The Prepuce

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…[46]. Even in modern textbooks, Tyson’s glands are often described as the source of smegma [54]; however, no evidence of Tyson’s glands has ever been described outside of Cowper’s macroscopic description of these glands in 1694 [55]. This may be one of the longest held myths in medicine [55,56]. Cowper’s description of Tyson’s glands in the human is actually of (Search hits: 8 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 397.11)

The incidence of phimosis in boys

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Full text available in PDF format (above)   BJU International (1999), 84, 101–102 K.R. SHANKAR and A.M.K. RICKWOOD Department of Paediatric Urology, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK Abstract Objective To establish the incidence of pathological phimosis in boys. Patients and methods A 2-year review of circumcisions was performed for phimosis among a known population of boys, with the histological… (Search hits: 2 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 198.56)

Male circumcision decreases penile sensitivity as measured in a large cohort.

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…overall sexual satisfaction, and penile functioning. Furthermore, this study shows that a higher percentage of circumcised men experience discomfort or pain and unusual sensations as compared with the uncircumcised population. Before circumcision without medical indication, adult men, and parents considering circumcision of their sons, should be informed of the importance of the foreskin in male sexuality. © 2013 BJU International…. (Search hits: 2 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 198.56)

The effect of male circumcision on the sexual enjoyment of the female partner

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…a randomly selected population of women with experience with both types of men. It would be useful to examine the role of the foreskin in other sexual activities. Because these findings are of interest, the negative effect of circumcision on the sexual enjoyment of the female partner needs to be part of any discussions providing ‘informed consent’ before circumcision. References… (Search hits: 1 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 165.46)