Circumcised is the participle of the verb to circumcise. It functions as an adjective applied to the incomplete penis and to males with an incomplete penis, which has had an essential, functional part (the foreskin) excised, resulting in a condition of male genital mutilation (MGM).
Circumcised males experience physical and psychic trauma and have a life-long loss of various physiological functions. All have a physical circumcision scar. Psychic scars are not visible, but most experience behavioral changes. Denial of loss is common. Circumcised men who become fathers may exhibit adamant father syndrome.
Surprisingly, many circumcised men are ignorant of their lost function. They may not know that they are circumcised. Many men cannot recognize their circumcision scar as a scar. They frequently believe the fraudulent claims of health benefits and count themselves fortunate to be circumcised! Others may deny the obvious loss.
For the longer term, non-surgical foreskin restoration may help to improve sensation.
Circumcised is a Biblical term. It occurs 43 times in the Bible. The first occurrence is in Genesis 17:10. It also is used as a noun to refer to the Hebrews.
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