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Cut or Uncut

2 April, 2007

A joint report released on 28th March by WHO/UNAIDS hails circumcision as the new method to fight AIDS. Studies in South Africa, Uganda and Kenya have shown that men who are circumcised are 60% less likely to contract the HIV virus than men who have not had the snip. WHO/UNAIDS are issuing men with a severe warning however, that being circumcised is not a substitute for a condom, and that they must refrain from having sex for at least 6 weeks until they’ve healed.

Some hospitals have held “Circumcision Sundays” where they have held sessions where men can go to have the procedure.From a western point of view, the benefits of being circumcised are the same regardless of which country you live in and the NHS in the
UK should be providing this procedure for free. These days a grown man can only be circumcised if there is a medical need. I think the stakes have just been raised.

The procedure itself can be very painful for an adult male and not something that you’d want to do unless you had to. Apart from painkillers some men are prescribed drugs to prevent them from maintaining an erection while the wound heals, kind of anti-viagra drugs. The last thing a patient wants is for the wound to split open due arousal.

A few years ago a Swedish friend of mine had the operation, he’d had problems for years with his foreskin being too tight, he’d often experience splitting and consequently many nasty infections and finally he went to see his GP. The GP recommended circumcision and he was duly booked in as a day patient to have it done. He was in and out again in a few hours and once the wound had healed, took every opportunity to pull his dick out and show all and sundry how it looked. Although his penis looked fine before, it certainly looked more aesthetically pleasing after the operation.

After he’d had the procedure, I went through a period of wondering whether I should have it done myself. I much prefer men who have been circumcised; I prefer the look of a cut penis, I never got any further than just thinking about it, the pain and 6 week healing period after really put me off, but in light of this recent report, I’m beginning to wonder whether it might be prudent on health grounds. I’m not prone to bouts of unsafe sex and I’m very careful in the bedroom. This doesn’t remove the nagging doubt that you’re left with after each sexual encounter no matter how safe you’ve been.

I think I’ll take a trip down to my local health centre and have a chat. Better safe than sorry!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Clive Govier permalink
    9 February, 2008 5:02 AM

    Dear Sir,

    I would like permission to use the illustration in a non commercial context – of the circumcised ‘doll’ on this webpage.

    With thanks in anticipation,

    Clive Govier
    Sydney Aus.

    Mike Says:- Clive, I can’t remember where I got the image from, so help yourself.

  2. Mike Deakin permalink
    3 April, 2007 5:49 AM

    It would be interesting to draw up a direct comparison, for example, what % of uncut men in the Africa trials contracted HIV compared to % of uncut US men?

  3. 3 April, 2007 4:14 AM

    I saw a study released in Sweden that said only 1 in 10,000 males benefits medically from a circumcsion.

    450,000 US men who were CUT AT BIRTH have DIED OF AIDS. AIDS became 3 times more common in the US while most adults were cut than it is in Europe where cutting is rare.

    The cut men in the Africa trials got AIDS 6 times more often than the infection rate in the US.

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