Intact men in the last 50 years in America have had to put up with some absolutely awful discrimination. I say *had to* because this is rapidly changing and now almost 50% of boys are left intact and those awful attitudes are quickly becoming a thing of the past. I firmly believe that this discrimination is the true reason for many of the "necessary" circumcisions.
Consider that many people who have never even seen an intact penis will say that they are dirty, smelly, nasty and just downright ugly. They will say this to a man when they have no idea whether he is circumcised or intact. Imagine how this makes this man feel!
To give a close analogy . . . Imagine a woman had a mastectomy and was with a group of people who were talking about how horrible women looked that had this procedure and how thoroughly disgusting it was and how they just looked so abnormal that it was sickening. Then imagine that they also said that women who had mastectomies were nasty and smelly and were likely to spread disease to their partners. This woman would be so traumatized that she likely would avoid all contact with men and would absolutely avoid any possibility that someone could discover she was the victim of breast cancer.
In this situation, the women would seek reconstructive surgery so she wouldn't be ostracized from society. In reality, the person saying those things would be sternly criticized and rightly so. However, people can say the same kinds of things about an intact man to his face and all of the rest will join the "Uh Huh Squad" in personally insulting him and the expected reaction is for him to accept this verbal punishment. Of course, he will be just like the woman who will not stand up for herself and will submit himself to the surgery. However, if he does have a circumcision, he is regarded as being narcisistic which is also not acceptable so the story is changed to be a *necessary* circumcision. Soicety has given him little other choice.
This is all changing with the generation being born today. They will say "to hell with society and their perverted norms. I want alll of the sexuality I was born with! It was my body and nobody had any business messing with it." This is a scenario that will play itself out in many families begining in just a few years. Actually, it has already started. I know a 15 year old that has had major problems with his parents because they circumcised him. It has literally torn the family apart and it is not what you would think. They steadfastly stick to the opinion that it was their choice and he had no rights to his body and that it is not important and that he needs psychological counseling. This has been going on for well over a year. If they had addressed his concerns and just admitted that they didn't know and that they were sorry they had violated his body, the waters would have calmed fairly quickly.
The fact is that the natural male organ is no dirtier than the natural female organ, is less problematic than the female organ and is no uglier than the female organ. There is also the fact that it is a needless and non-beneficial procedure that causes far more problems that it could possibly prevent and it is a voilation of a man's rights to the sanctity of his body and sexuality. Luckily for parents now, there is the vast powers of the internet to access truthful information that has been carefully hidden by the medical profession. Just as that information is easily accessible to you, it will be accessible to your sons. This has also become a very contentious issue and there is a flood of information in the media as they are begining to catch on. It will only increase in the future and it will become impossible to avoid it.
Currently in the media is the normal debate about the issue but there are also other items including the man who sued his circumciser and won, the Supreme Court case in N. Dakota where the Chief Justice has indicated that the boys civil rights have been violated, the recent death of the boy in British Columbia, the recent death of circumcision accident victim David Reimer and the very strong statements against circumcision by the CPS. The 13 states that have defunded Medicaid funding for the procedure has also made the news in the last several years. NOT in the news is the boy who died in Utah early last year and the boy in Florida who is currently comatose battling an infection from his circumsion. If he dies, there may or may not be a news report on it. The numerous circumcision deaths that happen here every year are usually carefully hidden from public view. The doctors do not want it publically known about the deaths and the parents also don't want it on the news media that their son died from a surgery that was done for purely cosmetic purposes and had no health benefit.
Is the natural male organ male organ problematical and is circumcision almost inevitable at some point in the man's life? Well, only in America. Detailed records have been kept for years in Scandanavia and those records indicate that at most, about 6 men per 100,000 men may need a circumcision at some point in their life. So why do we hear of so many circumcisions in America? Well, first there are the issues noted above that clearly not medical. The other reason is that in the past, so many men have been circumcised at birth in the last 50 years that many doctors have never seen a complete natural man and thus, they have not taken the time and effort to learn to treat them. I have been advising on this issue for several years and have had 30 or more mothers report that their doctor has recommended a circumcision or even insisted on it. In every single case, the boy was absolutely normal and only in two cases was there an actual infection which were both resolved in a matter of days with medication only. In one of those cases, it appears that the doctor was intentionally not giving medication to make a circumcision eventually necessary and in the other, it appears that the doctor did not know how to diagnose the problem. The most frequent diagnosis is "tight foreskin" or phimosis and 99%+ of the time, this diagnosis is wrong. Even though there have been numerous studies that show the contrary, one writer wrote that all boys should have retractile foreskins by age three and that seems to be the only one anybody reads. It is absolutely wrong and is the cause of the vast majority of post natal circumcisions.
Is an intact man naturally dirty? No, no more so than a woman. The hygiene issues are exactly the same. Any genital secretions and odors are essentially the same in quantity and quality for a man as for a woman. Daily bathing will easily take care of them for a man just as they will for a woman. The only difference in hygiene for an intact man is that he will grasp his foreskin between his finger and thumb and pull it back. From that point on, there is absolutely no difference, period.