To cut or not to cut. Circumcision debates continue.

To cut or not to cut. Circumcision debates continue.

Circumcision can be a hotly debated topic among parents and healthcare professionals alike. As a sex therapist, I have seen firsthand how a lack of proper circumcised care can cause issues such as difficulty retracting a foreskin, infection, or even tightness that requires a more serious surgery post-puberty, when a person had to opt for an adult circumcision rather than an infant one.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to circumcision. Although the current research may lean in favor of circumcision one year, it’s a personal preference that’s best left up to the individual and their parent or guardian. It’s important to consider both the pros and cons of either decision before arriving at a final choice.

When it comes to sexual health, it’s essential for individuals of every gender and sexual orientation to understand and appreciate the diversity of body types. Due to the visual appearance, some uncircumcised individuals may struggle with self-confidence but it’s important to note that making changes to the body is a personal decision, and one shouldn’t feel the need to conform to what others might suggest or believe.

Ultimately, each individual is unique and should determine their own circumcision path depending on their own convictions and health needs. If you are still unsure regarding your decision, consider consulting a healthcare professional or sex therapist who can provide reliable information and supportive advice.


  • Reduced risk of urinary tract infections.
  • Reduced risk of baby boys getting a fistula.
  • Decrease in the risk of contracting certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and penile cancer.
  • Easier genital hygiene.


  • Risk of infection and bleeding.
  • Risk of accidental damage to the penis.
  • Risk of pain, both during and after the procedure.
  • Possibility of impacts on sexual pleasure or different types of body image anxiety.
  • Potential for conflicting religious/cultural beliefs and possible discrimination as a result.