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Old 10-28-2008, 10:46 AM
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I have read this thread with interest because in UK circumcision isn't even considered except for religious reasons or where the foreskin is too tight. None of the males in my family have ever experienced any problems or infection. In fact the only person I know who had any problem was a young boy who was circumcised at age 4 because his foreskin was too tight. He had a horrible infection shortly afterwards and it made him very unwell. I really don't accept the argument in this thread that circumcision is cleaner, I think nature knows best and it isn't necessary to go around chopping bits off our bodies.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:57 PM
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In male circumcision, either infant or adult, nothing is "chopped off". A small bit of skin is clipped and snipped around until it comes off. There is precious little blood or trauma, and it is healed within a couple of weeks at the utmost.Maybe we can get over the drama to the original question.
Does adult circumcision hurt? There would be mostly soreness and some extra care to the penis after the procedure.
The area around the foreskin would be desensitised with some kind of -caine (lidocaine or the equivalent) and there would be no pain during the procedure. There would be no emasculating, ear chopping, ball-popping, voodoo, or any of those kind of things.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:33 PM
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A friend of mine who's 25 is thinking about getting circumcised. I told him he's freak'n nuts for thinking about it.

Does anyone know someone who got a circumcision as an adult? Were they happy with the result? How painful is it?
hi everyone,i have read the posting about adult circumcision. I just wanna share my knowledge about it. Actually, adult circumcision is not hurt, coz i have been circumcised when i was on the 6th grade and it healed for about 5-7 days. in addition to that, an uncircumcised men are most likely having trouble with smegma which can cause bad smell, unsanitary, and medical research proved also that "INTACT" men are vulnerable to cancer, related to reproductive health. i didn't mean to encourage all intact men to be circumcised, it's everyone's (men) rights to choose whatever u wanna be. Cut? or uncut?
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:17 PM
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I had a circumcision a month ago today and it is healing nicley. There was only discomfort not much pain. I had to have the surgery done because the forskin would no longer retract due to phimosis. It was very painful to have sex and I think we can all agree when this happens you figure out pretty quickly what your options are. I know I had to have it done, but in all truthfulness I think I will I have my sons done when they are born. Feel free to ask me any questions if you have them, for me it was the right thing to do.
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I had a circumcision a month ago today and it is healing nicley. There was only discomfort not much pain. I had to have the surgery done because the forskin would no longer retract due to phimosis. It was very painful to have sex and I think we can all agree when this happens you figure out pretty quickly what your options are. I know I had to have it done, but in all truthfulness I think I will I have my sons done when they are born. Feel free to ask me any questions if you have them, for me it was the right thing to do.
Hi, Im supposed to be getting circumcised soon and I'm really scared, I'm 16 and I need it for the same reason as above.

Whats it like?, What does the doctor do. Please explain it all to me

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Wow, thanks for the information, never crossed my mind really But thanks for the outlook.
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You should see a doctor.. it would not be that hurt they use anaesthisiaIn my opinion a circumcised penis has a more attractiveness compare to an uncircumcised penis, I know women would agree with that.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:06 PM
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Hey all,

I'm a 32 year old guy who JUST got circumcised 2 days ago and wanted to let you know what my experience was like and why I had it done. I think it's really important to know, since it's such a "crazy" thing to do. It's something I've thought about doing since I was probably 14. Back then it was more because I felt different and embarrassed, which is sad to say but it really messed with me self esteem as a teenager. But I grew out of that mindset, once I found that even if the initial reaction wasn't the greatest, they were okay with it after that first moment.

My parents decided not to have the procedure done to me and my brother as babies because they wanted us to make the decision ourselves. They're not anti-circumcision. They're just Pro-Choice on the matter, and I feel strongly that this should be the case. I don't think a baby should have a huge decision like this made for them, and in my case, I decided that it was something I wanted to have done.

Why in the world would I want it done? Well, it came down to cleanliness and my sex life. I've been having recurring blotchiness on the shaft, near the head. I shower every day and make it a point to keep it clean. I even rinse him with water after I pee whenever I can (at home mostly). My wife wouldn't have sex with me when the redness was present, and it was seeming to be a 50/50 chance that it'd be irritated. I went to a urologist, who gave me some medicine, but he recommended that I have the circumcision. In the back of my mind, I thought maybe he was just a pro-circ doctor because he had a Jewish name, or maybe he wanted the business? Lol. But in the end, I started thinking that I should have it done just to make things easier on me.

