For the rest of the world, however, circumcision is not necessarily the norm. In fact, only 33 to 38 percent of men worldwide are circumcised. These days, circumcision needs to be the decision of the patient. Nobody should feel pressured to undergo circumcision if he does not want to, nor should he feel embarrassed if he is uncircumcised. Keeping your foreskin is not a problem as long as you clean your penis regularly.
Myth 4: The foreskin is “dirty”
People who support nonreligious circumcision often claim that the foreskin is dirty. They say that it is necessary to remove it to keep the penis clean and prevent infections. But the reality is that even if your foreskin is intact, you can still very easily keep your penis clean. All you need to do is pull back the skin, and make sure to wash the head of the penis thoroughly, and to dry it afterwards.
While circumcision can make it easier to clean the penis, it does not mean that men who are uncircumcised have dirty penises.
Myth 5: Circumcision helps prevent masturbation
This is a myth that started in the late 19th century, when some religious people started to spread the word that circumcision helped prevent men from masturbating. Dr. John Kellogg was a famous supporter of this idea. However, there is no truth to this claim. There’s also nothing wrong with masturbation, as it is a natural part of human sexuality.
Myth 6: Circumcision causes psychological problems
This is another circumcision myth with no factual basis. While there have been studies on the topic of circumcision and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers are yet to find definitive proof that circumcision can cause psychological damage or problems.
Myth 7: Sex is not as satisfying if you are circumcised
At first glance, this myth can make some sense. After all, skin has nerve endings, and having foreskin supposedly heightens pleasure and sensitivity during sex.
However, this is not always the case. Sex is different for every person, and there are a lot of factors when it comes to sexual satisfaction. The head and the shaft of the penis also has nerve endings, and these also play a role in sexual pleasure.