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Old 04-14-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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My son was done in the hospital. We did it because his father (my husband) is circumcised. I did research it thoroughly during pregnancy because I don't jump blindly into anything. I don't regret the decision.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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A lot of people do things for visuals, if my kid a harmless mole on his face I would get it removed too cause it looks better. Everyone wants their kid to look normal and also be attractive to women. I get the skeevies thinking about it, doesn't it smell??
No, it does smell, not if you bathe and if you don't keep your body clean, circumcised or not, you will smell. Seriously, people who are shallow and overly concerned about minor physical features aren't worth the time of day anyway.

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Well it's the topic of the thread. Don't be a baby. I am just saying it's cruel to not do it to your kid, maybe it's location dependent but yuck it's something you cant unsee like the eyeball scene in hostel
And, you think it is not cruel to have someone take a knife to a baby? You know there have been accidents, serious accidents!

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It falls along the lines of Tonsuls to me. My cousin had it done as an adult due to one of the issues above. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reversed their position on it a few years ago. And the World Heath Organization has seen a 60% reduction in STDs/AIDS transmission with Circumcision. Looks like there is plenty of good reasons for it.

https://www.minnpost.com/second-opin...ted-over-years

WHO | Male circumcision: global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety and acceptability
Myself and our 2 sons all have our tonsils. My husband doesn't. My husband picks up everything goes around and brings it into our home. My brother without tonsils was ALWAYS the first to catch something and bring it into the house even though we both attended the same schools and went all the same places. Tonsils have a use. Why You Should Never Remove Your Tonsils -- Health & Wellness -- Sott.net

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There are other things our bodies have that we don't *need* like an appendix or wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are surgically removed regularly before problems arise as a preventive measure. I think if appendix removal wasn't so invasive, they might be removed as a preventative measure as well. We needed those things in the past, but have evolved to where they aren't necessary and are now sometimes problematic. Foreskin may have been very useful in the past, but with us evolving to wear clothes (protection from environment), sanitary water, soap and increased cleanliness and modern medicine, now the need for foreskin has diminished and may be more problematic than useful. As I said, we did it for preventitve measures and don't regret it for a second, but if you choose not to, that's your choice and I couldn't care less .
Appendix? I'd keep it: Do You Need Your Appendix? - Dr. Weil and wisdom don't necessarily need to be removed: Wisdom teeth removal: When is it necessary? - Mayo Clinic

Really, there are probably many body parts we might be able to get away without having but that isn't a reason to hack them off especially with the risk of infection: Data and Statistics | HAI | CDC and 99,000 Americans Die of Healthcare-Aquired Infections Every Year

So, I did my homework before deciding not to circumcise our younger son. Even functioning now as an adult, he is about at pre-school level and has been able to take care of "it" since he was able to bathe himself. He is into being clean though. I did notice that circumcised or not, while in diapers, the end seemed to get irritated from a wet diaper but after that, I just didn't anything.

I guess Mom and Grandma had no issues with it and in all honesty, neither married as a virgin so they saw what they were getting ahead of time. Certainly the uncircumcised man's wife with the 7 kids....................

While I realize people have sex to have sex, I cannot imagine that if someone were so very special and you fell in love with them (I know, I'm old-fashioned) that it would matter one way or the other.

Funny about "adult" films though because, really, I didn't know guys watched them and compared! Now, that is yuck. It's just the movies boys and they looked at a lot of them before choosing! Not into "adult" films and even phrasing them as "adult" is rather a hoot!
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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I wouldn't make the choice to circumcise, even though I am.. Simply because I can pass the decision on to him. I can't glue it back on, so.. The only option to give him a choice is to leave him uncircumcised.

However.. I have a real problem with so called 'intactivists' and, honestly, I didn't realize the pro-circ crowd was as vocal as them until reading through this topic.

What is right for you and your family is the right decision. Whichever side that falls on.

People sticking their noses into someone else's business is not right. Parents make the best decisions they know how for their children. What they choose to do that is legal to do is not my business.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:09 PM
 
Location: USA
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Depends if you live around Protestants or Jews/Catholics. Most people in the Northeast are circumsized.. Many in the South aren't.

I for one think it's a barbaric act.. We don't slice off the labia off women's parts.
Thatís preposterous. If you look at the many attachments posted here from the World Heath Organization, the CDC and others, Male Circumcision is valid for many medically justified reasons. Every major health organization in the world also stete that Female Circumcision is never justified for any medical reasons.

WHO | Female genital mutilation


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Frankly, with all the "oops" in the medical community, the less contact you have with it, the better!
That would be a very valid reason, to do it yourself

Personally I could go either way.

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Old 04-14-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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No, it does smell, not if you bathe and if you don't keep your body clean, circumcised or not, you will smell. Seriously, people who are shallow and overly concerned about minor physical features aren't worth the time of day anyway.



And, you think it is not cruel to have someone take a knife to a baby? You know there have been accidents, serious accidents!



Myself and our 2 sons all have our tonsils. My husband doesn't. My husband picks up everything goes around and brings it into our home. My brother without tonsils was ALWAYS the first to catch something and bring it into the house even though we both attended the same schools and went all the same places. Tonsils have a use. Why You Should Never Remove Your Tonsils -- Health & Wellness -- Sott.net



Appendix? I'd keep it: Do You Need Your Appendix? - Dr. Weil and wisdom don't necessarily need to be removed: Wisdom teeth removal: When is it necessary? - Mayo Clinic

Really, there are probably many body parts we might be able to get away without having but that isn't a reason to hack them off especially with the risk of infection: Data and Statistics | HAI | CDC and 99,000 Americans Die of Healthcare-Aquired Infections Every Year

So, I did my homework before deciding not to circumcise our younger son. Even functioning now as an adult, he is about at pre-school level and has been able to take care of "it" since he was able to bathe himself. He is into being clean though. I did notice that circumcised or not, while in diapers, the end seemed to get irritated from a wet diaper but after that, I just didn't anything.

