We no longer live in a world of distances, rather we live in a time where globalisation has become a reality. So, any topic is up for debate. And nothing can be said more; in favour or against the circumcision for males. As obvious there are two sides of each story; one in its favour and one in its opposite faction. Those in favour of it present facts based on religious, social and scientific studies. And the opposing faction, which advocates against circumcision (majorly) believe that there is no evident reason to remove a perfectly natural human tissue from the body. Those who advocate that circumcision is not the right answer, nevertheless stress that lifelong penile hygiene is required. Let’s just go ahead and briefly skim through the potential hazards which, according to experts at Circumcision Center can occur due to bad hygiene and additionally should be able to shed some serious light on this topic.
As a prelude to this, it is imperative to be first aware of the anatomy of foreskin. The foreskin is composed of an outer layer that is keratinized (as is skin generally) and an inner lining that is a mucosal surface. The inner lining thus resembles other mucosal epithelia such as constitute the cervix, nasal passages and rectum. Moreover, the inner layer of the foreskin lines a preputial sac, which becomes a repository for the shed cells, pheromone secretions and urinary residue that accumulates over the years. And on top of that it is also a natural habitat for the growth of bacteria and other micro-organisms.
Well, the above-mentioned anatomy is all well and good but how does it relate to a real-life scenario?
According to the experts at Circumcision Center, during an erection the head and shaft of the penis extends so that the inner layer becomes exteriorized along the distal half of the shaft. This exposes it to infectious agents during sexual intercourse. Studies suggest that the presence of prepuce is likely to result in greater microtrauma during sexual intercourse, and permits an easily accessible entry point into the blood stream for infectious agents.
Dr. Terry Russell, an Australian medical practitioner and circumcision expert states “What man after a night of passion is going to perform penile hygiene before rolling over and snorting the night way?”. The bacteria in majority of such cases starts multiplying and contribute in the formation of smegma, which can be found under the foreskin.
Smegma is one of the most occurring symptoms for which Adult Male Circumcision is advised. Moreover, it is produced due to foreskin’s inner surface and contains lipids, fatty acids sterol and exfoliated cells. Excretion of smegma reaches its peak at age 20-40 years. Initial stages include a whitish or a yellowish film. However, with time chemical transformation takes place and it becomes mixed with epithelia cells, dirt and micro-organisms; thus, these forms aggregate and produce foul odours. It is important to note that studies show a remarkable number of males prefer Adult Circumcision as recluse from bad odours and poor hygiene.
Another school of thought against circumcision promotes smegma, by terming it as a secretion of natural pheromones from glands, placed under the foreskin. However, there is no evidence to be found, which should support such claims and thus leads one to logically conclude that circumcisions’ benefits outweigh the risks