Being gay, being old (or at least not young) and having had more than my share of sex partners, I have compared.

I am circumsized. My uncut lovers have had very different qualities of genital sex than I’ve had. Their experiences are different. Their penises and foreskins are noticeably more sensitive and have remained so even as they’ve passed into middle age.

I am becoming less sensitive with every passing year that my penis isn’t protected from friction. It’s not a tragedy. I orgasm, not to get too TMI, but it’s different and not as outer-nerve-ending centric as it used to be.

I pretty sure that’s because I’m missing my foreskin. I’d like to have it back. I’d like to have remained as sensitive as my partners who still have theirs. I know I’d never agree to allow a child of mine to be circumcised.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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