Circumcision – (. circumcisio lat) or as called among people "cutoff" – this is minimally invasive manipulation, complete or partial removal of the foreskin of the penis in men. This manipulation is most often performed for religious or ethnic (cosmetic) reasons, but there are a number of cases, when the need for its performance is due to a medical condition. This usually occurs at phimosis or paraphimosis.
Indications for circumcision:
- pathological phimosis, accompanied by a complete absence of possibility of opening the balanus;
- paraphimosis, pinching the balanus with the foreskin narrow ring, which may be a consequence of necrosis of the balanus;
- frequent injuries of foreskin (including frenulum) of the penis during intercourse and erection;
- treatment of premature ejaculation. Reduced sensitivity of the balanus because of the skin thickening, thereby lengthening the duration of sexual intercourse;
- significant reduction of probability of complications of xerotical balanitis or licheniose.
The main advantages and benefits of circumcision include the following:
- after the manipulation there is 10 (!) times reduction of the risk of urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis, cystitis;
- according to some research, circumcision reduces the risk of diseases, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV infection;
- high hygiene. After the manipulation there greatly reduced sebaceous glands of the balanus and the foreskin (smegma), there are no remains of urine that create favorable conditions for the growth of bacteria;
- improvement of quality of sex. After the circumcision the balanus somewhat loses its sensitivity, which allows to solve the problem of premature ejaculation and prolongs the sexual intercourse.