I should also mention that my wife doesn't care either way and just supported my decision as long as I had a good reason.

In addition to the cleanliness issue, I simply felt that the extra skin was a bother. I was adjusting myself all the time and I was always aware of the skin being there. Imagine having a sleeve on your index finger. It's actually kind of annoying.

I admit that in my 3 years of marriage, I've only masturbated 3 or 4 times. It's just not something I've ever been into, although being uncircumcised makes masturbating really easy. I guess that's something to consider if you're a single guy thinking about doing this and enjoy pleasuring yourself. I am not allowed to participate in any sexual activity for about 3 more weeks, after my follow up visit, by the way. On the subject of sex though, I should mention that I felt like it was a fairly big hassle, having to always have one hand holding the skin back when I was making love, in order to feel the friction. One time on purpose I let go of my foreskin and immediately it was not pleasurable, and then it's nearly impossible to grab it and pull the skin back during intercourse without stopping. Also, before I was married and I used a condom, I had to readjust the condom several times, as it would always slide off, or nearly come off. I've just been really tired of always having to have one hand holding the skin back during any form of sex, so that was somewhat of a big factor in my decision making, in addition to the cleanliness aspect.

Oh, before I forget. I had this procedure done at a urology clinic rather than by a general practitioner and I highly recommend anyone who's thinking about doing this, consider that too. My doctor had done "hundreds" of adult circumcisions and he answered all of my questions, so I felt very comfortable that he was extremely experienced in the procedure. I wouldn't trust something like this to a doctor who heals broken legs and arms and just happens to know how to perform a circumcision. The doctor who did this, also did my vasectomy about a year earlier and I didn't have any problems with that.

As far as the procedure itself, I went up to the surgery area, changed into a hospital gown, had a few wired discs put on my chest, did a deep breathing exercise, and then I had needles inserted into the tops of both hands so they could give me fluids. I couldn't eat or drink anything after midnight the night before, and the surgery was at 3:30pm so I was starving!

After that, I walked to a room where they had a hospital bed. I laid down on my back, they put a mask over my mouth and nose and had me breathe in and out really deep so they could knock me out. Funny, because I'd never been put under. I took 3 deep breaths, the fourth was kind of blurry, and then I woke up. It took about 40 minutes. The shaft and about half of the head were wrapped up in a thin white cloth with tape to hold it. I had to leave it on for the next 24 hours or so. All I could see was a dark purple tip.

They prescribed me Vicodin for the pain, which the urology center's website said they would. They also gave me a medicine for nausea, as I felt dizzy when I sat up.

The doctor said I shouldn't be worried for a few days if it looks like I have a Frankenpenis, which I got a laugh out of. And 2 days later, the tip of the head is still purple, but the bottom part is more red like I'm used to. There's purple bruising still, all over the shaft. I pee as slow as I can because I'm scared it'll burn. But the medicine really really helps. I wondered how effective it was and didn't take one before I went to bed last night, but woke up around 1:30am with a fairly strong burning feeling. I took a pill and went back to bed and since then, I just take one every 3-4 hours and I'm fine.

It's still a little bloody on the bottom side, and there are sutures that will disolve over time on their own.

That's about all I can say for now. As far as the pain goes, it's not bad, and shouldn't be something to make or break the decision if you're on the fence. In all honesty, I thought it was going to be really painful and it's one of the primary reasons it took me so long to do this. Thankfully, I had plenty of vacation time at work so I will have 7 days to get better. The doctor said I can start working out again about a week after the procedure, so that's good. Once I'd made the decision that I actually wanted to go through with the procedure, I was at ease with whatever came after that as far as pain goes. Similar to getting a nose job, I suppose.

I can't say this is for everyone, but I hope this helped answer some questions about what it's like for an adult male. Unfortunately I can't answer any questions about the difference in sex yet because that's off the table for a few more weeks. Maybe I'll regret the decision and maybe I won't, but on a scale of 1-10 (10 being happiest), I was probably a 4 before the surgery. The worst that can happen is maybe I feel like a 2 or a 3, but a 4 isn't that great so in my opinion, it was worth it.

