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Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised – Which Is Better?

August 14, 2019


Circumcision of the male penis has been practiced for thousands of years, often related to cultural and religious traditions. But whether you’re “cut” or “uncut”, is one better in terms of health, how it feels, or sex? Circumcision is a medical procedure that removes the foreskin from the head of the penis, exposing the glans. Though its exact origin and intent is still debated, by the time it became common in the English-speaking world (the 19th century), it was actually used in order to reduce sexual pleasure and as a deterrent to masturbation, which was believed to cause many mental and physical illnesses. But the medical benefits of circumcision came into question in the late 1960s when the research community came out against it, claiming that there was no clear medical benefit, and the risk for severe blood loss, infection, or death was high. This resulted in a decline in circumcised men. In the U.S., circumcision rates in hospitals dropped from 64.5% in 1979 to 58.3% in 2010, but worldwide, only around 33% of males are estimated to be circumcised. However, even more modern research has shown that it can reduce the risk of developing penile cancer and infections such as syphilis, gonorrhoea, and herpes. It can also reduce HIV risk by up to 60%. A study done in Uganda involving heterosexual couples where one partner was HIV positive showed that none of the circumcised men received HIV over the 30 months, while 40 out of 137 men that were not circumcised ended up developing HIV. This evidence holds true across Sub-Saharan Africa, but is not as clear in developed nations or between homosexual men where more studies are needed. For women, a circumcised sexual partner may have a reduced risk of HPV, thereby reducing their risk of developing cervical cancer. So, how does circumcision protect against STIs? A study completed by Dr. Price and his team at Northern Arizona University showed that one year after adult circumcision, the males ended up with 81% less bacteria on and around their penis. Dr. Price explained that, with uncircumcised men, the foreskin may be susceptible to infection because the bacteria overload could prevent specialized skin cells, known as Langerhans cells, from stimulating the immune system. However, with good hygiene, these risks can be minimized. The benefits of circumcision begin to decrease when you study sexual pleasure. Research indicates the the removal of the foreskin reduces sensitivity of the penis. The foreskin is innervated with specialized nerves that can detect light touch, like the nerves found on our fingertips and lips. The most sensitive part of the penis is found between the transition region between the external and internal part of the foreskin, which is the region exposed when the foreskin rolls back during sexual activity. Studies have shown that even the most sensitive part of a circumcised penis is not as sensitive as the foreskin. But this reduced sensitivity due to circumcision could allow men to last longer during sex. One study documented 47 men who experienced premature ejaculation. When studying before vs after circumcision, it was found that the time of ejaculation increased almost tenfold once they were circumcised, and partner satisfaction increased as well. When it comes to visual preference for circumcised or uncircumcised penises, it’s mostly based on experiences and biases. The Canadian Pediatric Association claims that, because of the low risk of infection in North America, mandatory circumcision is not warranted. However, in parts of the world where STIs are rampant, the benefits of circumcision could outweigh the risk. At the end of the day, if you live in a developed nation and are hygienic, there isn’t that big of a difference between the two.

100 Comments

  • Reply 1.5k subs so my dad will buy me Minecraft? ! July 15, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Nobody:
    My foreskin: you didn’t have to cut me off

  • Reply TheSluttyPanda 1 July 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    No one:

    Youtube: here you go, enoy.

  • Reply Deo Francis July 16, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    As I grow up, I never think that 67% of the world is not circumcised. Reading comments flabbergasted me, in my country, everyone will tease you if you are not circumcised.

  • Reply Emi Bosworth July 17, 2019 at 12:35 am

    I have a daughter and her ears are not pierced. We are having a boy this time and we are not gonna have him circumcised. It's their decisions.

  • Reply beer keg July 17, 2019 at 1:24 am

    I roll my foreskin back when I shower to clean the glans then I roll it back and clean the forskin

  • Reply Funny Fudge July 17, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Me: doesn’t know what video is about so clicks on it
    Video: 0:03

  • Reply jetblackhair92 July 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia vast majority are uncut

  • Reply SirJohn July 17, 2019 at 6:38 am

    There is no such thing as “uncircumcised”.

