Penis Keratinization - Caused by Circumcision

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By Herballove Editorial Conditions: Men'sForeskin Restoration Causes: circumcision Symptoms: penis numbness

Keratinization, also known as “cornification”, is a process of forming an epidermal barrier for the epithelial tissue due to increased production of keratin (fibrous structure proteins). This makes the outer layer of human skin much more tough and rigid.

Doctors and researchers from Childrens Hospital of Hangzhou have recently found that there is a lower incident of penis keratinization and higher density of Langerhans' cells in the outer foreskin than in the inner foreskin of both uncircumcised adults and healthy boys. [1] Unfortunately, circumcised boys and adults with a history of infection might be at a higher risk of developing keratinization. Many published research studies have tried to prove that there is no difference in keratinization for both circumcised and uncircumcised men. These studies used a very small group of males (less than 20), however, which might not be statistically sufficient. [2] [3] [4]

Neurological data from Dr. Immerman of Case Western Reserve University has suggested that early lesions from circumcision or injury to the foreskin would have induced brain circuitry atrophy or re-organization. Exposed forehead and penis Keratinzation caused by circumcision are major factors in lowering sexual excitability for men. [5]

More recent research has found that most surgeons performing circumcision have also removed the ridged band at the end of the foreskin. This ridged band is concentrated with Meissner’s corpuscles, the key nerve endings for sensitivity! Dr. Taylor suggested that the removal or injury of the ridged band would significant reduce the sexual stimulation from the gliding action of the penis during vaginal intercourse. Prominent ‘sexpert’ Dr. NK Lin has indicated that this is the key reason why some circumcised men are not able to achieve orgasm through normal vaginal intercourse, leaving them to often demand their partner perform oral stimulation. [6]

  1. ^Qin Q, Zheng XY, Wang YY, Shen HF, Sun F, Ding W., Langerhans' cell density and degree of keratinization in foreskins of Chinese preschool boys and adults., Int Urol Nephrol. 2009 Dec;41(4):747-53. Epub 2009 Jan 30.
  2. ^Szabo, Robert; Roger V. Short (June 2000). "How does male circumcision protect against HIV infection?" (PDF). BMJ 320 (7249): 1592–1594.
  3. ^a b Bleustein, Clifford B.; Haftan Eckholdt, Joseph C. Arezzo and Arnold Melman (April 26-May 1, 2003). "Effects of Circumcision on Male Penile Sensitivity". American Urological Association 98th Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  4. ^Payne, Kimberley; Thaler, Lea; Kukkonen, Tuuli; Carrier, Serge; and Binik, Yitzchak (May 2007). "Sensation and Sexual Arousal in Circumcised and Uncircumcised Men". Journal of sexual medicine 4 (3): 667–674.
  5. ^Immerman RS, Mackey WC., A biocultural analysis of circumcision., Soc Biol. 1997 Fall-Winter;44(3-4):265-75.
  6. ^Taylor, J.R.; A.P. Lockwood and A.J. Taylor (February 1996). "The prepuce: Specialized mucosa of the penis and its loss to circumcision". British journal of urology 77 (2): 291–295.

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Kanwarjit Tegtmeier's picture
Kanwarjit Tegtmeier posted on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:58
I am glad that my parents never circumcised me and I don't plan on doing it on my own anytime soon. I want to be able to experience orgasms when having actual sex so I will not be circumcised and also I won't do that to any of my kids and ruin their sex life when they grow up.
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