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post #21 of 33
I know a circ'd man that this happened to as a child, but no one suggested any further surgery on him. I'm sure it hurt, but he recovered.

My intact dh, OTOH, when he was young was playing with one of the old types of little race cars. You know, the kind that had a zip strip that you pulled out and then let the car go and it would zip across the room? He had just gotten out of the bathtub so he was naked when he picked it up and held it next to his tummy and pulled the strip. Well, wouldn't you know his little foreskin got sucked up into the car and got stuck! His step-dad grabbed him and had to yank it off him, but it apparently didn't do any long-term damage. I'm starting to think maybe my dh was 'lucky' he was poor growing up, because his family never went to the doctor when he was a child because they couldn't afford it. If he had, he may have been circ'd by now.
post #22 of 33
Good grief, talk about lame ideas. Even if he did get circ'd he could still get his penis trapped and bruised. No difference between circ and normal as far as I can see.

It is amazing to think they didn't even use the much more plausible, though just as ridiculous, argument of getting your foreskin trapped in your pants zipper. I even know someone who that happened to. In a bar. And he said he had to get a barmaid to help him....though knowing him I do not trust any of the details.

But if they are using the smahsed under the toilet seat....then I think they have run out of good arguments and now are grasping at straws, using the silly and very silly ones.

Next will come the extremely silly ones...lets see....you know one day, in the middle of a hot summer, he may be going without underwear while wearing shorts and he goes to sit down on a hot metal chair and his foreskin manages to slip out and hit the hot metal seat just as he sits down and traps it against the metal seat and the tip of his foreskin gets burned....

Geesh, if they are this desperate we must be winning.
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by Greg B View Post

Next will come the extremely silly ones...lets see....you know one day, in the middle of a hot summer, he may be going without underwear while wearing shorts and he goes to sit down on a hot metal chair and his foreskin manages to slip out and hit the hot metal seat just as he sits down and traps it against the metal seat and the tip of his foreskin gets burned....

Geesh, if they are this desperate we must be winning.
I like your way of thinking! My DH and I both agree!
post #24 of 33
Yes, like many others have said, this is just another ridiculous pro-circ excuse. Many years ago I remember a friend of mine use to babysit for a little boy this happened to. She had to accompany him to the bathroom and promise to hold the lid up because he was a little gun-shy after that for a while. She said he had to have a couple of stitches. I don't know for sure, but given the time and place the boy was almost certainly circ'd. Damage is damage, whether there's a foreskin there or not.
post #25 of 33
I have always viewed a foreskin as one line of defence before the glans or meatus sustain damage. In other words very valuable. One of by BILs got his foreskin trapped in his zipper as a young child at school. His teacher had to help disentangle it. He was quite embarrassed at the time, but suffered no permanent damage and is intact to this day.
post #26 of 33
lmao
post #27 of 33
My uncle smashed his balls in with the toilet lid when he was 4. He had to have some type of surgery and they said he would never have children. My grandmother said that when he came out of the surgery they had circumcised him even thought there was nothing wrong with his foreskin. Back then she didn't know any better so she just assumed that they were doing what they "needed" to do. Poor uncle! Btw, he has 3 kids.
post #28 of 33
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I may be really naive - but what does circ have to do with getting one's penis smashed by the toilet seat? I mean, I know you guys are going to say it doesn't - but in one's WILDEST IMAGINATION, what is the relation?

None. I know a mom whose (circed) little boy did this to himself. Really nasty & needed surgery to put things back together again, but nothing to do with circing.
post #29 of 33
there was a report recently on toilet lids smashing penises recently in the BMJ i read! didn't mention circumcision at all though, or at least not that i remember. apparently it's happening more often because toilet seats are of a heavier design & cause more damage when they crush the penis.

don't get why boys couldn't sit down to pee, thus removing the problem entirely...
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by calpurnia View Post
there was a report recently on toilet lids smashing penises recently in the BMJ i read! didn't mention circumcision at all though, or at least not that i remember. apparently it's happening more often because toilet seats are of a heavier design & cause more damage when they crush the penis.

don't get why boys couldn't sit down to pee, thus removing the problem entirely...
Maybe lightweight toilet seats will catch on as baby shower gifts.
post #31 of 33
LOL!

I couldn't tell ya how long it's been since I laughed so hard!!
post #32 of 33
My ds 2 caught his penis right on the rubber stopper, a few months ago and there was a lot of crying and a little bit of a bruise. I don't think it was too bad and I'm not sure what the lack of foreskin would have helped. If we want to talk about penis dangers I think zipping up a toddlers in pajamas is more likely, talk about guilt. But even then he survived and everything is still intact.
post #33 of 33
My nephew was natorious for penis toilet smashing. He is circ'ed.

My son isn't and he never did it.

Sitting on the toliet won't necessarily stop penis injuries defentantly not message. It can move while urinating and pee over the toliet. Or get rubbed/pulled hard trying to get off the potty. My son did that once. OUCH!!

There is a toliet seat that doesn't slam shut....best darn purchase we made. My son can not gently put the toliet seat down---grr. It would prevent this type of injury.
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