I had myself circumcised at 23 because I had spent my whole life feeling like some kind of freak. I know you probably thought hard about making this decision and feel it was the kindest one (as did my mother) but 20 minutes of pain would be preferable to a whole lifetime. Yes – I have had women refuse to sleep with me after seeing my foreskin. Yes – I was teased at school. I have to say also that sensation is so much more intense now that I’ve been circumcised (8 years ago). I’m prepared to accept that this has as much to do with my state of mind, but other guys I know who had to be cut purely for medical reasons also say the same thing.