    There is only Circumcised and Normal.

  • Reply Saint July 17, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    The answer is:
    0-40 years old – uncircumcised
    40< years old – circumincised

  • Reply rabbi von shekelstein July 17, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Circumcision is a jewish trick

  • Reply Julian GameZ July 17, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I’m cut OwO

  • Reply Derrick M. Rose July 18, 2019 at 3:01 am

    I was never asked to be born. What do you say to that💀?

  • Reply mar mar - agar July 18, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Who else was searching for gekyume memes and came across this?

  • Reply AlHussain Alkazrauni July 18, 2019 at 6:50 am

    If you are muslim you have to be circumcised this is known for over 1400 years because it reduces the chances of diseases, just nobody have written or made study about it.

  • Reply Muhamad sofyan July 18, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    HEY YOU UNCIRCUMSISED MAN ARE YOU DEAF ?. Some man even circumcised when he just a little kid and braver than YOU. Don't you see/hear THIS VIDEOS its for your own benefit. COWARD MAN DONT DO CIRCUMCISION.

  • Reply Steve Lee July 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    UNCIRCUMCISED AND PROUD

  • Reply Migmoty July 19, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Am I the only uncut guy who wishes I was circumcised?

  • Reply Fredy Flores July 19, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    So some study went to Africa and risked men without hiv to have hiv? Wtf

  • Reply Jayson Argonaut July 20, 2019 at 1:10 am

    There was an AIDS/HIV epidemic during the 80's and 90's… 85% of the male victims were CIRC'D. MIC does not "prevent" anything; it merely shows the ignorance of the parent signing the consent form.

  • Reply Smart Cookie July 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    This is like shaving off your hair to avoid lice and ticks. Just practice good hygiene.

  • Reply Catalina Gonzales July 20, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I've passed Puberty And I cant Pull the foreskin Down and I'm worried

  • Reply Alberto Lozada July 21, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Put a like or comment who had lr is already having a circumsicion

  • Reply Space is Fake July 21, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    YHWH/Allah/God want your flesh as a sacrafice.

  • Reply Vanessa Shantae July 22, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Soooooo nations are just infecting people with HIV for study?

  • Reply Merrick Doesit July 22, 2019 at 12:05 am

    It’s like sewing a vagina shut it’s mutation

  • Reply Sandstorm ♠ July 22, 2019 at 4:08 am

    The comments are priceless

  • Reply Gamerskiers July 22, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Xd

  • Reply Flying Dude July 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    There is nothing wrong in getting a circumcision, but it's morally abhorrent to force it upon your children before they can even consent.

  • Reply Diana Olsen July 22, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    You are out of your mind

  • Reply Hail Iz82 July 23, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I'm gonna cut my lips of so that there is less bacteria in my mouth

  • Reply luka poikonen July 23, 2019 at 9:20 am

    i thot that if i had my fireman hat it was bad so i geuss its good

  • Reply FortniteBot July 23, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    wHat dId I JUst cLick oN?!!

  • Reply Landy Yecla July 24, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Circumcision of babies is deeply immoral and should be illegal.

  • Reply J D July 24, 2019 at 11:38 am

    PUll BaCk ThE FoReSkIn

  • Reply Queen of Mexico July 24, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Any females (cisgender) watching this?

    Just me ok buddy…

  • Reply Rocskatu July 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Uncircumcised people have an extra snack

  • Reply Asher Dossetter July 24, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Jewish and Muslim baby boys are circumcised for religious reasons.

  • Reply St Kaleb July 26, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Circumcision is mutilation.

  • Reply Łone_woľf Gaming July 26, 2019 at 11:21 am

    thank u for the information

  • Reply Nidhal25 July 26, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    "My body my choice" but apparently that only applies to women. When the right to bodily integrity is taken away from young boys and their genitals get mutilated, no one bats an eye but if it's a young girl and they dare to even prick the clitoral hood, it's international outrage!!
    Double standards of feminists.

