You'll have to forgive my getting a little too serious, and self absorbed here. In the 'pro's' thread I made reference to a period when I was 15/16 and I was considering getting circumcised. Earlier that year I had some retraction problems, which is common for guys with longer foreskins, since the skin isn't trained to retract fully it doesn't. That was fixed with ointment. At the time, I had never seen another uncut cock, every bit of porn I came across seemed to have cut guys... the only other uncut person I knew of was either an infant cousin (ew) or my dead father. So I felt abnormal, with that weird feeling that there was something wrong with me... but what teenager doesn't feel that when they're that age? That feeling escalated to the point that I started investigating the operation, researching it. Then, I sat down one night... and said "What good reason do I have for doing this... apart from insecurity?" I went through all of them... and I realised I couldn't justify it. Then about 3 months later a close friend of mine called me, and told me he was going into hospital for a small operation. Naturally concerned I asked why. He told me he needed a circumcision, he asked me not to tell anyone. He told everyone else it was a back operation. Anyway - he had the op, but it was badly done, his recovery was a bugger and, due to the friction afterwards says it was the worst thing he ever did. Anyway, time wears on. I get older become sexually active - all my concerns about sexual partners disappear, never hear anything besides nice things. But for some reason, of late - reading all of these "great thing" "new level" a certain degree of my insecurities are coming back, every now and then thinking to myself... did I do the right thing. Even though it works fine, and nobody else has ever had a problem with it. I'm not for a second asking anyone to temper their comments. If you're cut and happy, that's great, other ways around good or bad depending. But just to point out that things aren't as clear... cut (ugh) for everyone else. There are quite significant emotional issues involved. I don't have any intention of doing anything - I'm not whining, but I'm writing to express something that others may be feeling now, or may have in the past. BTW - I'm not just talking about uncut guys, I also include the cut guys. I don't think one person should make dispariging comments. I need to sleep.