I am starting this out of extreme curiosity. I am not putting it in The Case Against Circ, because it's more a question about intact boys than a post on Intactivism.
In many of the threads I have read over the past several years since I've had DS, I have seen people posting that their intact sons "only had a little" redness/irritation/discharge etc. I am wondering if this is the norm. Reason I ask is, why? Is it because of rough manipulation or forcible retraction or is this really a common thing among intact kids? My son has never had any redness or swelling or irritation ever. I guess I am curious because I don't understand why a normal part of the body would so frequently cause discomfort in a child.