Circumcision Information and Resource Page (CIRP) provides information relating to the penis and the effects of circumcision. This page illustrates the intact penis and how the foreskin functions. The page also illustrates a circumcised penis. The gliding mechanism of an intact penis is also illustrated, along with information on the effects of circumcision on sexual intercourse.
The Embryo Development web page graphically shows the external genital changes in fetus development. A comparison is made between male and female genital development of the fetus.
Study published in BJUI (British Journal of Urology International), Volume 99, Issue 4, Pages 864-869 (March 2007). This is the Sorrells study. The Sorrels study is remarkable because it used objective measurements to determine fine-touch sensitivity of various parts of the intact penis and the circumcumcised penis, showing that circumcision removes the most sensitive parts of the penis.
Watch a YouTube video of Dr. Sorrells discussing the study and his results.
Circumstitions.com page illustrating the anatomy of an intact penis. The illustration is interactive and clicking on parts of the penis will present information on that part. The page has links to an animated illustration of the foreskin retracting and extending. There is also a link to illustrations of the embrionic development of the male and female genitals.
An article in eMedicine about pearly penile papules (PPP). Pearly penile papules are small dome-shaped skin-colored papules that often are located on the sulcus or corona of the glans penis. Commonly, pearly penile papules are arranged circumferentially in one or more rows. They are considered to be a normal feature and are harmless.
Study published in British Journal of Urology (BJU Int.) 2009 Apr; 103(8):1096-103. Epub 2009 Feb 24. The study used a self-reported questionaire and reports on various genital and nongenital areas in terms of erotic sensitivity for intact men (uncircumcised).
Article by C.J. Cold, MD, and J.R. Taylor published in British Journal of Urology (now BJI International), Vol. 83, Supp. 1, pp. 34-44, 1983. DOI: 10.1046/j.1464-410x.1999.0830s1034.x The authors describe the prepuce as a common anatomical structure of both male and female genitalia. The authors discuss the embryology, anatomy, and function of the prepuce. Based on the complex anatomy and the function of the prepuce, or foreskin, the authors advise against neonatal (infant) circumcision. The state that the removal of normal genital anatomy in children and infants should be deferred until the individual can make their own informed choice.
The Taylor study was published in the British Journal of Urology (BJUI), Volume 77, Issue 2, pages 291–295, February 1996. DOI: 10.1046/j.1464-410X.1996.85023.x A copy of the Taylor study is available at the The Circumcision Reference Libarary. Wiley Online Library maintains the journal copy of the study.
The authors, Taylor and Cold, dissected cadavers to thoroughly study the male prepuce (foreskin). They documented the innervation ofthe ridged band at the opening of the foreskin. The objective of the study was to assess the type and amount of tissue missing from the adult circumcised penis.
A pictorial guide showing the three zones of the intact penis outer covering. The shaft skin, the outer foreskin, and the inner foreskin make up the three sonze. The inner foreskin is almost as long as the shaft of the penis. The pictures are shown in sequence as the foreskin is retracted.
An article by Paul M. Fleiss, M.D., and Frederick M. Hodges about the male foreskin. The two provide a detailed description of the foreskin and how it functions with the rest of the penis.
The article discusses what is the foreskin, how big is the foreskin, what does the ridged band do, why is the foreskin attached and not retractable for young children, and what are the specialized nerver receptors in the foreskin. With the circumcising culture in the United States, very little is known about the foreskin, how it works, and why it is there. Dr. Fleiss and Fred Hodges answer many of the questions people have about the foreskin.
Ken McGrath, Senior Lecturer in Pathology at the Faculty of Health, Auckland University of Technology and Member of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientists discusses his research into the neural anatomy of the human penis and the physical damages caused by circumcision.
Penis a study of the Human Penis DR JEFF Productions USA
A YouTube video about the penis. The video focuses on the intact (uncut) penis with some information on the circumcised penis. YouTube has age restricted the video because it shows the male sex organ. You may have to log onto YouTube and acknowledge that you are of age to view the video.
Marilyn Milos, R.N., executive director and founder of NOCIRC, discusses normal sexual function of the penis and foreskin and its loss due to circumcision. Marilyn Milos discusses the natural foreskin and how it works with the rest of the penis to make for an exquisite sexual experience.
Her explanation of the natural foreskin is a very illuminating for men who were circumcised at birth and have never learned about normal male anatomy. Marilyn Milos knows more about the penis than most men.
YouTube Video: The Penis - Sex Education 101
This video is from the UK company that makes the SenSlip, a manufactured artificial foreskin designed to protect the mucosa so it will shed the keratinized skin. The SenSlip is a fast fix to de-keratinize the penis. Using the SenSlip is useful to quickly show men the benefits of covering the penis with a foreskin by letting them experience more sensation. Many men decide that it is worth the time and effort to restore their foreskin (growing new skin) by applying tension.
Restoring Tally is just an ordinary guy who had to confront his prostate and circumcision problems. This site chronicles his journey in dealing with these issues. He has had prostate surgery and he is restoring his foreskin.
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