Call circumcision what it is: The mutilation of the male penius - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Lilith
    • 10.01.14 | 05:00 (IST)

    Cutting away the foreskin is harmful to the healthful married life of middle-aged couples. The foreskin protects the nerve heads on the "glans penius." Removing it exposes those sensititive nerve heads to the abrasiveness of constant rubbing with clothing. For youths it is not an issue; the nerves are so sensitive that the casual caress can provoke ejaculation. But as men get older - aye, there is the rub - sensitivity decreases from decades of constant, unprotected contact against linen, a condition that does not occur with the uncircumcised penis thanks to the snug and protected layer of skin provided by Mother Nature. The result of circumcision is that many middle-aged men complain they are no longer sexualy attracted to their wives and are inclined to become unfaithful - usually with a younger woman. Studies have shown that men who are circumcised by the time they reach 60 + are more prone to adultery than non-circumcised males. Jewish women must decide if they want to participate in a religious mandate imposed by tradition that will injure the future sexual happiness of their children.

    from the article: A case for Jewish circumcision
    First published 23:33 09.01.14 | Last updated 23:33 09.01.14
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