No, Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t lock you out of romance options for being circumcised

There’s a rumor going around that Cyberpunk 2077 players who chose a circumcised penis during character creation are getting locked out of romantic options. Allegedly, this not only prevents V from getting into a relationship, but the characters will also make fun of him for being circumcised. With circumcision being an increasingly divisive topic, would CD Projekt Red use Cyberpunk 2077 to comment on it?

Does circumcision lock players out of romance options in Cyberpunk 2077?

Cyberpunk 2077 Circumcised Steam Forum Post

No, players aren’t locked out of any romance options in Cyberpunk 2077 if they choose to have a circumcised penis. In-fact, genital variation has absolutely no effect on gameplay. Big, small, medium, cut, or uncut, V’s romantic partners seem to be satisfied.

The rumor that having a circumcised penis locks players out of romance options comes from a post on the Steam Community Forums and the CyberpunkGame subreddit. These posts have since been locked or deleted but read:

“Don’t pick a circumcised penis if you are a male V.

It locks you out of romance options, and characters will mock you in the game.

I can’t believe this is even a thing, but it’s true. it’s truly bizarre CDPR would let such a seemingly minor choice ( for a game) to play a role in the narrative.

Pretty low by CDPR IMO.”

Of course, if this were true, it would reflect very negatively on CD Projekt Red. Circumcision is very seldomly the choice of an individual, and until recent decades, Doctors circumcised most American men right after birth. For the game to lock players out of a relationship due to a factor that’s seldom within a person’s control would be ludicrous.

Regardless of how farfetched a PR faux pas like this would be, it spread quickly. Despite the posts offering no evidence, several clickbait websites quickly posted it as fact, as did users on Twitter. However, rest assured, in our 50+ hours with the game as a circumcised man, we have encountered no prejudice due to our genitalia.