I Saw My First Uncircumcised Penis

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I Saw My First Uncircumcised Penis

Emily Macintosh

Written by: Emily Macintosh

Emily Macintosh

Emily Macintosh is a 30-something professional executive and online dater living in Los Angeles. She loves "Catfish," "The Mindy Project," spinning and wine. Even after all of her crazy dates, she still believes Mr. Right is out there. In the meantime, she lives by the mantra, "If you're going to be a mess, you might as well be a hot one."

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Until a few months ago, all penises were, for the most part, the same to me. That is, until I met my last boyfriend, Luc, who it turned out wasn’t uncircumcised. He introduced me to a new game… where penises come in uniform!

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At 33, I saw my first uncircumcised penis, and I’m here to share with you what happened.

It Went Something Like This…

Luc and I had been dating a couple weeks and were taking things slow. After our first date, I learned he was born in England and moved around a lot as a child.

About a week into dating, I was home watching a rerun of “Sex and the City” on the Style Network (RIP) and saw the episode when Charlotte was dating a guy who was uncircumcised. I called my girlfriend immediately.

Me: “Oh my God. I’m now freaking out. I have a feeling Luc isn’t circumcised.”

Her: “So? It’s not really a big deal. Just think of it as a candy bar with a wrapper!”

Me: “I’ve never seen one before.”

Her: “Google it. I swear it’s not that bad.”

Me:  Google uncircumcised penis and look at images. “Um, I’m sorry. Yes, it is.”

Her: “I’m sure you’ll get over it! Good luck.”

On our third date, we had an amazing dinner, a couple glasses of wine, and then came back to my place. Things got hot and heavy fast (OK, so we weren’t taking it THAT slow). We had great physical chemistry.

“If you really like someone,

you’ll get over it pretty quick!”

Then His Pants Came Off…

Me: I’m sure I looked like a deer in headlights – stunned as I saw my first uncircumcised penis in real life. Please note: I also had about four glasses of wine and was on the honest/drunk train. “Oh, um…”

Him: “What’s wrong?”

Me: “Nothing at all. I just have never seen an uncircumcised penis before, and I need to take this all in.”

Him: “Seriously? You’re 33?”

Me: “Yes, that is true. I dunno. I guess I have never dated anyone foreign, and all of my ex-boyfriends were circumcised. I just don’t really know what to do with it.” I swear to God this is exactly how the conversation went — me topless, him naked and now soft.

Him: “It works just like any other penis!”

Me: “Um, OK. I’m so sorry. I’m not trying to be a bitch. I just really don’t want to put that in my mouth right now.”

Him: Now laughing, yet obviously annoyed at my 14-year-old behavior, “Okaaay, then.”

Me: Shirt back on and crawling into an embarrassing hole of despair.

I Was Acting Like an Idiot

I have to give Luc credit. What if he said to me he didn’t want to go down on me because my labia were too big or too small or my boobs felt weird? I would have DIED.

On our next date, we went out to a bar for a birthday party with a bunch of my friends. Tonight was the night. I was going to get wasted and confront his penis like a big girl.

Ladies, if this is your first time with an uncircumcised penis, I recommend you have a little liquid courage beforehand. If you don’t drink, just make sure he is HARD before you go in full throttle.

We got home from the party, both pretty toasted, and just did what felt right. Luc was right… an uncircumcised penis really is the same thing as a circumcised penis. It’s just if you’re not used to it, it can be a bit scary at first.

A Couple of Things I Learned

So I have a few takeaways to share with women dating someone with an uncircumcised penis:

  1. You’re not alone. After my uncircumcised experience, I asked around to see if my other friends had seen one, too. I was shocked! It was about 30% yes versus 70% no. It made me feel a little better knowing I wasn’t the only one on this “circumcised-only” island!
  2. Thirty percent of men globally are circumcised. In the U.S., 91% of boys born in the 1970s and 83% of boys born in the 1980s were circumcised (that’s my age range!)
  3. Most men who are uncircumcised actually have cleaner penises than those who are circumcised. This is because they learned at a young age how to clean their private parts thoroughly.
  4. When it’s hard, you almost can’t tell the difference. This all depends on the length of his foreskin, but I promise it’s the truth.
  5. If you really like someone, you’ll get over it pretty quickly! You know how you’re worried about your jiggly parts, teeny boobs and that time you didn’t groom down there before you went out because you swore you weren’t going to sleep with him? Yup. They got over it, too.

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