Originally Posted by MyBoysBlue
Well my intact DH has never had a problem with his foreskin but he did have one UTI when he was 30. But that isn't his foreskin and abx took care of it. My older DS hasn't had a single problem but my younger did have a 2 day bout of swelling and discharge about a year ago that went away on it's own without meds.
You know what's funny, is that people who are FOR circ (not on MDC, but in the world in general) act like if a uncirced penis ever got infected, that's a reason to cut things off. Human body parts get infected. People get infected toes, fingers, arms, noses, etc. No one would argue that we should cut off fingers and toes because they could one day get infected, right? Your husband and child had an infection and it was treated, just like anyone else's infected body part would be treated. I think your family member's experience is a good example of this. Just because a foreskin can sometimes get infected, just like any other body part, doesn't mean it needs to be removed!
(BTW, I am not insinuating that you were saying any of the above, just pointing out that infections are a normal part of human life, right? And your post is a good example of this.)