This morning on NPR, a rep from the Global Campaign for Microbicides, shared some cutting news (pun intended). Turns out that male circumcision is shown to significantly reduce HIV risk!
From the Global Campaign for Microbicides website: The Data Safety Monitoring Board overseeing the Kenyan and Ugandan male circumcision trials showed that circumcised men who practiced penile-vaginal intercourse had approximately 50% less chance of acquiring HIV than non-circumcised men.
Circumcision rituals vary across the globe. 8 days for little Jewish boys, 13 years for Muslims, The Xhosa in what is now South Africa hold the ritual at 16 years with a public ceremony consisting of all tribal members of the age, the most famous being Nelson Mandela.
So ladies, looks like the the extra somethin' somethin' may not be all its cracked up to be. But it's all individual. Just be safe and strap a jimmy hat on.