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Man explains why he wants to reverse his circumcision

Jake Massey

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Man explains why he wants to reverse his circumcision

A man who had a circumcision at birth has explained why he wants to reverse the procedure.

Avon said he is constantly in pain and experiences little sensation when having sex. Indeed, such was his desperation, he bought a device online that promised to stretch the skin back.

Watch him talk about his struggles without foreskin here:


Avon had the most extreme form of circumcision you can get, and he said it has blighted his everyday life.

Now he is sharing his painful story in a bid to raise awareness and prevent people from experiencing the same undue suffering.

"I would like to reverse my circumcision," he told the BBC. "The relief that I want to get is just to walk down the street comfortably.

"Only did I discover in my late teens that there was something called foreskin.

"I'm a C-1 cut, so that is the lowest circumcision level that you can go. That is very exposed and there's no skin covering the corona, which is around the head, or the area of skin that's just after the head."

As well as hurting him on a daily basis, he said the procedure has greatly diminished his sex life.

He bought a device online in a bid to undo his circumcision. Credit: BBC
He bought a device online in a bid to undo his circumcision. Credit: BBC

He explained: "My experience with being circumcised mixes PTSD, and just genuine physical discomfort. It's a very uncomfortable poke or tingle down the skin.

"And you just feel that every single step you take. But when you are intimate, you just don't have that sensation.

"I have experienced great amounts of pain and skin tearing while growing up."

Avon is so desperate to undo the procedure and its effects that he ordered a 'restorative kit' online, which purports to stretch the remaining skin using weights.

Unfortunately, though, a consultant urologist informed Avon that there was no scientific evidence to suggest the device would work, and that he had little skin left to pull forward anyway.

What's more, the consultant broke it to Avon that little could be done to restore sensitivity.

Avon was distraught following the consultation. Credit: BBC
Avon was distraught following the consultation. Credit: BBC

"The glans are hypersensitive, quite sensitive, and it has got the foreskin as a hood," the consultant explained. "But subsequently the lining hardens as much as the rest of the skin. Therefore the initial hypersensitivity is then neutralised."

Naturally, the consultation devastated Avon, who was moved to tears as he made an impassioned plea for greater education on the subject.

He said: "More people need to be educated before ruining the life of their newborn son or daughter.

"It's disgusting it's still happening to this day. It really is."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Health, Sex and Relationships

Jake Massey
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