The plusses you have probably read:
Myth: The studies that show this lowers UTI's the test subjects were primarily premies who were circed. That and the chance of an intact male has a lower chance of a UTI than an intact girl.
Also, countries that perform female circumcisions claim they also lower UTI's.
Lower's chances of STD's:
Myth: Condoms do this. The recent studies in africa have been debunked by the respectable medical community. The only publishes that this study are getting are ones that the backers are paying for. No free medical publication has published the findings of this study. This is the Aids study I am talking about.
The study is faulty because they took 2 equal groups of men. Circumcized 1/2 of them and then sent them on their way and studied their findings. Well the intact men were having sex during the first 8-12 weeks it took the circumcized men to recover from their surgery.
They cut the study short because the circumcized men were winding up getting HIV at a faster rate than the Intact men, if they would have continued the study to its completion it would have reversed the results but the backers were wanting to Prove Circ was better, not get true scientific facts.
Onto the pros of intact.
The Foreskin is a prepuce. It is actually adhered to the head of the penis for the first 3-13 years of a childs life. It can detatch earlier but it is rare.
This prepuce is designed to keep bacteria and bad things away from the head of the penis, as well as protect it from outside damage. It is a protective layer of skin.
The head of a penis is actually intended to be an internal organ. Much like the Clitoris. The clitoris CAN be exposed to air, but for the most part it remains behind the safety of the clitoral hood, which is similar but not equal to the forskin.
The head of the penis is supposed to be kept moist. When you circumcize someone it removes this. It causes the head of the penis to dry out, and rub against foreign surfaces constantly. This causes the head of the penis to becom scarred and katerinized. It actually desensitizes the penis. Men will say 'I orgasm just fine'
That may be true, but sex for a man should be similar to sex for a woman. A woman typically enjoys the entire act, the orgasm is the culmination of the act. A man only looks forward to the orgasm in their experiance if they are circumcized. If a man is intact he enjoys the entire experiance more.
Some men who have restored their forskins through excerises you can find at www.norm.org
have claimed that they can now feel the actualy differences in the different areas of the vagina during intercourse. This is because restoring the foreskin helps to restore the feeling in the glans/head of the penis.
Onto the foreskin itself. It is almost 50% of the skin of the penis full of erotic and sensual nerves. It is not just a usesless piece of skin. It is used during masturbation. Foreplay and Intercourse. It gives pleasure to the person who owns it during these acts. It has 3 pieces. The foreskin/Ridged Band/Mucousal skin.
The foreskin is the elastic outer protective coating, the mucousal skin is nearly identicle to the type of tissue found underneath the eyelid and the ridged band is the tip of the foreskin that will help to keep the foreskin tight when flacid.
When circumcized you lose the mucousal skin and the ridged band, they can not be recovered during the restoration process.
Another piece that is lost during the Circumcision is the frenulum. It is similar to the piece of skin that attatches your gums to your lower lip in the front of your mouth, or the piece that attatches the tounge to the bottom of the mouth.
On an intact penis this is found at the base of the head. It is the most sensitive part of the penis, and is destroyed during a circumcision. You may find that the man you are with is slightly more sensitive in this place even if he is circumcized, but it is utterly different for men who are intact. And this is destroyed and can never be recovered.
80% of the worlds population is intact.
80% of the worlds viagra is sold in america
of that 20% of the world that is circumcized? over 17% of them reside in america.
Think that viagra sales correlate to circumcision?
Erectyle dysfunction is more rampant in younger demographics in america than reported in other countries.
I was circumcized when I was a baby. I wish I wasn't.
This is a surgery that can not be undone, it should be left to the person who owns the penis when they are old enough to sign their own papers if they want to get it done......
It is a cosmetic surgery. Majority of the medical insurance companies in america will not pay for this because it is 'elective' which means 'cosmetic' or 'unnessesary'
Doesn't it seem insane that we would put our children through a major surgery within a week of being alive just because of cosmetics?
One last thing...... 200 babies world wide die of circ's a year (statistically) and yes, a few of those are in the states.... more than a few actually.... but they put the cause of death as 'Bleeding to death' or 'complications to a circumcision'.......
no children bleed to death a year due to having a foreskin, there is a risk of death in EVERY surgery...... why risk it?