There are basically two major reasons for getting an adult circumcision. They include:
“I don’t like the way my dick looks/I think that other people don’t like the way my dick looks, so I’m going to surgically alter it to make it look better”
In my opinion, these are not really great reasons to get a circumcision. Would you get pec implants if you were unsatisfied with your chest muscles? No? Okay, then why would you CUT YOUR PENIS TO MAKE IT LOOK BETTER?
Make no mistake, I’m no intactivist. I just think that if you don’t need to surgically alter your body in a major way, then you probably shouldn’t. The full recovery time for a circumcision is about a year. A year that starts with stitches and blood and continues with intense penile sensitivity. I honestly cannot understand why it might be worthwhile to put yourself through such an experience just to look a different way.
Besides, it is very hard to tell the functional difference between a cut and uncut penis when it’s hard. I know.
In Canada, cosmetic circumcisions are not covered by insurance. You can expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to $5000 at a private clinic for cosmetic circumcisions. With this cost comes complete control over the surgery and expedient service.
Many conditions render circumcision necessary. These include:
- Phimosis. This is when a tight foreskin cannot be retracted easily. Serious cases require circumcision, but sometimes surgery is not the only option. Phimosis is only really a problem if the foreskin is so tight that it prevents urination/ejaculation and/or penetrative sex or if it tears during sex/masturbation. My urologist told me that many men with phimosis lead happy sex lives without circumcision.
- Paraphimosis.This is when the foreskin can be retracted, but cannot be replaced over the glans of the penis. It is a dangerous condition, because it causes blood to pool in the glans. Immediate attention is required to get the foreskin back over the glans, but circumcision is used to fix it permanently.
- Bacterial/Fungal Infections. When these things are recurring, it is often because the foreskin is not being cleaned properly. Sometimes this necessitates circumcision, especially in younger boys. I think that if you suffer from recurring infections, circumcision becomes medically necessary in Canada and the cost is then covered by insurance.
I might’ve missed some reasons, but I think these are generally the major ones. If you are experiencing any of these things, you should visit your doctor to get treatment. You might need a circumcision, or to investigate other options which can solve the problem.
I decided to do something about my condition when it became obvious that I could not have penetrative sex. My foreskin is very negatively affecting my quality of life and, really, no man should have to experience that. If you’re in a similar boat, go get it fixed!