The foreskin is tightly attached to the glans (head) much like the finger nail to the finger to prevent bacteria from getting in and causing infections. Pulling off your finger nail would be very painful so you can imagine how painful it would be to retract the foreskin.
Functions of the Foreskin
The foreskin has many functions such as; Protection, Self-Cleaning Functions, Self-Protecting Functions, Immunological Protection, Antibacterial Function, Coverage During Erection, Erogenous Sensitivity, Self-Stimulating Sexual Functions, The Foreskin Enhances Forepleasure, Sexual Functions of the Foreskin During Intercourse, Self-Lubricating Function, and Production, Retention & Dispersal of Pheromones.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
We all know that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has no benefits and is in no way beneficial to the female being subjected to it. As a result FGM has been illegal since 1997.
In January 1788 Australia was first settled by the British. At this time the only form of circumcision was practiced as a male initiation ritual by several of Aboriginal nations in Arnhem Land and the desert areas of Northern Territory as well as parts of Western and South Australia.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is an organization responsible for training, educating and representing over 14,500 physicians and paediatricians in Australia and New Zealand.