Originally Posted by buckeyedoc
I'm thinking that some of us girls might not be so lovely down below if we are unable to care for ourselves at that point, so it's not an intact penis issue IMO...
That's true--we wouldn't be. I believe, however, that you missed my point, which was that improper hygiene due to disability is blamed on the inherent qualities of the foreskin, not on the disability.
One of the unpleasant duties of nurses' aides in nursing homes is to bathe their clients who are unable to wash themselves anymore. Too often on this board, I have seen that this is used as an excuse for circumcising newborns, the fear that they will become gross old men. That is what I was referring to above. I do NOT think that this should be used as an excuse for mutilating newborns.