  • Reply GMD HOOLiGAN July 27, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Thank god I'm circumcised

  • Reply Jason dunham July 27, 2019 at 11:24 am

    It's a Jew thing to torture the gentiles.

  • Reply Nate M July 28, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Circumsicion is CHILD ABUSE and should be outlawed. His body, his choice!

  • Reply ninn Jam July 28, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    really love 🗡cut 😋😘,
    uncut really disgusting me 😞yaq

  • Reply JOSEPH STALIN July 29, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I'm gonna cut of my head so I don't have headaches anymore.

  • Reply Col Violet July 29, 2019 at 12:53 am

    As a man that was cut at 14. Uncut.

  • Reply Ekonix July 29, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Wtf is peni something cancer

  • Reply AbzstSonic July 29, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Why is this in my recommended

  • Reply Jawad Hassan July 29, 2019 at 10:31 am

    If it can reduce chances of bad disease then it's not bad.

  • Reply Deshon Husband July 29, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Shit like this makes me wish I was born 50-60 years ago so I don’t have to be a part of the crybaby generation.

  • Reply GTKC July 30, 2019 at 5:17 am

    This hurts my d*ck 😡🖕

  • Reply Mzee Mzima July 30, 2019 at 7:09 am

    I am Ugandan and was circumcised at birth , am lucky i never cried because of a Zipper

  • Reply Hadi Firmansyah July 30, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Dont hide and be proud to show off urself ! 😏

  • Reply Azzam AL-Hazmi July 30, 2019 at 10:57 am

    As far as I know, from reading about it,the longer duration of circumcised men is connected to the head becoming less sensitive, as the foreskin has nerves that allow for pleasurable impulses , and why would you want to change that? You can condition yourself to last longer. Besides, there are a lot of factors at play here – physical, emotional, nerves, experience, to which even circumcised men succumb.

  • Reply So No July 30, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Not leaving my kids with a with a stinking coc that no one wants to touch.
    Circumcision at birth should be the law, or at least heavily promoted. GET CLEAN, GET CUT!

  • Reply Chris Canale July 30, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Cut I am

  • Reply Girtu Bogdan July 31, 2019 at 10:57 am

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  • Reply Kim Tae-hyung August 1, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Bro I’m Filipino so I HAVE to be cut

  • Reply Nugget August 1, 2019 at 1:08 am

    I won’t that my lil body’s hat leave him alone I call him mini me

  • Reply KV - 1 August 1, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Lol, I don't really care, as long as it doesn't hinder my sexual life.

  • Reply poor man with no subscribers August 1, 2019 at 2:54 am

    33% of the world is circumcised

    100-33=67

    67% are getting bullied by 33% for not getting circumcised

  • Reply muffin gang ayye August 1, 2019 at 3:02 am

    I have NEVER heard of this before thank you

  • Reply YumCherryPies August 1, 2019 at 3:57 am

    I’m going to remove my neck so then I won’t choke anymore

  • Reply X IteED August 1, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Why is everyone making such a big deal of this? Either you're circumcised or not, both are good in their own ways.

  • Reply CreepyPasta Gacha August 1, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Uncut is gross tbh it’s wierd looking

  • Reply Parl Kilkington August 1, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Go watch Eric Clopper’s presentation. AsapSCIENCE is too lazy to do proper research.

  • Reply Yammy From Earth August 2, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    In my country, Philippines, it's actually a normal thing to be circumcised. About 10-15 year old boys go through it every year.
    I didn't even know that it was a big thing in other countries.

  • Reply Victor Savo August 2, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Breast cancer is a real danger to women. Let's cut off teenage girls' tits! It would really save lives.

  • Reply Victor Savo August 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Bacteria under the foreskin does not mean they are pathogenic bacteria. Normal skin flora consists of lots of kinds of bacteria. Let's not freak out here!

  • Reply Victor Savo August 2, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    If circumcision prevents HIV infection then how come HIV is a lot more widespread in America (where circumcision rare is high) than in Europe where almost nobody is circumcised? Makes me wonder… Not to mention Sub-Saharan Africa where circumcision is a common practice but HIV is rampant.
    Circumcised or not please use a damn condom.

