Uncircumcised penises tend to get a bad rap, but I’m here to debunk the myths and mysteries surrounding the uncut member. If you’ve had questions about what being with an intact penis is like, hopefully you’ll see that the foreskin is nothing to fear.
I was kind of surprised at how much the idea of being with an uncut guy weirded me out.
I won’t lie, I was a bit apprehensive at first when I found out I was going to have sex with an uncircumcised man. I had only ever been with cut guys, so naturally, I was kind of freaked out about getting up close and personal with an intact penis. Luckily, I knew he was uncircumcised before getting in the sack with him. At some point during our “getting to know each other” phase, he brought up the fact that he was uncut, so at least it didn’t take me by surprise when we were in the heat of the moment.
Sometimes doing research pays off.
Once I’d been briefed on the situation going on in his briefs, I mentally prepared myself for tackling his uncircumcised specimen. Honestly, I really had to psych myself up for it. I even went online in order to research how best to handle this unknown beast. What I read was that circumcised and uncircumcised penises are basically the same, except of course for the foreskin being intact on the latter. Once I knew it was just a case of folding back the extra skin when he was erect, I was definitely more mentally prepared. That being said, I was still afraid I might do something wrong when it came down to it—or worse, that I might hurt him somehow.
It really wasn’t that weird after all.
For all my worrying and stressing over getting down and dirty with an uncircumcised man, it really wasn’t that big of a deal after all. Visually, it was different than any penis I had previously seen, but when it came to actually having sex, there was very little I could find that was immediately different. In fact, when his penis was fully erect, the flappy foreskin we all think is going to get in the way basically made itself disappear. What a fun party trick, eh?
Yes, it was clean and no, it didn’t smell.
Two of the biggest concerns most women have when it comes to an uncircumcised penis is that it will smell bad and that it might be less clean than a circumcised one. As someone who’s been down there, I can tell you there’s no need to worry about either of these things. Because uncircumcised penises have their foreskin intact, it’s easier for bacteria and yeast to accumulate within the folds of the skin. This is what people refer to as smegma—and for a lot of women, there’s a fear that this will cause foul odors and germs to arise. However, if a man properly cleans his penis (as all men should) and makes sure to shower regularly, there’s no reason for an uncut penis to smell any worse than a circumcised one.
Uncircumcised penises are more sensitive.
One of the advantages uncircumcised penises are meant to have over circumcised ones is increased sensitivity. Because cut penises don’t have a foreskin, they’re used to getting more contact with underwear or other clothing and eventually, this added bashing around makes them lose some of their sensitivity. Uncut members have a protective shield around them, aka the foreskin, so they’re more likely to feel heightened sensations during sex. This is backed up by Shape Magazine: “Circumcision does remove up to half of the skin on a penis—so he loses ‘fine-touch neuroreceptors,’ which are highly responsive to light touch, according to researchers from Korea.”
They’re not so sensitive that you need to be cautious around them.
Don’t mistake his penile sensitivity with fragility, though. While you might think you have to handle an uncircumcised penis more gently than a circumcised one, this is definitely not the case. Just be as careful and as conscious handling one as you normally would and both you and your partner will be just fine.
Uncircumcised penises are basically built for handjobs.
One of the other major differences between cut and uncut penises is the fact that uncut ones basically come with their own lubrication. Because there’s some natural moisture that builds up between the foreskin and the head of the penis, this means that everything slides around much more easily. This is great when it comes to giving handjobs, as you’ll already have a more slippery surface to work with. As an added bonus, this can save you from having to use up more of your lube too.
Uncircumcised penises are actually super common.
According to the BBC, the global rate of circumcision is about 30%. That means 70% of penises around the world are uncircumcised. In the USA, it’s much more common for men to be cut, but everywhere else, you’re likely to find more intact men than circumcised ones.
It’s important not to make your partner feel weird about it.
One of the most important things to remember when getting intimate with a man who’s uncircumcised is to make sure you don’t make him feel bad about the way his penis looks. Although it’s true that most men around the world are uncut, if you’re living in a country like the USA where circumcision is the norm, your partner might be feeling a little self-conscious about having a different kind of penis. You wouldn’t want someone making you feel bad about your body, so keeping mutual respect involved is of the utmost importance.
At the end of the day, there’s really nothing to worry about.
At the end of the day, as long as you’re practicing safe, consensual sex, it shouldn’t matter whether you’re having sex with a cut or an uncut man. I can safely say I’ve had great experiences with both kinds, and I’m sure you will too.