Male foreskin has always been a hotly contended issue among the sexually active. Some people love the sight of a throbbing uncut cock, while others find them to be garish and unsightly. Then, of course, there are those who don’t have a preference either way. Cosmo recently spoke with two men– one gay and one straight — about their thoughts on circumcised and un-circumcised penises, and what they had to say was interesting.
Man #1 is a 22-year-old gay man. Man #2 is a 31-year-old heterosexual. Both gentlemen are circumcised. When asked if they wished they weren’t, they had completely different responses.
“I have never thought too much about the possibility,” Man #1 said. “I feel like most guys are circumcised so I guess I just feel like I was ‘normal.'”
Indeed, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of American males (55 percent) are circumcised, though that number has been declining over the past 30 years.
“I wish I wasn’t,” Man #2 lamented. “Mostly because I’ve learned that uncircumcised men experience more pleasure. It took me until my mid-20s to learn about this, and I felt cheated out of a natural and beautiful part of my body by a decision that was never given to me.”
He continues: “I think it looks better to be circumcised, [but] sex is less pleasurable, for both men and women, and the organ itself is more sensitive than it ought to be. I remember reading somewhere that there are about 12 square inches of skin removed in circumcision. Also, there is probably buried body trauma of the event itself that still affects me in sex although I don’t consciously remember it.”
The Cooperative Institutional Research Program confirms that body trauma, including disruptions to the parental-infant bonding process and grief over the loss of a body part, can result from circumcision. The program also claims that, contrary to what previous reports have said, infants do, indeed, experience pain from the procedure.
Of course, many would argue that time heals all wounds. Especially those inflicted when a person is less than 10 days old.
When asked if they had a preference over whether their partner had a cut or uncut penis, Man #2 remained quiet on the issue. Meanwhile, Man #1 said he didn’t care either way. “It really is a nonissue for me,” he replied. “I’m not going to complain too much about size or shape as long as things work in a way that pleases us both.”
He also said that, in his experience, whether a man is cut or uncut did not affect his overall sexual performance or the taste of his dong during oral sex.
“I also never noticed a distinct difference with this,” he explained. “If there is a strong taste for anything, I’m hoping it would just be soap.”
The most distinct difference between a circumcised penis and an uncircumcised one, he continued, was when it comes to hand jobs.
“Giving a hand job to a man with an uncircumcised penis is different, but definitely not a negative experience,” he said. “As a circumcised man, there is just a different ‘look’ to what is happening.”
What do you think? Do you prefer your man to be cut or uncut, and why? Sound off in the comments section below.
Welcome to England, international visitors! The British Home Office hopes that you enjoy your stay, and is happy to extend asylum to those of you who face violence and persecution in your homeland. But first, Her Majesty just needs a few details about your penis.
An internal investigation has revealed that gay and lesbian asylum seekers are subjected to very insane, very sexy questions that of course are never put to heterosexual individuals. Among them:
- One interviewee was asked why he would claim to have sex every day, when that is “not even normal in heterosexual relationships.”
- Another was asked if he had less than 100 sexual partners, the implication being that average gay men have assignations numbering in the triple digits.
- A third man was asked why he would be in a relationship with a man, when there’s so much to be offered by heterosexual coupling.
And a leaked internal memo reveals even more insulting questioning. These are all direct quotes:
- Did you put your penis into x’s backside?
- When x was penetrating you, did you have an erection?
- Did x ejaculate inside you?
- Why did you use a condom?
- What is it about men’s backsides that attracts you?
- What is it about the way men walk that turns you on?
It would be kind of hot if this interrogation was happening in a porn, with glistening sweat dripping off the interviewee’s face as the mean investigator barks questions at him and eventually demands that he prove just how gay he can be. But it’s not OK for this to be happening in reality, where real actual peoples’ lives are at stake.
Between 10 and 12 percent of interviews contain inappropriate questions, according to the investigation.
To their credit, officials have pledged to crack down on inappropriate questions, to respond quickly to complaints, and to improve training.
But we don’t think that goes far enough: British officials should be required to themselves answer any questions that asylum interviewees face. So how about it, Prime Minister David Cameron: what is it about men’s backsides that attracts you?
First look at Meryl Streep singing in the upcoming movie adaptation of Into The Woods to be released Christmas Day 2014.
In this featurette, the cast and director Rob Marshall talk about bringing the musical about several fairy tales colliding in the woods on the same day.
Also stars Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, James Corden and Emily Blunt as the Baker and his wife, plus Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has set November 20th as the date it will hear arguments concerning a challenge to the state's gay marriage ban.
From Buzzfeed's legal eagle Chris Geidner: Breaking: Oral argument in the Arkansas Supreme Court for the marriage case has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, November 20.
This is in addition to another case regarding marriage equality, which will also be heard on the same day in Arkansas by a federal judge.
