Circumcision: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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Circumcision has been completed for thousands of years now and has been done by a good number of different cultures. Here are facts about the procedures (both male and female) that many people don’t know.

Number Eight: Circumcision Doesn’t Affect Sexual Stimulation

Some who are considering in undergoing the circumcision procedure may wonder if sex for them is any different, but for the most part, it has been reported that there are no differences. One may feel the same level of stimulation and arousal.

Number Seven: More Than 100 Million Females Have Been Circumcised

Although it is hardly as popular as male circumcision, female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation, has occurred to more than 100 million females around the world. There are probably more than this, as these numbers only reflect what has been recorded.

Number Six: Parents Do it For a Strange Reason

Most times, it is up to parents to decide whether or not their child is to have a circumcision. Some parents do it so that the child more closely resembles the male parent.

Number Five: It Decreases the Chance of a UTI

Those who are circumcised are at a decreased risk of contracting a UTI, but only by less than a percent. Thankfully, UTIs are still easy to treat when someone gets one.

Number Four: FGM Occurs Worldwide, But Mostly in These Places

While female genital mutilation happens all throughout the world, it mostly happens in African and the middle east. Among the highest are found in Egypt and Mali.

Number Three: It’s Racial

At least in America, there have been increased numbers of those who have undergone the procedure among those who are white or black versus Hispanic individuals. This has cultural ties more than anything. Hispanics are simply less likely to do it than other racial/cultural groups.

Number Two: FGM is Unpopular Even in The Highest of Populations

Despite it still being regularly practiced, cultures that practice FGM the most don’t agree with it. They continue the practices because of cultural and social pressures.

Number One: It Heals Quickly

When a male gets circumcised, the tip of the penis usually heals in a week, which is really fast, especially after one realizes the sensitivity of it. This rivals other quick healing areas of the body including the tongue. Thanks for reading!

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