Value of foreskin
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Many gay men have either a passionate worship of or a great distaste for foreskin. Having met quite a few of the former I'm appreciative of mine. Not that I think my sex life would've been diminished by having that bit of skin sliced away.
Of course there are the poor zealots who feel their infantile circumcision a great moral crime. Anyone with that kind of zany fixation probably wouldn't find many lovers whatever their imaginary loss. And there's a Darwinian argument that we're better off if they don't reproduce.
A recent email captures what I most appreciate about being uncut:
I have my foreskin, too. I like having it but only because it makes it easier to jack off without using lube!
I was well past my youth before it occurred to me use a lubricant. That proved a novel experience, pleasant in its own way. But not more satisfying in the long haul. Better to not have to locate and cleanup the material.
(Originally posted April 2004.)