A Canadian study revealed that foreskin doesn’t really matter. So the old-age dilemma is resolved, men who are circumcised and men who are not, are able to feel the same amount of pleasure.
There have been numerous discussions on the matter ever since the first penis was circumcised. Men with pristine, uncut organs are claiming that the foreskin is crucial in maintaining the sensitivity of the penis while the circumcised camp swears that the foreskin doesn’t really matter when it comes to male sexual pleasure and that the practice makes the reproductive organ more attractive.
Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised
The men aren’t the only ones who argue about the value of the foreskin. There are plenty of women out there who believe that an uncircumcised penis is unattractive. On the other hand, there are others who think that the missing foreskin makes the organ look weird, shorter and more exposed.
Shows like “Sex and the City” even had their characters discuss the problem at length, both sides bringing compelling arguments to their opinions. In the end, the foreskin doesn’t really matter from a medical point of view, it just a matter of aesthetics.
In order to see whether men with untainted penises are more sensitive than the ones with an exposed organ, Jennifer Bossio, a psychology PHD student at Canada’s Queen University conducted a small study.
She managed to convince sixty-two men to let scientists poke their genitals with all sort of tools so that they could see if the sensitivity threshold differs from foreskin to no foreskin organs.
The Canadian participants were males that were both circumcised and uncircumcised, all willing to expose their Willies in the name of science.
After testing the heat, pain, and touch resistance of all the participants, the researchers concluded that there is no difference between the men. Both categories were able to feel pain and heat at the same rates, making the idea that circumcised penises are rougher, and less sensitive a myth.
Bossio admits that the sample was too small for the results of the test to be taken for granted. In order for a scientific study to be considered valid, the researchers must examine at least 200 participants. But not many men enjoy letting strange people connect their reproductive organs to all kind of machines.
Moreover, the study paid the participants $75 each. Some of the volunteers even admitted having entered it for “beer money.” So even if the results are valid, they can’t be acknowledged as a general truth.
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