Because Sometimes More is More
Because circumcision has traditionally been so prevalent among men and in popular culture, the desire to fit in may pressure individuals to undergo the procedure, he said. Not only do drawings and models depicting circumcised males promote the procedure, but the use of terminology such as “uncircumcised” suggests that not being circumcised is undesirable. Adjectives such as “intact” or “natural” would be more appropriate and conscious of the sensitivity of the issue, O’Barr said.
He noted that there are multiple techniques for the procedure, each involving different instruments. The differing methods result in different aesthetic looks, which may account for the wide scope of male opinions on the subject.