The only man I've ever had advise me to get my boys cut was my intact FIL. Of course, his sons are cut, because that was the medical advice at the time. I take it with a HUGE grain of salt though. He is very much a product of his "never question authority" upbringing, and didn't get circ' himself, even though he seems to think it's better for everyone else.
Even if these guys are legitimate, you never know what kind of issues they might have driving their behavior. Comments from a parent, shallow ex girlfriend, justifying their sons' circumcisions... you just never know.
Mtnmom, I find the attitude expressed by people like your FIL to be the height of hypocrisy. If circumcision is such a wonderful procedure for everyone else, why do they not jump on the bandwagon and get themselves circumcised??
Its a very sensitive subject for my DH and I. I want him to restore his foreskin but it's not mine, ya know? He hates the thought that his parents took something from him and he is astounded at how much of his penis (foreskin) is actually gone, compared to what he is left with (scars and thick glans). he was so nervous my son would know they are different
Then there's my step dad. He is intact like my FIL , except he (and mom! lol!) are very happy with his anatomy. never been upset and he didn't blink an eye when i didn't circ my son. i dont think he expected me to.
Conversely, my dad and brother are VERY pro-circ and constantly talk about it. my father: "I will never get over the fact that you left his johnson looking like that". WTF it's a penis! even if it was rainbow colored with sparkles on it, how often is it hanging out anyway? he forced my mom to cric my brother. i think my father fits the "has to conform, doesn't question authority" type of guy we see a lot of, born in the 1930's-1940's and living in the depression you did what you were told.
Kinda like with vax...our dads will never get it.