I guess Mom and Grandma had no issues with it and in all honesty, neither married as a virgin so they saw what they were getting ahead of time. Certainly the uncircumcised man's wife with the 7 kids....................

While I realize people have sex to have sex, I cannot imagine that if someone were so very special and you fell in love with them (I know, I'm old-fashioned) that it would matter one way or the other.

Funny about "adult" films though because, really, I didn't know guys watched them and compared! Now, that is yuck. It's just the movies boys and they looked at a lot of them before choosing! Not into "adult" films and even phrasing them as "adult" is rather a hoot!
It may not be 100% necessary to remove wisdom teeth (which I never said), but almost everyone I know had them removed during college as recommended by their dentists. Most dentist suggest removing them to prevent future complications. It is suggested to remove foreskin to prevent future complications. I was responding to a person who asked why foreskin there if men don't need it and I was just making a comparison to another body part we have, but don't need. And comparing removing a limb or other organ to the removal of a small piece of skin or teeth is hardly the same.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Haha, you seem really hung up on the girl thing, so hung up in fact that it sounds like you're making it up and that you don't really know what you're talking about.

I'm not American but live in the US now and I'm not circumcised, I've slept with plenty of girls here and do you know how many times that has been an issue? Zero. No girl here has ever not slept with me because of it, none, it's just a non issue completely. Only once a girl has mentioned it out of curiosity just because she had never seen an uncircumcised penis, and that was it.

And you would really cut your child because "kids will laugh at my son in the locker room"? Is that your reason? Even if you had used health reasons to justify it you'd still be wrong, but at least it would be because you were worried about your kids health, but because a couple of kids might say something in the locker room?



Yeah, it sounds like he has a bigger problem with other men's uncut penises than women.
This.
I have never had an issue with it, and no one's ever been bothered by it.
As a matter-of-fact, I've been told by quite a few that I have a really beautiful one lol. Not bad for something that women supposedly find so repelling.
Not that I even have to be concerned about that since I've been married for quite some time now.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Default This Mom Says NO!

Mom sues: Circumcision is ‘unconstitutional assault’

It appears that this mom feels very strongly about not having her son circumcised. I think it was mostly a "fad" but now that health insurance is counting their pennies, I think we'll see a lot of those "fringe" procedures go by the way side. And, with all the possibilities of an "oops", good news!
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I am not doubting it feels better to be uncut if you're a guy. More skin = more nerves, but the thing is you will have less of a chance of feeling anything because no girl will touch that
Speak for yourself! Apparently the women you talk to are ill-bred, uninformed, and parochial in their attitudes. BTW, one advantage for guys is there's no need to use hand lotion or whatever for self-pleasuring. Just thought I'd throw that out there....
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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I knew a guy who had to be circumcised for medical reasons when he was 45. Although scrupulous about hygiene, he managed to get some kind of infection under his foreskin, requiring its removal. He said it was the worst thing that had ever happened to him, and seeing him during his recovery, I believed him. I also was convinced that if I ever had to make that decision for an infant boy, that kid would be getting cut, just to be sure that he'd avoid being plagued with that malady and cure.


But really a moot point since I have no children.
Oh, I did too. He was in his 30s. I processed medical claims for the company at the time. He needed it for health reasons, and went through a lot of pain as an adult. I certainly did not tell anyone (HIPPA) but somehow word got out. All the MEN at work were razzing him over his "medical condition".

Parental choice, but know that if it becomes necessary in adulthood for medical reasons, apparently the pain, and ridicule, is far worse. Just an observation from a female.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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That’s preposterous. If you look at the many attachments posted here from the World Heath Organization, the CDC and others, Male Circumcision is valid for many medically justified reasons. Every major health organization in the world also stete that Female Circumcision is never justified for any medical reasons.

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The practice of circumcision began during a period of pestilence, infection and disease, a time before bathing and showering, when people lived extremely unhygenic existences during ancient biblical times. It was also the case back then that one could not eat pork because of widespread bacterial trichinosis which can be fatal. One could not eat shellfish, lobster, etc either in fear of contracting illness. Obviously, it is safe to eat pork now and circumcision is an old ritualistic act that has carried over into modern times.

The one thing that people are NOT mentioning is that circumcision was mainly performed to desensitize males upon reaching puberty as means of society reducing oversexuality, and in many cases, widespread infidelity and rape. This was called "purification" in Judaism.

Anyone who thinks that circumcision is just simpily a trimming of skin is dead wrong. the Foreskin is the principal location of the erogenous sensation in the human male. REmoval will substantially reduce sensation. This is a medical fact.

Interestingly, the Romans were uncircumsized during their rule over Israel, where this practice was introduced. The Romans passed laws to protect the male's prepuce by declaring circumcision illegal.

Today, it's geographical. You will find more circumcised people up North, in cities like New York. There are more uncircumcised men in the South.

In terms of hygene, all people are different. There are gross circumcised men and uncircumsised. Hygene is your own personal thing, not to be generalized because of a foreskin.
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