I'm resurrecting this post for a few reasons... First of all, i'm considering having a clitoral hoodectomy. Not for cosmetic reasons, but for practical reasons. I have a very small clit and a tight hood. This has caused much desensitization to the point where i dont want to masturbate much anymore because its frustrating as hell. I've always loved my orgasms and having multiple orgasms but it takes up to a few hours to even get to one, once i get past the first one it gets easier to have subsequent ones but often i stop masturbating because my clit is getting bruised from having to apply so much pressure for so long or im getting so frustrated i could cry. I know people are going to go off on a tangent about how genital mutilation in all forms is wrong and im not for doing this to your daughters at birth or anything. I wish i didnt have to worry about this. But if things are anatomically negatively affected due to tight foreskin or clitoral hood things have to be considered. I think that male circumcision is unnecesarry in a lot of cases and i'd not have my son circumsized, unless there were problems with the foreskin. I think circumcision is mainly done for cosmetic and religious reasons at birth. Now, i dont want to hear all sorts of rubbish about how a small clit doesnt equal less pleasure. My problem isnt my clitoris as much as its my tight hood. I've never had an orgasm through intercourse, even with direct clitoral stimulation. I'd like to enjoy masturbating and acheiving orgasms with my husband, even if its just manually. But i've stopped having him try to get me to orgasm because the pressure of getting there because it takes me so long is overwhelming. Currently i like to pull my hood back as much as i can to directly stimulate the clitoris in order to try to cum. And no its not too sensitive to do this...i used to have a clitoral hood piercing and it never hung down and stimulated my clitoris because it didnt peak out from under the hood to enjoy it. I've thought about a vertical clit piercing next time instead of a horizontal hood piercing to help with this. In the meantime i will be trying out some hood stretching techniques, as i've read this can give room for the clitoris to expand when engorged under there and give more sensation. I will try this and seriously consider getting pierced again before resorting to any major thing like the hoodectomy i've read about. I wanted to get a little support and maybe help out other women who might find themselves in the same situation as me. Before people start going off about the types of barbaric clit removal practices around the world- this is not the same thing. This is circumcision, just the removal of the hood. The hood has relatively no nerves and protects the highly sensitive glans. And mine is not the highly sensitive to need this protection. Also it builds up smegma under the hood (like all women do) but especially so and its difficult to get the hood to retract enough to clean it out. I am able to clean it but its very uncomfortable. So for hygienic reasons im also looking into this. Any woman who doesnt keep herself clean and uncircumsized men know how troublesome smegma can be. Its not a perdy thing! If you made it this far through my post, thanks for taking the time to read about my hood issues. Now excuse me while i go get the q-tips and vaseline!