Variations in foreskin length. A wild guess at distribution

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  1. Ionto

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    Having a particularly short foreskin myself I have always been very much aware of how much foreskins vary between individuals. I have often wondered what the distribution of foreskin length over the whole male population is like (what percent with overhangs, what percent just covering, etc.). From this point of view it was a great discovery to find the coverage index http://www.newforeskin.biz/CI/CIchart.htm , which gives an scale to measure and compare. However the coverage index was developed for men restoring their foreskins, and it is rather too fine grained to record casual observations from dressing rooms, showers, nude beaches, etc. I suggest grouping further into half as many categories that are more easily observable to suggest what I think is the approximate distribution of foreskin length in the French population.


    CI1 to 3 : skin does not cover the glans at all : 12%
    CI4 to 5 : half the glans is exposed or more : 3%
    CI6 to 7 : most of the glans is covered, but still visible : 35%
    CI 8 to 9 : glans fully covered and/or with a slight overhang: 40%
    CI10 : long overhang : 10%
    The result is a sort of bell curve, though the left hand base is higher because a big majority of those in CI 1 to 3 would in fact be circumcised. One man in ten was the proportion claimed when I did military service, though in Paris, with its cosmopolitan population, you would see more completely exposed glans than this. Those in CI 4 and 5 may be partly circumcised, or just have a naturally short foreskin. I’d say three quarters of men would have a foreskin that either just about covers the glans give or take a bit in length.
    How does this tally with other people’s estimations ? Has anyone seen any evidence of a clinical survey of foreskin length?
     
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    Those are interesting observations. I was surprised by the circumcision factor in France. I presumed most in France were uncircumcised. I agree the coverage index chart is too generalized and doesn't give better examples of the various lengths and coverage.
    Trying to find a true coverage index may be hard to formulate due to the variations of coverage one can have. As an uncut guy I typically I fall in the C3 for catagory most of the time however I could go to a 4 or even 5 if I really shrink up. It mean it just depends.
    What I have observed while visiting the UK and Mexico is there are a higher number of C3's in Mexico compared to the UK. I saw more C6 through 8 in the UK. These were just casual observations at public facilities. I am sure there may be others who may differ with my observation.
     
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    I can only give an example of my own adult cutting experience in U.S.
    I began as a C1-9 before cutting in 1977 at age 45.
    I became a C1-1 after cutting
    I am now a C1-4 at age 73 , almost 29 years later

    My foreskin underwent a slow process of natural self- regeneration until four years ago. At that time , I began jelquing and the regrowth of the foreskin accelerated dramatically and is continuing at that accelerated rate!
     
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    who lives in the east 'neath the willow tree? Sex
    there's a lot of arabs and west africans in france owing to the nature of their former colonial territories.
     
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    Thanks makes sense now. :smile:
     
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    You’re right. Relatively few French men are circumcised; I reckon it at just over one in ten, from observations in Paris changing rooms, showers, sports clubs, and from military service, but when I was a student at a university in the east of France I noticed it was less than that.
     
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