Adverse sexual and psychological effects of male infant circumcision

Psychol Rep. 2001 Jun;88(3 Pt 2):1105-6. doi: 10.2466/pr0.2001.88.3c.1105.


A survey of the 35 female and 42 gay sexual partners of circumcised and genitally intact men, and a separate survey of 53 circumcised and 30 genitally intact men themselves, indicated that circumcised men experienced significantly reduced sexual sensation along with associated long-lasting negative emotional consequences.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Circumcision, Male / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological / psychology*