I have relatives visiting, and have been busy with them (though circumcision has been the topic of conversation with my mom and some BIG family "secrets" have come forward regarding it---aha, for another thread later when I have time).
Here is some of what I was told:
I know a guy who was circumcised as an adult. From what he described, he described it as a moderately loose circ, with a fair amount of intermucosal skin left. He was actually circ'd because of an "idiot doctor while in the military." Anyhow, he did say, before circ he was able to easily achieve what he described as powerful full body orgasms. Afterwards, he said he lost at least half his sensation, and was unable to have orgasms as intense, and nearly all sensation was centered on the penis. He stayed that way for over 10 years...rather frustrated (he even said that he no longer masturbated at all as he said after circ it was a futile attempt at pleasure). Anyhow, he happened upon restoration. It took him about two years, but he said that although it was not the same he said maybe 70% of his lost sensation returned. He did have all his frenulum remaining and he said he was very thankful for that.
I have also talked to three restored men who have said that before restoring the sensation was centered solely on the penis, however after restoration their orgasms were so much more intense and less localized.
Anyhow, regardless of people who want to "think" that there is no difference (trust me, I would love it if that was the case with a cut DH but it is not), these are from what I have read at some of the restoration sites VERY common things.
Anyhow, it really makes me feel sick when I think of how my DH was robbed...and I know some of you out there would say that sexual pleasure isn't one of the most important reasons for not doing a circ...but I have to say that for an adult man (and hey, most of us out there will be spending the vast majority of our lives as an adult) the sexual aspect of circumcision has the most lifelong repercussions. And, we know from examples of restored men, and men who are circ'd as adults that circ does take away that ability to have the fullest orgasms possible for them.
Of course, not everyone is going to fit into a neat box...not are circs are the same (as we have discussed). There is of course variance among women as well (after all, there are women out there who don't need foreplay or cuddling, ejaculate, am multiorgasmic and feel energized after sex
). Hey, I know there's one living in my household
But, even if you use that argument..."well, some men are sensitive in some areas more than others", etc...well, frankly why even RISK it by removing anything?
I mean, give your boy a full chance at having the best sexual pleasure that God/nature intended him to have, right?