  • Reply Victor Savo August 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Penile cancer… That's like 1% of all cancers in males. Not a real risk to the general population. Breast cancer on the other hand takes so many women's life. We could prevent breast cancer by cutting off teenage girls' tits.

  • Reply super sublimnails August 3, 2019 at 6:42 am

    The foreskin is a natural condom

  • Reply Apoc_Squid August 3, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Thank god my parents didn’t circumcise me cause I would’ve grabbed my dad’s Glock and pop a cap in my moms head

  • Reply Another Jackass August 3, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Back in the early 80s it was shown that circumcision prevent urinary tract infection inside foreskin. It has been shown that circumcision increase the chances of STD in other words sexual transmitted disease

  • Reply Amani Jairo August 4, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Human beings…!!!!! now they possess ability to collect God creation…why not cut out your eyes too..?

  • Reply Lil Grinch August 5, 2019 at 4:08 am

    I’m mad

  • Reply Brady Pro August 5, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I’ll just sum up the video for you
    Circumcised: healthier, less stds and stuff
    Uncircumcised: feels better but is dirtier

  • Reply SadBart August 6, 2019 at 12:18 am

    .. Yea i was looking for the animr explanation….

  • Reply Joku 38 August 6, 2019 at 7:12 am

    I just did my cirscumside 2 weeks ago and my penwee got way bigger and now I’m so hot

  • Reply Big Chungus August 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I am

  • Reply Ashten 11 August 7, 2019 at 2:02 am

    #BBCIRCUMSIZED but I’m getting my shit removed😳

  • Reply Reaper The dez August 7, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Got sum nutbutter under my foreskin

  • Reply jason lee August 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Im proudly uncut

  • Reply Grand Master August 8, 2019 at 6:42 am

    One of the most biased video of asap science. Funded by Jews and Saudi.

  • Reply Tyler Bushell August 9, 2019 at 3:31 am

    I just heard that circumcision is risky because I can’t get it

  • Reply rigimonoki over August 9, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Wheres my boys in the 33%

  • Reply Andro mcclintock August 9, 2019 at 11:25 am

    it makes me last longer

  • Reply Swag Alert August 10, 2019 at 2:31 am

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  • Reply Amethyst Flitzerox August 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    wow i don’t wanna remove my hoodie

  • Reply Abdul Hameed August 10, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    We circumcise as being Muslims, we are supposed to do that.
    And we believe everything suggested by Islam must have benefits.

  • Reply Sponsored by Gucci August 12, 2019 at 9:32 am

    There’s no uncut, u either cut or normal how humans are meant to be born🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Reply Mr. Obunga August 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Hey guys doctor Bunga here today I’ve just acquired 30 foreskins from my local hospital and I’m selling them for $50-$100 per foreskin so HMU!

  • Reply Circle 25 August 12, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    not really a question. if there was any disadvantage then you wound't be born with it.

  • Reply ДГЬЕяТ Еiизтеiи August 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Muslim Bros :- Never expected that but okay

  • Reply Salmon August 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    How did they accept having hiv

  • Reply John Galt August 13, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    If you're against circumcision, some advice: stop declaring it a mutilation, a prosecutable crime, or as being done for no reason/benefit, etc, as it makes you sound like an anti-vaxxer, thus you'll be ignored. There is substantial medical validity in the practice of circumcision which has a 100/1 benefit to risk ratio according to the Mayo Clinic, and is fully supported by medical bodies in countries that aren't Jewish or Muslim. If you disagree, you have to rationally counter-argue, instead of resorting to emotional hyperbole.

  • Reply Nico Wegener August 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Feeling less is always a good thing.

    Not. I want to die

  • Reply Faisal Shaykh August 14, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Thank You My Lord For Islam❤️
    Islam has preferred circumcision 1400 years ago.
    Peace Be Upon My Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

  • Reply Brutus PH August 14, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Here in the Philippines circumcision is mandatory if you dont get circumcised your a pussy here in our country

  • Reply JSR Gaming August 14, 2019 at 3:53 am

    I’m circumcised because I don’t come (cum) from the hood

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