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post #21 of 40
That's the funniest thing I've heard in - well, a really long time! You rock!
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post #23 of 40
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Originally Posted by BlessedMommy2006 View Post
It sure gets people thinking!

You know, I wonder if any of those people asking you that question were from the "look like daddy" crowd. Because, in your case, circumcision would make your son NOT look like Daddy.

I seriously think that some people must assume that all adult males are circ'ed or something. I knew of another person whose husband was intact and she kept her son intact too. Somebody asked her, "But don't you want him to look like daddy?" She said, "Um, yeah."
I do get to answer this question with a "yeah, he will" - DH is intact...for which as a wife I am quite grateful, no lie. But even if he were circ'd (as his brothers and father are, long story), I would still feel this way; I did before I met DH.
post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by erin23kate View Post
I do get to answer this question with a "yeah, he will" - DH is intact...for which as a wife I am quite grateful, no lie. But even if he were circ'd (as his brothers and father are, long story), I would still feel this way; I did before I met DH.
You and your DH sure lucked out over the suspected blood clotting disorder! (I remember you sharing that in a prior thread)
post #25 of 40
What an awesome response!
post #26 of 40
I think I might have to borrow this response. This is brilliant!


Especially since my dh has had problems for years with ingrown toenails, and my brother has had fungus problems. Better to just get it done as an infant so that he won't have to worry about it as an adult.
post #27 of 40
That leaves me wondering how a doc would respond if a parent requested having her infant's toenail(s) removed for that reason. I guess that being snarky with medical professionals doesn't always play out well, though .

The fact that people are even asking you does make it clear that even those who are very pro-circ are aware that there are parents out there who aren't doing this anymore, though. Awareness of the fact that one can choose to leave a boy intact is a good first step at least. Many moms in my mom's generation didn't seem to know that they had a choice at all.
post #28 of 40
Loved this answer!
post #29 of 40
Well, I bet she never asks anyone else this same question, LOL!

-Astrid
post #30 of 40
Awesome! Totally loved your response to this!
post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by DJay View Post
If he had not had his big toenail removed, he probably would never have been permitted to enter the nursing home. Such problems with old men with intact big toenails!
Huh? Are you saying that intact men aren't allowed in nursing homes?
post #32 of 40
Ha! I love your answer. And I might have to borrow it in the future.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by Irishmommy View Post
Huh? Are you saying that intact men aren't allowed in nursing homes?
I've no idea if that's what the OP was implying, but from experience woking in nursing homes, no intact elderly man should be allowed in unaccompanied.

I do agency nursing and I can't tell you the amount of times (every time) I've had to educate nursing assistants on intact care. They honestly believe that at every incontinence pad change (2 hourly) an intact man needs retracting and his glans cleaning.

Not once a day at his major daily wash, shave and spruce up but every 2 hours... some uninformed but well intentioned aid is scrubbing some poor blokes glans.

Is it any wonder we keep hearing about Great Uncle Albert and his painful 85th year circumcision that could have been avoided if he'd been circumcised as a baby, excuse for RIC?

Imagine someone digging about in your labia every 2 hours day and night with soap and water
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by Irishmommy View Post
Huh? Are you saying that intact men aren't allowed in nursing homes?
I've heard this rumour a few times on the web- normally something about how the nursing home refused to take Grandpa until he got circumcised or some such nonsense. I cant imagine that its true, but the rumor is out there.
post #35 of 40
But if I know my circ history, circing in the US wasn't an epidemic until the 40s/50s, so the vast majority of men in nursing homes would be older than that, therefore intact.

I'm not disputing what you are saying, I'm just saying that the nurses should be well used to intact men and how to care for them.
post #36 of 40
I've seen several intact penises during my clinicals in the nursing homes

OP, you rock
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by erin23kate View Post
After the obscene look of horror, I went on to talk about how toenails are gross, hard to keep clean, and removing it would prevent fungal infections and the potential it would have to be painfully removed in adulthood. Finally, I pointed out that my husband is missing his big toenail and I wanted the baby to "look like daddy."
This is wonderful! Thank you.
post #38 of 40
I love your response.

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Originally Posted by Bea View Post

I do agency nursing and I can't tell you the amount of times (every time) I've had to educate nursing assistants on intact care. They honestly believe that at every incontinence pad change (2 hourly) an intact man needs retracting and his glans cleaning.

Not once a day at his major daily wash, shave and spruce up but every 2 hours... some uninformed but well intentioned aid is scrubbing some poor blokes glans.

Is it any wonder we keep hearing about Great Uncle Albert and his painful 85th year circumcision that could have been avoided if he'd been circumcised as a baby, excuse for RIC?

Imagine someone digging about in your labia every 2 hours day and night with soap and water
When I took a CNA class about 10 years ago now, we were actually taught to do both of these things. Even at the time when I was not as informed as I am now it seemed weird. Retract a intact man at every change and make sure he is cleaned well, and the recover. And make sure to spread the ladies labia and wipe out well with the wipes with every change.
So a lot of the times it the training they have received that is really flawed.
post #39 of 40
OMG I like you

That's a phenomenal answer. I still can't believe people actually ask stuff like this.

My husband is napping, but when he wakes up, I HAVE to show him this. He'll love it.
post #40 of 40
Ahahaha! You rock! I'm going to remember this one.

Seriously, I can't believe people are even asking you that!
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