AND - a hearing for summary judgement in Montana's gay marriage battle is also scheduled for November 20th.
Looks like a busy day for folks come the 20th.
|Shirtless Nick Jonas gives you abs and more abs|
In an new interview for Details Magazine, Nick Jonas explains that although he packed on about 15 pounds of muscle in six weeks for his "Kingdom" role on DirecTV, he really doesn't like working out.
He kind of dreads it, even.
"I hate going to the gym. I think everybody hates cardio to some degree. I'm not the kind of person who wakes up in the morning and can't wait to work out. I kind of dread it, actually. I see it as a necessary evil."
Read more about Nick's journey to beefy goodness over at Details.com.
Plus, the folks at Details decided to share bonus pics of Mr. Jonas here.
Australian superstar Jarryd Hayne quit his rugby league team Wednesday to pursue a career in the NFL. The Australian international, who won the National Rugby League's highest individual accolade -- the Dally M Medal -- for a second time just last month, has been given a conditional release by his club, the Parramatta Eels, to follow his NFL dream. [+] EnlargeJarryd Hayne Ashley Feder/Getty Images Jarryd Hayne is giving up his rugby league contract to try to make it in the NFL. Hayne, 26, said he could not let the opportunity to play in the NFL pass him by. "For the past 24 months I've been thinking about having a crack in the NFL, and over the last 12 months I've been seriously considering it," Hayne said in a letter published on the Eels' website.
Batman has always seemed a little light in the batloafers, and we aren’t the only ones who see it. Now for the first time, his sexuality has been openly discussed in the comic book universe. Is that progress? Who can say?
Multiversity: The Just #1, by Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver, was released on October 22 and is set in a world where superheroes have become obsolete (sounds a bit boring). Rather than saving the world from evil villains, Batman and Superman and the likes are treated more like celebrities, and where there are celebrities there are bratty children of celebrities.
In the issue, Alexis Luthor, daughter of Lex Luthor, asks Batman’s son Damian Wayne (who has adopted dad’s masked identity) whether or not the famous recluse takes it in the batcave.
Take a look:
He may not be gay, but he is apparently a curmudgeon. In the next panel he tells all the neighborhood hipsters to turn down their vinyl and vacate his batlawn.
Gay Star News adds this helpful history of the “Batman is gay” theory:
The ‘gay’ interpretation goes all the way back to 1954, when a psychiatrist claimed that the comic books were ‘homosexual fantasies’.
The 1995 feature film Batman Forever, and especially its 1997 sequel Batman & Robin, both helmed by openly gay director Joel Schumacher, attracted attention for the homoerotic innuendos.
George Clooney himself said he played Batman as gay in the films.
And a few years ago, Morrison (a Batman writer) said to Playboy: ‘He’s very plutonian in the sense that he’s wealthy and also in the sense that he’s sexually deviant. Gayness is built into Batman.
‘I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay.’
h/t Gay Star News
|Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R)|
Even before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Nevada's same-sex marriage ban, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval had made clear that he would not appeal the ruling should the anti-gay law be found unconstitutional.
Sandoval and the state's Attorney General didn't even defend the law in the 9th. Due to "heightened scrutiny" required in cases involving sexual orientation, he and AG Catherine Cortez Masto admitted the law could not be defended.
True to his word, when the unanimous ruling was handed down by the 3 judge panel of the 9th Circuit, Sandoval said "done," allowing gays and lesbians to begin marrying.
However, the folks over at the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage - the same group that got the law on the ballot back in 2002 - jumped in and defended the law in the 9th Circuit. And, of course, lost.
Now the Coalition is requesting the 9th Circuit consider re-hearing the lawsuit en banc, which would mean a panel of 11 judges versus the normal 3 judge panel which has already heard the case.
En banc reviews are difficult to get as a majority of the Court's 29 judges have to agree to consider the case.
University of California, Irvine, law professor Doug Nejaime told the Washington Blade, “Given the Supreme Court’s action a couple weeks ago, there may not be many judges that want to spend resources reviewing the panel decision. And then there is certainly reason, given that Perry [the case that struck down California’s Proposition 8] was also decided in the Ninth Circuit, to think a different result is unlikely.”
In a short statement on Wednesday, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Sandoval said Nevada opposes the attempt by the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage to appeal the ruling, and hopes such opposition will lead to closure on the issue.
I have NO idea what Texas congressman Louis Gohmert is talking about here other than "gay" and "the military" and "Greek massages?"
From a recent appearance on Christian radio show "Point of View" via Right Wing Watch:
"I've had people say, 'Hey, you know, there's nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks.'
Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it's a different kind of fighting, it's a different kind of war and if you're sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you're not going to last very long.
It's guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and if that's what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did. As people have said, 'Louie, you have got to understand, you don't even know your history.' Oh yes I do. I know exactly. It's not a good idea."