Originally Posted by drs0410
No, it's not about my feelings. I just know how people are. You even said yourself that the internet is full of ignorant comments about the intact penis (which I've seen myself). My family doesn't even know whether my son is circumcised because I don't want to hear their stupid comments. My MIL knows he's intact because she once asked about the circumcision she assumed he had and I told her we didn't do that to him. She was really surprised and said "still?!" and then asked "are you ever going to?". When I told her no, she was like "never?". After that, all she could tell me was that it's "interesting", as if we were somehow weird or unusual. It's things like that that have me worried about the comments he might have to deal with later.
The people who are posting on the internet, and your MIL, are a lot older than your ds. When he's growing up, and meeting girls, intact penises aren't going to be as rare as they are now. Your MIL is also likely to be dealing with her own baggage about "I had my son's foreskin cut off, and now they're telling me it's not necessary?". You just have to look at the regrets thread to know that some people are going to avoid facing that one square on, because it just hurts too much.
And, I have to say that my brother is intact, and he's 47. Believe me, there weren't too many intact boys in his generation, at least not around here. I cretainly don't know (and don't want to!) any details about his sex life, but I can tell you that he's always been very successful with the girls/women. In his early 20s, he had one girlfriend with no boundaries, and she used to gush about how incredible he was in bed (yes, to his teenaged sisters - BLECH). I really don't get the impression that having a foreskin hampered his love life in the slightest, yk?