The tiny little head (glans) of the clitoris boasts 8,000 nerve endings, giving women the capacity for mind-altering pleasure, pretty much anytime they choose it.

The head of the penis on the other hand has a mere 4,000 nerve endings, making it half as sensitive as the clitoris.

But- did you know there is a part of male genital anatomy that is even MORE sensitive and pleasurable than the female clitoris, and which boasts over 20,000 nerve endings???

“What is it, where is it, and how do I find it?” you may be asking yourself. Well, it’s a little piece of skin that all men are born with, and which sadly, is often cut off at birth. And that is- the male foreskin.

Contrary to what many people in North America believe, the male foreskin is not a vestigial piece of flesh, which serves no purpose or function.

The Circumcision Resource Center of Colorado describes the male foreskin as “a highly tuned sensory organ with thousands of specialized nerve endings. In fact, the foreskin has more nerve endings than any other part of the penis. The foreskin’s ability to detect touch, motion, vibration, temperature variations, texture, and moisture is unmatched in male sexual anatomy.”

They go on to say- “The foreskin gives a man a tremendous amount of pleasure as well as detailed information about his sexual response. While the foreskin has fine-touch receptors, the glans, in contrast, has pressure receptors and lacks the fine-touch receptors found in the foreskin. This is why the sensations provided by the foreskin are so different from the sensations provided by the glans. It is the combination of these two sensations that provide intact (uncircumcised) men with the full range of sexual feeling.”

If this is the case, one might begin to wonder WTF is going on, and why circumcision is still so widely practiced in so many first world countries, especially when so called “hygiene issues” are not really a problem for anyone with ready access to soap and running water.

I invite you to listen to my latest episode of Better Love and Sex, as I speak with Foreskin Activist , and Founder of the California Male Genital Mutilation Bill, Matthew Hess about why male circumcision continues to be practiced in the United States, and what you can do to protect infant boys from culturally endorsed male genital mutilation.

What do you think? Is circumcision a “healthy” practice for infants with no harmful side effects? Or is it a socially accepted form of genital mutilation?