Male circumcision is performed today for a wide variety of motives. While medical and religious reasons are usually decisive in childhood, many adult men also have themselves circumcised for aesthetic reasons. A wide variety of methods have emerged for the removal of the foreskin.
There are numerous reasons for circumcision, in addition to religious, cultural and medically necessary circumcisions, many men also have themselves circumcised for aesthetic reasons. Circumcision can also have an effect on sexual intercourse.
Many men notice with increasing age that their penis changes. The fact that the penis shrinks and becomes smaller is often no imagination, it is real. This is due to normal aging processes and changes in hormone levels. Exact figures are not available. In fact, the length of the penis is likely to decrease by about 1 to 2 centimeters in old age compared to the "best years", and "man" loses between 0.5 to 1 centimeter in girth. The good news, however, is that "man" can also actively do something about it.
For many men, their penis size is important because they see it as an essential part of their masculinity. This is not only about the size of the member in the erect state. How the penis looks when flaccid - in the sauna, in the shower or in the locker room - is also very important to most men.
Removal of the foreskin covering the head of the penis is a practice that occurs in cultures around the world. Originated male circumcision probably already about 220,000 years ago in Africa. The reasons for circumcision are on the one hand culturally religious or ritually motivated (Brit Mila in Judaism or Chitan in Islam), on the other hand there are also medical and aesthetic motives. But the idea that women prefer circumcised male partners also has a long history. For example, sometimes the prevailing opinion is that circumcised men "last longer" during intercourse and are thus better able to satisfy their female partners.
In numerous cultures the circumcision of the male foreskin has a history of thousands of years. Even today, circumcision is performed not only for medical reasons (phimosis), but also for religious, cultural and aesthetic reasons. However, not every circumcision is performed with the same technique. Depending on the type and style of a circumcision, the foreskin of the penis is removed either completely or only partially. If so much skin is removed that the glans is always completely exposed, it is called a radical circumcision. On the other hand, if only a part of the foreskin is removed, it is called a partial circumcision.