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Old 01-31-2018, 04:39 AM
 
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I don't understand it. It's an outdated procedure that, aside from religious reasons, was originally performed in the west medically to keep boys from masturbating. Boys are born with foreskin, fact of biology. In the west we flip out about female circumcision, as we should. Why aren't we upset about infant boys having their foreskins removed only because that's the way it is?
Exactly right.

I believe there is a disconnect because its our culture doing it so on some level its more acceptable. People vociferously defend the practice.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: East Flatbush, Brooklyn
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Why do 16-year-olds and 46-year-olds need to be circumcised? If it's a medical issue then it's understandable. If it's for cosmetic purposes, I feel sorry for them. Our American society has taught us that the penis must be surgically altered to be acceptable. Quite sad if you think about it.
+1.

There's no reason for it at all. Americans have simply gotten used to the look of a mutilated penis as being normal and uncircumcised as being ugly, weird, smelly, abnormal, gross and icky.

I remember the first time I saw an uncircumcised penis--as an art student. The model was an Indian male. It was earth shattering. Here I was, an adult practically, regarding basic human anatomy with confusion like a four year old as in, "Uh, wait...so is this like how some women have inverted nipples? Why does it look like that? I don't get it."

And then come to find out, it was just basic, normal male anatomy--normal, being the operative word. Not a fluke. Not a defect. Not wrong. Not abnormal. That's literally what it's supposed to look like.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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Why do 16-year-olds and 46-year-olds need to be circumcised? If it's a medical issue then it's understandable. If it's for cosmetic purposes, I feel sorry for them. Our American society has taught us that the penis must be surgically altered to be acceptable. Quite sad if you think about it.


46 year olds get circumcised for 2 reasons: 1) girlfriend/boyfriend doesn't like uncut penis; 2) phimosis of some type, now gone balanitis, most often due to diabetes.


In either event, they consent to it or it ain't done.
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