Scarring from a Russian circumcision
I would like to add my personal experience. I lived in Russia 20 years ago, where I was circumcised when I was 20 years old. To help healing I used Vishnevsky's ointment, which, as I read later (after moving to Israel), may promote scarring of the suture line. Indeed, over time, a scar formed - quite small, almost invisible, but, and I did not understand this at first, greatly increasing the sensitivity of the penis during erection. As a result of this I suffered from premature ejaculation. I thought that the solution to this problem could be found in methods to combat premature ejaculation, but nothing worked.
At the beginning of this year, 2021, I got the idea that the increase in sensitivity was a consequence of the scar tissue at the circumcision site. I started to use an ointment to fight postoperative scars - Kelo-cote (just don't think that this is an advertisement). As a result, the seam began to disappear and the sensitivity during erection was greatly reduced, compared to what it was before. I have seen many similar cases on the Internet - in men who were circumcised in adulthood, scar formation is possible - this is the cause of the problem. I would like my experience to help in solving this problem, because I believed and still believe that circumcision is necessary.
Editor's note. Vishnevsky's ointment is an antiseptic containing birch tar, xeroformium (bismuth tribromophenolate) and castor oil. It was widely used by Russian forces during WW2. Prolonged use has been linked to a risk of cancer. Kelo-cote is a silicone ointment used to soften and reduce scars.
I have read elsewhere of circumcision scars being a source of sexual sensitivity – I suppose because the hard scar tissue exerts pressure on the shaft beneath. I have no direct experience of this – my own adult circumcision is low and tight with the thin scar-line in the coronal sulcus where it doesn't get direct stimulation. My circumcised British schoolfriends had scars which were pretty mush impossible to find – they just looked as if they had been born that way. US Gomco circumcisions are probably different. This may help to explain a puzzle. Many Turkish and Iranian papers report 'mucosal cuff' (remaining inner foreskin) as causing premature ejaculation, yet many Western men like having a 'high' cut with inner skin left. Maybe the actual effect of the Turkish re-circumcisions is to replace a prominent scar a few centimetres down the shaft with a neater one in the coronal sulcus – and the inner skin has nothing to do with it.Back