uncut28 wrote:To be honest I've always found the idea of hood removal on a woman very sexy. ... I was reading about it just today and apparently it can improve orgasm for a woman, which is very exciting to me.
It certainly does improve orgasm and there are several letters from women on this in Acorn.What interests you about doing it?
I hope this detail isn't excessive, but there are issues which many are reluctant to reveal.
Many women have a lot of excess skin, the hood and inner labia. The hood can be thick and with a long overhang and forms in several layers like a double roll of foreskin. Often the glans is buried deep inside the hood. All this makes access to the glans difficult for cleaning or joy. Smegma is certainly an issue. Full retraction is difficult and unlike with men, it can't be kept retracted continuously without using fingers to hold the unrolled hood skin all the time. I long for easy access and also to have it bare and dry and exposed to feel water, air etc.
With the inner labia, if they protrude thy are unsightly especially if darkly pigmented and uncomfortable causing chaffing and real discomfort. They also divert the pee stream and cause splashing. The folds also trap traces of fluids. Women have several: vaginal discharge, menses, lube and traces of pee which combined, are often a hygienic concern. With no folds of skin where the fluids can remain and dry up, there is just a better sense of hygiene and confidence in not harbouring odour.
So cleanliness is a huge benefit but the improved sexual ease is another benefit. Also the aesthetic improvement is a real enhancement, nothing like a neat clean vulva with just a vertical slit when seen from the front, no protruding skin. See the video linked by bigfappin at 27.55 onwards and the comments on 'neat and clean' or 'tucked in'. Not only men but many of us women prefer this aesthetic and of course this gives an enormous boost to confidence.
Many of these concerns are similar to male circumcision and its advantages.