Circumcision is beyond the merely religious
- Circumcised males have a much lower incidence of urinary tract infection in the first year of life than uncircumcised males.
- There are zero reported cases of penile cancer in circumcised males.
- Uncircumcised males have a much lower chance of getting a yeast infection. A friend of mine who is uncircumcised got a yeast infection. Betcha thought only women got those!
- Uncircumcised males don't have to worry about smeg, or have to worry very little about it.
The sexual sensitivity argument is probably somewhat valid, but directly stimulating the glans
is not the only way to achieve bliss, and there is no shortage of circumcised males who have back-arching orgasms
on a regular basis.
These are all great arguments about why circumcision is not the great evil (for males anyway) that some would have everyone believe. Nevertheless, I think it will probably be an obsolete practice in a couple of centuries, even for the Jews.
I'd like to see a writeup on reversing circumcision, but I know nothing about it.