Originally Posted by Shiloh
sorry ignorant question maybe but really are babies are still circd without anesthetic or pain killers? (I know thats the way it was done with dh's generation, but no one I've known so far in the last 10 years who has has not had pain meds or anesthetics)
My son's doctor said, when we had the "do you want to circ?" conversation, was that he didn't use any painkillers/anesthesia when he circ'd because it caused swelling and made the circ harder to do. I about fell over from shock, and was one of the many many many deciding factors for me to not circ my son.
Then there is the factor of IF anesthesia was given, what happens when it wears off. Anyone who has had dental work with novocaine used can attest to this. Novocaine just delays the pain, and that is why the dentist usually gives a perscription for painkillers for when the pain hits you hard. What do babies get?--a little bit of tylenol and a sugar coated pacifier...
To the OP, most of the reasons why i chose not to circ my son have been mentioned here throughout the thread, but recently i have added a new reason why because of my intact fiance'. Now I am glad for my son's future partner(s) because his future partner(s) will also benefit in bedroom relations. Because all of my previous male partners were circ, relations were difficult at times because their penises worked like plungers and pulled moisture out of me and dry relations HURT! Relations with my fiance' can best be described as "silky"!