Okay, someone (preferably someone from America) please explain this one to me, because I am dumbfounded.
Foreskin: why remove it?
That's not as idiotic a question as it sounds. I understand that it's removable with a very small operation, and it has been removed many times over the years, to people with religious (Mini's husband) or medical (Mane) reasons. Those I can both understand and accept. But I've noticed, again over the years, that there appear to be a lot of people - again, Americans; I'm not entirely sure if it's merely a transatlantic phenomenon, but apart from the exceptions above I don't actually know anyone - who have no foreskin. It's removed at birth, seemingly for no reason.
Why is this?
I love my foreskin. It's a brilliant shape and it's absolutely fascinating, not only to me, but to all four girlfriends throughout time. It defines the rest of my penis for me - its contours, its size and, especially, its feel in my hand. It bamboozles me as to how one might masturbate without a foreskin to grab and shift back and forth (American Dad! suggests it requires lotion, which seems both risky and expensive!) - although according to Mane there's a way - and, although it's probably made my penis less sensitive over the years, it's a part of my body and my sexuality. I can't imagine life without it.
The no-foreskin thing didn't really bother me until I noticed some sort of dichotomy in seedier parts of the online sex world about it. "Cut or uncut?" was something asked of a friend on a sex chat room, to which she replied: "What's that?". I saw it in increasing volumes on adult dating websites (when I still did that...), usually expressing a preference for one or the other (usually "cut", for some reason), and even on Twitter it's been mentioned, such as @youporngirl once expressing a sentiment similar to, "no uncut cocks for me! they totally gross me out!".
Which brings me to my next question: why the foreskin hate?
What's wrong with it? It's not unclean, it's not awkward, it's not dirty and it's certainly not unnatural - we're all born with one (unless we are of the female persuasion, in which case I apologise and stipulate the clitoris as a bonus that we males don't have). And it rolls back when there's an erection, so it shouldn't be something that gets in the way in any case (and if it does, it's easy to pull back yourself!) - what, exactly, is wrong with it?
So can somebody please answer this one for me? Why remove the foreskin... and, for that matter, why dislike it if you don't?