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I often read this question online: have you ever been with an uncut guy? Does being cut or uncut matter to gay or bisexual men? 

What does cut or uncut mean, anyway?

According to dictionary.com, uncut is a slang word that means uncircumcised while cut means otherwise. Circumcision is defined by Medical News Today as “a surgical procedure that removes the foreskin of the penis. In an uncircumcised penis, the foreskin remains.” They added that the “main differences include appearance and hygiene practices.” 

Exactly how many males around the world are circumcised? 

A 2016 study revealed that around 37% to 39% of the male population across the globe have been circumcised, while majority or 71.2% of the males in the United States are circumcised. For more information, read here.

A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that the following areas have over 80% circumcision rates: North Africa, West Africa, and the Middle East. While Malaysia, the Philippines, and South Korea are also reported to have high prevalence rates. The numbers are a stark contrast as opposed to most of Asia, Europe, Central America, and South America, where circumcision is less popular, and have circumcision rates below 20%.

Having said all that, we have scoured the internet and here are some of what gay men have to say on the matter. One guy confessed that he prefers men who are “uncut and dark skinned.” He noted how “some guys are obsessed with this, it’s almost a fetish, so it’s pretty common to have a preference. But it’s usually not a deal-breaker.”

Another guy quipped, ” To most, no. To some, they have a preference. And to a very, very small minority, it’s a big deal.” He added, “Personally, I like uncut a smidge more because it’s fun to play with foreskin. But a penis is a penis. I’m just happy to be playing with one at the end of the day.”

Meanwhile, one guy in particular said his “preference is cut but certainly not a dealbreaker.” He explained, “My first long-term partner was uncut. Bottom line for me, it’s the person that’s attached to the penis that matters.”

Going back to the question at hand: cut or uncut? Do you have a preference, and is it a dealbreaker? Why or why not and would you say that circumcision impacts or makes a difference when it comes to your sexual experience? Sound off in the comments section below!

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