To circumcise, or not to circumcise; that is the question.

The choice has divided humans for centuries.

Even Shakespeare, the man whose famous line I just butchered, had feelings about “circumcised dogs”.

While snipping a baby’s bepis has been a religious convention in Muslim and Jewish circles since time immortal, it has gained and lost popularity in secular communities over time, too.

While the chop was ‘the done thing’ in the ’50s (back then they believed it kept the penis cleaner), circumcision for the hell of it is less common these days. It’s actually at an all-time low at the moment, with figures from Medicare showing that circumcision incidence in Australia continues to decline and is now at the lowest rate since records were kept.

But what about adult circumcision? How often does that happen? And more importantly; how does sex feel after the fact?

We wondered. So we tracked down a dude who had the chop later in life and asked.

Todd*, a friend of a friend, had the chop when he was 25-years-old. He graciously agreed to answer any and all pressing questions we had regarding his penile situation, purely for your educational benefit.

Why did you get circumcised as an adult?

My foreskin was essentially getting a bit tight during intercourse and after visiting a specialist they advised there’s a risk skin can be pulled back and not able to roll back out, which can be pretty serious on the pecker.

Had you had sex before the operation?

Yes.

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Does sex feel any different after getting circumcised?

It’s a lot better as I feel like I’m not going to hurt myself, I previously felt there was a risk skin would pull and get damaged.

How long did you wait after the operation to whet ya dingus with a willing partner?

I think I waited around 4-5 months and even then it was pretty touch and go. Had a couple of run ins a lot sooner and with pain/tightness had to explain what happened and why I couldn’t have sex which was awkward. 
For at least a year or so after the surgery I was still worried it would tear and hurt – even now ensuring I use lubricant given scar tissue can easily damage and hurt if it’s pulled or stretched in a way it hasn’t been before.
Is sex better now?
I think so – whether that’s a self confidence thing is hard to say, but it feels less restrictive so I can enjoy myself in the moment, carefree.

So there you have it, folks. A short snippet of dick content.

We tried tracking down someone who had their foreskin reapplied for comparison, but had no luck.

*Names were changed to protect privacy. His real name is Snipetti Dicketti.

Image: Getty Images / DeAgostini