I'm really happy that the decision was mine to make. I'm very thankful to my parents for giving me the choice.
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Adult circumcision is not recommended by doctors as it leads to severe pain. It should be done only if told by a doctor.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:43 PM
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my ex is 48yrs old and just got circumcised today for phimosis. it wasn't a hygiene issue - it was an "ignoring-the-chronic-yeast-infection-he's-had-for-three-years-because-he-might-find-out-he's-got-diabetes" issue. i warned him for years that something was seriously wrong - it's not normal for a guy to have more tubes of monistat than his girlfriend! - but he pish-toshed my worries. it was about a year ago that i noticed his foreskin was looking a little freaky - bright pink patches of vitiligo and the edges were looking, for lack of a better term, "crinkly" and puffy. he winced as he retracted it. time passed and i could see the hole closing up until last week when he came up to visit his doctor, he showed me how the hole was so tight he almost couldn't pee at all.

he wasn't allowed to eat or drink after midnight. at 5:30, he got up to leave the house at 6 - he had to be at the hospital admitting for 7. he was admitted and prepped for 9 but there was a delay and he had to kick around the hall until just before 11 in his hospital gown.

they wheeled him into the operating room and began strapping him down "like christ on the cross" (he's a hindu, so it was actually funny). the one that bothered him the most was the strap across his hips - it made his lower back ache. they ran an IV and put a mask over his face. he was told to count backwards from 10 and he felt something cold go into his hand.

then he was waking up somewhere else while a nurse was offering him a sip of water and asking how he felt.

he felt no pain at all - he felt perfectly normal, just numb "down there".

i talked to him tonight at 6 and he said the anaesthetic was wearing off but it didn't hurt, per se - it was just a bit of a burning sensation. he was given T3s for any pain and he had a normal dinner and an early bedtime.

he's a little upset - he was so freaked out by what everyone was telling him, how he'd be "crippled for a month" that he actually set up his bedroom so he could essentially live off the bed (mini fridge, mug warmer, TV set up on the wall, the whole schmear) and arranged for a personal support worker to visit to help with housework, shopping, laundry, etc. he scheduled an entire month off work and now is wondering if he's jumped the gun and should've left it at 2wks with a 2-wk optional extension.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:28 AM
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Exactly how painful is it to remove foreskin as an adult? Are there proven benefits?
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:51 AM
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from what my ex went through, it hurts - a LOT. probably wouldn't have been so bad had it not gotten infected and he turned out to be allergic to both the antibiotics and codeine.

there are no proven health benefits to prophylactic circumcision - at ALL - unless you're a black south african gay male and then there is a reduction in the risk of AIDS. if you're not a black south african gay male - iow, if you're a black south african gay female, a black south african heterosexual male, etc - then there is no equivalent protection.

claims of cleanliness are made by ppl who feel that men are intrinsically filthy and unhygienic and too stupid and lazy to learn how to use soap and water.

claims of protection against penis cancer - that's ridiculous. if prophylactic surgery were the answer, we'd be getting our little girls radical mastectomies at birth because breast cancer is WAY more common.

better sex - that's true.... until the head of the penis toughens up and become desensitized. by the way - lack of foreskin increases the risk of giving your partner a yeast infection from friction irritation.

my ex had it done for medical reasons - he developed phimosis, a condition where the foreskin basically "zipped up" leaving him a hole no larger than the diameter of a pencil to pee through. basically, he ignored a chronic yeast infection probably indicating he's developed the family curse of Type 1 diabetes and doesn't want to face it.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:48 AM
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A friend of mine who's 25 is thinking about getting circumcised. I told him he's freak'n nuts for thinking about it.

Does anyone know someone who got a circumcision as an adult? Were they happy with the result? How painful is it?
I got circumcised when i was 24.. It wasnt for medical reasons, i had 4 "implants" under the skin from when i was 20, they were supposedly for added pleasure etc, but thats a whole other subject. To answer your question though, it didnt hurt at all, not more than an ear piercing. On the other hand i was asleep during the procedure, but when i woke and also afterwords it didnt hurt at all.
Am i more happy sexually? Thats s good question, it was my curiousity that made me have the foreskin removed and not just the 4 "spalla"... I would say u do lose a bit of feeling because when a girl gave me oral sex for ex it did feel good for her to play with the skin which is now gone, id say i lost a small bit of sensitivity just because there are now less nerve endings through the missing skin but the head of the penis being always in the open lets me last longer when it comes to a hand job or oil massage from my partner for ex.
One negative side affect is that for some reason when my penis is erect i have a problem pushing it down because there doesnt seem to be enough skin but it doesnt affect sex at all,another positivr is that its cleaner....but ot doesnt hurt at all, in almost all mudlim countries young boys get it done outside of the hospital with no problems...would i do it again? Yea, probably
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