“[An uncircumcised] penis reminds me of those toys from the '90s. You know, the ones filled with water that would slip through your hands. It’s too much to work with.” -Gabi, 28
But then there are the more devout disciples...
“Give me circumcision or give me death.” -Allison, 28
For the women out there who have never experienced a penis in its natural state, which includes 22% of our poll, it can be intimidating simply because it’s foreign (metaphorically and probably literally). Although once it’s erect, it’s pretty much business as usual depending on the amount of skin present. See, this is the reason every girl should do a semester abroad.
Perhaps shockingly, only four of the 50 women polled prefer a penis au naturel, and you can include me in that four. They way I see it, dicks are like iPhones: they are very delicate and ought to come with a carrying case. Despite being half Jewish, I find circumcision completely barbaric, and so did some of the women I spoke with. While I can understand how it might have been the “clean” thing to do back in the day before running water was a thing, and we were washing ourselves exclusively with lard and lavender, circumcision seems totally unnecessary now. In fact, circumcision in most of the world is much rarer and almost exclusively done for religious purposes.