Circumcision—it’s one of the most hotly debated sexual health issues in the medical community. In part that’s because in this country, and other developed countries, there isn’t any clear benefit to circumcise or not to circumcise, says Karen Boyle, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Chesapeake Urology Associates in Baltimore.
In other words, since HIV hasn’t reached epidemic status in the States (circumcision is a tool for AIDS prevention in other parts of the world), the circumcision debate often boils down to sexual pleasure and hygiene.
But does going foreskin-free affect pleasure—for the man or woman? Is being “cut” really cleaner? Read on for an expert take on the issue.