Demographics of circumcision outside the US Outside of the United States most circumcised males are such for religious beliefs either of their own or of their parents who opted to have them circumcised.The practice of religious circumcision begins in the Old Testament and Torah under King David as a mark of those who follow the Judeo-Christian God.“I used to be part of the turtleneck club,” says the 30-year-old star of the VH1 show “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” adding that the decision was at least partly driven by his lady, Apryl Jones.Whereas his baby son, Megaa, was circumcised in August in a mohel’s LA home, Omarion took matters into his own hands — or at least the hands of a doc — opting for a hospital and major anesthesia.About a year ago, I had my first encounter with an uncircumcised penis.I should add that there was a man attached to the penis; he was someone who I'd been out with on a couple dates, and that night was our first time.There is a chance that, in addition to religious reasons, there were health considerations as well. That said most of these reasons do not exist today.
The medical community has been split on the health benefits of circumcision.Reader, I did a double take -- more out of curiosity than anything else, but I saw that he saw me staring. To be sexually attractive, we're told, we must be toned, taut, tanned, plucked, waxed.We're also supposed to be free of cellulite, gas, menstrual blood, vaginal odor, sweat, and a whole slew of other so-called problems an entire commercial and increasingly high-tech industry is devoted to solving.Who pushed circumcision in the late Victorian era and why??Many assume that circumcision is a religious issue for Christian males yet throughout the New Testament, which is the part of the Bible unique to Christians, the practice is discouraged.Most music moguls laze away the day in balmy LA in their pools or admiring their vintage car collections.But a few months ago, R&B sensation Omarion chose to spend a beautiful fall morning under the knife — or at least under the scalpel — at his own circumcision.But according to experts, an increasing number of grown men are making the cut for religious, medical and even aesthetic reasons.Though there are no official statistics on the phenomenon, mohels and doctors say they’ve seen an uptick in adult male circumcisions.The phenomenon is somewhat unique to America however.Outside the United States few men are circumcised and the vast majority do so for religious rather than health reasons.