Man with baby boy

My son is the light of my life.

I am not circumcised, and my partner and I agreed to have our son circumcised based on what our pediatrician suggested. It was a tough decision and it went against my gut feeling, “don’t do it, you are not and you are fine.”

Once it was done, I didn’t think much of it but now years later it’s all I think about everyday. The guilt of what we did and how it will affect his sexuality and sexual satisfaction based on all of the other medical reviews I found on medical websites, how it decreases sensitivity dramatically and even on Psychology today there are articles on the subject. My question it is kind of tough to answer, did I make a mistake, did I that take away his ability to enjoy orgasms. I read some men due to being circumcised at birth have a very difficult time achieving orgasms due to the loss of sensitive. They hate that they didn’t have the choice. I know it’s done and I cant go back to stop what has happened and I wish with all my heart that I could. I feel like I let my son down. That I ruined his body. I appreciate your time Mr. Castleman.


  • Michael Castleman says:

    Circumcision is controversial, and often excites heated emotions.

    First of all, full disclosure. I’m circumcised. When I’ve written about the research on the subject, those opposed to circumcision often attack me, saying, well, he’s cut so of course he defends infant mutilation….

    I neither defend nor oppose circumcision. I simply report on the robust body of research examining it. And that research overwhelmingly shows that it has no significant adverse impact on men’s sexual sensitivity or pleasure. For more: check out the blog post I wrote for Psychology Today:

    You didn’t harm your son. I’m confident he’s fully sexual functional and capable of great erotic pleasure and orgasms.

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