Circumscision and sexual compulsivity: Are they related?

At the Center for Healthy Sex, women often ask if male circumcision can lead to sexual compulsivity.  The thinking is that an uncircumcised penis is more sensitive while the circumcised one is less sensitive, therefore needing more stimulation in order to experience pleasure.  As far as I know, there is no scientific data to bare this out and therefore, this is only speculation

Many factors can contribute to sexually compulsive behaviors.  If a person is masturbating compulsively, it may be that he/she has an obsessive compulsive disorder that manifested in this way due to some form of early childhood experience that was traumatizing. 

Each person who suffers from sexually compulsivity has a unique story, which is often based in pain as a result of suffering emotional, physical or sexual abuse in their childhood.

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The Center for Healthy Sex (CHS) treats a broad spectrum of sexual disorders including; sex addiction, low sexual desire and sexual dysfunction. The experienced, highly skilled clinical staff of CHS offers intensive individual and group psychotherapy.

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