Originally Posted by heamae
I really dont know what her issue is. She grew up with two brothers and they were not cut. She once told me that her brothers would walk around with their penis's hanging out and that it was gross. She told dh that her brothers were in a swim class in school and they had to swim naked (I find this soo far fetched) and all of her brother's class mates made fun of him. (She says she also had to take said naked swim class, I think she is mixing dreams with reality)
Actually its true, that as late as the 1950's it was not uncommon for boys to swim naked in gym classes. And its not surprising they made fun of her brothers, not only was that a time where nearly all boys were circumcised, there was no "gay fear" like exists today for American teen males. Although American culture has changed A LOT in the last 50 years, and not surprisingly, so has conditions in the boys locker room.
|I have an uncle that is intact and talked to him once and he was uncomfortable but told me he has had issues and would have rather been circ. My aunt later said that there were times he could not perform in the bed room bc it was painful and he saw docs for it. The only thing I can think is that maybe he was retracted too soon causing problems later, and makes me wonder if problems were that bad why didnt he choose to get circ???
The problems boys and men face is not only avoiding circumcision, but also trying to find medical care which would not do them more harm then good. Especially when your uncle grew up the American medical establishment knew nearly nothing about the foreskin, and most of the male doctors never remember having a foreskin themselves. Unfortunately, your uncle's situation is not surprising.
But its clear this is an American problem, not a foreskin problem. When you look at men world wide (the vast majority of who are intact) they live completely healthy lives with no problems with their foreskins.
Protect your son from all these problems he does not need to ever face, and HIM decide if he wants to be circumcised when he can make the decision for himself, because in the end, no one else's opinions matter.