or Mourn the Lack Thereof
The earliest knowledge we have of prepuce interference are temple pictographs of men with knives focused knowingly on men with foreskins. Note: this is not porn; merely objective people watching, there is a difference.
Those ancient murals of Egyptian blood ritual found on a tomb wall in Sakkara reflect something worth considering about an early slave-based culture. What we know of all recent slave societies is a demonstrated obsession with controlling the behavior of the chattels. Control of erotic tendency and desire is a very subtle and diabolic form of subduing pleasure-seeking and redirecting libido. Foreskin removal is considered by several recent studies to result in diminished eroticism; ergo, it provides control.
In non-slave societies this same technique has proved very useful for furthering desired agendas. If a religious component is present, limiting worldly pleasure in favor of promised afterlife bliss is a consideration. Where the cultural demand is for more offspring the loss of foreskin often results in a bias towards coitus for the pleasurable friction resultant. In developed, secular cultures a class based bias abetted by a specious medical profession’s self-interest is often present.
Much of what we know of the history of mankind, some of the woes and excesses, the unequal sharing of power and resources may have resulted from one common denominator: cell distribution. Specifically nerve cells; more specifically the erotogenic nerve cells that produce pleasure.
There was no doubt a sound biological component to this cell distribution that made perfect sense in evolutionary terms for early man. Unfortunately this same distribution accounts for much of the angst and pain mankind has experienced historically. When the sexes are surgically rendered unequal where pleasure gratification is involved, a power bent species like humans is apparently unable to deal with it benignly.
Recuse the poor benighted prepuce! Arrivederci!
Let’s start with some agreed upon numbers : 8 thousand cells vs 4 thousand cells; an enormous spread. The former number represents the accumulation of pleasure cells around the tip of the female clitoris, while the latter is the number of pleasure cells distributed throughout the entire surface of the male organ if circumcised. Big gap here, but consider this. The figure of roughly twenty thousand is the number of erotogenic pleasure cells contained in the ‘ridged band’ and ‘smooth’ area of the foreskin that is sacrificed to the drastic winnowing procedure of circumcision.
Nature was not very obliging in endowing males with an almost instant arousal mechanism tempered with a laborious climax timeline, while females have a much longer arousal period but when reached, have an almost hair-trigger climax function.
While the parameters are set by nature and are followed instinctively by other creatures circumcised humans seem to need an operating manual. Lacking this, generations of priests, pundits and charlatans have offered opinions about what to do and how it should be done. Simple observation of the techniques of self pleasuring between males and females should demonstrate how the imbalance in erotogenic cell location is manifest if there has been circumcision The male approach resembles a frenetic cross between churning butter and popping a champaign cork while the female could be caressing the door bell to paradise except in those violently misogynous areas where female circumcision is in vogue. More covert control intent perhaps?
This biological joy deficit among circumcised males raises the need for prolonged and constant friction for success. Ergo, the widespread male worship of coitus, uber alles, in those unenlightened regions where such brutal coercion is endemic. So, downplay foreplay; ditto patience and exploration, forget fondling, caresses and kissing — go for the gold.
Then watch as the numbers pile up as the population on the planet metastasizes with no benign way to control the growth.
Rather than solicit input from impartial observers for clues to remedy this predicament males have resorted to asserting superiority and infallibility and creating social structures to maintain the illusion. One nefarious illusion enforcer is the production of various ‘instruction manuals’ and alleging them to be of divine origin. Another is endowing a medical fraternity, mainly of their peers, to pontificate professionally though the ages with various degree of misinformation or propaganda.
Before planet earth decides to evict our seven billion demanding minions (imagine an equivalent number of say, groundhogs or sheep or buzzards and guess how long it would take nature to call in the exterminators) let’s hear some other opinions for a change. Might help save the day.