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Old 25-02-2019, 01:08 AM   #11
itsnotallrightjack
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Originally Posted by Dude111 View Post
Ya mine is cut off........ The tube is usually longer right??

Is it like that to make sure dirt and stuff doesnt get in there?? (I mean in your main shaft)
Are you asking why all male mammals evolved to have foreskins?

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Medical Ignorance

Few doctors really understand what they are doing when they amputate the foreskin, for they have never studied how the penis develops before birth.1

Foreskin growth and Development

The penis begins its development as a microscopic protuberance in the male fetus 6 weeks after conception. As it grows outward, a thick layer of epithelial cells, which will become skin, piles up at the base in folds during the next two weeks. At this stage, the tube within the shaft, the urethra, has developed only part of the way down the shaft.

Then, at the 10 week horizon, the glans, seen head on, begins to develop two downward growing folds of tissue, like the twin hulls of a catamaran. By the 15th week these fold have fused at the bottom creating a tube within the glans. Now the urethra is extended to the tip. If this step fails to take place, a condition known as hypospadias, where the urethra opens short of the tip, will be present at birth.

With further growth of the shaft and of the glans penis, the skin comes forward to completely cover it by the 15th week.

>From the 15th week on, the skin covers the glans completely, with a small opening at the tip. A distinct layer of cells attaches the skin most firmly to the entire surface of the glans. This skin is the skin of the glans penis. It has not yet separated to create two distinct organs, the glans and the foreskin.

Beginning around the 15th week and continuing gradually for as long as 17 years, a process begins which ultimately separated the foreskin from the glans. This fascinating process begins with the flattening of some cells in the area between the glans and the foreskin. These flattened cells round up into a ball, containing many layers of cells. The central cells are necessarily cut off from nutrients, and dies, forming a space filled with the products of dead cells. Many such whorls of cells form in this area between the glans and the foreskin, and create spaces; these spaces coalesce, and eventually create the preputial space, permitting full retraction of the foreskin from the glans.

The Newborn Condition

At birth, virtually all males have a glans penis covered with skin. In almost all of them (96%), this skin is still attached to the glans like normal skin. Only 4% have a fully retractable foreskin at birth.2

The implications of this finding are enormous. Any doctor or other person who inserts a probe into this space between the foreskin and the glans thinking that he is breaking adhesions is mistaken. Anyone who attempts to forcibly retract the skin is tearing the skin off an extremely sensitive organ. This person is literally skinning the penis alive. The facts of penis development tell us so.


It is not until the 3rd year of life that 90% of young boys have fully retractable foreskins, and it is not until 17 years of age before virtually all boys have fully retractable foreskins.3

The facts of penis development demonstrate to us that an unusual process separates the foreskin from the glans in its own good time, covering the infant glans tightly to protect it from fecal contamination; covering the glans to protect it when, while its owner is a child, it is not required for procreation; and finally, freeing up the cover when it is needed for reproduction. There is no reason to interfere with this natural process.

What is another important function of the foreskin? To answer that, it is first necessary to look at the function of another organ, namely the penis. The penis has two obvious main functions. It is used for urination and for procreation. But the penis is not required for urination. Witness the female of the species. She does not have a penis, and yet she is perfectly capable of urination. The penis may be a convenient organ for urination, but it is certainly not required.

Functions of the Foreskin

We can then say that the major function of the penis is procreation, that is, the perpetuation of the species. Without the penis, there would be no more humans.

The penis cannot procreate in the relaxed or flaccid state. It must erect, engorging with blood, to perform its major function. With this change in condition, from being relaxed to being erect, comes an increase in length of approximately 50%. Now where does this enlarged erect penis obtain skin to cover its significantly elongated shaft? >From the foreskin.

In the relaxed state, the tip of the penis of the intact adult male is covered by the foreskin, which consists of a fold of skin overlying a complex mucous membrane. As the shaft of the penis elongates with erection, this double layer becomes a single layer which covers the longer shaft.

In spite of these self-evident functions, some people have tried to argue that the foreskin does not have a function. When I was a medical student, several decades ago, it was thought that the appendix was the one organ without a function. I was taught that the appendix was a vestigial organ, left over from the remote past. We now know that this is not true. The appendix functions as part of the immune system, producing large numbers of lymphocytes. Since the known parts of the body have a function, the probability of the foreskin no having one is virtually nil.

The foreskin covers the elongated shaft of the penis during erection; at other times it protects the sensitive glans penis. The foreskin contains many minute muscle fibers which give it tone. It covers the glans snugly, and helps to prevent the glans from developing a thick, many layered epidermis, which happens in the absence of the foreskin. This thickened epidermis reduces sexual sensitivity.

Since the penis is used for procreation only a few times in the entire life of the individual, sexual pleasure must also be a major function, and the foreskin is an integral part of that pleasure. Many anthropologists believe that sexual pleasure with an available mate contributes to the stability of the pair bond. Surely it is not the aim of ethical doctors to interfere in matters of such vital importance.
http://www.nocirc.org/symposia/second/denniston2.html
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