo via Flickr Circumcision ban to appear on November ballot in San Francisco. New Utah law bans “lewd acts” like fondling your own breasts. Further East, things are a little more sane: A sex ed contraception requirement passes the Illinois Senate. Gawker unveils American Apparel founder’s penis. Read the rest of this post on SUNfiltered

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

photo by Leandro Martinez 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 […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Joe, What Do You Think About Circumcision?

photo by Evil Erin Please welcome Dr. Joe to our site! Once a month, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, will be answering your questions on male sexual health. To ask him your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, To circumcise or not to circumcise — what’s your medical take on the matter? — […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: What Do You Think About Circumcision?

photo by The_Artifex Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: What do you think about circumcision? Gay Engaged Guy (Joel Derfner, author of Swish): I know one person who was circumcised as an adult, so he’s the only guy I can think of who knows what it’s like both […]