Some time ago I posed this question at the request of author J.L. Langley “Guys how do you like your Men – Cut or Intact?” I thought it was a wonderful way to take your pulse about this very personal and touchy topic. 🙂 That poll was on the old blog, and even though I loved it, there were many limitations, including slow loading or lack of access, which resulted in some of you getting tired after a few tries so you didn’t bother to come back and give your opinion in the poll. Now that the problem of access has been resolved with a new site, I’m running this poll again almost 2 years later, to see how things have changed (or not).
So here’s the question. Do gay men prefer their partners to be cut or do they like an intact foreskin? This has nothing whatsoever to do with religion or hygiene – it’s strictly sensory, aesthetic and to a lesser degree, olfactory. I realize that an excellent answer to this question, which was posted in response to the last poll by Batboy 126 , is “In real life, the choice of penis depends mainly on who’s attached to it” but please indulge me.
Many male M/M writers advocate the intact penis and Bobby Michaels is one of its strongest proponents. He likes the visual and sensory aspects of sex and he also loves ‘manly men’ who smell like real men without the benefit of deodorants or anything that would mask their natural odours. However, what do you prefer? Do you like the movement of the foreskin on the intact penis as it glides back and forth, thus adding another dimension to sexual stimulation? (Some people compare this to playing a trombone.) 🙂 Or do you prefer the friction of the ‘cut’ penis? I’m trying to use clinical terms because I would like to keep the discussion on a much higher plane than our norm, but feel free to use whatever words you like.
One of the things I notice when reading ‘stroke’ material (PWP) is that the gay men in these books are almost always uncut. Is this because the authors feel that this is the desirable state for a gay man? Most of these books are written by North American authors many of whom, if they’re male and over 35, are ‘cut’, yet their books tell another story. Is this wishful thinking? In Europe the reverse is the case so I suppose your preference would depend on where you live to some degree, since most men in North America weren’t given the choice of remaining intact because they were circumcised shortly after birth. However I have read newspaper articles about men who are being circumcised much later in life and I wonder why, other than if they converted to Judaism. I did some recent research and it appears that one reason could be because a few men have problems retracting the foreskin, and if it’s too painful they decide to have a little surgery to ease the pain. 🙁
When commenting, could you indicate the reason for your preference? For example, is it because with an intact penis the pleasure is extended or, if your partner is cut, is his sensation heightened? For some of you it does not matter either way and that’s cool. Not being male I have no idea of the different factors that would go into this consideration but I understand that for some guys this preference is really huge.
While it seems that most women prefer their men to have benefited from the surgeon’s knife, according to a few informal surveys, there doesn’t appear to be any empirical data about the preferences of gay men. When I asked my gay friends for information about this they referred me to their previous response to my request – since they have no interest in dating me they weren’t going to give it up for free. So I have to run a poll because my friends won’t cooperate.
Which do you prefer? The mushroom or the anteater/elephant trunk? 🙂
I gained a lot of knowledge in the last poll. I now understand what ‘docking’ is. You never know what new information these polls will provide. The original survey was done at the request of an author and I’m reprising it at the request of a few other M/M writers. I would be interested in how many M/M authors currently have their guys ‘cut’ in their books, so authors please join in the discussion.
Your assistance would be appreciated. Maybe I could come up with a prize for the most interesting answer.