Because Sometimes More is More

 

Penis Glans vs Clitoris.

canadian-liberal:

I am going to lay out why this is a silly argument to make while discussing Female genital mutilation vs Male genital mutilation. 

Vagina has about 1000 nerve endings, and the clitoris has about 8000.

Source —— I looked on many websites to find a exact number of nerve endings in the vagina but I could not find anything besides the original source of this. Clitoris has a lot of sources for the 8000 mark.

Foreskin has been listed at between 10,000 - 20,000 - 70,000. So I will be going with 20,000 to compare the two. 

Source listing it from 10,000 - 20,000. 

Source listing 20,000 - 70,000.

The glans and shaft have about 4000 nerve endings.

Now that the numbers and source information is out of the way, I can get into the body of my argument. 

The penis fully intact has 24,000 nerve endings, when the foreskin is removed, 83% of the nerves are removed.

Vagina fully intact has 9,000, when clitoris is removed it is a loss of 89% of the nerve endings. 

Now lets see how many clitorises, glans/shafts and vaginas would have to be removed to equal 1 foreskin removal. 

  • Combined - 1.58 
  • Clitorises -  2.5
  • Glans/shafts - 5
  • Vagina’s - 20

While it is factually correct that the removal of a clitoris is worse then glans/shaft of the penis, to leave the argument left at that is not telling the whole truth. From the data I have shown the removal of the foreskin is worse then removing all of the nerves of vagina, clitoris and glans/shaft. 

This is why circumcision is not a medical act but mutilation of male genitals. And this is the reason to outlaw it with female genital mutilation, and fight just as hard against both and not just one.

I wholeheartedly agree with the conclusion, and the comparison does do a good job at highlighting the dichotomy in terms of how our society treats male and female genitalia in this context, but I think it’s completely unnecessary and unfounded to go saying that removing one thing is worse than removing another.

Firstly, these numbers are likely to be incomplete; there are different types of nerve endings, and some of the erogenous receptors are located deeper inside the body that may not be properly accounted for in these figures. But more importantly, these figures don’t tell the whole story, neither from the point of view of the erogenous value of the tissue, nor from it’s value to the individual. The vaginal canal, for instance, facilitates insemination and birth in addition to any sexual pleasure, while the shaft of the penis does the same for insemination and urination. 

All of the mutilative practices that we’re are discussing here are so beyond the line of moral acceptability that it’s more than petty to compare them head to head.

  1. jalopyrustbucket reblogged this from oratorasaurus
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    why circumcisionis fucking wierd and crazy [[MORE]]
  4. restoringsd reblogged this from legalizeforeskin and added:
    “MGM vs FGM” argument shouldn’t be an issue. Our focus should be the end of all “GM”!!
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