|So, just rambling here, but intactavists believe sex that includes a prepuce is ideal. Just guessing Jews believe sex without one is ideal b/c that is what God intends for his people. After all, this life is just the lobby of the real house they will end up in.
You know, I think about the "I got formula and I am just fine" thing, too. I think it's different, but I could be wrong.
I was a teen in the 70's, in my 20's in the 80's. Sex, drugs, rock and roll, and pre-AIDs. I have, ahem, been around the block a few times. Some of my partners were circ-ed, some not.
In truth, as you know, every man has a different penis. Some are curved, fat, thin, long, short. Each one of those men has a different sexual experience based on his "equipment". Mostly the same, but a little different.
Although I understand the assumption that men who are cird-ed have lost something, I am not sure that it is really true for men who don't believe it. Yes, they don't know what they are missing, how it would be different. Clearly intact men can't compare to circ-ed men, either, and some intact men choose to circ as adults because they want that experience.
For us to say that their experience is not really valid, when they feel whole, complete and not damaged, seems incredibly arrogant. Its like telling a mom with a C-section that she didn't really experience birth. Of course she did. Not the way I did, but in her own way. Many women choose sections, and are happy with their choice. I may not agree, and I may feel that they have suffered an irrevocable loss, but what does that mean if they don't agree? How can I be the arbiter of all that is worthwhile in birthing?
Truthfully we all give up experiences based on the choices we make. I can't say for sure that my children would not have been happier if I had gone to work and provided them more things. Maybe they would. It is my personal value that having me available is more important, but I can't live an alternate life to see if that value is truth. So while I may feel that a working mother is losing something valuable, I can't claim to know that she is. If she herself feels that her life is more meaningful and complete because she works, who am I to say that she only thinks that because she hasn't experienced staying home?
I totally do not agree with RIC. I see no reason it should be done, and I think that parents should be actively educated about the risks and needlessness of having it done. However, I don't think it's my place to tell a circ-ed man that he is wrong in thinking he wasn't affected. If he thinks he was negatively affected, then he was. If he doesn't think he was, then in what way is he, except in my mind, according to my value and belief system?
Different doesn't have to be wrong. A circ-ed man experiences sex differently, but not neccessarily wrongly, just as a well endowed man experiences sex differently, but not neccessarily wrongly.
I am also just rambling. It just strikes me as wrong, somehow, to pronounce that all men have suffered when they don't feel they have suffered. There are a thousand and one life choices that might make me happier than the life I am actually living. The fact that I am happy with my life and my choices shouldn't be dismissed because I haven't experienced every other option before choosing.