Here are my answers to some of the usual questions:
1)how hard is it to take care of an uncir penis?
Extremely easy. I have never had to do ANYTHING with ds' penis. I just bath him (no special care needed in that area) like you would a girl I guess (probably easier as there are no 'nooks and crannies' ).
2)My mother said a 16 yr old boy isn't going to want to take extra care of himself, is it that big of a deal.
It's really no work at all. I takes 2 seconds to pull the foreskin back and wash in the shower. (dh is intact so I know lol)
We also have to pull our labiae apart to wash (parts of genitalia are naturally 'inside' and protected) - it's just as easy for them.
3)Did you ever think of the above question?
yes, but I knew how easy it is because all the men in my family are intact (dh, my brothers, my dad, etc - no one has any problems )
4)Are you worried how he'll feel if he's different then most of the other boys?
no, it's not an issue here in Europe, there are almost no circ'ed boys (except for traditional Jews and Moslems). Here, circ'ed boys are very much in the minority.
5)Please give me just ONE MAIN reason why you choose to make the choice you did. JUST ONE please.
Because I believe that we are born with an amazing, perfect body in which all parts (including the foreskin) are important and have their function(s). As such the foreskin is a vital organ of my son's body. It belongs to him and he was born perfect just the way he is.
(ETA: I had my son in Germany, where infant circumcision does not exist, doctors there will not circ a healthy boy, so it wasn't really an option/ decision to make anyway which I was perfectly happy with.)
The following web sites and books are just a few of the excellent sources for more circumcision information:www.nocirc.orgwww.noharmm.orgwww.norm.orgwww.cirp.orgwww.circumcision.org
A Doctor Re-examines Circumcision by Thomas J. Ritter, M.D. and George C. Denniston, M.D.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision by Paul Fleiss, M.D. and Frederick M. Hodges, D.Phil
Questioning Circumcision - A Jewish Perspective by Ronald Goldman, Ph.D.
Sex As Nature Intended It by Kristen O'Hara with Jeffery O'Hara