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post #221 of 280
Just a note even if he is retractable no one should retract him at all. There is no need just keep doing what you had been wiping like a finger and swishing in the bath and leave it be until he is old enough to do the retraction himself and rinse in the bath.
post #222 of 280

Never had a problem for our 4 year old son. 

 

FWIW we've also never had any problems with our 3 year old un-circumcized daughter's vagina.

 

Just saying.  I don't see why there WOULD be a problem.

post #223 of 280
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post

Just a note even if he is retractable no one should retract him at all. There is no need just keep doing what you had been wiping like a finger and swishing in the bath and leave it be until he is old enough to do the retraction himself and rinse in the bath.
 


We do not retract, but his dr. has twice now, once when he was oh...  9 months or so to check for a possible infection, redness in area.  I wasn't too cozy with it.  His wife is my MW and I trust them completely, but I did wonder if that was ok since all you read and hear is not to do so.  I thought it was ok to check for possible issues, he is a well educated non-circ dr.  greensad.gif

 

This last week he checked again, retracted (DS is 21ish months).  Do you think, with all your knowledge, that this promoted his early retraction (the first at 9 months?)  is that possible?  I thought I was pretty educated about the matter, no not feeling too confident. 

 

Thank you for your input.

 

post #224 of 280

3 yo intact son, no issues.  72 yo intact father, no issues.  One intact brother, 52 yo, no issues.  Another intact brother, 50 yo, no issues.  Here in Oz, circ isn't very common and it is actually quite difficult to find a doctor that will do it and it is not recommended in hospitals and many hospitals won't do them.  It's obviously child abuse so here's hoping threads like this and forums like this will one day be as offensive as if they were "the case against female genital mutilation" and "post here if your daughter has never had a problem with her intact genitals".  KWIM?  It's kinda weird.

post #225 of 280

I recently learned that the current circ rate in the United States is 30%.  That is a massive plummet from previous figures.  I have total faith that non-religious circ will be completely eradicated from the planet, and all going well, religious circ won't be too far behind it.

post #226 of 280

Bump!

post #227 of 280

dh is around 30 and has never had a problem of any kind.  he even has phimosis so that he doesn't retract fully - ever.  still not a problem!

 

we're expecting a ds in february who will remain whole!  looking forward to letting people know we'll be bringing our whole baby home.  <3

post #228 of 280

It's been 4 years since my first post on Page 1 of this thread.  Not one problem at all in those 4 years.  None with my intact DH or our 2 intact boys.

post #229 of 280

@ MyBoysBlue -- My boys are the same age as yours. :)

 

And my boys have never had any issues either. 

post #230 of 280

Oh - I posted way back on page three (last year), but wanted to add that I have five nephews who are intact (I have more than five, but don't know the circ status of the others). The youngest is 8, and the oldest is 16. None of them have ever had a problem, either.

post #231 of 280

My intact son is 11 1/2, and has NEVER had a problem. :)

post #232 of 280

My intact son is 12 months and no problems so far. He totally did pee on me during diaper changes in the beginning, though. Got himself in the face a couple of times, too. lol

post #233 of 280

Here! My parents didn't even teach me how to clean it properly. I mean, it really isn't rocket science but pro-circers make it out to be such a big deal.

post #234 of 280

My son is 3 years old and has no problems. he's not retractable yet from what I can tell (i don't try or mess with him at all, it's all up to him). I'm European so intact is the norm to me... DS was the first boy of this generation to be born in DH's family and set a trend to all the others being intact to :D The in-law-mom generation thinks it's a fad, but the grandmas are happy (born in Europe or South America) as they never wrapped their heads around the circ surgery fad! None of the other boys are experiencing any problems. My two nephews in Europe (3 and 2) are doing well as well!

post #235 of 280

My sons are only 6 and 3 but so far we haven't had any issues. They retracted themselves at some point. The elder has definitely noticed they look different than papa and big brother but he doesn't seem particularly bothered by it. When I explained why they look different he said he was very glad I didn't let anyone cut him.

 

 

post #236 of 280

Intact 21 year old here. No issues.

post #237 of 280
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Originally Posted by Calm View Post

I recently learned that the current circ rate in the United States is 30%.  That is a massive plummet from previous figures.  I have total faith that non-religious circ will be completely eradicated from the planet, and all going well, religious circ won't be too far behind it.

I sure hope you're right.  Some states in the U.S. have circ rates above 75% still!
 

 

post #238 of 280
All good here on 6 and 4 yo intact boys!
post #239 of 280

I have a 11 year old son and no problems ever. 

 

 

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My husband is 30 years old and has had 30 years of NO PROBLEMS with his foreskin. He has never had a UTI, an STD, adhesion, ballooning, redness or infection. His foreskin is healthy and his wife is happy. 

Same here but my hubby is 28

post #240 of 280

I have a 9 year old son who has never had any issues.  He never cared that he didn't look like his dad.  He's never had any problems with hygiene or infections.  The only thing that ever happened to him is that once when he was 4 years old, his foreskin ended up caught into the zipper of his pj's.  (Everything turned out just fine, and he probably would have gotten caught regardless.)  Back when my husband and I decided to make the decision, it seemed like we were going to face all these problems based on his grandma's objections, but I'm glad that we chose to keep him as nature intended. 

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