In other posts, in bits and pieces, I’ve mentioned how structured my life is. It’s remarkably drama-free, and also predictable. Every morning I awake briefly at 0530 when my beloved climbs out of bed to do his morning puja: a 60+ minute P90X dvd workout. I then spread myself throughout the newly-released additional space in the bed and enjoy the residual warmth of the one I love. Approximately sixty minutes later, I awake fully and exit the bed myself. Get ready for work. Go to work. Work. Leave work. Go to the gym. Go home. Unpack from the day. Eat dinner with my beloved. Part ways with him, going upstairs to my temple room where I do my own things until bed time where we meet again and slumber.
My life could easily be compared to the directions on a shampoo bottle: Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
As we leave the gym, we often listen to Sirius radio together, namely the OutQ channel. I find myself ebb-and-flowing between annoyance and interest as I listen along. Usually the radio personalities are over-the-top and extra dramatic, veritable caricatures of what gay people are. Occasionally though, a topic of interest and intelligent callers will manage to hold my attention without me rolling my eyes. Tonight was one such night. The discussion? Circumcision.
Somebody mentioned that Taylor Swift had dumped the guy she was dating (from One Direction?) because he refused to get circumcised. There was talk about how around 117 infant boys in the USA die each year from circumcision infections. Apparently, only around 43% of all circumcisions are performed with anesthesia. All this was fabulous information sent into the airwaves for listeners’ betterment. I have no idea what sources they were using, because none were mentioned. Of course, it didn’t take long to bring up the difference in sexual sensation experienced by guys who are “uncut” in contrast to their “cut” brothers. This is when I really felt like calling in.
Cite all the stats you want: it’s brutal, it’s painful, it deadens/desensitizes nerves in that area, it’s unnecessary… a billion other reasons not to circumcise. I’m not arguing any of those.
Since it takes about four seconds before any discussion on circumcision turns to sex, I’ll go there: Men get off too easily. Typically, we’re mostly very sense-oriented. As such, and in conjunction with our actual anatomy and physiology, it doesn’t usually take much for us to “finish.” I can vouch for this actually. Some of the partners I’ve had in the past have been uncircumcised and, all “fanciness” aside, it was disappointing. In every single one of my experiences, the number of which I don’t dare reveal, my uncut partner was quite too sensitive and actually required a more delicate response from me… AND climaxed far sooner than expected. Which only creates a situation where they’re hardly getting their heart rate up before they’re huffin-n-puffin… and apologizing. Yes there are exceptions, and those aren’t part of this discussion.
In that context, I seriously don’t know why the fuss over circumcision. It might be construed as cruel and imposing and mutilation and all that, and those things are probably true. But it’s also a potentially good thing for about as many reasons. Cancer risks go down. It literally makes personal hygiene simpler, thereby also potentially preventing other health complications. And in the bedroom, everyone benefits because coitus has a chance to last 7 minutes instead of 4.